Reebok has dropped Rick Ross due to his controversial lyrics on the song "U.O.E.N.O." On the song, Ross rapped, "Put Molly [Ecstasy] all in the champagne. She ain't even know it. I took her home and I enjoy that. She ain't even know it." Reebok told TMZ in a statement, "Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so."
Reebok continued, "While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate level of remorse."
ULTRAVIOLET CO-FOUNDER RESPONDS
UltraViolent -- the organization that held a protest at Reebok's headquarters regarding Ross's lyrics responded to Reebok dropping Ross. Co-founder Nita Chaudhary said in a statement,"We are thrilled to hear that Reebok is joining the fight against rape culture and dropping Rick Ross. This is a huge victory for women, for the 526 survivors of rape who were brave enough to publicly confront rape culture, and for the nearly 100,000 UltraViolet members who have poured their hearts and time into this campaign. This sends a strong message that rapping about drugging and raping an unconscious woman is not only morally wrong, but has real consequences. After Steubenville, Americans expect and demand better. Thank you Reebok for taking a stand."
Nearly 100,000 UltraViolet members signed a petition demanding Reebok drop Ross and more than 10,000 called the company demanding action.
WHITE HOUSE ADDRESSES JAY-Z'S OPEN LETTER
(Ok, seriously? That reporter didn't have anything more important to ask? North Korea? Education? Social Security? Guess not...)
LAWYER WANTS WAYNE'S HOUSE AND FLEET OF CARS AS PAYMENT
Back in November Lil Wayne was ordered by the California courts to pay $2 million in damages, plus $1.2 million in attorneys fees, to Quincy Jones III after Weezy blocked Q's documentary about the rapper because he didn't like the way it turned out [click here if you missed that].
Welp, Wayne hasn't paid up and the attorney is going after his stuff...
According to Gossip Extra attorney David Goldstein is moving to have the judgment domesticated to Florida so he can go after Weezy's Miami home and his fleet of expensive cars.
DID LIL WAYNE REALLY FIGHT WITH TRICK DADDY?
TMZ has reported that Lil Wayne almost got into it with Trick Daddy at the King of Diamonds strip club. According to sources, Wayne was at the club and started to get a "bad vibe" from Trick Daddy's crew. Wayne decided to leave and while walking out with Mack Maine, a few of Trick's crew threw a lit cigarette into Wayne's dreads. Before Wayne could react, security jumped in between the two crews. Sources say that Trick Daddy and Wayne never came face to face.
BRUTAL FIGHT ON THE SET OF 'LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA'
Reports say that there was a brutal fight on the set of Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta where a cast member allegedly got their face slashed. According to Mediatakeout, a source said that Scrappy's fiance and ex Shay "Buckeey" Johnson got into a fight at the launch of Karli Redd's new line of hair weave.
A source said, "They ran towards each other and started fighting. Shay was winning then Erica pulled something out and hit SHAY IN THE FACE." The inside said that the object may have been a blade. The source said that Shay's face "opened up" and she started bleeding everywhere. The insider said, "It was like a horror movie." Shay was rushed to the hospital. Her injuries were reportedly not life threatening.
The source also revealed that cops were called to the set. Producers made everyone in the building delete any footage that they may have shot on their cameras showing the incident.
ERICA CONFIRMS THE FIGHT, DENIES USING WEAPON
According to Rhymes With Snitch, Erica has confirmed that she had a fight with Shay, but said that she didn not cut Shay's face with a razor blade. She instagrammed, "WTH? I don't need any type of weapon, I got these hands!! #runupgetdoneup #pointblankperiod."
According to StraightfromtheA.com, reported that the fight started when Shay arrived at Karlie Redd's party and started to beat on windows to get Erica to come outside. Erica went outside and the two soon got into a shouting match. It is not known who threw the first punch, but Erica reportedly won the fight. Shay was later spotted with a bleeding face.
Season two of Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta premieres on April 22nd at 8pm.
WIZ KHALIFA IS STARTING WORK ON THIRD SOLO ALBUM
In a radio interview, Wiz Khalifa has revealed that he is starting work on a new album. He said, "I'm working on another album. I'm planning on dropping it this year, I wasn't going to, but I just got like so much motivation. I been having so much fun, and having my son. I feel like it'd be a great time to put out a really dope, relevant project."
RAY-J IS STILL DEFENDING 'I HIT IT FIRST'
In another radio interview, Ray J is still defending his new ode to Kim Kardashian called "I Hit It First." He said, "It's just a song. Of course it's about my life. It's a true story. It's self-explanatory. It's a real record. We living. We having fun." On if it's about Kim K, he said, "I can't say it's not about somebody. I can only say it's about me. And if people want to create it for another side that's fine. I want you to do that. It's great conversation. I just didn't want the motive to be in a negative way cause it's already such an edgy record. It's turnt up a lot." Ray J said that he will reveal who is on the single's cover today (April 12th).
DIDDY'S BABY MAMA SUED
In other news, Diddy's baby mama Kim Porter is being sued by her former nanny Dawn Drago. According to TMZ, Drago has claimed that Kim verbally and violently abused her before firing her. Drago -- who worked for Kim from 2011 to 2012, has claimed that Kim smoked weed and did cocaine in her kids presence. She also claimed that one day she was driving the kids to school and they were covered "in a white powdery substance." She claimed that the kids had gotten into "a bag containing the powder, along with clear capsules, filled with another powdery substance in a bag in the back seat."
When Drago confronted Porter, she claimed that the bag contained "medicine." She also claimed that she was fired for complaining about Kim smoking weed in the house.
From TMZ via Bossip
The woman accusing Kim Porter — Diddy’s baby mama — of being a hard-core druggie who exposed her kids to kush and blow is a fraud who is pissed off because she got the ax … this according to sources close to Kim.
Our sources say … former nanny Dawn Drago is a convicted shoplifter — something she didn’t disclose on her employment application. But more to the point, we’re told she’s extremely bitter because she was fired for falsifying time sheets.
We’re told Kim is adamant … Drago’s drug claims are completely false and the lawsuit is retaliation for getting 86′d.
A rep from the law firm representing Drago tells TMZ, the shoplifting conviction is irrelevant “because she was not working at a shop.” That’s the quote. We don’t understand it either.
One final thing … as far as we can tell, Diddy doesn’t believe the allegation either, because he’s taken no steps to remove the twins from the house.
Diddy has responded to the rumors, saying that he is not dating Kate Upton. He tweeted, "Attn all Media. I don't even know Kate Upton personally! I'm not dating her! What's being reported is not true. END of story!"
A rep for Kate added that Kate and Diddy "barely know each other" and are not dating.