Report: Kanye West allegedly showed explicit Kim Kardashian media during Yeezy meetings

Report: Kanye West allegedly showed explicit Kim Kardashian media during Yeezy meetings
A letter written to Adidas by former Yeezy executives, obtained by Rolling Stone, alleges that the clothing line ignored West’s inappropriate behavior with employees.

By Jordan Darville

November 23, 2022

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Kanye West frequently behaved inappropriately in front of employees at his clothing line Yeezy, playing pornography during meetings and showing off explicit photographs of his then-wife Kim Kardashian, according to a new Rolling Stone report.

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The allegations are reported alongside an open letter penned by several “high-ranking former Yeezy employees” titled “The Truth About Yeezy: A Call to Action for Adidas Leadership.” Sent on Tuesday (November 22) and obtained by Rolling Stone, the letter claims that West had a “manipulative and fear-based approach to leading the team” at Yeezy. “He has, in years past,” the letter alleges, “exploded at women in the room with offensive remarks, and would resort to sexually disturbing references when providing design feedback.”

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The intimate images of Kardashian are alleged to have been displayed during a job interview and business meeting. One individual claims that West showed him an explicit photo of Kardashian during a job interview in 2018, saying “My wife just sent me this.” That same year, a member of Yeezy’s creative team said that West showed them an explicit video involving Kardashian.

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Employees were frequently exposed to West’s pornography habits, the report alleges. One senior employee claimed that West played pornography during meetings on five separate occasions. “He would be in a meeting and he’d be talking to you, and he’d rattle off in his laptop,” the employee said. “And he’s like, ‘I know it’s uncomfortable, but I kind of need this in the background to keep me focused.’” In a documentary shared in October, West can be seen showing pornography to Adidas executives during a meeting.

Adidas did nothing to prevent West’s behavior despite it being common knowledge in the company, the letter claims. “As much as we all would love to solely blame Kanye,” the letter reads, “the undeniable truth is that the Adidas executive team and the board have been huge enablers.” The signators are calling for “steadfast rules for termination of a partnership when problematic behavior arises” as well as a public apology for “Kanye’s terrorizing behavior.”

In a statement obtained by Rolling Stone, Adidas said the company “will not discuss private conversations, details, or events that lead [sic] to our decision to terminate the Adidas Yeezy partnership and decline to comment on any related speculation.”

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The FADER has reached out to Kim Kardashian’s representative for a statement.

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Song You Need: $ilkmoney rages with range on “Cuummoney Amiliani”

Song You Need: $ilkmoney rages with range on “Cuummoney Amiliani”
The Virginia rapper’s excellent new tape I Dont Give A Fuck About This Rap Shit, Imma Just Drop Until I Dont Feel Like It Anymore is out now.

By Jordan Darville

November 21, 2022

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The FADER’s “Songs You Need” are the tracks we can’t stop playing. Check back every day for new music and follow along on our Spotify playlist.

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$ilkmoney‘s had his fill of the rap industry already. “My Potna Dem,” a track released in 2019 which became a TikTok sensation last year, is usually the stuff that lucrative record deals are made of, but the offers $ilkmoney received were contingent on him attempting to recreate his viral hit. “We make music for us,” the Virginia rapper told Rolling Stone last year. “That’s what I’m gonna continue to do.”

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That kind of sentiment is why it’s tough to take the title of his new tape I Dont Give A Fuck About This Rap Shit, Imma Just Drop Until I Dont Feel Like It Anymore as an admission of defeat. $ilkmoney is more disgusted by the industry than jaded, and his vitriol is a potent source of energy on the new tape.

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On “Cuummoney Amiliani,” $ilkmoney finds an ideal balance of his rap personas: the sage, the soldier, and the scumbag. His flow is a hybrid of Busta Rhymes, Aesop Rock, and transcendent levels of Psilocybin as he names the names of offending record labels (“Empire can suck my motherfuckin’ dick for the ticket they offered us”), preaches Black self-love and empowerment that doesn’t require outsiders to thrive, and shares more than a few out-of-pocket lines, including an absolutely wild Alec Baldwin reference. Kahlil Blu’s beat is an anxious and perpetually ascending composition built around the sample of a score that could be ripped from a chase scene in a film set in New York in the ’80s. It matches the stakes perfectly, even if $ilkmoney does an expert job at making us feel like they don’t apply to him.

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3LAU sued by collaborator for unjust enrichment over $11 million NFT sale

3LAU sued by collaborator for unjust enrichment over $11 million NFT sale
LUNA AURA collaborated with the producer on the Ultraviolet single “Walk Away,” and was only offered to walk away with $25,000.

By Arielle Lana LeJarde

November 11, 2022

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Justin Blau, famously known by his DJ alias 3LAU, made headlines last year for being the first musician to sell an album as an NFT. Ultraviolet, the album in question, earned him $11.7 million, when the artist gamified the sale in the last 3 minutes of the auction, having the timer reset every time someone was outbid. Singer-songwriter LUNA AURA, aka Angela Anne Flores, collaborated on the 2017 single “Walk Away,” which later appeared as the sixth song on the record. Rolling Stone confirms that Flores has now filed a lawsuit against Blau, accusing him of unjust enrichment and breach of contract.

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The two artists entered a contract in November 2017, which stated that Flores would receive a “basic royalty rate” on top of her 30% cut in the song’s publishing. 3LAU entertainment, however, owns the sole and exclusive rights to the masters.

Per the lawsuit, Flores alleges she didn’t get “any compensation from revenues generated from the NFT project, nor has LUNA AURA [received] appropriate credit in connection with the ‘Walk Away’ and Ultraviolet NFTs,” although all the album sales include a reference to their collaborative song.

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Flores claims that the DJ/producer only offered her a one-time payment of $25,000, but no agreement was signed. The lawsuit adds that Blau “did not seek LUNA AURA’s permission or a license… to include her work in the auction, nor was LUNA AURA adequately compensated for her work.”

3LAU’s NFT page currently states that “a secondary marketplace where exclusive 3LAU Ultravolet collection NFTs can be bought and sold” is “coming soon.”

The FADER has reached out to 3LAU and LUNA AURA’s teams for comment.

