Two men in Buffalo, New York, were sent to the hospital with stab wounds after a brawl broke out during after a concert featuring G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks.
According to police, Lloyd Banks was performing at The Town Ballroom on Saturday (March 5th) when two men were stabbed in two separate incidents, inside the venue.
Clayton Webster, 23 and Anthony Marshall, 21, were both stabbed repeatedly inside of the venue, police confirmed.
While Marshall is in stable condition, Webster is still in critical condition at the Erie County Medical Center.
Investigators are attempting to determine if the two incidents are connected, or if one of the stabbings was a retaliatory act for the other.
The music video for Kanye West’s single Monster has been banned by MTV. The television network made the decision to pull the video in response to an outcry over the way women are being portrayed in the footage.
At the forefront of the outrage are two activists Sharon Haywood and Melinda Tankard Reist, who created a petition asking MTV and Universal Music Group to stop promoting the video, and in the process managed to get over 1,600 signatures.
“The mainstreaming of videos like this increases desensitized and callous attitudes toward violence against women,” said Reist, one of the campaign’s originators. “Young people are seeing images and absorbing harmful messages which glamorize misogyny and brutalize women.”
Adding, “Women are reduced to sex-doll like playthings. So great is the level of desensitization that the barbaric treatment of women and girls is seen as normal and to be expected. We decided to run this campaign because we wanted to challenge the status quo.”
Their work isn’t completely done though, pointed out Reist, who said that they are determined to continue their campaign until Universal Music Group responds to the petition.
Monster collaborators Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Nicki Minaj appear in the video alongside West.
Marion “Suge” Knight has formally dropped his appeal in a lawsuit he filed against Kanye West stemming from a 2005 shooting at a pre-VMA party in Miami, FL.
The former CEO of Death Row Records blamed the Louis Vuitton Don because he was shot in the leg by an unknown individual. Knight holds the rapper and his partners responsible because the suspect was able to sneak a gun into the pre-VMA party past Kanye’s security.
It seems that Suge has finally decided to end the long time battle with Kanye. According to the Associated Press, Suge’s attorney filed the dismissal in February 2011 in a Miami federal court. The dismissal comes after Knight previously appealed the decision in December 2010 because the judge granted a summary judgment for West in November of that year. Suge initially sought millions of dollars in damages from the Watch The Throne artist in the lawsuit.
During the incident, Knight was shot in the upper right leg and his bone was shattered in the process. He claimed to have had months of physical therapy, suffered mental anguish and loss of income. Both parties have reportedly settled out of court and reached a confidential agreement. The case remains unsolved until this day.
With millions of records sold, nationwide sold out shows, loved by the streets and respected amongst his peers, without a question E-40 continues to reign supreme.
Singer Ne-Yo is the proud father of a baby girl, as the child’s mother Monyetta gave birth to the child late Friday night in Atlanta.
Posted: Sunday – November 14, 2010
Jay-Z signed Jay Electronica to Roc Nation tonight at an exclusive music industry function tonight in New York City.
The signing ended years of speculation as to where Jay Electronica would call his recording home.
“We’re trying to reintroduce magic to Hip-Hop,” Jay-Z said from the stage at a club called The Bar.
The event was set as a magic with several oddities performing, including a man deemed “The Human Slinky” and magicians.
Jay Electronica performed for the crowd and the DJ later played his song with Jay-Z.