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Cardi B is being canceled after she admitted paying $5,000 to have two female bartenders assaulted in 2018.

Cardi B pled guilty to two misdemeanor assault charges on Thursday. She was ordered to perform just 15 hours of community service.

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Industry insiders are shocked that a convicted felon with known gang affiliations walked free with only 15 hours of community service after paying to have two Black women assaulted.

The two victims, who are sisters, told police the Bronx rapper sent her goons to assault them while they served drinks at a Queens, NY strip club in 2018.

According to the two siblings, Cardi B was furious because her cheating husband, Offset, slept with one of the women.

Black Twitter dragged Cardi B by her edges after she pled guilty to assault and accepted a plea deal on Thursday.

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"Cardi b has no allegiance to women," one Twitter user wrote.

Another person said Cardi B "Belongs in prison but won't see any punishment."

A third person tweeted: "Don't worry, though, she will never see the inside of a jail for drugging and robbing (and possibly raping) men. She'll still be considered a hero for that."

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Cardi B avoided prison time after pleading guilty to paying $5,000 to have two strip club bartenders beat up in 2018.

The 29-year-old Bronx rapper was charged in connection with an alleged assault on two female bartenders.

As part of her plea agreement, Cardi B admitted to paying an associate $5,000 to beat up the two women, TMZ reported.

Cardi B pleaded guilty Thursday to two misdemeanors, third-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Other charges were dropped in light of the plea deal.

Jury selection was set to begin Friday and the trial would have started on Monday. Cardi faced 10 years in prison if convicted.

The 2 women told police that Cardi B accused one of them of sleeping with her husband, promiscuous rapper Offset.
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The victims say Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, directed her posse of female goons to assault them.

The victims claimed that Cardi B and her entourage "threw bottles at them" causing minor injuries.

She agreed to 15 days of community service. If she fails to complete the community service, she will spend 15 days in jail.

The rapper appeared in court with two co-defendants, who also pleaded guilty to their roles.

All three women agreed to stay away from the victims.

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A Miami woman named Tupac Shakur was arrested for assaulting an elderly man outside a Hialeah hospital on Tuesday.

According to a police report, obtained by CBS News, the incident happened outside Hialeah Hospital.

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The story went viral because Shakur, 34, shares the same name as iconic rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur who was fatally shot in 1996 at age 25 in Las Vegas.

Police say Shakur, who is homeless, beat an elderly man with a baseball bat while he sat on a bench, WPLG reported.

The victim told police Shakur walked up and began beating him "several times" with the bat around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The elderly man snatched the bat away from her and ran inside the hospital. The woman pursued him inside and told hospital workers she was the one being assaulted.

After reviewing security footage, Hialeah police located Shakur later Tuesday night and arrested her.

The victim suffered several minor injuries but refused medical treatment. He told police he recognized Shakur from previous incidents around the hospital.

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Eric Holder, the suspect accused of killing Nipsey Hussle, was assaulted in jail and was unable to attend his murder trial on Tuesday.

According to reports, Eric Holder was badly beaten after he left a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday.

The extent of Holder's injuries weren't revealed. He was treated for his injuries, but his day in court was canceled on Tuesday.

"Based on some unforeseen circumstances that are no fault of parties here, we won't be in session today," Judge H. Clay Jacke announced in court on Tuesday.

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Holder is accused of fatally shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle on March 31, 2019 in the South Central Los Angeles shopping center the rap mogul owned.

Bryannita Nicholson, 35, who drove Holder to the shopping center that day, testified last week that she heard gunshots ring out moments after Holder got out of the car.

She said Holder soon returned to the car. "I was like, 'What happened?,'" Nicholson testified. "He said, 'You talk too much. I ought to slap you.' And he was just like, 'Drive! Drive!'" she said.

Closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday but could continue into Thursday. Holder has pleaded not guilty. He faces life in prison if convicted.

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A fan was ejected from an arena in Dallas after he reportedly shoved Chris Paul's mother in front of his children.

The incident happened on Sunday during Game 4 of the Mavericks-Suns NBA playoff series at the American Airlines Center.

The fan got into an altercation with the Phoenix Suns star's mom in the stands. Paul's mother was sitting next to his wife and their children behind the Suns' bench when the fan shoved her without provocation.

Cell phone video shows team officials holding Paul back before security removed the fan from the arena.

An outraged Chris Paul took to Twitter to voice his frustration over the incident late Sunday.