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Beyoncé reveals Renaissance tour with charity auction tickets

Beyoncé reveals Renaissance tour with charity auction tickets
Passes to a summer 2023 concert were sold at the 2022 Wearable Art Gala.

By Jordan Darville

October 24, 2022

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A charity auction held on Saturday (October 22) at the 2022 Wearable Art Gala sold two tickets to an unannounced Beyoncé tour behind her new album Renaissance, scheduled to take place in summer 2023, Rolling Stone reports. The FADER has reached out to Beyoncé’s representative for more information.

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No specific dates for the tour have been revealed. An attendee at the auction reportedly paid between $45,000 and $50,000 for the package that included the tickets, first-class travel on United Airlines, a three-night stay in a Marriott Hotel, and a backstage tour of the Beyoncé concert guided by her mother, Tina Knowles.

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A video display at the auction read: “Valued at a total of $20,000, United [Airlines] x WACO offers you a chance to see Beyoncé on her ‘Renaissance’ tour starting in the summer of 2023 at any of United’s national and international destinations around the world.” See a picture of the auctioned package’s description below:

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Beyoncé confirmed a Renaissance summer 2023 world tour at tonight’s #WearableArtGala pic.twitter.com/7nTYe8SmFU

— The Bulletin (@onthebulletin) October 23, 2022

Beyoncé released Renaissance in July. It contains the single “Break My Soul,” which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. In August, Beyoncé removed an interpolation of Kelis’s hit “Milkshake” after the singer criticized Beyoncé for not consulting her on its use.

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Balenciaga cuts ties with Kanye West

Balenciaga cuts ties with Kanye West
The fashion house’s parent company, Kering, told Women’s Wear Daily the brand will have no “relationship nor any plans for future projects” with West moving forward.

By Raphael Helfand

October 21, 2022

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Balenciaga has cut ties with Kanye West following his recent spree of controversial comments and anti-semitic social media posts, as well as contentious breakups with Adidas and Gap. West collaborated with the luxury fashion house via his Gap partnership earlier this year, releasing the hugely successful “Yeezy Gap (GPS) Engineered By Balenciaga” line.

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“Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist,” said a representative of Balenciaga’s parent company, Kering, in an exclusive statement to Women’s Wear Daily.

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In September, West announced that he would not be extending his Yeezy partnerships with either Adidas or Gap. Shortly thereafter, his attorney sent a letter to Gap terminating their contract before it was due to expire. Just a few days later, he took to Instagram to post a list of far-ranging restrictions Adidas and Gap had allegedly placed on his “Yeezy standalone activities” following his recent actions, writing in his caption that his “war” with the companies was “not over.” Earlier this month, Adidas placed their contract with West under review after “repeated efforts to privately resolve the solution.”

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The past few weeks have been especially turbulent ones for West. He’s feuded with multiple designers, brands, and fashion personalities over the White Lives Matter shirt he wore and promoted at a Yeezy Season 9 show in Paris. Earlier this week, Rolling Stone reported that the shirts were being distributed to unhoused people in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood, with help from stylist and accused serial rapist Ian Connor. (Connor tweeted a video of the shirts being handed out from boxes in the back of a sprinter van Sunday night.)

West was suspended from Twitter and Instagram on October 9 following a tweet in which he announced plans to go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.” A day later, he sat for an interview with Tucker Carlson, during which he aired several other conspiracy theories, and several more were revealed in unaired footage brought to light by Motherboard.

On Monday (October 17), the owners of the right-wing social media platform Parler announced their plans to sell the company to West. That announcement came the same day news broke of a potential $250 million lawsuit against West from the family of George Floyd. Over the weekend, he had spread misinformation about the circumstances of Floyd’s death on a since-deleted episode of Drink Champs.

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George Floyd’s family plan to sue Kanye West for $250 million

George Floyd’s family plan to sue Kanye West for $250 million
They annnounced their intentions in response to Ye’s comments on Floyd’s death over the weekend.

By Raphael Helfand

October 18, 2022

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The family of George Floyd has announced plans to file a $250 million lawsuit against Kanye West following his comments on Floyd’s death over the weekend on Drink Champs. A Houston NBC affiliate reports that the lawsuit has already been filed. The FADER has reached out to representatives of Ye, and to the office of The Witherspoon Law Group — one of the firms that Roxie Washington, the mother of Floyd’s daughter Gianna, has reportedly retained for the suit — for independent confirmation.

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On Saturday, Ye espoused the conspiracy theory that George Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose on Drink Champs, a show hosted by New York rapper N.O.R.E. on Revolt TV. (The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office ruled Floyd’s death a homicide caused by “cardiopulmonary arrest” complicated by “restraint, and neck compression.”) In the same interview, he blamed “Jewish Zionists” for spreading salacious gossip about his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her former boyfriend Pete Davidson, and referred to Drake as the “greatest rapper ever.” Revolt TV has removed the interview from its site in response to backlash against Ye’s inflammatory statements.

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In recent weeks, Ye has feuded with Adidas and Gap over contract disputes, and with multiple designers, brands, and fashion personalities over the White Lives Matter shirt he wore and promoted at a Yeezy Season 9 show in Paris. Earlier today (October 18), Rolling Stone reported that Ye has been distributing more of these shirts to unhoused people in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood, with help from stylist and accused serial rapist Ian Connor. (Connor tweeted a video of the shirts being handed out from boxes in the back of a sprinter van Sunday night.)

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Ye was suspended from Twitter and Instagram on October 9 following a tweet in which he announced plans to go “death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE.” A day later, he sat for an interview with Tucker Carlson, during which he aired several other conspiracy theories, and several more were revealed in unaired footage brought to light by Motherboard. On Monday (October 17), the owners of the right-wing social media platform Parler announced their plans to sell the company to Ye.

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Silk Sonic won’t compete at the 2023 Grammys

Silk Sonic won’t compete at the 2023 Grammys
Bruni Mars says the duo “would like to gracefully, humbly, and, most importantly, sexually, bow out.”

By David Renshaw

October 13, 2022

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Silk Sonic, who won in four categories at this year’s Grammy Awards, have declined to submit their debut album for consideration at the 2023 ceremony, Rolling Stone reports.

