Restaurant Bans Judge for Calling Customer a "Fat N***er"

A Louisiana Judge became the center of controversy last week when he was banned from a Baton Rouge restaurant for spewing an insult that body shamed and degraded a Black customer with use of the N-word.

The incident was reported to have happened on February 3 at Sammy’s Grill, where Kaneitra Johnson was having a drink at the bar when, she says, a conversation she was having with another patron was interrupted by Judge Mike Erwin. In an account of the incident Johnson shared over Facebook, she tells of having stood around the crowded counter for some time, when a man who identified himself as a local Lyft driver, got up to use the bathroom. Johnson says she slipped into the seat and offered it back to him upon his return, but that he at that point had informed her that he was actually on his way out.

“I’m halfway on the seat and the Lyft driver is on the other half of the seat … Then he asked for his jacket,” Johnson recounted. It was at that point that she was shocked to hear a voice from nearby cut in with the racist remark. “All of a sudden I hear this older man behind me tell the Lyft driver, ‘You never give up your seat for a n*gger.’”

“You should have made her get her fat n*gger a** up,” Johnson says the man then stated, thereby repeating his use of the word. It wasn’t until police arrived in response to a report of the confrontation that she would learn that she had in fact been insulted by a 19th Judicial District Court judge. His identity having been revealed did her no favors though, as Johnson claims the officers failed to take any action. In fact, it wasn’t until she went public about the incident, that Johnson says anything was done at all.

Sammy’s Grill manager Andy McKay told reporters that the situation in fact, had been dealt with, telling online publication The Root: “I can also tell you that the owner Sammy Nagem has made it clear that Judge Erwin is no longer welcome here. We will refuse his business.”

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Nick Cannon Set to Star in Showtime Stand-Up Special

Nick Cannon is set to star in his very own Showtime stand-up special, which will air on February 10 at 9pm ET.

In this must-see event, Nick will talk about how a trip to Australia led to the end of his marriage with Mariah Carey. He is also going to be addressing controversies surrounding our society, and according to the above clip that will include race.

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Kodak Black Raps Over LL Cool J's "I Need Love" on Same-Name Track

Kodak Black came through with a remix of sorts, as he rapped over LL Cool J’s classic “I Need Love.” The Florida rapper kept the name for the track as he rapped about his come up and life in the streets.

In the description of the video, Kodak reveals that he’s releasing Painting Pictures on March 31, which will be his debut album. Check out his latest track up top.

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Charles Oakley Denies Yelling at James Dolan, Says He Wants to Talk to Him

Charles Oakley made headlines on Wednesday (February 8) after he was arrested for choking a security guard at Madison Square Garden. There were reports that he was yelling at Knicks owner James Dolan before the altercation broke out, which Oakley denied during an interview with Stephen A. Smith.

Oakley, who played ten seasons with the Knicks, told Smith, “They have to tell Dolan whenever I walk into the Garden. I’m not walking into places and start hollering out James Dolan, James Dolan. That’s embarrassing. . . . I didn’t do nothing.”

He also touched on his relationship with Dolan, adding,

“I really have no beef,” Oakley said. “I’ve been trying to sit down with [Dolan] for four or five years, find out what did I do to make him dislike me. All I did was play hard for the organization for 10 years and the fans and New York and gave my heart every night. Maybe I can come make a suggestion, make them get better. Who knows? They need something. . . . They need a jump.”

Check out the full interview up top.

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Jason Derulo’s Flying Fit

Vogue magazine is facing backlash over their March issue, that celebrates the beauty of all body types.

The only plus size model, Ashley Graham, is covering her thigh with her arm and Gigi Hadid’s hand looks unusually long.

Then, Katherine Jackson says her nephew was allegedly abusing her.

Plus, Jason Derulo is slamming American Airlines over a checked baggage fee and alleges racial discrimination.

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New Music: The-Dream – ‘Code Blue’

On the heels of Nicki Minaj and Nick Jonas’ bedroom-ready banger “Bom Bidi Bom,” The-Dream unleashes “Code Blue,” another selection off Fifty Shades Darker’s forthcoming soundtrack.

