Gucci Mane Files Lawsuit Against Waka Flocka, Deb Antney, Zaytoven & Others for Fraud & Racketeering
Radric Davis also known as “Gucci Mane” has filed a lawsuit against his former manager and artist. Besides Jaquin “Waka Flocka Flame” Malphurs and Debra Antney, the lawsuit also names other talents associated with his 1017 Records, LLC. His longtime producer pal Xavier “Zaytoven” Dodson, Otis “OJ da Juiceman” Jones, Jr., and Khia Stone are the other defendants named in the lawsuit.
The news comes a month or so after being jailed for violation of probation. The incident that landed him in jail occurred shortly after a public out-lash against several of his music peers on Twitter. He later blamed the outburst on his drug addiction and a former manager for the not-so -politically correct tweets.
The feud between Gucci Mane and his artist Waka Flocka has been ongoing for quite some time. He announced that he was dropping Waka from his label and that any other label can buy him for $1 million. So, this new lawsuit isn’t really a surprise.
According to AJC…
The lawsuit claims that Antney took control of the company and along with Malphurs and Stone spawned at least three separate companies without Davis’ consent and, for Malphurs, in direct violation of his artist’s contract.
The complaint claims that Antney stole a ring and necklace from Davis, failed to report tax information on her income, and seized control of his money and assets and used them for herself.
The lawsuit also accuses her of fraudulently inflating the costs of certain record label expenses and using the excess for personal gain.
The group withheld payments and royalties from Davis and Armour as well as records and information about the business of the company, the lawsuit alleges.
“Defendants’ misrepresentations and omissions were made with the intent that plaintiffs rely upon them,” the lawsuit reads. “The plaintiffs relied on the representations and would not have entrusted (the) defendants with their careers and livelihoods otherwise.”
Story still developing…
If you want to party hard with Justin Bieber, you better know how to keep your mouth shut.
According to several reports, Bieber has recently caught a lot of crap from people snitching on him. So, in effort to keep the snitching to a minimum, Bieber threw a big party at his Calabasus, California home and insisted that EVERYONE sign a confidentiality agreement. From the young chicks to the security guy, every person that step foot inside his party had to put down their John Hancock.
In the agreement, partygoers were asked to refrain from texting, tweeting, taking photos, video recording, etc. It is rumored that his $3 million sanction is actually much cheaper than what he has included in the “no snitching” contract in the past. Some say he’s threatened “talkers” with a $5 million sanction at once upon a time.
Regardless of the confidentiality agreement, it is being reported that the police were called out to Bieber’s crib at least three separate times during this most recent party. Neighbors complained about the excessive noise and lingering smell of marijuana.
No arrest were made, however, the police did issue Bieber a citation for disturbing the peace.
Damn Lady GaGa…
The fashionably courageous and talented Lady GaGa couldn’t use her best costume to save her this time. According to the charts, her latest album release ArtPop only secured 260,000 copies sold in its first week. Although fans and other alternative music lovers say her album is good, to her record label the project was a major #FAIL.
Lady GaGa’s last album Born This Way sold over $1 million copies in one week, due largely to a great marketing strategy of selling it on Amazon for just .99 cent. In addition, since her first release in 2008, GaGa has sold over 24 million albums and 125 million singles worldwide. So, what the hell happened this time around?
Some blame the lack of promotion behind ArtPop. But, insiders say that Interscope Records set aside $25 million to help push the project. With hardly any records sold, the record label is being forced to take a loss. When that happens, most companies have no choice but to lay off employees. Because of Lady GaGa’s flop, it is expected that up to 50 or so employees will be let go before the holidays.
Pebbles interview with Wendy Williams last week proved that: 1) Pebbles indeed carried Chanel purses all the time as the TLC biopic reflected, 2) A gag order is preventing her from truly telling her side of the story, 3) She’s pissed off at VH1 too and has plans to take them to court, 4) Condones her daughter’s hatred against Chilli.
Everyone who has followed the TLC story for twenty years expected there to be some backlash from their former manager, but never to this extent. The portrayal of Pebbles in the VH1 biopic, “Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story”, is all a bunch of lies according to the former label executive. She’s clearly on a mission to save what little bit of “good” reputation she has left by appearing on various media shows.
On “The Wendy Williams Show“, Pebbles was given the opportunity to appear and dispel any falsehoods shown in the film. Doing what Wendy is known for, she went straight in for the kill and asked Pebbles the questions that everyone wanted answers for. What Wendy and the viewers didn’t expect is that most of the questions asked would be shot down due to confidentiality agreements and gag orders. Pebbles, honestly, took up air time for no reason at all. Why was she even on the show if she couldn’t directly answer the questions??
Anyway, after the interview, Chilli and T-Boz quickly rebutted some of the things Pebbles did reveal on Wendy’s show. First, the girls released an official statement in denial of the Pebbles allegations that Chilli and L.A. Reid had a sexual encounter back in the day.
“No member of TLC ever slept with or had sexual contact with LA Reid as Perri falsely accused Chilli of on “The Wendy Williams Show.” In fact, Perri had falsely allege the same thing happened with Tionne.”
Pebbles also denied that she solely made the decision to kick Chilli out the group. And that, in fact, it was T-Boz and Left-Eye who decided that they wanted Chilli out because of her constant fraternizing with the “help” [Dallas Austin].
“I would like to confirm that Perri Reid was the only person who ever suggested that Chilli leave TLC. Neither Lisa nor I ever wanted or suggested that.”
At this point, no one knows who is speaking the truth or not. The only thing that we can confirm is that the movie is based on Chilli and T-Boz’s recounts of their past. The film was presented as their “truth”, so how can anyone dispute that.
The pending legal actions against the girls and VH1 is all talk until proved otherwise. If we believe Pebbles, however, she is going to sue so that she can clear her name and make some extra cash while doing it. And that’s not it! During her sit down with Wendy, she stated that she’s working on a book and certain things will be spelled out in detail on what happened between her, TLC and L.A. Reid.
SMH…the saga continues.
