You still don't believe Drake is the biggest rap star in the universe right now? Drake was the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" last night. In addition to performing his latest singles "Headlines" and "Make Me Proud" off his upcoming album, the former 'Degrassi' star was also featured in comedy skits with Andy Samberg and "Weekend Update" with Jay Pharoah. Drake showed his range as an actor/comedian in a couple of promo skits with SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis.

Drake's 2nd studio album, Take Care, is due out on November 15.

Watch Drake perform "Make Me Proud" with label mate Nicki Minaj, and all the skits after the break!

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A McDonald's cashier is in hot water after beating two unruly female customers with a metal rod, according to

The two women, one a Stud and the other a femme, were seriously injured following a physical altercation with cashier Rayon McIntosh, 31, at the West 3rd Street restaurant in Greenwich Village, NY early Thursday.

The video, shot by a customer, shows Denise Darbeau, 24, of Queens, and her friend, Rachel Edwards, 24, of Brooklyn -- arguing loudly with McIntosh after he told them he had to authenticate their $50 bill. Darbeau and Edwards reached over the counter and slapped McIntosh, who shoved them back.

Both women then leapt over the counter and approached McIntosh who took them both out with a metal rod.

A customer can be heard screaming "STOOOOP!" "CALL THE POLICE!" as McIntosh (pictured above in blue cap) continued to beat the women who lay wounded on the floor of the restaurant. Darbeau (the Stud) got the worst of it. McIntosh beat her so badly she suffered a cracked skull and a broken arm.

The beating ended when a male co-worker wrestled the metal rod out of McIntosh's hands.

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According to, rapper Rick Ross suffered a seizure while on board a flight from Ft. Lauderdale bound for Memphis, Tenn. Reportedly, Ross fell unconscious just minutes into the flight and a doctor who was on board performed CPR on him. The plane was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing in Ft. Lauderdale. TMZ says Ross is unconscious and paramedics are "desperately trying to resuscitate him."

Ross is currently on a gurney at the airport. after emergency workers responded to a call at 12:55 PM ET. The caller reported a seizure.

Members of Rick's entourage are standing by, some of them extremely emotionally upset, according to TMZ.

Update 5, 8:57 pm ET:
TMZ has learned ... Rick Ross' private jet made an emergency landing in Birmingham, Alabama, 2 hours ago, en route to his concert in Memphis ... and we found out he suffered another seizure. Rick is currently in a Birmingham hospital emergency room where he is reported to be in stable condition. Rick was supposed to be on stage in Memphis at 7:30 PM ET.

Update 4, 3:07 pm ET:
TMZ reports that Rick Ross -- who's still in the hospital -- is telling people he still plans to perform tonight in Memphis at FedExForum.

Update 3, 2:27 pm ET:
An industry source just told us someone in Ross' camp is tweeting from his Twitter account. The source said Ross is in the hospital. TMZ also reported that Ross is in the hospital under close supervision.

Update 2, 2:12 pm ET:
Rick Ross apparently tweeted Rap Radar's Elliott Ross 20 minutes ago confirming he is okay.

Update I, 2:04 pm ET:
According to an industry source, Ross was on his way to Memphis for the Grand Opening of his Wingstop restaurant franchise. Ross reported that he was investing in the store back in August.

The heartless punk who punched a disabled woman in a videotaped assault at a California strip mall has been arrested.

The video, filmed at a Sacramento strip mall, captured a woman in her late 50s or 60s being slapped, spit on and then punched by two men. A 3rd man gleefully shot the video that garnered over 600,000 views on

Police arrested Rasaan Zawadi today for his role in the brutal beating of a disabled woman, which police connected to a Oct. 1st 911 call. At the time, police said the unidentified woman refused to press charges and declined medical treatment.

After receiving numerous calls and tips relating to the video, Zawadi, 21, was arrested this morning, Sacramento police said. He was charged with assault with a gang enhancement.

Zawadi was the 2nd man to hit the woman after she chased the first man for slapping her. The woman apparently mistook Zawadi for his accomplice. Zawadi then punched the woman in the face knocking her to the ground.

Police are examining the video to identify the other suspects.

For years rumors have swirled that rapper Bow Wow is gay. Despite his repeated denials -- and the fact that he knocked up a groupie -- the rumors just won't die. Well, we have conclusive proof that Bow Wow is most definitely not gay.

Last night, Bow Wow, who is on tour with Chris Brown and Tyga, stopped in Dallas, Texas where he received a massage (and other discrete services) from a former exotic dancer, who we won't name. The services were provided on board his tour bus in downtown Dallas. We can assure you that the former exotic dancer is 100% female, with her original factory equipment intact.

According to our well-placed sources, who forwarded us the text messages sent between the two, Bow Wow was "very nice". You can read the text messages after the break. Bow Wow's texts are shaded in blue. Don't worry about the authenticity of the text messages. If they weren't real, you know Bow Wow would take to his Twitter page to throw a tantrum or two. But he won't in this case because there may or may not be a sex tape floating around. :)

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I LOVE this song! But I love just about everything Drake drops. According to, Drizzy mentioned prior to the release that the song is for the ladies and was inspired by a conversation he had with a woman who felt he hasn’t made a song quite like “Best I Ever Had” in a while. The track was produced by the Toronto genius T-Minus.


DOWNLOAD: Drake ft. Nicki Minaj - Make Me Proud

From a press release:
Successful rapper, author and actor Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent covers JET Magazine's Oct. 24/31 issue. In this issue, 50 discusses his new book, 50 Cent Playground: The Mostly True Story of a Reformed Bully, which he hopes will encourage kids to think about the reasons behind bullying and how it impacts communities. JET also gets the renowned superstar to open up about his personal life. Find out what book inspired him and why ongoing education played a pivotal role in his life. Plus, learn how he raises his teenage son and uncover why he believes there is a difference between earning a college degree and truly being educated.

Also in this issue:

The 12 People Deciding Our Financial Fate
Literacy In Our Community
Celebs’ Unscripted Challenges

And, of course, every week...

The JET BEAUTY sizzles while JETSETTERS keep moving higher. And JET gives you all of the Celeb Buzz, Editors' Picks, Photos, News, Politics and juicy scoops to keep you in the know about what's HOT & happening in Black America.

Be sure to check out for your chance to win a DVD copy of the TV Season of Shaft.

On newsstands nationwide October 24, 2011

Singer/songwriter Ne-Yo and his beard Monyetta Shaw are the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy! broke the news earlier this year that Shaw was pregnant again after giving birth to the couple's first child, a girl, Madilyn Grace Smith, on November 12, 2010.

According to the NY Post's Page Six, Ne-Yo dropped out of a performance at the Hotel on Rivington’s Co-Op Penthouse on Wednesday night. But the R&B crooner had a very good excuse: His fiancée was giving birth to their baby boy. The party for Yellow Fever’s presentation of menswear line Johnny Love NYC went on, and the crowd was still wowed when Jay-Z showed up to support the line’s Mikkel and Hege Eriksen.

From NY Post's Page Six:

Bruno Mars has found a “beautiful girl” in “106 & Park” co-host Rocsi Diaz. Sources say the “Just the Way You Are” singer has been dating the VJ for a few months, after the Honduras-Ecuadorian beauty caught Mars’ eye when he appeared on “106 & Park” last December. Mars is currently on tour in Europe and sources said the new couple were spotted shopping in Paris and Milan while celebrating his birthday last week. Diaz left a birthday message for her new beau on Twitter on Oct. 8: “Happy Birthday @BrunoMars ... Hope you have the Best B Day ever !!!!” Reps for Mars and Diaz didn’t get back to us for comment.