Mariah Carey says rumors of an "explosive argument" with Jay Z is not why she allegedly left Roc Nation.
Mariah signed a management deal with Roc Nation after dumping her longtime manager last year. But she is reportedly not pleased with the direction that Jay Z has taken her career.
The mom-of-two took to Instagram on Monday morning to deny reports that she had an "explosive" argument with the father of 5.
"The only "explosive" situation I'd ever "get into" with Hov is a creative tangent, such as our #1 song "Heartbreaker"!! To the people who make up these lies I say "Poof! —Vamoose, sonofa*****"!"
According to The Sun, Mariah abruptly departed Roc Nation after a "heated discussion" with the rap mogul about her future with the company.
An insider said that Carey and Jay-Z's meeting was "explosive" and she stormed out of the meeting. Carey signed with Roc Nation in 2017.
The insider said Mariah "wants nothing more to do with him and has called it quits with Roc Nation."
"She will formally depart in the next few weeks. It is a shame because they had done some great work in the last few years. But this meeting couldn’t have gone much worse."
They say there's a kernel of truth in every rumor.
A DeKalb County businessman has agreed to sell his gas station after a clerk was caught on camera yelling that he hates the Black community.
The incident happened in mid October at a Exxon gas station on Flat Shoals Road in east Atlanta.
A customer filmed the clerk yelling "I don't give a f*&k about the black neighborhood, okay?" The incident caught the attention of activist Joe Jones who organized a protest outside the station that lasted more than 60 days.
"We sent a clear message that we will no longer tolerate disrespect," Jones told CBS 46 News. The owner, Rahim Sivji apologized, but the protests continued because of alleged racist incidents at the same gas station in the past.
"It is, in fact, a privilege to get Black dollars," Jones said.
Sivji told CBS46 he made the decision to sell the store because he feared for his life.
"They tried to put me out of business," Sivji said in a phone call with CBS46. He added that he lost 70% of his revenue due to the protest.
"It got to the point over here where I'm just thinking either its -- I have to save my life or save my store. I said, okay... hell with my store, I want to say my life."
Sivji signed an agreement to sell the gas station with an option for Jones to buy it for $5 million.
Jones launched a GoFundMe page that raised over $2,000 of a $5 million goal.
He is pleased that the owner agreed to sell. "You know, this is a perfect opportunity to take this situation and try to promote, uh, a situation of Black ownership," Jones said.
Trey Songz is accused of scamming his OnlyFans subscribers to fatten his pockets.
The 36-year-old singer is the latest washed-up celebrity to launch an OnlyFans account to make ends meet until the economy rebounds.
According to Rhymeswithsnitch, disgruntled OnlyFans subscribers claim he charged them $100 for a photo of himself in a shower with a female's hand around his neck.
His fans are upset because they wanted to see more. His body wasn't even soapy. One fan wrote: "Trey Songz charged his OF subscribers $100 for this pic. djdndsksks worms for brains!"
Celebrities are going broke amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Paid bookings and club appearances are drying up as clubs and other businesses are forced to close down.
Fans don't mind paying for OnlyFans content, as long as the content is risqué and NSFW. They say a photo of Trey from the chest up is not worth $100 or any price.
Question: Would you pay $100 for a picture of Trey Songz?
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Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie company has been accused of "deceptive marketing". Customers accuse the company of signing customers up to a monthly subscription service "without clearly" disclosing all the terms and conditions.
A complaint has been filed with the Federal Trade Commission and the California District Attorney's office for Santa Cruz County by non-profit watchdog group Truth in Advertising (TINA), WENN.com reports.
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The group alleged Savage X Fenty has been trying to dupe customers by promoting discounts that can only be used once they sign up for the $49.95-a-month VIP subscription.
"It deceptively promotes discounts and product prices that are only available to consumers who are bound to the company's membership program without clearly and conspicuously disclosing this fact in its marketing materials," TINA stated in its complaint.
The watchdog group discovered that when customers use the Savage x Fenty online shop, the VIP membership is automatically added when a customer adds something to the shopping basket.
However, the monthly recurring fee isn't included in the total amount. Shoppers are only made aware of the fee in the site's small print during the checkout process.
Customers have to know to remove the monthly membership from their carts so they can see the normal price of items.
"By default, the company enrolls consumers into a negative option offer known as the Xtra VIP Membership without clearly and conspicuously disclosing all the material terms and conditions, such as needing to take affirmative action every month to avoid recurring monthly charges," the complaint continued.
Emma Tully, a spokesperson for Savage x Fenty, responded via email to CNN business:
"These accusations are false and based on misconceptions of our business. We are proud of our flexible membership program because it allows us to offer unparalleled quality and value to our customers.
"We believe strongly in transparency, which is why we provide multiple disclosures of membership terms throughout the shopping experience, within advertisements, and through our ambassador engagement policies."
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Rapper Mase aired out his former boss, Sean "Puffy" Combs, calling the 50-year-old music mogul a hypocrite over his allegedly unfair business practices.
Mase, whose real name is Mason Betha, called out Combs after the mogul rejected his offer of $2 million for his music publishing.
Mase was one of the biggest artists on Comb's Bad Boy Records label. Among their hit songs was "Been Around the World."
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Mase, 44, responded to Combs receiving the Recording Academy's Salute to Industry Icons award at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. He was annoyed when Combs vowed to give control back to artists.
The "Harlem World" rapper posted a photo of Meek Mill along with a tweet referencing "young Black kids in slave contracts in the music business."
"I heard your #Grammy speech about how u are now for the artist and about how the artist must take back control. So I will be the first to take that initiative," Mase wrote in a lengthy open letter to Puffy on Friday.
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"Your past business practices knowingly has continued purposely starved your artist and been extremely unfair to the very same artist that helped u obtain that Icon Award on the iconic Badboy label. For example, u still got my publishing from 24 years ago in which u gave me $20k. Which makes me never want to work w/ u as any artist wouldn’t after u know someone is robbing you & tarnishing your name when u don’t want to comply w/ his horrendous business model."
Mase went on to describe offering Combs $2 million for his publishing, but Combs rejected his offer.
"To add insult, u keep screaming black excellence and love but I know love isn’t free. So I offered u 2m in cash just a few days ago to sell me back my publishing(as his biggest artist alive) that always show u respect for u giving me an opportunity at 19 yrs old. Your response was if I can match what the EUROPEAN GUY OFFER him that would be the only way I can get it back. Or else I can wait until I'm 50 years old and it will revert back to me from when I was 19 years old. You bought it for about 20k & I offered you 2m in cash. This is not black excellence at all. When our own race is enslaving us. If it’s about us owning, it can’t be about us owning each other. No More Hiding Behind "Love". U CHANGED? GIVE THE ARTIST BACK THEIR $$$. So they can take care of their families."
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