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An Evening With Silk Sonic, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak‘s collaborative album, was released in November last year and falls in the October 1, 2021-September 30, 2022 window for next year’s Grammys.

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It was debut single “Leave the Door Open,” released in March 2021 and therefore eligible for the 2022 Grammys, that won Best R&B Song, Best R&B Performance, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year earlier this year.

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Silk Sonic are not the first artists to decline to submit their music to the Grammys voting body, with The Weeknd and Drake both having done so in recent years, though their decision was made more in protest than Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s seems to have been.

Voting for the 2023 Grammys begins today with the ceremony scheduled for February 5. The FADER has contacted the Recording Academy for comment.

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Paramore add New York City tour stop to fight hunger in U.S. cities

Paramore add New York City tour stop to fight hunger in U.S. cities
A portion of each ticket sold for their November 13 at the Beacon Theatre show will go to food insecurity non-profit Support + Feed.

By Raphael Helfand

September 19, 2022

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Paramore have added a stop to their fall 2022 North American tour. On November 13, six days before the seven-week trek is scheduled to end at Mexico’s City’s Corona Capital Festival, they’ll play a bonus show at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, a historic venue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, with support from Nigerian-American R&B singer Ogi. Fans can now register for a verified presale via Ticketmaster, with the general sale starting this Friday (September 23) at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.

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A portion of ticket sales will go to Support + Feed, a non-profit charitable organization founded by Maggie Baird (mother of Billie Eilish and Finneas) and dedicated to fighting food insecurity across four U.S. cities — Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia — with plant-based solutions. Support + Feed is part of Eilish’s Happier Than Ever international tour (currently ongoing in Australia), and its website indicates plans to expand globally.

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Back in January, Paramore told Rolling Stone they were in the studio recording their first album since 2017’s After Laughter. The new record still hasn’t been confirmed, but the band announced their fall tour in July nevertheless. Shortly thereafter, lead singer Hayley Williams — who released her first two solo albums, Petals For Armor and FLOWERS for VASES / descansos, in 2020 and 2021 respectively, and launched a BBC Sounds podcast called Everything Is Emo this past April — said the band pledged to donate a percentage of the proceeds from every performance on the tour to reproductive care and abortion services in light of the Supreme Court’s June decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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View the poster for Paramore’s newly added New York City show and check out all of the band‘s upcoming live dates below.

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Paramore fall 2022 North America tour (new date in bold)

October 2 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Theater #
October 4 – Magna, UT – The Great SaltAir #
October 6 – Omaha, NE – Orpheum Theater Omaha #
October 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion #
October 9 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
October 11 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory #
October 14 – Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater &
October 16 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
October 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern ~
October 22 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
October 23 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
October 27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco %
October 29 – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young Festival
November 7 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY =
November 9 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre =
November 11 – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Music Center =
November 13 – New York City, NY – Beacon Theatre =
November 15 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle =
November 16 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre =
November 19 – Mexico City, MX – Corona Capital Festival

# with Claud
= with Ogi
& with Japanese Breakfast + Young the Giant
~ with Faux Real
% with Elke

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Kanye West reportedly makes parents sign NDAs at Donda Academy

Kanye West reportedly makes parents sign NDAs at Donda Academy
The new private school’s stated goal is to “provide the youth with the passion, purpose and spiritual foundations they need to thrive in tomorrow’s world.”

By Raphael Helfand

September 16, 2022

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Kanye West has been vocal lately in promoting his private Christian school, Donda Academy, which opened last school year. The K–12, tuition-based institution’s flagship location is in Simi Valley, California, but Ye has expressed plans to expand nationwide and to open universities as well. In a new report, Rolling Stone‘s Cheyenne Roundtree attempted to look deeper into the school’s machinations, and was told by two sources that parents are made to sign non-disclosure agreements before their children begin class there, though a consultant to the school reportedly referred to the agreements as “informal.”

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The academy’s website declares its mission as “prepar[ing] students to become the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators by providing them with a world-class education that includes a rigorous core curriculum, and an emphasis on sustainability, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.” Other stated goals are “to provide the youth with the passion, purpose and spiritual foundations they need to thrive in tomorrow’s world” and “to be a reflection of God’s glory in the world.”

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On a typical day, according to the site, Donda students “learn fundamentals, grow in their faith, and experience two enrichment classes,” beginning with a full-school worship assembly and continuing with core classes (language arts, math, and science); lunch and recess; and enrichment courses including world language, visual art, film, choir, and parkour.

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Beyond that, Donda Academy’s website is opaque, and Roundtree’s reporting shows the institution has worked to reveal as little information about itself as possiblem. Aside from the alleged NDA’s, neither Rolling Stone nor a local paper, the Simi Valley Acorn, was able to secure any interviews with school officials or parents of students, nor did they receive responses from Ye’s representatives when they reached out with requests for comment. The FADER has also reached out to Ye’s representation.

The school is still not accredited, according to the RS report, and was still hiring instructors when the current school year began. And Brianne Campbell — listed on Donda’s website as its principal — is only 28 years old, has never worked in education, and only recently began a post-graduate degree, Roundtree reports.

Despite these potential red flags, those close to Ye insist he is serious about his educational vision. “I want to be emphatic that there’s never been a time that Kanye West did not want to do this,” longtime collaborator Malik Yusef El Shabazz Jones, who worked with Ye on Donda Academy’s concept, told Rolling Stone. “I think people don’t understand the gravity of that. This man always wanted to create a school in his mama’s name… Look at what we’re doing with the choir and the fashion in school — I don’t think there’s a venture capitalist or anybody that’s had a vision this clear on what education can look like for you.”

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Obama once scolded Steph Curry for publicly doubting the Moon landing

Obama once scolded Steph Curry for publicly doubting the Moon landing
The Warriors’ star point guard details the 2018 incident in his new Rolling Stone cover interview.

By Raphael Helfand

September 12, 2022

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Remember when Steph Curry shared his doubts about the Moon landing in 2018 and then did a full 180 days later? In his newly published cover interview with Rolling Stone, the Golden State Warriors’ point guard reveals that the change of heart came on direct orders from former leader of the free world Barack H. Obama.

