David Ortiz let his guard down in his hometown of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where he was shot in the back by a hired hitman at a popular restaurant and lounge on Sunday.

Ortiz, 43, was shot in the lower back. He is recovering from a second surgery at a Boston hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Ortiz's fame and wealth gave him a false sense of security and made him feel invincible, friends say.

The former Boston Red Sox superstar walked the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo without bodyguards because he thought his fans would protect him.

"He felt protected by the people," a friend said. "He is one of the most loved people in the Dominican Republic. He felt no fear despite the fact that there's street crime here. Even the guys in the dangerous neighborhoods respected him."

Ortiz traveled from Boston to Santo Domingo on May 5 to enroll his 14-year-old son, D'Angelo, in one of the island's grueling baseball camps. Ortiz visited Santo Domingo about six times a year to see his father and sister.

Ortíz has a six-bedroom, $6 million home in the wealthy Boston suburb of Weston, Massachusetts, that he shared with his wife and three children, but the house was put up for sale, according to Yahoo News. He splits his time between another mansion in Miami and his father's apartment in Santo Domingo.

Ortiz loved the Santo Domingo nightlife and he often dined with friends at the Dial restaurant and lounge. The restaurant began as a waiting lounge for customers getting their luxury vehicles detailed at the shop across the street. The Dial quickly became a hotspot for celebrities and VIPs. It is surrounded by an affluent neighborhood on the island.

On Sunday, Ortiz dined at the Dial with friends including sports announcer Jhoel Lopez, left, and a Reggaeton singer. He was sitting with his back turned to the sidewalk, when 2 men arrived on a motorbike. The passenger got off of the motorcycle, approached Ortiz, and shot him once in the lower back before fleeing on foot (watch video).

The bullet traveled through Ortiz's body and exited through his abdomen. Police believe the same projectile struck Ortiz's dinner companion, Lopez, in the leg. Lopez was treated and released.

Angry witnesses chased down the motorcycle driver, Eddy Féliz Garcia, 25, and beat him savagely. Garcia was rescued from the mob by police and charged with being an accomplice to attempted murder late Tuesday.

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A police car carrying Féliz Garcia drove up to a shipping container that served as a makeshift courtroom on Tuesday evening, where he was formally charged.

Earlier in the day, a second suspect (pictured below) was arrested, according to the Dominican police. It is not clear if he is the gunman who shot Ortiz.

Police say robbery was not a motive. Ortiz was dressed impeccably in expensive designer clothing and gold and diamond jewelry including a diamond encrusted Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watch worth over $100,000.

The clinic's staff turned over Ortiz's jewels to a friend for safekeeping while the baseball slugger underwent a six-hour operation to remove part of his small intestines and gallbladder. The friend displayed the custom jewelry to photographers gathered outside the clinic.

The Red Sox sent a private jet for Ortiz and he was flown to Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday, where he underwent a second exploratory surgery.

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His wife of 16 years, Tiffany Ortiz, released a statement on Tuesday, saying he was "stable, awake and resting comfortably" and was expected to remain in ICU for several days before being moved to a private room at the hospital.

CNN reports Ortiz took his first tentative steps in the ICU on Tuesday.

Police are trying to determine whether a "brief relationship" Ortiz formed with a woman may have contributed to the shooting. There are reports that a drug lord hired the two gunmen to shoot Ortiz over a rumored affair Ortiz allegedly had with his wife.

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A woman named Yaribel, pictured right, was seen fighting with another woman, left, at the clinic while Ortiz was in surgery. Yaribel is rumored to be Ortiz's mistress.

Ortiz helped lead the Red Sox to three World Series championships, was a 10-time All-Star and hit 541 home runs during his career. He was hailed as a hero in Boston for rallying the city after the Boston Marathon bombing. He retired after his 2016 season.

The Dominican Republic is one of the world's most dangerous vacation destinations, according to the U.S. State Department.

