Lil Wayne Hospitalized After Suffering Multiple Seizures

 

Lil Wayne was hospitalized over the weekend after suffering multiple seizures.

TMZ reports that the 34-year old rapper, born Dwayne Carter, was found unconscious at the Westin Hotel in Chicago on Sunday, September 3. 

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial hospital, where he had another seizure.

Wayne’s team wanted to have him discharged Sunday night so he could perform at Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub in Las Vegas later that evening, but doctors ruled against it.

The “How To Love” hit maker has a history of seizures over the years due to epilepsy.

His team told TMZ that he is currently resting.

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50 Cent Wants His New Show To Be New “In Living Color”

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50 Cent is aiming to use his new variety show to discover top talent, just like comedy series “In Living Color” did back in the 1990s.

 

The legendary U.S. sketch show ran from 1990 to 1994 and is credited with launching the comedy careers of Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, and David Alan Grier, while Jennifer Lopez got her big break as a member of the show’s dance crew “The Fly Girls,” for which actress Rosie Perez served as choreographer.

 

50 Cent wants to emulate the success of the program, created by funnymen Keenen and Damon Wayans, with his new late night series “50 Central,” which will feature various sketch comedy pieces, celebrity guests, musical performances, and pranks.

“I was trying to compare it to ‘In Living Color’ out the gate because ‘In Living Color’ broke so many big talents, and I like to think that it’s gonna be the new version of that,” the rap superstar told U.S. breakfast show “Good Morning America.”

 

“It’s almost a talent search; I’ve found people from all across the country, the cast and everybody. It’s exciting,” 50 said.

“50 Central” will also include guest stars showing off hidden talents, but 50 Cent, who will serve as the host of the series, insists viewers won’t get the chance to see his secret skill – his fancy footwork.

“I got moves,” he admitted. “I can dance, but I don’t do it because it’s bad for my image. People look at you different when you do the mamba (sic)…”

 

Referencing his pal Floyd Mayweather, Jr.’s stint on U.S. reality show “Dancing with the Stars” back in 2007, he continued, “Floyd did Dancing with the Stars and I had a ball with him after that. I was like, ‘What is you doing, champ (sic)? You box, you don’t dance!’ He did a good job, but, you know…!”

“50 Central,” which will be executive produced the “In Da Club” hitmaker via his G-Unit Film & Television company, debuts on America’s BET network in late September.

Kendrick Lamar Originally Scrapped His Fiery VMA Performance Over Costs

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Kendrick Lamar had plans to perform his fiery set at the VMA’s on tour, but he couldn’t afford the costs. Rapper Kendrick Lamar’s fiery performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards was only made possible after prize-giving bosses agreed to cover the cost of insurance.

The hip-hop star, who led all nominees heading into Sunday night’s show with eight nods, opened the ceremony with renditions of his hits “DNA” and “Humble” on a stage covered in fire, as stunt performers ran up a wall of flames.

 

Kendrick’s longtime collaborator and music video director Dave Free reveals the sizzling set was something he had wanted to pull off for the hitmaker’s current DAMN tour, but limitations on their insurance contract meant they had to can the idea – until the VMAs.

“The insurance policy didn’t cover it,” Free laughed to MTV backstage at the California ceremony. “So VMAs came through for the insurance policy. Everything worked out so we’re just blessed to be a part of it here tonight.”

 

The fiery performance kicked off a triumphant night for Kendrick, Free, and their fellow collaborator, filmmaker Dave Meyers, as the rapper won six awards, including Best Direction, Best Visual Effects, and the coveted Video of the Year for “Humble.”

After collecting his sixth prize with Free and Meyers by his side, Kendrick told MTV he was in awe of the recognition.

“We’ve been rockin’ together for years…,” he said. “I’ve been watching (Meyers) since ninth grade, so to be on this stage, on this platform, in this moment, is a surreal moment for sure.”

“Humble” also earned Kendrick and his team the Best Hip Hop Video, Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction honors

Lil Wayne Claims He Can Drop ‘Tha Carter V’ At Anytime!

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Will Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’ drop before the end of 2017, or will it drop early 2018?

Despite Lil Wayne’s lengthy legal battle with Birdman and Cash Money, Tunechi has now revealed that he now has the authority over when the long-awaited ‘Tha Carter V’ will be released.

During an interview with Q93, Wayne gave an update on the project.

“Of course you’re going to see Tha Carter V. I just don’t want to put it out the wrong way. Honestly, I can do what I want at any time. The fans deserve it to be right and that’s how it’s gonna be. I’ma make sure it’s right. I can drop whatever I want to drop. That’s why I keep dropping whatever I want to drop. But I’m not gonna give them Carter V the wrong way,” said Wayne.

Apparently the project is complete, and Wayne is just awaiting a great and planned roll out.

“It’s on the shelf, just ready to drop. I ain’t gotta do that. I move on and keep it moving and give them what I’m doing right now. Carter V is ready to be listened to. It’s just gotta be listened to the right way and like I said, I’m not gonna give it to them wrong,” he added.

