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Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told reporters outside the Beverly Hilton that Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. in her room on the fourth floor of the hotel. Her body remained there and Beverly Hills detectives were investigating.
“There were no obvious signs of any criminal intent at this time,” Rosen said.
Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the cause of her death was unknown.
Houston’s death came on the eve of music’s biggest night-the Grammy Awards.
Will Be Missed Always.. Love U Whitney R.I.P
Osama Bin Laden‘s Black mistress is making headlines after she says she’s been shunned and called a liar for years.
Kola Boof first made headlines years ago when London’s The Guardian broke the story that the poet/television writer and activist was the terrorist leader’s mistress.
After being put through the wringer by the press including Connie Chung who she says openly questioned why a man of Bin Laden’s wealth and stature have a black mistress, she released a book titled “Diary of a Lost Girl: The Autobiography of Kola Boof” and spoke on their relationship in detail.
Boof says however the hard facts of her story were ignored and instead trivial facts were enjoyed including Bin Laden’s love for Whitney Houston and penchant for marijuana.
Now with the man she affectionately called “Somi” dead, Boof is speaking out to clear her name.
She recently released a statement to a number of press organizations including The Daily Voice who published her words in full.
In the statement she calls Osama a “monster, a genius, a poet, a racist woman-basher and a very passionate, deeply sensitive confused being” but adds for emphasis, “Like all of us, he was somebody’s child.”
According to Kola they fell in love under nontraditional circumstances—after he raped her the first time they met.
Boof says however that she learned to love him “survive” and they soon became close with her doing his hair and going on lavish shopping sprees to Milan on his dime.
“Osama raped me the first night we met. But out of my fear and determination to survive we became comrades; lovers; we wrote poetry together, I did his hair, I cooked for him, he gave me jewels and money; sent me to Milan on shopping sprees; buried one of his guards that I killed and made it so I only did one night in jail. Living at La Maison Arabe was hardly the life of a slave–I wasn’t in chains, honey.
I supervised Osama’s men despite not being allowed to leave Osama. And let’s not forget that half the wives of Arab rich men live that exact same way–many are married against their will, fathers give away daughters, women are snatched off the streets. Women had no rights in the Arab Muslim world when I was there modeling, acting and “hostessing.”
According to Kola she was torn down because she was a Black woman of Egyptian/Sudanese descent and not what “white powerful news controllers” wanted to promote. She adds that one of Osama’s wives Najwa Bin Laden referred to her as his “n*gger slave whore” a term she obviously didn’t appreciate from the “pitiful head covered door mat jockey.”
It hurts to have so much valuable information; so much intelligence and to be so truthful and articulate–yet have “white powerful news controllers” decide that you’re not the right image for what they’d like to promote. Therefore, part of history is always missing.
Osama’s wife, Najwa Bin Laden, who wrote so snidely about me in her memoir a few years ago is now forced, at last, to recognize me. I’m sure she’d rather have me killed than see me collect money from her husband.
According to her I was Somi’s “abeed lan sharmuta” (n*gger slave whore). But that’s alright. I’m the one he kept for pleasure and not mere Islamic duty–as she well knows and sleeps alone with–and always slept alone with. Pitiful head covered door mat jockey.
Kola adds that she could have been an asset to the U.S. in finding the terrorist leader if they’d listen to her. Instead she blames journalist like Peter Bergen who ignored her story about “Somi” and denied her truth.
“The rank ignorant pettiness (well Kola’s not pretty enough!) and the treatment my story and my personhood have received shows you exactly why the Americans couldn’t find Osama for more than a decade.
It shows you why Peter Bergen in all his almighty “million dollar advance” rhetoric could never locate Osama but had to degrade and slander me to protect the credibility of his own toilet-read tomes. And it shows most of all–that you can’t keep a good woman down. I was not the one who revealed that I’d been with Somi.
The London Guardian newspaper started it all; I originally denied the story out of embarrassment and then the U.S. Homeland Security (more like “Gangland Security”) forced me to admit to it. From then on, I was trapped in a maze of defending my reputation and my personhood. And so the tragedy of my life is that I have told nothing but truth…yet the truth did not set me free.”
For Kola’s full statement click here.
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According to the National Enquirer, the 47-year-old mama has reportedly canceled Bobbi Kristina’s 18th birthday celebration at the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, is taking back the Lexus she gifted her daughter and is sending her straight to rehab.
