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Hip Hop Soul Queen Mary J Blige Speaks On Her Divorce From Cheating Husband

Mary J. Blige stopped by Power 105 and opened up about her divorce, her new album and more with The Breakfast Club.

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BMF: Rapper LL Cool J Asks Obama For The Flenory Brothers Pardon

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Via All Hip Hop News – Rapper LL Cool J has appealed to Barack Obama to pardon incarcerated drug kingpin Big Meech and his brother before the U.S. President leaves office this month.

Meech, real name Demetrius Flenory, headed up infamous crime organization the Black Mafia Family (BMF) and launched his own drug-funded music business called BMF Entertainment, before he and his brother, Terry ‘Southwest T’ Flenory, were imprisoned in 2005.
The siblings are each serving 30-year sentences, but LL Cool J has thrown his support behind the brothers in a bid to have them freed by an executive order.

The rapper/actor has outlined his argument in a lengthy post on Instagram, alongside a picture of the Flenorys during their early days on the street.

“I think these two guys who are both products of my generation could do a lot of good in the community if they were pardoned,” LL wrote. “They were incarcerated for non violent drug offenses.if they were pardoned I’m sure they would do the right thing (sic).

It’s a matter of character. From the outside looking in I think they both have it.”

The hip-hop veteran goes on to insist the brothers have shown promise of turning their lives around if given the opportunity to regain their freedom sooner than planned, and could “potentially bring a lot of healing and inspiration to a down trodden community and show all our citizens that the USA is a country where second chances are possible.

“I really think these guys… should have their cases reviewed. They should receive either a full pardon or at a minimum a sentence reduction. 30 years for a ‘non violent’ charge no matter how large the case may be; Still feels heavy handed to me.”

LL concludes his note by adding, “Let’s all hope it happens for them. Keep your heads up fellas. I’m praying for you. I love our country. I believe this would be a just decision. Pardon Meech and Terry Flenory.”

I think these two guys who are both products of my generation could do a lot of good in the community if they were pardoned. They were incarcerated for non violent drug offenses.if they were pardoned I'm sure they would do the right thing. It's a matter of character. From the outside looking in I think they both have it. Although they set what some would call a negative example I think the second chapter of their lives could potentially bring a lot of healing and inspiration to a down trodden community and show all our citizens that the USA is a country where second chances are possible. I don't condone what they did but I understand why they did it. The inner city is is a rough place to be born and raised. Temptation is everywhere tempting us to find a fast way to escape poverty. This is nothing new, but still very true. I really think these guys along with some of the guys they were incarcerated with should have their cases reviewed. They should receive either a full pardon or at a minimum a sentence reduction. 30 years for a "non violent" charge no matter how large the case may be; Still feels heavy handed to me. Let's all hope it happens for them. Keep your heads up fellas. I'm praying for you. 🙏🏾 I love our country. I believe this would be a just decision. Pardon Meech and Terry Flenory. #forgiveness #justice #mercy

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Obama has yet to comment on the pardon effort, but he doesn’t have much time to take action – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will take over the White House following his inauguration on 20 January.

“I don’t condone what they did but I understand why they did it,” he continued, insisting those living in rough inner cities will do anything to escape their struggles.

WATCH: Rapper 21 Savage Hit With A Bottle And Knocked Out During Arizona Concert

Originally posted on Bossip:

This is supposed footage of 21 Savage being hit with a bottle while performing in Arizona. The footage is kinda grainy, but people are saying that its 21 on the ground in the video.

Damn! Remind me to never become a rapper! Smh.

Bill Cosby Files Motion To Get Sexual Assault Charges Dropped Citing Prejudice

According to KTLA — Bill Cosby’s lawyers have launched their most comprehensive effort to date to have the sexual assault charges against him dropped, arguing that various factors “created a perfect storm of prejudice, bias, and delay” that requires the dismissal of the charges against the entertainer.

The motion, filed Thursday in the Pennsylvania court where Cosby is facing trial for a 2004 incident involving then-Temple University basketball staffer Andrea Constand, argues that the delay in bringing charges has prejudiced the jury and violated Cosby’s due-process rights.

It also cites what the defense alleges was an agreement made more than a decade ago by a former Montgomery County district attorney not to prosecute Cosby, while simultaneously alleging that civil-trial documents that help fuel the prosecution’s case were improperly unsealed.

The combination of those factors demands that the “stale charges against Bill Cosby” be dropped says the motion, penned by lead Cosby attorney Brian McMonagle and running some 30 pages.

 

WATCH: Host Robin Roberts Grills “The Birth Of A Nation” Film Producer Nate Parker Over Rape Allegations On GMA

Controversial film producer Nate Parker talks with “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts about his film’s significance and addresses allegations from his past.