He tweeted: "Wanna fine players for saying stuff to the fans but the fans can put they hands on our families... f--k that!!"

The Dallas Mavericks issued a statement on Sunday.

"The Dallas Mavericks are aware of an incident between a fan and the family of Chris Paul. It was unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. The Mavericks, along with American Airlines Center, swiftly removed the fan from today's game."

Paul fouled out of the game with just 5 points in the Suns' 111-101 loss to the Mavs. The best-of-seven series is now tied 2-2. Game 5 is on Tuesday in Phoenix.

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Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle cracked jokes about Chappelle's attacker at a super secret comedy show on Thursday night in Los Angeles.

Chappelle was tackled by knife-wielding Isaiah Lee, 23, during his comedy set at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday.

As you know, Rock was slapped by former A-list actor Will Smith during the Oscar Awards on March 27.

The two comedians joked about the incidents at a secret show at The Comedy Store club attended by Kim Kardashian, Sean Combs, and Mos Def.

"At least you got smacked by someone of repute!" Chappelle told Rock. "I got smacked by a homeless guy with leaves in his hair."

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Rock snapped back: "I got smacked by the softest n---a that ever rapped."

Twitter was not amused by Rock's jokes.

One Twitter user wrote: "If you got slapped by someone who was "soft", then what does that make you??? It's giving marshmallow, Charmin ultra-soft face a**."

Another Twitter user wrote: "Boooooo that's a trash a** joke try again cuz you still end up getting smacked so if Will is soft then what are you? [sic]"

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The Los Angeles County district attorney declined to file felony charges against the man who attacked Dave Chappelle onstage on Tuesday.

Isaiah Lee, 23, was arrested by LAPD after he tackled the 48-year-old comedian during his set at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night.

Chappelle was performing as part of the "Netflix Is a Joke" festival when Lee rushed onstage. Police say he was armed with a replica gun with a knife blade inserted in the barrel.

Chappelle was not injured.


Lee was roughed up by security and suffered a dislocated shoulder, a swollen eye and facial lacerations. He was transported to a hospital for treatment, then booked on an assault with a deadly weapon charge. He is being held on $30,000 bond.

Despite being armed with a deadly weapon, the country district attorney's office said "the evidence as presented did not constitute felony conduct."

The case was referred to the Los Angeles attorney for possible misdemeanor charges instead.

A spokesperson for Chappelle said he is cooperating fully in the investigation, and he won't let it overshadow the record-breaking performance at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Update: A man who rushed comedian Dave Chappelle during his comedy set at the Hollywood Bowl suffered a broken arm and other injuries. The incident happened during Chappelle's set at the Netflix Is A Joke Festival on Tuesday night.

Several videos circulating online show a man rush Chappelle and tackle him to the stage before running behind the curtain where he was subdued by security and a few of Chappelle's friends.

According to reports, the man was kicked and punched by security before he was taken to a hospital on a gurney. The man is now in police custody at the hospital.

The LAPD confirmed a man was arrested at the Hollywood Bowl and that he was armed with a replica gun "that can eject a knife blade" when discharged.

"It was a trans man," said Chappelle, in reference to his jokes about transgender people in his Netflix specials.
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According to Stephanie Wash, a journalist for ABC News, Chappelle was joined onstage by fellow comedian Chris Rock, who had performed earlier.

Rock joked, "Was that Will Smith?" in reference to the infamous slapping incident at the Oscar Awards in March.

In a video, Jamie Foxx told Chappelle, "N——, I thought that was part of the show, I didn't know what the f——k."

Chappelle then joked "I grabbed the back of that n—— head. His hair was spongy. Absorbent."

Foxx added: "For every comedian who comes out here, this means everything. You're a genius. You're a legend, I enjoyed myself thoroughly, and we're not going to let nothing happen to you."

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Oscars producer Will Packer (left) caught heat for telling Will Smith to stay in the theater after he assaulted presenter Chris Rock (right) during the 2020 Oscars.

According to TMZ, Packer walked up to Smith during a commercial break and told him, "We do not want you to leave."

On Friday, Packer appeared on "Good Morning America" and said The Slap "sucked the life" out of the room.

"It was like somebody poured concrete in that room. It sucked the life out of that room and it never came back," he said.

Packer said he told Rock the LAPD wanted to know if Rock wanted Smith arrested, but Rock said he did not.

"I was advocating what Rock wanted in that time, which was not to physically remove Will Smith," Packer said.

