NIPSEY HUSSLE MURDER TRIAL BEGINS WITH OPENING STATEMENTS: Yesterday morning (June 15th), a jury heard opening statements in the case against Nipsey Hussle's alleged murderer Eric Holder Jr. According to TMZ, Deputy District Attorney John McKinney told the jury that after Holder gunned down Nipsey in the parking lot of his Marathon Clothing Store, Holder walked over to Nispey's body and kicked him in the head. The prosecutor also told the courtroom, Holder said to Nipsey, “You're through” and Hussle replied, “You got me.” Holder then fled the scene. McKinney told the jury that Holder's kick to Nipsey's head shows it was a personal attack while Holder's public defender is trying to frame the case as something that happened in the heat of the moment. Meanwhile, Nipsey Hussle's legal team called a witness, a man who goes by the name of Cowboy. Cowboy testified that he heared the conversation between Holder and Nipsey just minutes before the shooting. He said that Nipsey told Holder, “You know there’s some paperwork floating around. I haven’t read it, but you need to take care of it.” Cowboy said that Nipsey was never confrontational, and did not call Holder a snitch, but Holder responded by saying, “You be hating on me.” Testimony in the case, which had been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, is expected to last two weeks.
LIL WAYNE DENIED ENTRY INTO UK OVER PAST CRIMINAL RECORD: Reports say that Lil Wayne was forced to cancel a performance at the Strawberries & Creem festival this weekend after he was denied entry into the U.K. According to Rolling Stone, a statement from Strawberries & Creem said, “Due to extreme circumstances beyond our control or influence, we are very sorry to inform you that Lil Wayne is now unable to perform at the festival on Saturday 18th June. Wayne has been refused entry to the U.K. directly by the Home Office in a last minute decision. We are deeply disappointed by this sudden and negative ruling.” A Home Office spokesperson said in a statement, “Any individual who has been sentenced to a custodial sentence of 12 months or more must have their application refused.” Lil Wayne was arrested in 2007 on weapons charges. He was sentenced to a year in prison, but was released after eight months due to good behavior.
CARDI B CLAPS BACK AFTER BEING DRAGGED INTO LIZZO'S 'GRRRLS' CONTROVERSY: Cardi B clapped back at a Twitter user who dragged Cardi B into Lizzo's 'GRRRL's controversy. Lizzo was called out by fans who thought sh ewas using ableist language of her new song, where she raps,”Hold my bag, b*tch, hold my bag/ Do you see this sh*t? I'mma spazz” Lizzo changed the lyrics to the song. One person tweeted, “Cardi is slim and light-skinned She will often “get away” with more than other women, especially those who look like Lizzo, will. That's the world we live in. People may get mad but I don't care lol Colorism and fatphobia shape SO MANY reactions and extensions of 'grace.'” Cardi responded, “Ya will do mental gymnastics to include me in anything that people are getting dragged for. People have called me out for plenty of sh*t .Yall do it every week SOMETHINGS I apologize for & some things I will tell y’all TO SUCK D*CK & personally If I was Lizzo I would of said SMD.”
DJ AKADEMIKS EXPLAINS COMMENTS ABOUT SEX WITH MINORS: DJ Akamediks has clarified his comments about having sex with 17 year olds. A resurfaced video showed Akademiks speaking about having sex with underage girls, saying, “And to keep it real if you think about it in the bigger scheme of things, there's not much difference between a 20 or a 17 or a 21 and a 17. Just kinda means one's a minor and one's not a minor. But listen, I will say I adopted this rule which I think is fine. I said, listen, as long as a chick got a college ID she's getting f*cked. I don't care if she 17, I don't care if she 17 and a half, I don't care if she just turned 17, she gon' get this d*ck.” Akademiks addressed the comments, saying, “What I was trying to say is that, either you're 21 or 20, right? And someone's like, 17, this Is only the college dynamic, right? Because they put four years of kids together, just like they do in high school. I said, usually there's not much of a difference, like, when you're in college, you don't really see the difference and I still believe that.”