Klutch Sports Group "More Than A Game" Dinner Presented by Remy Martin

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Tristan Thompson has not only been denying that he’s the father of Kimberly Alexander’s 5-year-old but he’s moving forward with his libel lawsuit against the woman. She’s finally been served.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Tristan hired a process server to track down Kimberly Alexander. The server was able to locate Kimberly at her home in North Hollywood and served her with Tristan’s lawsuit at the front door. With the woman finally being served, the NBA star’s lawsuit can move finally forward.

According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Tristan says a paternity test he took in January 2020 “definitively concluded that [he] is not the father.” Thompson’s lawsuit states that Alexander violated their agreement to keep the news of their DNA test a secret. After the test results came back Kimberly posted the DNA report on her Instagram page. The test was supposed to be confidential but in the caption of her post Alexander accused the lab that administered the paternity test of sabotage, saying “I know for sure that Tristan Thompson is the father of my child.”

Thompson is seeking unspecified damages from Alexander in the suit.

Ladies Love R&B

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In the words of Rick Ross; ‘Tat your name on me so I know it’s real.” It’s REAL for Lamar Odom.

The former NBA All-Star and New York Times best selling author is showing his unreserved love for Sabrina Parr by dedicating a tattoo to her on his neck—but did they already secretly tie the knot? In a photo Lamar posted with Sabrina sitting on his back with a view of the fresh neck ink, Lamar refers to the art as his “wedding ring.” In the hashtag’s he also calls the life coach his “wife.”

If they are married, congratulations to them! “Baby Girl” is Sabrina’s nickname Lamar has for Sabrina. The couple has been engaged since November 2019. Previously, Sabrina said she was taking her time getting married to Lamar as they visited a pre-marriage counselor and Lamar rebuilt his relationship with his son.

Pusha T

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If you thought the Drake and Pusha T beef was over, it seems like one party may some lingering feelings… or bars.

On Friday, July 3, the world rejoiced when Brooklyn Drill rapper Pop Smoke, who was taken too soon from us in a botched robbery back in February– dropped his posthumous album. Fans were immediately hyped when they learned months ago that the project would still be released eventually with the help of Steven Victor and 50 Cent. While fans are loving the new album, it’s been reported that a verse — namely that of Pusha T– was left off the project.

According to a report by Hip-Hop Lately and a verse posted on Genius, the Virginia rapper was supposed to be featured on a track called “Paranoid” and bars with references to Canada seem to be directed at Drake in pointedly way.

“Those empty threats only sound good on your records / If the patois is not followed by blocka / It’s like marked for death Screwface, without the choppa / Let ’em rush the stage when you made like Sinatra / Only to find the blade, flyin’ back through LaGuardia / I might even buy a home out in Mississauga,” he raps.

Drake is, of course, known for switching up his accents, which includes but is not limited to patois, Toronto is commonly referred to as the Screwface, and Mississauga is a city in Canada and happens to be the hometown of OVO’s PartyNextDoor.

Genius also credits Gunna and Young Thug on the would-be banger, and fans immediately asked Pop’s manager and Pusha T associate, Steven Victor, why the track didn’t make the cut. Thankfully Victor admitted that it was just a glitch, and the track should be added to all streaming services, “ASAP.”

This isn’t the first time fans have changed the course of Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon.

Before its release, fans were confused and angry that the Virgil Abloh-designed artwork for the album looked like it was put together in five minutes and got dragged all over social media. It’s good to see those involved with the project are dedicated to offering the best product for Pop’s fans after his tragic death.

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Gucci Mane "Woptober II" Album Release Party

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Gucci Mane wants to do his part in making sure women are properly represented in the world of hip-hop.

As the veteran rapper was assembling the roster for his newly rebranded record label, The New 1017, Gucci made an effort to give every artist a chance, regardless of their gender.

“We need more female rappers in the game,” he said during a recent interview with XXL. “I had female artist one time, right. My whole thing is I’m not gonna just replace no artist. I’m gonna give female artists a chance, you get what I’m saying? I’m embracing the female artist, like, she hard? I’m f***in’ with it. It ain’t gonna be like, I’m starting my label and this gonna be my token female artist. No.”

The Atlanta artist’s imprint features three new male artists–Pooh Shiesty, Big Scarr, and Foogiano–along with two new female artists, K Shiday and Enchanting. Both of the women signed to Gucci appeared on his newly released projected, Gucci Mane Presents: So Icy Summer, under the moniker “So Icy Girlz.” While that led some to believe K Shiday and Enchanting are operating as a duo, Gucci made sure to clarify that this isn’t the case.

