After months of delivering blessings to others following Hurricane Harvey, Trae Tha Truth is getting a blessing of his own. On Thursday (Feb. 15), the Houston rapper revealed he has a daughter on the way.
Trae broke the news on Instagram, writing, "Baby Alert!! I've Just Been Notified..ISSA GIRL ????????...Lord Help Me...#AintNoBoyfriend #ImmaCryInTheCar #SheMustNotKnowWhoHerDaddyIs #JesusGrabTheWheel #KingTruthHavinADaughter #iishJustGotReal ????????????????????." While the sex of the child was just revealed,
Trae had previously told fans earlier this month that a baby was on the way. "!!!! Always Been Blessed To Bless Others... Well It Seems God Had A Blessing Of His Own For Me.... A New Lifeline To Add To My Legacy!!???????????????? #StayTuned #KingTruth," he posted on Feb. 6 along with a picture of the sonogram. Trae's charitable acts haven't only been limited to hurricane relief. Over the holidays, the rapper partnered with
Cigna to give Houston families in need a $71,000 shopping spree. "'Bless Those In Need' $71,000 Plus Shopping Spree ... We Are One!!! #KingTruth @reliefgang @cignatogether @jcpenney @djmrrogers Those Smiles Were Priceless," he wrote on IG. The rapper also recently teamed up with Motocross
star Josh Hansen to treat 60 families to a Supercross event. Hansen praised Trae for the work he's been doing, telling Fox Sports, “I saw what Trae was doing, and I told him, 'hey I want to be a part [of this] however I can.'"
One of Cardi B's reps has been telling people she's 3 to 4 months pregnant, but if she is, it's news to her fiance. We got Offset Friday
afternoon heading into Peter Marco Jewelers on Rodeo Drive, and he was clear as a bell ...
Cardi, he says, is not with child. The 26-year-old Migos member already has 3 bambinos -- 2, 2 and 8 -- and he says
no one's joining the brood anytime soon. Offset and Cardi are both in L.A. for NBA All-Star Weekend, where they're set to perform together.
Omar Epps improvised an action scene with a much older actress, and ended up sending her to the hospital ... according to a new suit filed by the actress.
Donzaleigh Abernathy claims she was filming a scene with Epps in May 2016 for the USA show "Shooter" where his character was supposed to murder her character, when he "completely deviated from the script" and "threw his left forearm with full force at [her] right arm," and broke it. Abernathy says she was 59 at the time,
and claims a much younger and stronger Epps was negligent and reckless in his handling of her during the scene. According to the docs ... along with breaking her arm, he also dropped her hard on the floor and injured her back. She claims production was stopped and she was rushed to the hospital. Abernathy is suing Epps,
along with Paramount Pictures, for negligence and assault and battery. She's asking for damages for her pain and suffering and wants her medical costs -- present and future -- covered.
A Brooklyn man who spent 18 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit wants a judge to throw out a $40,000 bill for child support he was unable to pay while locked up. Sundhe Moses, 42, was cleared in January of the 1995 drive-by shooting of 4-year-old Shamone Johnson. He was one of nearly a dozen people whose cases were overturned due to the questionable police tactics of now-retired NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella.