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The story begins with a 2017 golf game between Obama and Curry, during which the two had a light-hearted conversation about conspiracy theories, including top-secret knowledge of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. (“You won’t believe what the aliens look like,” the 44th president of the United States apparently joked to the NBA star.)

A year later, however, Obama took exception to Curry’s comments on the Moon landing, which were aired Monday, December 10, 2018 on the second episode of the Vince Carter-hosted Winging It podcast. “That night, I got an email… a pretty stern, direct one from President Obama,” Curry tells Rolling Stone’s Matt Sullivan. “‘You’ve got to do something about this.’”

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Curry quickly followed the ex-president’s command. “Obviously I was joking when I was talking on the podcast,” he told ESPN two days later. And over the weekend, he went live on Instagram with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly to clear the air.

On January 3, 2019, he took his support for science a step further, wearing a pair of cratered and American flag-adorned Moon Landing sneakers in a game against the Houston Rockets. He went on to sell the shoes for $58,100 on eBay and donate the proceeds to STEM programs at Bay Area schools.

Curry has become more politically active in recent years. He’d already refused to attend a proposed White House championship ceremony in 2017, drawing the Twitter ire of then-president Donald Trump. And in 2020, he recommitted to his position, endorsing Joe Biden for president in 2020 and speaking on the importance of voting with his wife Ayesha at that year’s (virtual) Democratic National Convention.

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In the Rolling Stone interview, Curry discusses the factors he considered before making the speech. “We weren’t sure, more so from a faith perspective, especially around abortion,” he tells Sullivan. “When you endorse a president, you have a lot of noise comin’ at you: ‘Daughter killer! Baby killer!’ . . . That’s the fine line of knowing the beast of politics, where, especially when we’re talking about presidential elections, being active is more important than the understanding that, with every candidate, there’s not a full, down-the-ballot agreement on everything that they do.” When asked more directly, he declines to pick a side in the abortion debate.

Elsewhere in the article, Curry discusses his relationship with Kevin Durant, who left Golden State after their 2018 championship season and in late June requested a trade from his current team, the Brooklyn Nets, before deciding to stay put. He says he discussed Durant returning to the Warriors with his younger brother Seth, the Nets shooting guard, saying he’d be open to the move despite past differences.

“The idea of playing with KD and knowing who he is as a person, from our history in those three years, I think KD’s a really good dude,” he tells Sullivan. “I think he has had certain things happen in his life that hurt his ability to trust people around him, in a sense of making him feel safe at all times. So all of those things, I understand, having played with him and gotten to know him. I love that dude. And if you said, ‘Oh, KD’s coming back, and we’re gonna play with him,’ I had so much fun playing with him those three years, I’d be like, ‘Hell, yeah!’”

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Money seized from R. Kelly prison account to pay victims

Money seized from R. Kelly prison account to pay victims
A judge ruled Friday that nearly all of the $28,000 in Kelly’s commissary account will be held for the victims of his various crimes.

By Raphael Helfand

September 09, 2022

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Ann M. Donnelly, a federal district judge for the Eastern District of New York, ruled Friday that the seizure of $27,828 from R. Kelly’s prison account will move forward, Rolling Stone and Billboard report. $900 of the funds will go to pay a court fine, and the rest of the money will be transferred to an interest-bearing account, where it will stay until the court determines how much restitution each of Kelly’s victims is owed. Once the money is moved, Kelly’s commissary account at Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago — where the 55-year-old ex-R&B star is currently incarcerated — will contain only $500.

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The decision comes after a brief battle with Kelly’s lawyers, who fought the move, arguing that the money was incorrectly confiscated, as the government’s notice of default and restitution was not yet finalized when the funds were initially taken. Judge Donnelly ruled, however, that the prosecutors had the right to freeze Kelly’s cash in order to protect his victims’ rights “to full and timely restitution.”

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In June, Judge Donnelly sentenced Kelly to 30 years in prison after his September 2021 conviction on nine counts of sex trafficking and racketeering. His second federal trial began in August in Chicago, where he’s charged with child pornography and obstruction of justice. He also faces two felony counts of sexual misconduct in Minnesota for allegedly “engaging in, hiring, or agreeing to hire a minor to engage in prostitution.”

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NOFX will disband in 2023

NOFX will disband in 2023
The iconic skate-punk band will end their 40-year run after a final tour next year.

By Raphael Helfand

September 02, 2022

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NOFX will break up in 2023 after a 40-year run. Frontman Michael “Fat Mike” Burkett announced the news indirectly on Thursday in a reply to a comment on a video he posted to to Instagram a day earlier. When asked why the group doesn’t tour Canada more frequently, Mike responded, “Actually, we love Canada, it’s just that next year will be our last year. We will be announcing our final shows soon. It’s been an amazing run…” A representative for the band later confirmed the news to Rolling Stone.

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The iconic skate-punk outfit formed in 1983 when Fat Mike met guitarist Eric Melvin. The group was originally a trio, with Eric “Smelly” Sandin joining as the drummer. They added trumpeter and lead guitarist Aaron “El Hefe” Abeyta in 1991, and that core lineup has stayed on ever since. Altogether, they’ve released 14 studio LPs — 1994’s Punk in Drublic and 1997’s So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes are among their most successful — as well as a slew of split tapes, EPs, and live albums.

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Ironically, the group is currently on tour in Canada, playing four more shows in the Great White North before returning to the states. They’re also currently scheduled to play three December shows in Australia. View their current touring schedule below.

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NOFX 2022 tour dates

September 3 – Edmonton, AB – Expo Center
September 4 – Abbotsford, BC – Tradex
September 16 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
September 17 in Québec, QC – Agora du Vieux Port
September 24 – Worcester, MA – Palladium Outdoors
October 1 – Baltimore, MD – Port Covington
October 2 – Asbury Park, NJ –Stone Pony Summer Stage

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December 2 – Melbourne, AU – Good Things Festival
December 3 – in Sydney, AU – Good Things Festival
December 4 – in Brisbane, AU – Good Things Festival

No charges filed against Kanye West for alleged battery of fan

No charges filed against Kanye West for alleged battery of fan
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office decided against filing because there was “no reasonable likelihood of conviction,” a spokesman told Rolling Stone.