“I want some So Icy Boyz. ‘Cause whoever I sign naturally we gonna call ourselves the So Icy Boyz. That’s natural,” he said. “So my whole thing was I’ma sign two dope females and just off the drip I’m naturally gonna call them the So Icy Girlz, but they’re solo artists, they’re not a group. It’s like me, Foogiano, Pooh and Scarr. We all solo artists but we’re the So Icy Boyz. So, I wanted to start that type of movement with females, you know what I’m saying? Empower them and boss them up.”

Rally Held In Colorado Demanding Justice For Elijah McClain

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Three police officers in Colorado have been fired for taking a selfie reenacting the murder of Elijah McClain. Prior to being let go, the Aurora Police Department previously put the officers on paid leave pending an internal investigation.

According to reports from CBS, during a news conference, interim Police Chief Vanessa Wilson showed the photos where officers Jaron Jones, Erica Marrer, and Kyle Dittrich demonstrated a carotid hold while smiling near the site of McClain’s memorial. Jones already resigned earlier this week.

“It is a crime against humanity and decency,” Wilson said after announcing their terminations.

McClain was approached by Aurora officers Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt, and Randy Roedema on August 24, 2019 after they received a call about someone wearing a ski mask and flailing his arms. Soon after arriving on the scene, Woodyard placed McClainin in a carotid restraint and held him to the ground for 15 minutes.

To make matters even weirder, the disturbing selfies mocking McClain’s tragic murder were reportedly taken to “cheer everybody up.” Although these officers have been terminated for mocking the incident, the officers involved in McClain’s murder have not been fired or charged.

Absolutely disgusting.

Uber stock photo

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As July rolls in, COVID-19 is still destroying families, businesses, and the hope for future gatherings–and yet, some people still aren’t taking it seriously.

One scroll on your social media and you’re sure to witness at least one viral video of a Karen going crazy in a store for being required to wear a mask. Unfortunately, instead of people coming together to help protect their community like we’ve seen at all the Black Lives Matter protests, some people are just about themselves and their “rights.

Now, companies like Uber are making sure to do their part by requiring all riders and drivers to have a mask on,  or they will not receive the ride they hoped to get to their destination. The “No Mask, No Ride” campaign has been an unspoken rule since before summer, but now, the company is putting an extra effort on the cause, according to an Uber statement via USA Today.

“Extending our ‘No Mask, No Ride’ policy is the right thing to do,” Uber said in a statement. “We want to send a clear message to everyone using Uber that we all have a role to play to keep each other safe.”

The decision was made based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The company also notes the public rise in coronavirus cases. Texas, New Mexico and California are among the states with infections trending upward.

With cases rising across the country at least companies like Uber are doing more than our administration and local officials.

We’re on Day 3 of the deliciously juicy Jada Pinkett Smith/August Alsina saga that somehow grew more legs when the soul-snatching actress announced she’s bringing herself to the Red Table in a genuinely surreal moment predicted by hilarious memes across the internet.

Whether she’s bringing August or Will or neither with her, we not quite sure YET, but her now super viral tweet raised the Red Table bar for the highly anticipated episode while fueling another round of messy shenanigans up, down and through social media.

Peep the hilarious Twitter hilarious over Jada bringing herself to the Red Table on the flip.

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Maya Moore has made it her mission to see Jonathan Irons free from jail. On Wednesday, she finally saw that come true as he was released from Missouri’s Jefferson City Correctional Center.

Moore put her WNBA career on hold in 2019 to assist Irons with overturning his conviction for burglary and assault with a weapon. Once Irons was freed, Moore was one of the first people outside of the prison to greet him. She clapped as Irons approached a group of people waiting for his release. She then dropped to her knees at one point before joining a group hug around Irons.

“I feel like I can live life now,” Irons said on the video, thanking Moore and her family. “I’m free, I’m blessed, I just want to live my life worthy of God’s help and influence.”

Maya Moore is from Jefferson City. She met Irons before her freshman year at UConn after seeing Reggie Williams, her godfather, reviewing some of the legal documents regarding Irons’ case.

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Irons, who is now 40, served 22 years of a 50-year sentence that started in 1998 after being convicted of burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. The man testified that Irons was the individual who assaulted him, although there is no witnesses, no fingerprints, no DNA, nothing that was not circumstantial, outside of the victim claiming it was Irons. Irons, who is Black, was just 16 at the time, was tried as an adult. An all-white jury found him guilty.

Irons discussed with ESPN what he is going to do with his newfound freedom, saying “I want to rest, and get my legs up under me and be able to stand,” he said. “There’s a lot to adjust to out here, and I’m gonna take it slow. And I’m surrounded by people I know who love me and have my best interests in mind, and so I’m gonna listen to them, study and learn all I can. And when I get the time and the opportunity and the resources and the provision, I want to be able to reach back and help other people. I want to advocate for people who are less fortunate. I want to help people with their cases. I want to speak to positive change and be a part of the rebuilding process from where we’re at right now, because there’s so much greater coming on the horizon, and I see it — even in the darkness, I was able to see it — and I know we’re going. We shouldn’t give up; we should keep going.”

