Outcast member Andre 3000′s mother Sharon Benjamin Hodo was found deceased in her Georgia home. The cause of death has not been released as of yet. According to unconfirmed reports Andre’s mom passed on his 38th birthday this past Monday. Prayers go up for Andre and his family.
Sharon Benjamin-Hodo founded the Starlight Camp for underprivileged children, an organization that she ran out of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, Georgia. The Benjamin family respectfully asks that well-wishers support the Starlight Camp instead of sending flowers.
May God bring comfort and peace to the Benjamin family, and may Mrs. Sharon Benjamin-Hodo soul rest in peace.
Sad news to report in the hip-hop community. A$AP Rocky‘s father passed away. The Harlem rhyme-spitter confirmed the sad news on his Twitter feed today (Dec. 26) with a picture of his late dad.
“R.I.P DAD , UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. SEE MY DADDY IN HEAVEN , HE BE DA REALIST G” TTTL,” he solemnly tweeted (spotted by Global Grind).
No word on how Rocky’s father died, but this isn’t the first time Rocky had to grieve over an untimely death in the family. The 24-year-old rapper lost his older brother to the street life when he was about 13 years old.
In an interview with Vice, Rocky explained how his father influenced his unique fashion style. “Well, my dad is from Barbados. He was a clean cut kind of a guy, especially in the way he dressed,” he told the website. “I just took the advice he gave me and I ran with it. He told me to always be yourself and always feel comfortable with whatever decision you make because you chose to do it. Just because something doesn’t fit in doesn’t mean it’s not right.”
Upon hearing the news of Rocky’s father passing, Rihanna went on Twitter and tweeted out her sympathy to his family. “My most sincere condolences bro #BajanBlood,” she wrote on her timeline. As you know, the two will be hitting the road together in March on the Diamonds World Tour.
A$AP Rocky is survived by his mother and young sister. We send our condolences to Rocky’s family and friends during this difficult time.
Mjj says, May his father’s soul R.I.P., and God bring comfort to A$ap, his family and friends.
Jovan Belcher’s mom witnessed her son shoot and kill his girlfriend. The frantic 911 call has been released. I can’t even begin to imagine the impact this tragedy has on the family, especially his mother.
According to Tmz Jovan Belcher’s mother frantically called 911 moments after the Kansas City Chiefs football player shot his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins multiple times Saturday morning … pleading with the operator to send help ASAP while Jovan’s newborn baby cried hysterically in the background.
She continued “She is still breathing but barely. Please hurry. I don’t know how many times he shot her. They were arguing.”
The 911 operator asked if Kasandra was bleeding — Belcher’s mother replied, “Yes she is.”
Kasandra was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
As for Belcher, he drove to the Kansas City Chiefs football facility at Arrowhead Stadium and shot himself in the head in front of team staff.
The baby is now in the custody of Belcher’s mother.
Mjj says, Prayers for both families are needed, so many unanswered questions and details surround this case, and everyone wants to know what happened, but the facts remain two lives have been taking and a little girl will never get to see her parents.
Sad News Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher commits suicide after he took the life of his girlfriend this morning. Details surrounding the fatal shootings are still sketchy. Jovan and his girlfriend just welcomed home their first child 3 months earlier, and neighbors heard the couple having a loud conversation minutes prior to the shootings.
According to Tmz Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend early this morning, then drove to the team facility and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager, this according to the Kansas City Police Department.
Police Capt. David Lindaman says that Belcher and his girlfriend — who had just given birth to the couple’s child three months earlier — began arguing around 7:00 AM local time.
Lindaman says Belcher shot the woman multiple times and she was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police says the girlfriend’s mother witnessed the shooting.
Police say Belcher left the scene and drove to the stadium where he was confronted by team personnel, including GM Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel. According to police, they tried to keep Belcher from committing additional acts of violence.
Just as police arrived on the scene, they heard a gunshot and discovered Belcher had shot himself in the head. Cops say before firing the shot, Belcher thanked Pioli and Crennel for all they had done for him.
The coaches told police they never felt as if they were in danger.
Belcher had been with the Chiefs for four seasons after being undrafted out of the University of Maine.
The Chiefs are scheduled to host the Carolina Panthers tomorrow. So far, the NFL has said that game will be played as scheduled.