By Raphael Helfand

August 23, 2022

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The City of Lost Angeles will not be filing charges against Kanye West for allegedly punching a fan in January, Rolling Stone reports. “After a thorough and careful review of all the evidence, our office is declining to file based on no reasonable likelihood of conviction,” Rob Wilcox, a spokesman for L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer, told the magazine. The FADER has reached out to Feuer’s office and to a representative of Kanye West for further comment.

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The incident in question allegedly occurred when a male fan approached Ye outside SoHo Warehouse, a members-only club in downtown L.A., in the early morning hours of January 13, 2022. A video posted by TMZ that afternoon appears to show West shouting at a woman who seems to be attempting to calm him down while his alleged victim lies on the ground. The LAPD investigated Ye for criminal battery following the reported altercation.

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Had Ye been charged with and convicted of misdemeanor battery, he could have faced prison time. He pleaded no contest to a similar charge in 2013 after assaulting a paparazzi photographer at Los Angeles International Airport, a crime for which he was sentenced to two years of probation as well as community service and anger management classes.

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Report: Fetty Wap pleads guilty to drug charge, faces minimum of 5 years in prison

Report: Fetty Wap pleads guilty to drug charge, faces minimum of 5 years in prison
Prosecutors accused Fetty Wap and his associates of selling vast amounts of drugs in Long Island and New Jersey.

By Jordan Darville

August 22, 2022

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Fetty Wap has pleaded guilty to one federal count of conspiracy to distribute and possess controlled substances, according to reports in the Associated Press and the New York Daily News. The plea carries a minimum prison sentence of five years and a maximum of 40, Rolling Stone reports.

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In October 2021, Fetty Wap (born Willie Junior Maxwell II) was one of six individuals arrested prior to his performance at Rolling Loud New York. The Eastern District of New York alleged in a statement that Maxwell and his associates “distributed more than 100 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and crack cocaine across Long Island and New Jersey” with Fetty Wap himself named as “a kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization.” Had Fetty Wap taken the case to trial, he was facing up to life in prison.

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After his arrest, Fetty Wap was released on $500,000 bond. A judge revoked the bond and sent the rapper back to prison after he was recorded in December appearing to brandish a gun on a video phone call while issuing violent threats.

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The FADER has reached out to Fetty Wap’s representative for more information.

A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty in felony assault case

A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty in felony assault case
Rocky was charged on Monday with two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm for allegedly shooting at A$AP Relli in November 2021.

By Raphael Helfand

August 17, 2022

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Rakim Mayers (A$AP Rocky) pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of assault with a semi-automatic weapon at his Wednesday arraignment in Los Angeles County court. The news was first reported by Rolling Stone Wednesday afternoon and has since been confirmed by multiple outlets. The FADER has reached out to Mayers’ attorney, Sara L. Caplan, for further comment.

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The case against Mayers stems from an incident that allegedly took place between the Harlem rapper and his former colleague Terell Ephron (A$AP Relli) in on November 6, 2021. Ephron — who came forward as Mayers’ alleged victim last week after remaining anonymous in the months following his April arrest and is now

Beyoncé takes Kelis interpolation off Renaissance track following complaint

Beyoncé takes Kelis interpolation off Renaissance track following complaint
Kelis claimed that she received no notification of the use of her song “Milkshake” on the new album.

By David Renshaw

August 03, 2022

A nod to Kelis‘s “Milkshake” has been removed from Beyoncé‘s Renaissance track “Energy” after a complaint from the artist. Kelis claimed that she received no warning that her 2003 song would be interpolated into the new song, leaving her feeling “disrespected.” She went on to add that, as she is not credited as a writer or producer on her own song, she stood to gain no financial benefit from the use of the track but that her Neptunes collaborators Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo would.

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As Rolling Stone reports, the “la la la la la” vocal run that featured in “Milkshake” and was used by Beyoncé has not been removed. The FADER has reached out to Beyoncé’s representative for comment.

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Kelis has previously spoken out about against The Neptunes, saying in 2020 that the duo “stole” profits from her first two albums.

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The change to “Energy” follows Beyoncé’s decision to edit out a line in “Heated” due to the use of an ableist term. The move came following complaints from the disabled community with a spokesperson for Beyoncé stating the use was “not used intentionally in a harmful way.”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib calls for streaming royalty reform

Rep. Rashida Tlaib calls for streaming royalty reform
The Michigan congresswoman is collaborating with the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers to create legislation to ensure working musicians are paid more fairly by digital streaming platforms.

By Raphael Helfand

July 26, 2022

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Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic representative for Michigan’s 13th congressional district, is calling for a fairer streaming revenue model for working musicians. On Tuesday, Rolling Stone reports, she circulated a letter among her colleagues proposing the creation of a new streaming royalty. It’s a plan she’s been working on in collaboration with the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers (UMAW) — an organization that “aims to organize music workers to fight for a more just music industry, and to join with other workers in the struggle for a better society,” according to its mission statement — in order to improve conditions for struggling artists in the United States.

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“While the music industry has experienced an economic revival with the success of streaming music services like Spotify and Apple Music, the current lack of regulation or codified streaming music royalty program has driven a race to the bottom,” Rep. Tlaib’s letter states, according to a UMAW press release. “Streaming music platforms’ payouts per stream are miniscule, and declining each year — leaving working musicians with little of the income generated by these platforms.” The FADER has reached out to Representative Tlaib’s office for a copy of the original letter.

“UMAW has been working toward this legislation for over two years,” added Joey La Neve DeFrancesco, an organizer with UMAW, a solo artist, and the co-founder and lead guitarist of Downtown Boys, in the same release. “Tech giants like Apple, Amazon, Spotify, and others have sent music industry profits skyrocketing, but working musicians aren’t seeing any of that money. It’s time that we get our fair share.”

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Read more about UMAW’s Justice at Spotify campaign on the organization’s website.

Creem returns with digital archive and new editorial staff

Creem returns with digital archive and new editorial staff
The rock magazine once run by Lester Bangs is making a comeback after shutting down in 1989.

