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Diary Of Kimberly Jones (June/July 2011 Sex Issue Feature) (Pg. 8)

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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: Michael Jackson leaves the courtroom on a break at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for the second day of closing arguments in his child molestation trial June 3, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. Jackson is charged in a 10-count indictment with molesting a boy, plying him with liquor and conspiring to commit child abduction, false imprisonment and extortion. The jury is expected to begin deliberations on the case later today. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian-Pool/Getty Images)

HBO Wants Court To Dismiss $100 Million Lawsuit Filed By Michael Jackson’s Estate

HBO wants a California court to toss a $100 million lawsuit brought on by Michael Jackson’s estate over the Leaving Neverland documentary. In a motion for dismissal filed Friday (Aug. 16), the cable network alleged that the estate's lawsuit violates the First Amendment.

“Plaintiffs’ claims fail because they violate the First Amendment, Due Process Clause and public policy, and in any event, the contract on which they are based is inapplicable and expired,” the motion states.

“California’s Anti-SLAPP law empowers—indeed requires—this Court to put an end to this litigation now,” the document continues.  “Accordingly, the Court should strike Plaintiffs’ Petition and claims with prejudice, and award attorneys’ fees and costs to HBO pursuant to the anti-SLAPP law’s mandatory attorneys’ fees clause for prevailing defendants.”

The Jackson Estate sued HBO in February, ahead of Leaving Neverland’s March premiere. In the Emmy-nominated documentary, accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck, claim Jackson sexually abused them when they were boys.  The estate argues that the documentary breached a 1992 non-disparagement agreement between the network and Jackson, who died in 2009.

HBO’s motion maintains that the “only possible reason why Plaintiffs filed their Petition in court was to attract maximum attention to their public relations campaign against Leaving Neverland and the documentary subjects.”

In a statement to Deadline, a rep for Jackson’s estate slammed the network’s allegations. “There is no expiration term in the contract, nor does it terminate as a matter of law. Likewise, the First Amendment does not protect HBO from willfully and blatantly violating its contractual obligations, as it did here. The Estate of Michael Jackson is confident that HBO’s latest attempt to avoid its contractual obligations will fail.”

A hearing in the case is scheduled for Sept. 19.

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California Woman Claims School Bully Left Son With Permanent Brain Damage

A Southern California mom says her son suffered permanent brain damage after a violent run-in with a bully, CBS Los Angeles reports.  The woman, identified only as “Sarah” to protect her and her son’s identity, is suing Animo Westside Charter Middle School in Playa Vista, California, over a 2018 altercation in which her son was attacked by a bully and placed in the school office for several minutes before paramedics were called.

Footage of the altercation was caught on the school’s surveillance cameras and appears to show her 12-year-old son getting off the bus before being approached by a larger student. The apparent bully punched her son and put him in a chokehold.

Ben Meiselas, a lawyer representing the family, claims the bully did a YouTube search for “the most painful pressure points on the neck” prior to altercation. A school staff member can also be seen walking by as the boy is being attacked. The boy is eventually brought inside the school.

Staff members realize that the boy is hurt and take him into the school’s main office to lay him on the floor. The boy suffered a seizure in the office, and lost consciousness twice, the lawsuit states. School officials are also accused of failing to call paramedics for several minutes.

“By the time I get there, I’m thinking paramedics [arrived] and he’s going to have help,” said the boy’s mother. “My son is literally laying there still in the middle of the office floor completely black and blue.”

Despite viewing video of the altercation, the school district has yet to apologize to the victim and his mother, Meiselas said. “The fact that they can watch that video and not so much offer an apology is really, really, really disgusting.”

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Jay-Z To Reportedly Become Part Owner Of NFL Team

It’s been a whirlwind few days for Jay-Z and the NFL, and it seems that the relationship could run deeper than their recently announced partnership. According to TMZ Sports, Jay is in line to own a “significant” portion of an NFL team.

Although it's unclear which team he plans to purchase, a source told the website that the deal is expected to be secured in the “near future.” The Brooklyn native allegedly wants to buy into a team because he’s a “huge fan” of the league, and already works in the business by way of his Roc Nation Sports imprint.

The source added that Hov “wants to continue to be a change agent for the NFL,” and that the deal doesn't conflict with him owning a sports agency because he's not involved in the “operations of NFL players” on the Roc Nation roster.

Jay previously owned a small stake in the Brooklyn Nets, which he sold in 2013. The timing of the potential team purchase comes as Jay continues to receive backlash after formally announcing his collaboration with the league. The decision to partner with the NFL was “partially motivated” by Jay’s desire to own a team, according to Bleacher Report.

During a press conference alongside NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earlier in the week, Jay was asked if Colin Kapernick (who remains without a job in the NFL after launching a protest against police brutality) knew about the partnership. Jay initially told reporters that he spoke with Kapernick about working with the NFL but the athlete's girlfriend, radio personality Nessa, denied that the conversation took place. She also expressed her disappointment with how the partnership is being promoted.

“The disappointment in Jay-Z isn’t in the partnership. The disappointment is wrapping it in social justice,” Nessa told Hot 97 Wednesday (Aug. 14). “I don’t mind you doing a business deal, but I do mind you wrapping it in social justice when you’re working with an organization that denies someone an opportunity.”

 

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