According to MTV News; Singer/songwriter Bruno Mars is formally charged!
Mars has been charged with felony drug possession, in Las Vegas last month, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The “Just the Way You Are” singer is alleged to have been in possession of 2.6 grams of cocaine after he played a show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on September 19.
According to Las Vegas police, Mars was taken into custody after a bathroom attendant at the Hard Rock alerted a security guard that a man was spending a lot of time one of the stalls and may have been using drugs. The attendant also said he noticed Mars, born Peter Hernandez, had a “baggy of white powder substance.” When Mars left the stall, the guard made him give up any drugs he may have had and the star produced “a white powder substance, which was consistent with cocaine, from his left-front jeans pocket.” Mars reportedly copped to his bad behavior, telling the guard he “did a foolish thing and has never used drugs before.”
Mars tested positive for cocaine at the time of his arrest and, according to The Associated Press, the star faces up to four years in jail and a $5000 fine if convicted. The singer, who has appeared on chart-rulers such as B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy, is due in court on November 18.
On Friday, Mars’ label Elektra issued a short statement, reading, “We congratulate Bruno Mars on his chart-topping success, and provide him with our full love and support.”
Mars’ debut LP, Doo-Wops & Hooligans drops on Tuesday.
Kid Cudi made headlines this past June after cops discovered a controlled substance on his person following an altercation with a woman at her New York City apartment. But after being charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, he’s getting off easy.
The Cleveland native pled guilty to the misdemeanor charge this past Friday, receiving a sentence of two days of community service, according to TMZ. Additionally, Cudi was ordered to steer clear of trouble over the next six months.
The ‘Day ‘N’ Nite’ rapper, who previously became a news fixture after he punched a fan during a Vancouver concert in December 2009, is gearing up for the release of his sophomore album ‘Man on the Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager’, due November 9. The sequel to his 2008 debut has already spawned the Kanye West-assisted single “Erase Me,” for which he shot the video last week.
Check out the track below….
Kid Cudi ft. Kanye West – “Erase Me”
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Busta Rhymes is being sued for allegedly throwing a glass at a Los Angeles woman who claims the rapper threw a glass at her at a restaurant in Beverly Hills this summer. According to the RadarOnline.com, Devin Cooper claims that earlier this summer she was eating with another person at Mr. Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills in June, where they were seated at a table next to Busta (real name: Trevor Smith).
She then claims a woman sitting next to the rapper, whom he said was his sister, began yelling at her that she was “too close to their table.” So to avoid conflict, Cooper says she attempted to reposition her chair in response to the woman’s “loud and aggressive” comments but the woman with Busta continued to make comments.
Cooper claims she asked her to please calm down, that is when Busta allegedly began yelling “that’s my sister, that’s my blood!” Cooper claims she tried to carry on with her dinner and ignore Busta‘s increasingly threatening conduct, but claims he later threw a drinking glass at her, missing her by inches. She says she was “shocked and afraid for her safety” so she and her companion left the restaurant.
Devin Cooper is suing for assault and battery, and is seeking $250,000 in damages.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather is the latest celeb that has found himself in some baby mama drama….at least he’s smiling about it. Earlier today he was arrested in Las Vegas on a felony theft charge stemming from a domestic complaint from his child’s mother. The mother of 3 of his kids sought a protection order after he allegedly beat her and stole some of her personal items including a cell phone. Floyd went missing but was busted earlier today in Vegas on a Grand Larceny charge.
Yesterday evening, his friend 50 Cent took to his Twitter account and basically put all of Floyd and his baby mom’s business on front street.
Another case of angry baby mama wanting money. Police are looking for @FloydMayweather. I just got off the phone with him. She’s claiming he hit her but has no bruises. Floyd went to see his kids last night if a fighter of Floyd caliber hits u, u would b bruised.
I talked to him before and after the situation he wasn’t even upset.He said he asked her why was the house so dirty she started trippin’. He bought nice clothes for his kids they were all over the place.His baby mama said shes not gonna force them to wear clothes they don’t want. I told him that’s crazy. I know how he felt. I met her before so I told him she would calm down. Can’t believe she called the cops.
She has a girlfriend that stays in the guesthouse that Floyd is paying for her as child support that is helping fuel the situation. Floyd said he feels like her girlfriend is using her and pushing her in the wrong direction. This is crazy to me. I performed in club pure on NYE in Vegas I remember Floyd showing me a ring he bought her for $1M. Who can u trust!
