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Popcaan Speaks About Vybz Kartel's Life Sentence

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Popcaan is perhaps the biggest artist to rise from under Vybz Kartel wings. But the former Portmore Empire deejay has been getting some bashing from Gaza fans in recent months for abandoning his mentor after his arrest in 2011. Earlier this year Vybz Kartel released a statement condemning Popcaan and Tommy Lee for what he called a betrayal. In the leng[...]

Hip Hop Pioneers Beastie Boys Win Case Against Monster

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The Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 million over the unauthorised use of their music in fizzy drink adverts. "We're happy," said rapper Adam Horovitz, known as Ad-Rock, outside the Manhattan courtroom. California-based Monster Energy Co. admitted using Beastie Boys tracks in a promotional video that was online for five weeks, but argued over the am[...]

Netflix & Verizon Clash

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US telecommunications giant Verizon has issued Netflix with a "cease and desist" letter. The letter came after the streaming video service reportedly told consumers Verizon was behind slow connections. "There is no basis for Netflix to assert that issues with respect to playback... are attributable solely to the Verizon network," Verizon wrote. Netf[...]

J-Lo Pulls Out Of FIFA World Cup Opening

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Jennifer Lopez has pulled out of performing the official World Cup song at the tournament's opening ceremony in Brazil, Fifa has announced. Officials said the singer could not attend Thursday's show because of unspecified "production issues". Lopez was due to perform alongside rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, with whom she has record[...]

Miss Thailand 2014 Resigns In Controversy

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Miss Universe Thailand has resigned less than a month into her reign after being harshly criticized on social media over her political comments and looks. Weluree Ditsayabut, 22, tearfully announced she was giving up the title that would have allowed her to compete in the international Miss Universe pageant. The actress and former talk show host said M[...]

24hrs No Sleep - Truck Driver In Tracy Morgan Accident

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A truck driver's lack of sleep is being blamed for the highway crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian in New Jersey. As Morgan recovered in a hospital, authorities said Monday that the truck driver who triggered the weekend crash hadn't slept for more than 24 hours before the accident. Wal-Mart trucker Kevin Roper is expected to ap[...]

Lil Kim Has A Daughter

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Lil Kim has a lil one of her own: The rapper is now a mother. Lil Kim's assistant, Noel Perez, confirms that the 38-year-old gave birth to daughter Royal Reign on Monday. It is her first child. No more details were given. Lil Kim's hits include "Crush on You," "Not Tonight" and "Magic Stick" with 50 Cent. She won a Grammy in 2002 for her work on the[...]

George Zimmerman Sues NBC For Defamation

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The judge in George Zimmerman's defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal is set to hear arguments on a request by the media company to dismiss the case. A hearing has been set for June 19th. The case had been postponed pending the conclusion of the Trayvon Martin shooting case. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder last July in the shooting deat[...]

Reggae Boyz Thrashed by France

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Karim Benzema was in a class of his own in an unusual role on the left as France geared up for the World Cup with an 8-0 win over Jamaica on Sunday despite the absence of Franck Ribéry. Ribéry was ruled out of the finals with a back injury but the French were eager to move on with Benzema scoring twice and setting up three more goals while Yohan Cabaye, B[...]

Snoop Dogg Sued By Former Bodyguards

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Snoop Dogg is reportedly being sued by three former bodyguards who claim they were sacked after complaining about their working conditions. Torrey Mitchell, Donnel Murray and Ryan Turk are seeking at least $3 million in damages and lost wages from the rapper, their supervisor, his publishing company and accountants. According to a report by Courthouse New[...]