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Jacob Latimore Releases “Don’t Wanna Leave” Feat. Mulatto [VIDEO]

Actor and R&B vocalist Jacob Latimore has been releasing some really hot singles this year! His music is so soulful and the sound evokes feelings of nostalgia. When you think of real R&B music, his name falls under that category and he is an artist to definitely keep your eyes on. The talented 23-year-old released his album “Connection 2” back in April of this year and has been keeping fans on their toes since then delivering dope visuals to the tracks all while wrapping up Season 3 of  “The Chi”.

His latest visual, “Don’t Wanna Leave” dropped at midnight and gives the ladies a reminder of what it feels like to have a man that’s not afraid to cater to your needs, no matter what you been through in the relationship. Ladies you know sometimes you get upset with a good man, but then you’re reminded that he has been good to you so you don’t want to leave, and your heart brings you right back.

The visual opens up with beautiful Fall scenes and Jacob singing,

“Pick out what you want….you know I got racks on me so pick out what you want….you know I like watching you when you look undecided…all this drip around you…you feel like you drowning…don’t wanna leave…you don’t wanna leave no more…don’t wanna leave…you don’t wanna leave no more…I stay on your mind…who make you feel like this?”

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Jacob Latimore - Don't Wanna Leave
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The visual also features Hip Hop Recording Artist Mulatto, who is best known for winning the competition on the reality series, The Rap Game, produced by Jermaine Dupri and Queen Latifah.

We’re looking forward to much more from the talented young Actor/Artist and be sure to catch him in the upcoming film, “Like A Boss” starring Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, and Salma Hayek which is set to hit theaters January 10, 2020.

Check out the Video below & Share with us in the Comments your Thoughts!

 

 

Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Found Guilty of Copying Christian Rap Song

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Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” copied a 2009 Christian rap song, a jury found on Monday.

via ABC:

Monday’s decision returned by a nine-member federal jury in a Los Angeles courtroom came five years after Marcus Gray and two co-authors first sued alleging “Dark Horse” stole from “Joyful Noise,” a song Gray released under the stage name Flame.

The case now goes to a penalty phase, where the jury will decide how much the plaintiffs are owed for copyright infringement.

Gray’s attorneys argued that the beat and instrumental line featured through nearly half of “Dark Horse” are substantially similar to those of “Joyful Noise.”

“Dark Horse,” a hybrid of pop, trap and hip-hop sounds that was the third single of Perry’s 2013 album “Prism,” spent four weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2014, and earned Perry a Grammy nomination.

Perry’s attorneys argued that the song sections in question represent the kind of simple musical elements that if found to be subject to copyright would hurt music and all songwriters.

“They’re trying to own basic building blocks of music, the alphabet of music that should be available to everyone,” Perry’s lawyer Christine Lepera said during closing arguments Thursday.

Perry and the song’s co-authors, including her producer Dr. Luke, testified during the seven-day trial that none of them had heard the song or heard of Gray before the lawsuit, nor did they listen to Christian music.

Gray’s attorneys had only to demonstrate, however, that “Joyful Noise” had wide dissemination and could have been heard by Perry and her co-authors, and provide as evidence that it had millions of plays on YouTube and Spotify, and that the album it’s included on was nominated for a Grammy.

“They’re trying to shove Mr. Gray into some gospel music alleyway that no one ever visits,” said plaintiffs’ attorney Michael A. Kahn during closing arguments, when he also pointed out that Perry had begun her career as a Christian artist.

The 34-year-old pop superstar and “American Idol” judge brought laughs to the proceedings when she testified during its second day, and her lawyers were having technical troubles getting “Dark Horse” to play in the courtroom.

“I could perform it live,” Perry said.

No performance was necessary after the audio issues were fixed. Jurors heard both songs played back-to-back in their entirety at the end of closing arguments this week.

Perry was not present for the reading of the verdict Monday afternoon.

Listen to the similarities in both songs below.

Tisha Campbell’s Ex-Husband Duane Martin Claims She’s Mentally Unstable

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Tisha Campbell and Duane Martin’s divorce is looking really bad!