This sh*t really scares me man. she’s a smart girl I talk to her a few times. I hope she just stops my stomach hurting behind this sh*t. I speak to Floyd every day he like my brother his baby’s mother did this sh*t before in 2003 dragged him to court then said he didn’t hit her.
According to the complaint, his baby mother claims that Floyd showed up at her house Thursday morning and began yelling at her about her new boyfriend. He then pulled her by her hair, threw her to the ground and began punching her in her head.
She claims he continued to beat her in front of their kids and threatened them by saying that if they ran or tried to call the police he would beat them the same way. He also allegedly told her he would kill her and her boyfriend.
Source: Necole Bitchie.com
“WOW!! I don’t know if I should be shocked or not surprised, being that he’s been in the media for the past few weeks. Sounds like he’s seeking some serious attention.”
According to some close media outlets, Kanye West had announced he would be giving out new music every Friday until Christmas in what he called, “Good Fridays”. Well he sure knows how to keep his word. Today he dropped a new record titled “Monster” featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Bon Iver. He also announced today that he will be releasing a 5 song album with Jay-Z titled “Watch The Throne”.
Monster is a good track. Each artist gets their chance to shine in their own right, and the beat is Dope too. Nicki Minaj was bad ass on the track. Loved It!!
“Monster” – Kanye West ft. Jay-z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver
Download: Kanye West – Monster feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj
The-Dream has posted an open letter on his website.
In the letter Dream apologizes to fans for “misleading everyone” into believing his marriage was fine when he really was, “simply scared and embarrassed to let everyone know we were failing.” He also claims in this letter that he tried to commit suicide when he realized his marriage with singer Christina Milian was failing.
“I’ve cried about this for months, after interviews, after prayer and I’ve tried to take my own life at a point because of the failure that was looming.”
The letter dramatically ends with,
“This too shall pass! And everything will be fine!”
Meanwhile, Mediatakeout.com has reported on their site that a close friend of Christina leaked information to them about the couples dysfunctional marriage saying,
“she has NEVER removed her ring because she and Dream NEVER broke up….. His announcement was the first time he ever expressed not wanting to spend the rest of his life with her”
Christina Milian and The-Dream’s split became public earlier this week in an announcement from The-Dream’s rep.
The following images of Christina still wearing her ring were taken on 7/14/10.
Sources: radiokillarecords.com, mediatakeout.com, rap-up.com
Meet Melissa Marie Santiago, The-Dream‘s assistant. Sources are reporting that Melissa Marie is the “mystery woman” pictured in the photos with The-Dream. The below images are said to have been taken from Melissa‘s Facebook page before she shut down her profiles on both Facebook and Myspace this morning. The second photo shows Melissa smiling with Christina Milian right next to her! Its obvious the two have known each other for some time now.
According to sources, The-Dream bought Melissa a Porsche. Talk about a job with benefits! The two drove their Porsches to a listening session back in May. Although this would lead some to believe that The-Dream did indeed spilt from his wife prior to the racy photos being released, not too many people are buying it.
Just last month in an interview with Essence.com, Dream talked about his relationship with Christina.
“We recently saw a rumor that you and wife Christina are experiencing issues because you’re unfaithful… on camera. True?
The rumors are not true and it really boils my blood. Christina and I are cool. People keep asking, ‘Why haven’t we seen you guys out together?’ I’m working, that’s why you haven’t seen us. She’s at work too in Los Angeles. The women in the pictures are actually legitimate friends of mine. The photo with me in the car and another woman… she’s a good friend who’s at my house all the time. It’s sad, because [the blogs] have humiliated her. She feels bad, I feel bad and you don’t know what that [judgment] does to that person.”
Not to mention, it’s kind of hard to believe Dream‘s side of this story when fans are referring back to Christina‘s Twitter page where she tweeted two weeks ago saying;
“Everybody go pick up that LOVEKING album from THE-DREAM ASAP! Support my boo!”
June 26th she tweeted:
“Okay I may have been a lil buzzed dancing to my boo’s performance… DON’T JUDGE ME!”
Maybe The-Dream did break-it off with his wife back in 2009, but perhaps someone should have let her in on the secret.
Sources: Straight From the A, Perez Hilton, Mrs. Grapevine