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Notorious K.I.M dropped in June 2000, and was later certified platinum. A year later, Kim released her biggest single, a Grammy-winning remake of La-Belle’s “Lady Marmalade” with Christina Aguilera,Pink and Mya, for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack. But in February 2001, Kim’s entourage exchanged gunfire with rap group Capone-N-Noreaga’s entourage outside of NYC radio station Hot 97, reportedly over Foxy Brown’s verse on CNN’s “Bang Bang.” Kim told federal authorities she knew nothing about the shooting. By 2004, she was on trial for perjury, along with colleagues Damien “D-Roc” Butler, Suif Jackson and Monique Dopwell. Kim’s fourth album, The Naked Truth—the follow-up to 2003’s La Belle Mafia—dropped in 2005 while she was incarcerated. She was released from Philadelphia Federal Detention Center in July 2006.

Pooh: Foxy’s verse on CNN was a Kim diss. But their little thing turned out to be a big thing. CNN had nothing to do with it. The beef is over nothing. And that shooting was over nothing.

Dopwell: She told me to come down [to Hot 97]. We were gonna have lunch and go shopping. I go upstairs with her and on the way back down all that happened… [The prosecutors] pulled me in, thinking, This girl doesn’t have much. She’s gonna say everything we need to hear. And she can bring Kim down.

D-Dot: She did what she felt was right based on her codes. She took one for the team, I guess. According to her, she got mad love in [prison].

Duncan-Mao: When she got out of jail, she didn’t trust anybody. I think she had this feeling that no one reached out and no one wrote to her. Her relationship with Junior M.A.F.I.A had already been poisoned after the trial.

Lil’ Cease: Kim knows what really happened. It’s up to her to let it go. We are all grown-ups now. We don’t hold grudges. We all did foul shit. You can’t play the victim. I don’t care if we never speak again. She knows I love her.

DJ Clark Kent: I wish she came to see me. I would have had the right person writing her songs. Jay-Z. Maybe Beanie Sigel. Someone who could really pop for her. I saw her in Miami and I said, “Let’s do a record.” She said, “Okay, I’ll call you.” I knew then that she was going in a different direction.

Scott Storch (producer and ex-boyfriend): I knew “Lighters Up” was gonna be huge the first time I heard it in a club. Being involved with her made it deeper. I would have worked just as hard on her music if we weren’t. In any relationship, I try to be the best boyfriend, no matter what a woman’s history is.

“I think I’m beautiful because of my heart. But like, Halle Berry, Salli Richardson, Stacey Dash, Jada Pinkett Smith? I used to wish I looked like them motherfuckers!” —Lil’ Kim, VIBE 1997

Hector Xtravaganza: I made her the fur bikini for the “Crush on You” video, and she didn’t have much up top. I told her straight up: “You need to invest in some breasts.” She got her breasts done, and she looked like a bombshell. I did not tell her she needed anything else.

York: You have Faith Evans who is blonde and pale. And Big marries her. And then you have Charli Baltimore who is half-German and that’s his girlfriend. I think in her mind she thought she wasn’t good enough because she wasn’t light enough.

Hodari Coker: We were not trying to diss Kim in [the 2009 movie Notorious]. She probably wanted Christina Aguilera [to play her]. She was mad that Naturi [Naughton] is dark skinned.

Shaka Don: Kim had a relationship before Big. She told me [the ex-boyfriend] would say things like, “Your nose is too big.” “You’re an ugly bitch.” I think that had a lot to do with her wanting to change her features. We’d say we’d get our stomachs done and maybe put some implants in. We talked about Michael Jackson and how crazy he was starting to look. Kim said, “I will never go that far.”

Dopwell: Once she did the nose surgery, she had to have it redone because she had an altercation with [then-boyfriend Damion “World” Hardy] and he hit her in the nose. So it wasn’t like she wanted to keep going back because she was addicted. He damaged her face really bad.

Michael Olding, M.D. (Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery at George Washington University): She thinned out her nose a bit, the tip of it. Her nose looks almost too refined.

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VICE CEO Doesn't Believe Desus And Mero's Brand Is Strong Enough For Showtime

Comedy duo Desus & Mero have kept their brand strong since joining forces in 2012 but the newly-appointed CEO of Vice believes their move to Showtime wasn't the best decision.

In an interview with Elle, Nancy Dubuc shared her plans to rebuild the outlet since reports of sexual harassment allegations, unlawful HR practices and the stepping down of Shane Smith came to light this year. Changing the bro culture has removed content and replacing it with more substantial content and finding gems that will also replace the gap left by Desus & Mero.

The guys brought high ratings to the network during their reign from August 2016 to June 2018, but Dubuc doesn't see this happening for their upcoming series at Showtime. “They’re going to a platform that their audience doesn’t pay for,” she said.  “I told them, ‘You can always come back.’”

