Police Have Persons of Interest in Jussie Smollett Hate Crime

A day after Jussie Smollett was attacked in a vicious hate crime, police are seeking persons of interest.

After watching surveillance video, investigators have a lead and are asking for the public’s help to locate multiple persons of interest, according to TMZ.

Chicago police say detectives were able to find a camera angle that revealed “persons of interest wanted for questioning” in the brutal attack of the “Empire” star. Authorities plan to release images of the alleged assailants shortly.

Early Tuesday morning (Jan. 29), two men in ski masks attacked Jussie outside a Subway in Chicago, tied a rope around his neck, and doused him with bleach. As they left, they reportedly yelled, “This is MAGA country.” Smollett was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was treated.

The homophobic and racist attack reportedly happened near Jussie’s residence. Police are still reviewing city-owned and privately-owned building cameras in the area.

Smollett’s friends have taken to social media to share their support in the wake of the horrific hate crime. “I wish what happened to my baby was just one big bad joke but it wasn’t and we all feel his pain right now,” said his “Empire” co-star Taraji P. Henson. “@jussiesmollett is pure love to the bone AND THAT IS WHY SO MANY ARE FEELING HIS PAIN BECAUSE IT IS OUR PAIN!!! I tell you one thing HATE WILL NOT WIN!!!! My baby is resilient and love still lives in him.”

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I wish what happened to my baby was just one big bad joke but it wasn’t and we all feel his pain right now. @jussiesmollett is pure love to the bone AND THAT IS WHY SO MANY ARE FEELING HIS PAIN BECAUSE IT IS OUR PAIN!!! I tell you one thing HATE WILL NOT WIN!!!! My baby is resilient and love still lives in him. The devil and his minions are very busy right now but one thing is for sure and two things are for certain #GODIS and that is all I know. This song needs to be downloaded until it goes triple platinum because the message is NEEDED. #weareresilientpeople AND #weaintgoingnowhereuntillwearefinished. The love so many have for him just goes to show HE IS LOVE!!!! I LOVE YOU MY BABY MY BABY!!! #LOVEWINSALWAYS. ?????????

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Report: 6ix9ine Rats Out Associate in Chief Keef Shooting

6ix9ine is assisting prosecutors in the investigation into his federal racketeering charges.

According to TMZ, three of the rapper’s former associates—Kintea McKenzie, Anthony Ellison, and Denard Butler—have been indicted in connection with crimes related to Tekashi.

69 reportedly spoke with investigators and ratted out McKenzie (aka Kooda B), identifying him as the gunman in the attempted shooting of Chief Keef in New York City in June 2018.

McKenzie was allegedly paid $10,000 to shoot Keef, who was beefing with 6ix9ine prior to the shooting. Two men, including a known Tekashi associate, tracked down Keef outside the W Hotel in Times Square and fired shots but missed.

McKenzie has not been apprehended, but Ellison is in custody for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting Tekashi.

The feds had been looking into Tekashi’s involvement in the shooting after he appeared on camera ordering a hit on Chief’s cousin, Tadoe. In the footage, obtained by TMZ, 6ix9ine brags to his crew about placing a $30,000 bounty on Tadoe.

The “FEFE” rapper has been in prison since Nov. 18 when he was arrested and indicted on six federal charges, including racketeering and discharging a firearm while committing a crime, which carries a max sentence of life in prison. He will remain behind bars until his trial in September.

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Video: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – ‘Look Back at It’

After topping the charts with his album Hoodie SZN, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie turns back time in the video for his hit single “Look Back at It.”

The Bronx MC goes back to Highbridge High School, where he’s the popular jock. He embraces his youth as he clowns around in class and flirts with a cheerleader. The clip also co-stars Russell Horning, also known as Backpack Kid, whose parents don’t approve of his loud music and guitar playing, so he escapes through the television and joins Boogie in his fantasy world.

According to Boogie, the school setting symbolizes him being a student of the game and encompasses various aspects of life—from work to romance to partying. “I was inspired to shoot ‘Look Back at It’ in a high school because I’m like a voice of the youth,” said A Boogie. “When the youth sees me in a classroom I want them to be inspired to accomplish their dreams. I was just like them in a classroom at one point. It all starts in a classroom.”

“Look Back at It” appears on Boogie’s sophomore album, Hoodie SZN, which spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has been streamed over 500 million times.

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Nicki Minaj, Cardi B to Headline BET Experience

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B will headline this year’s BET Experience.

The rap rivals are both on the bill for the 7th annual BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, which will be held between June 20 and June 22 at Staples Center.

Friday’s lineup includes Nicki along with Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez, Trippie Redd, and Bri Steves. On Saturday (June 22), Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, and City Girls will take the stage, capping off with a performance from Cardi B.

Tickets are now available for pre-sale. General tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. More performers will be announced in the near future, along with Thursday’s lineup.

Nicki is gearing up for a European tour with Juice WLRD, starting Feb. 21 in Germany. Cardi will perform at festivals throughout the country and is also launching her own Las Vegas residency this spring.

The BET Experience leads up to the 2019 BET Awards, which will be held on June 23 in Los Angeles.

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Jussie Smollett Attacked

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett was the victim of a hate crime. According to police reports, Jussie walked out of his Chicago apartment at 2:00 AM, two white men in ski masks brutally attacked him, called him the F-word and N-word, a reportedly put a noose around his neck.

Thankfully Jussie was released from the hospital and was listed in “good condition” and reportedly suffered a fractured rip.

Then, Taraji P. Henson says men and women have a hard time communicating because women have more words then men.

Plus, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra just had another wedding celebration and insiders are claiming Prince Harry changed since he married Meghan.

Melissa Rivers, Rickey Smiley, Sharon Carpenter and Heather McDonald weigh in on today’s Hot Topics!

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence Share First Look at ‘Bad Boys for Life’

Theeey’re baaaack!

After confirming their return to the big screen, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have shared a first look at Bad Boys for Life, the long-awaited third installment in the action-comedy franchise.

Taking to Instagram, the actors posted an animated image of themselves on set soundtracked by P. Diddy’s 2001 hit “Bad Boys for Life.” “FIRST LOOK! Theeeeey’re BAAAAaaaack! :-)” Smith captioned the clip.

Production on the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2003’s Bad Boys II began earlier this month. Smith and Lawrence will reprise their roles as Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett in the film, directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Black, Gangsta).

The cast will also include Vanessa Hudgens, Charles Melton, Alexander Ludwig, and Joe Pantoliano, along with DJ Khaled, who recently shot his scenes in Atlanta.

The original Bad Boys premiered in 1995 and grossed $141 million worldwide, while the 2003 sequel earned $273 million at the global box office.

Bad Boys for Life is due in theaters on Jan. 17, 2020.

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