"Thank you, thank you, thank you," an emotional Simpson said while his sister, Shirley Baker, wept and hugged Arnelle Simpson, his daughter.
This past Thursday was another great day for OJ Simpson as he sat in front of parole board members giving his final statements along with his lawyer and oldest daughter that will grant him his freedom to finish the rest of his sentence with his family and friends.
During the ruling , the 70 year old simpson., who was convicted in 2008 of an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room, could be out of prison as early as Oct. 1st after serving the minimum of a 33 year sentence.
The parole commissioners didn't take very long to deliberate their decision, in fact in took a little over 30 min. O.J. Simpson has been granted early release by a parole board and will leave Lovelock Correctional Center in October after serving nine years -- the minimum time for his 2008 armed robbery conviction.
Nyah Lafleur @NyahKL
Madonna Opens A Pediatric Center In Malawi & Names It After Her Daughter
Madonna takes the cake for this one. She is warming hearts once again but it’s not due to her music this time. The Pop Mogul opened a pediatric center in Malawi, Africa. The opening for Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery took place Tuesday. She wants to ensure kids in Malawi grow up with proper health facilities.
Madonna has always been very open about her adopted children. She named the hospital after her daughter Mercy James. CNN reported the pediatric center is the first of it’s kind in the country. It was funded by a charity she started back in 2006 “Raising Malawi.”
The star was with her Malawian children at the event where she spoke about the importance of the center.
"The Mercy James Center remains not only a world-class intensive care hospital, but also a superior learning environment to train the next generation of Malawian healthcare workers," Madonna said. "This is as much about healing as it is about empowerment."
The foundation began the same year she adopted her son David Banda, now 11 years old, from the same country. Since adopting both Mercy James and David Banda, she added twins Esther and Stella to her family earlier this year.
Madonna’s daughter Mercy gave a brief speech at the ceremony saying:
“It’s a great honor to know this hospital is named after me. But what’s more important is that we may help many kids and save many lives.”
Madonna also made another heartfelt statement at the ceremony saying this:
"Malawi has enriched my family more than I could have ever imagined. It's important for me to make sure all my children from the country maintain a strong connection to their birth nation, and equally important to show them that together, humans have the power to change the world for the better," she said.
The facility is in Blantyre, Malawi. It has a playroom, outdoor play structure and inspirational murals Madonna picked out herself which were created by artists she invited to the center.
Way to go Madonna!!
Written By: Nyah Lafleur
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#TALESonBET “ Cold Hearted “ Starring Keith Powers Ep.2
Everyone is raving about BET's new hit series "TALES". On episode 2 the storyline is about jealousy and envy and how it can quickly bring you down. This episode stemmed from Meek Mill's song called “Cold Hearted".
Keith Powers plays a rapper named Gutta who was gunned down outside of a LA nightclub.
A rap career, mixtape, album, or something should DEFINITELY be in the Keith's plans because he has a serious flow.
Legendary rapper MC Lyte also plays the detective investigating his murder.
In the beginning , it portrays that Gutta and his best friend Tank (played by Christian Robinson) were beefing with Compton gang members and that the gang’s leader, Hazard (played by Maino), wanted to see them dead.
Then it seemed like the Compton gang members weren’t behind this at all. Someone close to Gutta could have set him up. The real question is, who would set him up and the motive behind it?
“Cold Blooded” justified why you can’t trust anyone. It served as a true mystery that took a hard and unbelievable turn at the end.
Come to find out, Tank, his "best friend" killed Gutta. Tank felt like he was supposed to have everything Gutta had including his wife who he wrote a play for.
Let's jus say Karma is real because Tank got what he had coming in the end. Rival rapper Black Child told him he can’t stand a hater and then killed him.
Catch #TALESonBET, Tuesdays at 8pm/7c on @BET!
If you are familiar with Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, it is no secret that Kirk and Rasheeda Frost are definitely going through some things within there marriage due to his infidelity.
Da Brat recently revealed that Kirk tried to pursue her with cars and money before he married with Rasheeda.
While on air at Dish Nation hosted by Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Williams, Da Brat spilled ALL of the tea on Mr. Kirk. She says that Kirk wrote his name on the front AND back of 20 $100 bills ($2000) begging her to call him.
Da Brat also says that over the course of their relationship he unexpectedly bought her a car.
“I got a Lincoln Navigator, I got quite a few things from the situation. Not the first date, throughout the course of a little while”, says Da Brat.
Da Brat was then asked how long did it take her to call Kirk after he wrote his name on TWENTY $100 bills. She admitted to calling the very next day. She didn't want to call the same night and come off as “thirsty”.
Rapper Playboi Carti continues to climb up the Billboard Hot 100 with his two Hit singles “Magnolia” coming in no.29 and “Woke Up Like This” coming in at no.76. Unfortunately it's not looking good for the new XXL Freshman. Carti was arrested Thursday night 7/6/17 at LAX for domestic battery.
TMZ reported that he was involved in a outrageous altercation with his girlfriend of 3 years as they exited the terminal. Some witnesses on the scene claims that both Carti and his girlfriend began shoving each other roughly. Witnesses claim the shoving led to him pushing her and then grabbing her backpack and forcefully pushing her into an Uber.
When police arrived, Carti told them that he snatched his girlfriend's phone from her and admitted to grabbing her by her backpack to pull her out of the terminal. The rapper said that she hit him, but he was not injured. Witnesses nearby says she slapped him in the face. His girlfriend told the police that Carti wanted her to call her mother to check in, but she didn't want to call her.
Carti was then arrested Thursday night 7/6/17 for misdemeanor domestic battery while his girlfriend was let go without any charges. The next day Carti was released on a $20,000 bond.