Get Your Life Together: Kevin McCall Shot In The Toe
Kevin McCall, Eva Marcille’s baby daddy, l was shot in his foot yesterday and decided to share his injury online. The circumstances around why he got shot have not been revealed, but this weirdo decided to share his bleeding pinky toe injury with folks online, with an attitude like he just was popped in a police shootout.
“I ain’t even gonna shed a tear.”
Of course, Kevin had to get shirtless and take a selfie from the hospital bed.
Shirley Franklin Endorses Mary Norwood Over Keisha Lance Bottoms
Things are getting a little crazy in the Atlanta Mayoral race!
43 years of Democratic leadership in Atlanta will come to an end if Mary Norwood is elected over Keisha Lance Bottoms. The two candidates faceoff in a runoff Tuesday Dec. 5 that could potentially put a white person as Mayor for the first time in over forty years. This week former Mayor Shirley Franklin shocked some folks by endorsing Mary Norwood, the endorsement is being run as part of an ad for Norwood, primarily on black radio. Here’s a transcript via the AJC:
“I’ve endorsed Mary Norwood for mayor. Some people say that endorsement may hurt my legacy, because I’ve endorsed a white woman over a black woman. This election is about character, transparency, and integrity. Not race.
“I’ve worked for mayors Maynard Jackson and Andrew Young, supported Gov. Roy Barnes, and have always fought for civil rights. I am proud to stand with Ceasar Mitchell, Cathy Woolard, John Eaves, Peter Aman, the policemen, the firefighters, and city workers – all who endorsed Mary Norwood for mayor.
“We can’t stand by and do nothing about the corruption and pay-to-play politics at City Hall. We must stand together….”
It’s interesting that Franklin mentions corruption because a lot of Atlanta residents feel she was corrupt during her term because the entire time she was Mayor her family operated a business at the airport. She was also accused of improperly, without council authorization, transferring over 100M improperly. Franklin’s term as Mayor is also remembered negatively because it was on her watch that an innocent 92-year-old woman, Katherine Johnson was killed in her home. After the Eagle Raid occurred, the city had to pay millions of dollars to settle lawsuits. There are also many who point out Franklin’s association with Billy Linville’s firm, reportedly being paid by the Norwood campaign. Soooooo seems kinda crazy that Franklin is the one out here talking about corruption.
On Friday, former Atlanta School Board candidate Charlie Stadtlander provided a 150-page dossier on Norwood. Statlander said after advising Norwood’s campaign earlier this year he refused to continue working with her because she wouldn’t correct financial impropriety.
Here are two short but damning clips from that press conference:
According to AJC reports:
A spokesperson for Norwood said that Stadtlander was fired from the campaign. Stadtlander said that was news to him and later showed reporters a $1,000 check that Norwood had written to his election campaign in July.
With the runoff just days away and polls showing Keisha Lance Bottoms trailing, much of black Atlanta has rallied around Bottoms. Killer Mike spoke out publicly this weekend supporting Bottoms:
Atlanta if you haven’t already gone to the polls, make sure you do!
We’re just ready for President Cheeto Crusty and his orange little Twitter fingers to go. FOREVER. Enough is enough and he tried it YET AGAIN by tweeting out a cringe-worthy tribute to Rosa Parks on the anniversary of the greatest “Nah” ever that sparked endless chaos (and outrage) across Twitter.
Jay Z Gets A Dope Birthday Cake From The Brooklyn Nets
As any fan of Jay Z knows, Shawn Carter was born December 4th. Though it’s not officially the Brooklyn legend’s birthday quite yet, he received a very dope early birthday gift from Brent Yormark and The Brooklyn Nets a couple days early.Roc Nation’s Emory Jones posted a picture on Instagram of a cake that Hov got when he arrived at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, and it’s amazing.
The cake has 5 layers of different Jay Z imagery, with the top 3 being specific to his new album 4:44. There’s one layer of cake on the bottom with pictures from earlier on in his career and intimate details of his life, and then as you move up the cake there’s other important pieces like a Grammy, a Yankees fitted, and a Myrtle Ave sign.