Packer confirmed that officers wanted to arrest Smith on the spot, but Rock asked them not to.

Packer also claimed Rock wanted Smith to stay. However, sources tell TMZ that's a lie.

Packer told GMA it was Rocks' decision to keep Smith in the theater. But 3 well-placed sources who were in the theater told TMZ the Academy never asked Smith to leave and Smith never refused to leave.

"Chris told Packer 'I'm not pressing charges. All I want to do is leave.' He was never asked if he wanted Will removed. This is the Academy covering itself."

TMZ reports that Smith's lawyers are preparing to beg the Academy not to suspend him or revoke his membership during an upcoming hearing on April 18.

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in 2020, Rock revealed he was diagnosed with nonverbal learning disorder (NVLD), causing him to have difficulty understanding social cues and "non-verbal signals."

He said 80 percent of communication is nonverbal, "and all I understand are the words."

The TikTok video below shows Rock looking sad and confused as he struggles to process what happened after Smith slapped him.

@randomtvclipz he did a good job staying composed. #chrisrock #willsmith #oscars ? Bubblegum by Clairo - Jem

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Academy Award officials allegedly lied about telling Will Smith to leave after he assaulted presenter Chris Rock onstage during the 2022 Oscars.

However, during an appearance on Good Morning America on Thursday, The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg insists Smith was asked to leave.

Goldberg, an Academy Governor, said officials didn't want Smith forcibly removed because he is bipolar and they feared he was having a "manic episode". Goldberg said they didn't want him struggling with officers.

It is the first time anyone has mentioned Smith is bipolar.

Smith's damage control team went into overdrive when executives with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) said Smith refused to leave the Dolby Theater following his unprovoked attack on Rock.
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Publicists emphatically tell TMZ that Smith was never asked to leave the Oscars after he slapped Rock for joking about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss.

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In fact, says TMZ, the opposite is true — he was told by the producer of the Oscars that he could stay and enjoy himself after assaulting a presenter.

According to TMZ, Academy officials got into heated discussions with Smith's reps backstage. TMZ claims some officials wanted Smith booted from the theater, while others wanted him to stay.

According to sources, Oscars producer Will Packer walked up to Smith during a commercial break and told him he could stay. Packer and an Academy official reportedly told Smith, "We do not want you to leave."

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Packer spoke with Smith around 35 minutes after The Slap, according to TMZ's sources. Smith won the Best Actor Award 5 minutes later.

On Wednesday, as the outrage grew in Hollywood, the Academy came under pressure to take a strong stand against Smith.

That's when the Academy released the statement saying Smith took an aggressive stance and refused to leave the building.

Members of the Academy's Governors Awards agreed to vote on disciplinary action against Smith in the next meeting on April 18.

Question: Who do you believe?

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Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) were surprised to learn that actor Will Smith was asked to leave the building after slapping presenter Chris Rock.

Smith walked onstage and slapped Rock after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss during the 2022 Oscars Awards on March 27.

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After slapping Rock, Smith returned to his seat and screamed profanity, as the room full of well-heeled superstars sat in stunned silence.

The Academy issued a statement acknowledging that Smith refused to leave the building when asked - and that they should have handled the situation differently (by forcing him to leave).

"While we would like to clarify that Mr. Smith was asked to leave the ceremony and refused, we also recognize we could have handled the situation differently," the Academy said on Wednesday.

Members attended an urgent Zoom meeting of the AAMPAS' Board of Governors on Wednesday to decide whether to pursue disciplinary action against the Oscar winner.

They were shocked to learn that Smith was asked to leave the building but he refused and sat in the front row with his wife for another 45 minutes before receiving the Best Actor Oscar.

"It was a real shocker," one insider told Deadline.com.

More than 50% of the board - including Whoopi Goldberg and Steven Spielberg - voted for some form of disciplinary action - including suspension or expulsion from the Academy.

The actual vote will take place in April.

Consistent with the Academy's Standards of Conduct, as well as California law, Smith will be given at least 15 days' notice of a vote regarding his violations and sanctions. He will have the opportunity to be heard beforehand by means of a written response.


Will Smith's criminal history resurfaced online, days after he assaulted comedian Chris Rock onstage during the 2022 Oscar Awards on Sunday.

According to MTO News, the Men In Black star's criminal history includes a brutal attack on a Philadelphia man that left him nearly blind in 1989.

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According to police, the young rapper was involved in a verbal dispute with record promoter William Hendricks that turned violent when Smith allegedly ordered his bodyguard to attack him.

