Kid Cudi Reveals He's Checked Into Rehab for Suicidal Urges

Kid Cudi told fans via Facebook on Tuesday (October4) night that he’s checked himself into a rehab facility “for depression and suicidal urges.” The Ohio rapper explained, “Its been difficult for me to find the words to what Im about to share with you because I feel ashamed. Ashamed to be a leader and hero to so many while admitting I’ve been living a lie. It took me a while to get to this place of commitment, but it is something I have to do for myself, my family, my best friend/daughter and all of you, my fans.”

Cudi also revealed that he has “not been at peace” since finding fame, and he added that his anxiety and depression have taken over his life. To read more of what he had to say on the matter, hit the above slide.

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Kim Kardashian Robbery Update

Wendy has the latest details on Kim Kardashian’s Paris robbery.

Plus, Amber Rose felt body shamed by “Dancing with the Stars” judge Julianne Hough. Should Julianne apologize?

Then, find out why Bethenny’s Sirius XM radio show was abruptly canceled.

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Review Roundup: Solange – ‘A Seat at the Table’

The reviews have been served for Solange’s third album, A Seat at the Table.

Released last Friday, the LP features a slew of co-stars, including Lil Wayne, Kelly Rowland, Sampha, The-Dream, BJ the Chicago Kid, Tweet, and Q-Tip. So far, two visuals have come from this effort: “Cranes in the Sky” and “Don’t Touch My Hair.”

Upon releasing the 21-track effort, the R&B songstress called it “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief, and healing.”

The critics have responded with rave reviews. The Los Angeles Times called it a “potent work,” while Rolling Stone declared it “beautiful and radical.” See a roundup below.

Rolling Stone: Her minimalist distillation of R&B, which takes into consideration not just the genre’s rich musical history but also its penchant for social commentary, has resulted in a stunning statement that redefines the old chestnut about the personal being political. In a volatile world increasingly defined by the brash and the crude, Solange’s packaging of brutal honesty in tender, harmony-rich murmurs is both beautiful and radical. 4/5

Los Angeles Times: Though she spent three years recording the album, A Seat at the Table is a potent work of black empowerment and protest that comes at a crucial time. It’s topical and urgent, reflecting the anger and unease of this divisive political season. For many black Americans, this is a time of pain. Debates on race relations and law enforcement have dominated the national conversation, and become a flashpoint of this year’s presidential race. Solange deftly explores the feelings that come with being told you’re not good enough, smart enough, beautiful or worthy enough due to the color of your skin.

EW: From the vocal harmonies of the opening cut “Rise” to the horns of “Closing: The Chosen Ones,” Knowles casts a spiritual vibe through the sophistication of her music and the purity of its intent: she wants us to know Solange and all that goes with it. A

Consequence of Sound: A Seat at the Table can be a bit monotone. Solange’s True EP had a wide assortment of sounds and a greater sense of color that this album’s dour chords and redolent horns can’t quite match. Plus, the interludes are all derived from the same sonic template as the songs, so the borders between tracks can be hazy, giving the album a meandering feel. That said, ultimately there’s something refreshing about Solange’s dreary, almost funereal compositions. Earlier in her career, Solange defined herself by what she was not. Here she evades definition entirely, bolted steadfast to the burden of the past, but stubbornly careening toward the future, life through death. Solange is R&B as hell. B

The Sydney Morning Herald It’s worth noting that there’s a crispness to the sound, richness in the textures and constant delights in the sonic undergrowth of this album. Even if you step away from the vocals you can drift on some serious bliss. But production (by Knowles and Raphael Saadiq) is not what defines A Seat at The Table, no more than anger does; it’s the mind and spirit of Solange. And that has left us with a superb and vitally important album.

The Guardian: It’s a world away from 2008’s peppier, poppier Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams or 2012’s indie-crossover-hit True EP. Guest spots from artists as diverse as Lil Wayne, Sampha, Tweet, and Kelela only serve to amplify Solange’s fascinating voice. It’s safe to say that though big sis Beyoncé has run her close recently, she’s once more the most intriguing Knowles sibling. 4/5

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Listen to Machine Gun Kelly Remix Sublime

Machine Gun Kelly takes on “Sublime” for his latest “remiXX.”

Revisiting the legendary rock group’s 1997 single “Doin’ Time,” MGK and Mod Sun drive through Seattle and visit the landmark Pike Place Market.

After catching fish and juggling there, Kellz and Mod drive recklessly through Seattle and have fun on the tour bus.

“I need a dentist ’cause I chipped my teeth on the tour,” raps Gunner. “Probably from all them nights of passing out on the floor.”

