Vybz Kartel is celebrating his 42nd birthday today (January 7th) in good spirit.
The incarcerated dancehall legend received a family visit from his kids who were brought to GP on Sunday afternoon. A rep for his label told us that he is in good spirit as he marks another milestone in his life and career. “The Worl’Boss is in great spirit and despite his incarceration, there are a lot of things to be thankful for,” his rep said.
We’re told that this year will mark 25 years since Vybz Kartel been in the music business and despite being incarcerated since 2011, he is showing no signs of slowing down. “25 years in dancehall and still active and more relevant than 99% of the artists is something to be thankful for and something to celebrate,” his rep added.
Vybz Kartel started his dancehall career in the early 90s as part of the group Vibes Cartel. The group was later disbanded and he took on the name Vybz Kartel by just changing up the spelling. However, his big success didn’t come until the early 2000s when Bounty Killer took him under his wings and lifted him up from an underground act to the mainstream of dancehall.
Bounty Killer, along with several other affiliated dancehall entertainers including Sean Kingston, Popcaan and NotNice have since wished Vybz Kartel a happy birthday on social media. “1time fi a real G long live.. #morelife,” Popcaan wrote while Sean Kingston added, “Happy birthday to the greatest in dancehall music period… @vybzkartel 1 more year Pon dem!!! Gwan hold di faith mi don freedom is a must!!! #vybzkartel #seankingston #Gaza.”
Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is serving a life sentence for murder. His appeal trial is set for July of this year. He is eligible for parole after serving 35 years of his sentence.
Nicole Murphy celebrated her 50th birthday at a posh party in Beverly Hills where Drake was in attendance.
You can hardly tell that Eddie Murphy’s baby mama is 50 because she would rival plenty females in their 30s. The model celebrated her big five O on Friday night at a super exclusive bash in Bev Hills. Drake was at the party all suited up and lots of Virginia Black whiskey was flowing. Nicole Murphy famously appeared in the recent advertisement for Drake’s whiskey brand where the 6 God and his dad Dennis Graham also appeared in.
“Thank you @champagnepapi & @virginiablackwhiskey for celebrating my 50th Birthday with me…. #birthday #drake #michaelcostello #virginiablack,” she wrote on IG.
There are already some rumors about Drake and Nicole dating but we’re told that they are just friends and Drizzy just came out to support her. TMZ paparazzi caught up with her last night heading into a restaurant with her mom where she was told that GQ named her the hottest 50 of the year. “That’s sweet thank you, thank you GQ,” she said.
Evelyn Lozada has broken her silence about her rumored relationship with French Montana.
The former Basketball Wives star and the Coke Boy rapper have been rumored to be dating for the past few weeks, but one fan got her to do what the media couldn’t get her to do, confirm their relationship. The reality star posted a photo on IG on Thursday showing off her results from her intense training and naturally, fans flooded her comments about questions about French Montana.
“French really pounding your culo cakes into sazón huh?” one fan asked to which she responded saying, “Y sofrito.” The pair were spotted this week at a club in New York City. They were again spotted together in December at French Montana’s house while Evelyn Lozada was celebrating her birthday. She posted a few photos of herself with her cake and some French Vanilla Ciroc.
In 2012, French Montana released a song titled “Ocho Cinco” where he reference her so its been a while that he has his eyes set on the BBW beauty.
Cardi B is dominating Billboard Hot 100 to kick off her New Year.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper became only the third artist in history and the first rapper to have their first three Billboard Hot 100 songs to chart in the top ten simultaneously. The only other two artists to achieve this are Ashanti and The Beatles, according to Billboard. Cardi B joined the elites among artists last year when her debut single “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” topped the chart making her the first female rapper since Lauryn Hill in the late 1990s to top the chart with a solo record.
Now Cardi B is making more history for herself once again on the most recognized music chart on the planet, the Billboard Hot 100. Her song with G-Eazy and ASAP Rocky, “No Limit” jumps one place this week to No. 4, while Migos’ “MotorSport” with Cardi B and Nicki Minaj holds firm at No. 7 on the chart this week. That’s two singles in the top ten where she is a guest artist on, but her debut single “Bodak Yellow” saw some resurgence over the holidays and jumped two places from No. 12 to 10 on the chart.
“What a great way to start my Year.Thank you Lord,” Cardi B wrote on Instagram. “Only you and i know how much i pray to you.These last few weeks been too much for me but my Lord always find a way to uplift me .Thank you to my fans ,DJS ,Team for the support .Thanks to all the artist who featured me In these songs and thanks guys for showing my second single BARTIER CARDI some love I love you.”
It’s very much possible that she can achieve four songs simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 if her new single “Bartier Cardi” continues to gain momentum. The song made its debut on the chart at No. 14 and over the holidays it was a top trending song on some major streaming platforms. Further down on the chart, Cardi B can be found on another song “La Modelo” with latin singer Ozuna which entered the chart at No. 52. “LA MODELO HAS ALSO ENTER THE HOT 100 at number 52 .Thank you guys for the support this honestly one of my favorite songs .Thank you @ozunapr por darme la oportunidad,” Bardi wrote on Instagram.
