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Remember when 50 Cent and Ricky Rozay were beefing a few years back and 50 upped the ante by sharing a sex tape of Rozay’s child’s mother with the world? Well, Lastonia Leviston (the mother of Ross’s child) was not having it and filed a lawsuit against the “Candy Shop” rapper in 2010. Leviston claims she was embarrassed and distraught over the tape which starred her and now ex-boyfriend, Maurice Murray. Leviston also said she experienced depression over the leaked sex tape which has over a million views. Subsequently, 50 Cent made a statement in May saying he would sue Rick Ross if he lost the case against Leviston blaming Ross as the true culprit behind the leak of the tape.
Ross better lawyer up. According to TMZ, a jury of 4 women and 2 men found 50 Cent guilty and awarded Leviston with $2.5 million in damages for using her image without permission. She also received another $2.5 million for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Her lawyers argued that 50 Cent leaked the tape for publicity in the feud with Rozay.
Apparently, 50 Cent didn’t even bother to show up for the trial or the verdict. Hopefully he’s busy making money, because the jury decides on punitive damages next week meaning Leviston may be coming into some additional coins.
This is becoming a hot mess. According to a Florida woman, hip-hop mogul 50 Cent invaded her privacy by posting a video on the Internet of her having sex with her boyfriend. But 50 is shifting the blame to fellow rapper Rick Ross, saying it was actually Ross who posted the clip.
Lastonia Leviston is suing, but 50 tried to get out of a state trial by filing a federal bankruptcy petition for his boxing promotion company. A federal judge however isn’t having it, and recently refused to let the music entrepreneur skip out of the trial over the video.
“Judge Katherine Failla separated the two cases at the request of a young Florida mother who accuses the rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, of humiliating her and invading her privacy by posting a video on the Internet of her having sex with a boyfriend,” reports The New York Daily News.
Leviston, 36, says Jackson posted the video in 2009 to taunt his rival, Ross, because Ross is the father of her child. The post got four million views. A jury was to be selected earlier this week in state court, but this was postponed due to 50 Cent abruptly filing bankruptcy for SMS Promotions, just one of 50’s companies.
While SMS may be in trouble, 50 Cent is far from broke. He reportedly netted $100 million in the sale of shares in VitaminWater.
According to Leviston’s lawyer, jury selection should begin next week.
You might remember when 50 Cent and Rick Ross had beef resulting in a lot of madness including a character called “Pimpin Curly” and a sex tape starring Rick Ross’s child’s mother.
TMZ reports that 50 Cent is now filing a lawsuit against Rick Ross. 50 Cent says that Rick Ross or a member of his entourage is actually responsible for the tape’s initial release. 50 says he merely posted a link to it. He also refers to an interview Rick Ross did with a radio station a day before the footage was leaked on-line in which the “Diced Pineapples” rapper said he was going to release a sex tape.
Lastonia Leviston, the woman who appears in the tape, brought a lawsuit against 50 Cent in 2010 for releasing the video which currently has millions of views. Leviston says the embarrassment over the video’s release which features her having sex with her ex-boyfriend Maurice Murray left her so distraught she even contemplated suicide. Leviston says Murray gave 50 Cent’s camp the tape since he too had issues with Ross and wanted retaliation.
Legal documents state that if 50 Cent loses in his case with Leviston, Ross should cover the judgement because he is truly the guilty party.
Previous efforts failed to have the case of Leviston against 50 Cent dropped and the trial is scheduled to begin in June.
A video 50 cent released six years ago, is finally coming back around to bite him in the ass.
According to the New York Daily News, the rapper will appear in court in June for posting footage of Rick Ross’ baby mother having sex on YouTube. Lastonia Leviston, sued 50 for emotional distress in 2010 after he posted the video. The video, which showcases Leviston having sex with her ex-boyfriend, Maurice Murray, gained more than 3.2 million views.
According to court papers, Murray gave Jackson the tape in 2009 after Jackson, 39, recognized Leviston as former girlfriend of the rapper’s rival, Rick Ross. She is also the mother of Ross’ child.
It just wouldn’t be All-Star weekend without yet another altercation. TMZ reports a brawl erupted when a group of men decided to pick a fight with Rick Ross and Meek Mill’s entourage inside a club on Friday night.
Apparently the rappers were in the same section as the men in NYC’s Liberty Theater when drinks were thrown and a scuffle broke out.
