R. Kelly Surrenders To Chicago Police

R. Kelly has surrendered to Chicago police after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

A Cook County judge signed a no-bail arrest warrant for the R&B singer who is accused of sexually abusing 4 women, three of them were minors.

Kellz turned himself in at the Chicago Police Department’s Central District.

He left his Near West Side studio about 7:45 p.m with his large entourage in tow as the media swarmed him like beez on honey.

R. Kelly was taken into custody without incident.

His first court date is scheduled for March 8.

Story is developing…

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R. Kelly CHARGED with 10 Counts of Sexual Abuse

R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County Friday morning, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

His first court date is listed as March 8, according to records.

The charges come after two women testified, accusing the singer of sex with minors and provided evidence before a grand jury earlier this week.

Story developing…

Via B.Scott

T.I.’s Sister Precious Harris Has Passed Away

T.I’s sister, Precious Harris, has died one week after a very serious car accident.

via TMZ:

Her daughter shared a tribute to her mom, saying … “From my bestfriend on earth to My beautiful angel in heaven.”

She added … “I love you so much. I’m so heartbroken but the way you looked so @ peace this past week has confirmed that you are resting… no more asthma attacks… damn but baby I am going to miss you.”

Sources close to the family tell us Precious has been on life support since the accident and was never responsive.

We’re told Tip and Tiny are devastated. T.I. was incredibly close to his sister, and so was Tiny. Tip shared a message, too, saying … “We Love You Dearly Baby Girl….”

So Sad 😢😢 RIP

Spike Lee and Jordan Peele Talk ‘BlacKkKlansman’ And The Power Of Film

The two film giants sat down to discuss their Academy Award nominated film, BlacKkKlansman, the power of film, and it’s ability to push past entertainment, reach the people and effect change.

“This is the type of film that can change how people think. This movie is so relevant with where we’re at in this country. We need more movies like this,” says Jordan Peele on BlacKkKlasman and how the power of cinema can push past entertainment.

BlaKkKlansman, directed by Lee and produced by Peele, is the incredible true story of an American hero, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) who was the first black detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department, he set out on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the extremist hate group the, Ku Klux Klan with the help of his colleague Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver).  In 1978, Stallworth infiltrated the hate group going undercover, and becoming a member. No, this isn’t a Dave Chappelle skit this really happened.

Spike Lee is finally having his Oscar Moment, BlacKkKlansman, received 6 Academy Award Nominations. Lee’s debut film, She’s Gotta Have It was released in 1986. 

After more than 30 years, we’re raising our fist to say Power to Spike Lee who’s always brought Power to the People.

Via B.Scott

T.I.’s Sister Precious In Critcal Condition

T.I. and Tiny have stopped filming “Family Hustle”  in the wake of  a bad car crash involving the T.I.’s sister.

via TMZ:

Sources close to production tell TMZ … T.I. and Tiny halted production Wednesday after learning the rapper’s sister, Precious Harris, got in a serious car accident in Atlanta earlier that morning.

It’s unclear what led to the car crash but here’s what we know … sources say Precious hit a pole, which triggered an asthma attack. The 66-year-old — who often appears on the show — was taken to a hospital where she’s now in ICU. Her exact condition is unknown. 

We’re told Tip and Tiny were devastated and decided it was best not to move forward until Precious pulled through. T.I.’s incredibly close to his sister and so is Tiny.

For Precious’ 66th birthday bash last May, Tiny gave her a shout-out and said, “I hope you know how much u mean to me. Always been my road dawg. Love u much! Hope you enjoyed your day!!”

Prayers Sent Up for The Queen hope she gets well soon.

Jussie Smollett Scenes Cut On ‘ Empire’ After Reports He Staged His Attack

Jussie Smollett’s ‘Empire’ screen time is getting cut down big time in the as reports collect facts based on he staged the alleged attack against him.

via TMZ:

Production sources tell TMZ … Jussie was supposed to have 9 scenes and a big musical number in the second to the last episode — which is being shot now —  but, 5 of his scenes have been cut, and his musical number has been 86’d.

As for the remaining 4 scenes  … we’re told he’s no longer the focus. The scene features an ensemble, meaning he’s flanked by a number of cast members.

With his duties pared down, Jussie will be spending way less time on set. Instead of working every day this week, we’re told Jussie’s working Friday and possibly Thursday, and he won’t be rehearsing.

Less work for Jussie means more work for writers, who are busy making edits. In the past 24 hours, we’re told the script has undergone multiple revisions. 

We broke the story … Jussie’s case is heading to a Grand Jury as early as Tuesday. Our law enforcement sources say the focus is presenting evidence that could lead to a felony indictment against Jussie for allegedly filing a false police report.

Backfired! This whole situation is getting ugly smh

Payless ShoeSource To Close All Remaining U.S. Stores

Stick A Fork In Payless ShoeSource because They’re DONE!

The huge retailer broke the news on Friday that they will be closing the remainder of their 2,100 stores in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The company is also shutting down all they e-commerce operations.

via USA Today:

We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May.

This process does not affect the company’s franchise operations or its Latin American stores, which remain open for business as usual.

Liquidations sales will begin on Sunday

Who remembers rocking they Payless ProWings back in the day before they started charging $50 for “cheap shoes.”