Dominican officials moved to contain the negative publicity surrounding the recent deaths of four Americans. On Tuesday, officials declared the Caribbean nation "relatively safe."

They point to the declining murder rate as proof of the island's safety. The murder rate stands at 12.5 killings per 100,000 people. In 2018, 1,353 people were killed in the Dominican Republic. That's a 13% drop from 1,561 killed the previous year and 1,616 in 2016, according to the U.S. State Department.

Last year, 2,145 people were wounded by gunfire, a slight decrease from 2017, according to the Dominican Republic's Citizen Security Observatory.

Most of the violence is linked to the island's biggest trades - drug trafficking and money laundering.

The nation's lack of a stable government and poorly funded law enforcement agencies contribute to the problems.

According to an OSAC report: "This situation is worse due to a lack of law enforcement resources, poorly paid and trained police officers and rampant corruption."

This year, the government increased the maximum penalty to 40 years for anyone found guilty of kidnapping a local or tourist at gunpoint.
 

Photos by ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Maxx

    Damn when I first saw that pic of Yaribel ya'll I thought that was a Michael Jackson look-a-like! I'm sorry homeboy got hurt, but damn....LMAO...no ma'am or maybe it's Sir?....LMAO

  • OvertheMississippi

    That's why he was bellowing, "Don't let me die! I'm a good man!" Welp!!

  • Reina1718

    The wife is white & he cheats with a spanish woman smh

  • Pamela

    The second guy arrested MUST be charged and sentenced to 40 years in prison on account of his tragic hairstyle alone.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Welp ?????

  • Li-Wright

    to enroll his 14-year-old son, D'Angelo, in one of the island's grueling baseball camps. Well, that won't happen. His son is probably rethinking his baseball training and going to do it in the states.

    As for the mistress, that shouldn't be surprising. All those Caribe men have 2-3 women. Even ARod was reportedly cheating on Jlo. But like the story said, he let his guard down. He would walk around without guards or protection, in one of the most dangerous islands.

  • Li-Wright

    All Caribe men IMO are like that regardless of the color of the wife. I dated Bahamian men and they were all married. Maybe we should start a thread about the Caribbean men and their mistresses.

  • therealashland

    Mistress looks like a man

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Arrogance gets folks killed and arrested.

  • Seldomseen

    That shooter got a lot of knuckle sandwiches!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Don’t get me started on the Jamaican men.

  • Meme

    And brick sandwiches too! I bet he is cursing the day he was born smdh

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Anyone flew with Spirits Airline before?! If so, how was the flight, and will you ever fly with them again?1

  • Seldomseen

    Really, never dealt with a man from the Islands

  • Seldomseen

    Lol

  • Pamela

    I spent my junior year of college in Puerto Plata as an exchange student in '92. We visited Santa Domingo a couple of times while there. My fellow students and I preferred PP to SD. Most people there would ask us if we were from Haiti because we were Black. As soon as they found out we were from the US, they would become friendly and kiss our azzes. Racist idiots.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Soul plane!!!! .... ?

  • Yardgirl

    Let me start off by saying I am glad he survived. For the most part (putting this disclaimer for anyone would say not all) "some" DR people don't consider themselves "black" regardless of their own damn complexion (self hating racists) and if David did not have money, no one would be checking for his color struck ass. I have zero flucks to give because I aint even a Boston Red Sucks fan anyway.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This a lot !

  • Seldomseen

    A shipping container that served as a makeshift courtroom? .......

  • Yardgirl

    From what I hear, you can google Soul Plane and you get a good idea!!

  • Guest

    Don't do it !

  • Yardgirl

    Jinx! lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ?????????

  • Yardgirl

    LMAO!!

  • tintin

    LOL ME TOO!! I was saying what kinda Michael Jackson impersonator is this.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ??

  • Pamela

    You dated married men?

