Catch up on all the entertainment stories you missed yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are sure to buzz all day today.
Eminem attacks Donald Trump in freestyle rap
In a pre-recorded clip that was aired at the BET Hip Hop Awards last night, rapper Eminem unleashed 4 minutes of tirade on US President, Donald Trump.
Eminem touched on most Trump’s recent misdeeds including his attack on NFL protesters and his response to the violence in Charlottesville. He rapped, “Now, if you’re a black athlete / You’re a spoiled little brat / For tryna use your platform or your stature / To try to give those a voice who don’t have one,”
The rapper also mentioned Trump’s endorsement of Steve Bannon and ultimately “drew a line in the sand for Trump supporters and those who can’t decide where they belong”. He followed with a middle finger to the camera.
The video was filmed in a parking garage with about nine other people looking on in the background while Eminem did the cypher.
Watch the full clip here:
Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar were the biggest winners of the night.
The Bodak Yellow rapper won Single of the Year, Best New Hip Hop Artist, Hustler of the Year and Best Mixtape.
For his DAMN. album, Kendrick Lamar won Album of the Year, Lyricist of the Year, Hot Ticket Performer and Best Hip Hop Video for Humble.
Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow join list of Harvey Weinstein’s victims
The allegations against disgraced Hollywood executive, Harvey Weinstein are piling by the day.
Following a comprehensive report published by The New York Times where actress, Ashley Judd recounted her experience with Weinstein 20 years ago, other A-list actresses have come forward to accuse the producer.
On Tuesday, The New York Times published an interview with Angelina Jolie where she claimed Weinstein made sexual advances towards her in the 90s. She said she vowed to never work with him again after that experience.
Gwyneth Paltrow also recounted that when she was 22 and was cast as lead character for the movie, Emma, the producer invited her to his hotel room and asked for a massage. She said she refused him and went away feeling “petrified” that she would lose the role.
Her boyfriend at the time, Brad Pitt confronted Weinstein and warned strongly to stay away.
In light of the allegations, Harvey Weinstein was fired from his own company, Weinstein Co. while his lawyer, Lisa Bloom has resigned from the case.
Davido cancels ‘Felabration’ performance as fresh details arise in DJ Olu’s death case
Davido has announced to fans that he will not be showing up to perform at the Felabration concert today.
He shared the information via Snapchat and followed up with a Bible verse, Matthew 5:4 that speaks to grief and comfort.
Davido has lost three friends in the space of one week.
Tagbo was the first to pass on last week while DJ Olu and Chime were found dead in the former’s car over the weekend.
Police investigations have revealed that DJ Olu and Chime who were found with blood dripping from their mouths and noses may have died from a drug overdose as “some substances suspected to be drugs were found in the car”. [Full details here]
DJ Olu Abiodun’s family have released a statement asking the media for time to grieve privately.
Meanwhile, Chime’s family have spoken up refuting the drugs claims and stating that their son was poisoned. In an interview with his family, Chime’s sister, Sopulu Amaechi said, “I never suspected his moves because he confided in me. So how would they say he overdosed on drugs? Nobody is asking for the name of the place they went to eat, neither are they asking if he was poisoned. I am convinced that this was a case of poisoning or sabotage, because I know my brother”.
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