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Nelly accuser sues rapper for defamation

A college student who accused Nelly of rape is taking legal action against the US rap star, claiming he defamed her by calling her allegation false. Monique Greene claims he assaulted her on his tour bus in Seattle in October. Nelly, real name Cornell Iral Haynes Jr, was arrested, though the case was dropped after his 22-year-old accuser said she would not testify against him. Following his arrest, Nelly said he was “completely innocent” and claimed to be “the victim of a false allegation”. The 43-year-old’s lawyer said he now…

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Encounters: The Rapper 2 Chainz Sizes Up the Art at Christie’s

Encounters By DAN HYMAN The rapper 2 Chainz has a thing for luxury, so when he was in New York earlier this month to promote his new Viceland TV show, “Most Expensivest,” he made a beeline for Christie’s New York, on the eve of its postwar and contemporary art sale. Wearing a black Supreme hoodie, red-and-white track pants, white Balenciaga sneakers and maybe five pounds of gold chains, 2 Chainz rolled into the auction house a few minutes after 4 p.m. on a windy Tuesday, with a crew that included…

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How rapper Cardi B spiked Louboutin searches by 217 per cent

Those seeking a pair of the famous red-bottomed Christian Louboutin heels may be in trouble. Since the release of American rapper Cardi B’s single Bodak Yellow, searches for the shoe have spiked 217 per cent, according toThe Business of Fashionand Lyst. The spike is being attributed to lyrics such as “red bottoms, bloody shoes” and “these expensive, these is red bottoms” in the rapper’s chart-topping song. Singer Cardi B attends Bacardi’s Dress To Be Free Halloween party at House of Yes on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP) Photo: Donald…

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Facebook bans rapper Lil B for 'hate speech' posts

US rapper Lil B, known for his outspoken views on social media, is facing a 30-day ban under Facebook’s hate speech policies. The musician has expressed anger over the suspension and fans have criticised the ban on Twitter. Facebook said some of his posts violated its policies on hate speech. The posts, according to publications with which he later shared the messages, related to white people and gun violence. Political news website The Hill republished two of the banned posts. They read: “White people are the only ones who really…

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Rapper Nelly arrested over alleged tour bus rape

Rapper Nelly has been arrested after a woman accused him of raping her on his tour bus following a concert near Seattle. Police in Auburn said they arrested the artist after a woman called emergency services at 03:48 (07:48 GMT) to report a sex assault. Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr, was taken into custody on a second degree rape charge, TMZ said. In a statement his lawyer described the allegation as “completely fabricated”. “Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is…

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The Chicago Rapper cupcakKe’s Profoundly Intimate Track “Scraps”

For female rappers, graphic displays of sexuality signify honesty; the nastier, the truer. And for the twenty-year-old Chicago rapper cupcakKe, born Elizabeth Eden Harris, this means delighting in the freedom of being a self-released, independent artist on the Internet. Her music is teeming with pornographic vernacular, both lyrically and visually, that is rarely heard or seen among more mainstream artists. In the video for her song “Vagina,” which went viral in 2015, she is dressed in white hot shorts and rainbow pasties. Baring a crazed grin, she sucks on lollipops…

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Encounters: From Reality Star to Rapper: Cardi B Makes Her Money Move

Encounters By JOANNA NIKAS Belcalis Almanzar, known as Cardi B to her growing number of fans, stepped into the W hotel in Midtown Manhattan wearing leggings, an Atlanta Braves “Los Bravos” logo jersey and white Yeezy sneakers. She breezed past a bellhop, who was rapping her hit song, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves).” This “regular degular schmegular girl from the Bronx,” formerly a stripper, built her career on her ability to rattle off one-liners like “I’mma get the schmoney” on the VH1 reality series “Love & Hip Hop.” During her time…

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