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GQ Magazine had me lost for words after I found out that the city I love and call home,Atlanta, was voted one of the worst-dressed cities in the United States. GQ asked, ” Look around you. Better yet, look in the mirror. Are you the victim? After a deeply scientific, irrefutable poll, we gathered, analyzed, and ranked the most sartorially-challenged metropolises in the greater United States”. Here’s what they had to say about ATL which was voted number 17:

“17. Atlanta is the Mecca of the promotional T-shirt. Everyone is a CEO or founder of a record label or a clothing line you’d have never heard of if it weren’t plastered in size 96 Helvetica font on their chest. The pleats in Atlantan’s pants are deeper than the Chocolate Rain kid’s voice and their blazers look like hand-me-downs, because they are hand-me-downs. In the A, there is nothing wrong with wearing uncle Ned’s seersucker suit to the shindig in October—fit, be damned.”—Mark Anthony Green

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Lil Wayne Dancers Arrested For Fight At P.F. Chang’s

The second leg of Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music Two Tour” is experiencing problems before it even starts. The “Hartford Courant” says two of the rap superstar’s dancers were arrested last Sunday for allegedly roughing up a waitress at a P.F. Chang’s in Connecticut. Jennifer Slaughter and Della Hamby reportedly became upset when their waitress told them they should have asked her at the beginning of their meal to split the check. Slaughter and Hamby paid their bill, but returned a short time later to retrieve a cell phone. While back in the restaurant, they allegedly swore at their waitress and then pulled her hair and started punching her. West Hartford police eventually located Hamby and Slaughter and charged them with assault and breach of peace.

A rep for Lil Wayne’s tour says both Slaughter and Hamby will be held out of tonight’s opening show at the Comcast Theater in Hartford. They are, however, both due back in court today.

Here are the dates for the second leg of Lil Wayne’s “I Am Music Two Tour” READ MORE

A new broadcast network co-founded by the son of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is set to debut this fall. Martin Luther King the Third says Bounce TV, a 24-hour network geared toward African-American audiences, will launch on September 26th. King calls the date an “important milestone,” noting Bounce’s status as the first-ever independently owned and operated TV network featuring African-Americans. Targeting audiences 25 years of age and older, the network’s content will include a mix of movies, sports, documentaries and original programming.

Bounce TV’s Founding Group and leadership team include Ambassador Young, Martin Luther King III, Andrew “Bo” Young III, television executives the homie Ryan Glover and Jonathan Katz and filmmakers Rob Hardy and my frat brother Will Packer.
Bounce will be made available to viewers who don’t have cable. Houston, Cleveland, Charlotte and Indianapolis are among the first cities that will have access to Bounce TV. It will also air in Akron, Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut; Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia; West Palm Beach, Florida; Birmingham, Alabama; Memphis; and Louisville, Kentucky.

Two photographers were placed in handcuffs Tuesday for allegedly chasing Michael Jackson’s daughter on the streets of Los Angeles. The men were speeding through red lights to catch up to a car that was carrying 13-year-old Paris Jackson.

Police are not going to charge the photogs with a crime because they didn’t witness their allegedly poor driving. Authorities have also decided not to forward the case to the Los Angeles City Attorney because there isn’t enough evidence.

DMX’s time behind bars won’t be coming to an end this week as planned. The emcee was supposed to be released today after serving time for a probation violation, but will remain in a Yuma, Arizona prison because of several disciplinary infractions. TMZ.com says X was caught with drugs in the prison, although a rep for the facility would not say what type of drugs were found. The rapper has also refused to take drug tests and was allegedly caught smoking when he wasn’t allowed to. DMX has amassed a total of seven infractions, and will stay in prison for at least one more week. READ MORE


It seems like Ciara is making her way back home. According to reports by Billboard, Ciara has left Jive Records and will now be joining forces with L.A. Reid (that’s who originally signed her back in 2003) under the restructured Epic Records. This looks to be a great business move for Ciara because then she would be top priority for Epic Records.

Ciara’s career is going nowhere but up now that her career will be under Reid’s direction. If you didn’t already know, Reid is responsible for helping artists like Mariah Carey, Usher, Toni Braxton, and even Kanye West reach multi-platinum sales. Sounds like my girl Ciara is in good company and I wish her nothing but the best! Do you think this is a good business move for Ciara?

R. Kelly Home Foreclosed

R. Kelly’s new album “Love Letter” must not be selling it needs to because he is now facing a $2.9 million foreclosure on his mansion located in Olympia Fields (a southern suburb of Chicago).

Supposedly R. Kelly hasn’t paid his mortgage on the 11,000 sq. ft. Mansion because he was trying to force the bank to modify his loan…well at least that’s what his people are claiming. Too bad his former managers over at Prospect Park LLC are saying a completely different story. READ MORE

Lil Wayne’s upcoming album is ready for arrival. The rap superstar caught up with MTV News and revealed that he’s “totally done” working on “Tha Carter Four,” and it’s still scheduled to arrive on August 29th. Lil Wayne is currently heating up the charts with “Tha Carter Four’s” latest single, “How To Love.” Weezy says the song is in some ways similar to Tupac Shakur’s “Keep Ya Head Up,” noting that it encourages “women and little girls across the world” to stay strong “even though things are hard.”

Fans will once again be able to catch Lil Wayne live and in person when he kicks off the second leg of his “I Am Music Two Tour” this week. The trek resumes on Wednesday with a show in Hartford, Connecticut.