Story via THEGUARDIAN - A woman who accused R Kelly of sexual abuse has won a civil case by default against the singer, after he failed to respond to her lawsuit and was a no-show in court. The woman, who accused Kelly of repeatedly having sex with her when she was 16, filed the case in Chicago in February, a day before Kelly was arrested on 10 charges of sexual abuse. She is one of four accusers – three of whom were under age at the time of the alleged crimes – at the center of the criminal case against Kelly, according to her lawyer, Jeffrey Deutschman. She is identified as “HW” in criminal court filings. A Chicago judge on Tuesday entered a default ruling against Kelly, according to court records, after he did not respond to the lawsuit and missed the hearing. The judge, Moira Johnson, will hear from the woman at a hearing next month before determining how much Kelly should pay in damages. Kelly’s criminal defense attorney, Steve Greenberg, said he was not involved in the civil litigation and declined to comment. Prosecutors allege Kelly, 52, sexually assaulted three teenage girls as well as a woman. Kelly, who has faced similar allegations for decades, has pleaded not guilty to the charges and denied any wrongdoing. He was acquitted of child sexual abuse images charges in 2008. The lawsuit said Kelly, whose first name is Robert, first met the woman when she was 16 years old and initiated a sexual relationship that lasted for more than a year.
Story via GlobalNews - Kodak Black has cancelled the remainder of his shows on the Canadian leg of the Dying to Live tour after being arrested and charged with possession of a weapon and drugs at the U.S.-Canada border last week in Lewiston, N.Y. The 21-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was set to perform in Montreal on Monday night but did not appear. He was also scheduled to perform in Toronto on April 23 and Vancouver on May 7. The news was confirmed by Live Nation, which attributed the cancellations to “unforeseen circumstances” in a statement published to Facebook. “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Kodak Black shows in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver have been cancelled. Ticketholders can receive refunds at point of purchase,” the statement read. The rapper was put on a US$20,000 cash bond or a $40,000 bond. Kapri was released from the Niagara County Jail last Thursday. Before he was arrested, Kapri and three associates were reportedly attempting to re-enter the U.S. from Canada. New York state troopers were called to investigate after the group was detained by American border patrol officers. Kapri was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana at the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge, according to Buffalo news network WIVB. He was reportedly driving a Cadillac Escalade with a temporary California registration. Upon inspection, authorities found marijuana and an undeclared Glock 9mm pistol, WIVB reported. One of Kapri’s cohorts was reportedly driving a Porsche in which police say they found a gun along with two additional handguns — which were loaded — and a stash of marijuana hidden in its trunk, according to USA Today. Kodak Black attends the 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on Oct. 23, 2018 in New York City. READ MORE: Justin Bieber joins chorus against Laura Ingraham — ‘You should be fired’ In addition to Kapri, three additional men are
#ynwmelly mom gets emotional on Instagram live while listening to his music after hearing her son might be getting the death penalty. Pray for her.
#boosie on the roller coaster w/ his fam
Is #cardib stating faxxxx or fiction??
Story via PAGESIX - Three6Mafia’s DJ Paul has filed a massive plagiarism suit against Travis Scott. In the new lawsuit, the DJ accuses Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend of lifting the hook of Three 6 Mafia’s “Tear da Club Up,” reports The Blast. According to docs obtained by the website, Paul claims that the “f—k da club up, f—k da club up” hook of “No Bystanders,” off Scott’s hit album “Astroworld,” is “virtually identical and strikingly similar” to the one featured on “Tear da Club Up.” Paul also says that the hooks are so alike that when Scott performed the song at the Grammys in February, “f—k” was replaced with “tear.” Paul is seeking “in excess” of $20 million. News of the lawsuit comes days after a jury ruled that Scott owes a Minnesota concert performer $382,932.79 after he failed to perform at a scheduled Super Bowl weekend show in February 2018.
@unitedmasters poses a good question! The payouts for streaming are so low... is it worth signing to a label if u need 53 million streams just to make a million $.... then u have the split the million with the label? Or is being Independent and owning everything urself then distributing ur music via outlets like @unitedmasters the way to go??
#lilnasx might be changing his name in the future to not offend the 🐐
#cardib giving y’all a gospel remix to Clout
#tpain goes off on a man who accused him of allowing his brother to die.
Would u throw ur lil brother a #nbayoungboy themed party?
#lilnasx got the #1 song in the country for 3 weeks straight.
Story via HIP HOP DX - Tyga put an end to his legal battle with Birdman. T-Raww dismissed all claims against Cash Money Records and Young Money Entertainment after suing them for $10 million, according to documents obtained by The Blast. Tyga filed a lawsuit last year in which he claimed the labels owed him money following his 2016 exit. The “Taste” creator sued for a breach of contract, alleging unpaid royalties for 2012’s Careless World and 2013’s Hotel California albums. Cash Money disputed Tyga’s allegations and sought to get the case thrown out by a judge, but a possible settlement was discussed. After settlement talks broke down, Birdman responded to the suit by asserting Tyga actually owed the label money. The Cash Money boss said T-Raww was paid advances that were never recouped. The case was officially closed after Tyga dropped all claims against his former labels
STORY via THE VERGE - Instagram has considered hiding the like count on photos, so audiences can’t see how many people have liked an individual post. An unreleased feature that would publicly hide like counts was spotted today by code hunter Jane Wong, who says the test states that Instagram wants “your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get.” Only the person who posted a photo will be able to see the number of likes it’s received. Instagram says that it has not tested the feature. In a statement to The Verge, an Instagram spokesperson said: “We’re not testing this at the moment, but exploring ways to reduce pressure on Instagram is something we’re always thinking about.” Details of the test come just days after the Independent indicated that the British Information Commissioner’s Office has recommended that social platforms, like Instagram and Snapchat, offer the option to turn off features like likes and “streaks” that encourage users to keep posting. The agency wants to ban these features in order to protect the safety and privacy of the platforms’ youngest users.
#blacchyna out here growing. Y’all think she finna change or .. na?
#meekmill quit Instagram cuz he tired of ppl on here cappin
Y’all can’t clown #gunna designer drip! Looks like he got two of em!
#kodakblack literally turnt super Saiyan