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K. Michelle vs. Memphitz Continues: Physical Abuse Allegations

There’s he said, she said, and then there’s the truth. Last week on the premiere of ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Atlanta R&B singer K. Michelle revealed that her ex, who worked at Jive Records and helped her get signed to the label, eventually beat her up and took all of her advance money. The day after the premiere she confirmed in an interview that she was talking about former Jive Executive Memphitz, who is now married to Toya, Lil Wayne’s ex wife. That was her side of the story. After Memphitz, who was celebrating his 1-year anniversary with his wife, heard about all that was said, he posted the “I Made You” comment on instagram.

His side of the story is completely opposite to her side. Memphitz went on IPower’s 92.1 to clear up the alleged rumors from her story. He explains that she didn’t know how to act around record executives and she embarrassed him multiple times in front of people whom he built professional relationships with.

K. Michelle claims the abuse started when started cursing in a business setting while he was listening to another female artist they wanted him to take interest in. She was taken back to the hotel so he could finish the meeting in a professional manner. When he returned to the room he ended it all because he was tired of her embarrassing him and that was when the fighting ensued. In his words, it was the first time he saw the “Tasmanian Devil”. He says he never hit her but she continued to hit him and when he went to restrain her she began to yell and scream. He does state that he put his hand over her mouth to stop her from yelling so loud. The police were involved and in front of the police he said ‘I have never been in the same room with a female and the police at the same time, and this will be my last. I don’t get down like that’. He also says she was abused before but not by him.

He explained and apologizing to anyone who was offended by his “I Made You” comment on instagram. He said he put that because although she has the voice he was the one who got her the record deal. But he never took any money beside what was owed to him towards running his label. He also clears up that she wasn’t given a $2 million dollar deal, only $500,000 and that he no longer worked at Jive because of situations like this.

Furthermore, his name wasn’t mentioned in the show, because Memphitz lawyers informed executive producer, Mona Scott Young that they could not mention his name unless K. Michelle could prove he abused her or they would sue.

We heard, his side and her side, but which one is the truth?

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Michelle Obama Interviews Barack Obama For First Episode Of New Podcast

Michelle Obama kicked off her podcast this week with a very special guest. The former first lady welcomed her husband, Barack Obama, for a lengthy discussion about their childhood, as it relates to race and class, experiences that shaped their “notion of community,” and more.

Barack tweeted a photo from the podcast on Thursday (July 29) with the caption,. “Michelle and I have spent a lot of time together these past few months. We’ve had a lot of good talks — and this one’s up there with the best.”

Michelle and I have spent a lot of time together these past few months. We’ve had a lot of good talks—and this one’s up there with the best. Take a listen to the very first episode of Michelle’s podcast: https://t.co/JEaVgT6GPC. pic.twitter.com/oRn1figrRK

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 29, 2020

The podcast aims to give listeners deeper insight into Mrs. Obama's life. “I spent a lot of time thinking, talking with friends and family,” she explained of her life after the White House. “Really just being, if you know what I mean. I reflected back on my time in the White House of course, but I went even deeper. I looked back at the whole arc of my life.

“In this first season, you’ll be hearing me talk with some of the people I’m closest with — my mom…my brothers…friends..colleagues. And I wanted to start at the most basic level. In these episodes, we’ll be discussing the relationships that make us who we are. Sometimes that might be as personal as our relationship with ourselves or how we navigate our health and our bodies at various points in our lives,” said Mrs. Obama. “In other episodes we’ll be talking about what the challenges and the joys of being a parent or a spouse…the growth we gain from leaning on colleagues and mentors…the friends that help us sort through the toughest times.”

Click here to listen to the first episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast.

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YG Recalls Police Pulling Guns On His Children During Home Raid

YG has had his share of run-ins with police, but one incident was particularly harrowing for the Compton native. In an interview with The Morning Hustle, YG opened up about his home being raided and police pulling guns on his young daughters.

The incident occurred in January, a day after the  30-year-old rapper was briefly arrested for suspicion of robbery.  “They came through like four in the morning,” he recalled. “We asleep, the helicopter came around and all that..they bang the door in trying to get in the door, so I go downstairs, I open the door…boom! They drew [guns] on me. That’s normal, but my kids at the time [were] 4 years old and 6 [months old]. They were upstairs in the room with their mama.”

Cops went upstairs where his children were in the room with their mother. “They go up in the room and they got the big AK’s all up in my little kids’ faces [yelling] ‘Don’t move! I’m like ‘bro, what the f*ck is ya’ll doing? Ya’ll got me f*cked up! They doing this to my little kids…and these are little girls, you know what I’m saying?

“I’ve been through a lot of other stuff with the police but I’m from the streets though so it’s like I got a target on my back from that and I know that,” he continued. “When you from a certain area the police gon’ f*ck with you.”

YG added that he’s never been beaten by police, but at least two of his friends have been killed by cops. “It’s a lot of stuff that be going on with the police that don’t make the news, he said. “That activity [being targeted by police] became normal to us. [We’ve] dealt with that for a long time. It’s sad to say but when you’re Black, you feel like that’s what comes with being Black.”

The incident was the second time that police raided his home in the last year. In July 2019, authorities raided the residence in connection with a shooting investigation. YG was not involved in the investigation and was not home at the time.

Watch his full interview below.

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Naya Rivera Laid To Rest During Private Ceremony In Los Angeles

Glee star Naya Rivera was laid to rest during a private ceremony held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles last week, according to a death certificate obtained by PEOPLE on Thursday (July 30).

Rivera’s funeral date was July 24. Her cause of death is listed as an accidental drowning, and her date of death is July 13 -- five days after she went missing at Lake Piru in Ventura County, Calif.

The 33-year-old actress took her 4-year-old son, Josey, out for an afternoon on the lake on July 8. Mother and son were in the water when things went awry and Rivera lifted him back onto the boat.

Rivera drowned within minutes of being submerged in the lake, her death certificate states. Josey was found safely on the boat and was able to tell authorities what happened to his mother.

Days later, Rivera’s family broke their silence to thank those who recovered her body.

“We extend endless gratitude and ovation to the heroine who found her. Thank you to her fiends, colleagues, and fans for your continued support,” the family said. “Heaven gained our sassy angel. We kindly request that our privacy be respected during this very difficult time.”

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