By Raphael Helfand

June 01, 2022

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Creem, a ’70s and ’80s rock rag that rivaled Rolling Stone in its heyday, has announced its relaunch as a digital publication, newsletter (“Fresh Cream”), and quarterly print magazine. Its site will also feature a digitized version of every back issue from Creem‘s initial 20-year run, available to peruse with a 30-day free trial until August, at which point it will be bundled with subscriptions to the print quarterly.

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Founded by Barry Kramer and Tony Reay in 1969, Creem quickly became a staple of rock criticism, its staff so confident in their authority they dubbed it “America’s Only Rock ’n’ Roll Magazine.” Their roster of writers and editors was indeed legendary, boasting most, if not all, of the early rock critics who could reasonably be considered household names: Lester Bangs, Robert Christgau, Greil Marcus, Cameron Crowe, et al. Based in Detroit, their staff championed local proto-punk artists such as the Stooges and MC5, and critic David Marsh is credited with coining the term “punk rock” in a 1971 issue, though its origin is hotly contested. The magazine folded in 1989, and two previous attempts to bring it back to life — one in the ’90s by a group of Florida investors and another in the aughts by former contributor Robert Mattheu along with his entrepreneurial cousin and a Michigan businessman — were unsuccessful.

Creem‘s new revival is helmed by chairman JJ Kramer (Barry Kramer’s son), CEO John Martin — a former Vice publisher — and original editor Jaan Uhelszki, a pioneering woman in music journalism. Its new editorial staff includes VP of Content Fred Pessaro, Executive Editor Dan Morrissey, Senior Editor Maria Sherman, Contributing Editor Dave Carnie, Photo Editor Matt Salacuse, Associate Editor Grace Scott, and Editor at Large Zachary Lipez.

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Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy “Fletch” Fletcher dies at 60

Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy “Fletch” Fletcher dies at 60
He was one of Depeche Mode’s founding members.

By Tatiana Tenreyro

May 26, 2022

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Depeche Mode keyboardist Andy “Fletch” Fletcher has died at age 60. His death was announced by the band on Thursday evening, with a statement that reads, “We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy “Fletch” Fletcher. Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh, or a cold pint. Our hearts are with his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy in this difficult time.”

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According to Rolling Stone, Fletcher passed away from natural causes.

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Fletcher was one of the founding members of Depeche Mode, becoming part of the band from its earliest iterations when the group was called Composition of Sound. In the early days, he was the band’s bassist, but his role in Depeche Mode changed after initial keyboardist Vince Clarke left the group in 1981. He was also involved in the management of the band for the first half of their career.

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His final contribution in the band was for their fourteenth album, Spirit, that was released in 2017.

Brooklyn rapper Casanova pleads guilty to drug and racketeering charges

Brooklyn rapper Casanova pleads guilty to drug and racketeering charges
The New York artist faces up to sixty years in prison.

By David Renshaw

May 12, 2022

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Brooklyn rapper Casanova has pleaded guilty in a federal racketeering case, Rolling Stone reports. The artist, real name Caswell Senior, admitted to one count of “conspiring to conduct and participate in the conduct of the affairs of a criminal enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity” and another count of “conspiring to distribute over 100 kilograms of marijuana.” He is facing a maximum prison sentence of 60 years for the two charges, with a mandatory minimum sentence of five years. Sentencing is scheduled to take place on December 6.

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The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has said that Casanoba had a “leadership role” in the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods Gang. He admitted to participation in marijuana trafficking and a 2018 robbery as well as shooting at someone “with whom he was having a gambling dispute” at a Florida party in July 2020. Casanova’s lawyer, James Kousouros, told reporters that previous charges of attempted murder and assault with a dangerous weapon were dismissed prior to the trial.

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“Mr. Senior accepted responsibility for his conduct which was possession with intent to sell marijuana and the robbery of a young lady in a diner who was filming him with her phone,” Kousouros said in a statement Pitchfork. “We hope that our presentation to the court in advance of sentencing will illuminate the facts and circumstances surrounding this case and present Mr. Senior for the person that he really is.”

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“Like twelve of his co-defendants, Caswell Senior, an accomplished recording artist and performer, now stands convicted of playing a leadership role in Gorilla Stone, a particularly violent Bloods gang that operates throughout New York and across the country,” U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said in a statement. “In addition to his supervisory role, Senior was an active, hands-on participant in the gang’s senseless violence, including a shooting in Miami and contributing to a robbery at a Manhattan diner.”

In 2019 Casanova released his debut album, Behind These Scars, via Roc Nation. He was arrested in December 2020 after surrendering to federal authorities.

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42 Dugg arrested after failing to hand himself in for prison stint

42 Dugg arrested after failing to hand himself in for prison stint
The Detroit rapper could face five years in prison as a result.

By David Renshaw

May 06, 2022

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42 Dugg has been arrested after failing to turn himself in to a West Virginia federal prison camp, Detroit News reports. The rapper was reportedly taken into custody by authorities at a Memphis airport after returning home from the Golden State Warriors game against the Memphis Grizzlies. He could face up to five years inside for failing to report to serve a six month illegal firearm possession sentence.

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Dugg, who released collaborative album Last Ones Left with EST Gee in April, has been battling legal issues since an initial arrest in 2020. A federal grand jury in Memphis at the time charged him with firearm possession, to which he pleaded guilty. The rapper was given three years probation but had that revoked in February of this year after being arrested in Las Vegas on police obstruction and battery charges. An arrest warrant obtained by Rolling Stone states that Dugg failed multiple drug tests in the interim period and was subseuently sentenced to the jail time he then failed to report for.

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David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will feature Billie Eilish, Cardi B, and pre-slap Will Smith

David Letterman’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction will feature Billie Eilish, Cardi B, and pre-slap Will Smith
The second season of the Netflix talk show premieres on May 20.

By Jordan Darville

May 05, 2022

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Netflix has announced the guests for the upcoming fourth season of David Letterman’s talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Premiering May 20, the six-episode season will feature discussions with Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Durant, and Will Smith.

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Unless Netflix has access to some time-traveling device, Will Smith’s episode will not cover his slap of Chris Rock at the Oscars this year. As Rolling Stone points out, Netflix mentions in a press release that each of the episodes was filmed prior to March 2022, the same month that the Oscars – and the slap – took place.

