Russ “Misunderstood”

Russ vs. Russ.

Russ is just a soul whose intentions are good. Such is the case in the accompanying video to his latest single, “Misunderstood”.

Directed by Edgar Esteves, the video finds a wounded Russ tied to a chair lamenting on media scrutiny with the press and his online followers seated across. The clip also shifts to a conversation with an ex and himself.

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Lawyer Seeks Criminal Investigation Into T.I. and Tiny Sexual Abuse Allegations

T.I. and Tiny could be facing a criminal investigation following allegations of sexual abuse and assault.

According to The New York Times, a lawyer has approached local authorities seeking criminal inquiries on behalf of 11 people who claim they were victimized by the couple.

Four women have accused the rapper and his wife of drugging and sexually assaulting them, including two instances of rape that allegedly occurred in Georgia and California, according to letters sent by the lawyer, Tyrone A. Blackburn.

Blackburn says the “eerily similar” experiences started in 2005 and spanned more than a decade, while the most recent allegation of sexual abuse occurred in 2017 or 2018. None of the women involved know one another, but they accuse the couple and their associates of “sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats, and false imprisonment.” The alleged victims also describe instances of nonsexual intimidation, assault, and harassment.

A lawyer for T.I. and Tiny said that the couple “deny in the strongest possible terms these baseless and unjustified allegations.”

“We fully expect that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming,” the lawyer, Steve Sadow, said in a statement. “These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media and now attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system.”

Last month, T.I. refuted the sexual assault allegations made from multiple women, calling them “false” and “baseless.”

“Whatever we ever have done has been done with consensual adults, who into what we into and like what we like. If we want something, we know exactly where to go and get it,” Tip said in an Instagram video. “We ain’t never forced nobody, we ain’t never drugged nobody against their will, we ain’t never held nobody against their will, we ain’t never made nobody do anything. We ain’t trafficked anything-well, sexually trafficked anything.”

Amid the allegations, VH1 suspended production on T.I. and Tiny’s reality show, “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle.”

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The Game Shoots His Shot with LeToya Luckett

The Game is taking a shot at love with LeToya Luckett.

While the ladies were swooning over D’Angelo during Saturday night’s Verzuz, the Compton rapper was thirsting over the former Destiny’s Child singer. Game popped up in the group chat during the livestream to let LeToya know just how he feels.

“@letoyaluckett heard your single & your song on…. 👀,” he wrote.

LeToya has not responded to The Game, but she is newly single. Last month, she and her husband Tommicus Walker announced that they were getting a divorce after three years of marriage. The couple will remain co-parents to their two children.

“After very prayerful consideration, Tommicus and I have decided to get a divorce,” Luckett wrote on social media. “It is my deepest desire for us to be loving co-parents and keep a peaceful environment out of respect for our children.”

In addition to The Game’s impromptu comment, D’Angelo’s Verzuz featured several surprise onstage moments. The reclusive R&B singer brought out Method Man and Redman to perform “Left & Right” and “Break Ups 2 Make Ups,” while H.E.R. joined D’Angelo for his Lauryn Hill duet “Nothing Even Matters” at the legendary Apollo Theater.

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Verzuz: D’Angelo vs. Friends

How does this feel?

Live from the world famous Apollo Theater, where dreams are born, and legends are made, it’s Verzuz starring D’Angelo and friends.

Steering away from its typical format, the legendary neo-soul singer held down the monumental night with a solo performance of his very own catalogue and a few surprising guests.

D’Angelo kicked off the show with new music alongside trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and then ran through his Brown Sugar classics (“Cruisin’”,”Lady”, “Brown Sugar”), his Voodoo hits (“Devil’s Pie”, “Untitled (How Does It Feel)”, “The Root”, “Chicken Grease”), his Black Messiah favorites (“Really Love” , “Sugah Daddy”, “1000 Deaths”), and many more.

During the 90-minute show, Method Man and Redman joined D’Angelo for their Voodoo collaboration “Left & Right” and Method Man stuck around for his D’Angelo-assisted “Break Ups 2 Make Ups”.

Later on, H.E.R. was brought out to perform her Daniel Caesar-featured song “Best Part”, before she and D’Angelo gave a magnificent rendition of Lauryn Hill’s “Nothing Even Matters”.

D’Angelo vs. Friends, which Swizz Beatz revealed was initially a battle against Maxwell, follows last month’s soundclash, Ashanti vs. Keyshia Cole.

Presented by Swizz Beatz and Timbaland,Verzuz is a virtual musical celebration between two elite artists playing and performing selections from their catalog.

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