Jay Z is undeniably one of the most diversified entertainers when it comes to the businesses he ventures into. As such, it wasn’t the biggest surprise when he launched a sports management agency. With the building of the Barclay Center and recent acquisitions of high profile athletes, Jay Z is determined to leave his mark on the sports world.
Unfortunately, with much reward comes issues. Jay Z is rumored to be under investigation by the Major League Baseball Players Association. According to the regulations of the MLBPA, a sports agents are not supposed to give gifts are money to a player. This tactic is considered a form of persuasion to get that player to continue his representation agreement with that agency. This is exactly what the MLBPA believes happened in the case of New York Yankee Robinson Cano.
In October 2013, Jay Z presented Cano with a Hublot one-of-a-kind ‘Shawn Carter Classic Fusion’ $34,000.00 watch. The watch was given to Cano during his 31st birthday celebration in Belgium. Regulations specify that players who are already clients, should only receive gifts (over $500) after the union has been notified in writing. Jay Z did not do this.
The MLBPA doesn’t deny or confirm that an investigation is taking place. A representative stated that internal matters are not made public.
A spokesperson for Roc Nation sports agency has not responded to these allegations either.
We’ll keep you updated as more information is released.
Artist Mgr ‘Jimmy Henchman’ Rosemond Sentenced to Life + Guerilla Black Gets 9 Years for Credit Card Fraud
Talk about being on their worst behavior…
Last week, an U.S. District Court Judge handed down a life sentence to veteran music manager James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond. Rosemond was found guilty last year for his top-tier involvement in a multi-million dollar drug trafficking ring. The judge believe a life sentence is justified considering the level and intricacies of Henchman’ s drug operation.
“Not all kingpins deserve this, but you certainly do.” Describing Rosemond’s narcotics ring as “astounding in breadth, duration, and intensity,” Gleeson declared that, “You chose this life. And this is the punishment you get,” stated Judge John Gleeson.
If you recall in our September 2011 write-up, Henchman’s operation involved a lot of movement from New York to L.A. and back. The operation took extensive planning, people and resources in order to pull it off for as long as it did. Authorities were surprised at how well thought out Henchman’s operation was.
“According to a report published by the infamous The Smoking Gun website, a shipping company called Rock-It Cargo delivered and received several music cases allegedly containing drugs between 2010 and 2011. The cases were said to have been transported from Interscope’s Los Angeles office to a New York studio. TSG’s report goes on to say that the shipments were delivered to New York and Mr. Rosemonds’ associates would distribute and sale the drugs. The money made from the drugs were then shipped back to L.A. to the Interscope office.” [FULL ARTICLE: Interscope Offices Used As Transport Sport for Drug Trafficking Ring?]
Jimmy Henchman will return to court soon to face another federal indictment for his involvement in a 2009 murder. Law enforcement believe Henchman put a contract hit out on Lovell Fletcher, an industry rival whom Henchman claims assaulted his young son. This trial is set to begin next month.
Henchman was a notable individual in the music industry. He is most well-known for managing artists like Too Short, The Game, and Brandy. He also was involved in the business lives of Mike Tyson, Wyclef Jean, and Rev. Al Sharpton.
In more crime related news…
Guerilla Black, a one-hit wonder rapper from L.A., was sentenced to 9 years in the federal pen. The 35 year old rapper, who’s best known for his 2004 song “Compton” featuring Beenie Man, was taken into custody in early this year for credit card fraud. According to reports, Black faced a host of charges including identity theft, bank fraud, access device fraud, and unauthorized access to a protected computer (in which he committed fraud with). He generated over $150,000 in stolen funds through cards with credit card numbers solicited from hackers in Seattle, Washington.
To start, this is not a post to bash Chris Brown. This is merely an opinion on why his career may soon see its demise.
Over the weekend in D.C., Chris Brown was arrested for allegedly assaulting a man outside of a Washington hotel. The victim was admitted to a nearby hospital and treated for several injuries. Authorities have not released the details of the injuries or his name. But, reports say the assault occurred during a fight that broke out in the midst of Howard Homecoming weekend festivities. Brown was in town to perform at a local club. The school says it was not affiliated with the club party that Brown was to appear.
This arrest is the latest addition to Brown’s list of legal troubles. What is the problem though? Where was the security team that is supposed to protect and prevent him from getting into any altercations? Does Chris still deal with anger management issues? These are a host of questions that a lot of people are pondering. But, the question I keep asking myself is “what is his team doing to prevent situations like this?”
It is clear that Brown deals with his own personal issues. And yes, he is human and chooses to handle situations the way he sees fit. But, at some point, the label or management should be held to some level of accountability. I mean, they are making money off the singer…right?!!
Brown is still on probation from Rihanna’s ordeal. So, those who are apart of his entourage is supposed to take extra strides in making sure he doesn’t get in any trouble. Where were these people when the D.C. fight broke out? Why didn’t his security team step in and do their job?
Only those who were present (and the police) knows what really happened. But, regardless, why was Chris Brown one of the ones to be arrested? He has the most the lose out of anyone. As a “team”, you never supposed to let your star player fall from grace. He’s the money maker. He feeds all of them. Only a hater or jealous team member would set their leader up for failure. IJS…
Hey Chris Brown! You need to reevaluate who is on your team. It is looking like they’re trying to knock you out the game and…UOENO it!
A 33-year old Los Angeles man took his infatuation with pop-star Justin Bieber a little too serious. According to reports, Toby Sheldon set out on this journey in hopes of regaining his youthfulness. Sheldon first began his transformation with hair-thinning transplants, which costs $8,000. The total hair transplant procedure cost him $21,000 after three sessions. Ultimately, Sheldon had his hair line lowered.
The songwriter also spent $5,000 on eyelid surgery. His most recent procedure affected the mouth area – a three part smile surgery. In total, Sheldon has spent over $100,000 in surgeries and says more will occur. Other procedures such as jaw reduction and a nose job will be done in order for Sheldon to achieve Bieber’s boyish looks.
Sheldon claims that he is not the biggest Bieber fan, as many may speculate for undergoing such an expensive route to look the pop star. However, he sites his phobia with getting old and looking it as the main reason behind the surgeries.