  • Shelly

    I don’t feel sorry for this dog. Call me heartless but he doesn’t seem to be a nice guy. You would mess with a drug kingpin wife. That’s arrogance

  • Seldomseen

    I think I saw a documentary about that and issues they had with Haiti

  • tintin

    looks to me like they didn't want him dead. That shooter could have easily gave a head shot at the back of Ortiz's head and kill him. Based on the video it's a very close up shot.

    Looks like the shooter just wanted Ortiz to be crippled considering he shot at the lower back.

  • Alextra Ballard

    The shooters head looks entirely swollen...reminds of an episode of Mart'n when he fought Tommy Hearns

  • Seldomseen

    Yesssss

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Lol... Why not?!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    OMG... Are you serious?! Lol

  • Alextra Ballard

    That was a str8 warning shot ??...Ortiz could have been dead

  • Seldomseen

    Read on the internet that you might become a Spirit

  • Karen Brady

    I thought the same thing!!!! That Martin fight :-)

  • Alextra Ballard

    What’s really going on in the DR? Folks dying...Even the Natives aren’t safe

  • Tinytoon

    From what I heard, not worth it. You want cramp & ghetto, that's the plane for you. ?

  • WhoKnew

    That's probably why J-Lo has been saying publicly within the last few weeks that they have decided to take their time with wedding plans and that they aren't in any rush. When I heard that I said that is code for somebody still getting cheated on and brakes are being pumped.

  • Yardgirl

    Someone mentioned their self hatred years ago and I went online and it's a mess!! I watched the documentary "Black in Latin America" and it was disturbing. I found this snipet from the web: "Few people here self-identify as black or negro; rather, a wide majority of Dominicans — most recently 82 percent in a federal census — designate their race as "indio," while only 4.13 percent designate themselves as black," Their treatment of Haitians have made me vow NEVER to go there and with the recent killings in the news, no Black person should. Eff them.

  • WhoKnew

    I just don't know what to make of this story as to whether he was really cheating with a drug lord's wife and if so, why he would do something that stupid.

  • Reina1718

    I see that & yes we should

  • Pamela

    ????
    In all fairness shipping containers are used across the world, particularly developing countries, for all manor of things. In some parts of my country, South Africa, they sometimes are used temporarily as classrooms.

  • Yardgirl

    Yes ma'am! My cousin flew and he said the whole time he was praying for the plane to land!! Don't do it sis!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Poosay...some men don’t care who it cums from

  • WhoKnew

    Agreed. If they were that close get a shot off they could have gotten off a fatal shot if they wanted to.

  • Meme

    Ok who can please clear this up for me because everytime I hear cardi b is not black I just get very confused, I seen pics of her when she was younger whilwith andher afro and whilst she might be mixed in that mix she has black more than anything (appearance wise). So I get even more confused when that pretty girl Amara la negra is referred to as "not black" but Latina and this guy big pappi too aren't they all black Latino(a)s.

  • Topic Influencer

    I think I read one of the women in the video is his sister. Not sure. I knew he had another woman. Said this yesterday

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Y'all got me rolling!!! Why Soul Plane? Lol...

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Are you serious?! So they are not a safe airline

  • SunRiseBlossom

    OMG!!! Y'all got me scared as hell now... I booked with them for my trip to Cancun next month! I am going to have to call and see if I can change airlines, and just pay extra! Lol

  • SunRiseBlossom
  • Guest

    I saw that documentary too. Very eye opening. I was disgusted.

  • Coy little wink

    So is he separated from the wife?

    Do I stand a chance? If not, should I care?

  • Guest

    I've never used them but I've read some bad things about the airline.

  • Seldomseen

    To be honest, we deal still deal with a lot of colorism her in the US

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    mess chile! lolol

  • Coy little wink

    Listen. If she look black she black to me...

    I ain't got time to analyze DNA or what folks claim. These my eyes...

  • Seldomseen

    ??

  • Pamela

    "Natives". Such a colonial term.???

  • Seldomseen

    Lmao

  • Yardgirl

    On no did not mean to freak you out sis!! I just get nervous with the discount airlines that charge cheap fares and seem to run their planes like buses. Then you get the first hand reviews and that seals it.

