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50 Cent Will Head To Trial For Sex Tape Leaked During Rick Ross Beef

50 Cent's six-year-old beef with Rick Ross is rearing its ugly head yet again.

50 Cent’s 2009 beef with Rick Ross is still rearing its ugly head – six years later.

The G-Unit general is set to head to trial in response to a lawsuit from Rick Ross’ child’s mother. In the heat of the face-off with MMG’s head honcho, Fif leaked a sextape of Lastonia Leviston, garnering over 3.2 million views on YouTube. Claiming that the video was released without her consent, Leviston subsequently sued 50 for emotional distress. Proceedings will begin in June, according to the New York Daily News.

SEE ALSO: 50 Cent Opens Up About His Strained Relationships With Dr. Dre And Jimmy Iovine

Back in January, 50 attempted to have the case dismissed, but was denied by a Manhattan judge. His deposition states that he retrieved the tape from Maurice Murray, the man originally featured in the tape with Leviston. Blurring out Murray’s face, but not Leviston’s, 50 then altered the video to include himself as the character “Pimpin’ Curly” in an effort to taunt Ross. He also claimed that he was not responsible for posting the video. Following the denial of the case’s dismissal, the Queens rapper requested an October trial, which was also denied.

Now, lawyers on both sides of the case are working to filter the evidence presented to the jury, including a portion of 50 Cent’s statement where he calls Leviston a “freak,” remarking that he was told she “doesn’t mind” if the tape is released.

Jury selection for the upcoming trial begins on May 26.

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Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Pop Smoke, the Los Angeles Police Department's  Robbery-Homicide Division revealed on Friday (July 10). According to an LAPD news release, the suspects include two teenagers and three adults, the latter of whom were identified as Corey Walker, 19, Jaquan Murphy, 21, and Keandre D. Rodgers, 18.

The LAPD claims that the suspects are gang members who were involved in Jackson’s murder in February, and in the murder of an 18-year-old victim who was gunned down last year in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

No other details were released as both investigations are ongoing.

Pop Smoke, whose birth name was Bashar Jackson, was gunned down at a temporary rental home in the Hollywood Hills while visiting Los Angeles. The 20-year-old Brooklyn native was the victim of an armed robbery, per the LAPD.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Confirms Past Relationship With August Alsina

As promised, Jada Pinkett Smith brought herself to the infamous red table but she wasn’t alone. Will Smith joined his wife to address August Alsina’s claims in a special mini-episode of Red Table Talk that premiered on Friday (July 10).

Jada confirmed that she was once in a relationship with the 27-year-old singer while “separated” from Will. According to Jada, things with Alsina started out as a platonic friendship before turning into something more.

“As time went on, I got into a different kind of entanglement with August,” she admitted.

The actress went on to clarify that Will never August “permission” to date her. “The only person that can give permission in that particular circumstance is myself,” she said. “I could see how he would perceive it as ‘permission' because we were separated amicably and I think he also wanted to make it clear that he’s not a home wrecker — which he’s not.

“I was in a lot of pain. I was broken. I definitely realized that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself, and luckily enough, you and I were going through a process of healing in a much different manner,” Jada told Will. “I would definitely say we did everything we could to get away from each other only to realize that that wasn’t possible.”

Later in the talk, Will asked Jada what she was looking for in August. “I just wanted to feel good,” she said. “And it was really a joy just to heal somebody.”

The couple, who have been together for 25 years, also revealed their relationship mantra: “We ride together. We die together. Bad marriage for life.”

Watch the full episode below.

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Kid Cudi Announces Eminem Collaboration, "The Adventures Of Moon Man And Slim Shady”

Kid Cudi and Eminem are releasing a new single, "The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady,” scheduled to drop this Friday (July 10).

Cudster’s daughter, Vada, announced the news in an adorable video posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday (July 8).

And now a word from Princess Vada the chosen... pic.twitter.com/xmgIMkUntz

— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) July 8, 2020

Besides working with Eminem, Cudi collaborated with Kanye West on an upcoming Kids See Ghost animated series. Additionally, the Ohio native is gearing up to debut an animated Netflix series, Entergalactic, based off his upcoming concept album of the same name. Cudi will executive produce the series along with Kenya Barris.

The 36-year-old rapper and actor will also appear in the HBO mini-series, We Are Who We Are. The coming-of-age story centers around two teenagers living on an American military base in Italy.

Watch the trailer below.

 

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