Monthly Archives: March 2014

Marquis Taylor Quits His High-Paying Wall Street Job To Teach Basketball To Low Income Kids

This is the story of Marquis Taylor, a former Wall Street executive who quit his high-paying gig so that he could mentor and teach basketball to low income students. Check out his inspirational story below…

Wyclef Jean Flat Broke? Clef Owes IRS 2.5 Million But His Lawyer Says “There Ain’t No Money”

It looks like Lauryn Hill isn’t the only member of the Fugees in hot water with the IRS. Wyclef is being hit from all angles with various six-figure legal judgements for not paying up on settlement agreements he previously made in order to settle all of his debts. Could all of that Fugees money Clef made be gone already?! Check out the details below….

Queens Father Murdered for “Snitching” On the Thieves Who Robbed Him

A photographer and father from Jamaica, Queens by the name of Quynton Ross was found murdered last week in what police are calling retaliation for “snitching” on the men who robbed his home a few years ago. Ross went missing and his body was later found shot execution-style in a trash bag in the Rockaways just a few days after one of the men who robbed him was released from jail after serving a 2-year bid. Read the rest of this story below…

Facebook “Friend” Robs Woman’s House While She’s On Vacation Using Her Status Updates

This is one of the many reasons why  you have to watch what you say on social media sites, especially if you have “friends” like these! A California man, Michael Batson, used his friend’s Facebook status posts about her vacation to keep track of her whereabouts so that he and his friends could break into her home. With friends like that, who needs enemies? Check out the details below…

Bronx Mom Dies After Traveling To Dominican Republic for Cheap Plastic Surgery

With this new trend of surgically enhanced bodies taking a firm grip on our society, we’ve all heard stories by now of women flying to countries like Columbia, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic to get discounts on their plastic surgery. This particular New York mother from the Bronx, Beverly Brignoni, flew to D.R. to do just that but unfortunately things did not go as planned. What makes her story even more tragic is the fact that, from the looks of it, she was already a beautiful woman who many would say didn’t even need it! Hopefully, her story serves as a warning to young women out there who are considering going under the knife to properly way the pros and the cons before risking their life. Check out Beverly’s story below…

Poverty Stricken D.C. Student With 4.3 GPA Gets Accepted Into 5 Ivy League Schools!

17-year-old Avery Coffee grew up poor in a destitute area of Washington D.C. but that didn’t stop him from being accepted to 5 different Ivy League schools! Check out his inspirational story below…

The Touching Story of Michigan State B-Ball Star Adreian Payne & His 8-Year-Old Friend with Cancer [VIDEO]

Get your Kleenex out because this one is a tear-jerker…in a good way! Read the details of this incredible friendship below…

Babysitter Kills Baby Then Takes Dead Body On Public Bus To Hospital?!

SMH…this is a sad, crazy story. A 53-year-old babysitter from L.A. brutally beat a 4-year-old girl in her care to death and then took the baby’s dead body on a public bus to the hospital?! Read the rest of the details below…

*Update: Benzino Shares Photos from His Recovery Room After Being Shot By Nephew At Mother’s Funeral

Yesterday we told you about what had to be Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Benzino’s worst day of the year. While on his way to his mother’s funeral, Benzino was shot multiple times by his own nephew, 36-year-old Gai Scott! Details are still scarce on what prompted the shooting but the two were known to not be on the best of terms with eachother. Authorities report that Scott pulled his Bentley up to Benzino’s red Dodge SUV and fired multiple times striking the rapper in the shoulder. Zino also suffered a graze wound to the back. Scott was arrested and charged with armed assault with intent to murder. He will be arraigned in Plymouth District Court on Monday, March 31. Benzino is apparently feeling well enough to for him and his fiance, Althea Hart, to post pictures on social media of him in recovery. Check them out below…

Cassidy Says He Loaned R. Kelly Guns During His Pepper Spray Incident with Jay Z [VIDEO]

Philly’s own Cassidy shared a previously untold story about the time him and his boys loaned R. Kelly some guns during his pepper spray incident with Jay Z back in the day at Madison Square Garden. Check it out below….

Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Benzino Shot At Mother’s Funeral?!

