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Two children are fighting for their lives after their mother shot them this week before killing herself during a standoff at a South Texas welfare office.
Authorities said Tuesday that 12-year-old Ramie Grimmer and her 10-year-old brother, Timothy, were in “very critical” condition at University Hospital in San Antonio. Their 38-year-old mother Rachelle pulled out a gun in a state welfare office and staged a seven-hour standoff after she wasn’t able to qualify for food stamps.
Drake gives a few great words of endorsement and inspiration for Harlem’s ASAP Rocky and explains why he believes in the music and fights to bring out new artist like Rocky and Kendrick Lamar.
Vybz Kartel has been denied bail after being accused in not one but two, murders in Jamaica.
Police in that case say he’s responsible for the shooting death of Barrington “Bossie” Burton, a 27 year old businessman/promoter from a St. Catherine address.
Just weeks after those accusations he was once again named in a case, this time by Detectives from a Criminal Investigation Branch in Constant Spring, St. Andrew.
Now according to The Associated Press, Resident Magistrate Opal Smith has refused Kartel’s bail.
He did not give a reason for his decision and Kartel’s defense team has yet to comment.
New York rapper ASAP Rocky was just starting buzz when he signed his deal with Polo Grounds Music/RCA earlier this month.
So what made the NYC newcomer sign his name to the dotted line so quickly?
Well, according to the rapper, “About three million dollars.”
“[Other rappers who don't sign] are smart, but I feel like Sony/RCA is a family and the people there actually care about me,” ASAP Rocky said to Pitchfork.
“When I came to meet [Polo Grounds Music founder] Bryan Leach, I got to know him on a personal level– he would set up car service for me to go to other labels.”
“He wanted to see me make it. He’s from Harlem.”
To breakdown Rocky’s deal, $1.7 million goes towards his solo projects, while $1.3 million will fund his A$AP Worldwide imprint.
“I’m going to have creative control; there’s no bullsh*t,” he said.
“The situation is almost unrealistic. I mean, five months ago I had about $3,000 in my bank account. Now I’m worth $3 million.”
“Nobody’s gotten a deal like that since 50 Cent.”
A $3 million record deal for a kid that’s only really been out for a few months? What recession?
ASAP Rocky’s LIVELOVEA$AP mixtape is scheduled to drop on Monday.
Southwest Detectives say Richard Jones, 26, drove up to the bar on Westminster and Belmont, jumped out of his vehicle and went to the door, AK-47 in hand. When he couldn’t get the door open, he began shooting. When he finished, he ran to catch his car, which had rolled down the street. “I guess you chalk it up to, he’s not the brightest of criminals,” Captain Ben Naish tells NBC Philadelphia. As Jones chased his moving vehicle, he fired one shot at police. He missed. From there, the suspect walked into a woman’s home in Manayunk and terrorized her before heading to Lafayette Hills where his car broke down. Police tell NBC Philadelphia that Jones got out of his car and tossed the AK-47 in a resident’s backyard.”
Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, has reportedly died at the age of 56.
While the story is still developing, major outlets such as CNN, AP, and others have confirmed the death.
Apple is said to have released an official press release confirming the death.
According to reports by Eurbweb.com:
A lawyer for boxer Manny Pacquiao says rival boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. failed to appear for a court-ordered deposition in Las Vegas in a federal civil lawsuit alleging that Mayweather defamed Pacquiao.
Attorney Daniel Petrocelli says Mayweather didn’t show Friday to provide sworn testimony despite federal Magistrate Judge Robert Johnston’s ruling Thursday that he must appear.
They argued Thursday that Mayweather needed to concentrate on training for a Sept. 17 fight against Victor Ortiz.
Petrocelli tells The Associated Press he’ll seek a default finding that Mayweather defamed Pacquiao with statements accusing Pacquiao of taking performance-enhancing drugs.