Television journalist Angela Rye has been targeted with death threats, according to court documents she filed recently.

Rye, who works as a political analyst for CNN, detailed the threats from an obsessed fan in court papers obtained by

Rye revealed the messages sent to her phone, social media and email were annoying at first, but they got scary when the sender started threatening her.

One email, sent on 5 August, read, "Yr (your) dumb dead a-- gonna be found in a river", while another read, "Let me catch ya a-- I'm put the paws on ya (you)."

Angela's current boyfriend is rapper Common.

via -- According to, the LAPD discovered that some of the messages referenced locations Rye and Common had visited that were not publicized.

The LAPD's Threat Management division is now said to be on the case, after obtaining a warrant to investigate the sender's social media.

Common was first linked to Rye earlier this year, and opened up about the relationship during an interview on SiriusXM in October, gushing: "There's a definite connection with Angela Rye. She's a wonderful woman, I'm dating, I'm happy right now, and she's an incredible human being."

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  • V Dubb


  • shun king

    common doing that so she can think he can save her... "put paws on ya"

  • Trace da Ace

    ummm.....why does folks want to get at her?? Am I missing something? Did she say or do something out of pocket to warrant this type of response??? Somebody fill me in please.

  • JRock

    Wonder why she's receiving threats? Did she piss off an MS-13 gang member? Glad the LAPD is investigating it though. No one should live in fear of their life.

  • klwbaby

    I think some people didn't get the memo that not everyone thinks the same and u can disagree with someone and it should never have to rise to the level of sending death threats. Or it could be someone who "loves" her and she doesn't feel the same so they would rather see her dead than with someone else.

  • Phillybruh

    She checks those old white men on CNN daily and they can't deal because she's telling the truth.

  • Bashi22

    Wow really Angela why dead threats to you but never for Serena Williams and many others I see a publicity stunt she's going to pay her PR team bonus.

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  • 5000BlinK

    Yes...that she does

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i just despise a stalker. i feel so sorry for her because it's got to be so much worse when you don't even know who the crazy mf is, smh..... get your carry permit hun, vary your routine, take a different route home some days, get your home security all the way up, get you some new IP id's, you and common get some flip phones to arrange your dates, etc.... (oh, and shoot to kill!)

  • 5000BlinK

    Yeah, why do people think everyone think alike. I have never understood that and Im not willing to explain why everyone does not think alike sooooo.. but thats just me (if this is meant for you, you will catch it..well, if your in this post love)

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!


  • 5000BlinK

    Giggling... What Nancy?

  • Shenanigans1

    I’ve always been fascinated about how fans become obsessed and then that obsession turns into hatred and then they try to harm the person. What stages does the mind go through to get there

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • klwbaby

    No I understand ??

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Angela is an extremely educated, successful woman, that is frequently on national television... you do not have to associate her with Common for people to know who she is. Smh.

    And this is coming from someone that isn't really a a fan of hers.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920


    I'm in ATL. Where you live?

  • 5000BlinK

    klw.... I was talking about how some people didnt get the memo and they should have... :)

  • 5000BlinK

    whoop whoop

  • 5000BlinK


  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    this part!!! you don't even know these people, you damn lunatic!!! i suppose they have some type of mental defect (duh!) which they can't 'help' ...but dammit GO GET HELP!

    I'm old enough to remember that little actress Rebecca Schaeffer was shot dead in her own home by some cray mf who was an obsessed fan (mind you this was long before we had all this twitter, gram, book, etc.) this fool was able to walk up to her front door and kill her! this child never did anything to him, didn't know him from the man on the moon, and even if she did know him, there was NOTHING she could have done to dissuade him. just crazy, just like that dude who was stalking Ashanti tryna convince folks (including Ashanti) that they were a couple!!!! nicca what????!!! ...'Shanti! ....strap up girl!!!!!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    thank you for this.... i just looked at that and shook my head, but didn't have the patience to address it *rolls eyes real hard*

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Celebs are coming out in support of Cyntoia Brown. This is the first time I have heard of the case. Crazy. Smh.

  • RespectSelf

    She's so beautiful though....

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    hey Boo, heeeeeyyyyy!

  • 5000BlinK

    Wish I had those old emojis to work with....ugh!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    maybe if you ask Sandra real nice, she'll link you up
    (Hey Sandra, Hey Girl!!!)

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Supposedly the threats started after she started dating Common.

  • SandraRose

    Don't hurt your eyeballs. Some people don't know who she is, but they know of Common.

  • 5000BlinK

    really....let me email

  • MsPam

    My question is who wants Common besides her?! Maybe Common is sending the threats because he wants to break up with her?! J/K ????????