Last month, Moses filed papers in Brooklyn Family Court asking a judge to modify or erase his hefty child support bill because he was unable to earn an income through no fault of his own. “The reason that my arrears are the amount they are is because it accrued over a period of 18 1/2 years. During that time, I was incarcerated for a crime I did not commit and therefore was unable to pay,” Moses said in court documents. His ordeal highlights the unique obstacles the wrongfully convicted face upon reentering society. Moses is so broke he can’t afford a lawyer — and family court does not assign parents an attorney until they’re on the brink of going to jail for failure to pay child support. Yet Moses’ bank account was frozen last week due to the unpaid child support. He says his wages from the youth services group Good Shepherd are garnished — $160 of his $380 pay — and he now uses check-cashing businesses. “Many states treat incarceration as voluntary unemployment — and child support continues to
accrue while a convicted person is utterly incapable of earning a living,” said attorney Ron Kuby, who represents Moses in his criminal case. “It adds a crushing and utterly unfair burden to someone trying to get back on their feet. When the person is wrongfully convicted — it’s a ‘WTF!’ moment." At the time of the shooting that landed him behind bars, Moses was 19 and the father of an 8-month-old son, Shaquille. He was paroled in December 2013 for the drive-by at the Prospect Plaza Houses in Brownsville that also wounded four others. He spent the subsequent years fighting for his exoneration and reconnecting with his now-adult son, who is in the Army. Meanwhile, Moses was hit with a bill for a whopping $39,724.82, according to court documents. Nearly $10,000 of the total goes to public assistance and the rest to
Shaquille’s mother, he said. After more than four years of freedom, Moses has only been able to pay $7,247. "When a conviction is vacated in criminal court everything that happened reverses and you start over. I'm asking for family court to do the same thing and put me in the same position where I wouldn't owe anything," Moses told the Daily News. Efforts to reach Shaquille and his mom, Kawana Harper, were unsuccessful. Moses said he has only seen Harper in court since his release. “My son is grown and I want us to get along. When he was growing up he of course didn't know all of this was going on, but now he's aware and doesn't think it’s fair,” Moses said. City Councilwoman Inez Barron introduced a bill last month seeking social services for the family of the wrongfully convicted, more
than 10% of 110 exonerees nationwide as of October were from the state. Moses is expected to sue over his 18 years behind bars. But he must await a decision from prosecutors on whether they will retry his case before suing. The process of negotiating a settlement with the city can last years. Since 2014, more than 25 men and a woman were exonerated either by the Brooklyn district attorney’s Conviction Review
Unit or a judge. Nearly a dozen of those cases of wrongful convictions involved Scarcella. Cynthia Godsoe, an associate professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, noted Moses’ predicament could become more common as district attorneys throughout the city and state review questionable convictions.
“This is a major barrier for someone who is getting released from prison, especially someone who was found to be wrongfully convicted,” Godsoe said. Moses will be back in family court next month. “I don't know anyone in my situation and I don't know how this will go,” he said. Godsoe knew of little precedent for the judge to forgive the funds Moses owes to the mother of his child and the state. “There needs to be legislation to make child support more realistic, maybe a clause added for the wrongfully convicted. Child support is supposed to be in the best interest of child," Godsoe said. “It seems like the right thing to do ... to forgive this.”
Washington, DC — Diamond Rust, a 20-year-old woman from Southeast Washington, DC, was slammed on the ground and brutally arrested by a Metro transit police for not paying to get on a bus. All that happened right in front of her two children.
On Tuesday, Rust, together with her one-year-old son and two-year-old daughter, boarded a bus at Alabama Avenue in Southeast D.C. She reportedly walked past the fare box without paying and sat down. After a while, an undercover police approached her and demanded her to get off the bus. “I’m pacing back and forth like ‘can you hurry up?’ He said he felt threatened with me pacing back and forth,” Rust explained.
She admitted that she didn’t stop pacing and just kept walking. Police also claimed that she kept putting her hands in her pocket and ignoring the police’s commands. “He said I was resisting. He pushed me to the fence,” Rust recalled of the horrifying moment. According to the police report, Rust kept pulling away so the officer had to slam her to the ground to finish the arrest. She was with her two children at the time and they saw the violence.
“The girl lifted my face up and I seen her — my daughter like right there crying. That’s when I started crying,” Rust said. Rust suffers from a fractured knee, open wounds on the face, and four broken teeth. She was rushed to the hospital shortly after the arrest but she was more worried about how this would affect her children.
“My son he don’t even like looking at me now. My daughter keeps saying police did this to mommy.” Rust, a graduating student from Ballou STAY High School, has a DC One fare card which allows her to have a free bus ride. But she doesn’t have it with her on the day of the incident. A picture, however, shows her bag with cash and two smart trip cards.