  • WhoKnew

    True dat.

  • imright

    oh well, shouldnt have been cheating ?????

  • WhoKnew

    Even if he were separated and even if you stood a chance do you really want to date someone that might get you riddled with bullets?

  • Pamela

    Some folks in your own damn hood can't be trusted. With great success comes envy and jealousy. I'm looking at you Nipsey. RIP.

  • Seldomseen

    Oh ok.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Folks are ignorant and don’t know wtf they are talking about. Black refers to race. Latinos and Hispanics can be white, black, native, mixed race etc. Latin and Hispanic refers to region. Hispanic means you hail from a spanish speaking region ie Central America, South America (except for Brazil bc the language there is portugese) Spain and spanish speaking caribbean countries. Latin means you hail from Latin America ie central america, south america and caribbean countries but excludes Spain. Excuse my lack of proper capitalization.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile who knows....still being married or being separated don’t stop mofo from cheating

  • Ghost

    Thank you for sharing this info! I will check out the documentary this weekend. That’s why I love this blog...you guys keep me in touch....

  • Seldomseen

    I was thinking the same thing

  • Yardgirl

    Welcome!

  • Meme

    Heeeheeeee exactly! I tell u why I ask yesterday someone said something to the effect of the Latinos have it right they beat up the perpetrator meanwhile if it was black people they would beat up the emergency services popo and ambulance etc. So I thought but they are black??? Latino yes but black too ????

  • Pamela

    Lol. Always trust your eyes and gut instinct.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yew may stand a chance...just be careful

  • CardiB’sAbs

    He might’ve had an arrangement with the wife.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Men and their side coochie...has always been their down fall.....so many men have went to their graves over extra coochie and the woman will find another man once the dumb one goes to jail. I hope he take this as a lesson learned...he may not have been cheating but some men view their women as property.

  • Coy little wink

    Humor me ?

  • Yardgirl

    We do, but theirs is widespread and mind boggling IMO. Like how are you going to tell me you not black when you are a dark skinned Afro Latina (for want of a better term?)

  • Yardgirl

    Very disgusting!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    I have back in the day and it was a basic flight one way. They have a stellar safety record with no crashes(most important)..

    Where are you trying to fly to?

  • WhoKnew
  • CardiB’sAbs

    I thought I watched a movie back in the day about how the DR government was eradicating black dominicans

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Yeah.. I wouldn’t fly out of the country on Spirit but it wasnt a bad airline when I flew them over 20 yrs ago.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Maybe the wife said kill him so I can get paid..he cheating anyway... https://media0.giphy.com/media/d3mlE7uhX8KFgEmY/giphy.gif

  • Coy little wink

    girrrrrl...speak on it

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Damn Papi got some thick mommies fighting over that dyck! I would be livid if I was his wife. I would be in his room right now punching him in his back after sticking a sock in his mouth so no one can hear him scream! As I'm simultaneously calling my divorce Attorney on the phone. smdh He needs to keep that monster in his damn pants!

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly!! My niece flew on a low budget plane to Jamaica and gurrrrlll!!! The flight got canceled last minute and it was pandemonium at the airport trying to book on another airline last minute. Bottom line she ended up paying $$$$ just to get back home.

  • Seldomseen

    Savage

  • Ghost

    ??.... yes I caught that too..

  • Jordan’s Memory

    They lumped that ninja up too! He looking all mad like negro you was the one caught shooting people in the back and you mad? Maybe he knows his days are numbered now that he did not complete the mission, got caught and the drug lords fears of snitching.

