Huff Post reports,
17 year old Nasir “Nas” Jones stepped onto the rap scene by declaring he “went to hell for snuffing Jesus” on Main Source’s 1991 posse track “Live at the Barbeque.”
The classic verse not only gained the attention of industry insiders and hip-hop enthusiasts, it also solidified anticipation leading up to the April 19, 1994 release of what would be the rapper’s critically acclaimed debut opus, “Illmatic.”
On Wednesday, in celebration of the 20-year anniversary of Nas’ seminal debut, co-founders Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal opened the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival at New York City’s Beacon Theater with the premiere of “Time Is Illmatic,” a documentary on Nas and his best-known album. Immediately following the film’s screening, Grammy Award-winning singer Alicia Keys introduced the hometown hero by playing the iconic piano melody to “N.Y. State of Mind,” the first song proper on “Illmatic,” which segued into a special performance of the timeless album presented by Beats Music and Hennessy V.S.
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Mimi Faust with her man and Nikko at the private sex tape release party at Aurum in Atlanta last night. I thought you were embarrassed about the video MiMi…I guess you got right with it after you got that first check huh? SMH (I wonder if they showed the video…..)
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Page Six reports,
Jay Z and Beyoncé are launching a stadium tour together after appearing as surprise guests at each other’s gigs recently.
Sources say that hip hop’s royal couple plans to announce a 20-stadium US tour that will start in late June — and that it’s possible the couple could perform in New York on July 4.
The two recently wrapped individual tours that supported their latest albums: Jay closed out 52 dates for his “Magna Carta… Holy Grail” in January, while Bey wrapped her “Mrs. Carter Show” tour in March.
The couple has performed their hit single, “Drunk in Love,” together at a string of high-profile shows, including this year’s Grammy Awards, a DirecTV Super Bowl party and Beyoncé’s O2 Arena gig in London on Feb. 28.
“Scandal” star Columbus Short has a scandal brewing of his own…he is kicked out of his house and his wife filed for divorce after he allegedly put a knife to her throat and said he would kill her and himself.
TMZ reports, Short got into it with his wife April 7 at their Chatsworth home, where she claims he came into her room intoxicated with a wine bottle in hand, acted like he was going to hit her with the bottle and then unloaded the wine on her.
Tuere Short claims Columbus then ran to the kitchen for a knife, pinned her to the couch and began choking her. She says he then demanded they play a game he called “Truth or Truth.” He allegedly said if she lied he would stab her in the leg.
She says he then started naming men he believed she was having affairs with. She denied them all but he allegedly then put the knife to her throat and threatened murder/suicide. As she tried escaping she says he slashed her tire.
The restraining order requires Columbus to move out of the house. We’ve learned cops were there today to ensure the peace as he moved out.
Tuere also filed for divorce Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for sole custody of their 2-year-old daughter.
In addition to the incident April 7th, Short has been charged with criminal domestic violence and child abuse for allegedly abusing Tuere while their child and his son were in the house. He pled not guilty. And he was arrested for yet another alleged domestic violence incident a few weeks earlier.
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams had a warrant out for her arrest and has turned herself in…but not before she got her face beat for her mug shot, according to TMZ.
Sources say she turned herself in to the Fulton County Sheriff to be booked for simple battery … a misdemeanor.
Porsha was released immediately after posting her $2,000 bail. She paid cash.
Affiliated rapper with Wu-Tang Clan cut off his penis and then jumped off a second story balcony in what is believed to be a suicide attempt, according TMZ.
Sources say cops were called to an apartment building in North Hollywood at around 1:00 AM and found Christ Bearer, aka Andre Johnson, on the sidewalk critically injured.
Christ Bearer is a member of the rap group Northstar … a group discovered by members of Wu-Tang Clan. Two members of a group Bearer collaborates with live in the same apartment building and tell TMZ they were there early this morning when Christ Bearer suddenly — without warning — cut off his penis and jumped off the balcony. They say they were not on “any hard drugs that would cause him to do such a thing.”
The two men say they rushed downstairs and Christ Bearer had already jumped up and began screaming incoherently.
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams has a warrant out for her arrest, according to TMZ.
ATL cops are going after Porsha over a fight she had with Kenya Moore on the set of the show. Porsha allegedly attacked Kenya, who filed a police report. The show has the raw footage, and that was enough to charge Porsha with misdemeanor battery.
Porsha’s lawyer, Joe Habachy, tells TMZ she will surrender Thursday.
Sources say Porsha plans to go after … she wants the D.A. to file felony aggravated assault charges against Moore.