When asked if she would have done anything differently, Rust told WUSA9, “No. because this is just the person I am.” Rust plans to file a complaint with Metro. Metro Transit Police haven’t further commented yet about the incident.
Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga cannot use their son's child therapist to make their custody case ... at least that's what the lawyer for the 8-year-old is demanding ... JAMZ RADIO STATION ATLANTA has learned.
The lawyer the judge appointed to represent David Jr. has filed legal docs asking the judge to prohibit Jennifer or David from calling the therapist to the stand to testify about the boy's state of mind and how the custody war has affected him. We're told the reason the lawyer wants the protective order is so David Jr.
can feel comfortable opening up with his therapist about both parents, without fear they will learn what he said. Both sides, we're told, have been put on notice that David Jr.'s lawyer is asking the judge for the order. No decision has been made, but it's a good bet the judge will sign on.
Brace yourselves for some SERIOUS cuteness overload. Ciara and Russell Wilson posted these pics Thursday of 9-month-old bundle of joy, Sienna Princess.
The pics were taken by the star Seahawks QB (he's got great hands, ya know) and posted on their fan app, TraceMe. Sienna looks like, well, a princess ...
complete with Russell's trademark curly locks. She definitely steals the show, but ya gotta hand it to Ciara -- she's looking mighty flawless. Her son,
Future Zahir, looks dapper and seems to be enjoying the photo sesh. #FamilyGoals for damn sure.
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have separated, and all signs point to divorce. The couple issued a statement saying they are separating.
According to the statement, they made a mutual decision at the end of 2017 to split. The statement reads, "We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship." Jennifer was just at Amy Schumer's wedding Tuesday and Justin was not there. He was in New York over the
weekend when Jennifer was celebrating her 49th birthday in Malibu. The couple became engaged in 2012, 7 years after her split from Brad Pitt. She married Justin in 2015. JAMZ RADIO STATION ATLANTA learned about their wedding at their Bel Air estate, which was super secret. Jennifer recently told Architectural
Digest about the difficulty of remodeling their Bel Air mansion as a couple, saying, "I figured out that immediately sayinig 'no!' to any suggestion is not the most collaborative move." They have no kids.
Lil Pump isn't taking his arrest Wednesday night seriously ... which is the biggest understatement of the week. We got the 17-year-old Thursday at 2:30 PM leaving Sylmar
Juvenile Court, and he was as hyped as ever, showing off his newly acquired jewelry ... an ankle monitor. He was also spittin' bars about popping Xanax and boasting about Gucci tats. ... Pump was arrested for firing a handgun into the door of his
San Fernando Valley residence. He had told cops intruders had fired from the outside in, but cops quickly realized it was the opposite -- that Pump was the shooter and there were no intruders. He was arrested and taken to a Juvenile detention center, because he's still a minor.
A Cardi B team member says she's pregnant -- 3 to 4 months along -- which would make her upcoming business deals and commitments tricky ... costing her big bucks. Sources close to the rapper tell JAMZ RADIO STATION ATLANTA
... Cardi and her team expect to finish a new album before end of summer ... and the plan is to tie the release to a 2-month tour with Bruno Mars, which kicks off in September. When you do the math, you see the problem. If she's at the beginning of the second trimester, she'll give birth sometime in August. And there's more.
Cardi, who had a hugely successful Super Bowl commercial, has other commercial deals on the table. She also has offers to collab with other artists. On top of all that ... she's supposed to start filming a movie sometime next month, which could be problematic once she approaches her 5th month. And don't forget ... she's scheduled to perform at
Coachella in mid-April. If she's a no-show, that would be the second year in a row a huge act bailed because she was with child. As for how much money is on the line ... it varies from project to project, but as a point of reference -- Cardi gets around $100k a show and $60k for nightclub walk-throughs. Cardi says she's not pregnant, but time will certainly tell.