  • Bea Mack,Aka Steel Vagina

    Tee hee hee

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Look up Trujillo... he stirred a lot of racial conflicts in the DR years ago

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Girl Hope you got sick leave because that dyck might put you on bed rest and a head lock messing with those Dominicans. lol

  • Pamela

    His azz toast. Either Papi people or the druglord people will get him.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    LMAOOOOOOOOO You gonna get me fired busting out laughing at work! I swear that was one of the worst movies made. It set us back 40 damn years! lol

  • Yardgirl

    I wouldn't be surprised. There was this big controversy about kids wearing their "natural" hair to school a few months back. Like how you gonna tell ME I cannot wear my hair natural?? FOH!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Whew... you just eased my "spirit" some... Lol! We are flying to Cancun, MX

  • Yardgirl

    Thanks! I will look it up

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Yeah she definitely holding on for that big payday, she said spousal and child support ain't enough for the shyt he put me through, I'm sure this man was cheating since the beginning of time. Hell she may have put the hit out on him, now that would be a twist. Thank god his son wasn't with him.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    LMBO!!!!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    ?????

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Sis they was the only flight that would get us to Cancun in good timing. All the other flights (United and American Airlines) landed in Cancun at night (after check in time), or would take an extra day to get us there... I want us to enjoy every day we paying for in Cancun. Lol...

  • Jordan’s Memory

    You know I was thinking the same thing. He would probably get pleasure seeing him rolling in a wheel chair or something saying I taught him a lesson or whatever.

  • Russiancreme

    The confusion starts with them wanting to distinguish themselves from black Americans; those who trace their roots to the American South and were colonized by English speakers and not Spanish speakers. When they benefit from it, they black. Any other time they'll let you know they're (insert country here), to distinguish themselves from us.

  • Navybeans95

    Never ever let your guard down...I may be a little paranoid ...idc.. I stay looking all around me. The threat wants to catch u slipping...

  • Meme

    Thank you yeah I think people get ethnicity and race mixed my self sometimes I have to think hard before I work out whether Im talking about race or ethnicity sometimes

  • the guest

    This is a complete ghetto mess.

    The DR is so ghetto and they have the nerve to turn their nose up at black people. Also, well loved people with a good job shouldn’t be walking through Santo Domingo let alone a wealthy athlete.

  • the guest

    Or the two cheated on spouses got together on a revenge plot. Ortiz’ wife and the Drug Lord husband of the mistress got fed up.

  • Meme

    Hahaha yeah one time my brother was talking to some woman who had come to England from one of these Latin countries and she said she got the shock of her life when she came to England and they referred to her as black she said in her country (can't remember which but possibly DR) she is not black lol

  • the guest

    DR is hood.

  • rory

    LMBO!!!!

  • leapyearpisces

    The whole entire crew looks motley...all of dem...and David gives me Esther Rolle tease.

  • tintin

    and better yet if he crippled from the waist down. the dick won't work, and the peen can't keep pleasuring kingpin's wife.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You sound simple.

    As I have stated before they probably have an 'arrangement' that's why they weren't in the same place when he got shot.
    I guess she figures that her lifestyle is better if she stays married than divorces.

    Hell, she almost became a widow and if he didn't have a will like most of his type don't she would have been one rich single bad looking bish.

  • rory

    Remember the scene in the "Golden Child" with Eddie Murphy when he was flying to Tibet? lol!!!

  • stav

    She's scary...that makeup takes the cake!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    "With great success comes envy and jealousy"
    First.Second.Last

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Because he's Big Papi.

  • RealATLPeach36

    But when he did wife takes everything

  • RealATLPeach36

    Damn that was funny

  • Look@m3
  • Yup, I said it

    She should have did her research on Dominican men. Being faithful never was part of the plan. Those Domincian women are savages when it comes to sex. They move all about those Caribbean island sexing those island men and have those men thinking dey in love.

  • 1BlueStar

    And meanwhile the wife is no where in this equation. If im standing at the bedside of my husband because he was almost murdered over anotha b!tch....?? Honey boom!!

  • SpiceGirl

    Soooo when the OTHER 3 Americans died.....NOTHING....he gets shot....THEY alllllllll on it! Glad he is going to be ok...but what about the others who lost their lives??????????????

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    None of these people are black so carry on.... I don't leave this country for anything in this world. America is dangerous enough.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Dem Beckys. ..

