Dancehall artist Vybz Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer) has been sentenced to life in prison for murder.
A jury found 38-year-old Palmer guilty of the death of associate Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. Williams was killed after being asked to Kartel’s home to discuss two missing illegal hand guns. His body has never been found.
Palmer won’t be eligible for parole for 35 years.
When ‘bad man’ antics go wrong.
Not content with just spreading his unique brand of nonsense all over the United Kingdom, Capital Xtra’s resident Hip Hop DJ Tim ‘Big Dawg’ Westwood is now being encouraged/paid to spread the same nonsense across the motherland. First stop Nigeria.
Dancehall star Vybz Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer) has been found guilty of murder.
Palmer and three of his four co-accused have been found guilty of the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams marking the end to a keenly watched trial that has lasted for 65 days.
The eleven-member jury began deliberating at 3:45 p.m.
Initially, the eleven-member jury deliberated for 1 hour and 53 minutes before returning a 10-1 verdict.
They were sent back to reconsider because the verdict was not unanimous and was reached under two hours.
The jurors then went back to consider the matter before again returning to the courtroom.
Adidja Palmer – GUILTY
Shawn Campbell – GUILTY
Kahira Jones – GUILTY
Shane Williams – Not GUILTY
Andre St John – GUILTY
The convicts are to be sentenced on March 27.
Palmer’s lawyers say they will appeal verdict.
Well I would be lying if I said that this verdict has come as a surprise.
Last week rapper Busta Rhymes attended Palmer’s trial. The man has turned in to a complete idiot!
Rest In Peace Clive Williams.
Pop singer Lily Allen announced she was “retiring” from the music industry three years ago but decided to return to the scene late last year with the single Hard Out Here, along with a controversial video featuring those misguided former Britain’s Got Talent contestants the CEO Dancers.
Hard Out Here failed to set the chart alight and Lily has not released her new album titled Sheezus (*rolls eyes*) yet. So imagine my surprise when I spotted her smug mug on the front cover of today’s Evening Standard showing off her NME Award for ‘Best Solo Artist’ at last night’s ceremony (others nominated in the category – David Bowie, Sir Paul McCartney and Kanye West).
This win does not make any sense to me. What has Lily achieved musically over the last three years to deserve an award? As far as I am concerned any credibility that NME had has now disappeared down in to the sewer, thanks to this highly suspicious move.
All I want to know is who paid you off NME?
R&B has been replaced by Ego, Narcissism, the Cult of Personality… all of which has very little to do with actually "Creating Music"—
Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) February 22, 2014
Well said Anita!
Via Access Atlanta
An Atlanta wig designer is suing hip hop superstar Nicki Minaj for $30 million, claiming intellectual property infringement.
In the civil complaint filed Friday morning in federal court, Terrence Davidson claims he and Minaj, his former client, struck a deal to form a wig-making business.
But Davidson claims Minaj, whose real name is Onika Maraj, started the business without his consent or knowledge, turning it into a multi-million dollar business selling his designs.
“I actually hand-made these wigs,” Davidson said. “For me to see them in stores and not getting credit for them is upsetting.”
If I was Terrence I would be ashamed to admit I made those atrocious wigs. Nicki now looks one hundred times better since firing him as her resident “wig maker”.
Terrence will be lucky if he walks away with one dollar.
Several weeks ago Madonna caused uproar after she called her Caucasian son Rocco Ritchie a ‘nigga’ on her Instagram page (Click here to read all about it).
The star was then later forced to apologise.
Last night the 55 year old (who is old enough to know better) rocked up to The Grammys red carpet with a gold grill in her mouth and her adopted black son David Banda in tow. Click here to watch them talking to E! host Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet.
Oh dear…. Now isn’t it odd that not long after ‘nigga gate’ Madonna suddenly decides to thrust David Banda even more in to the limelight by showing him off at the Grammys.
This has to be the most suspect and calculating publicity move ever.
*major side eye Madge*.
British artist Estelle has launched her own collection of scarves.
According to the official website the Swaray scarves collection is made from luxurious silks and inspired by colours, patterns and materials passed down from Estelle’s family and collected on tours around the globe.
CLICK HERE to view the collection.
$225.00 (£137.00) for a head scarf – BARGAIN!!!
Well as expected the former waste man from Marcy Projects is falling in to line and has decided to still pursue his business relationship with those kings of racial profiling Barneys, all in the name of “charity”.
Click here to read the original news report.
Last night Shawn Carter aka Jay Z issued the following statement via his website:
In the past several weeks two separate investigations were launched as a result of the wrongful detention of Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips. My team has been privy to the status of the Barneys third party consultant investigation. In continuing our research, we also contacted the New York State Attorney General’s office for the status of their investigation into both Barneys and Macy’s. Those findings are not yet available.
While I await the findings of the Attorney General’s Office, I have agreed to move forward with the launch of BNY SCC collection under the condition that I have a leadership role and seat on a council specifically convened to deal with the issue of racial profiling. I am in a unique position to use my voice to affect change to this disturbing issue. The easy position would have been to walk away and leave policy making to others hoping that someone addresses the problem. I will not leave the outcome to others. I will take this into my own hands with full power to recommend, review and revise policies and guidelines moving forward. I am choosing to take this head on.
As I previously stated, the collaboration with Barneys has always been about giving and The Shawn Carter Foundation. From this collection, the Foundation will receive not only 25% of sales, it will now receive the additional 75% of Barneys’ sales, totalling 100% of all sales from BNY SCC. Along with 100% of sales from the collaboration, the Foundation will receive an additional 10% of all retail sales from Barneys New York stores nationwide and Barneys.com on November 20th. - Shawn “JAY Z” Carter.
You need more people Shawn.