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Pleasure P Rocked With Child Molestation Allegations; Singer Denies Claims

Singer Pleasure P, who disbanded from the successful group Pretty Ricky to pursue a solo career in 2007, is being rocked by rumors this week.

Even though he just received word of his first Grammy nomination as a solo artist, it's being overshadowed by a child molestation scandal.

According to court documents leaked to the web recently, the singer
(real name: Marcus Romone Cooper) was a defendant in a child
molestation case that took place in early 2006, and has been trying to
keep it quiet ever since.

A woman named Laura Goldstein (@AGoldsteinGirl),
who claims to be Pleasure P's attorney's daughter, brought the scandal
to light via a series of Twitter posts, photos of court documents, and
admission from trial witnesses.

(Check out the documents right here)

In the court documents, a man named Marcus Cooper was apparently
restrained from unsupervised visits with a 3-year-old boy and
4-year-old girl after inappropriately touching them.

Goldstein claims the singer had hired her father to get the records
"sealed" and to file an injunction against members of Pretty Ricky,
barring them from discussing the case. However, she claims he never
paid her father and started threatening her family.

"My dad was being paid to cover it up, but they owe my dad a lot of
money and now they don't want to pay him," she wrote on Twitter. "I
first overheard my dad say that it was someone famous, but I found out
who he was talking about. This guy Pleasure P got kicked out of a group
because he was hiding that he was a child molester ... His managers or
whatever hired my dad to keep it quiet, so he could get a record deal.

"The guy, Pleasure P, molested a 4-yr-old [sic] child and was about
to molest another one when the police came and saved the child ... Now,
the truth is out. They're threatening my family and telling my dad he's
going to get sued," another tweet read.

Pleasure P has released a public statement denying the
validity of the claims, calling them "100% false" and saying the
alleged leaked documents "forgeries."

"All of the recent rumors and accusations that are being circulated
about me are 100% false. They are disgusting and vile; and they are
being spread by individuals with their own sick agendas," Pleasure P
said in a public statement. "The purported documents that are also
being circulated are forgeries. I have never met or known anyone by the
name of 'AGoldstein' or Laura Goldstein or Ashley Goldstein, which I
believe are fictitious names. I have never been represented by an
attorney named Goldstein. For someone to go to such depths to
assassinate my character and slander my good name is truly criminal. My
attorneys are investigating this matter and will take all necessary and
appropriate action to protect my name and reputation."

Members of his former group Pretty Ricky have not commented on the
rumors. However, the group, via a statement, did confirm that Pleasure
P was booted from the group as revealed by Goldstein.

"Unfortunately due to Pleasure P's lawyer filing an injunction
against us from speaking, we are not at liberty to speak about the
case," the group said in a statement on their official website.
"However we will let it be known that we did kick him out of the group,
he did not leave on his own free will."

The the "Notice of Hearing" papers from the 2006 trial, it's been
revealed that the subject of molestation was actually Cooper's own
nephew.

Pretty Ricky member, Spectacular, replied to one of Goldstein's
tweets, shocked by the revelation of the scandal. "WOW! Who told you
that!?? That was sealed," he wrote.

A source that claimed to be close to he family send a letter over to gossip website, NecoleBitchie.com, shedding more light into the case.

"When he was 16 going on 17, he was left alone with his niece and
nephew with whom he touched and penetrated with fingers on several
occasions. His aunt noticed his niece complaining of her genital area
hurting, when asked what happened she replied 'Uncle Marcus keeps
touching me and he hurt me'. Of course Marcus (Pleasure P) denied the
allegations, but the doctor found signs that she had vaginal damage and
tearing. Charges were then pursued by the State of Florida," a portion
of the letter read.

"The incident happened in 2004 going into 2005. He served like 8
months rehab and community service by time the trial came up. Marcus
accepted a plea with the State of Florida and Joseph Smith, who is the
caregiver of the niece and nephew which Marcus 'Pleasure P' Cooper
molested. (sic) These are not the only papers filed against him. These
are the first of 3. As part of the plea agreement Marcus plead guilty
and paid an 'undisclosed amount' to remain free and have the records
'sealed' and on the family level for them to remain quiet and not to
speak publicly about it."

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Nicki Minaj Cancels Tour Stop Due To Technical Difficulties

Nicki Minaj is feeling “gutted” and “heartbroken” after she was forced to cancel a tour stop in show in Bratislava, Slovakia Friday (Feb. 22) due to technical difficulties, the “Barbie Dreams” rapper said on Instagram.

“I can’t believe my fans sometimes,” Minaj captioned a cascade of videos of her on stage breaking the bad news to fans. “After waiting for hours & hours, they still tried to be understanding.”

The venue didn’t have the electrical capabilities to support a major “technical aspect” of the show and lost power several times in the process, TMZ reports.

“Production was told the building does not have the power to facilitate my lifts,” Minaj explained. “They’d get the show powered up then the breaker would basically trip after a few mins.”

XL Promotion, the company promoting the show in Slovakia, shared a different story on Facebook. “The Winter Stadium of Andrew Nepelu meets all the technical standards and the agency XL Promotion respected all the conditions sent by the production of Nicki Minaj,” reads the post.

