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Nicki Minaj’s Brother Found Guilty in Child Rape Case

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 4:00pm

Nicki Minaj’s brother, Jelani Maraj, 38, was found guilt of predatory sexual assault after repeatedly raping his former 11-year-old step daughter at his Long Island home.

Jurors delivered the verdict Thursday, November 9 at the end of Maraj’s monthlong trial.The defense claimed the allegations were fabricated in attempt to shake down Nicki for $25 million. However, Prosecutors say DNA evidence found in the little girl’s pajama’s groin area support the allegations. The girl’s little brother testified that he witnessed an assault, and the girl gave a very graphic testimony.

His lawyers said they will appeal. Neither Maraj or his sister testified, but his mother did supporting the claim that this case is an extortion.

Maraj is facing 25 years to life in prison. His sentence will go down on December 14.

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Tony Rock is Set to Host New BET Series ‘Black Card Revoked’

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:42pm

Tony Rock has been tapped to host forthcoming BET television series Black Card Revoked.

Black Card Revoked is a nostalgia-filled game show which tests your knowledge on pop culture, entertainment, politics, and historic facts from a Black person’s perspective.

Each episode will have three teams, each with a celebrity and contestant partner. Similar to the game, a piece of your Black card gets revoked for every incorrect answer. So if the players have never seen Friday or Boyz in the Hood, it’s gonna be some trouble. Each team is playing for a chance to win $10,000.

Production for the series will begin at the top of next year in Los Angeles.

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Diddy and DJ Khaled Inks Deal for Music Competition Series, ‘The Four’

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:28pm

The Source reported back in September that Diddy and DJ Khaled were negotiating a deal for a Hip Hop talent search television series. It appears that they’ve inked the deal and will be on your small screens next year.

The show is called The Four and will showcase four contestants as they climb to the top. The winner will join forces with the star-studded panel of judges to help launch their music career. Aside from Diddy and DJ Khaled, the judges include Charlie Walk and the fourth judge is between Fergie, Meghan Trainor, and Bebe Raxha according to TMZ.

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Eminem Teases Forthcoming Single, “Walk on Water”

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:58am

Details about Eminem’s forthcoming album Revival is under the tightest wraps. But it looks like Em is dropping hints in regards to his new single.

The Detroit emcee posted a picture on Instagram of a prescription that read: “‘Walk on Water’ … Take as needed”. It’s unclear whether the “take as needed” message is a play on the prescription, or if it’s an actual message for fans to take this clue as needed. Either way, fans presumed that it’s the first single off his forthcoming album Revival.

Last month, Slim Shady’s manager Paul Rosenberg teased the album’s title while promoting Yealwolf’s Trial By Fire on Instagram. Rosenberg held a physical copy of the project in front of a window, with an ad for a drug called ‘Revival’ hanging in the background. Similar to Eminem’s Instagram post which has his signature backwards ‘E’.

Fans are still waiting for confirmation of the album, but until then we can count on the Internet police to put these clues together and solve the riddle.

A post shared by Marshall Mathers (@eminem) on Nov 8, 2017 at 11:39am PST

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Snapchat is Creating a New Android App for 2018

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:23am

Snapchat is gearing up for the new year with a few changes and updates on the favored social media platform.

Executives of Snap Inc. shared major redesign plans for 2018 at Tuesday’s earnings call. Additionally, they want to take care of Snapchat users and creators. Although they stopped short of sharing too many details, they dropped a few hints about their plans.

Snapchat will become simpler, and more easier to use. “One thing that we have heard over the years is that Snapchat is difficult to understand or hard to use,” said CEO Evan Spiegel Tuesday. “As a result, we are currently redesigning our application to make it easier to use.” The new design is already being tested internally, and will be tested among a group of users before it’s released.

Discovery of Snapchat stories will be personalized based on behavior. Similar to Twitter and Facebook, Spiegel has plans to make it easier for people to discover what they want to watch or what they’re interested in. “Ultimately, what we found is that the best predictor of what people are interested in and want to watch is actually what they’re watching,” he said. “I think there’s an opportunity here for us to create a really great personalized content service.”

