2016 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 1

How One Mic Ruined A$AP Rocky & Kanye West's Grand Coachella Moment

A$AP Rocky did all he could to give the fans a magical moment. 

A$AP Rocky is an artist for the people in every sense of the phrase. With his music, he has been one of the most dominant New York rap stars to emerge in the last 6 years.

If Pretty Flacko's records didn't grab fans right away, than it was his fashion game, sense of style and "I don't give a f*ck" attitude. These attributes gained him herds of young adorers from every point in the world. Rocky's influence is felt both by hip-hop fans in the Bronx and the high fashion circles in Paris.

When he does something, the A$AP Mob leader wants the world to feel his presence. So it would be no shock that Jodye wanted his 2016 Coachella performance to end with the unexpected. Being that Rocky has conquered the Coachella stage numerous times, he knew he needed to bring something extra this year. He first landed on the prestigious bill in 2012.

However, Friday, Apr. 15 was meant to be one of the most talked about in his festival performance history. And, mind you, in the eyes of his fans and admirers he still won, but Flacko's last minute surprise-guest-magic-trick was a bittersweet one to all those standing in the audience.

As Kanye West's "Stretch My Hands Pt.1" beat hit the speakers and Yeezy ran onstage, we could only hear the instrumental playing -- along with a random ad-lib here and there. Imagine being dead in the middle of thousands of fans looking confused as Kanye is pouring his everything into his verse -- and we can't hear a damn thing from him. The two minutes or so of the performances dragged on and on. The seconds literally stretched into minutes for all of us there. With every passing second, we collectively thought 'they'll fix this. His mic is about to come on!'

Quickly, we realized it wasn't happening, and we were just witnessing a man feverishly yelling into a non-working microphone. Talk about a buzzkill and ball of confusion wrapped into one big ball of suck. Maybe it was simply a technical error -- the winds were blowing at dangerously high speeds in the Indio desert -- Rocky even made a statement about how his set was nearly shut down due to the weather. Maybe there was some evil doing backstage... maybe the festival gods weren't happy ... but we'll save the conspiracy theories for another day.

Hopefully, day two of Coachella 2016 pans out better for us... because we'll be there.

Still can't believe we could only hear the instrumental when Rocky brought out Kanye last night

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Naya Rivera’s Body Recovered From California Lake After 5-Day Search

Naya Rivera’s body has been found following a five-day search for the 33-year-old mother and actress. Rivera’s remains were recovered from Lake Piru, authorities in Ventura County California confirmed at a news conference on Monday (July 13).

According to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Rivera's body was floating near the surface of the water without a life jacket, and looked as though it had been in the water for “several days.” An autopsy is pending.

The news conference has concluded. Sheriff Ayub has confirmed the body recovered at Lake Piru today was Naya Rivera. Our hearts go out to her family, friends and fans during this difficult time. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of her death.

— Ventura Co. Sheriff (@VENTURASHERIFF) July 13, 2020

Rivera went missing last week after taking her 4-year-old son, Josey, out on a boat. The boy was found on the boat unharmed, and told authorities that he saw his mother disappear under the water. Rivera's loved ones, including her parents and brother, were seen at the location over the weekend and had been there every day holding out hope, authorities said.

Rivera started out as a child actress and model appearing in the '90s sitcom, The Royal Family, alongside Della Reese, Redd Foxx, Lorenz Tate, and Jackée Harry. She also booked guest spots on several hit shows including, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Matters, Girlfriends, Smart Guy, Baywatch, The Bernie Mac Show, and more.

Rivera starred on Glee from 2009 to 2015, before joining the cast of Devious Maids. Her last acting credit was on the drama series, Step Up, which originally aired on YouTube but was picked up by Starz.

The role as Santana Lopez on Glee allowed Rivera  to show off her singing talents. She signed a record deal in 2011 and released her debut single, “Sorry” in 2013, featuring former fiance Big Sean. Rivera married actor Ryan Dorsey in 2014, with whom she welcomed her son, Josey, the following year. The former couple’s divorce was finalized in 2018.

A native of Southern California native, Rivera reportedly grew up about 20 miles from near Lake Piru and had been familiar with the area. Her body was discovered on the 7-year anniversary of the death of Glee cast mate, Cory Monteith, who passed away from a drug overdose in 2013.

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Pop Smoke: 5 Suspects Arrested In Connection With Rapper’s Murder

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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