Really dude?!! SMH…some people have nothing better else to do with their money. And he doesn’t even look like Justin Bieber after the surgery, not even remotely.
Definition of Ratchet in the Urban Dictionary: A hot mess…
Divorces Round 1: Wife of Timbaland Files for Divorce and she wants it all….
Monique Mosley, wife of Timbaland, says pay up! Timbaland, a popular music mogul who has produced for great artists such as Missy, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake, is worth a reported $80 million. His wife Monique of 5 years and girlfriend of 10, filed for divorce and wants support for her child from a previous relationship. Apparently Monique said she is so low on cash that she had to borrow money for attorney fees. She is seeking a lump sum of money during the divorce hearings and alimony for a life-time.
I’m not sure how this is going to play out but for anybody reading this and who has a acquired a fortune before they get married please consider a prenup. God forbid that anything happens and people have to get divorced , but this goes for both men and women, we all should protect our assets people.
Divorces Round 2: Wife of Paul Hogan aka “Crocodile Dundee” Files for Divorce
Paul Hogan aka “Crocodile Dundee” is getting divorced for the 2nd time. Linda Hogan filed for divorce after 23-years of marriage to her husband. The couple played alongside each other in the legendary movie “Crocodile Dundee”. Linda requested that her name to be changed back to her original maiden name, spousal support and joint legal custody of Chance the couple’s 15 year old son. Paul Hogan went through his first nasty divorce in the 80’s in his native home of Australia.
There must be something brewing in the air because over the past few months’ celebrity couples have been calling it quits and not playing fair. The man we all know and love as ‘Crocodile Dundee” is soon to be just a “Croc” after he ends up giving up half of his $20 million empire. Again, where are the prenups???
Divorces Round 3: Wife of Master P Files for Divorce
It appears that Master P isn’t the only No Limit Soldier in his family. Sonya Miller, wife of Master P, filed for divorce after 24-years and is requesting spousal support. Master P is famous for building the No Limit Empire that made the careers of rap artist such as Mia X, Mystikal, C-Murder and more. The couple has been separated for a while and has had marital issues for years before the final decision to call it off. The couple has 4 children together but could never get around their differences.
I guess the legend Tina Turner said it best “What’s love got to do with It”. Again, where are the prenups???
This week the “Really Award” goes to the “Attorney’s” of Timbaland, Paul Hogan aka “Crocodile Dundee” and Master P. I must say these attorney’s deserve a pat on the back. They are charging by the hour to mitigate what could have been handled in the beginning. Learn the law people so you know when your being had by crooked ratchet people.
Submitted by Dameon Daniels, Content Writer for STACKS Magazine.
Each week Stacks Mag will bring our readers “The Rachet Report”. We will highlight hot topics that have made headline news that make us say “Really?”. We will choose one report to receive the “Really Award” for the most down right rachet thing we have ever heard of. So sit back and enjoy as we bring to you “The Rachet Report”
Definition of Ratchett in the Urban Dictionary: A hot mess
YALE University Poop Bandit
Students in YALE are falling victim of the poop bandit. Yale Daily News, reported they received three complaints that students laundry have been popped in. One victim of this horrific event went as far as taking the feces out of the dryer and taking it to the College Masters office to show her frustration. Students have decided to take a stand and take shifts watching the laundry room in efforts to support each other and not have the same thing keep happening.
SMDH, regardless of where this stupidity happened it’s ignorant and low on some many levels. With everything that’s going on in the world people would waist energy taking craps in people’s laundry. Some people have way too much time on their hands. Please do something more productive like trying to get a life!
Jermaine Jackson buys a $160,000 Ferrari but in debt
Jermaine Jackson is falling but still balling. Apparently, Jermaine Jackson feels like the male version on NeNe Leaks ’cause they both want to show the world that they are “Rich B—h”. The former Jackson Five member and brother of famous icon Michael Jackson was reported buying a $160,000 Ferrari but is in debt nor has he paid his child support. TMZ reports that Mother Katherine Jackson was furious that her son is making such poor financial and responsibility decisions. Mother Katherine was also reported helping the mother of Jermaine’s youngest child financially.
Jermaine is definitely a legend in the music industry, but obviously a dead beat in real time. How could any real man purchase a $160,000 car and his child and ex-wife are broke and living with his mama…. Really Jermaine?
Friday Marks the last day of pay for many Fed Workers
Worse news is that it’s been a little over 10 days since the Government shut-down. Regardless of whose popularity rating is going up, the American people are suffering. NBC news polls reported that most Americans want to vote out the whole Congress. This Friday is the last day of pay for some Government workers which may cause a rippling effect in the economy and could potentially raise crime rates. Government workers that don’t have savings and were blindsided from the shutdown have no clue when they will see another check. NBC interviewed an Arlington, VA furloughed federal worker named Lisa and she stated “I could only pay half of my October rent so that I would have money to get groceries until my next and possibly last check.”
We shouldn’t be pledging allegiance to a land of lies, broken promises and a government that has constantly defrauded the nation.
This week the “Really Award” goes to the “Government” for not even considering the people that voted for you and will eventually turn the tables during the next elections. Congratulations Government! You didn’t think this thing out ’cause pay back is you being voted out and you too will be unemployed.
Submitted by Dameon Daniels, Content Writer for STACKS Magazine.
Charlese Brooks, also known as “Ms. Atlanta”, was pronounced dead in front of a East Atlanta restaurant on Tuesday evening.
News reports revealed that the 34-year old businesswoman and mother of 10 was shot several times after trying to play peacemaker to two women who were in a heated argument. The altercation took place in front of Brick House Restaurant on Bouldercrest Road. The women were arguing apparently over an alleged text message. Brooks tried to break up the altercation.
One of the women left the scene to later return and began firing. Several gunshots hit Brooks. A cousin of Brooks said that she tried to resuscitate by performing CPR, but to no avail. No others were hit.
The gunman immediately fled the scene but later turned herself in to authorities.
Terri Chimon Williams is now charged with Brook’s murder. However, her attorney W. Scott Smith says that more information will come out in court that will prove her innocence.
