Monday, July 26, 2010

Foxy Brown performs, boasts about getting out on bail

Good thing Foxy Brown had bail money.

The Brooklyn rapper made a triumphant return, performing at BB Kings in Times Square, just four days after she was arrested for violating an order of protection against her neighbor.

Brown spent a night in police custody before pleading not guilty to one count of criminal contempt - a felony - for violating the order of protection, which bars her from having contact with neighbor, Arlene Raymond. Brown was released Thursday on $5,000 bail. (click here for the story)

Her brother, Mouse, was the first to make mention of the incident at the show.

He called Raymond a "bumb ass bitch," and bragged about Foxy making bail.

"We don't give a fuck about that bullshit because we got bail money," he shouted on the mic. "We get bailed the fuck out! The next day!"

The "Ill Na Na" rapper also shrugged off the arrest.

"This is what we tell all the haters: You know they can't keep a good bitch down. It's nothing," she said in between songs at the Sunday night show.

"We makes bail. We come back out. It's nothing! It's nothing!" Brown laughed, before performing her verse from Case's "Touch Me, Tease Me."

"I wasn't missing this motherfuckin' concert for the world!" she shouted.

Brown didn't disappoint fans, who chanted her name before she hit the stage. She performed her big hits from her more than 14-year career, including "Hot Spot," "BK Anthem," "Candy" and "Get Me Home." And she couldn't leave without performing her verses from some classic features, including Total's "No One Else" and Jay-Z's "Ain't No Nigga."

She also had a few special guests including reggae artist Spragga Benz, who joined her for "Oh Yeah."

But it was the reunion of The Firm - Brown, AZ and Cormega - that was most notable.

Also in attendance for the show was Lost Boyz rapper, Mr. Cheeks. He did not hit the stage.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Foxy Brown arrested after run-in with neighbor

Foxy Brown let her "Ill Na Na" attitude get the best of her yesterday, and she even flashed it!

The Brooklyn rapper was arrested after verbally attacking her neighbor, who had an order of protection against her. In addition to the bad-mouthing, Foxy further pushed the envelop by lifting up her dress at her neighbor.

The cuffed rapstress, whose real name is Inga Marchand, was walked out of the 77 Precinct in Brooklyn shortly before 2 a.m. today.

She had a sports jersey over her head as she was put in a police van.

Find out the details on what led to her arrest: click here.


Gotti grandson says Rick Ross should have for permission for album title

The grandson of mob boss John Gotti wasn't pleased with the name of Rick Ross' latest album.

In fact, Carmine Agnello, 24, told me that Ricky Rozay should have asked his family for permission before calling his album, "Teflon Don."

Gotti was dubbed the Teflon Don after winning acquittal after acquittal in the 1980s. The name was given to him by the media.

"Only in America can you go from being a corrections officer to calling yourself Teflon Don," said Agnello, who is launching is own music career as Carmine Gotti.

To read my full story, including quotes from Carmine: click here.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

New Rick Ross album is out, and I ain't foolin' with it

Call him Rick Ross. Ricky Rozay. Big Meech. Officer Ricky.

It doesn't matter what you call him because I'm not buying/supporting/listening to the latest installation from the Miami rapper, born William Leonard Roberts II.

I've practically heard the whole album because New York radio plays his music all the time. And I'm pretty sure his alliance with Diddy's "Dream Team" has helped with that.

I really don't want to use the "F" word, but let's keep it real - Ross is a fraud.

His stage name comes from former drug kingpin, Ricky Ross, who became infamous in Los Angeles in the 80s. The original Ross even filed a lawsuit against the rapper for stealing his name.

OK, so taking someone else's name isn't such a bad thing. Big deal, right?

We also saw how 50 Cent embarrassed "The Boss" rapper by revealing his past as a corrections officer, and releasing video interviews with one of Ross' baby-mother's.

Eh, who cares, right?

Fast forward to Ross' new album, Teflon Don, released today.

The album is stacked with hip-hop heavyweights who have already established themselves in the music game. Good stragegy, I guess, but I ain't foolin' with it.

The 12-track album looks like a 2010 DJ Clue mixtape - features include Jay-Z, T.I., Drake, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Diddy, Gucci Mane, Ne-Yo, Cee-Lo, Jadakiss, Styles P, Trey Songz, Chrisette Michele and Raphael Saadiq. Whew! All we're missing is Nicki Minaj, Keyshia Cole and a phoned in verse from Lil' Wayne!

There's only one song - "I'm Not a Star" - that doesn't feature another artist.

Lastly, I can't fool with an album that includes lyrics with a pathetic reference to 9/11.

On "Super High" (featuring Ne-Yo), Ross raps, "We doin' it big, it's goin' down - 9/11 / I'm doin' it big, pullin' up in a 911." (the latter is a reference to the Porsche 911)

But really, "it's goin' down - 9/11?"