Earlier in their proceedings, she accused Duane of stealing — and now he says she’s only accusing him because she’s having mental breakdowns.

via TMZ:

Tisha’s ex also claims she’s not herself anymore and says she’s been “fabricating stories that clearly are untrue.” Duane also claims she’s been “raging” against others.

According to the docs, Duane’s legal team had to take breaks during Tisha’s deposition because she was unable to control her emotions.

A source close to Tisha calls the new allegations “nonsense” and a continuation of the “gaslighting” he did to her throughout their marriage. We’re also told Tisha’s working on a new sitcom set to debut in the fall, plus a couple of high-profile reality shows.”

 

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Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals She ‘Had an Unhealthy Relationship to Porn’ [Video]

Jada Pinkett Smith says she was addicted to porn in a new episode of Red Table Talk.

via Complex:

“I wasn’t in a relationship when I had a porn addiction, believe it or not, thank goodness,” Pinkett Smith said to her co-hosts, daughter, Willow Smith, and mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones.

Pinkett Smith continued, “I actually feel like I was using ‘addiction’ a little lightly. And maybe I’ll say now that I had an unhealthy relationship to porn at one point in my life where I was trying to practice abstinence.”

The actress has been married to Will Smith for almost 22 years, and said she ended up using porn because she felt an “emptiness,” adding that porn gave her “false expectations” when connecting with partners.

In the 23-minute episode, Pinkett Smith, Willow, and Banfield-Jones talked about the shame surrounding the enjoyment of porn, but how an addiction to porn can negatively impact a person’s career and personal relationships.

Watch the full episode below.

Nipsey Hussle’s Baby Mama Is Ready to Fight for Control of His Estate

Nipsey Hussle’s baby mama is not only fighting for custody of their daughter Emani — but now she might be coming for control over his estate!

Nipsey’s brother is to be appointed to administer his estate, but according to reports Tanisha plans to object and may nominate herself.

Sources connected to Tanisha Foster tell TMZ, she will not accept Sam Asghedom, Nipsey’s brother, as the manager of the late rapper’s fortune, which Sam estimates at $2 million. Sam filed legal docs, saying Nipsey died without a will, and he wants to be appointed the administrator of his brother’s estate. A judge is set to rule on Sam’s request June 10.

Under California law, Nipsey’s children would share equally in his estate. In addition to 10-year-old Emani, the child Nipsey had with Tanisha, he left behind 2-year-old Kross, who’s mother is Lauren London. So, each would get around $1 million, less fees and taxes.

Tanisha is fighting for custody of Emani, and if she’s successful, she would have some power in handling the money and would probably be entitled to use some of it to provide for the child. A judge has temporarily blocked Tanisha from having physical custody of Emani … the child is currently living with Nipsey’s sister. Our sources say Tanisha has tentatively decided to ask the probate judge to continue the hearing so she can get clarity on the custody case. We’re told there is bad blood between Tanisha and Nipsey’s family, and she will almost certainly end up objecting to Sam becoming the administrator.

Issa Rae Engaged to Longtime Boyfriend Louis Diame

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Issa Rae is engaged!

The 34-year-old actress is set to marry longtime boyfriend Louis Diame.

via People:

Rae’s Insecure costars Jay Ellis and Yvonne Orji confirmed the news while walking the red carpet at the 2019 NAACP Image Awards over the weekend.

“We’re very excited for her,” Orji told Entertainment Tonight ,with Ellis adding, “We all found out in different ways because we’re all on different text chains. We talk at different times, so we all found out at different times in different ways.”

Orji said she couldn’t be more excited for her on-screen best friend.

“The reaction was all the same, like, ‘You out here in these streets getting married, boo!?’ That was the reaction,” she said.

Rae also attended the NAACP Image Awards, but she did not comment on her current relationship status. Her rep is not commenting.

And during her appearance on The View on Monday, she played coy when asked about her ring, saying, “I have a lot of rings on my fingers.”

Rumors of her engagement first began to swirl after she was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her recent Essence magazine cover.

Rae and Diame have largely kept their relationship out of the spotlight, though the businessman has accompanied the actress on several red carpets over the years.

Rae has said that she prefers to keep her personal life private.