  • klwbaby

    5000 I know...?

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *starts blog rumor*
    Sandra, you said we getting a Thanksgiving giveaway? What time i need to login?

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *applies eye drops*

    yes, Sandra, i get that, and you addressed it in the write-up. we just being feministical and suggesting that she need not be identified by the man in her life. it's all good Boo!

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  • Shenanigans1

    Right! John Lennon and Versace were killed by obsessed fans. It’s truly heart breaking. How do you get so attached to a celebrity?

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    they are completely detached from reality. some of them get arrested, serve time, get out, and go RIGHT back to stalking. it's terrifying!

  • TheOwley

    This reminds me of when a popular actor or singer gets a new girlfriend and the fans object to the idea. They then start sending threats to the person. This could be a fan of Common.

  • PhillyFacts

    Thanks for the reference Sandy, because I honestly wouldn't have had the slightest clue who she was.

  • Quitedeliteful

    *applies eye drops* we just being feministical

  • Quitedeliteful

    I read once that Serena had a crazed fan from Germany that would stalk her all over the world. I don't know whatever happened to him but he was stalking her for sure.

  • Gsht

    U clearly didn’t read the article!

  • Gsht’s a reasonable accusation assuming that she just recently started receiving death threats once she is worldly known to be dating a celebrity....that I’m sure has many more female fans then men and I bet a small percentage of his female fans are looney. Common sense clearly isn’t common.

  • TheOwley

    Clearly I didn't. I'm putting down the peach schnapps now OK.

  • Karen Brady

    Hmmm..well put the paws on you makes me think it might be Scrappy.

  • Summer

    She does it on CNN and on Bill Maher. Last time she was on Maher, she lit this old silver haired Republican man up so bad, all he could do is just sit there and glare at her. It was funny as he11.

  • justlooking

    Oh my gawd. I'm sorry it's not funny, but I laughed.

    “Let me catch ya a– I’m put the paws on ya (you).”

    Could this be Lil Scrappy or his Queen of the South Mama Dee.
    It has to be a person bored OUT of there mind.

  • Not Down With The BS

    How did he get her cell AND email address? These stalkers are crafty as h€ll!

  • Not Down With The BS

    It could be some who is mad that she has a man at all. Especially, one that isn't the stalker.

  • Guess Who

    Sounds like a white boy trying to sound black....

  • Bashi22

    I’m wondering that too but their no Common mention in the email or she’s trying fend off Common other side chicks

  • GuestSTAR

    That's what I was thinking to.

  • Tena

    Lmao @ Let me catch ya a– I’m put the paws on ya (you).” I think this was Scrappy sneaking into her Dm's

  • hottlanta

    Angela can hold her own. Betcha they won't tell her that to her face.

  • hottlanta

    I was thinking Jeff Sessions because she be on CNN going in on the administration. When she told that guy last night on CNN that he was mad because Ball didn't say "Thank you mass Dump". I was rolling.

  • ZoraNealHurstonsNiece

    Yes, they are....but the government is dragging because if they "really" wanted to find out who was sending those could be done in a heartbeat. It's 2017...... National cyber security is on full lock..... No time at all to know the culprits... Y'all did see Enemy of the State????

  • starryeyed

    Either scrappy or mama dee

  • Not Down With The BS

    Exactly!!!! The police need to dox that man.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I love when she shuts Paris or Jason down. Hope she stays safe from his crazed base.

  • Cici

    Somebody mad she stole Common or nah?

  • Junkanoo

    oh please she's incthe spotlight and most Americans are crazy not much of a story to speak of.

  • Armymom20

    I love when anyone shuts Paris down. he's annoying!

  • Berry Melon

    Yeah, there are a lot of crazy people out there. Anyone can experience this, I too have by a crazy guy (who I never met in my life), who assumed just because we live in the "same country" and like the "same things" that he knew me. And I was like "I don't know you." I didn't ask the person to stalk me, or follow me online. But apparently he had been since 2013, And I kept blocking the mental person, but he kept making accounts and continued to message me. And it only got worse when I told the man off in early 2017 (Jan) until now. But he stops sometimes, or gives up but then starts up again. Those people are crazy, don't give them the time of day. There is a simple resolution and that is to ignore them. If they go too far with the things "they" do or say it will backfire on them in due time. I just use the report button, and block said person. Personally I think the celebrities have it ten times worse. Because all "eyes" are on them.

  • Lucy

    Paris is a sell out and 45 can do no wrong according to Jason,

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  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Yesssss and angry

  • Trace da Ace

    dang....common must got that mighty "D"....side chicks be savage!

  • Tena

    Yes, I love Angela Rye. She gives it straight up with no chaser.

  • Dr.Rue

    She's beautiful - never heard of her before.