Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wyclef Jean's Mistress is a Charity Case

You have to hand it to Wyclef Jean. Just as the Chile earthquake threatened to make the Haiti disaster vanish from the front pages, he continues to make news, keeping his homeland and its struggle on our minds. Unfortunately, his reputation continues to suffer body blows and we find out more about the charity organization called Yele Haiti.

In addition to recent allegations of mismanagment and unpaid taxes, Jean's charity is now accused of funnelling $105,000 to Zakiya Khatou-Chevassus, a woman who is allegedly the guitarist's mistress.

From the Miami-Times:

That $105,000 represents about one-third of all management and general expenses Yele paid out in 2008.

A Gawker source also says that's about three times what Suzie Sylvain, the program director, earned even though she's credited with keeping Yele running and planning the charitable efforts.

Monday, March 08, 2010

D'Angelo Arrested in New York

Former R&b superstar D'angelo was arrested in New York Saturday after he allegedly approached a female police officer for sex. He was reportedly cruising the West Village area when he made contact with a woman, offering $40 for oral sex, according to reports.

In the photo above, the artist formerly known as relevant leaves Manhattan Criminal Court.

via New York Post

Saturday, March 06, 2010

DJ Premier Speaks

This is first official statement regarding the condition of his former partner, Guru.


What's Really Going On with Guru?

The news that legendary rapper Guru of Gangstarr lay in coma in a New York hospital last week was shocking. As the story unfolded days later, it got stranger and stranger.

In addition to being a substandard producer, Solar, Guru's friend and business partner appears to be as shady as a lady in a mustache. He's reportedly barred some of Guru's family members from seeing him and issuing statements in his name. Recently he's taken to twitter, where "Guru" has been leaving tweets very similar in syntax and content to Solar's own comments. He issued a press release with quotes from Guru that just don't sound right. There have been some other unusual developments as well.

Statik Selektah raises some important issues in this video.

Pray for Guru.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Moments of Truth from Guru's Nephew

Guru's nephew Justin Nicholas-Elam Ruff details the drama behind his uncle's hospitalization. This is not easy to watch.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Gang Starr's Guru in Coma

DJ Premier confirmed yesterday on a radio programs that, Guru, his former partner in the group Gangstarr, is in a coma. The rapper reportedly suffered a heart attack in New York City yesterday and fell into a coma. Premier added that Guru is scheduled for surgery soon.

The duo appeared to have broken up after 2003's "The Ownerz," but their may have been a reconciliation, according to a recent report in The Guardian. The UK media outlet claims that Guru recently hinted on twitter that new Gangstarr music was on the way.