“I get so much feedback about everything,” she told Marie Claire last year. “The one thing I don’t need feedback on is who I’m sleeping with.”

While speaking with Vogue, Rae expressed a similar sentiment, saying she isn’t interested in hearing fans “input” about her love life.

“I don’t want any input,” she said. “As a writer, you put everything on the table. I’ll take input on kids if I’m going to have kids. How do I not kill the kids? Work? Give me the input. Any other aspect of my life? Give me the input. But who I’m f*cking? No, I don’t need input. I’m good.”

Congrats Issa!

Wendy Williams and Husband Kevin Hunter Are Reportedly Considering Separation

Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter are said to be “laying the groundwork for separation” after 22 years of marriage amid this latest round of infidelity, love child, and relapse rumors.

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via Page Six:

The daytime chat show queen has been married to Hunter since November 1997, a union dogged by rumors of Hunter’s infidelity in recent years.

Now sources say Williams and Hunter are exploring what a separation would look like, even though he remains her long-time manager. They are both partners in Wendy Williams Productions, the company that produces her popular daytime show.

A source told us: “There is a discussion about what happens now — everyone is asking, ‘How can they possibly stay together?’ Wendy still loves Kevin, but her health is at stake.

“They are so tangled up together in business, so they are carefully looking at what a separation could entail. It will be difficult.”

Williams and Hunter own a multi-million-dollar home in Livingston, NJ, and are the parents of 18-year-old son Kevin Jr.

Earlier this month, Williams finally admitted she is battling an addiction to alcohol and drugs — and confirmed that she currently is living in a sober facility in Queens.

We reported how it was Hunter’s decision to send his wife there — much to the concern of others close to her. But she has been allowed out to film her show on weekdays. Next week she’ll be off the air on a hiatus planned before her life spiraled into this new scandal.

“Long week,” Williams said at the beginning of her daily Hot Topics segment on Friday, as she dropped a throat lozenge into her mug.

Hopefully this leads to Wendy Williams being able to finally be free of the drama and get back focus on her life and goals.

Rapper 21 Savage’ Arrested by US Immigration Force

Atlanta rapper 21 Savage has been arrested as of Sunday by immigration officials who say he is illegally present in the United States.

The rapper, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, came to the US in July 2005 aged 12 and failed to leave when his visa expired a year later, officials said.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman said he is being held for removal proceedings.

A CNN reporter quoted an ICE spokesman as saying: “His whole public persona is false”.

“Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” ICE said in a statement. “ICE will now await the outcome of his case before a federal immigration judge to determine future actions.”
An attorney for Abraham-Joseph said his representatives were working to secure his release.
This is a developing story.

‘Love and Hip Hop’ Star Yandy Smith Maced While Protesting Jail Conditions in Brooklyn [VIDEO]

‘Love and Hip Hop’ star Yandy Smith got maced Sunday afternoon while protesting jail conditions.

The reality star was among the crowd protesting outside the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal facility in Brooklyn, when the macing happened. Due to an electrical fire, the Metropolitan Detention Center has been without heat and electricity since January 28th.

via Madame Noire:

During the protest, which was broadcasted live on her Instagram account, she would correspond with the inmates by telling them to bang on their windows as she asked questions. When she asked if they had not received their blankets, the banging was heard loud and clear. When she asked if the heat had not been cut on, they banged, which let us know they were still freezing.

Smith, who was visibly emotional, was outraged at reports from the New York City Mayor’s Office that the inmates were sent blankets and hand-warmers while temperatures were below freezing. The inmates confirmed that they had not received anything. The MDC has been without heat and electricity for about a week, putting inmates are risk for serious health issues. The New York Times noted that inmates with sleep apnea cannot use their sleep machines because there is no electricity, putting them at risk for a stroke. Without electricity, the inmates can’t call their loved ones nor can they request refills for their medication. They also can’t use their toilets and there’s no hot water. Visiting hours have also been canceled. This jail houses over 1,600 men.

This matter hits close to home for Smith, whose husband Mendeecees Harris is currently incarcerated on drug related charges. Smith was also hurt during the protest according to a video that was posted by her close friend.