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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Snoop explains that in 2003, he fulfilled one of his childhood fantasies and became a pimp. And not for one of his videos, the rapper was a real life pimp.
“I did a Playboy tour, and I had a bus follow me with ten bishes on it. I could fire a bish, f**k a bish, get a new ho: It was my program. City to city, t!tty to t!tty, hotel room to hotel room, athlete to athlete, entertainer to entertainer.”
Despite the crass nature of this interview, Snoop refused to name the names of his clients. He did say though that several NBA players utilized his services.
“I’d act like I’d take the money from the bish, but I’d let her have it. It was never about the money; it was about the fascination of being a pimp . . . As a kid I dreamed of being a pimp, I dreamed of having cars and clothes and bishes to match. I said, ‘F**k it – I’m finna do it.’”
“My wife had to take a backseat to this sh!t And I love her to this day because she coulda shook out on a ni**a, but she stayed in my corner. So when I decided to let it go, she was still there.”
What’s so problematic about this interview is that his characterization of the lifestyle doesn’t do anything to highlight the physical abuse and emotional baggage that women, men and families endure because of it. It also doesn’t tell the truth that most women enter the sex industry as children or very, young teenagers. The article failed to mention when, why and how Snoop was able to give up the “business” and get back to his family.
Whatever is going on with Katt Williams doesn’t look likely to stop and his downward spiral continues.
After Wednesday’s tour bus fight and subsequent arrest, you’d think Katt could keep it together long enough to do a show and please the fans he has left. Well, that plan fell through too. According to Mercury News, fans reported that Williams came to the stage, performed about 10 minutes of “nothingness” and then left the stage. After waiting for somewhere between 10 and 30 minutes, he came back to the stage sitting on a stool rambling about being in Oakland and his relationship with God. At some point, someone started heckling him and Katt challenged him to come on the stage and fight him. Soon after, one of his security guards came out, whispered something in his ear and Katt left the stage.
This continues to be a horrible situation, especially since he has children who likely watch his every move. He certainly was not in line to become the next Eddie Murphy but comedy fans quickly took to his semi-pimp life style of comedy and he shot to fame. But like many, too much fame too soon resulted in a quick burn. Katt has consistently had problems every year for at least the last three years. By all accounts, people who have continued to pay for his shows think he might have some “other” things going on that makes him act the way he does.
Patrons of Friday night’s show are looking to Live Nation for a refund for the show where tickets ranged from $33-$87. So far, no word if they’ll be seeing those dollars again.
Most parents will go to any lengths to help their children, and Barry Laprell Gilton and Lupe Mercado are no different. The 38- and 37-year-old proud parents of four began dating in middle school and eventually grew up to have a comfortable life with one daughter and three sons in the Bay area. But when their oldest ran away at 17 last year to be with 22-year-old Calvin Sneed, a known Compton gang member, who wound up as her pimp, the parents took justice into their own hands and are now facing life in prison.
Initially, Gilton and Mercado sought help from law enforcement to bring their daughter home after they discovered her in escort ads. They also added the girl to several missing and exploited children registries, but the prosecution believes when those attempts failed, the couple went much further. They allege that on the night of May 27, the pair made a failed attempt to murder Sneed, but that a week later they succeeded when the young man was found gunned down in his car on June 4 at 2 am. Gilton allegedly fired a .40-caliber weapon from a silver Mercedes-Benz SUV that took Sneed’s life.
According to the LA Times, Dist. Atty. George Gascon said Thursday:
“We have substantial evidence to believe that this was a premeditated event. I understand the frustration that the parents must have felt. Having said that, I think it’s important to say that taking the law in your own hands is never an acceptable solution, and killing someone in a situation other than defense of serious bodily injury or death is not an acceptable solution.”
It’s believed that on May 27 the couple tracked Sneed and fired a 9-millimeter handgun at him as he sat in a car. According to a police report, there was no surveillance video available of the scene where an “unidentified suspect approached on foot” and fired nine shots. Having survived, Sneed returned to the Bay the weekend of June 2 to visit an ailing relative. When the runaway teen visited her parents they argued with her and unsuccessfully tried to get Sneed to leave. Later that night while Sneed was reportedly in a foreign gang area, Mercado phoned Gilton at 1:57 am and four minutes later, fired the fatal shots. Eric Safire, who represents Gilton, doesn’t believe the charges will stick:
“There is some circumstantial evidence, and there’s certainly a motive, but there is no direct evidence that we’ve been made aware of.”
Mercado’s lawyer, Tony Tamburello, agreed, saying law enforcement officials:
“jumped to the conclusion that because [the couple had] a motive, that they’re the people who are responsible.” “They’re wrong. And they’ve been wrong before.”
Sneed’s father, Charles, sees things differently. He told the San Francicso Chronicle:
“Calvin was a pimp, the girl was a runaway, the parents got mad. They became God for a moment. They didn’t wait for the judge, the trial, they did it right then and there in the street. Who are they to say they are God, to determine whether Calvin lived or died? How come they didn’t let a judge do that? They took it into their own hands.”
Right now their fate is in the hands of someone else. Gilton and Mercado are scheduled to be arraigned June 20 and are being held on bail at $2 million a piece, each facing one count of murder, one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied motor vehicle, and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. Gilton also faces a charge of possessing a firearm as a felon due to a 1995 drug-related conviction. Both sides might have a tough time proving their points in this case.
What do you think should happen to this couple?
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When you mention a player most women think about a fast talking stereotypical guy everyone can recognize as a good for nothing dude. Well it goes deeper than the guy always shouting “hey baby” whenever he sees you walking past. There is a player’s code even men who come across as husband material will adhere to until they die. You see, true (educated) players can wear many fraudulent faces. He may not run around with plenty of women but he still obeys the code players live by. These men idolize players from the time they’re VERY young. They mimic the way players talk, dress, and start trying to get all the little girls to like them in the neighborhood so they can get a pat on the back from the older players they admire. The pat on the back builds his self esteem and gives him the attention he craves so deeply. The value of a woman plummets in his eyes, very few women have any real worth to him. In fact, the main woman who has the utmost respect is his mother. Other women he places on his hierarchy chart according to key qualities players deem as worthy. Are you on an educated player’s hierarchy list and don’t know it? Are you being fooled right now? Do you think it’s beneficial to learn this code so you can detect and avoid it in the future?