Celebrity Deaths, Gun Violence

RIP: Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead outside of his L.A. store


The rapper known as Nipsey Hussle was shot dead at 3:20 p.m. local time in Los Angeles on Sunday, the LAPD confirmed. The 33-year-old hip-hop entrepreneur was one of three men shot in what police are saying, was a gang-related incident outside his clothing store in the Hyde Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles.

Nipsey was pronounced dead on arrival at a Los Angeles hospital just before 4 p.m. He was 33. The other two victims are in stable condition, police said.

Witnesses say a lone gunman pumped six bullets into the rapper as he stood with two bodyguards outside his Marathon clothing store in a strip mall on Slauson Avenue.

There are reports that Nipsey tried to run from his killer who shot him in the back of the head at close range.

The gunman fled in a waiting getaway vehicle. He is described as a Black male in his 20s. There was no description of the getaway driver, although witnesses say the driver was a female.

Nipsey’s fans say he was more than just a gang banger with a record deal. Nipsey tried to make a difference in a neighborhood that saw more than its fair share of bloodshed and gang violence.

He owned the Marathon Clothing Company “smart store”, where shoppers could use an app to peruse the store stock. He also owned The Marathon Agency, SC Commercial Ventures and Proud 2 Pay.

In 2010, he founded All Money In No Money Out Records, which debuted his mixtape “The Marathon”.

In 2013, he released his fifth mixtape “Crenshaw”, which sold more than 1,000 cassettes at $100 apiece. The unheard of price per cassette made headlines in the mainstream press.

His last – and most critically acclaimed – album Victory Lap was nominated for a Grammy at the 2019 Grammy Awards. He lost to culture vulture rapper Cardi B, whose career was canceled after she admitted drugging and robbing Black men.

As news spread of Nipsey’s execution, it didn’t take long for the conspiracy theories to kick into high gear.

Many accused pharmaceutical companies of hiring a hit man to kill the rapper to stop his documentary about Alfredo Bowman, aka Dr. Sebi.

The controversial “holistic healer” was arrested and accused of practicing medicine without a license in the 1980s. Dr. Sebi claimed his miracle potions and tonics could cure cancer and AIDS, but his claims were debunked by the medical community.

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We’re Not Airing “Live” Tonight But Your Conversations Can Go On!


Hey Conversationers,

Although there is “No Live Show” tonight you can keep the conversation going regarding today’s event, one being the passing of Charlie Murphy. The news of his passing broke my heart. His memory will be forever etched with laughter, for he was one of a kind.

Tune in next week, for our special guest R&B crooner Freddie Jackson. See you all then, have a wonderful week and an awesome holiday weekend.

Celebrity, Celebrity gossip, Celebrity news, Prince Rogers Nelson

Prince Rogers Nelson, Dead at 57


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My brother Timmy turned me onto Prince my freshman year in college and it has been a purple oasis for me ever since.

The petite singer known as “Prince” passed away today at 9:43 a.m. as paramedics were called to his home in Paisley Park, Minnesota for a medical emergency. It is rumored that the singer actually had HIV however, his Rep told Entertainment Weekly on Friday afternoon, the singer was battling a bad bout of the Flu.

The singer suffered from flu-like symptoms that forced him to cancel 2 concerts in Atlanta last week.

Stay tuned for more on this breaking news story.

Celebrity Deaths, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, James Avery

R.I.P. Uncle Phil…


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Fresh Prince of Bel Air star James Avery passed away in a Glendale, CA hospital on New Years eve. Avery suffered complications from open heart surgery he had in November, he was 68.

Avery, who stood more than 6 feet tall, played the family patriarch who was a wealthy attorney and judge on the popular TV comedy that launched the acting career of Will Smith as Banks’ troublemaking nephew.

Avery grew up in Atlantic City, N.J., and served in the Navy in Vietnam in the late 1960s. After returning to the states, he settled in California and studied drama and literature at the University of California at San Diego.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and stepson Kevin Waters.