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Super Bowl LIII Half-Time Show Confirmed: Travis Scott, Big Boi Among Performers

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Well, it seems like Jay-Z’s phone call to Travis Scott was not effective. The Sicko World rapper is still performing at the 53rd Super Bowl.

The official headlining act for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta is Maroon 5. However, they will be joined by Atlanta native Big Boi and flavor of the month, Travis Scott. After receiving tons of backlash for his decision to perform, Travis may have reconciled his actions by convincing the NFL to donate to a social justice non-profit. The Dream Corps, co-founded by Van Jones, is receiving $500,000 on behalf of Scott and the NFL.

Commenting on the donation, Scott said, “I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation.” The Dream Corps focuses on criminal justice reform, increasing opportunities in tech, building an inclusive green economy, and building a nation where everyone matters.

Travis Scott is disappointing those who had hoped he would stand with Kaepernick as other artists have. Both Rihanna and Cardi B were offered the chance to perform at the Super Bowl and declined in a show of solidarity. Other rappers, like the recently woke Meek Mill, chimed in with disgust Scott even considered accepting the gig.

The nominal donation is a mere pittance compared to what the league makes in ad revenue alone. The 2017 Super Bowl broke records, with $392 million earned by ads aired during the game. The NFL lost their status as an unincorporated non-profit in 2015. They had 73 years to enjoy their semi-federal tax-exempt life. Clearly, the NFL could have afforded to donate more and to various charities. Instead, they did the least they could to get by.

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“Shoot on Sight”: NYPD Inspector Threatened 50 Cent

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Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez is now under investigation following reports that he allegedly told officers to shoot 50 cent on sight during roll call.

On the morning of February 17th, 50 Cent took to Twitter to share news of the threat he received from the NYPD inspector. Employed at the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park, the Deputy told officers June 7th of 2018 to shoot the rapper on sight when he was expected to attend an NYPD sanctioned boxing event.

NYPD officials have now confirmed that after the Daily News report of the threat emerged, a full investigation is underway. The threat on 50 Cent’s life was made when he was expected to be in the Bronx. Astounded by the lack of corruption within for force, Curtis “50 Cent” James Jackson III plans to pursue legal action and is consulting with his team to review his options

Although the news of a threat on his life is disconcerting, 50 wants fans to remember “there are some good people working in Law Enforcement. Like the officers that reported what he said to them.” He then called Emanuel Gonzalez a “gangsta with a badge,” and questioned his employment as a commanding officer.

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2 Male Suspects Questioned in Jussie Smollett Case Released Without Charges

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The 2 Nigerian men who were suspects in Jussie Smollett’s attack in Chicago have no been released. News dropped yesterday of the 2 men who have some close ties with Jussie. In the picture below you can see Lee Daniels the creator of the hit show ‘Empire’ in the picture with Ola Osundairoe on set. It was also being reported that Jussie worked out with them.

The 2 were charged with battery Friday and have now been released without any charges. Chief Communications Officer of the Chicago Police Department Anthony Gugliemi tweeted, “Due to new evidence as a result of today’s interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete.”

The attorney for Abel and Ola Osundairo had this to say about the case.

Media outlets are reporting that Jussie has now hired high-powered attorney Michael Monico if that name doesn’t ring a bell this will. Monico represented Michael Cohen who was President’s Trump’s former attorney.

Of course, you know this story is developing and we will keep you updated as new details emerge.

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Police Questioning Two Suspects in Jussie Smollett Case

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Police have identified two Nigerian men as suspects in Jussie Smollett’s case. The men have been questioned in the attack on the “Empire” star and have been arrested on probable cause.

Identified as brothers, the two men have been questioned by police in Chicago following their arrival from Nigeria. The suspects were apprehended at Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday after authorities learned one of them was connected to “Empire.” Following the Chicago Police receiving and executing a search warrant, authorities are not disclosing what was found within the shared apartment.

In a statement provided to Associated Press by Anthony Guglielmi, Chief Communications Officer of the Chicago PD, there was emphasis placed on the nature of the suspects arrest. At this time, both persons have been arrested for probable cause alone.

Breaking the Silence

For the first time since the January 29th attack, Jussie Smollett has sat down for an interview. Robin Roberts of Good Morning America inquired about what happened that fateful evening and how Jussie was responding to those who doubt his claims. Jussie took the opportunity to share what happened during the attack, clear up what his assailants said while assaulting him, and added his manager was on the phone the entire time.

When it comes to what his attackers looked like, Jussie says, “I can’t tell you what color their eyes were” as their appearance was obstructed by ski masks. He provided a body description to officers and noted that he only saw them completely as they were running away. Robin then asked if Jussie believed the men in the photo were his attackers and he said, “I don’t have any doubt in my mind that’s them.”

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