Remember this picture of Beyonce, which she posted to her instagram? It was clearly inspired by her new buzz songs “Bow Down / I Been On.” The Houston, Texas native is rumored to be cooking up an all-star cast of Texas rappers to represent for the Lone Star State on the official “Bow Down” remix. According to ‘My Fox Houston’ reporterIsiah Carey, the Hit-Boy produced banger, is set to feature verses from Slim Thug, Willie D, Scarface, Bun B, Kirko Bangz & Lil Keke. Carey reported that when he was told the news of the rappers in the studio working on the remix, he was asked to remain silent, but when photos from the studio session started to surface, he let the cat out of the bag.
Being a pop legend has its many ups and downs. While the world loves and adores your talent and the image they have of you, some people tend to take that love and adoration to an extreme level. Whitney Houston dealt with that at the height of her career. A year after her death, the FBI has released files showing that Houston was the target of an extortion plot and she had a serious stalker situation on her hands.
In the 128 page file spanning from 1988 to 1992, the FBI revealed Whitney Houston had an overzealous fan who constantly wrote handwritten letters detailing his undying love for the “I Will Always Love You” singer. The fan begged and pleaded for a meeting with Houston to no avail and always ended his letters telling her to “keep smiling.” As he attended more and more concerts, his desperation to meet Houston continued to grow. Finally reaching his breaking point, the fan wrote, “I might hurt someone with some crazy idea and not realize how stupid an idea it was until after it was done.” Overall, this fan wrote in excess of 70 letters. All of which were ignored by the Houston camp.
The FBI files also revealed that Houston was a victim of an extortion plot. A woman claimed she had compromising information about the Grammy Award winner’s personal life and relationships. The woman threatened Houston she would leak the information to the public if she wasn’t paid. At first, the asking price was $100,000. However, it jumped up to $250,000 a short time later. Before she died in February 2012, Houston admitted she knew the woman attempting to blackmail her and had her father send the woman money to keep her quiet.
Mache Customs tells us the story behind his journey to create LeBron James a special 1-of-1 custom design which culminates with an actual in-person delivery to “The King”. Check out LeBron’s reaction to receiving the custom pair of “Iron Man” Nikes at NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston.
Lil Flip had vowed to fight the charges stemming from his December arrest in Louisiana when he was stopped for speeding and cops found weed and an AR-15 assault rifle in his vehicle. Yesterday the Houston rapper pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm, possession of a schedule 1 narcotic (weed), and speeding according to TMZ
The “Game Over” rapper has a Texas concealed handgun license that he says is also valid in 22 other states, including Louisiana. Flip also denies carrying weed with him on the day of his arrest. Instead he says they were ”Black and Mild” wine flavored cigars and clove cigarettes. A pre-trial date has been set for April.
This past weekend trapstar/do-gooder, Young Jeezy, was honored by Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee during All-Star weekend. The TM-103 rapper was honored with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s Executive Assistant, Janice Weaver. He was presented with this certificate for his involvement with the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend and his support of local Houston businesses, such as Houston Bentley – Post Oak Motor Cars. The Lone Star state welcomed Jizzle to the bottom of the map with a classy reception in the rapper’s honor before he was given the certificate. “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to them their own, the framed document read. Doing good in the community is nothing new for Snow, as he’s been known to give away toys in the hood on Christmas every year. ’I'm on my Nino Brown, Frank Lucas tour you know. I like to do things up close and personal with the people. I’ve been giving back for twelve years now, way before rap,” said Young Jeezy in an earlier video. “It just my way of doing things man, I give back to the people who give to me and have been a big part of my career and my struggle. I relate to them I’m the people’s champ.”
Lil Wayne made some pretty heavy claims this past weekend before he went on a rant that has now since gone viral. Weezy’s tirade occurred at the Beats By Dre party in Houston, TX after the NBA All-Star Game where the rapper claimed he had been banned from all NBA events courtesy of the Miami Heat. Wayne was escorted out of the American Airlines Arena last week after allegedly making a threatening gesture towards a fan. The Grammy Award-winning rapper claims that the defending NBA Champions made sure he was banned from all NBA events. Wayne went on to claim that he slept with Chris Bosh‘s wife before performing his latest single “Love Me.” Now the National Basketball Association is stating that Wayne’s remarks about the league and it’s defending champions are simply untrue.
According to TMZ, NBA Senior Director of Basketball Communications Mark Broussard says that there is “no truth at all” to the claims Weezy made during the performance in Houston over the weekend. The NBA also went on to say that Tunechi was not asked to leave the Heat/Lakers game last week, and the multi-platinum rapper left voluntarily. Awkward. Wayne remained adamant about his claims, while Bosh’s family nor the Heat organization refused to officially comment on the situation. However, reigning NBA MVP LeBron James left this cryptic Tweegram on his Instagram page stating: “Just know that when you’re hot, something cold will try to ignite themselves off of you to try to stay relevant,” James wrote. “Don’t even engage! Don’t look backwards. Push forward.”