The producer was left with a fracture of his left eye orbit and was hospitalized.

Smith was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and criminal conspiracy.

Fortunately for the rapper, all charges were dropped after Smith paid the producer's medical bills.

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"Will had to spend a night in the cell at the West Philadelphia police station with other inmates waking him up all night long and asking for his autograph," an insider tells the National Enquirer. "It was the worst night of his life. He wants to forget it ever happened."

Smith refused to take responsibility in a 2005 interview, saying:

"It wasn't my fault. That's what they all say! But it wasn't my fault. This is back in Philly. One of my buddies beat up this dude, and I was there. That's my story and I'm sticking to it."

Smith won his first Oscar Award for his role as Serena and Venus Williams' father in King Richard on Sunday.

According to insiders, the Academy will ask the disgraced actor to return the golden statuette because "the punishment must fit the crime" and "bad behavior will not be rewarded by the Academy."

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Will Smith apologized to Chris Rock 24 hours after he stormed onstage at the Oscar Awards and slapped the comedian for joking about Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss.

It isn't clear if Rock accepted the disgraced actor's apology.

But one person who didn't accept Smith's apology is Rock's brother, Tony Rock.

When a Twitter user asked Tony whether he accepted the apology, Tony replied, "No."

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When asked by another user if they were planning to "fight fire with fire" or take "the professional route," Tony responded, "It's on bro."

Tony said that "Mama Rock" hits harder than Smith when asked who packs a stronger punch, Jada or Will. He also dismissed the rumors that The Slap was fake.

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Chris Rock saw a surge in ticket sales for every stop on his "Ego Death" comedy tour. Third party ticket sellers snapped up most of the tickets at $46 each.

One third party seller still had 300 tickets available to Rock's Fox Theater show in Atlanta at $145 each on Tuesday.

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Chris Rock's "Ego Death" comedy show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta is the hottest ticket in town.

Rock's Fox Theater show on July 29 in Atlanta sold out a day after he was assaulted by Will Smith onstage at the 2022 Oscar Awards.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Rock's Atlanta show saw a surge in ticket sales on Monday - a day after he was assaulted by Smith, who won his first-ever Oscar for his role in King Richard.


Ticket prices surged from $49.50 to $135 before fees, according to AJC.com.

Third party ticket sellers sold the bulk of the tickets between Sunday night and Monday. Stubhub has 300 tickets still available for Rock's Atlanta show at inflated prices.

TickPick, another third-party ticket seller, told AJC.com it sold more tickets to Rock's show in 2 days than it did in the past month.

Rock's last appearance in Atlanta at the Fox Theater was in 2017. He hosted three sold out shows, according to AJC.com.

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Jada Pinkett Smith finally responded after her husband, Will Smith assaulted comedian Chris Rock onstage during the 2022 Oscar Awards ceremony on Sunday.

Pinkett Smith took to Instagram on Tuesday - a day after Oscar winner Will Smith apologized to Rock for slapping him when he joked about Pinkett Smith's hair loss.

In an Instagram post, she wrote, "This is a season for healing and I'm here for it."

Her post comes as the uproar over Smith's shocking behavior continues to rage on social media.

Among the comedians commenting on The Slap was Steve Harvey, who suggested Smith slapped Rock onstage in front of millions of people because he knew the Oscars presenter couldn't retaliate.

"I understand defending the honor of your wife, I am that dude," Harvey said during Tuesday's Steve Harvey Morning Show. "That joke was not worthy of the reaction. If he was going to have a reaction, I think Will should have done the man thing and stepped toward him afterwards in the press room..."

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Harvey suggested Rock would have reacted differently out of view of the cameras.

"He could've slapped Chris in the press room and see how that went," he said.

Harvey added:

"He laughed at the joke until he saw Jada's reaction... That's a Hollywood move now to go up there on national TV, slap another Black man, turn around your back and walk off, because you know he can't do nothing...

"I know he knows this, 'cause Will been in Hollywood long enough... So, now, to turn your back and walk off? You gon' slap the dude and then turn around and walk off? You know in real life that ain't the way this gon' go."

Smith apologized to Rock in an Instagram post on Monday. The disgraced actor called his behavior "unacceptable and inexcusable".

"Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive," he wrote.

"My behavior at last night's Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally. I deeply regret that my behavior has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us."

Smith continued:

"I would like to apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions are not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness."

Read Smith's full statement below.