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50 Cent threatened with legal action after rapper is falsely linked to a murder in TV show

50 Cent might be ending the year with a lawsuit on his hands after linking rapper Memo600 to a murder in his latest television project Hip Hop Homicides.

Memo600 has publicly stated that he is suing the In da Club artist for defamation after being wrongly named as a suspect in FBG Duck’s murder.


Duck, whose real name was Carlton Weekly, was shot and killed in August 2020 by four people, in an upscale retail shopping district in Chicago, United States.

The latest episode of Hip Hop Homicides aired on December 22 and delved into the rapper’s death and looked at those allegedly involved, also mentioning Memo600.


Understandably, Memo600 was less than happy about being name dropped and voiced his fury in a statement shared twice on Twitter.





Last year, it was reported that five men – Charles ‘C Murda’ Liggins, Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Roberson, Tacarlos ‘Los’ Offerd, Christopher ‘C Thang’ Thomas, and Marcus ‘Muwop’ Smart – had been charged with Duck’s murder, according to an unsealed federal indictment.


John Laush, the US. attorney for Northern Illinois, said at the time: ‘There are now five people in custody who weren’t in custody before. Five people who were alleged to have committed a murder in broad daylight in the city of Chicago

‘Now it’s known to them and it’s known to anybody else who might be committing similar acts of brazen violence and who may brag about it or not brag about it that their day has come.’


Rihanna And Jazmine Sullivan Among Those Shortlisted For 2023 Oscars

Rihanna and Jazmine Sullivan are among the Best Original Song frontrunners for 2023 Oscar nominations. The Weeknd and Giv?on have also been shortlisted ahead of official nominations.


Rih’s comeback and lead single from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack, “Lift Me Up,” has already been nominated for a Golden Globe and earned the Fenty mogul her first No. 1 on the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay chart.


Sullivan’s soul-stirring tune “Stand Up” from Till — produced by Oscar winner D’Mile — was also named in the list of contenders. Of the record, Till director Chinonye Chukwu, shared in a statement, “It was a genuine dream come true to have Jazmine Sullivan pen and perform ‘Stand Up’ as the end credit song of ‘Till.’ A passionate artist and activist, Jazmine delivers an anthem for justice and hope; one that ignites a fire to rise up for all people whose lives have been senselessly cut short because of America’s deep rooted and white supremacy.” 


The Weeknd’s “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” from the highly-anticipated sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, would mark his second nomination following 2015’s “Earned It” nod from Fifty Shades Of Grey.


For Giv?on, his song, “Time” from the Amsterdam soundtrack is being considered. When speaking on the somber ballad, the crooner explained, “I grew up listening and studying Frank Sinatra’s music, so I was excited to convey my admiration while channeling the feel of this film through that sound. Being a part of this incredible record has granted me the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone.”

The 95th Academy Award nominations will be unveiled on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, with the ceremony to follow on Sunday, March 12, 2023, live from Hollywood on ABC.


See the full list of records shortlisted for Best Original Song below.

Rihanna — “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Jazmine Sullivan — “Stand Up” from Till

Giv?on — “Time” from Amsterdam

The Weeknd — “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” from Avatar: The Way of Water

Selena Gomez — “My Mind & Me” from Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me

Lady Gaga — “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick

Taylor Swift — “Carolina” from Where the Crawdads Sing

J. Ralph and Norah Jones — “Dust & Ash” from The Voice of Dust and Ash

Son Lux — “This Is A Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once

Gregory Mann — “Ciao Papa” from Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Rita Wilson and Sebastián Yatra — “Til You’re Home” from A Man Called Otto

Rahul Sipligunj, Kaala Bhairava and M.M. Keeravani — “Naatu Naatu” from RRR

Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell and The Spirited Ensemble — “Good Afternoon” from Spirited

Sofia Carson — “Applause” from Tell It like a Woman

LCD Soundsystem — “New Body Rhumba” from White Noise


SZA's 'SOS' Makes History, Spends Two Weeks At No.1 On Billboard 200 Chart

SZA’s SOS has hit No.1 on the Billboard 200 Chart for a second week. According to Billboard, the singer’s sophomore album has raked in an additional 180,000 equivalent units during the week of Dec. 22, 2022. 


With the new feat, SZA’s SOS has become the first album by a Black female artist to land at No. 1 in its first two weeks since Beyoncé’s self-titled album was released in 2013. 


TDE’s songbird took to Instagram to share the news with her fans and celebrate accomplishing the historic achievement.


“Lol Instagram randomly deleted my post last week .. but APPARENTLY ITS STILL TRUE THIS WEEK ? number 1 two weeks in a row,” the “Shirt” crooner expressed in her post’s caption.



A post shared by SZA (@sza)



“God is incredible. I won’t repeat it all ,but thank you everybody for supporting me and speaking power n love into me. It’s 9:43 in Hawaii. I couldn’t ask for anything more. Life is beautiful and what it should be.”


Additionally, upon her latest album’s release, twenty of the project’s twenty-two songs debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. Billboard also reports that “Kill Bill” and “Nobody Gets Me,” two of the LP’s fan-favorite cuts, landed in the top ten positions on the chart. 


The news arrives on the heels of the Grammy award-winner gearing up for her inaugural arena tour in support of her latest effort. Produced by Live Nation, singer Omar Apollo is set to join her on the expedition.


The SOS Tour begins in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 21., and ends its 17-city trek at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum on Mar. 22.



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