Family and close friends of “Beasley” (a name in which they called her) all say that she was a beautiful spirit and always willing to help others. Brooks even took on guardianship of five boys and one girl while still raising her four biological kids. Outside of the family unit, Brooks owned several businesses in Atlanta – tax preparation, truck rental, and a used car dealership.
She also was well-known on the music scene, seen around town with artists like Future and Gucci Mane. “Ms. Atlanta” also released a song featuring Gucci Mane called “Who Is Ms. Atlanta?” back in 2010/2011.
As a supporter of music and female entrepreneurship, STACKS Magazine would like to send out deepest condolences to the family of Charlese Brooks. May her soul rest in peace.
Each week Stacks Mag will bring our readers “The Rachet Report”. We will highlight hot topics that have made headline news that make us say “Really?”. We will choose one report to receive the “Really Award” for the most down right rachet thing we have ever heard of. So, sit back and enjoy as we bring to you “The Rachet Report” !
Definition of Ratchett in the Urban Dictionary: A hot mess
O.J. Simpson is back in the News…. O.J. Simpson has been in the news a lot frequently since being acquitted of the 1994 double murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and friend Ronald Goldman. O.J. was later arrested and convicted of the 2008 felony armed robbery and kidnapping charges and sentenced to 33 years. Fox News radio reported that O.J. was allegedly caught stealing cookies from Lovelock Correctional Center in Pershing County where is serving his full sentence. Simpson confessed after a guard confronted him after noticing he was hiding something under his prison clothes.
Why, why, why, O.J?!! Is it not enough that you will be serving the remainder of your life behind bars but to add a petty cookie theft is just plain dumb….
Raised Credit Interest Rates and No Jobs
Credit card rates may go up real soon. The Government shut down has caused a rippling effect to the public from federal agency employees being out of employment to tight stipulations on Credit cards holders. Apparently the Treasury is scheduled to ask investors for $120 billion in loans in the next two weeks. Investors aren’t so sure that (do to the economy) that the government will be able to pay back the loan. So, the American people may pay the price. Investors raised interest rates that affected the economy in 95-96 lasted 28 days.
The government is being so selfish and ignorant to try to prove a point by having a pissing match. Children are suffering and families are out of work trying to figure out how they plan to survive until the government decides to wake up and serve the country properly with…ethics.
Feb 8th baby slapper pleads guilty to simple assault…. Joe Rickey Hundley slapped a 19-month year old baby boy after making a racial slur on a Delta flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta airport. Based on statements from the FBI investigation, Hundley was reportedly not happy about the child on the plane and inquired about the child lap policy. The mother of the child moved to another part of the plane but as it was preparing to land, she moved back to her original seat. As the plane landed, the baby began to cry and Hundley called the child the (N)word twice after being confronted by the parent. Hundley has recently pleaded guilty for an simple assault charge.
So we all know that no matter how people try to sweep the topic under the rug but racism is still real. But regardless of anything, any adult that slaps an innocent child should be tied up and slapped repeatedly and then put in an empty jail cell without any human contact for 6 months. But that’s just my opinion….
For the first time ever, this weeks “Really Award” is a tie between the racist baby slapper Joe Rickey Hundley for just being a “jerk” and The Government for just being a “jerk”. Congratulations “Jerks” I’m done…
Submitted by Dameon Daniels, Content Writer for STACKS Magazine.
Mark Cuban, the outspoken billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, may be facing a hefty fine if found guilty of insider-trading.
Insider trading is the trading of a public company’s stock or other securities (such as bonds or stock options) by individuals with access to non-public information about the company. In various countries insider trading based on inside information is illegal. This is because it is seen as being unfair to other investors who do not have access to the information.
News broke last night that the “Shark Tank” panelist is in hot water with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Apparently, Cuban once owned shares in an Canadian-based search engine company and allegedly sold his shares of stock after he learned that Mamma.com was going to hold an offering. Cuban owned 6 percent of all shares and greedily wanted to protect his money. But, the SEC says that was illegal to sell his shares.
The SEC claims that Cuban promised to not sell his shares. SEC lawyer Jan Felona insists that Cuban violated the law and should face a penalty (not jail time). Felona also believes that it was Cuban’s own inner will to “win” that drove him to committing this federal crime. According to the SEC, Cuban could face a $750,000 fine equivalent to the value of his shares and a penalty fine of $1,500,000.
But, Cuban’s attorney Thomas Melsheimer disputes these allegations.
One of Cuban’s lawyers said that the SEC’s chief witness was lying, and portrayed the case as government overreach.
Cuban ”is going to stand up to them when they call him a liar, he’s going to stand up to them when they call him a cheat,” said the lawyer, Thomas Melsheimer. The government, he said, ”can’t prove a lick” of its case.
Court proceedings began Tuesday morning and could last up to three weeks.
Ok. This is beginning to be a bit much.
Shortly after Joe Odom went on a verbal rampage against the Kardashians in the media, his son contacted him with a verbal assault of his own. According to TMZ, Joe says that Lamar called him pissed off about the things he’d said about him and his relationship with the Kardashians. Joe’s remarks didn’t sit too well with his son. So, to retaliate, Lamar is now refusing to continuing supporting his father.
Joe says that Lamar will no longer pay his $2,900 rent and that he’ll be soon kicked out of his apartment. He anticipates being out on the street by the end of next month.
Do you think Lamar’s refusal is justified? I mean, it’s a shame that will allow his pops to be back out on the streets. With Joe’s history of drug abuse, not being in a safe and healthy environment is the last place he needs to be.
Well, Gucci Mane will be returning to jail to serve some real time y’all. Word around the internet is that on Friday, September 27 a Fulton County judge sentenced the rapper with 183 days in jail. Gucci has been charged with probation violation stemming from previous incidents.
A couple weeks ago, Gucci Mane was out of control on Twitter, in the mall, and later in the streets in which he was later arrested for gun possession, disorderly conduct, and several other charges. The rapper has been known to suffer from dug addiction and allegedly some form of mental illness. He later admitted that the “lean” drug was the cause of his recent outburst and antics. Unfortunately, the drug got the best of Guwop and now he’s headed back to jail.