Eyewitnesses say Meek threw a few punches and Rick Ross kept his moves to pushing as his bodyguards handled the rest.
I’m going to need Meek to stay booed up with Nicki Minaj on her Instagram where it’s safe because I could’ve sworn he is still on probation.
Either way there have been quite a few scuffles going down during All-Star weekend. It might be time for everyone to turn down and take their behinds home.
TMZ has vid of the brawl below:
Rick Ross, aka, the incredible shrinking man, sat down with Good Morning America’s Sara Haines to chat about losing almost 100 pounds and trying to live better while promoting his new album, Hood Billionaire. He knew he was in bad shape after having those two consecutive seizures in 2011.
“I just feel like I was at the point in my life where, you know, so many other positive things were happening in my career, my life. Two years ago I suffered two seizures. I woke up from that and I was like, ‘wow, I really need to reevaluate what I’m doing.’ I wanted to cut back on some of the drinking I was doing, sleep a little more and watch what I ate. You know, I feel I’m fat boy forever. I’m going to always be a fat boy. But it most definitely was just something I had to do, you know, for the better, you know. And I always enjoy my size. I love taking my shirt off, running around, you know … it was really a health issue for me.”
When asked what his new routine consists of, Ross said he has a light breakfast and then proceeds to doing his “RossFit” workout, a specialized version of CrossFit for the rapper.
“I would wake up, eat my breakfast. I would maybe eat three eggs and some turkey bacon and get ready for my workout. I put a twist on that CrossFit.”
As always though, not everyone was crazy about him dropping the pounds, including some ladies, who preferred Ross nice and round.
“I had a few chicks, ‘Ah Rozay, we loved the [inaudible]. I said, ‘baby you already know I still got it. Ain’t nothin’ went nowhere. We’re just better with it, you know what I mean?'”
Haines asked him if his weight loss has changed how he goes about creating his music, but that, he says, will never change.
“Not at all. My music just comes from the heart. That comes from my mindset. After I sit down and absorb this great interview, something going to come to me that I can put into a record. I might rap about you [laughs]!”
Ross says that one of the first sacrifices he made to drop the pounds was leaving behind soda, and refraining from eating really late at night (or super early in the morning while in the studio). Both of those changes helped him successfully slim down. And he looks great, right?
Rick Ross and K Michelle performed their hit “If they Knew” on Jimmy Fallon Thursday night.
The two performed with the help of The Roots and showed off their chemistry. Rick Ross’ new album Hood Billionaire was released almost two weeks ago and K Michelle’s sophomore album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? was released a few days ago.
The appearance on Fallon is great timing for both musicians. K recently made headlines when she openly discussed her relationship with Idris Elba. The two were an item for some time. The pairing resulted is some amazing music for K. Anybody wanna buy a heart? will apparently move 75-80K in it’s first week.
Congrats to K and check out their performance.
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t a fan of one of the men we have listed, and it probably has less to do with the music and more to do with their good looks. Check out our picks for the sexiest men in Hip Hop today!
By Asha Boston
To lose any amount of weight is something to be celebrated, but to lose more than 100 pounds? Wow! These famous faces managed to do it after getting serious about what they put in their mouths and focusing on exercise. As they will tell you, it’s an ongoing battle to keep the weight off, but so far, they’ve done a great job.
Tamela Mann has shown us the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise as she has shed more than 200 pounds (“Lost 246 pounds thanks to God, Family, and Y’all….”)! The gospel singer began counting calories when her husband, David, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The couple started to get serious about daily exercise and healthy eating. In an interview about the family’s new eating habits, Mann says, “For many African American families, a lot of the time when we sit down to dinner, we can have two or three starches in one meal. You can still have some, but you don’t have to have as many.” We have to admit, she looks great!
As a person with a long and interesting surname, I can always appreciate a good tongue twister or head scratcher when it comes to other people’s names. We’ve found that you all enjoy such quick glimpses into the lives of the people whose music is all over the radio, so here are few (make that quite a few actually) government names of rap stars that are quite the contrast from their colorful stage names.
While his look and his stage name are very colorful (many have likened his image to that of Jerome from “Martin”), James was actually born Nicholas Williams. No frills, just Nicholas (probably called Nick or Nicky). The Atlanta-bred rapper was actually born in Trinidad, so one can assume that the island influenced his rap name.