  • Renee26

    Hired hitmen get the job done... Idk about these idiots

  • Renee26

    I would be livid if I was his wife. I would be in his room right now punching him in his back after sticking a sock in his mouth so no one can hear him scream!

    ??????

  • Renee26

    ??? Pootay!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Wife heading to the divorce attorney's office in 3,2,1...

  • Scromes1212

    This man got 200 million dollars and he down in the DR risking his life for some p*ssy smh

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I hear you, but a lot of these shooters aren't really professional killers though. This dude probably saw the large crowd, got a little nervous when he got close to his target, and decided to take his shots when he got close enough. A professional hitman would have gotten Ortiz in the back of the head... 2-3 solid shots would do it. Thank God this guy didn't really know what he was doing though.

  • Coy little wink

    Lol...

  • Meme

    I use the term natives when i refer to indegeonous (dont dont how to spell it) English people

  • DeepThinker

    Mistress #1 look like Michael Jackson. This big messy fool. I’m sure he’ll stay out of the DR now.

  • DeepThinker

    Fight over the baller $$$$

  • Dowoop

    This looks like it was more of a warning than a hit.

  • Renee26

    Damn

  • brooks hill

    that girl with her butt out is fine. did not see the other trick. get well PAPI !!!!

  • dru and neil

    Seems like a messy situation at the hospital with these women showing up competing for head mistress title.

  • Yup, I said it

    She knew. That's why she tried to divorce him in 2017, but she called it off. She probably realized that foreign men know how to hide their money in offshore accounts better than Mitt Romney.

  • dru and neil

    Even the black Dominicans turn their nose at blacks. No shock his wife and all his women friends are white hispanic.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Lmao!

  • Yup, I said it

    Dominican women are a handful. They have no shame when it comes to taking men. They will share him too if his money is right. They remind me of the phillipino women when it comes to going after men.

  • Connie

    That part took me out too! lmao!

  • dru and neil

    Ortiz and Amara are black, Cardi B is mixed race and they’re ethnicity is Dominican. Anybody saying Amara and Ortiz are not of African decent is in some strange state of denial.

  • Meme

    Ok thanks, but dont you mean their ethnicity is black or (cardi b mixed) and their nationality is dominican see thats what also confuses me big time!

  • dru and neil

    The anti black sentiment is very mind boggling. Do people not realize that the majority of slaves abducted during the trans Atlantic slave trade, were taken to Caribbean islands and South America?

  • dru and neil

    The race is black, ethnicity Dominican, to be more specific, Cardi and Amara I believe their nationality is American, I believe they were both born in the states.

  • TheOwley

    Six American tourists killed, likely poisoned, and now this. Their tourism industry will take the hit.

  • Wayup!

    And this black ass ninja be the first to tell people he ain't got African roots.... He darker then anybody I Kno in the hood rite now..?

  • TheOwley

    Ortiz is not black? My eyes deceive me. It's the genes, not what region the world you were born into.

  • Meme

    Thanks, im seriously not trying to be obtuse but nationality ethnicity and race will always have me confused ?????

  • Yardgirl

    It truly is self hate at it's worst!! SMH

  • dru and neil

    Well nationality is your country (citizenship), ethnicity is your culture, race is physical traits, phenotype etc. I can see how it’s confusing especially when so many people are like “dual hatted.” The women mentioned above appear to be black Dominican Americans based on their ethnicity. We have a lot of Mexican Americans where I live. They are from here, of Mexican descent, and are non white hispanic, so yes it does get to be confusing.