Creators will be getting paid for their stories. Snap currently partners with a small group of media partners. The company plans to allow many more users to create money from their stories. Spiegel said “In 2018, we are going to build more distribution and monetization opportunities for these creators in an effort to empower our creative community to express themselves to a larger audience and build a business with their creativity.” This feature will tie into the discovery of personalized stories.

Anyone will be able to create lenses. Snapchat has been killing the game with their dynamic filters. Instagram and Facebook have tried to imitate this feature, but Snap reigns in this area with their partnership with Bitmoji. “We are working hard to democratize Lens creation so that anyone anywhere can create and publish their own Lenses,” said Spiegel. “We can’t wait to see all of the Lenses created by our community!”

Snapchat plans to be Android friendly. Android user’s stories have always been a pain to watch. The company is looking to change that for next year. “To attract more Android users, we are building a new version of our Android application from the ground up that we will launch in select markets before rolling it out widely,” Spiegel said. A new version of the Android app is already being tested internally.

Snapchat wants to expand to a global market and older users. The company has prided itself in being attractive to users who are 34 years old or younger. In addition, its focus was on U.S. based users as well as other English speaking countries. However, considering that the user growth is slow they want to appeal to more users. Said Spiegel: “In order to further scale our user base, we need to accelerate the adoption of our product among Android users, users above the age of 34, and users in the rest of world markets.”

 

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Sean Kingston Claims Relationship With Serena Williams

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:10am

Sean Kingston wants the world to know that he once had a fling with Serena Williams. The “Beautiful Girls” songwriter stopped by BBC Radio 1’s “Smashed With Sloth”, to speak on his first record deal at age 17, Justin Bieber, business, music and the women he’s dated.

When the topic of women came up, Sean was quick to point to tennis legend Serena Williams as the most famous woman he has ever slept with. The supremely athletic and talented Williams was said to have a nurturing spirit during her time with Kingston.

“That was somebody that I really looked to for advice…I used to workout with her,” he said. “She was just always somebody that really, really looked out for me and made sure that I was good.” The 27-year-old explained that Williams (now a mom with fiance Alexis Ohanian at her side), was helpful during his time of recovery from a jet ski accident.

When it comes to the relationship not lasting Kingston attributes it simply to being young. “I knew what I had, but I just didn’t really follow-up on some stuff that I was supposed to follow-up on,” he states. “I was kind of young at the time, and I was being young. She’s older than me so she wanted something different.”

Check out the entire interview below.

 

 

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Woman Caught Bae Slipping, and Attacked him on a Plane

TheSource Feed - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:31am

Words by Shurida Lundi

What would you do if you found out your significant other was cheating? Well, one woman caused a plane to make an emergency landing on it’s way to Bali after finding out her husband was cheating on her.

The woman was traveling with her husband and child from Qatar to Bali by Qatar Airline on Sunday when she did a little snooping. As her husband was sleeping, it was reported that she took his finger to unlock his phone to go through it. This is when she discovered his infidelity. Whether or not she had proof that he was cheating prior to the flight and she wanted clarification is unknown. Under the influence of alcohol, the Iranian woman began to hit her husband.  Several crew members tried to calm down the woman but failed to do so. After these failed attempts, the pilot landed in Chennai, India to diffuse the situation. The husband, wife and child were kicked off the plane and the remainder of the passengers flew to Bali.

The man and the passengers all learned if they didn’t know already, the severe consequences of cheating.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Re-Signs With Nike, New Signature Shoe Coming

TheSource Feed - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:21am

The sneaker bidding war for the NBA’s next big star is over. Giannis Antetokounmpo, known to many simply as “The Greek Freak,” will re-sign with Nike.

The Milwaukee Bucks All-Star, who’s initial four-year contract expired on October 1, recently confirmed on Twitter  that he has signed a long-term deal that will see him remain with Nike.

Family. Loyalty. Legacy. Excited to announce my long-term partnership with @NikeBasketball #FamilyOverEverything @Thanasis_ante43 pic.twitter.com/remyaTVuhZ

— GiannisAntetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) November 7, 2017

One of the key components in the re-signing of the Bucks’ young prodigy was the agreement that Nike will release a signature shoe for the player in the 2018-19 season, with a lucrative pay raise likely added in to sweeten the deal. The process of producing a signature shoe usually takes around 16-18 months. Although great news indeed for the “The Greek Freak,” we’ll be sure to see his ever-growing fan base rock his own personal shoe come next year.

