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Tip "T.I." Harris and his long-suffering wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris avoided the news media by skipping the red carpet at the movie premiere of "Meet The Blacks 2: The House Next Door" at the Regal Cinemas in Los Angeles.

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T.I., 40, and wife Tiny, 45, made sure to avoid the media as they left the theater through a side door. But a BACKGRID photographer was there waiting to grab a quick photo of the camera-shy couple.

The couple reportedly purchased a $3 million Atlanta mansion late last year. The listing was private for the 14,000-square-foot 7-bed, 10-bath mansion which boasts a massive pool, gym, a spa and an outdoor fireplace.

T.I. announced his final album, titled Kill The King, as he prepares to bow out of the rap business to focus on other business endeavors.

The father-of-7 announced the new album at the end of his music video for his single "What It's Come To."

The single is in response to the drama surrounding Atlanta socialite Sabrina Peterson who accused the couple of sexually assaulting her.

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T.I. and Tiny face multiple sexual assault accusations from dozens of women.

After filing a lawsuit against the couple, Sabrina told T.I. she would drop the lawsuit if he apologized publicly.

She also took a lie detector test which showed there was no deception.

Another lawsuit that was filed against T.I. and Tiny in Las Vegas was dropped due to the statute of limitations expiring.

T.I. and Tiny have vigorously denied all allegations through their attorney.

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Acclaimed photographer Chi Modu, known for his famous hip-hop photos, has passed away at age 54.

Chi Modu is renowned for his photos documenting rap music's icons such as Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and others.

The sad announcement was made on his official Instagram page on Saturday: "Our hearts are broken... We continue the fight."

The post didn't share his cause of death or what they meant by "We continue the fight."

Nigerian-born and raised in New Jersey, Chi Modu's best known photographs include an iconic black-and-white image of a shirtless Tupac Shakur with his hands raised to his head while holding a lit cigarette.

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He also photographed Mobb Deep stars Prodigy and Havoc for the cover of their 1995 album, The Infamous.

As director of photography for rap magazine The Source, Chi shot more than 30 covers and numerous photo layouts.

His work also appeared in Rolling Stone magazine and The New York Times.

He published his book of never-before-seen photos, uncategorized, in 2016.

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Sources tell Sandrarose.com that Usher Raymond and his girlfriend Jenn Goicoechea are expecting their second child together.

Usher, 42, and Jenn, 37, are already parents to baby girl Sovereign Bo, who was born in September 2020. The happy couple is pictured shopping in Beverly Hills with their daughter and Usher's son, Usher Raymond V.

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Jenn is VP of A&R at Epic Records. The couple began seeing each other in 2018 when Usher and then-wife, Grace Miguel, announced their separation after 3 years of marriage.

Usher and Jenn took their romance public in 2019 when they were seen together at the Hollywood Bowl.

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User has two sons, Usher V, 13, and Naviyd Eli, 12, by his ex-wife Tameka Foster, a celebrity stylist who previously worked as hair stylist for R&B singer Lauryn Hill.

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Usher's 2004 album Confessions is the fastest-selling R&B album in history. He is credited with helping Justin Bieber's rise to fame with their collaboration song "Somebody To Love."

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Fully vaccinated celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez enjoy the freedom of not wearing masks. Jennifer was spotted heading into a gym in Miami on Thursday morning. The mom-of-two wore silver leggings and a cropped sweater as she got in a workout session with a personal trainer.

CDC director Rochelle Walensky on Thursday said fully vaccinated individuals can remove their masks indoors. Previously, even vaccinated Americans were advised to continue wearing face masks indoors.

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Drake was back at his favorite LA restaurant Craig's in West Hollywood on Thursday. He and a few friends dined late night at Craig's after dropping his 4 fragrance candles line at his favorite restaurants in West Hollywood.

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Singer Chris Brown was spotted hanging out at The Highlight Room with his crew on Thursday night.

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Terrence J and a mystery woman were pictured exiting the Highlight Room in Hollywood on Thursday. Terrence Jenkins, better known as Terrence J, is an American actor, model and entertainment reporter best known as the host of BET's popular music video countdown show 106 & Park from 2006 until 2012. He was the co-anchor of E! News from 2012 to 2015.

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News anchorwoman Robin Roberts was all smiles outside ABC studios in New York City on Thursday.

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Rihanna took us back to the glory days of her music career when she rocked her new short hairstyle at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica.

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Rihanna's ex Drake was all smiles while leaving a late night dinner at Avra's in Beverly Hills.

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Hailey Bieber always looks fly when she's not with her husband, singer Justin Bieber, who is known as a sloppy dresser. The leggy beauty always dresses down when she's with her hubby.

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R&B Singer Christina Milian breastfed her newborn son Kenna during a photoshoot for PrettyLittleThing. Christina wore a Tall Black Satin Frill Hem Longsleeve Short Pyjama Set from the fashion brand PrettyLittleThing.

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Madonna and her 26-year-old boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams walked hand-in-hand at her son David Banda's soccer game in Los Angeles.

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The 62-year-old pop singer played soccer mom as she and Ahlamalik cheered on 15-year-old David from the sidelines. David is pictured at right, wearing a backpack and Adidas flip flops.

