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#McFactz: TI SPEAKS, Lil Twist Is In TROUBLE, Karrueche Tran Has An Interview Coming!

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The Gaye Family seems like they are not letting up off necks when it comes to copyright infringement. Since the family won $7.4 million from the “Blurred Lines” decision they Gaye’s have filed a motion to “correct” the jury’s verdict by adding Universal Music, Interscope Records, Star Entertainment, and T.I. to the list of infringers. TMZ got a hold of T.I. at the airport and this was his response..

“I don’t know what’s going on, I never really got caught up in that. I have nothing but admiration and respect for the legacy and estate. And I have nothing but support and extreme admiration for my partner Pharrell. Whatever happened, the universe agreed with it. I know that I’m a writer, I’m a creator, I know that I don’t steal from anybody creatively when I make my music. I know that and I think that anybody with common sense is going to be able to see that when they listen to it.

“Whatever it is, that’s out of my hands. Whatever happens, the right thing will always be [me] being exonerated, because I know I did the right thing and I ain’t intend to steal from anybody on any of my material.

Do you think T.I. should be held accountable?

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Young Money rapper Lil Twist has a dark cloud over his head. He has been charged with six felonies for an incident that occurred at That’s So Raven star Kyle Massey’s apartment. Twist allegedly beat up Massey’s brother with brass knuckles and stole his wallet and cell phone. Charges include grand theft, burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon. If he is convicted he will face 25 years in prison. Sheesh!

Best of luck to Lil Twist!

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When news broke that Chris Brown has a baby by another woman his girlfriend Karrueche Tran was quick to cut him off. She sat down with Iyanla Vanzant to give details about their relationship. The interview airs Saturday March 28th at 8pm on OWN.

Iyanla says..

The thing that was so surprising to me is how protective and forgiving she is of Chris. She repeatedly offered that he is only human and humans make mistakes. She said she knows he loves her and she just wishes things could change for him.

I think I am a bit more troubled by his behavior than she is. I am disturbed that he has such a gift and blessing and continues to dishonor God, himself, and women with no accountability. Prison was punishment and punitive. It did not teach responsibility or accountability for his behavior or as the steward of a gift.

Anyway, she made no attempt to bash him and will probably come across as naive and relatable.

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#McFactz: Man Found Hanging From Tree?, A$AP Yams Cause Of Death, #PHARRELL SPEAKS!

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A man from Mississippi was missing and has been found hanging from a tree on Thursday March 19th. Otis Byrd was 54 years old and was found with a bed sheet tied around his neck and skull cap on his head. The FBI is involved and investigating if this was a suicide or a homicide. The body was found 500 yards from his family’s home. Otis had not been seen since March 2nd and he was reported missing on March 8th. Local NAACP members confirmed his identity and are pushing a full investigation of his death.

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Pharrell has something to say about the ruling for “Burred Lines.” A Los Angeles jury found Pharrell and Robin Thicke guilty of copyright infringement for their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.” The family of Marvin Gaye who ownsthe rights to his music said the song “Blurred Lines” was too similar to Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got To Give It Up.” Pharrell and Thicke were ordered to pay $7.3 million to the Marvin Gaye estate.

Pharrell said..”The verdict hampers any creator out there who who is making something that might be inspired by something else,” and not just in music: “This applies to fashion, music, design… anything. If we lose our freedom to be inspired, we’re going to look up one day and the entertainment industry as we know it will be frozen in litigation.”

“Everything that’s around you in a room was inspired by something or someone. If you kill that, there’s no creativity.”

Artists have to be extra careful now when creating!

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A$AP Yams’ death turns out to be accidental. On January 18th hip hop lost A$AP mob founder A$AP Yams. Tragically he was found dead in his NYC apartment and now the cause of death has been revealed. The cause of death was a mixed drug intoxication which included opiates and benzodiazepine.

RIP!

#McFactz: #HipHopNews – A Stolen Laptop? Kendrick’s Album Title? Who Lost In Court?!

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Yeezy season is here! One small problem, Kanye’s laptop was just stolen. Malik Yusef of G.O.O.D. music took to twitter to make it known Yeezy is without his beloved laptop. No word yet on if all of the music has been stolen but Malik Yusef made it clear “private firms” were investigating. We’ll see where this story goes…

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Kendrick Lamar’s album title is called “To Pimp A Butterfly” check out the cover art below.

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What do you think of this photo? #ToPimpAButterfly.

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Marvin Gaye’s children were awarded nearly $7.4 million dollars on Tuesday after determining that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied music to create Blurred Lines. Blurred Lines was the biggest hit song of 2013. The song Got To Give It Up by Marvin Gaye sounded a little too similar to Blurred Lines. Pharrell Williams told jurors that Gaye’s music was part of the soundtrack of his youth. However Williams said that he did not use any of it to create Blurred Lines. Marvin Gaye died in April 1984 leaving his children copyrights to his music.

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Suge Knight might be facing problems but one thing is for sure, Diddy is still dancing and all on the records. Word is that Diddy is producing new music for Kanye West, Pusha T, and a few other artists. Making his announcement on his Instagram account Diddy said…

“Yes the rumors are true. It’s been a long time since I had been really focused on producing music. My first love. Is the type of love that Will never go away! So I’ve come back for 12 months only ! So I’m working on Kanye West LOS GIZZLE THE LOX @kingpush @asapferg @cassie @abelxo and many more announcements to come! I’m back behind this BOARD B!!!!!!!!! Real niggas and real music are back in style! #MMM”

Interested? or Nah?