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Tampa Bay, I NO idea that there might be "Beef" between the "Hot Boys!!!" Turk, Mannie Fresh, and Juvenile were set to perform at a Hot Boys concert in Jackson, Mississippi over the weekend, but a week ago, Turk was kicked out of the gig. Turk's booking agent was told that either Mannie Fresh or Juvenile were the ones to make the decision to kick him off the show.
"I got a phone call from my booking agent about a week ago and he told me that they didn't want me on the show, that either Juve or Mannie's management called the promoter and told them either it's going to be them, which is Juve and Mannie Fresh, not showing up to the show or they would have to take me off and they're not getting their money back because they won't show up."
Turk was insistent about there being no beef between him, Juvenile, and Mannie Fresh, and revealed that any animosity between them was smoothed over when he arrived at the show. The "Young & Thuggin'" rapper tweeted out to his fans, "Had A Long Conversation With @juviethegreat and djmanniefresh tonight and we came to a reconciliation..."
His message was followed by an update from Juvenile, who wrote, "We here and me and Turk ain't beefing its hotboys forever @ Nite Lyfe Jxn."
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Tampa Bay, if you haven't downloaded Beyoncé's newest project; what are you waiting for???? Ohhhhh, I get it, you are like me waiting for the CD copy! Beyonce's new self-titled album is selling huge numbers on iTunes, but there's one place that doesn't seem to carry it: Target. A spokesperson for the retailer told Billboard that since she released the album digitally before it was made available physically, they won't carry it.
"When a new album is available digitally before it is available physically, it impacts demand and sales projections," said Target spokesperson Erica Julkowski. "While there are many aspects that contribute to our approach and we have appreciated partnering with Beyoncé in the past, we are primarily focused on offering CDs that will be available in a physical format at the same time as all other formats."
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Tampa Bay, this sorry has more twists and turns then a "twerk party" at a college dorm! Tawanna Iverson, the ex-wife of former NBA star Allen Iverson, has filed an application for a restraining order in Fulton County's family court, hoping a judge can put a leash on nearly a half-million dollars he is set to receive in January.
She said she is owed more than $225,000 from the divorce. In the application, she asks the court to intercept a $450,000 payment from Reebok, which Allen Iverson is scheduled to receive in January, so that she can get the money she is owed. She also asks if the money is paid directly to her former husband, that the court "restrain him from using or otherwise disposing of" the funds, and require that he put the money in an account with the court until she is paid.
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Tampa Bay, it never pays to "stunt" or "Flaunt" on Instagram! After A few selfies posted to Instagram landed a Florida man behind bars.
A sheriff in Palm Beach County came across the Instagram page of 19-year-old Dupree Johnson. Learning that Johnson had a rap sheet which included grand theft, burglary, and felony possession of a firearm, the deputy decided to take a closer look at the pictures of Johnson posing with iced-out jewelry and guns.
A judge quickly issued a search warrant for Johnson's Lake Worth, Fla. home.
Turns out the officer's hunch was dead on. Deputies not only discovered a Glock underneath his bedspread and a stolen - and loaded - Tec-9 9mm pistol, but also $250,000 worth of stolen jewelry, electronics and and firearms, Miami New Times reported.
Police believe Johnson may be one of several people responsible for as many as 40 burglaries in the area.
By the time authorities were done cataloguing the goods, Johnson had been charged with 142 felony counts of being in possession of a weapon or ammo.
WPTF-TV reports that when police were filling out the arrest report and asked Johnson for his occupation, he replied "thief."
Johnson is behind bars and his Instagram page "Duce22ceritfied" is no longer working.
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Tampa Bay, I reported earlier about Jim Brown and Kobe Bryant! On Thursday, Dec. 12th, Kobe Byrant responded to comments from NFL legend Jim Brown, who said Bryant was "confused" about African-American culture "because he was raised in another country." Brown made the remarks in an appearance on the Arsenio Hall Show.
Bryant lived in Italy from 1984 until 1991. A day after the news of Brown's quote spread, Bryant took to Twitter to defend himself.
Bryant also addressed the topic after practice Thursday. "It surprised me in the sense that it just came out of left field. I've never even met him," Bryant said of Brown. "I do think it's a great opportunity to have these conversations, to have this discussion."