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Also in attendance were Madonna's 8-year-old twin girls Stelle and Estere, and 15-year-old daughter Mercy James.

Madonna is a hands on mom who adores her children. She was seen hugging each child after the soccer game, as they walked to their chauffeured car.

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Madonna wore cream pants, a cream vest, a paint-splattered hat and shades. While Williams kept things casual in matching denim jeans and an oversized denim jacket.

The "Material Girl" celebrated Ahlamalik's birthday last week with a touching post on social media. "Happy Birthday My Love... Thank you for opening my eyes. How can I explain how I feel? Let's get Unconscious," she wrote.

Ahlamalik and Madonna recently moved into rapper The Weeknd's Hidden Hills mansion that she purchased for $19.3 million last month.

The 12,500 sq. ft. contemporary farmhouse with nine bedrooms and eleven baths sits on three acres, and boasts a fitness studio, spa room, a home theater and a basketball court for the children.

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Lizzo denied posting "thirst traps" on Instagram for 'likes' and follows. "They're not thirst traps," she said when BACKGRID caught up with her.

The "Good As Hell" singer was insulted when the photog asked if anyone was sliding into her DMs (direct messages) on Instagram.

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"My DMs are full," she insisted. "They're very occupied. But they're not thirst traps. I just look good!"

"If you see me in these streets... I'm just trying to stunt on these ho*s," she laughed.

Lizzo was spotted after dining at Crossroads Kitchen restaurant in Los Angeles, on Monday night.

She wore an oversized pink and white striped dress that accentuated her curves. And, yes, she looked good! She's definitely losing weight.

Keep doing what you're doing, Lizzo!

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Dr. Dre and a mystery woman were spotted arriving for a romantic dinner at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood. The couple was swarmed by paparazzi as they arrived and again when they departed the restaurant.

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The 20-something beauty was scantily dressed in a sheer lace bra with a houndstooth coat and matching leggings, with houndstooth matching heels and a black face mask.

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Dre wore a black hoodie, black jogging pants, white sneakers, a black ball cap and a black mask.

Dre's estranged wife Nicole Young wants to examine the financial records of 3 of Dre's ex-girlfriends to determine how much cash he spent on them while he was married to her.

Nicole says one of the women bought a $2.15 million house with cash in 2019, and she wants to know if Dre provided the cash for the home purchase.

In documents obtained by TMZ, Nicole claims the women's lawyer is trying to delay their depositions until the validity of her prenup is decided by a judge.

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Dr. Dre agreed to pay Young $293,306 monthly until a judge rules on the validity of their prenup, according to TMZ. In addition, he gave her a $2 million one-time payment from his hospital bed when he reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm. The money was for temporary support and she is responsible for paying her attorney's fees.

If you recall, Dre has an ironclad prenup that Nicole wasn't aware of until she filed for divorce in the summer of 2020 after 24 years of marriage.

Nicole claims Dre ripped up their prenup in front of her a few months after they initially tied the knot. Nicole says the delay in seeking depositions from Dre's ex-girlfriends could potentially affect her spousal support.

Nicole's lawyers say any money that flowed from Dre's bank accounts to his extramarital affairs would be community property and Nicole presumably would be entitled to half of the other woman's mansion. Which means she could evict the woman from the premises.

There is also a rumor that Dre and the other woman have a child together -- which explains the extravagant home purchase.

Dre and Nicole share two adult children - son Truice Young, 24, and daughter Truly Young, 20. He also has a plethora of children from previous relationships.

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Lori Harvey was pictured leaving jewelry store XIV Karats in Beverly Hills, where she presumably picked out an engagement ring.

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Lori was spotted wearing black joggers, a grey jersey top, sneakers and a Prada bucket hat with a KN95 face mask as she headed to her Lamborghini.

Bloggers remarked how much weight Lori has packed on lately. The Atlanta socialite's weight gain prompted speculation that she must be pregnant by Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan.

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Later that night, the stepdaughter of comedian and radio host Steve Harvey, was spotted dining out with her mom, Marjorie Harvey, and other family members in Malibu, California.

Mother and daughter wore all black designer outfits with matching designer boots.

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A new prison photo of legendary cocaine kingpin Big Meech surfaced online on Friday.

The photo shows Meech, center, wearing a tank top and shorts while surrounded by hard legs on the prison courtyard

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Although he looks buff and healthy in the photo, the Detroit News reported that Big Meech, 52, suffers from various ailments including hypertension and cardiac problems.

The Black Mafia Family leader, real name Demetrius Edward Flenory, and his brother Terry "Southwest T" Flenory began selling cocaine on the streets of Detroit during their high school years in the late 1980s.

The brothers expanded their drug operation and established cocaine distribution rings in numerous U.S. states.

A two-year federal investigation began after Meech and Terry began to feud over Meech's flashy lifestyle. Terry moved to California and establishing his own drug organization.

In November 2007, the brothers pleaded guilty to running a continuing criminal enterprise. They were sentenced to 30 years in prison each.

Terry was granted an early release in 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Meech was denied early release and is serving out his sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, Oregon.

He is scheduled for release on May 5, 2032, around his 64th birthday.
 

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