The two women, at first, were not sure why a police officer had approached their table at the Applebee’s in Independence, Mo. They had decided to eat at the restaurant on Friday after a day of shopping at the Independence mall, and their order of chicken wings and mozzarella sticks had just arrived.
The officer informed the women that the Applebee’s staff believed they had eaten at the restaurant the day before and had left without paying for their meals. The accusation seemed absurd to the two women, who began to insist that this was their first time dining at that Applebee’s. Moments later, after being “mocked, humiliated, and embarrassed,” they were kicked out of the restaurant because they were the same race as the people who allegedly committed the crime,
said Alexis Brison, one of the accused women, who posted a video of the incident on Facebook. When the Independence police officer first approached Brison and her friend’s table, they repeatedly explained to him that they had not previously visited the restaurant. The officer asked them, “Why are you yelling?” and “Put yourself in my shoes.” “Can we just pay for our food and leave, because we haven’t done anything?” one of the women asked. When one of the women appears to call someone for advice on what to do next, the officer asked the women why they were “getting worked up for nothing.”
“This is too much of an accusation to call it nothing,” one of the women responded. The woman then broke down crying, and the officer laughed, asking whether she was “really this emotional.” He then informed the women that the restaurant wanted them to pay for their food, leave and never return. “We deal with this all the time. Black people in America gotta deal with this all the time,” one of the women later tells him and the restaurant staff, according to the video. “This is what black people have to deal with.” By Tuesday, the video of the incident went viral, and was viewed an estimated 3.3 million times.
Applebee’s officials in a statement Monday apologized for the restaurant’s actions and said they had fired the manager, server and another employee involved. We do not tolerate racism, bigotry or harassment of any nature,” officials said. Applebee’s officials added that they were temporarily closing the Independence restaurant — about 10 miles east of Kansas City, Mo. — so that the staff could “regroup, reflect, learn and grow from this.” “We are reaching out to the guests involved to apologize directly. We know rebuilding trust with those affected by the incident will take time, and we look forward to finding resolution in the coming days,” officials said.
The Independence Police Department could not be immediately reached for comment. In her Facebook post, Brison wrote that “black people cannot continue to be treated this way,” especially during Black History Month. In 2016, Victoria’s Secret made headlines after a black woman was accused of stealing from an Alabama store. The store then kicked out all its black customers. Brison wrote that she later found out that the server who accused her and her friend of the crime remembered the suspects were two girls —
one who was skinny and one who wore makeup. “In 2018, is this really what we’re debased to? Our weight and whether or not we wore makeup. She could not recognize any facial features or any defining characteristics,” Brison wrote. She wrote: “This is a clear example of RACIAL PROFILING that should not be stood for. Just because we are black does not mean we are all criminals and I will not be treated as such.”
Nicki Minaj isn't missing, hiding or lying low because she's pregnant -- she's just been in beast mode working on making her next album a masterpiece. Sources close to Nicki tell us ... she
decided to ditch social media at the end of 2017 to fully focus on her music, which is why she's had no new posts since December 30. We're told she feels way more creative without the distractions of Instagram and Twitter.
Our sources say Minaj has been working night and day in the studio with major producers and rappers like Lil Wayne, Mack Maine and other Young Money acts ...
and she's going to continue to leave social media alone until the album's complete. Nicki's fans have expressed concern about her being MIA in 2018, which
culminated Monday with Wendy Williams launching a faux campaign on her show to help find her ... replete with a missing persons poster. But we're told all is well with Nicki -- she's happy, healthy, single and NOT pregnant, despite rumors.
As for the upcoming album ... our sources say some of the tracks are finished, and every song is going to be a hit. We're told it's expected to be released later this year ... and it's expected to be fire.