This amazing cake definitely captures a snapshot of a bunch of important moments throughout Jay’s life and whole career. With such a pivotal time in his career since the release of 4:44, it’s very fitting that the rapper get a cake as serious as the huge year he’s having. Happy early Birthday, Hov!
The latest guest to make their way to The Breakfast Club is the lovely Erykah Badu. She came through to talk about her hilarious clap back moments online, which goes into making her online persona different than her in real life. She also talks about how important it is to create moments on stage, and about her gig hosting the Sou Train Awards.
Denzel Washington Is Curious About One Of Drake’s Tattoos
Denzel Washington was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and it seems that he was never previously made aware of Drake’s tattoo of his face. Back in September, the Toronto rapper got his face prominently tattooed among some other good company on his body–like Lil Wayne and Sade–and it appears Jimmy Fallon just showed Washington for the first time.
Not only was Denzel excited and confused about seeing the tattoo, but he was also made curious about where exactly on Drake’s body the tattoo sits. The actor’s initial response to seeing the tattoo: “That’s crazy.”
DL Hughley Tells Angela Yee About Heartbreaking Death Of Son Outside Of Marriage
This one is definitely a doozy.. We’ve long admired DL Hughley for having good sense on top of his great sense of humor, but our respect for the comedian has grown immensely after getting a first-look at his recent taping of “Lip Service with Angela Yee”. BOSSIP obtained a clip where DL tells Angela and her co-hosts about how he fathered a child outside of his marriage who died tragically.
“I remember I got jammed up right,” Hughley told Lip Service.“So I had knocked this chick up, and she had the baby and the baby got killed by her boyfriend. It was a horrible, horrible experience.”
“I had this baby I’m paying for, I’m a boy, I’m scared, I’m married, I’m just starting out my career,” DL recalled during his interview.
“I get a call from my boy and he says “Your son is in the hospital.” And I go and they were Cape Verdean, she was from Cape Verde, so I go to the hospital and this boy was laying the bed and apparently, her boyfriend had shaken him, and damaged him, and I knew one day I would be man enough to tell my woman what had happened. I was so f***ed up.”
DL described how he was eventually unable to keep his secret any long and decided to confess to his wife.
“So finally one day I tell my wife and do you know she told me, she said, ‘I wish you would have told me so we could have gone through that together.”
If you were DL’s wife, would you have responded in the same way? It turns out that the story didn’t end there. Hughley says his son’s mother eventually popped up on him unexpectedly.
“Years later we’re at the airport — remember when you used to be able to go through the airport, you didn’t have to have a ticket and you could meet your family, so one day I go and the girl is there and my wife meets me at the plane. I see her see us and I know she thinks she got me in a trick bag and I say, ‘Baby, this is the girl I had the baby by,’ and my wife said, ‘I’m so sorry for your loss.’
“And I felt so small. Because I was a coward two ways. And it starts to change the way you see stuff. I think when you’re very young, I never felt bad about my inclinations, I have felt bad about the damage that it’s done to the people in my life and I don’t want to be the kind of guy that at the end of your life has broken a lot of people, children and women, and families, and I think a lot of guys feel like that.
Matt Barnes Files Motion To Retrieve Gloria’s Bank Records
Matt Barnes has time to play in court when it comes to his divorce alimony and child support to his ex-wife Gloria Govan. Barnes is alleging that the ex Basketball Wives actress is hiding big bucks after $155,000 mysteriously appeared in her bank account. According to The Blast, Barnes went to court on October 13 to file a motion to compel Govan to hand over bank records so he can find out where the cash came from.
Matt is adamant that Gloria has substantial assets and income she hid during their divorce. Barnes is wants the mother of his twin sons to over production of all income, earnings, bank statements and records. He says she’s failed to provide bank statements from August 2013 – December 2015. Yikes.
Barnes ultimately paid $240 racks in spousal to Gloria total and another $20,000 in child support for the kids per month. Barnes is worth $6.1 million. Their hearing over the matter is scheduled for December.