It is unclear if Moore plans to return to the WNBA whenever the season resumes but its clear she’s got an even bigger purpose now.

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Photo of Whitney HOUSTON

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If you find yourself randomly missing Whitney Houston, don’t worry…it’s surely a global phenomenon.

The celebrated singer known as “The Voice” has created timeless classics, not to mention memorable interviews where she kept it all the way real.

In one 2001 interview with MTV, she discussed what it was like navigating the ’80s as a burgeoning pop star. Despite her amazing vocal chops, the looks of her music videos were just as important, especially in the early era of MTV.

“We’re talking about around the era of Madonna and Prince, of Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown. The image was starting to become very image-y,” Houston explained. “It was the look, it was the hair, it was the makeup, it was the way you moved, the way you danced, the way your mouth sang a song, the way your head moved.”

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Houston went on to say that despite becoming more visual with her projects, one music video that she disliked was 1985’s “How Will I Know”.

“I looked the craziest,” she said. “I had on like all kinds of hair colors mixed in with other hair. It was just wild. It was very Euro ’cause I did it in England.”

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Whitney certainly had her share of memorable hair moments, whether in “How Will I Know” or her iconic music video “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.

Check out more of Whitney’s looks below, which make it clear that her stylings aligned with the times.

What would your favorite era be?

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Cologne, Germany 1980s 

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28th Annual Grammy Awards on February 25, 1986

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1986 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS – January 27, 1986

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The Poplar Creek Music Theater In Hoffman Estates, Illinois – August 30, 1986

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October 1, 1991 in Paris 

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Los Angeles, California – 1994

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1998 MTV Video Music Awards

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Whitney Houston & Mary J. Blige during VH-1 Divas 2002

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Clive Davis and The Recording Academy’s Annual Pre-Grammy Gala – February 12, 2011

Celebrating Excellence

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City Girls are by far the most entertaining female group of recent memory. From the fashion, to the lyrics, to their presence on social media, all engines are running in sync, even when unfortunate events happen.

In the last City Girls documentary, we followed the pair on the road to finishing up their final music videos and songs for their album as JT was headed to serve her time in jail. Now, we see the other side of Yung Miami holding down the group on her own before getting pregnant and having to slow down right before JT comes home.

The 5 part series will show that, Miami giving birth, and JT coming home all in a 24-hour span. The reunion we all waited for was documented for our viewing pleasure and we even get to see the lead up to releasing their new album.

Unsurprisingly, the arrival of their new project didn’t come without drama.

Last weekend, their upcoming album was leaked by outside sources way ahead of schedule. Like real bosses, the City Girls adapted to the situation and dropped the album themselves, keeping it pushing like nothing even happened.

You can now watch episode one below and tune back in every Thursday at 3PM EST/12PM PST for a brand new episode.

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Nike Puzzle Vintage Ads

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If you’re like most of the world, you’ve been stuck at home for (at least) the last three months.

And, if you’re a sneakerhead, you may be stacking up releases for when it finally it safe to go outside, but Nike has found a new way for kick lovers to enjoy their shoes indoors. The swoosh has hooked up with a limited amount of retailers to put together some good old fashioned fun in the form of puzzles.

The collection of puzzles will be raffled off through RSVP GalleryBAITOnenessDarkside Initiative, and JUICE.

Nike Puzzle Vintage Ads

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The puzzles just give you the option to put together dull stock imagery with white backgrounds that you’re subject too when official photos drop, it goes a bit deeper with a penchant for old school Nike ads from the 1970s and 1980s. It includes the 1977 “Waffles Make Footwear News,” and the  “Be True To Your School” and 1986 “On Your Feet or in Your Face” ads from 1986, respectively.

To make the release even more novel, the puzzles will not be for sale, instead just a giveaway through whichever method the sneaker shops choose. Oneness, for example –one of the premier sneaker destinations in Kentucky with two locations–, opted to give away the puzzles by just asking followers to show off some of their most recent cops.

“In partnership with Nike, we’re excited to launch a collection of puzzles using iconic vintage Nike ads. The puzzle set is made in limited quantities and individually numbered,” reads its Instagram caption. “Get your FREE set of puzzles by posting a photo in your favorite BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL Nike Dunks and tagging @oneness. The better the pic, the better your chances.”

According to Hypebeast, not all puzzles were created with the same amount of difficulty– some have as few as 325 while others will keep you busy for a lot longer with a total of 1225 pieces.

Some of the retailers’ raffles have already closed, but some are extending the offer over the holiday weekend. Undefeated is going all out by creating a 30-question sneaker quiz about the Air Force 1, Air Maxes, and Dunks. Good luck to all of those who plan o entering.

Nike Puzzle Vintage Ads

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