The 22-year-old spent much of his summer being pursued by major brands, before taking some extra time to make his decision privately following the unfortunate and sudden passing of his father last month.

As a result, Giannis is set to join the likes of LeBron JamesKevin DurantKyrie Irving and Kobe Bryant as NBA luminaries who have been lucky enough to have their own signature Nike shoe.

Giannis has spent most of the last two seasons or so wearing Nike’s Kobe X Low sneakers.

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Tyrese Reportedly Never Received $5 Million From Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

TheSource Feed - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:41am

Tyrese took to Instagram to thank Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith for donating $5 million to keep him “afloat” and help him stop using social media as a personal diary. TMZ reported that The Smiths never gave the Fast and Furious star any money.

Tyrese wrote in a now deleted Instagram post, “You’ve guys asked me to get off and stay off the Internet now that my daughters legal fees will be paid. I will listen.” Well he obviously didn’t listen by telling social media his good news, and sources close to the couple are saying that it’s not even true.

Black Ty is good friends with Will and Jada, but apparently not that good of friends to receive a couple M’s. However, they are reportedly concerned that the singer-turned-actor is having a breakdown.

So who did give Tyrese the $5 million? Did he ever receive that money? Is he really broke? Find out on the next episode of Dragon Ball Z.

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Prince’s Teal Blue Cloud Guitar Commands $700K at Auction

TheSource Feed - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:28am

Prince is immortalized as one of music’s top performers.

Some can carry a tune, some have immense stage presence, Others are true musicians, who’s skills encompasses an assortment of instruments. The Purple Rain rock star could do all three. Before uttering a single word over the mic, he captivated audiences around the globe with his eclectic style of dress and a variety of handcrafted custom guitars. Developing a notoriety, the iconic guitarist had a reputation which commanded attention at every show regardless of the location.

Julien’s Live Auction House says a guitar that Prince used in the late 1980s and into the 1990s has been sold for $700,000. Setting a new record for the highest amount paid for one of the late rock star’s one-of-a-kind guitars.

Based in Los Angeles, the auction house projected the storied teal blue Cloud guitar would sell between $60,000-$80,000. Prince selflessly donated the guitar in 1994 to benefit Los Angeles earthquake relief. Based on the numbers, even with $80,000 taken into consideration, The teal       Cloud surpassed predictions by a whopping $620,000.

Prince’s ‘Yellow Cloud’ guitar raked up a cool $137,500 at auction in 2016.

Who can forget Prince as “The Kid” in the 1984 classic Purple Rain. However the movie revealed something greater than the artist himself. We are introduced to the arguably the most famous guitar in music history. “That’s what a guitar is really, at least in the rock world,” proclaims Dave Rusan, the original craftsmen behind what would become known in Prince-ly lore as the Cloud guitar—one of four he crafted in the mid-’80s. “It’s so much more than just part of a costume. It’s a means of expression, power, identity, you name it,” he added.

Andy Beech, who crafted the teal blue cloud, designed 31 guitars for Prince throughout his career.

Forever in our hearts, Prince lives on.

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Happy 20-Something Birthday SZA!

TheSource Feed - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:26am

Words by Shurida Lundi

Women love her because she makes music about things we want to say but are afraid to, and men love her because she has big hair, a big voice and cute little freckles. Stuck in those 20-somethings, Happy 27th Birthday SZA!

Born as a Muslim in St. Louis, but raised in New Jersey, Solána Imani Rowe has been on the music scene for some time, but it is her recently-released album CTRL that really put her on the map.

In 2012, she released her debut EP See.SZA.Run, and her second EP S which caught the attention of record label Top Dawg Entertainment.