UPDATE!!!!!!!Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, tells us, "These allegations arose after Ms. Green amended her suit for money to include a reference to these claims. The fact that the police are investigating these claims is not new information and Nelly
welcomes a thorough investigation. Nelly is confident that once investigated, these claims will be determined to be disingenuous." He adds, "Nelly was accompanied by his girlfriend during this tour and she was at his side throughout. It is important that police investigate every allegation of this nature." Nelly is being criminally investigated for sexual assault in England ... JAMZ RADIO STATION ATLANTA
has learned. The incident allegedly went down December 5 after Nelly's performance at Cliffs Pavilion in Essex. The accuser says she went to take a picture with Nelly and she says he placed his arm tightly behind her and asked if she could stay behind to talk to him. They went to his dressing room with her friends and she says he then asked her to come to a room next door. She claims once in the room he dropped his
pants and began masturbating in front of her. She also claims he put his hand on her top and tried pulling it off. She says he also tried kissing her as she tried to bolt from the room. The woman says Nelly put his right hand on the back of her head and his left hand on her shoulder, forced her head down, pushing his erect penis into her mouth.
She says she ran out of the room as he called her a c***. The woman says she didn't go to cops immediately because she didn't think she'd be believed. Essex police told cops they have begun a sexual assault investigation. The alleged incident occurred 2 months after another woman claimed Nelly raped her on his tour bus. He strongly denied it. We've reached out to Nelly's rep for comment ... so far no word back.
Fantasia Barrino's dealing with another family tragedy -- the death of her oldest nephew, Tyquan JAMZ RADIO STATION ATLANTA has learned.
According to law enforcement sources ... the singer's 18-year-old nephew died of multiple gunshot wounds Tuesday morning following an argument at a Greensboro, North Carolina residential complex that spilled out into the street. Paramedics attempted life-saving measures on Ty, and he was transported to Moses Cone Hospital ...
but died shortly after. Cops have arrested a 21-year-old suspect, who's been charged with first degree murder. Barrino posted the sad news on her Instagram Tuesday, saying ... "Auntie is So Sorry Baby. RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother & his Stepdad." Tyquan, who went by T.W., was the
son of Fantasia's musician brother, Ricco. Ricco tells JAMZ RADIO STATION ATLANTA ... he's completely devastated, because he didn't get to see T.W. in the morning Tuesday like he usually does, and now he's gone. It's been a rough stretch for Fantasia's family ...
her brother Xavier has been in the hospital for months recovering from a critical motorcycle injury, as well.
Tamar Braxton's estranged husband is taking a very expensive L on a Rolls-Royce he once leased in Florida.
A Florida judge is ordering Vincent Herbert to fork over more than $65k after failing to make payments on a Rolls-Royce Wraith. According to docs, Vincent fell so far behind on the ride ... Manhattan Leasing Enterprises repo'd it.
They turned around and resold it, but since it was used, the company says it lost more than $62,000. Someone's gotta cover that, and the judge says that someone is Vincent, who never responded to Manhattan Leasing ...
so the judge entered a default judgment. The leasing co. is now trying to collect the cash in California, where Vincent lives. As Tamar might put it ... get in line.
Miley Cyrus has an obsessed fan who traveled cross-country -- without invitation -- to see her in person, and left some bizarre Facebook posts that forced cops to take him into custody ... JAMZ RADIO STATION ATLANTA has learned.
The guy is from the Milwaukee area, and a couple of weeks ago he wrote several posts referencing taking a trip to see Miley. He claims he knows her address, how best to enter her home and says they'll "finally get together." There's also a creepy thank you to Miley for "getting rid of Liam" ...
and some rambling commentary about a "horrific act" he's going to pull off that will be on the news. The posts caught the attention of a concerned citizen, who alerted Milwaukee police. According to law enforcement sources ... Milwaukee PD contacted LAPD and the L.A. Sheriff's Department to give them a heads up, and good thing they
did. We're told the guy actually did make his way to Los Angeles -- cops located him on Monday, interviewed him and took him in for psychological evaluation. They can hold him for up to 72 hours. It's unclear if Miley was aware of the apparent danger. We've reached out to her legal team
Travis Scott's undergoing a metamorphosis, and we don't mean changing diapers -- turns out the arrival of Stormi Webster is having a major effect on Dad's music. Sources connected to the rapper tell JAMZ RADIO STATION ATLANTA...