Bobbi Kristina attempted to debunk the cocaine photos on Twitter recently, and now she’s back to shoot down rehab rumors by tweeting,
“Excuse me, but I’d like to say that I am NOT going to rehab? I’m perfectly healthy and I am not addicted to anything but life.”
Bobbi Kristina’s father, R&B bad boy and Houston’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown has a drug history of his own, and his daughter seems to be following in both her parents’ hard-partying footsteps.
This isn’t the first news of the famous offspring’s teen troubles. Rumors have also recently surfaced of a Bobbi Kristina sex tape.
The National Enquirer is scheduled to publish photos that allegedly show the 17-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown snorting cocaine.
It’s easy to say that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” or “like mother, like daughter,” given Whitney’s history with addiction and her father’s constant run-ins with the law.
But many of us hope that this is not Bobbi Kristina in the photos, and seeing her parents affected by narcotics would turn her away from them instead of towards them.
Less than a day after the pictures surfaced, the daughter of the famous former couple came forward via Twitter to confront the allegations with this statement:
“The pictures_ a former very dear person to me did this. Set me up to make it look exactly what it looks like. God will smite them yes..But it’s really not what it looks like.. People will do anything for money which is extremely sad, and I’m very hurt by this.Thing’s people do these days to hurt others is a shame. All I can do now, is keep my head up high, keep looking towards the lord.All the lord is telling me is be still. That’s all, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do. #BeStill.
I love my family so much. My mom just comforted me to the max, and I’m so thankful for her. Thank you so much lord for blessing me with an Phenomenal family and incredibly phenomenal mother. Thank you for giving me the strength to move forward and put things in the past.
And the person that did this was a result of a horrible relationship that went sour. I was in love_ he was in love with money. I’ve learned My lesson. I’m so much greater and blessed for it today, and I believe nothing less. That is the last I will speak of this, let’s praise god And be greatful and thankful for your family, and people that truly love you, strength, courage, and life lessons learned. GodblessUall”
In this week’s Sales Wrap, Michael Jackson returns to become the king once again, Jay-Z holds down Top 10 and new releases from Tech N9ne, Z-Ro, Triple C’s and more debut on the charts.
Proving his memory still carries on, the late Michael Jackson’s This Is It soundtrack managed to debut at No. 1 this week. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the iconic singer’s compilation disc moved 373,800 records after seven days in stores.
Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 took a slight six-position dip but managed to land at No. 10 with 40,700. After two months on store shelves, Hovi’s 11th number one album has sold 1,200,100 pieces to date.
Pop group Black Eyed Peas‘ E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) fell out of the Top 10 moving downward seven slots to No. 13 with 30,200. With 21 weeks to their names, the group’s latest offering has secured 1,300,000 sold discs.
Rap veteran Tech N9ne‘s K.O.D. debuted onto the charts this week securing a spot at No. 14. Tech’s new album was able to push out 29,900 records after seven days in stores.
R&B singer Brian McKnight made his return to store shelves as Evolution Of A Man opened at No. 20. Headed into just his second week, the singer’s latest effort has generated 24,400 sold discs.
Award-winning singer Whitney Houston‘s I Look To You dropped ten spots to No. 30 with 15,200. After nine weeks in the books, the singer’s comeback album rests at 765,500 secured units.
Renowned singer Mariah Carey‘s Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel took a slight hit dropping 17 slots to No. 31 with 14,900. Nick Cannon‘s wife has been able to move 290,400 records after five weeks in stores.
Young Money’s Drake has taken a hit, too, as So Far Gone dropped 14 positions to No. 37 with 13,300. After seven weeks, the rap newcomer’s retail re-release rests at 210,700.
Rick Ross and Triple C’s Custom Cars & Cycles got off to a rough start this week debuting at No. 44. With seven days in the books, the group’s debut Def Jam release has sold 12,100 records.
Singer Trey Songz‘s Ready evens things out in Top 50 by dropping 12 slots to No. 49 with 11,300. After nine weeks on the charts, the singer’s new album has moved 294,200 pieces.
The late Michael Jackson compilation disc, Selections From Michael Jackson, also debuted onto the charts at No. 91 with 6,100 sold records in its first week.
Canadian hip-hop group Swollen Members‘ Armed To The Teeth debuted at No. 146 this week moving a total of 3,500 records after seven days on store shelves.
Texas rapper Z-Ro’s Cocaine also debuted onto the charts landing at No. 147 with 3,500 pieces to his name heading into week two.