Even though she sings about wishing to be a ‘Normal Girl’, we love SZA the way she is. Her eclectic sounds and her laid back style are refreshing to the R&B world. SZA has performed at the BET Awards, nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s VMA’s and has racked up four nominations at this year’s Soul Train Awards. CTRL is certified gold, ‘Love Galore’ featuring Travis Scott is platinum, and two of her songs ‘Quicksand’ and ‘Supermodel’ were featured on the Insecure Season 2 soundtrack.

With her vulnerability, ability to talk about topics most women won’t talk about and unapologetic attitude, SZA will stick around in this music game for a while. She’s already working on her second album. Seems like those 20-somethings aren’t so terrible after all.

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Studies Link Lead in Flint Water to Increased Miscarriage Rate

TheSource Feed - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:09am

In recent times, researchers examining the Flint water crisis have found a significant increase in fetal deaths and reduced pregnancies in Flint since April 2014.

In April 2014, government officials of the city of Flint switched its water supply to the lead-contaminated Flint River without adding and metal pretreatment “chemicals”.

According to the World Health Organization, “lead in a pregnant person’s blood can affect embryo development.”

A research study was done by health economists and assistant professors David Slusky (University of Kansas) and Daniel Grossman (West Virginia University) show since April of 2014, the fertility rate among women in Flint has decreased by 12 percent, and fetal death rates have been hiked by percent.

Ever since moving to Flint in June 2014, Nakiya Wakes (42) has miscarried two sets of twins, one just last month in October. Wakes was portrayed in the Queen Latifah starred movie, Flint,  about one woman’s struggle with the manufactured crisis. Her first miscarriage occurred in 2015, just one year after moving to the city of Flint.

Rachel Lauren (30), a woman who has had four healthy pregnancies moved to Flint in November 2013. According to Rewire, she miscarried last month after facing an episode of excessive bleeding. Doctors found an amniotic sac inside of her, confirming her miscarriage. When pregnant with her now 11-month-old child, tests revealed Lauren to have high levels of lead and she now fears to get her daughter tested.

In lieu of the crisis’ detrimental effect on reproductive health, local activist Melissa Mays tells Rewire:

It’s sad because we have no idea what the heavy metals, carcinogenic byproducts, bacteria, and whatever else we have been, and are still being, exposed to has done to our bodies. Will our sons have low sperm counts? How many young girls will not be able to become mothers because their eggs are poisoned? We just don’t know, and the State of Michigan just wants to sweep it all under the rug like it’s all in the past.

Flint residents are not prone to taking the use of water for granted. Much own strict distrust towards the use the city’s water and have solely depended on bottled water, but remain wary.

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Callin’ It Quits: Jill Scott Files For Divorce And Restraining Order Against Husband

TheSource Feed - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:01am

Words by Megan Ambers

Jill Scott is walking away from her marriage of only 14 months and it is already getting messy. The same day that the singer filed for separation against her soon-to-be ex husband Mike Dobson, she also filed for a restraining order against him.

Under the restrictions of the order, Scott nor Dobson can threaten, stalk nor harass one another or say anything that can be deemed as disrespectful of one another in front of their children. The couple also can not destroy or hide any hard drives, computers or hide any assets that was accumulated during their union.

Scott filed for a divorce from Dobson back in September after only being married for a little over a year. She cites “irreconcilable differences” and “inappropriate marital conduct that such further cohabitation would be unsafe and improper.” Which could imply that there could have been infidelity, verbal or physical abuse to cruel treatment and sexual impropriety. Scott says she has a prenup with Dobson and wants the Judge to enforce it. Dobson claims that he was blindsided by the divorce filing, yet he agrees that the couple had hit a rough spot and separating was the best choice. Although he had the understanding that the couple would work on their marriage.

Dobson spoke exclusively to Bossip, stating:

She’s an evil woman, I’m telling you. It’s like what Jill Scott wants, Jill Scott gets. People are in her ear, and if someone comes in to challenge the dumb sh*t, they made me be the bad guy and that got me outta there. She’s got issues. There’s no men in that family, there’s only women. And when a man comes in, it’s like a challenge. She’s made other men look bad, but I’m not the one. She likes to have men that she can control. You’re not gonna control me. What’s right is right, and what’s wrong is wrong.

Jill Scott has not spoken publicly of her divorce.

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Is Kanye About To Enter The Streaming Wars?