According to Lil Twist, ‘Tha Carter V’ is fire, and Wayne is working with Mannie Freshagain.

We all wonder when the litigation between Wayne and Birdman will end. I wonder have they truly made any progress since Wayne has control over the project now.

Does Drake Want That Old Thing Back With Rihanna?

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We feel Drizzy’s pain because it seems like it would be almost impossible to get over bad gal RiRi.  I think we are still unclear as to why Drake and Rihanna split, and we are unclear about whether or not they were ever a real couple to begin with.

Whatever happened between these two, it seems like the 6 God is still not over bad gal RiRi!

I swear Rihanna seems like one of the girls that someone could never get over.

Furthermore, Drake posted some in-his-feelings photos to Instagram. You know the fans aka the Instagram police notice everything, so most couldn’t help but to notice the fact that Drake was wearing Rihanna socks from her collab with Stance.

He even captioned the photo “Trabajo” which is Spanish for work, the title of their collaborative hit that brought them back together for more than just music.

Did Drake put in an early request, or did Ri just bless him with some early?

Do you think Rihanna should give Drake another chance?

Word on the curb is that Rihanna wants Drake to understand that she’s moved on with her love life and with her new boo Hassan Jameel.

I’m sure they are still good friends though!

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN’ Spends 18th Straight Week In The Top 5 On Album Chart

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Kendrick Lamar continues to make a solid case for DAMN to be named album of the year.

Besides being one of 2017’s best-reviewed music projects, the LP is a huge commercial success as well.

After leading the Billboard 200 for the fourth nonconsecutive weekDAMN fell back to #2 on the latest chart.

Kesha’s Rainbow topped the tally with 116,000 equivalent album units, but Lamar collected another 43,000 units in the past week to take the runner-up spot.

That second place position on the Billboard 200 means DAMN has spent 18 straight weeks in the Top 5.

DJ Khaled’s Grateful remains at #3, Khalid’s American Teen reaches a new high at #4, and Moneybagg Yo’s Federal 3X debuts at #5.

Chance The Rapper Named To Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” List For 2017

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He’s the second youngest selection for this year’s rankings of the most influential young business people. Chancellor “Chance The Rapper” Bennett is being recognized as one of the most influential young people in business. Fortune placed the Hip Hop artist on the 2017 edition of its “40 Under 40” list.

Chance came in at #29 on this year’s ranking. The publication acknowledged the entertainer for “subverting the music industry’s traditional business model” as well as his monetary relationships with Nestle, Nike, Twitter, and Apple Music.

At just 24, Chance is the second youngest member of the ’17 selections. Ethereum’s 23-year-old co-founder Vitalik Buterin was also chosen for the “40 Under 40” list (#10).

In addition, Serena Williams (#7), Kevin Hart (#17) and Tristan Walker (#33) were picked by Fortune for the honor.

France’s new president Emmanuel Macron landed at #1, followed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

JAY-Z Performs ‘4:44′ For The First Time, Honors Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington At V Festival

Jay-Z returned to the stage as he headlined V Festival in Staffordshire, England on Saturday night. He performed some 4:44 tracks live for the very first time, including “Kill Jay Z,” “The Story Of O.J.,” “Family Feud,” and “Smile.” Hov also paid tribute to his late collaborator Chester Bennington by performing “Numb/Encore”.

Next up for Hov is Philadelphia’s Made in America Festival, which he’s co-headlining with J. Cole, on September 2-3. His 4:44 Tour kicks off the following month on October 27.

Rap Star Mystikal IS Formally Charged With Rape; $2 Million Bond Set

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Mystikal is charged with Rape after Shreveport Police issue an arrest warrant for the rapper.

UPDATE: Mystikal is now accused of rape. Police obtained warrants for the 46-year-old rapper and 26-year-old Averweone Holman. They are charged with one count each of First Degree Rape. Bond was set at $2 million each.  Mystikal has run afoul of the law and is a wanted man, according to police.

Shreveport Police have issued an arrest warrant for the rapper, who is wanted for a sexually related charge from an incident that happened in October.

While police spokesperson Cpl. Angie Willhite refused to elaborate, KSLA reports that the incident stems from the rapper’s stop in Shreveport on the Legends of Hip-Hop” tour.

While the nature of the charges are not known, Mystikal is no stranger to the law.

In 2003, Mystikal’s rising career was interrupted, when he was sentenced to six years in prison for sexual battery and extortion, after he forced a female employee to tape herself engaged in sex acts.

 

According to reports, the alleged rape occurred because the victim accepted checks against the rapper’s bank account even though she knew he didn’t authorize them.

The extortion charges stem from Mystikal allegedly soliciting the woman for sex, under the condition that he wouldn’t turn her into the police for her crime.

The rapper also served two months in jail for violating his probation, after he was arrested for domestic abuse in February of 2010