Travis has been on cloud nine since his first child's birth. Friends have noticed the normally stoic guy is now laughing a lot, and much calmer than usual. The best part, for fans at least, is we're told Travis' newfound peace is helping him hone his craft. He's been working on a new record, which his inner circle believes will be his best yet -- and our
sources say Stormi's getting props for it. Travis has been by Kylie Jenner's side before and after the birth, and we're told the new papa's become way more selective on which gigs he takes. As one source put it ... only serious cash will pry him away from his baby girl. Over the weekend, he was in his hometown of Missouri City,
Texas to get a key to the city -- and we're told he spent most of his free time on FaceTime with Kylie and Stormi. He's kinda like a doting sitcom dad now. Think Carl Winslow ... but with skills on the mic.
Kansas City Chiefs star running back Kareem Hunt was named in a police report by a 19-year-old woman who claims he shoved her during a heated hotel argument. But Hunt's friends told police the woman is lying -- claiming
SHE was the violent one who went berserk and called Kareem the N-word. Here's what EVERYBODY agrees on -- all the parties involved kicked things off Friday on a good note, tooling around Cleveland on a party bus and hitting at least 3 bars. Eventually they went back to the upscale hotel/apartment where 22-year-old Hunt has a residence -- the goal was to keep the party going. What ensued ...
two women were kicked out of Hunt's room and that's when the drama began. The Accuser's Side The accuser is a Kent State student who told police she was kicked out of the apartment because she didn't want to hook up with one of the men. The woman says she couldn't afford an Uber back to Kent State and
was too drunk to drive so she sat outside the apartment upset, trying to figure out how to get home. That's when a woman with Hunt's group came outside and told the accuser and her friend to go home. Kareem allegedly came out next and "shoved and pushed her" in an attempt to shoo her home. The accuser claims she suffered cuts and bruises to her knee, hand and chest. Hunt's Friends' Side But Hunt's friends paint a
different picture ... saying they refused to let the accuser and another female friend hang out when they learned the women were only 19 years old. One of Hunt's former college teammates told police the accuser went crazy after they were told to leave -- and "began calling him and Hunt the N-word and specifically she stated, 'F*ck you n*gger. You Ain't sh*t." The accuser allegedly punched one of Kareem's female friends in the face as she tried to deescalate the situation. Eventually cops were called to the scene and police took two reports. So far, no arrests have been made.
Mike Vick is officially out of the hole -- a judge has closed the book on his bankruptcy case after the ex-NFL star paid back more
than $17 million in debt. Vick filed for Chapter 11 back in 2008 after the infamous dog-fighting scandal -- when he lost his NFL salary and several lucrative endorsement deals. Vick owed approximately $17.6 MILLION to dozens
of creditors. But, Vick busted his ass to pay off his debts ever since he was reinstated with the Eagles in 2009. He reportedly made nearly $50 million in NFL salary in his 2nd stint in the league. According to the docs,
the outstanding debt was owed to Bank of America (related to one of his properties), BMW financial services, and his friendly neighborhood tax collector. Vick made his final
payment back in November -- and now a judge has officially closed the case, granting Vick's discharge and final decree. Congrats!
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was arrested this weekend for domestic violence and possession of an assault weapon ... making this his 2nd arrest in a month. According to the Los Gatos Monte Sereno Police Department ...
Foster was arrested Sunday morning after cops responded to a welfare check and possible disturbance call. They say the 49ers star was arrested without incident. He was booked on three separate charges -- domestic violence, threats and possession of an assault weapon. No further details were
immediately available. Foster was also arrested in Alabama about a month ago to the day for marijuana possession. The 49ers responded by saying ...
"The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the report regarding Reuben Foster. We take matters of this nature seriously and are gathering all pertinent information."