TheSource Feed - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 9:56am

“Stadium status. My big brother was B.I.G.’s brother. Used to be Dame and Biggs’ brother. Who was Hip-Hop brother, who was No I.D. friend. No I.D. my mentor, not let the story begin.”

Kanye West has unapologetically blazed his path in the years following his Graduation. Becoming a father and husband to only woman who can command as much star-power as Beyoncé. There once was a time Ye’ was just the “producer.”

Now his name is a commodity.

Yeezy Season clothing line, signature Adidas Yeezy 350 Boost, he can be partying in Paris while people stand in Calabasas socks.

Now as December marks the fourth quarter of 2017, Ye looks to diversify his portfolio early in the third quarter with a “Yeezy Sound” streaming platform.  He claims big brother Jay and Tidal owe him $3.5 million in unpaid advances and bonuses for The Life of Pablo. The College Dropout may have studying big brother closely , because according to trademark documents, it appears Mr. West might be making plans to start his own streaming service.

Ye’ filed for a trademark this month called “Yeezy Sound” for purposes that include “streaming of music, audio, images, video and other multimedia content over the internet.” This means that Kanye could potentially show Tidal and Jay-Z he is no longer the round-faced “young grasshopper.”

The application states the trademark would be for the purposes of ‘streaming of music, audio, images, video and other multimedia content over the internet.’

At the moment we can’t decisively call this a Prince-style solo venture purely to market the curated Yeezy Sound or whether he would be looking to gather his own stable of talent. Sway give us a call if you know.

The family had a brief but public feud when Ye lashed out at Jay and Bey’ on stage where stated:

“Jay Z called me, bro! You still ain’t calling me. Jay Z, call me… Jay Z, I know you got killers. Please don’t send them at my head. Just call me. Talk to me like a man!”

 

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E-40 Sues Author Who Stole “Captain Save A Hoe” Phrase

TheSource Feed - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 9:32am

Words by Megan Ambers

Bay Area rapper E-40 is not playing with his money, as he launches a lawsuit against author and radio personality Erika Kane.

According to TMZ, the rapper decided to sue Kane, who wrote the book Captain Save A Hoe under the moniker iikane, because she and her publishers stole the name from his song track, “Captain Save A Hoe.” The track appeared on his 1993 project The Mailman. E-40 claims that he owns the rights to the phrase and the author unrightfully stole it for her own monetary gain. He is requesting that a Judge pulls the book from the shelves, but also reward him with any profits Kane has made from the book.

The book that was published on October 31, circulates around a man by the name of George, or also known as Captain Save A Hoe. According to the summary of the story on Amazon, “Georgie becomes the best of the best, hairstyling everyone from his transgender uncle to A-list Hollywood stars. But all isn’t right in the world of Georgie.” The summary continues to explain that the protagonist, despite becoming obsessed with money and drugs, he falls in love with a woman named Anya, who happens to be a prostitute. Which pretty much explains the title of the book.

Attorneys for Erika Kane had no comment on the matter.

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Iggy Azalea Keeps It Real With Fans On Twitter

TheSource Feed - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 9:28am

Words by Megan Ambers

The “Mo Bounce” rapper Iggy Azalea keeps it trill with her fans as she flexes her twitter hands yesterday. Taking time out of her busy schedule to not only announce the title of her new album, but to squash any misconceptions concerning herself. After a fan asked the rapper if the impending album was still going to be titled, “Digital Distortion“, Iggy confirmed that the album title has been changed to “Surviving the summer.

Iggy then goes on a barrage of tweets , sharing that the album is completed and that’s all she is choosing to share about it. The rapper also confirmed that she will not be releasing any more music through her label until next year. She explained that the album, despite the title, is not a summer theme record. The 27 year-old Australian rapper continued the batch of tweets, referring to mixtape sites claiming to have copies of her album “4 my Ratz“. Apparently Iggy was trolling with a fan when the fan asked what to named the four tracks of hers, that was released this year. Azalea suggested to the fan to name the album, “For My Ratz”, along with a beautiful black and white headshot of herself as the album cover. A tweet that many websites took as a confirmation of an album and post it online. “I need some kind of trolling award, cause I just woke up and there are actual mixtape sites hosting ‘4 my Ratz’

Back in October, Azalea deaded rumors that she and NFL star Odell Beckham, Jr. were dating.

