Following news that Nelly was in debt with the IRS to the tune of $2.5 million, fans (and trolls – though they still helped) made a quick call to action with the trending topic #SaveNelly. Somehow, a plan to stream “Hot In Herre” as much as humanly possible was hatched, with the hopes that the streaming revenue would provide a cushion – if not total relief – for the debt.
Both Mac Miller and Usher released new albums this past Friday – Mac with his fourth studio effort The Divine Feminine, and Ursh with his eighth, Hard II Love. Early sales projections are in, based on the units moved over the weekend, and unfortunately, neither are looking at a number one debut. In fact, it’s likely Drake will take that spot for what will be his 13th non-consecutive week.
Sean Kingston’s lawyer is now calling out The Game saying Sean Kingston never ratted Game out. The Game says he is more than sure that Sean Kingston used his name when police asked about involvement in his robbery.
Marc Jacobs put his models in dreadlocks for his NYFW show (with most of them being white,) and after being dragged for cultural appropriation, responded by questioning why no one tells women of color that they’re appropriating white people when they straighten their hair. Naturally, more dragging commenced.
HBO and FX both scored big at the Emmy Awards last night. FX’s limited series The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story took home five awards including Outstanding Limited Series, while HBO’s Game of Thrones brought home 3. HBO’s Veep and Amazon’s Transparent were the only other multiple winners of the night, each scoring two. Other notable wins include Rami Malek for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in Mr. Robot, Regina King for Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie, Aziz Ansari’s Master of None for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and Key & Peele for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. Unfortunately, Beyoncé’s Lemonade didn’t make the cut. Check out the full list of winners below!
News that Max B would be coming home sooner than later was first announced by Wiz Khalifa on Friday, who has always been a champion of Max and names him as one of his biggest inspirations. (He’s also who publicly called out Kanye West when he was trying to name his album Waves.) Taking to Twitter, Wiz wrote, “Max B is coming home. Sentence got shortened. Looks like the Gang will be working wit the Wave.” Max B was sentenced in 2009 after being convicted in 2006 for a botched robbery at a hotel in New Jersey, and received 75 years. He has served seven years thus far at the New Jersey State Prison.
28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami has been named as a suspect in the New York City bombing over the weekend. He’s a naturalized US citizen from Afghanistan, whose last known address was in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He should be considered “armed and dangerous.” Governor Andrew Cuomo also added that the multiple bombs found – one four blocks away from the Chelsea explosion and one in New Jersey – have similarities, suggesting “there might have been a common linkage.”
Sickening. A white Chicago police officer fired 12 rounds into a car full of black teenagers, as they were suspected of stealing the vehicle they were in. The judge on the case believes the officer would not have fired if the teens were white, so he released this video to the public.