According to the court documents below, Gucci Mane faces 5 additional charges. If found guilty, we may not see or hear any of Gucci’s for quite some time.
Pray for Gucci yall!
If this isn’t the nastiest and deadliest physical reaction to a drug we’ve ever seen… GROSS!
According to news reports, two cases have been reported in Arizona of drug users who has suffered skin damage due to a new drug on the scene. The drug is called “Krokodil” has caused many deaths because of its deadly mixture of codeine, paint thinner, gasoline, iodine, red phosphorous, and hydrochloric acid. This drug was first discovered in Russia in 2002 and has plagued the country every since. It is believed that over 3 million people use or has used the drug worldwide.
Krokodil is said to be stronger and deadlier than Heroin. Its damaging affects to the human skin is what makes this drug so dangerous. Coined as “the drug that eats junkies”, the two Arizona cases is the first of its kind here in the United States. Officials are very concerned that this drug will become widespread soon.
Watch the video below (warning this is graphic!!!):
That damn K. Michelle know she tickles me. LOL
Earlier Tuesday, news broke that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was looking for the “Love & Hip Hop” star for debt she collected back in 2008 and 2009. In comparison to other celebrities we’ve mentioned on our site before as being culprits of not filing tax returns, K. Michelle’s amount of debt didn’t seem quite so bad.
According to the TMZ, the R&B singer had failed to file her taxes in 2008 which over the years garnered some interest totaling $47,700. Also, she owed $4,700 from 2009. But, K. Michelle took to her Twitter to tell fans that this information was ALL false. In fact, she claimed that YES she has paid off her debt.
“Damn Uncle Sam Why you wanna stick me 4my paper???? Lol. Nice try Bloggers it’s already been settle. Strippers need tax breaks to,” she wrote. (via AllHipHop.com)
She sure did nip that in the bud real quick! Good to see that she’s on top of her financial responsibilities…unlike many others we know.
Each week, STACKS Magazine will bring our readers “The Ratchet Report”. We will highlight hot topics that have made headline news that make us say “Really?”. We will choose one report (or celebrity) to receive the “Really?Award” for the most down right ratchet thing we have ever heard of. So sit back and enjoy as we bring to you “The Ratchet Report” !!
Definition of “Ratchet” in the Urban Dictionary: A hot mess…lol
Lamar Odom is back in the news… Even after his DUI arrest and reports of him checking out of a rehab clinic, Odom was spotted leaving a CVS with a popular homemade crack pipe ingredient. Sources from TMZ reported that Odom was caught on camera coming out of a CVS with the Chore Boy, a copper scrubbing pad that is used to make crack pipes. Although Odom’s driver was holding the bag with the ingredient, reports are speculating that the ingredient had to belong to Odom based on his allegations of drug addiction.
I’m not the sharpest knife in the draw, but if I had the money and resources that Lamar Odom has, there is no way that I would be going to the store and spotted with anything that could incriminate my character. Even if he was allegedly buying Chore Boy for the purposes of making his own crack pipe, why would he go get it himself? Things that make you say hmmmm. Haven’t we learned from the late great Whitney Houston? Deny Deny Deny “Crack is cheap” !
Suge Knight arrested for the…. Well who’s counting….Reports hit the media that Suge Knight was arrested on Wednesday 9/11 for driving with a suspended license. He was pulled over around 12:30am after a LAPD officer noticed Suge allegedly riding two lanes. Although he was sober, Suge didn’t have a license plate on the back of his truck which also raised suspicions from cops. Suge was taken into custody and released on a $20,000 bail.
The well-known producer and CEO of Def Row Records is worth a reported $200,000 and influential in the careers of artist such as Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg. If you have never been to LA, then believe me when I say it’s not a place for Black men under the microscope to get caught slipping. With Suge’s estimated net worth, I’m sure he could have hired a driver or caught a cab however that wasn’t the case in this situation.
Anthony Weiner may have lost the race but still gave the cameras his number one finger!! Weiner lost the New York mayoral race but instead of giving his full concession speech he decided to storm of stage at his election party and flip the cameras the bird. Reporters stated that they weren’t sure if the finger was intended for the press however he has had a string of not so good media.
Weiner was most known for being involved with former sexting partner, Sydney Leathers and a former intern who wrote a tell all book. In my opinion with all of Weiner scandals, this is a piece of cake.
This week “Really Award” goes to Anthony Weiner for flipping off the American public. Does he think he has a chance to run for office again?? If he does, then Good Luck!
“The Ratchet Report” is a weekly signature article courtesy of Dameon Daniels, Content Writer for STACKS Magazine.
LAWD! Well, it is safe to say that legendary DJ Mr. (or Mister) Cee didn’t learn his lesson or received enough treatment after admitting he had an addiction.
Now, news has spread rampant across the music world that Mr. Cee has now officially resigned from his position at Hot 97 NY. Apparently, he recently solicited oral sex from a transsexual prostitute. But, little did know he that the tranney he solicited was a well-known Youtube blogger by the name of Bimbo Winehouse. Bimbo was able to catch audio of the entire order on tape.
On the audio footage, you can hear bits of Mister Cee’s voice offering Bimbo $100 for oral. The two spent time riding around NY trying to find a safe spot (or block) to get the job done. Unfortunately, Bimbo is not actually a prostitute but was quick on his feet when he realized that he was solicited by the DJ. In the audio, Bimbo says he didn’t give oral to the DJ after-all (some may want to dispute that, since there are random breaks in the audio). However, the audi0 hit the internet and has since been heard by the DJ and his employer.
Mister Cee announced his resignation yesterday. “It’s time 4 me to…take care of myself b/c there r situations when i try to do the rt thing, a setback happens.”
Listen to the audio below:
Was it a set-up? Hmmm…no one knows for sure. But, it does seem a little fishy that he would blatantly hop in the car with dude (knowing who he was) and then get out the car at the end and say the man’s name out loud. *side eye*
Anywho, this is sad. SMH…you would think that after the third incident he’d get it together by seeking some “real” help with his addiction. It is very unfortunate for his life to play out like this in front of his peers and the world.