Stop trying to make me and Odell a thing. We weren’t dating back in May and we aren’t dating now. I can’t sit back and let you all drag my name in the mud talking about how I am someone’s f*ck friend, when I’ve done noooooooothingggggg but mind my business.

Back in May, rumors started to circulate that Beckham and Azalea were dating. Accusing the rapper for being the reason behind Beckham missing several practice dates. Beckham allegedly was spotted partying with Azalea, while his team was working out in New Jersey. Beckham has not confirmed nor denied any relations with Iggy.

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Chris Rock Exits to a Silent Crowd After Sexual Harassment Jokes

TheSource Feed - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 9:13am

Chris Rock struck a couple of nerves, mostly those of women, after his shelling sexual harassment jokes last week. Last Thursday night (Nov. 2), Rock performed at the Comedy Cellar in New York City and clinched to sexual harassment based content out of influence from the raging Harvey Weinstein allegations.

According to Page Six, the comedian said he won’t hire women anymore because he would need a crew of witnesses around him at all times to avoid being accused of rape. Not even a cleaning lady would serve as an exception for Rock’s staff.

“They cry rape because they want money,” says Rock who immediately got called out as being a “sexist pig” by audience members, who ended up getting kicked out of the venue.

“I’ve seen him before and he was hysterical, but this wasn’t funny at all,” a female audience member told Page Six.

The “sexist pig” call out didn’t stop Rock from his focused topic. Page Six reports Rock said he felt the wrath of Harvey Weinstein. “Weinstein fucked with me by trying to have me star in the worst movies of all time.”

Making reference to roles he declined didn’t change the climate of the Comedy Cellar audience. Rock exited to a tense silent crowd, leaving his friend Jeff Ross the task to revive the crowd back to comfort.

“Now that we got that Chris Rock kid out of the way….,” Ross jokes leading his performance.

Prior to the end of his performance, while waiting to go on, Rock asked Ross for a fresh topic, and Ross yelled for the comedian to, “talk about growing up in Brooklyn,” a topic his notable show Everybody Hates Chris is based on.

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Tiffany Haddish Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’: #HerStory

TheSource Feed - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 9:07am

This Saturday (Nov. 11th), Tiffany Haddish will make #HerStory as the first black female comedian to host Saturday Night Live.

It has been quite a year for Haddish, who broke out in stardom after her waggish lead in the summer stunner film, Girls Trip. Her remarkable performance gained wide applause due to her ability to rise alongside power actresses Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Regina Hall. The film became the first black directed/produced film to gross immensely at the domestic box office, hitting the monetary rate of $113.3 million.

With Taylor Swift performing as the musical guest for the night, Haddish is bound to bring a distinct tenor to late-night television on Saturday night, pending an uproar on social media. The following Saturday, Chance the Rapper and Eminem will take the leads of SNL, adding on to the sketch show’s audience reach goal.

Haddish was highly favored on the now-canceled sitcom, The Carmichael Show as Nekeisha the estranged wife of Bobby Carmichael, and has since continued to reign. She is set to co-star opposite Tracy Morgan in a forthcoming TBS show, The Last O.G., and will reunite with Girls Trip director Malcolm D. Lee in 2018 for comedy film Night School alongside Kevin Hart.

She is also releasing her book, The Last Black Unicorn, a collective a humorous personal essays, next month (December).

This Saturday, 11/11 on #SNL!! Can you believe I will be the very #first black female comedian host?!? #SheReady Photographer: @eltonandersonjr @creatorsofcolor Stylist: @bryonjavar Designer: @styland Shoes: @loribluofficial Hair: @alexander_armand Makeup: @rebekahaladdin

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Brooklyn Jury Says That 5Pointz Graffiti Mecca Was Illegally Destroyed

TheSource Feed - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 7:31am

After almost 50 years of pop culture history, graffiti has finally been recognized as an art form by the law of the land.