  • PrettyMeka08

    ?Hello, may I speak to Li-Wright
    Li-Wright this is Shirley
    You might not know who I am
    But the reason I am calling you is because
    I was going through my old man's pockets this morning
    And I just happened to find your name and number
    So woman to woman
    I don't think it's being anymore than fair
    Then to call you and let you know where I'm coming from
    ?
    Woman to woman
    If you've ever been in love
    Then you know how I feel
    And woman to woman
    Now, if you were in my shoes
    Wouldn't you have done the same thing too?
    Shirley Brown

  • hottlanta

    Wow someone gets shot in the dr n it is listed as a dangerous place to go n dont go there. London gets a bomb every 3 days n it is listed as a lovely place to go n dont b afraid. Makes u wanna go hmmm??

  • Trace da Ace

    well damn....I use to have a crush on Big Pappi....hope he gets better....wonder if his wife knew these thots were fighting over him in the damn hospital...smdh...

  • MsVAllDay

    David Ortiz can get it. I'm done now!

  • Trace da Ace

    girl!!! who you telling!! I love a big bodied man.....not fat or sloppy....just thick af.....

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Naw its because people are dropping dead after having a damn drink at the bar, that's what's making people stay away. Gun violence is one thing but its something sinister going on at those DR vacation spots. And until they find out what it is my ass staying in the US of A!

  • Mrs. King

    He fione!! That’s all I came to say

  • Logan Roberts

    This is not going to stop Pequeno pappy for cheating. Men never learn.

  • AListDiva29

    OMG I can't un-see that now that I read it! https://media0.giphy.com/media/CoDp6NnSmItoY/giphy.gif

  • onelove

    Yup! can't give a man money..than he has the power!!

  • onelove

    yuP!!

  • onelove

    he could have came and got mines..i'm in texas!

  • onelove

    this time she is going thru with it!!

  • CardiB’sAbs

    See comments below to get educated

  • Solstice

    One of my favorite Eddie Murphy movies!! ??

  • Applebootay

    ??????

  • SunRiseBlossom

    OMG!!!! LMBO

  • lovelygamour

    in the dominican republics defense the island didnt hurt him. he got hurt by someone who he was allegedly disrespecting. thats different. think about it, its not enough that you made millions in the states but then you come home and sleep with the locals wives. just seems big papi got too arrogant. the fact that no one stole a penny from him says a lot.

    now, i dont know about visiting the d.r mainly because of the racism. this shooting was a crime of passion and the perps look to just be poor desperate people.

  • lovelygamour

    d.r people will fight you to the death if you call them anything black/african. yet, they are among the first in black audition line.

  • lovelygamour

    either tainted drinks/hvac or some people are trying to rob tourist with poisoned drinks. either way sweeping this under the rug will only push people away.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    ???

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    On what exactly? A story about drugs, money, and crime in a poorly run government that has nothing to do with American black folks? I'm already up on that game. Thanks for checking in though.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Your comment about Ortiz not being black. You seemed to be confused.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Ask him if he is black like us and see what he says. Dominicans will fight to the death before claiming black.

  • lovelygamour

    this girl got so angry she started to shake when i called her black. i havent been friends with a Hispanic in ages mainly because of that girl. its a survival mechanism to reject black because the D.R used color to enslave people. i actually said in front of a group of her kind and other hispanics "why are you here if black is so bad'.

    I think the wall is a stupid costly idea but I dont in theory oppose it. from tv to just life hispanics and islanders are so racist. my family has been here for hundreds of years and I dont need to defend myself to them.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He was texting someone intimate pics while he was sitting on that toilet. ?

  • lovelygamour

    its culture. they have more african genes then african americans but their culture is based on white supremacist.

  • lovelygamour

    yeah, but most lie. they get married young so the wife could easily be mistaken for a sister because of the way they act together. its really unfortunate. so much cheating.

  • Michelle

    Agreed.....

  • Michelle

    Ha Ha Ha!

  • Michelle

    My goodness he's ugly. This is proof that any man with a dollar can get a woman. Hope this chump heals. Condolences to his long suffering wife.