The previous three seasons of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction have featured guests like Barack Obama, Kanye West, JAY-Z, Lizzo, Kim Kardashian, and many more.

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Trial date set for FKA twigs’ lawsuit against Shia LeBeouf

Trial date set for FKA twigs’ lawsuit against Shia LeBeouf
Twigs alleges LeBeouf physically and emotionally abused her during their relationship.

By Raphael Helfand

May 02, 2022

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FKA twigs has finally been granted a day in court to make her case against her former boyfriend Shia LeBeouf, Rolling Stone reports. At a Monday morning hearing, a judge confirmed that the trial will begin on April 17, 2023.

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Twigs sued LeBouf in December 2020 and accused him of mental, emotional, and physical abuse — including sexual battery — in an interview with The New York Times. “What I went through with Shia was the worst thing I’ve ever been through in the whole of my life,” she told The Times. “I’d like to be able to raise awareness on the tactics that abusers use to control you and take away your agency.”

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LeBeouf issued the following statement in response: “I’m not in any position to tell anyone how my behavior made them feel. I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.” In a later email to The Times responding to twigs’ specific claims, however, he wrote that “many of these allegations are not true.”

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The FADER has reached out to representatives of twigs and LeBeouf for further comment on the new development.

New video casts doubt on DaBaby’s 2018 shooting self-defense claim

New video casts doubt on DaBaby’s 2018 shooting self-defense claim
Rolling Stone obtained the footage of the incident that left 19-year-old Jaylin Craig dead.

By David Renshaw

April 25, 2022

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In 2018 DaBaby shot and killed Jaylin Craig in the parking lot of a Walmart in Charlotte, NC. The rapper claimed that he acted in self-defense and charges against him were dismissed in 2019 after a key witness did not show up to court. However, new video footage obtained by Rolling Stone will leave the artist with questions to answer, with the publication suggesting it shows DaBaby charging at Craig and initiating the fight that led to the teenager’s death.

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In the video DaBaby, real name Jonathan Kirk, is seen running at Craig and and his friend Henry Douglas, tackling Craig before striking him. Craig then appears to pull out a gun before possibly putting it away. DaBaby also pulls out his weapon and fires it multiple times. Craig was wounded during the altercation and was declared dead when paramedics arrived to provide assistance. DaBaby never faced charges of killing Craig but was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon in connection to the incident. He received 12 months probation and a suspended jail sentence.

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DaBaby shot and killed 19-year-old Jaylin Craig in 2018, a shooting the rapper claims was in self-defense.

New security footage obtained by Rolling Stone shows that DaBaby appears to be the aggressor, and contradicts key aspects of his version of events. https://t.co/TGZjJ0Da6o pic.twitter.com/M7kbKur3U9

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Rolling Stone‘s report includes testimony from the rapper recorded after the 2018 incident in which he said that Craig and his friend Henry Douglas were threatening the rapper and his family. “They’re trying to get me to provoke them so they could pull a gun out,” he told police at the time. According to Rolling Stone, DaBaby described that attack as trying to “get the jump on” the pair when quizzed by police.

The video footage is unlikely to cause any legal concerns for DaBaby with a representative for the district attorney’s office noting in the Rolling Stone story that it had “reviewed the police investigative file” and agreed with the police that no further charges will be brought his way. The reason given was that “prosecutors could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in self-defense.”

This past weekend DaBaby was caught on camera assaulting fellow rapper Wisdom. He is also facing a lawsuit over an 2022 incident at a bowling alley in which the brother of his former partner claims the rapper attacked him.

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The FADER has contacted DaBaby’s representatives for comment.

FKA twigs lives dangerously in “honda” video

FKA twigs lives dangerously in “honda” video
The latest CAPRISONGS visual treatment finds twigs flying through the air along a busy highway.

By Raphael Helfand

April 22, 2022

FKA twigs has been building out an extended universe for her third studio LP, January’s CAPRISONGS. In the past two weeks alone, she’s released visual treatments for three of the album’s tracks, as well as directing a short film titled Playscape in conjunction with the 2022 Woodmark Prize and appearing in Yung Lean‘s “Bliss” video. Last Thursday, she danced in a cramped living room with Shygirl for “papi bones.” This past Wednesday, she received an extravagant manicure for “oh my love.” And today, she’s tied herself to the front of a moving vehicle for “honda,” the record’s Pa Salieu-featuring second track.

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“Yolo, like with me it’s just anything to get the shot,” twigs told Rolling Stone when asked about the decision to film her latest cinematic endeavor in such high-speed conditions. “Working with [director] Aiden Zamiri has been incredible, he’s a genius. ‘Honda’ for me is like a perfect definition of a ‘caprivid’ because it’s super short and cheeky and it leaves you wanting more.”

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Pooh Shiesty sentenced to five years in prison

Pooh Shiesty sentenced to five years in prison
The Memphis rapper pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge back in January.

By David Renshaw

April 21, 2022

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Pooh Shiesty has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a Florida gun conspiracy, Rolling Stone reports. The 22-year-old rapper, real name Lontrell Williams, was sentenced on Wednesday after pleading guilty to one federal charge of conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of violent and drug-trafficking crimes at a trial held earlier this year. He initially faced four charges but three of those, all of which carried mandatory life sentences, were dropped.

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The charges against Pooh Shiesty followed an October 2020 robbery near Miami that left two men injured with gun shot wounds. He was arrested in July 2021 on separate charges and has spent the past year in custody, a factor in the length of his sentencing yesterday.

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“Listen, nobody’s happy to go to prison, but he was happy the judge listened to our argument, and the judge received the argument well. He was satisfied with the outcome,” Shiesty’s defense lawyer Bradford Cohen told Rolling Stone. “We’re happy with the decision of the court.”

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Pooh Shiesty dropped his debut mixtape, Shiesty Season, in 2021. It features the brea”kout hit “Back In Blood” featuring Lil Durk. Last year he appeared on songs with Jack Harlow and Coi Leray, as well as his 1017 label boss, Gucci Mane.

Astroworld Task Force in Texas outlines five key areas in need of improvement

Astroworld Task Force in Texas outlines five key areas in need of improvement
Governor Greg Abbott’s group want to see better security training and consistent permitting regulations.