A Brooklyn jury unanimously reached a decision that the 5Pointz outdoor graffiti gallery in Long Island City, Queens was destroyed and whitewashed by NYC real estate developer Jerry Wolkoff. The finding by the jury, in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, will serve as a recommendation to the judge who presided over the case and who will render a final verdict.

For the better part of 20 years, 5Pointz, a complex of buildings in Long Island City, was a New York rarity: an aesthetic collaboration between the developer, Jerry Wolkoff, and a scrappy crew of graffiti artists that not only became an offbeat tourist destination, but also helped transform the neighborhood into a thriving residential enclave. Though it eventually became what a lawyer for the artists called the “world’s largest open-air aerosol museum,” its existence was always predicated on Mr. Wolkoff tearing it down and turning the buildings into luxury apartments, which he ultimately did in 2014.

When the artists learned about the demolition, they filed suit against Mr. Wolkoff in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, accusing him of violating the Visual Artists Rights Act, which has been used to protect public art of “recognized stature” created on someone else’s property. During the trial, the artists’ lawyer, Eric Baum, claimed that Mr. Wolkoff had failed to give his clients the proper 90-day notice before he destroyed their work by sending in a team of workers one night to cover it in a coat of white paint.

Even though the jury rendered its decision after hearing three weeks of testimony, near the end of the trial both Mr. Baum and Mr. Ebert agreed that Judge Frederic Block, who presided over the case, should take its verdict only as a recommendation. Judge Block has asked both sides to submit court papers in the coming weeks about the validity of the verdict, at which point he will issue a final decision and, if warranted, force Mr. Wolkoff to pay the artists damages.

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These 7 SZA Lyrics Will Make You Feel Like the HBIC

TheSource Feed - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 7:00am

SZA’s debut album Ctrl secured her spot as one of the best breakthrough artist of the year. Although she has been down with Kendrick Lamar’s TDE for years, she’s now getting love from the mainstream world.

The album spawned singles like “Drew Barrymore”, “Love Galore”, and “The Weekend” that does a good job expressing a girls feelings following a heartbreak. But there are some other hidden gems within this project that will help her get over that heart ache. In honor of the singer’s birthday today, we will be exploring 7 SZA lyrics that will help you channel your inner Beyonce, and make you feel like the head b**ch in charge.

“Supermodel”

Let me tell you a secret/I been secretly banging your homeboy/While you were in Vegas/All up on Valentine’s Day

Imagine how much control you have over your ex-boyfriend’s emotions if you revealed to him that you been secretly banging his homeboy. This was an “unladylike” line for SZA to say but this is something that men do to women all the time. The guy will either call you a garden tool, or be really hurt about it. Either way, he’ll be all up in his feelings.

“Doves in the Wind”

Real n*ggas do not deserve pussy/Meaning it’s more, you see right through the walls/Ain’t talking bout pussy/Meaning you deserve the whole box of chocolates

This line is still kind of still confusing. But it’s definitely an ego stroker to guys and will have them at your will.

“Go Gina”

I mean really, it’s same me, it’s old me/You know? Same shit/I’ve been on the low key grinding (grinding grinding grinding)/Learning on the low key shining

This line hits home for every woman who was slacking, and got back on her A game. You go girl!

“Garden (Say It Like That)”

If you don’t like me, you don’t have to fool with me/You don’t have to talk about me or treat me mean/I don’t have to treat you mean/I just stay out of your way/That’s the way you work that one

The outro was the most empowering part of the entire song. Women have a tendency of being naturally catty towards each other, when that’s not necessary.

“Broken Clocks”

Why you still talking ’bout me like we together?/I moved on for the better/You moved on to whoever

Time doesn’t go backwards, and neither should you. Leave that clown in the dust and move to bigger and better things.

“Normal Girl”

This time next year I’ll be living so good/Won’t remember no pain, I swear/Before that you figured out, I was just a normal girl

Sometimes it takes a while to get over a certain person who is no good for you. But when you finally do, you feel like a normal girl again.

“Pretty Little Birds”

I wanna shave my legs for you/I wanna take all of my hair down and let you lay in it/Spread all of my limbs out and let you lay in it

Women don’t traditionally display this type of sexual confidence. Thank you SZA.

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