This one, however, takes a blue tone, providing a somber backdrop for the film and series’ more heartbreaking scenes. “The closer I get to you,” sings King Dream. “The more I feel like crying / The farther I get from you, the more I feel like dying.”

Later on the track, the celebrated singer/songwriter goes into a mysteriously dark zone. “As we walk into those doors in the shadows of the unknown,” he sings. “I think of you daily, loving everything about you.”

There’s more in store from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack, which also features Sia (“Helium”), John Legend (“One Woman Man”), and Taylor Swift and Zayn (“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”). The film, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, and co-starring Luke Grimes and Rita Ora, is due in theaters tomorrow (Feb. 10).

The-Dream is definitely going to watch the flick. “Can’t wait to see the ‘Code Blue’ Scene from Fifty Shades Darker Tonight,” he tweeted. “Who’s with me?”

Meanwhile, The-Dream is hitting the road on his “Love You to Death Tour,” which starts next week. The run, in support of his Love You to Death EP, kicks off Feb. 13 in Seattle and runs through March 2 in Philadelphia. His next album, Love Affair, will drop shortly after that, on March 24.

Listen to “Code Blue” below.

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Watch Kodak Black’s ‘Everything 1K’ Video Starring ‘Cash Me Ousside’ Girl

Nearly a month after wearing a ski mask on “The Breakfast Club,” Kodak Black doesn’t show his face yet again in the music video for his “Everything 1K” single.

Instead of appearing in the clip, the Pompano Beach rapper calls on viral star Danielle Bregoli. The 13-year-old recently earned meme-worthy fame when she asked a “Dr. Phil” audience member to “cash” her “ousside.”

A grill-rocking Bregoli kicks it inside of and on top of a Rolls-Royce with hands full of cash. She also pulls the trigger on pretend guns, while rapping along with Kodak’s rhymes.

Plus, the teen keeps her mind on her money with a branded Champion-like hoodie that says “Cash Me Ousside” and a T-shirt that features her full slogan on the front and the back: “Cash Me Ousside, How Bow Dah.”

Bregoli has made headlines since her appearance on “Dr. Phil,” where she admitted to stealing cars and getting her accent from “the streets.” The teenager and her mother were reportedly involved in an altercation aboard an airplane earlier this week.

Kodak is also no stranger to trouble with the law. In December, he was released from jail on $100,000 bond. He is facing a criminal sexual conduct charge in Florence County, South Carolina.

“Everything 1K” is a single off Black’s Lil B.I.G. Pac mixtape, which dropped last year.

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New Music: Lil Yachty & Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘It Takes Two’

Lil Yachty and Carly Rae Jepsen make it out of sight on their remake of Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s classic 1988 smash “It Takes Two.”

The duo teased the Target-sponsored track earlier this week and now, they return with the full version. With Mike WiLL Made-It manning the boards, the cut carries the original’s essence and an updated feel.

Lil Boat even pulls from Rob Base’s flow for his verse, flipping a few lines to make it his own. “I wanna rock right now,” he raps. “I’m Lil Yachty and I’m down if you’re down / I’m not the most lyrical kid known / Yet I’m known to keep the party goin’.”

Carly Rae drops some melodic bars of her own on the track, a task she said was daunting. “It was one of the most intimidating moments of my career being in the room with Mike WiLL and Yachty and 16 other friends of theirs just partying,” she told EW. “They’re like, ‘Alright, go perform your first-ever rap in front of actual professional rappers!’ There’s nothing more terrifying than that. But they were really helpful.”

Directed by Roman Coppola (“Mozart in the Jungle”) and choreographed by Mandy Moore (La La Land), the full three-minute spot is set to air during the Grammys on Sunday (Feb. 12). Before that, Yachty and Jepsen teamed up for shorter clips, including one that finds Lil Boat moonwalking, while pulling Carly in a cart full of smiley face emojis.

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