By David Renshaw

April 21, 2022

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A report from the Texas Task Force on Concert Safety published this week details five areas in which improvements are needed if another tragedy like the one at Travis Scott‘s Astroworld is to be avoided in future. Rolling Stone reports that the findings, shared by the group on Tuesday, include improvements to security training and communication as well as a need for consistent permitting process across Texas. 10 people died and hundreds more injured at Astroworld in November last year after a crowd rush during Scott’s headline set.

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The report cites event permitting rules within unincorporated areas of Texas as a major cause for concern. “A consistent permitting process could have helped established jurisdiction and authority over ultimate event shutdown in the face of a life-threatening incident,” the report reads. A universal permitting template was recommended by the task force.

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Training for security working at large scale events must also be increased and improved on, risk management to be a priority during preparations, and a centralized hub for information to be made available. The group feedback also focussed on the need for Unified Command and Control (UCC): “The ultimate function of a centralized on-site command and control group is to establish authority and process for pausing or canceling a show in response to a safety incident.”

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Last month Scott was accused of in court of violating a gag order preventing him from discussing the Astroworld 2021 tragedy. Scott and Live Nation, the promoter behind Astroworld, are facing billions in potential damages in an Astroworld lawsuit, which was combined from hundreds of separate lawsuits into one earlier this year. 10 people were killed by compression asphyxia and hundreds were injured at the event after a crowd surge caused mass panic and injuries both serious and fatal.

In recent weeks the rapper has begun making his way back into the spotlight, erecting a series of billboards near the Coachella festival site and playing a surprise live set at an after-party.

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Dealer who sold Mac Miller fentanyl-laced oxy handed 11-year sentence

Dealer who sold Mac Miller fentanyl-laced oxy handed 11-year sentence
A federal judge in L.A. has sentenced Ryan Michael Reavis to 10 years and 11 months of prison time for his involvement in the rapper’s death.

By Raphael Helfand

April 18, 2022

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Ryan Michael Reavis, one of three drug dealers charged in connection with Mac Miller’s 2018 death by fentanyl overdose, has been sentenced to 10 years and 11 months in prison by a Los Angeles federal judge. In October, Reavis’ co-defendent Stephen Walter pleaded guilty to selling the fatal fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills to Reavis. Three weeks later, Reavis pleaded guilty to selling the pills to Miller’s alleged dealer, Cameron Pettit, after previously entering a not guilty plea. Walter is still awaiting his sentence, and the case against Pettit is pending.

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According to a Rolling Stone report, Reavis asked for a five-year sentence today, calling himself a “middle man” and claiming he hadn’t known the pills he sold Pettit were laced. But after a statement from Mac’s mother, Karen Meyers, Judge Otis D. Right II handed him a much heftier sentence, one slightly longer than Reavis’ probation officials had recommended but shorter than the 12-and-a-half years U.S. prosecutors had requested.

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Kidd Creole found guilty of manslaughter

Kidd Creole found guilty of manslaughter
The former Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five member faces 25 years in prison.

By David Renshaw

April 07, 2022

Kidd Creole, second right, at the 22nd annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel March 12, 2007 in New York City.

 

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Kidd Creole, real name Nathaniel Glover, has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter and could face 25 years in jail following the death of a homeless man in 2017. The musician, who was a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five but more recently had been working in recurity, admitted stabbing 55-year-old John Jolly in New York five years ago. On Wednesday a Manhattan jury came to the guilty verdict within hours of lawyers on both sides presenting their closing arguments, Rolling Stone reports.

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Glover stabbed Jolly after an incident in which Glover believed the man was soliciting him for sex. Prosecutors argued that Glover’s motives were homophobic but his lawyers alleged that he acted out of fear. The defense also claimed Jolly’s medical records did not support the suggestion that the stab wound killed Jolly, rather it was a combination of alcohol and hospital-administered sedatives that led to his death. After being arrested on August 2, the day after the attack in 2017, Glover admitted to stabbing Jolly unaware he had died.

The original police report stated that Jolly was stabbed twice in the torso and that Glover fled the scene, changed clothes, and later disposed of the knife in a sewer.

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“To tell the truth, I thought he was gay and because I thought he was gay, and he was saying that to me, ‘what’s up,’ I was thinking that he was thinking I was gay,” Glover told police. “So I was a little annoyed by that.

“He approached me. I got a little nervous. So then I tried to back up a little bit, and he moved forward, and then I just took the knife and stabbed him … I wish I never would have seen him. It’s all my fault, because I chose to stab him. I have to take responsibility for that.”

Glover will be sentenced on May 4.

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Report: Tory Lanez’s bail increased for violating protective order in Megan Thee Stallion assault case

Report: Tory Lanez’s bail increased for violating protective order in Megan Thee Stallion assault case
A judge found that Lanez’s subtweets allegedly directed towards Megan went against the court’s orders.

By Jordan Darville

April 05, 2022

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Tory Lanez‘s bail was increased to $350,000 after a judge found him in violation of a protective order in Lanez’s trail for felony assault against Megan Thee Stallion, according to a TMZ report.

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At issue was a tweet Lanez posted in February alluding to the case and seeming to address Megan. “Good d*** had me f***ing 2 best friends … and I got caught … that’s what I apologized for … it’s sick how u Spun it tho …” The judge found the tweet in violation of Lanez’s instructions to not mention Megan on social media, and briefly remanded the rapper into custody, Rolling Stone‘s Nancy Dillion reported from the courthouse on Tuesday.

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Lanez will be freed once the new $350,000 bail amount is posted. Prosecutors had reportedly asked the judge to remove bail or to place it at $5 million, according to Lanez’s lawyer Shawn Holley.

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Tory Lanez is charged with one felony count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and one count of carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle. He is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in the foot after a party on July 12, 2021. Megan has identified Tory as the shooter, and Lanez has pled not guilty. A trial is set for September 14; if convicted, Lanez faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison.

Lanez’s attorney Shawn Holley issued the following statement to The FADER: “The DA requested that Mr. Peterson’s bail be revoked or, in the alternative, that it be increased to $5 million. We are pleased that the Court rejected those outrageous requests.”

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