I swear some stuff you read on the internet just make you shake your head.
According to a strange article on AJC.com , school teachers across the U.S. are turning to the internet for extra money.
The service SeekingArrangement is a nationwide online “dating” service that matches “Sugar Daddies” with “Sugar Babies,” many of whom are college students trading their youth, beauty and attention, sexual and otherwise, for cash and other expressions of gratitude from wealthy men in what the company calls “mutually beneficial” relationships.
The founder of the dating service connects the rise in teacher “Sugar Babies” to classroom cuts and decries that teachers have to reach into their own pockets – or those of Sugar Daddies” — to pay for classroom supplies. According to the company, the average registered public school teacher on the site is between the ages of 28 and 33 and asks for $3000 a month in financial assistance.
Here is the official release from the company:
Is Daddy hot for teacher? 40,000 public school teachers are currently seeking financial assistance from sugar daddies according to SeekingArrangement.com.
Atlanta School Public School System ranks high for employing teachers who are moonlighting as Sugar Babies with 311 teachers.
Top Five School Districts For Sugar Teachers
1. Philadelphia City School District
2. Miami-Dade School District
3. Los Angeles County School District
4. Clark County School District
5. New York Public School System
The Sugar Daddy dating website released the statistic after noticing an influx of teachers signing up last month, prior to heading back to school.
“It’s unfortunate what is happening in the American public school systems,” comments Brandon Wade, Founder & CEO of SeekingArrangement.com. “Teachers are placed under enormous pressures to mold the young minds of tomorrow, but are expected to do so with less wages than their peers, and by working longer hours. Then those same teachers are forced to work in underfunded schools, and marginally supplied classrooms.”
The National School Supply and Equipment Association published their annual study in June about teachers’ out-of-pocket spending, reporting that the average teacher spent at least $485 on school supplies for their classroom last year. Meanwhile, the Economic Policy Institute reports that from the period of 1979 to 2003, weekly wages of female teachers have eroded at a rate of 18.5% when compared to other similarly educated and experienced workers.
So, are teachers out here “hoe-ing” for extra cash to buy school supplies? Apparently, they are. SMH. What is the world coming to?
Rumors are swirling around about how not only is he one of the best lyricist ever, but Jay-Z is a great boss too.
According to Allhiphop.com…
Jay Z is making it rain! Fresh off the release of his 12th solo album. Magna Carta…Holy Grail, the music and business mogul has been showing his gratitude with lots of zeros. “Earlier this year he handed out $50,000 bonuses to everyone in his company, which includes assistants and very low-level people,” a Jay Z employee tells Star. “He even promised another bonus for Christmas.”
“He’s extremely generous – most celebrities are super cheap when it comes to running their businesses,” says the insider. “He knows if his employees are happy, it will benefit him in the long run. His only demand was for everyone to have fun with the money.”
This is so very true. Most companies that suffer losses or unmotivated workers are ones that don’t appreciate their workforce. Employees who are given incentives, good health benefits, etc are usually thankful for their job and are willing to put in the extra work to get the job done. So kudos to Jay-Z! If this is true, he truly understands what it means to be an “overall” great person and businessman.
No hate toward the individuals who sign up for these shows in order to advance their careers, but reality television is overrated. In addition to being overrated, the business has succumb to the negativity so much so that we can’t even watch positive shows without labeling them as “boring.” One city, in particular, is the southern version of Hollywood that many actors and actresses are relocating to. This city is Atlanta. Over the past 15 years, the city has grown into this spectacle of hot nightclubs and big business. Atlanta has also become a haven for film/tv production projects.
To help the Georgia economy, the state decided to give tax breaks to film companies. With this came an on-slot of new state-of-the-art production facilities which allowed filmmakers and directors to bring their visions to life. This also led the way for several reality shows to hit the city. The craze started out exciting and entertaining. Now, since more shows are being produced here, it’s has become a bit too much. People, such as myself, are getting tired of seeing Atlanta in the spotlight.
ATL, out of the spotlight…yeah right. That won’t be happening anytime soon. Bravo and VH1, for instance, are bringing new Atlanta-based shows to television by 2014. From what is being said thus far, “The New Atlanta” (formerly titled “Taking Atlanta”) and “Hollywood Exes: ATL” are both suppose to show cast members who are pursuing careers and making the most out of their life. Some may consider this as “positive” television, but we all know there will be a bit of drama. Drama brings the ratings. Atlanta is the breeding ground for foolery nowadays. So it is going to be interesting to see how these shows fare in comparison to other high-rated shows (i.e. “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, “Married to Medicine”, “Love & Hip Hop ATL”, etc).
In case you are wondering what both shows are about, check out what the blogs are saying:
According to BravoTV.com…
Over the course of Season One, The New Atlanta will follow five of the city’s trailblazers as they strive to achieve their dreams, search for love, and find resolutions to heartbreaks from the past. Fighting their way to the top, each hopes to make their mark in the cutthroat industries of fashion, music, event planning and business while taking advantage of Atlanta’s hot social scene.
So who are these movers-and-shakers? Meet the cast of the show below:
A triple threat—actress, singer and model—Africa Miranda is turning heads in Atlanta. Co-creator of the live concept show “The Lipstick Junkies” and the face of several international hair campaigns, her sultry voice and lovely locks have put her front and center in Atlanta’s entertainment industry.
A recent college grad, Alexandra is seen and heard in Atlanta’s hot Electronic Dance Music scene. She is a self-proclaimed “daddy’s girl” on the look-out for a husband who will be able to accommodate her current luxurious lifestyle.
Emily has the looks of the girl next door, but is a force to be reckoned with on her hunt for love. A successful boutique owner, she has quickly emerged as a new leader in Atlanta’s growing fashion industry.
Jevon “Vawn” Sims
Vawn is known in Atlanta’s bustling music industry as the “Go-to-Guy” for artist development and discovering new raw talent. Now writing a book promoting his theories on love and romance, this “bad boy” with “good boy” qualities talks about relationships like never before. His tell-it-like-it-is attitude is one that you will either love or hate.
