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Hip Hop Soul Singer Mary J Blige Ordered To Pay Ex Husband $30 Racks A Month & $235 Racks In Back Pay

 

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This story doesn’t really have anything to do with crime other than the fact that Mary’s estranged no good dirty dog husband just got away with highway DAMN robbery! This is what you call a TRUE CRIME!

I cannot believe this woman has to give up $30k/month of her hard earned money to take care of this able bodied grown man. The fact that he even ‘demanded’ $130k/month to take of his side chick is even more gut wrenching. He’s clearly trying to drive her straight to the poor house and what’s crazy is according to Mary, HE was the cheater and mental abuser of the marriage. How heartless.

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Mary and Kendu on their wedding day.

Poor Mary has been through complete hell and back with men in her life but this one has got to cut the deepest. It’s one thing to lose your man, but its a whole ‘nother to lose all of your money to that man. His actions pretty much prove what kind of guy he is — a lying, cheating, manipulating predator very clearly in it for the bag and nothing but the BAG! Mary is resilient so I am sure this will all end up working out for her. Are there appeals in divorce court? — Hopefully there is!

TMZ writes:

Mary J. Blige is gonna have to cough up some emergency relief dough to her estranged husband while their divorce plays out, but he’s gotta be disappointed by how much he’s getting.

A judge has ordered Mary to pay Martin Isaacs $30,000 per month in temporary spousal support. Big number, no doubt, but way less than what he requested … $129,319 per month.

The court found Martin was entitled to some dough to accommodate the standard of living he was used to while married to Mary, but also decided his dream number was unreasonable. 

Mary will also have to pay retroactive spousal support dating back to September … and his attorney fees — that comes to $235k.

One last interesting note … the court says Mary and Martin were living beyond their means during their marriage and still have millions of dollars to pay back in taxes.

Unbelievable. And to suggest that Kendu would be “disappointed” because he did not receive the requested amount of $129,319 of somebody else’s money is ridiculous. Some would say this is what women do to men everyday, especially someone of wealth and/or fame. Maybe I am still operating in the stone age, but I just don’t think a man should ever ask for a woman’s money. I don’t care how rich she is. Mary should have definitely shoved a pre-nup down this guy’s throat or better yet, never married him. Fight back Mary! Protect the bag!

Unfortunately, the social media roast has officially began. Check out this post on Twitter.

Sound off in the comments!

“All Eyez On Me” Hits Theaters On Tupac’s Birthday — June 16th

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The long awaited and highly anticipated biopic film based around one of hip hop’s most prolific artists, Tupac Shakur, is ironically set to debut on his birthday, June 16th. He would have been 46 years old.

The film, which chronicles Pac’s journey from up and coming rapper to international hip hop and media sensation, looks to be another street classic. The look and feel of the movie reminds me of one of my other favorite hood masterpieces, “Straight Outta Compton” which debuted in 2015. I appreciate how this film incorporates his parents, Afeni and Mutulu Shakur, and portrays their lives as Black Panther Party members and how it shaped and created — Tupac.

Check out the official movie trailer:

Tupac’s stepfather, Mutulu Shakur is currently still incarcerated for his alleged role in a 1981 Brinks bank robbery. His mother Afeni, who was also a Black Panther Party member and the central figure of one of Pac’s most revered songs, “Dear Mama,” went on to become one of the world’s most well loved and respected political activists for the black community. She passed away May 2, 2016 of cardiac arrest. Up until her unexpected death, she oversaw her late son’s estate and music dealings. Tupac is still said to have hundreds of unreleased songs and poems in his catalog.

There are multiple petitions in support of Mutulu, the former bank robber turned revolutionary leader and activist who is now referenced as, “Dr.” Hopefully the success of this movie will aid in expediting Dr. Mutulu’s release, who is now in his mid 60’s. According to Biography channel, he was set to be released in 2016.

MutuluIsWelcomeHere.com was launched by supporters of the former Black Liberation Member, who has been in jail for over 30 years.

Check out this post for more information on how to join the #FreeMutuluShakur movement. Will you be watching “All Eyez On Me” on June 16th? I know I will!

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FEATURED POST: Athleticism And Fashion In Wonder Woman


by Elan Paulson

Even the “god killer” Amazonians can still be slaves to fashion.

I am certain that the writers of the new Wonder Woman film made it a top narrative priority to get Diana Prince into a dress store in suffrage-era America. Her fellow shopper exclaims with that Diana has tried on over 200 dresses, but viewers know she is looking for the outfit that will enable her to blend in as well as fight. The film makes clear visual contrasts between the strapless gold dress that Diana kicks butt in on Themyscira and the dark, high-necked piece that is trying to “choke her” in 20th century Britain. On one island women do the killing, on the other women’s fashion does.

And yet, even in the outfit Diana settles for—a simple black dress with a white shirt resembling a masculine suit—Diana’s femininity/sexuality is still not covered up enough. Barely concealing his attraction to her, Steve Trevor decides she needs fake glasses to further obscure her distracting beauty. Shortly after, the camera fixes on Diana’s glasses, stomped on and broken in the street, following her first back-alley fight. There are a plethora of “gaze” metaphors that I won’t unpack here.

The film makes easy retrospective social commentary: the clothing designed by men for women that restricted their movement is an allegory for their oppression, whereas clothing designed for movement, presumably designed for women on an all-women island, symbolized liberation.