We've all heard "it's goin' down - basement!"

A lot of things "go down." Stairs? An elevator? Monica Lewinsky?

Ross, you couldn't use something else??

The reference to 9/11 in "Super High" is just unnecessary, heartless and disgusting.

Ross strikes super low with a reference to the biggest tragedy our country has ever seen.

In 2010, we have to listen to edited versions of "Juicy" by the Notorious B.I.G., who said, "Time to get paid, blow up like the World Trade." But this was pre-9/11.

Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade has been making headlines for his recent 9/11 comments, and he even released an apology. (Read the story)

Well, I think it's time that Rick Ross issues an apology, and radio and television stations start editing "Super High."

In the meantime, I ain't foolin with Mr. Rozay and his new album.

Maybe after reading this, you won't either.


If you've been under a rock and haven't heard "Super High" - here's the video:

Monday, July 19, 2010

Jay-Z and Beyonce among guests at CC Sabathia's 30th B'Day Bash

The pinstripes were off, and the party gear was on at CC Sabathia's 30th birthday party at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club last night.

Nearly the entire Yankee roster was in attendance for the lavish party thrown by Sabathia's wife, Amanda.

The exclusive guest list included power couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce, director Spike Lee and actress Cameron Diaz.

The Yankee pitcher officially turns 30 on Wednesday.

Yankees in attendance inlcuded Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Nick Swisher, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte, Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, A.J. Burnett, Mark Teixeira, Juan Miranda, Francisco Cervelli, Ramiro Pena and Marcus Thames. Yankee legend Reggie Jackson was also at the midtown Manhattan nightclub. Not in attendance were Yankee manager Joe Girardi, and closer Mariano Rivera.

For more on last night's festivities: click here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

And the most watched video on YouTube is...

It shouldn't be any surprise. Justin Bieber is the king of YouTube!

Justin Bieber's video, "Baby," has been watched more than 246 million times on YouTube!!

The video, which features rapper Ludacris, is now the most watched video on YouTube. The announcement was made yesterday via YouTube's Twitter account.

As of 2 p.m. today, the video had been viewed 246,295,440 times since it was posted on YouTube on Feb. 19.

Bieber tweeted, "what is goin on with the BABY video on youtube is crazy...i started on youtube so the support...well i just need to say thank u."

Bieber's mentor Usher would be very proud, or perhaps a little jealous.

Usher's videos have posted some big numbers on YouTube as well.

Usher's "Make Love In This Club" has been viewed more than 40 million times, and "OMG" has topped more than 19 million views.

But none come close to the views garnered by the 16-year-old Canadian sensation, who was originally discovered on YouTube.

To gain the prestigious viral honor, Bieber surpassed Lady Gaga's video for "Bad Romance," which has been watched 245,654,289 times since it was posted on Nov. 23.

Bieber praised Gaga on Twitter saying, "someone just showed me and i just need to say that @ladygaga is an incredible artist who have great respect 4. and her vid is incredible.."

Bieber went on to Tweet, "so it doesnt matter who has more views what matters is that we have incredible fans that support us...that im sure we are both greatful 4."

Bieber, who has more than three million followers on Twitter, had to thank his dedicated fans.

He tweeted, "so i said i started on youtube so...WOW!! Love u and wish u all the best in each and every one of ur lives. Thanks Beliebers!"

I'm sure Gaga's "Little Monsters" won't take this defeat without a fight. I wouldn't be surprised if we see campaigns by Gaga fans to overtake Bieber.

This could get ugly.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Terrell Owens hoops in Harlem

Terrell Owens put on quite a show shootin' hoops at Harlem's Rucker Park last night. And the cameras were rolling. (video below)

Too bad he wasn't any good.

Then again, he could always play for the Knicks. I'm sure they'd take him.

Despite some missed dunks and open opportunities by the free agent wide receiver, T.O.'s team cruised to a 119 to 107 victory over Chad Ochocinco's team. Both teams featured some of the top street ballers in NYC.

Ochocinco, who watched from the sidelines, even had rapper Jadakiss on his squad. But that didn't seem to help much.

The Cincinnati Bengal and former Dancing with the Stars contestant couldn't do much to keep his team from defeat. Although there was nothing on the line, with the exception of bragging rights.

The game was just another stop along their promotional tour for their respective VH1 reality television shows.

Ochocinco is making people believe he is going to find "true love" on his dating reality show, "The Ultimate Catch."

Meanwhile, "The T.O. Show" is back for its second season. No dating show here, but it's all about T.O. and his day-to-day.

Well, one thing is for sure, the new season of "The T.O. Show" will be better than his basketball game. (But that's not really saying much) Stay tuned!!

Some moments that I'm sure T.O. isn't too proud of.....