I get chills just from the Preview…I can’t wait to go see it!
Day: March 14, 2013
Oh no, Sweet Brown! Say it ain’t so! It looks like she’s suing Apple for $15 MILLION over using her catchphrases without her permission.
The Bob Rivers Show, which is a radio program, made a song called “I Got Bronchitis”, and used bits from the interview that made her famous. They started selling the song in April 2012 on iTunes. According to sources, “the radio program and its owner falsely advertised that Sweet Brown had given her consent for the radio station to use her voice and likeness in the song.“
The song sampled phrases like, “Ain’t nobody got time for that,” “Ran for my life,” and “Oh, Lord Jesus it’s a fire.” The lawsuit was actually filed back in June 2012 under the name Kimberly “Sweet Brown” Wilkins. In addition to Apple, she’s suing about five other parties.
It also looks as though her lawyers no longer…
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Almost a year after 22-year-old Rekia Boyd (pictured) was gunned down on Chicago’s West Side by Chicago detective Dante Servin, the Chicago City Council Wednesday approved a $4.5 million settlement with the family, reports ABC News.
Boyd was an innocent bystander in Chicago’s Douglas Park around 1:00 a.m. on March 21, 2012 when Servin, responding to a disturbance call, arrived on the scene. The officer exchanged words with Antonio Cross, who was also in the park. After turning away, Servin, who was in his car, claims he saw Cross pull out a gun. It was actually his cell phone, but it was too late.
Servin fired five shots “blindly” over his shoulder, shooting Cross in his thumb and striking Boyd in the head. She died the next day at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Cross was charged with aggravated assaulted against Servin. The officer did not appear for the court date…
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Twitter is still talking about the fights at the “Love & Hip-Hop” reunion taping. After being involved in a scuffle with Consequence and her ex Joe Budden, model/reality star Tahiry Jose went on a New York City radio station to explain her side of the story.
Tahiry called in to the morning show on Hot 97 and spoke to Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds about her participation in the fight. According to her, the first fight Budden and Consequence got into wasn’t really a fight. Consequence reached over Tahiry’s head and smacked Joe Budden in the back of his head. Before Budden could retaliate, security rushed him and moved him away from the situation. Security didn’t grab Tahiry though, which left her open to strike Consequence.
When asked about Consequence’s reaction to her hitting him, she said he sent word over that he understood her motives. Because she defended…
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