In an interview with Bossip over the summer, the guys revealed their contracts were cut two months early after news about their deal with Showtime went public. They show consisted of the two commentating on the latest in politics and pop culture while interviewing big names like Gabrielle Union, Rachel Maddow, Diddy, Vic Mensa and Tracee Ellis Ross. They also opened up about their organic approach in comedy was nearly butchered when the network demanded them to work 24/7.

“We were carrying that network on our back, and we felt the weight,” Desus said. “They were talking about, ‘Do not take the weeks off because we don’t get ratings,’ and it’s like, 'Yo, we’re just two people.'”

“We were literally the LeBron of that network,” Mero added. “As a dad, you wanna be around for milestones for like graduations, birthdays…and it’s obnoxious to have to be like, ‘I can’t go to my kid’s graduation because we leave the studio at 3 o’clock and the graduation is at 4.’”

Mero believed the duo were undervalued and not appreciated by the network until it was too late. Their brand transcended platforms as the guys are still active on Twitter and their podcast roots, taking the brand to new heights.

“The channel wanted us to die for this f**king network,” Desus said at the time.  “We’re also the highest rated show on the network, put some respect on our name, have someone come massage my feet.”

We doubt the duo will go back to Vice as excitement for their series on Showtime continues to grow. The guys are already making strides by adding black women to their writing team and recently dropped a teaser for the show.

The brand is strong. #DESUSandMERO are bringing the culture to #Showtime beginning Thurs, Feb 21, at 11p/10c! #BodegaHive pic.twitter.com/3DwcWXgrEO

— Desus & Mero on SHOWTIME (@SHODesusAndMero) November 29, 2018

Desus and Mero will premiere on Showtime Feb. 21 at 11 pm ET.

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Meek Mill To Man Who Vandalized Grandmother's Home: 'Just Don’t Let Us Catch You'

An unidentified man spray-painted a racial slur on Meek Mill's grandmother's Philadelphia home, and the rapper is sending a warning to the vandal who did the deed.

The Championships MC wrote on Twitter that a white man painted "racial remarks" on the South Philly home. Surveillance footage shows that the word "ACORN" was written, which is a term reportedly associated with white supremacists.

"A white man sprayed a racial remarks on my Grandmom’s house last night in south philly referencing white Privileged [sic]," the "Going Bad" rapper wrote on Twitter on Tuesday (Dec. 18).  "The crazy part is this was a all black neighborhood 20 years ago It was gentrified and now this! Just don’t let us catch you coward!"

Meek also revealed that his family just purchased the house, and the area's gentrification has given way to home remodeling.

Meek's allegiance to his home city has always been clear. After returning from a four-month stint in prison, he rang the Liberty Bell at a Sixers home game. His song "Dreams and Nightmares" has also become an unofficial anthem for the area. It's a shame that his family and many others re experiencing racism in 2018, but we're certain that there are authorities working to fix the situation and find the perp.

 

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A white man sprayed a racial remarks on my Grandmom’s house last night in south philly referencing white Privileged.... the crazy part is this was a all black neighborhood 20 years ago It was gentrified and now this!! The funny part is we just bought this house ... after its remodeled more blacks coming soon ! 🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️🤷🏾‍♂️

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A white man sprayed a racial remarks on my Grandmom’s house last night in south philly referencing white Privileged.... the crazy part is this was a all black neighborhood 20 years ago It was gentrified and now this! Just don’t let us catch you coward! T… https://t.co/ieIA61NUyY

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) December 18, 2018

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El Chapo's Reportedly Deceived Suppliers To Buy Meth Ingredients

More tea is being spilled in the trial of pseudo-famous Mexican drug lord  Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera. On Monday (Dec. 17), it was revealed in court that El Chapo went to the sister of a Colombian drug trafficker to cop methamphetamine for his Sinaloa drug cartel.

According to the New York Daily News, Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa was one of the witnesses called to the stand during the 61-year-old's criminal preceding in the States. Chapo is being hit with a laundry list of charges including money laundering, conspiracy, firearms and international distribution of cocaine, meth, heroin, and marijuana.

Cifuentes confessed Chapo went behind his back and made a deal with his siblings who are also involved in their illegal activities to be a source for methamphetamine so that he can turn a profit in his business.

Cifuentes said that Chapo neglected the fact that meth is extremely addictive and can damage the physical and mental state of young people who consume it and purchased from his sister and brother, the drug's precursor ephedrine.

“Don Joaquín knows I (didn’t) like to f**k around with ephedrine,” Cifuentes said in the courtroom.

It wasn't until after a plane that carried Colombian-imported cocaine crashed on it's trip to Mexican that Cifuentes' siblings came clean and admitted they took a deal with Chapo as it the ephedrine was also in the cargo of the aircraft.

Cifuentes escaped to Venezuela in 2010 around the time these incidents were going down and changed his mind regarding meth out of desperation for money, saying that “Hunger made me change my mind."

Chapo faces life in prison if convicted of all charges.

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