In a few days, musician Davido will be turning 24 years old and he’s already celebrating by being generous with his team. He apparently purchased some of the newly released iPhone X while in Lebanon presently and shared snaps of himself gifting it to them. More photos below.
Keke Palmer, who rose to fame in 2006 after her breakthrough role in ‘Akeelah and the Bee’ shared the photo above via IG and wrote;
I find it to be such a contradiction to expect someone to be a role model but deny them the human right of being a REAL person. What is more admirable than being truthful in a world full of LIES? How can you be good for the children if you do not tell them the truth? How can you allow for them to see themselves in your shoes when you try to present something “perfect” that only makes them feel inadequate? How do you teach them what coexisting is when you constantly reject what’s different? What’s wrong with relating to the youth and delivering them empowering messages in THEIR voice? That’s why so many messages slip through our fingers because it’s being told only ONE WAY. If I preach the word in a hip hop record is it not gospel because it is spoken with a different tongue? The heart is the heart always. I find it much more inclusive and considerate when you try to reach people where THEY are, instead of trying to force them to reach you where you are
Actor, Tyrese Gibson won his court battle over custody of his 10-year-old daughter on Friday, after a judge denied his ex’s request for a permanent restraining order against him, which would have severely restricted his access to his daughter, Shayla.
Norma had claimed that Tyrese physically abused their 10-year-old daughter, claiming he beat her up 12 to 16 times, owever.
Child services initially launched their investigation into Gibson after Norma, who was married to him from 2007 to 2009, accused the actor of abusing their daughter on Aug. 19, claiming in court documents that Tyrese “pushed our daughter to the ground, pinned her face down, put his knees on her back, grabbed her hands with one arm and beat her with the other.”
Tyrese denied the allegation, saying he only struck her once on the bottom, and that Norma was just being vindictive.
On Friday, the judge ruled that both Tyrese and his ex Norma Gibson will have equal joint custody of their daughter starting in January. Until then,both sides have worked out a visitation schedule that will allow Tyrese to see Shayla over the holidays.
Tyrese Gibson is presently in an ongoing bitter courtroom feud with ex-wife, Norma Mitchell Gibson over their 10-year-old daughter Shayla, and has submitted legal documents detailing how much he’s currently worth….with a revelation that he spends more than he earns. Read TMZ’s report below.
Tyrese Gibson is not only on the ropes emotionally, but financially as well.
Tyrese submitted legal docs to the court in his ongoing war with ex-wife Norma Gibson, detailing his financials.
The actor pulls in $105,686 every month. That’s sweet, except when you look at what he spends. Tyrese says his monthly nut is $107,576, which puts him in the red.
The docs say Tyrese has $884,658 in the bank. He also has real property worth around $1.7 mil.
There’s another problem … he owes his lawyers $133,750.
Kendrick Lamar covers the new Forbes “30 Under 30” issue, which was accompanied by an interview with senior editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg.
It’s an interesting and wide ranging piece.
K Dot talks about his musical influences, how he got his start in the business, falling in love with hip hop at four-years old, being mentored by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and Dr. Dre, mumble rap, mistakes he’s made along the way and Barack Obama.
One of the questions posed to him by Greenburg had to do with being labeled a conscious rapper. The “Humble” hit maker answered it by quoting 50 Cent.
“Everybody have they own opinions, but … I always go back to what 50 Cent said, and it always stuck with me. And when he said it, it made an even more valid point. He said, ‘We all are conscious, whether you’re doing gangsta rap, whether you’re doing so called conscious rap, whether you doing whatever genre you may in because you have a post, you alive and you’re telling your true feelings … these are your true thoughts and you’re conscious of them, and you’re aware of them. You are conscious, as simple as that.’ When he said that, that inspired me to not only recognize my own influence on what I have with my people.”
To read the full interviews head over to Forbes
Singer Jordin Sparks, who rose to fame after winning the sixth season of American Idol, secretly wed her boyfriend Dana Isaiah, 25, in mid-July and they’re currently expecting their first child.
Jordin, 27, confirmed this to PEOPLE magazine, revealing that they eloped while on Vacation in Hawaii. They also bonded quickly, when they initially met, over their tight-knit families and shared Christian faith
“We’re both really excited. He’s been like, ‘I want to shout it from the mountain tops!’ We’re really proud to be married to each other and to be celebrating this,” says Jordin Sparks about finally opening up about their happy news.
Isiaiah met Jordin for the first time over Easter weekend and she revealed that she fell in love in her head.
“A couple days after we had actually met, I was like in my head ‘That’s going to be my husband! That’s my husband right there. When I’m with him, I feel comfort and safety and calm and peace, and those aren’t things that I normally felt. So it was a little wake-up call for me.”
On July 16, they eloped while on vacation in Hawaii with a small group of friends.
“It just more solidifies the whole team sentiment of a relationship,” says Sparks. “You know you’re still individuals, but at the same time everything is about ‘we’ and ‘us’ as opposed to ‘you’ and ‘I.’”
After surprising their loved ones with their wedding news, Sparks discovered she was pregnant in late August.
“It’s been really crazy because everything changes. Once we got over the initial shock of it, now again just like it is with the marriage, to be able to share that this amazing thing is happening, it’s such a great thing. We did this together, she said, adding “I’m extremely grateful because life is nuts. This is the best part so far because I have [Dana] and I have this little one and I have a new family. I’m the most content I’ve ever been in my life.
American recording artist, August Alsina is not happy and he’s ranting on twitter blaming his record label, Def Jam for delaying the release of his new album.
August Alsina who hasn’t dropped an album since late 2015 has been preparing for the release of his third studio album release all year is now blaming his label Def Jam for the delay.
The 25-year-old artist said the album will be out next year, but if were up to him it would have been much sooner than that, his tweet reads, “I would love to put my album out but DEF JAM is holding it/me hostage because the system is not up & running until next year so they basically dont exist. The label is just TRASH I will release free music soon but that has been the hold up. Tell Them to FREE ME & the Album.”