Rapper and social justice activist Killer Mike was forced to delay the planned reopening of his Atlanta barbershop after it was hit by stray bullets over the weekend.
The streets of Atlanta have been turned into a war zone by out-of-towners fleeing their locked down blue states. Gang bangers are drawn to the area by the wide open atmosphere and packed nightclubs and restaurants.
The "Run The Jewels" rap star had been preparing to welcome customers back to his SWAG barbershop, but he had to rethink his plans after the property was riddled with bullets following a nearby shootout between a group of men.
The store has since had its windows boarded up and the broken glass cleared away until they can be repaired. Killer Mike, real name Michael Render, took to Instagram to share his outrage over the incident.
"It was not a personal attack but it was black men who cud not shoot for s**t shooting at one another," he wrote.
Mike went on to admit he is more frustrated about the senseless violence that continues to take place on the streets of his native city. He used his post to send a message to those involved.
"Please consider what would have happened if one of y'all actually hit one another," he continued. "The jail, the lawyer fees, the funeral cost and two black families loss. I'm glad y'all cud not hit the side of a barn with a shot gun cuz this am y'all all are alive [sic]."
He also expressed his thanks to local community members and police for helping with the clean up effort, and promised to reopen the SWAG Shop as soon as possible.
Authorities have yet to identify any suspects in the shooting, according to TMZ.
Wendy Williams' ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, is giving Kenya Moore's ex, Marc Daly, some competition.
Daly, who recently filed for divorce from Moore, owns and operates a restaurant in Brooklyn.
Now comes word, that Hunter is opening an Italian restaurant in downtown Brooklyn named Loreto.
"Time to work on MY LEGACY!!" he wrote in the caption of a video of the restaurant's exterior on Twitter.com. "For a kid from Brownsville Brooklyn this is a dream come true. To be apart [sic] of an amazing team to create something so extraordinary."
"I look forward to nothing but success," Hunter added. "Continue to thank God for the blessings."
Sources say the seed money for the new restaurant came from his ex-wife and silent partner, Wendy, 56. The two were spotted having lunch together after he attended Wendy's mother's funeral.
Hunter, 48, described Loreto as "exquisite high end Italian cuisine" and said he will host a soft opening on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.
Hunter's announcement comes days after Williams' documentary, "Wendy Williams: What a Mess!," premiered to high ratings on Lifetime Television.
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While most celebrities join OnlyFans to make ends meet, R&B singer Sammie has launched his own line of scented candles.
"I launched a candle line in February, and we're having a grand opening on November 1 in Georgia," he told Page Six Style. "It's called Simply Naked Candle Co., and we have five scents: Indigo, Pure Love, Peace, Honey and All Night. I never just wanted to be a singer, songwriter, performer; I've always wanted to tackle entrepreneurship in all realms. I look up to the Diddys and Jay-Zs of the world."
The former child star debuted his first single, "I Like It" at age 12. Now 33, Sammie is focused on living healthy and using natural skin and hair products.
"I've done some campaigns with Mielle, so I keep my beard and hair moisturized with [their] organic products," the crooner said of his grooming regimen. "Soap and water does not do any harm to me, so I just add on coconut oil and prayer. Just staying at peace ... I really don't be tripping about nothing, so I think that's what helps my skin and hair grow the way it does, no filter."
Added Sammie, "I use rosemary mint oil by Mielle for my beard. I just pick it out every morning, use some olive oil in there and I go out flourishing in the world."
Sammie's fifth studio album, Such is Life, is out now and he's writing a book titled "Good to Know" to "let women know the mindset of a man."
Watch Sammie's "I Like It" music video featuring Lloyd and N-Toon.
A loyal reader requested today's Morning Wood. He is Andre Tunstall, owner & President of LUXE Menswear STL. In addition to being a successful entrepreneur, Mr. Tunstall is also a model and personal stylist.
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Andre shares motivational notes with his faithful followers on Instagram, such as this one:
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