The company blamed Minaj for deciding to cancel, and added that they have done a number of “large world productions” for musical acts including Depeche Mode, Lenny Kravitz, One Republic and “many others.” XL Promotion vowed to refund all ticket holders.

Some of Minaj’s loyal Barbz waited up to seven hours before being told that the show was cancelled, according to comments on her Instagram post and tweets from fans.

Minaj said that she felt “horrible” about the whole thing. The Young Money rhymer also promised to “figure out a way,” to come back and make up for the missed performance, which was the second stop on the European leg of her Nicki WRLD Tour featuring Juice WRLD. The jaunt kicked off in Germany Thursday and rolls into Poland on Feb. 24.

Read Minaj's full Instagram post below.

 

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Gutted. Heart broken. I can’t believe my fans sometimes. After waiting for hours & hours, they still tried to be understanding. Production was told the building does not have the power to facilitate my lifts (which don’t only move me below & very VERY high above the stage, but also move all our props, furniture, dancers, band, etc.), our lighting rig, fog, cryo, confetti, movies/visuals. They’d get the show powered up then the breaker would basically trip after a few mins. Juice WRLD & I waited while they did this over & over for 3 hours. Some of my fans came from Austria, Nigeria, etc. I met w/a lot of them & they had the best, sweetest energy. I’m so disappointed. Slovakia, I love you so much & I’ll do everything in my power to get back to you as soon as I can. I think the venue/promo team probably didn’t expect a rap show to have such over the top production. We run the risk of someone getting hurt if we start the show & smthng malfunctions mid-show. Sorry we couldn’t have a great night together. We’ll be in Poland on Sunday @ a building that can facilitate our show. ♥️🙏🏽

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R. Kelly Turns Himself In To Chicago Police On Sexual Abuse Charges

R. Kelly turned himself in to authorities in Chicago Friday (Feb. 22), hours after being charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Kelly, 52, was met by a flood of cameras when he arrived at the precinct. Officers quickly led him away in handcuffs.

The Grammy winner, whose birth name is Robert Kelly, is expected to remain in custody overnight before appearing in court Saturday for a bond hearing, reports the Chicago Tribute.

Earlier in the day, Cook County State Attorney’s Kim Foxx announced charges against the singer who is accused abusing four victims, three of whom are between the ages of 13 and 17, according to a grand jury indictment. Cook County Judge Dennis Porter authorized an arrest warrant for Kelly with no bail amount.

Kelly has claimed innocence for years, amid numerous allegations dating back more than a decade.

Steve Greenberg, Kelly's lawyer, maintained Friday that his client is an "innocent man," and that all of his accusers are "lying."  Greenberg tweeted earlier in the day, that Kelly would be surrendering between 11 p.m. and midnight, at the Area South location.

If convicted on all charges, Kelly faces up to 70 years in prison. See video of his surrender below.

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DESUS & MERO Bring the Brand to Showtime in Their Series Premiere

"Bodega Boys in the building!" That's how Desus Nice and The Kid Mero started the first episode of their new half hour show on Showtime. The "Bodega Boys," as Desus and Mero like to be called, took their comedic talents from Viceland and secured a slot for their talk show on the network. After airing on Thursday night, they posted the full episode on YouTube to give fans and a new live studio audience a look at what they have to offer.

The first episode of their new series did not disappoint. The two comedians represented their roots in the Bronx to the fullest by incorporating the class bodega backdrop as well as inviting none other than Bronx native, and United States Representative for New York,  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as their first guest. The TV personalities greeted the politician with their now famous "yerrr" and managed to keep things light by bonding over the memes they receive from Twitter users while also managing to keep things serious as they talked about AOC's come up.

In the debut of the show, Ocasio-Cortez made the trip back to the Bronx to chat with the former Guy Code cast members, but the "Bodega Boys" also made a trip down to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. During the trip to D.C. Desus and Mero presented the member of the Democratic Party with a flag of Puerto Rico, representing her roots, and they also were able to meet representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashan Tlaib of Minnesota and Michigan, respectively.

"Am I a gentrifier?" Ocasio-Cortez asked. "No! How are you a gentrifier? You moved from the Bronx to D.C.!" Mero responded.

Ocasio-Cortez's presence on the show wasn't the only highlight of the first episode. Desus and Mero have added a new element to their talk show, which are skits. The skit the two debuted on their talk show poked fun at the controversial Oscar-nominated film, Green Book. Before presenting the skit, Desus described the film as being, "basically just Friday with racism."

The skit features Mero playing the role of the white driver, Tony Lip, while Desus plays the role of the Black pianist. Throughout the entirety of the skit, Desus and Mero show how they feel "Green Book" was made to make white people feel as if they weren't racist in a time where racism was quite obviously prevalent.

"Wait, there's another one of these movies? What is wrong with you people? Please leave us alone. It's not our job to make white people feel better about race stuff," was a fake quote about the movie included in the skit.

Catch DESUS & MERO on Showtime every Thursday night at 11! You won't want to miss out.

 

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