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The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial surprised everyone by asking to rewatch the drone video footage that the prosecution allegedly withheld from the defense.
According to Fox News, the request by the jury was not "unexpected" for a complicated case.
Late Tuesday, the jury retired for the night after failing to reach a verdict. Two jurors allegedly withheld their verdicts out of fear of public "backlash".
Rittenhouse's legal team filed a motion for a mistrial late Tuesday after they learned the prosecution had a high-definition video of Rittenhouse shooting the first victim.
The defense argued that the high-def video was not given to them until Friday or Saturday.
On Wednesday morning, the jury halted deliberations again to request they be allowed to rewatch the drone footage of the August 25, 2020 shooting of Antifa protester Joseph Rosenbaum.
The prosecution explained to Judge Bruce Schroeder why the copy of drone footage was "compressed" which caused the video to be blurred.
Assistant District Attorney James Kraus claimed he sent the high-definition video footage to one of Rittenhouse's attorneys. He claims the video was "compressed" by the lawyer's Android phone.
Evidence is usually emailed between attorneys via Dropbox.
Watch the video below.
The prosecutor in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial claims the teenager lost his right to self-defense because he carried a gun.
State prosecutor Thomas Binger told the jury:
"You lose the right to self-defense when you're the one who brought the gun... When you're the one creating the danger. When you're the one provoking other people."
Rittenhouse is on trial for killing two armed Antifa activists who charged at him during the Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020.
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Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, carried a borrowed AR-15 rifle while protecting a car dealership during the riots.
Judge Bruce Schroeder allowed the jury to consider lesser charges during closing arguments on Monday. However, he dismissed the charge that the teen was unlawfully carrying a weapon.
Wisconsin law states that anyone under 18 who carries a dangerous weapon is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Rittenhouse faces 5 additional charges, including intentional homicide and recklessly endangering safety.
Closing arguments are still underway at this hour.
Watch the closing arguments live below.
Kim Kardashian and her four children have arrived to Kanye West's DONDA album listening party in Atlanta -- but Kanye is still not in the building.
The event started at 8 p.m. It's 9:28 p.m. and the crowd is growing restless inside the sold-out Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta, as fans await Kanye's appearance at his album listening party.
Not much is going on. The crowd has been chanting and cheering whenever a vehicle arrives at the stadium.
Watch the full listening party below.
Kwame Brown and Tommy Sotomayor are waging a war of words on YouTube. They both claim one is using the other for Internet fame.
Brown, who played in the NBA for 12 seasons, gained Internet fame for responding to his critics in YouTube videos.
He took offense when Sotomayor said, "I'm the one that helped you start your YouTube career."
Brown insists other people helped him get started on YouTube. He said he exchanged texts with Sotomayor maybe twice in the past year. "How did we become such good friends?" Brown asked sarcastically. "Its almost like you want to stand on my shoulders."
Sotomayor responded to Brown's rant on his livestream. Watch the videos below.
Jeannie Mai-Jenkins took questions from her YouTube subscribers during a livestream on April 29, titled "Let's Talk About The Wedding."
As you know, Jeannie and rapper Jeezy (Jay Jenkins) recently tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony for family and friends at their near Atlanta home.
In her livestream, she wore the same pajamas that she changed into after her wedding ceremony.
Viewers couldn't help but notice Jeannie's immodesty in her livestream. Jeannie explained that her boobs kept popping out of her pajama top because her Fabletics bra is "a little too small for me."
In response to the question about her co-hosts, Jeannie explained that the guest list was restricted to people she and Jeezy knew personally.
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She said Jeezy had a guest list of people that were "so special to him", but they weren't invited because they didn't know her personally.
Then she tried to clean it up by stating the guest list was kept small due to "Covid restrictions" in Atlanta (there are no Covid restrictions in Georgia).
Jeannie also said her co-hosts were among the first to know about the wedding because she called them and informed them beforehand.
She said everyone will be invited to her and Jeezy's second wedding -- including her co-hosts and others outside of her inner circle.
Question: Would you go to a co-worker's second wedding if you weren't invited to the first nuptials?
Watch as Jeannie answers the question about her wedding guests below. The FULL video is here.
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Fans of rapper DMX, aka Dark Man X, lined the streets outside Brooklyn's Barclay Center where his star-studded memorial is being held.
DMX's casket arrived on the back of a monster truck escorted by bikers and record label executives wearing Ruff Ryders gear.
The rapper, real name Earl Simmons, died on April 9 at age 50 from a heart attack after an apparent drug overdose.
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DMX's family and friends will be in attendance at his Celebration of Life ceremony on Saturday at 4 pm ET. The memorial service is closed to the public, but fans can view the ceremony live on his YouTube channel here.
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A second celebrity tribute to DMX will be broadcast live on BET Sunday at 2:30 pm ET from a church in New York City.