And yet, there are still other moments in Wonder Woman that complicate this easy distinction. When Diana needs a fancy dress to sneak into a Nazi gala, she finds an unattended female party-goer who has impatiently decided to walk to the gala (another fellow “empowered” 20th century women, though far overshadowed by Diana).

But rather than dragging her into the bushes to steal her clothes right away, for a full few seconds Diana walks alongside the woman, sizing her up to see if the dress fits. There are few men who take the time to size up soon-to-be stolen clothing for fit. It stands out as both reinforcing a female stereotype (something that men wouldn’t do) but also showing Diana as a discerning female shopper. Where will she hide the god-killer sword in such a form-fitting number? (Spoiler! She uses the sword’s hilt to accessorize the dress.)

In an interview, Director Patty Jenkyns writes that “To me, [Wonder Woman] shouldn’t be dressed in armor like men […] It should be different. It should be authentic and real – and appealing to women […] It’s total wish-fulfillment […] I, as a woman, want Wonder Woman to be hot as hell, fight badass, and look great at the same time.”

Wishes may be had in Wonder Woman, but what isn’t different between the experiences of the goddess Diana and regular mortal women is the need to continue to navigate the complicated relationship between athletic and fashionable clothing, to achieve the often culturally-imposed desire to fight badass and look great at the same time.

For me the two pieces of clothing that serve the most meaning do not serve fashion at all. First, Diana’s gauntlets (or as Wikipedia informs me are “bracelets,” which are apparently an allegory for emotional control) are activated early in the film, revealing the first hints to Diana that she is more than a regular warrior princess.

Second, Diana’s headband (which the internet also corrects me is a “tiara”) has a more complex comic book backstory that is either downplayed or rebooted in favour of representing not only Diana’s status as royalty but also a connection to her family, particularly her Amazonian mentor, aunt Antiope, who trained and sacrificed for Diana.

So, while even bracelets and tiaras may suggest that women’s power lies in accessorizing, I appreciate how the film embraces (rather than avoids) women’s ongoing negotiation of athleticism and fashion, the clothing that (literally and metaphorically) liberates and constricts. May the jewelry women inherit from their female family members be continued reminders of the challenges that fashionistas past—both real and fictional—have had to face.

Originally posted on: Athleticism and Fashion in Wonder Woman (Guest Post) — Fit Is a Feminist Issue

Have you seen the new “Wonder Woman” movie yet?

According to CNN Money:

The latest film in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe exceeded expectations at the box office, bringing in $103.1 million for its opening in North America this weekend.

That makes the superhero film starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins the biggest opening ever for a female director. The previous record holder, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” brought in $85.2 million in 2015.

“Wonder Woman” is the first major superhero film to be led by a woman, and it was women who helped the film to the top of the box office this weekend.

Pretty Impressive!

Check out the official movie trailer:

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s Karen “KK” King Drags Co-Star Tommie Lee To Hell And Back On Instagram Live

Woo! Karen ‘KK’ King is probably one of my favorite reality tv moms. She reminds me of a crazy cool ass OG chick from the hood. I know a million Karen Kings.

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In the video below, KK jumps on her InstaLive to set the record straight about Tommie Lee who used to date KK’s son, Scrap DeLeon, who is currently incarcerated on drug charges. Personally, I do not have Instagram so I usually miss out on all of “the gram” beefs and shenanigans but this beef is quickly making its way across the internet streets.

Tommie and KK started off as friends who used to run credit card/fraud schemes, and like most friendships, especially those in the limelight, they had a major fall out. KK says that Tommie got on Snapchat and “came for her” resulting in her verbally annihilating Tommie in the video below.

Check out the backstory on Karen ‘KK’ King who has quite the colorful past of her own. She was once the subject of “America’s Most Wanted” in which she was a fugitive on the run for allegedly attempting to have her sons’ father murdered, at the hands of her sons. According to WPTV, in 2013 she was arrested at her boyfriend’s home in Vero Beach, Fl and was in possession of credit cards and ID’s which were not her own.

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Karen ‘KK’ King mugshot following America’s Most Wanted airing.

Check out the full 1 hour video of Karen ‘KK’ King unleashing pure hellfire and brimstone on Tommie Lee.

Check out VH1.com to see the clip of Tommie going off on her mother as well as the infamous Snapchat that started this whole beef with KK, who seemingly was trying to help Tommie and her mother work past their differences.

You cannot make this kind of drama up. Its too good for tv, but thank goodness for these internet streets. Grab some popcorn and sound off in the comments section!

Incarcerated Rapper C-Murder Ordered To Pay Over $1M To Victim’s Family

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According to Page Six:

A judge in Louisiana has ordered Corey Miller, the rapper known as “C-Murder” who is serving a life sentence for killing a teenager at a nightclub, to pay the victim’s family more than $1.1 million.

The New Orleans Advocate reports Jefferson Parish Judge Glenn Ansardi of the 24th Judicial District Court found Miller liable in a 2013 civil proceeding for the killing of 16-year-old Steve Thomas. On Wednesday, he ordered Miller to pay $500,000 to each of Thomas’ parents and $150,000 to account for the victim’s suffering.

The parents’ attorney, Trey Mustian, says the order is more of a vindication of their son than any potential monetary award.

Miller was convicted for killing Thomas during a brawl outside the Platinum Club in Harvey on Jan. 12, 2002.