Watch: Filmmaker Alex Winter Talks Napster Documentary

Before there was YouTube, there was Napster, a website that allowed music lovers to download music freely without having to purchase an actual CD. Music libraries began to increase overnight, shining a lot of negative attention on Napster developer Shawn Fanning and co-founder Sean Parker.

VIBE sat down with filmmaker Alex Winter, who directed Downloaded, the documentary that explores the success and ideas of the website that took the music industry by storm. With interviews from both the developer and founder of Napster and music artists, Downloaded shows just how a company completely changed the music industry.

"To me it was absolutely worth all of the trouble along the way," says Fanning. "I think the technology itself is pretty powerful and people have shown that they love it and I think it'll always exist regardless of how it evolves and changes."

To watch the documentary Downloaded click here.

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Tyler Perry Helps Family Of Woman Killed In Bank Shooting

Tyler Perry has stepped in to help the family of Georgia mom, Tynesha Evans who was killed in a bank shooting.

According to WSB-TV, Perry offered to settle the family's debt to prevent eviction. The filmmaker also arranged for the body of the slain mother to be sent to Wisconsin for burial in her home state. Additionally, Perry offered to pay tuition for Evans' 18-year-old daughter who received admission to Spelman College to prevent her from dropping out.

Evans was killed Saturday morning (March 16), outside a bank by her boyfriend Othniel Inniss, a 58-year-old man who is currently in police custody.

The 45-year-old was a full-time health care worker and author, and mother to four children, two of whom are still underage. Evans' 14-year-old Shakemia Turner, referred to the Madea creator as "an angel on earth."

Perry's offer to pay rent for the grieving family was initially met with complications when the apartment complex refused to accept his payment.

This is unbelievable! I just got off the phone w/ ⁦@tylerperry⁩ He just tried to pay six months of rent for grieving family, but apartment management is refusing to take his money. We’re working to get answers

— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) March 19, 2019


— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) March 19, 2019

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Daniel Caesar Questions Why Are "We Being So Mean To Julz?" On IG Live

In August 2017, Daniel Caesar released his debut solo album Freudian proving R&B is not only alive, but it's thriving. The dreadlocked singer-songwriter earned praise from critics, fans and solidified himself as a keeper.

Tuesday night (March 19) however, the Internet was ready to ship the Canadian export back over yonder after the 23-year-old took to social media to defend YesJulz and question why "we" (black people) "are being so mean to white people right now?"

“Why is that we’re allowed to be disrespectful and rude to everybody else and when anyone returns any type of energy to us…" he questions. "...That’s not a quality. I don’t want to be treated like I can’t take a joke."

YesJulz came under fire recently during an interview with Murda Mook in which she alleged State of The Culture co-host Scottie Beam and entrepreneur Karen Civil were upset she was chosen to host Miami's Rolling Loud festival. Julz--who's been dubbed as Snapchat royalty by The New York Times--has been known to make racially insensitive comments toward black women, quickly took to Twitter to deny any harmful wrongdoing.

Daniel Caesar, or as one Twitter user cleverly referred to him "Daniel Cease and Desist" admitted he was drunk while on Instagram Live but insisted he was cognizant of his words.

"People are allowed to say what the f--k they want. I’m allowed to feel what I want, but at the same time am I going to fight them or am I going to accept what they have to say and keep it f--king moving?"

It seemed as if Twitter let out a collective digital sigh after watching the singer's five-minute video and with the help of Gifs and memes reacted in kind.

daniel caesar is kinda like...

those kids who were bullied by their own race so they side with the others because of trauma or whatever.

— Xavier D'Leau (@XavierDLeau) March 20, 2019

what’s wild is that black women were the 1st and main ones defending Daniel Caesar when people came for his unconventional looks and he just...

— k (@ktgonkt) March 20, 2019

Yall already knew Daniel Caesar was team no seasoning.

His hairline looked like it was shaped up with a bowl. And he uses the hard "er" following NIGG.

Let that man go off into the abyss as the Black friend.

— Countess George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) March 20, 2019

Karen Civil didn't exert any energy on Mr. Caesar's comments. She's probably too busy studying for classes while at Harvard Business School. Scottie Beam, on the other hand, may have been in hair and make up for SOTC so she didn't have time to care.

And that's all folks!

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Naomi And Mari Osaka's Former Coach Claims He's Entitled To Earnings Percentage For "Indefinite" Period

Professional tennis' number one champ Naomi Osaka is seeking to ace an opponent in the court of law. According to TMZ, the 21-year-old athlete is being sued by her former coach, Christophe Jean, who claims he's entitled to 20 percent of Osaka and her sister, Mari's career winnings "and endorsement deals forever." The website states $2 million is the figure in contention.

Jean states he signed an agreement with the sisters' father, Leonard Francois, in March 2012 after the latter reportedly swapped out unaffordable coaching payments for a contract that would put the aforementioned percentage of money as it pertains to tennis into Jean's account indefinitely.

In a statement on the matter, Osaka's attorney Alex Spiro claims this lawsuit holds no weight. "While it comes as no surprise that Naomi's meteoric rise as an international icon and inspiration would lead to some false claim, this silly, imaginary contract that Naomi never saw or signed—which purports to give away part of herself at the age of 14—is particularly absurd," Spiro said as noted by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The Sun-Sentinel's coverage of the occurrence also outlines past instances where Osaka's father had allegedly questionable agreements with past coaches. Money seemed to be a central factor. After Osaka won the Australian Open earlier this year, she parted ways with coach Sascha Bajin and hired Jermaine Jenkins, who used to work with Venus Williams.

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