Tune into the livestream here.
ESPN fired NBA analyst and Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce for attending a maskless party on his day off over the Easter weekend.
The Instagram live video shows the 43-year-old married father-of-three drinking at a party with exotic dancers.
The video shows Pierce getting a back rub from one busty dancer while another scantily clad woman was seen twerking on the floor behind him.
The room was full of ball players being entertained by the women.
"Oh my god," said a friend who watched Pierce's live-stream of the party. Pierce urged one absent dancer to fall through.
"Monica, you should be here. You could make some money, girl. Stop playing," he said.
None of the partygoers wore face masks. One vlogger suggested that the corporate media -- "Wanting to control athletes" -- will "demonize" Pierce for declining to comply with the political agenda.
The news that ESPN terminated Pierce's employment was first reported by Front Office Sports on Monday. Reps for Pierce declined to comment on Pierce's departure.
Pierce led the Celtics to an NBA title in 2008. He was named NBA MVP that season.
He joined ESPN full-time in 2018 after retiring from the NBA in 2017. Pierce was a regular on ESPN's sports programs, "NBA Countdown" and Rachel Nichols' show "The Jump."
On Monday night, he posted a video of himself laughing on Twitter with the message: "Big things coming soon stay tuned make sure u smile. #Truthshallsetufree."
Watch the response video below.
Comedienne, actress and "Windy City Live" contributor Erica Faye Watson has died. She was 48.
The Chicago native's brother said she died Saturday after she was diagnosed with Covid-19. Her cause of death was not confirmed by a coroner, but Watson was morbidly obese.
Morbid obesity is a risk factor for Covid-19, along with respiratory disorders (such as asthma); heart disease, diabetes, smoking and HIV.
Watson died in Jamaica where she moved during the Covid-19 breakout in the United States in 2020.
She was a contributor on ABC7's Windy City Live, and appeared in the Oscar nominated film "Precious" and “ChiRaq."
"Erica was loved and adored by just so many people. She had such a vibrant, vivacious spirit," her agent, April Williams, told WBBM. "I really hope and am praying that she knew what a gem to Chicago she was and how proud we were of her."
She also hosted "Night Cap with Erica" as "Miss Poundcakes" on her YouTube channel. She talked about Black Americans who have made their exit from America and moved to Jamaica permanently on her "BLAXIT to Jamaica" episode (see below) and join their private BLAXIT Facebook group.
Rappers Scrappy and Bambi are expecting baby number three. The announcement was made on Instagram over the weekend.
The announcement came as a surprise to fans who didn't know they were still together after all these years.
Bambi and Scrappy have two minor children together. They seem happy despite their many spats and breakups over the years.
The "Money in the Bank" rapper met Bambi on the set of "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta" in 2012 when he was dating Erica Dixon.
Scrappy, a 37-year-old Capricorn, and Bambi, a 35-year-old Pisces, wed in 2017.
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They have come a long way since then. Remember how masculine Bambi used to be? Now She's as soft and feminine as a pillow princess.
Dare I say Bambi is submissive, obedient and minds her manners?
In a livestream video shared on the "Newborn Arrival" YouTube channel, Scappy and Bambi are the picture of domestic bliss.
One secret to their happiness is that Scappy's mom is very involved with her grandchildren. You know if Grammy is at the house every day her son will be on his best behavior.
During the livestream, Bambi laughed out loud when a viewer asked, "What did you do to him to make him stay faithful?"
She responded, "First of all, that's a crazy question to ask somebody."
But Scrappy had the best answer: "Let God deal with him."
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The brother of rapper Uzzy Marcus is in police custody after allegedly live-streaming himself alongside the dead bodies of a woman and a teenage girl.
According to police, Raymond Michael Weber, 29, is being held without bond at the Solano County Jail on two counts of murder.
Weber is the older brother of Marcus Weber, who goes by the stage name Uzzy Marcus, CBS13 reports.
Officers responded to 911 calls from a Vacaville, Ca., military housing complex on Sunday, Jan. 31, after a neighbor said that Raymond was on Instagram Live holding a gun -- with two motionless female bodies in his apartment. The woman and a teenage girl appeared to have been shot to death.
When police arrived, Weber -- who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for various felonies including domestic battery - had barricaded himself inside his apartment with the dead bodies.
SWAT and the negotiations team failed to convince Weber to turn himself in. But officers managed to take him into custody "after a brief struggle - during which an officer utilized a taser".
The victims, aged 27 and 15, were found dead inside the apartment. Their identities have not been released.
in 2014, Raymond's then-16-year-old brother Antoine Weber was suspected of killing Raymond's girlfriend, 19-year-old Nicole Duarte, and they believed that Raymond was at the scene at the time of the murder.
Antoine later pleaded no contest to the alleged crime, local ABC News affiliate ABC10 reports.