SMH…shot on his way to his mother’s funeral by another family member?! And they continued on with the funeral?! Benzino’s family is off the hook! Read the details below…

50 Cent Puts Video Vixen On Blast for Lying About Their Relationship

50 is not playing with these video chicks! After a model/video vixen by the name of Sally Ferreria sent pictures to MediaTakeOut and other various media outlets leaking footage of his new video and claiming that they were dating…50 went off! 50 and Sally had previously worked on video shoots together and she even had a small role with him in his movie entitled “Gun” but it looks like all that just got put to an end! Check it out below…

*Update: Mother & Grandmother Tried To Cover Up for Fugitive Janitor Who Kidnapped 8-Year-Old Girl

Earlier this week we told you about the strange story of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd who was kidnapped from a homeless shelter by a janitor after he shot his own wife in the head (click here if you missed it). What made Relisha’s story even more strange is the fact that her mother and grandmother would allow the janitor, who had no relation to the child, to take Relisha on extended trips and vacations unsupervised for weeks at a time prior to her disappearance. They even concocted a story to Relisha’s school to cover up her excessive absences by claiming that she was in the care of a doctor. Why would anyone cover up for a man who possibly abducted their child? Why would any sane parent take three weeks to report their daughter missing? These questions, plus many more, are now being asked in the strange disappearance of little Relisha Rudd. Read the rest of the details below….

Papoose Says He’s Better Than Jay Z While His Wife Remy Ma Squashes Beef with Fat Joe

Brooklyn rapper Papoose did an interview with the Daily News where he proclaimed that he’s the true King of New York and claimed that nobody, not even Jay Z, is better than him. Word Pap? While Papoose was making bold declarations, his wife Remy Ma spoke about squashing her bitter decade-long beef with her ex-boss Fat Joe. Check out the details below…

The REAL Reason Philadelphia Eagles Cut DeSean Jackson: He’s Linked To 2 Separate Gang Murders

SMH…when keeping it real goes wrong! In a stunning move which sent shockwaves throughout the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles released Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson today in the prime of his career?! Besides being a three-time Pro Bowler, DeShean may be the first player in NFL history to get cut from a team for having an alleged gang affiliation with no criminal record. I mean…he is from Compton! The real reason they say the Eagles decided to release DeSean though is because he has been linked to two separate gang-affiliated murders and management is nervous he’s becoming a risky liability! DeShean throwing up Crip signs both on-and-off the field and his house recently being robbed by unknown assailants ain’t helping either! Check out the details below…

Homeless Mom Arrested For Leaving 2 Kids In Car To Go To Job Interview Receives Over $22,000 In Donations

This is a sad but crucial story. A homeless mother, Shanesha Taylor, who has two young children was forced to leave them in her car to go on a job interview. By the time she came out of her interview, police were waiting to escort her to jail. After her story went viral, organizers who were touched by her situation started a donation fund for her $9,000 bail, legal bills and to help her get back on her feet. Donations to her fundraiser have already exceeded $22,000! This situation raises serious questions about our society and some of the safety nets that are supposed to be in place to prevent parents from having to make difficult decisions like the one Shanesha Taylor had to make. Check out her story below….

Kobe Bryant Responds To Criticism Over His Trayvon Martin Comments

Yesterday we told you about a comment Kobe Bryant made during an interview in The New Yorker that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way (click here if you missed it). When asked about Lebron James and the Miami Heat’s hoody tribute to Trayvon Martin, Kobe went on a rant about how he doesn’t “jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American.” This comment, of course, caused a huge amount of backlash and Kobe responded to the growing criticism on his Twitter account. Check out what he had to say below…

Wu-Tang Only Selling 1 Copy of Secret New Album, Expected To Sell for Millions!

Wu-Tang Clan came up with a unique marketing strategy for their new top secret “Once Upon A Time In Shaolin” album. They’re only going to sell one copy and that one copy is expected to sell for millions! Check out the story below…

The Pine-Sol Lady Makes How Much Money?!

Who knew that Pine-Sol lady was banking like that?! Check out her story below…

Shots Fired! Shyne Throws Shots At Diddy for Snitching During His Trial

It looks like Diddy and Shyne’s on-again-off-again friendship is off again! Diddy got under Shyne’s skin something awful with a post he made on Instagram the other day saluting legendary Harlem drug dealer Nicky Barnes. As the story goes, once Nicky Barnes’ run was up, he ended up cooperating with police to receive a lighter sentence. Puffy’s tribute post to Nicky Barnes must’ve brought back some bad, old memories for Shyne regarding the court case involving him, Diddy & J. Lo back in the days which sent Shyne to prison for 10 years. Many people, including Shyne, feel that Diddy turned his back on Shyne during the highly-publicized case and also while he was in jail. They seemed to make amends with eachother after his release but it seems that it was short-lived. Now, Shyne is sending some not-so-subliminal shots at Diddy on Instagram accusing him of being a disloyal, rat like Nicky Barnes! Check it out below…