Kansas City Chiefs Chairman & CEO Clark Hunt released a statement saying, “The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today’s events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy. We sincerely appreciate the expressions of sympathy and support we have received from so many in the Kansas City and NFL communities, and ask for continued prayers for the loved ones of those impacted.”
Mjj says, May their souls rest in peace and may God be with their families.
Slain Chicago Rapper Lil Jojo’s Funeral Service was interrupted by mayhem inside and outside of the parlor. Jones Funeral Home had to be cleared out. Jojo’s funeral was filled with family members, friends, and gang members.
As Lil Jojo’s body was laid out in a casket, family and loved ones mourned while other young people filled the parking lot smoking weed, cheering, drinking and partying according to several news sources.
Due to heavy media coverage police presence was heavy but, it wasn’t able to cut the tension, high anxiety, and fears that swept the room. As family members were viewing Lil Jojo’s body a group of young people believed to be gang affiliated swarmed the casket pushing the family aside……damn near knocked the casket over.
Thank God Chicago PD was in attendance, they were able to confiscate a .45 caliber loaded gun and restore order for the mourning family.
Mjj says “It’s heartbreaking to see a whole generation of young people deceived, lost, and wandering searching for love, acceptance and sometimes just protection. Where are the Mothers and Fathers……reclaim your kids or, the streets will….
16 year old Chicago rapper, Joseph “Lil Jojo” Coleman , was gunned down last night while riding a bicycle when, according to a witness, a gunman inside of a tan or gray vehicle opened fire, striking him at least once. Here in Chicago the violence has spread to the music world, as 16-year-old rapper Joseph Coleman, aka Lil Jojo, was gunned down late last night.
Jojo has been in an ongoing beef with a member of up and coming Chicago rapper Chief Keef’s team member, Lil Reese.
Jojo was a part of the Brick Squad clique and released a diss song called ”3hunna k” aimed directly at Lil Reese and Chief Keef’s squad.
I just watched a YouTube video that was released a few days ago showing Jojo and Reese engaging in an argument on the street and someone in the video can be heard uttering these foreboding words: “Imma kill you.” (not sure who that was).
Check out what Chief Keef was tweeting, which I’m sure it didn’t help the situation.
-Niggas dry snitching #ShhhhhhhhBrickboyz
-I Kno Da Real Brick Squad #300
-Its Sad Cuz Dat Nigga Jojo Wanted To Be Jus Like Us #LMAO
More on this developing story as it becomes more clear.
Check out the diss song by JoJo, and also the encounter with JoJo and Lil Reese below:
Michael Clarke Duncan, star of such movies as “The Green Mile” and “The Whole Nine Yards,” passed away this morning. He was 54.
According to our sources, his passing came very suddenly. We’re told his fiancee, Omarosa Manigault, was with him in his hospital room in Los Angeles and left for a short period of time. When she returned … he had died.
Our sources say Omarosa’s mother was with him when he passed.
Duncan’s rep tells TMZ the actor never fully recovered from the myocardial infarction he suffered on July 13. As TMZ first reported, Omarosa found Duncan in cardiac arrest and performed CPR and was able to resuscitate him before calling 911.
The rep tells us, “[Omarosa] Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date.”
Duncan was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of John Coffey in “The Green Mile.” He worked as a bodyguard for celebrities like Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, and Notorious B.I.G. before he got his break.
Mediajuicejoint says our heart goes out to his family friends and fans. Micheal was a great actor who’s been called home way to early. We will cherish his works and may God comfort his soul……..
Hip hop mogul Chris Lighty — the longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule, and Mariah Carey — was found dead this morning in NYC from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
According to law enforcement, 44-year-old Lighty’s body was found by police around 11:30 AM in the backyard of his Bronx apartment. Lighty was pronounced dead on the scene, where a semi-automatic firearm was recovered.
The death is being investigated as a possible suicide.
According to sources close to Lighty, the hip hop mogul had been in an argument with his ex-wife when he shot himself in the head.
We’re told the couple got divorced last year and Lighty hadn’t been the same since.
Mediajuicejoint – This is another yet Sad day for Hip Hop, prayers go up for Chris and his family may God comfort his soul.