What a great way to start my Year.Thank you Lord .Only you and i know how much i pray to you.These last few weeks been too much for me but my Lord always find a way to uplift me .Thank you to my fans ,DJS ,Team for the support .Thanks to all the artist who featured me I?n thesee songs and thanks guys for showing my second single BARTIER CARDI some love ???????????I love you
Erykah Badu got pulled over by cops so that they can say hi.
In weird news to kick off the new year, Erykah Badu got stopped by cops in Dallas on New Year’s Eve and it turns out that it was for nothing. She posted a video on Instagram laughing about the whole thing but some fans were not so much amused given the current relationship between cops and people of color. Fortunately for her, this stop was merely for the cops to say hi to a celebrity.
“Okay it’s New Year’s Eve and I just got pulled over and why are you pulling me over,” she said while turning her camera towards the cop who said, “Because I wanted to say hi.” It appears that Erykah Badu also had a young child in the car with her at the time. “I would’ve pulled you over…made u step out the car, take pictures with me and call my mama so she could say hi too,” one fan wrote.
Some fans weren’t so amused about it. “Lies they know they were trying to catch you slippen but nah your never slippin,” another fan said.
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 30: (L-R) Remy Ma and Papoose attend Breaking Boundaries presented by Women On The Move And HerSource With NYU & OBE at NYU on March 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Papoose confirmed on Twitter that Remy Ma is pregnant with the couple’s first child.
The Love and Hip Hop New York couple has some good news to share with their fans for the holiday. Papoose shared a photo from an ultrasound room and also a few pics of the two doing some pottery artwork. “Hand made these bowls, for our unborn child. #pottery #blacklove,” he wrote on IG. The caption maybe a bit cryptic but he did say clearly “unborn child.”
The caption could mean anything but certainly baby making is among the many meanings. It could also mean that they are just getting check up to make sure that they are healthy to make a baby or simply just trolling us. If the couple are indeed expecting, then Pap is in for an adventurous 2018.
Earlier this year, Papoose and Remy Ma opened up about her painful miscarriage. “This was a hard time for me & my husband & we thought long and hard before deciding to share this part of our lives with you all,” she wrote in the caption. “I was totally against it but in a fit of crying @papoosepapoose said ” you are not the only one going thru this , we will get thru it” …made me realize how many women like myself experience the same thing and don’t have a strong partner by their side to say it will be alright.”
After trying to have a child for a while their dreams may have finally be coming through. Remy Ma has a son name Jayson from a previous relationship.
XXXTentacion will be spending Christmas behind bars.
The South Florida rapper was arrested this morning when he appeared in court for a hearing on his assault case. The prosecution added seven more felony charges to his name including witness harassment and witness tampering. The judge also ruled that he violated the conditions of his bail from his original arrest and was immediately taken into custody by police officers, TMZ reported. This means that X will be in jail until his trial.
The prosecutor argued in court in Miami-Dade County on Friday that XXXTentacion coerced the ex-girlfriend, the same female he is accused of assaulting, to drop the case. The “Look At Me” rapper presented a document earlier this month allegedly signed by his ex-girlfriend saying that she wishes to drop the case. The prosecutor questioned the validity of the document and announced that more charges are coming.
Earlier this week, XXXTentacion released a statement to his fans on Instagram apologizing for letting them down. At the time he knew there was a strong possibility he would get arrested at his court hearing today. “Court date is on the 15th 9:00 am here is my court information, if I am taken into custody, I want to tell everyone I’ve let down I apologize, I tried my best, I really did,” he wrote.
Chris Brown and Kevin McCall are at each other’s throat again.
We thought that the two singers squashed their beef ages ago, but apparently not. McCall fired off a series of posts on Instagram last weekend bashing Chris Brown and members of his OHB crew for threatening and stalking him. He is also saying that he has no issues with Breezy and his crew but he is ready for a one-on-one fight with the “Loyal” singer. Brown didn’t respond to that offer, but one member of his crew name Sinko did.
“Chris Brown is supposed to be a gangster, right,” McCall said. “Why every time he get into something with another man — one person — he gotta have a gang come help him? Chris Brown, you from out of town, my n***a. My whole city will turn up on you’re ass if you keep it up.”
Sinko says that McCall has been calling members of the OHB crew trying to get them to squash the beef with Breezy. “Don’t let this ni**a fool you, ni**as don’t want smoke,” Sinko said. “He got mutual homies hitting me on his behalf to squash beef! Now it’s no passes, you give a ni**a a inch and they take a mile. We winning over here, staye out our lane, youdon’t wanna crash that cheap car you can’t afford to get fixed.”
Kevin McCall later posted a series of videos saying its all love and that he has no issues with Brown and his crew. He is basically saying that some guys around Chris are jealous of him and are only coming after him because of that jealousy. Breezy did not comment on the beef himself, but he gave his stamp of approval by liking the post made by Sinko. Check out some of the videos and the heated exchange on Instagram below.