  • TheOwley

    Because like the black guy in the middle of Atlanta, they think that when people refer to black, they are talking African American which they are not. AA are also guilty of this too, minimizing the race of other black folks because they were not born in the US. "You were born in Cuba, then you are not black." I see that crap all the time. Domicans like many AA and black folks in general are affected by this thing called colorism, I'm sure you heard of that. Light skin, redbone, etc. They have the same issues down there too and use it to socially put down each other. They called themselves hispanics, latinos, the name to indicate country of origin like Cuban, Dominican, etc. But in the end, guys like him are black black black and black some more.

  • TheOwley

    Those people like there are very mixed up racially and about race. Books have been written about why that is. A family can run the gamut from very white to the darkest of skin and everyone is mixed up. There is no race called mixed, but many of them cannot claim white or black so they get upset when you put them in a corner on race even though it's obvious they are black. That loud mouth rapper is black with some mixed genes but like the rest, self hating about her black side. It's also insulting for her to assume that black women cannot have hair and skin tone like hers. That's how ignorant she is.

  • TheOwley

    Those people like there are very mixed up racially and about race. Books have been written about why that is. A family can run the gamut from very white to the darkest of skin and everyone is mixed up. There is no race called mixed, but many of them cannot claim white or black so they get upset when you put them in a corner on race even though it's obvious they are black. That loud mouth rapper is black with some mixed genes but like the rest, self hating about her black side. It's also insulting for her to assume that black women cannot have hair and skin tone like hers. That's how ignorant she is.

  • DeepThinker

    I agree.

  • elroy

    Of course a non-black-american would be offended, because people outside of the U.S don't self-identify by skin tone. If you were to visit somewhere like India, you would see a large population of melanated people. I can guarantee they don't call themselves black

  • CardiB’sAbs

    ?????

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Why would they when they are asian?

  • elroy

    That's exactly my point. Are melanated Colombians black? Simply being melanated doesn't make you "black". Furthermore, non-black americans don't identify by skin tone. There's only around 10% or 11% of what you would consider "black" dominicans, the overwhelmingly majority are mulattos. If you're someone who considers anyone with a trace of african blood a black person, then I'll gracefully bow out.

  • Vonda K

    One of the shooters eye brows are arched and look better than most women.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    When I say black I mean individuals with a majority of african ancestry. To my knowledge direct descendants of africans aren’t the only ones with a large amount of melanin. Certain asian populations are dark skinned.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    ????? you would see that

  • Strappyheels

    Wow!!!
    Low expectations

  • Strappyheels

    EXACTLY!!!
    I’m talking Botched faced surgery Michael before he died.???????????????

    This Ninja’s be so color struck..?????

  • Strappyheels

    David is FIONE!!! He must got that THANG!!
    He got a wife and GIRLFRIENDS?????????

  • Strappyheels

    David is FIONE!!! He must got that THANG!!
    He got a wife and GIRLFRIENDS?????????

  • elroy

    The South African population identifies by tribes for the most part, not skin tone. I get what you're saying, I just think it's misguided to call dominicans black simply based on skin tone. As we just agreed, descendants of africans aren't the only ones with high melanin.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Black South Africans identify by tribe and color. The South African government separated its citizens by white, black and colored.

  • elroy

    What you're referring to is colorism, similar to what goes on with black americans. Black americans may have light skin vs dark skin debates, but they all group themselves as black. South Africans may practice hiearchy based on color, but it's still within their tribes.

  • ALLMINE?

    Those people look so poor and stressed out down there. Smh. Especially with those silly ass hairstyles..

  • CardiB’sAbs

    No, I’m not referring to colorism. You know all south africans are not black right? South Africans were categorized as White, Colored (not white or black) and Black. You are ignoring that fact. They were and are separated according to race. This is all well documented.

  • Chapter29Chick

    "A police car carrying Féliz Garcia drove up to a shipping container that served as a makeshift courtroom" ?
    I wont be spending my money to go to the Dominican Republic and die on vacation. Hell 2 the NO!!!!

  • SpiceGirl

    Def right! I know I would scratch my head at the thought of a visit there......

  • elroy

    ...ok

  • lovelygamour

    they identify as their tribe.