A partner in an event promotion company, Tribble always has the scoop on the hottest parties in town. An up-and-comer in Atlanta’s entertainment industry, this former arena football quarterback knows what it takes to score on the field but is also looking for a touchdown in love.
Here’s a sneak peek:
“The New Atlanta” will be the second reality show project for Mona Scott-Young (Love & Hip Hop). The show premieres September 17th at 9pm ET.
Apparently, Vh1 is gearing up for a second installment of the “Hollywood Exes” franchise. When the ladies of Los Angeles are off-season, there soon may be a group of Atlanta women who’s going to give viewers exactly what they need.
According to Michelle Brown of StraightfromtheA.com, several sources are saying that Atlanta’s version will have several well-known ladies on the cast. A few members of the cast were apart of ,at some point or another, a very high-profile relationship. Their tumultuous relationships are what made these ladies “somewhat” of a household name. Between the storyline and the celebrity they were married/dated to, this will MOST DEFINITELY make good TV.
Here’s a list of the ladies that is in talks to do the show:
Sheree Buchanan (Ex-wife of former Falcons player Ray Buchanan), Christina Johnson (Ex Wife of Cee-Lo Green), Tameka Foster Raymond (Ex-Wife of Usher Raymond), Kim Elba (Ex-wife of Idris Elba), Monica Ambrose (ex-wife of Ashley Ambrose, a former NFL baller who played for several teams including the Atlanta Falcons) and Monyetta Shaw (Ex Fiance’ of Ne-Yo).
Check out http://straightfromthea.com/2013/08/01/hollywood-exes-atlanta-cast-photos/#ixzz2ap2HkXyN for more detail info on the back history of these ladies and their relationships.
This bit of news really isn’t of no surprise. Both Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are a little over-the-top and they can afford to be. So…
According to the NY Post and The Sun, the newly parents are in the process of building a massive estate in Los Angeles and are now purchasing items to furnish it. Since we all know Kanye to be the artsy one, some of the items they’ve bought thus far doesn’t seem so far fetched. It’s just the amount of money it costs to buy them is what is a bit outlandish.
So far, the happy couple have made it rain on items like gold plated toilets ($750,000) and a decked out state-of-the-art Electrolux kitchen with a refrigerator freezer encrusted with Swarvoski crystals (totaling $660,000). Hey, the both of them want to become “legendary”. So, why not have their home reflects grandeur, artistic expression, and fantasy. To each is own.
Additional items they have allegedly purchased are also six special edition beds from London’s Savoy Hotel (totaling $150,000 a piece).
If this isn’t the most interesting thing I’ve read today. There’s a lot to learn also from this story. So, pay close attention…
Apparently, there’s a women currently in an all out battle with Viacom and the BET Network over a Facebook fan page she created for the hit show “The Game.” Stacey Mattocks, an insurance agent, created the page in 2008 when the show was still on the CW. The Facebook page she created ended up being one of the vital tools that helped the show get back on the air, after it was canceled by the CW. At the time, Mattocks says that her page had about 750,000 likes when BET began their promotional run about the new season. During this time, Mattocks said the page then received about 100,000 new likes per week. Because of the shows popularity, the network knew that the Facebook page played a huge part in securing the 7.7 million viewers who tuned in to watch ‘The Game’ premiere. The Facebook page had reach over 3 million likes. So, BET offered to give Mattocks a job as a social media freelancer. Her salary would be $30 a hour.
“BET was searching for a more ‘permanent’ way to capitalize on the FB Page and Mattocks’ efforts,” says the lawsuit. “Therefore, on December 15, 2010, BET submitted a proposed contract to Mattocks that would have paid her a maximum of $85,000.00 over a one year period. Mattocks declined this offer because it was unreasonably low, would have stripped her of all rights to the FB Page, and, moreover, could have been terminated at any point by BET, with or without cause.”
Since Mattocks refused their second offer, BET continued to try to persuade her to hand over the rights to the page. She says she was taken out on expensive dinners, flown to Los Angeles, invited to red carpet events, and even attended the premier party. She was even credited to have played a part of the show’s success in newspaper and magazine articles. At one point, BET tried to create their own page but they didn’t get as many “likes” or ”followers” as Mattocks. BET eventually offered her a third offer in which she also refused.
By August 2012, Mattocks page had 6.2 million likes. BET tried to have the page deleted. Then the network asked for administrative rights so that they too could also control the page. BET sent her a cease-and-desist letter and also tried to have her page completely shut down. Mattocks claims that her page was bringing in some substantial income.
The removal of the Facebook page caused Mattocks to lose income, she says. At the time, she had worked out a deal with some company called Sulia that paid her about $2,000 to $3,000 per week, plus $300-$500 in sponsored posts. She says she also got money from Google AdSense and for Amazon referrals.
Therefore, Mattocks struck back and hired an attorney. In her lawsuit, she alleges “that BET has committed tortious interference, breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing and copyright infringement. The latter count is based on the allegation that BET copied elements from her Facebook page onto its own Facebook page.”
Mattocks case could become precedent because of the nature of the claims. Online content and who has the rights to its ownership, work-for-hire, if companies/networks can legally take control over fan-based pages, and more are all legal questions that will be answered in this case. This is the first I’ve ever heard of something like this. So, it will be interesting to see what the outcome will be.
Viacom nor BET has produced official statements as of yet.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Just when we thought Janet Jackson could hold a secret…here comes shocking news about Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
According to the Los Angeles police department, on June 23, 50 Cent was involved in a domestic violence incident with an ex-girlfriend. Ms. Daphne Joy is a model and apparently the mother to his second child. This bit of news comes as a shocker to many people who has assumed that the rapper only had a teenage son. Well, TMZ says 50 Cent and Daphne had been in a relationship since 2011 and just recently welcomed a child together. What has caused this domestic violence incident? No one really know. But, whatever Daphne did surely sent the actor/businessman into a rage at her Toluca Lake condo.