MGK and Mod likely filmed the “Sublime (remiXX)” video late last month when they kicked off the “Alpha Omega Tour” in Seattle. The run is still going strong and is set to come to an end Nov. 23.

Aside from the tour, MGK recently unleashed a video for “Young Man” featuring Chief Keef and remixed Kid Cudi’s “Just What I Am.” This year, he also showed off his acting chops in “Roadies,” The Land, and Nerve.

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14-Year-Old Critically Injured by Police After They Say He Fired at Them First

St. Louis police shot and wounded a 14-year-old boy after he fired at officers Sunday morning in the Walnut Park East neighborhood, said Police Chief Sam Dotson.  No officers were injured in the shooting.

Dotson told reporters at the scene that officers were searching for a car taken in a carjacking late last month.  Police said after a short pursuit, the officers stopped to try to talk to at least one teen walking on Lillian Avenue, whom they described as a suspect.  The teen ran off, turned through a vacant lot near Walbridge Elementary School and fired at least one shot before officers returned fire, police said.  The boy dropped the gun and ran but was taken into custody nearby, according to police.

A witness to the incident, who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation, gave an account similar to the police.  The witness said two young men or boys were on the street when a police cruiser drove past.  The person said it didn’t seem like the police were pulling up quickly on the two people, but “they did kind of slow down and look at him.”  One of the boys ran, and officers got out of the car to chase him.  He was holding his side like he had a gun, according to the witness.  The boy, who the witness described as almost 6-feet-tall, ran past the elementary school and toward a vacant lot.  He then fired at officers, who took cover and returned fire, the person said.

The two officers involved in the shooting are white; the teen is black.  One officer involved in the shooting is a 40-year-old man with nine years as an officer. The other is a 31-year-old man with eight years.  The boy was listed in critical but stable condition at a hospital; he was conscious and able to speak. Dotson said witnesses told police they heard the pursuing officers identify themselves as police and ordered the teen to get down.  Dotson said the 14-year-old who was shot was reportedly out with an acquaintance Sunday morning, and police were searching for the associate.  The chief said officers were not wearing body cameras, and there is no dashboard or body camera recording of the shooting.  St. Louis police officers do not have body cameras, although some higher-ranking officers participated in a pilot program using the equipment starting last year.  An estimated 50 people gathered near the crime scene, some skeptical of the police account of the incident with so many police-involved shootings happening across the country.

St. Louis Alderman Chris Carter, who represents the ward where the shooting occurred, said the incident speaks to the need for body cameras. “People are just tired of the police shootings,” Carter said.

Police found the teen’s semiautomatic pistol at the scene and were looking for the shell casing in the vacant lot, Dotson said.  The gun had a defaced serial number, police said.  The area with overgrown knee-high weeds made the search for evidence difficult, according to police.  City forestry workers cut down weeds around two homes in the 5000 block of Davison Avenue, near Walbridge Elementary, to make the search easier.  Officers planned to bring in metal detectors and a dog trained to pick up the scent of gunpowder to help locate shell casings and other possible evidence.  They placed yellow evidence markers on the ground and were raking up grass clippings and searching through them by hand.  Dotson said police were looking for video footage of the area, which could include a camera on the Walbridge school property.

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Clip from Beanie Sigel's Alleged Meek Mill Diss Video

Philly hip-hop veteran Beanie Sigel took to Instagram to give fans a sneak peak at a possible Meek Mill diss.

He posted up a short video in the studio where a part of the song is played. Sigel has lyrics that sound like they could be addressing Meek Mill and the recent beef between the two. “Somebody got to die, even this guy, somebody momma throwing a fish fry. Bigger the beef bigger the clip size,” he raps in the song.

The preview comes shortly after Beanie released cover art for an upcoming project titled ‘F Who Ever Ain’t Gang Gang.’ The picture featured a middle finger with blood on it. Sigel wrote a brief message to accompany the post. “The calm before the storm,” he wrote. The rapper recently did an interview with Taxstone where he said he was ready to release some new music. He even previewed some new bars on the show. Sigel’s last album “This Time” was released back in 2012.

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Dashcam Shows Police Trying to Run Over Man Before Shooting Him 14 Times

Dashcam video was recently released, showing Sacramento police officers seemingly attempt to run over a mentally ill homeless man before they shot him 14 times on July 11. One of the officers can be heard saying, “I’m going to hit him,” which the other officer responded to by saying, “Go for it.”

50-year-old Joseph Mann can be seen running from the officers, who later chased him down and shot him in response to a call about a man wielding a knife in a nearby neighborhood. The officers were identified as John Tennis and Randy Lozoya.

Check out the footage up top.

Source: L.A. Times 

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