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George Floyd‘s family is not only grieving the loss of their loved one but also outraged at the fact that the police officers who were fired haven’t been arrested or charged.
Philonise Floyd and Tera Brown, George’s brother and cousin respectively, both appeared on TMZ Live today to call for arrests and murder charges. Philonise also talks about how peaceful and beloved George was amongst his friends and family. The footage of George not resisting and complying with officers made them both visibly upset because the police tried to suggest that George was somehow resisting or becoming belligerent.
The family’s attorney, Ben Crump, also made the demand that executive order to be issued to announce a state of emergency for the protection of Black people.
He’s dead TF serious too. With all the tension surrounding the Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor murders, things are getting anxious, and more importantly, angry.
Peep the clip.
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Protests have ignited across the country after George Floyd was killed following an arrest in Minneapolis. Video of the incident shows the knee of an officer, identified as Derek Chauvin, pinned against Floyd’s neck while he lies on the ground. Floyd constantly yells, “I can’t breathe”, but the officer continues to lock his knee against Floyd’s neck. Floyd is eventually taken to a hospital where he’s pronounced dead, according to NewsOne. However, as the investigation continues, authorities are still trying to determine what happened from when Floyd was first handcuffed to when he was pinned to the ground to when he was taken to the hospital.
As people continue to mourn the death of another unarmed Black man, many have been drawing attention to Floyd’s history as a Houston rapper.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Roxie Washington, the mother of Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, said that Floyd was born in North Carolina and moved to Houston’s Third Ward as a baby. He was a talented athlete in high school, excelling in basketball and football until he eventually received a scholarship to Florida State University.
Washington said he never finished school, and eventually returned to Houston. He started making music with the Screwed Up Click, which was a rap group led by the legendary, late DJ Screw. He went by the name “Big Floyd” in many of the songs.
Floyd made appearances on Screw’s Diary of the Originator collection and the Screw Zoo Freestyle tapes. According to Okayplayer, Screw even dedicated a personal tape to Floyd titled Tre World. Floyd was also apart of the group Presidential Players and they released their sole album Block Party back in 1996.
Around 2018, Floyd left for Minneapolis because it was hard to find work in Houston, according to Washington. While in the midwest, Floyd worked as a truck driver and eventually, a bouncer.
Floyd is survived by two daughters — the one with Washington named Gianna and another child from another relationship, according to Washington. She described him as a good father while they were raising Gianna together.
The four responding Minneapolis cops involved with Floyd’s fateful Monday encounter have since been fired and the incident is currently being investigated by state and federal authorities. Floyd’s family, including his brothers and sister, are calling for murder charges against the cops involved.
While the case continues, you can check out some of Floyd’s featured raps in the songs below.
Wiz Khalifa is already a pappy to his son Bash aka Sebastian, also Amber Rose’s nine-year-old son with a heart full of gold, and now he’s a doggo daddy.
The “Kush and Orange Juice” rapper shared a video to Instagram followers asking then what he should name his newest, cutest addition. Wiz’s teacup-sized doggy is all white and furry and looks to be just a few weeks old. The tiny pup was resting on Wiz’s chest and nibbled at his face and lips curiously. Wiz looks like a happy dog dad already…
What should Wiz name him?
Sone of Wiz’s fans suggested names like the obvious, “Kush” and “Puff”. Others got creative and plainly funny, with one user suggesting he name the puppy “Alicia Fleas”.
Toni Braxton is one of the most accomplished, highest-selling R&B singers of all time. With hits like “Un-Break My Heart,” “He Wasn’t Man Enough,” “Breathe Again,” “Just Be A Man About It,” and “You Mean The World To Me,” Toni ran the ’90s with music so timeless, we still run it back today. While recognized for her uniquely heavy singing voice, she’s also known for being breathtakingly beautiful — so much so, Beyoncé redid Toni’s Another Sad Love Song artwork as a tribute to the living legend.
“Sending love and adoration to one of our talented legends. Thank you for the countless bops. Your tone, your beauty, your range, and your God-given talent is treasured. Loving you always. Have a Happy Halloween my Kings and Queens,” Bey wrote on Halloween 2018.
Nearly two years later, Toni is 52 years old and still going viral for being that b*tch. She hit Instagram with a very sexy photo of herself in what we presume is a bikini, but could possibly be lingerie. Humbly stunting, she captioned the mirror selfie “MEMORIAL DAY weekend. Beaches are open & I’m beach body ready…🌊but I’m too scared to go.😬It’s still COVID-19. Y’all stay safe !”
And with that, nearly broke the damn internet.
“Oh I’m coming to check on u..👀… u ok???,” her funny little sis Tamar commented. “So you just gone be 25 forever? Is that the plan?,” one fan hilariously asked. It looks like that is the plan, actually because at 50+, Toni is giving all the young ones a run for their money.
See the viral photo below and keep scrolling for more of her sexy social media moments.
Happy Hump Day y’all! We’re just a day away from a brand new episode of “Growing Up Hip Hop” and you already know we’ve got an exclusive clip for your viewing pleasure! This week’s episode is all about the showdown Romeo called for. Obviously it’s been a long time coming, with Romeo at odds with his former friend Angela Simmons and much of the rest of the class. Check out the clip below to see what happened when Bow Wow pulled up at the meeting straight off a plane.
Here’s what all to expect from the episode:
Romeo’s sit-down bursts into flames when he enters with Master P and his entourage. The Simmons family strikes back while Boogie stands up for battle. Later, Bow shows up and Romeo is pushed to the brink. Egypt enters the lion’s den of Treach’s fury.
GROWING UP HIP HOP – “SIT DOWN, THRONE DOWN” – Airs Thursday, May 28th at 9/8C on WeTV
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