Police reports states that 50 Cent kicked his baby mother and ransacked her premises. Over $7,000 in damages were caused (i.e. broken chandelier, television, and lamp) and clothing was spotted sprawled out over the floor. Daphne claims that she try to hide in the bedroom, but 50 kicked the door down and subsequently kicks her.
50 Cent is being charged with 1 count of domestic violence and 4 counts of misdemeanor vandalism. He faces up to 5 years in jail and up to $46,000 in fines.
For years, celebrities have been accepting money from magazines for exclusive rights to their newborn’s pictures. I’ve always found it rather appalling and pathetic that people would stoop that low. I understand it’s part of the business and who wants to turn down a check. I get it. However, celebrities should allow their children to grow up as normal as possible and not just hand them over to the public for a couple dollars. If you think about it, it is almost like pimping your child. And for any parent to think this is okay…is a disgrace.
The reason for my rant is courtesy of Mr. Kanye West and his girlfriend/baby mother, Kim Kardashian.
Kanye being no stranger to controversy and expressing his feelings about media, it is being reported that the two refused a $3 million offer from an Australian magazine for dibs to the first official public photos of baby North West. Although, Kim is known for her fondness of being in front of the camera, her boo Kanye despises the paparazzi. This is why sources say the two are taking parenting very seriously. Both have agreed to not place their daughter in any predicament in which she will be exploited. This goes for news outlets, magazines, and/or television shows. It was rumored that the unveiling of baby North would occur on Kris Jenner’s new talk show. But, Kim has since denied those claims.
The happy family are currently residing in an undisclosed location.
Spotted @ SandraRose.com
Rappers can wear the bling, but always seem to have a problem with paying for it. Case in point…Soulja Boy. An Atlanta jeweler is suing the rapper for an unpaid debt. Icebox Jewelry, located in the Buckhead area, claims Soulja Boy purchased several high-end peices from them in October 2011 for $45,144. Later he returned to have some of the peices repaired. The repairs costs him $15,726. But now, Soulja Boy is refusing the pay off the debt.
Could it be that the jewelry was faulty so he feels no need to pay? If so, this situation may be able to be straightened out. If not, Soulja Boy just pay off the debt and (or half of it) and move on. It’s not like you don’t have the money to do so.
A Florida-based pre-paid credit card company filed a lawsuit against Magic Johnson. Yesterday, in Florida District court, Celebrity Cards International claimed that the NBA Hall of Famer and business mogul breached a contract to market and sell his very own pre-paid cards. Johnson broke the initial agreement and unlawfully entered a similiar agreement with a competitor, OneWest Bank.
The suit claims Celebrity Cards’ CEO Reed Wallace struck a deal with Johnson to market the cards with his image, and in 2004 sold 2,000 Magic Cards through direct response ads on TV. But shortly after, wrangling over ownership of the trademark began when Wallace’s company was bought. According to the suit, Wallace was able to reacquire ownership of Johnson’s trademark, but Johnson had filed a cancellation action and partnered with OneWest to release its own Magic Cards without permission from Celeb Cards.
No statements released by Magic Johnson’s camp at this time.
UPDATE: 2 Chainz Clears Up Robbery Attempt “I Knew It Wasn’t Like An Episode of ‘Punk’d.” @ Hot 107.9 ATL
Original Post: TMZ Catches 2 Chainz In A Lie About Robbery; Video Proof Surfaces
SMH… I guess the Feds were watching after all.
After word spread that 2 Chainz got robbed in California, he took to his Twitter to quickly deny the rumors. It’s a shame because many of the Bay Area residents and rap fans didn’t believe him anyway. Now, low and behold, TMZ found video proof that the robbery did take place. In the surveillance footage, you can see 2 Chainz walking in front of his crew (which were all in a strange single file line) down the sidewalk. One gunman approach 2 Chainz and pointed a gun to his head. 2 Chainz got away from the first guy, but a second gunman popped up and chased the Atlanta rapper down. Unfortunately, 2 Chainz slipped and fell and then was robbed of his jewelry, wallet, and cell phones. (Source: SandraRose.com)
Peep the footage:
Now that the real news has gotten out, I wonder what he’s going to say now. Video footage is dead end proof. There’s no way he can get out of this lie. But despite the robbery, it may be time for 2 Chainz to beef up his security. Clearly, his team is not about that life. And with all the jewelry he have on, I’m sure this will not be the last time someone tries to rob him. Being flashy and looking like a rock star should not be more serious than protecting your life.
2 Chainz sat down with Hot 107.9′s Mz Shyneka and Emporer Searcy (shown above) today around 4:30pm for an exclusive recap of what went down. Radio personality Mr. Smith was also in the room to ask questions about the San Fransico “attempted” robbery and threat on his life.
“I saw the gun first,” 2 Chainz told Emperor Searcy, Mz Shyneka and Mister Smith. “It was like a .357. It was so heavy he couldn’t really hold it. The gun was so big. That’s what made me take off running.”
“When I went into the street, there was another dude with a whole ‘nother gun,” he added. “That’s when I knew it wasn’t like an episode of Punk’d. I was like this is real…I had bullet fragments in my hair…I think he thought he shot me.”
The rapper went on to explain how the second gunman didn’t actually take any of his personal belongings. He said the first guy ran up to him asking for them “bands” (aka cash), but he insisted he didn’t walk around with any money on him. 2 Chainz said that he believed the second guy thought he had a chain or something. But, the chain was actually attached to his wallet. The wallet eventually fell out of his pocket while trying to get away.
Eventually, the police arrived and the situation calmed down. He was able to still go to his birthday bash concert performance if bring the fans what they came to see. His thoughts on the whole ordeal sounded like an oath to maybe make some changes in his so that he can continue to provide for his family and live a happy life.
“I’m just excited about life. I’m so turnt up, you can’t turn me down,” he said. “I’m just geeked about life. Then when I saw the footage, I’m like it was real. They was on my ass!’ This was a sign. That’s all it was. I come from this.”
To hear the full interview, head over to HotSpotATL.com!
OK. Well, it’s good to hear that he’s okay and in well spirits. May God continue to watch over him.