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Internet Street-Fighting Sensation: 'Kimbo Slice: One of a Kind' Airs Tonight On Spike TV

Catch the premiere of 'Kimbo Slice: One of a Kind' one Friday (June 24) at 7 P.M. EST on SpikeTV.

Kevin Ferguson, who became the undefeated boxer known as Kimbo Slice, was the first internet sensation - at least that I can think of. From feared street fighter to globally-renowned MMA sensation, Kimbo became one of the sport’s first mainstream and crossover stars. As I write this, his reels of street fight knockouts are replaying in my head. I remember surrounding the computer with friends watching YouTube compilations for hours on end as Slice moved quickly on his feet and threw those swift punches seen virally by millions of internet users.

The street fighter's life was unexpectedly cut short earlier this month due to heart failure. He was 42 and had recently won his last Bellator fight back in February, leading to a record ratings for SpikeTV.

"We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice," Bellator CEO Scott Coker told the AP. "One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport. Outside of the cage he was a friendly, gentle giant and a devoted family man. His loss leaves us all with extremely heavy hearts."

The inspirational cage warrior maintained a fierce loyalty to his loving family and close knit friends. Spike TV has decided to give Kimbo fans an inside look at his life with a televised documentary. Kimbo: One of A Kind, narrated by Kevin Connoly, will take fans on a journey of his legendary rise to prominence as a Miami street fighter and YouTube sensation. It will also feature rarely before-seen-footage and interviews with those who were with him from the start, including some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, like David Blaine, Bill Goldberg, Kurt Angle, Scott Coker, Dana White, Renzo Gracie, and Rashad Evans.

Sadly, we all won't get to see the heavyweight during his scheduled fight in July. And to think that he fought in one of the first ever MMA fights broadcasted on a major television network - there will never be another Kimbo Slice.

Relive some of his best moments through the SpikeTV documentary, Kimbo Slice: One of a Kind, which premieres Friday (June 24) at 7 P.M. EST. Check out the trailer for the documentary below.

R.I.P Kimbo Slice.

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The documentary chronicles the music superstar from his days growing up in Toronto, to portraying Jimmy on the hit-teen drama Degrassi, to becoming a hip-hop star and working with musicians from Kanye West to his Young Money leader, Lil Wayne.

"Discover the untold story of how Drake rewrote the rules and rose from a child actor to become a cultural phenomenon and global musical icon," writes IMDb of the film's synopsis. "He is the king of pop and hip hop, combining many musical styles into one mainstream sound." The film runs 74 minutes long. Interviews from media figures and writers are included in the doc, which was directed and written by British filmmaker Ray King. However, no representatives from Drake's team are included.

Drake has not commented on the doc as of press time. He has been relatively quiet in the news, however, it's being reported that he is close to securing a residency of sorts at the Wynn's XS Nightclub in Las Vegas.

 

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Stream: Hulu's 'FYRE Fraud' Doc Examines The Festival That Scammed Thousands

In 2017, rumors of an exclusive festival taking place in the Bahamas took over social media. Organized by Billy McFarland and promoted by Ja Rule, the FYRE Festival was the new, cool kid on the festival block and quickly put other more seasoned festivals to shame.

But all that glitters isn't gold.

FYRE FRAUD, the new documentary streaming on Hulu, takes an intimate look at the scam that left thousands stranded on the island. Directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, the dark-comedy interviews whistleblowers, victims, and the convicted con-man himself, McFarland.

In a press release, Fraust and Nason said the goal isn't to make light of those who were scammed.

"Our aim was to set the stage for a strange journey into the moral abyss of our digital age, going beyond the meme to show an ecosystem of enablers, driven by profit and willing to look the other way, for their own gain.

"We draw on countless cultural references, on true crime tension, and on humor - but we did not intend to create a toothless comedy about the Fyre Festival. We hope this film can pierce our collective apathy and disrupt our own millennial peers, if only for an instant - to look at these stories for what they truly are, and to halt this algorithm before it devours us whole."

FYRE FRAUD is now streaming on Hulu.

 

 

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Dave Chappelle Isn't Sure His R. Kelly 'Chappelle Show' Skits Were Insensitive

The Surviving R. Kelly series may be over, but the fallout from it has seemingly just begun.

Director dream hampton took to Twitter during the airing of the Lifetime documentary and spoke honestly about the several celebrity men she contacted in hopes they'd speak on camera about R. Kelly and the years of sexual allegations that have shadowed him. Among them was Dave Chappelle.

The beloved comic famously made a music video entitled "Piss On You" mocking the real-life video of R. Kelly urinating on an underage girl. During the Chappelle Show heyday, he used R.Kelly's legal woes as material for years.

TMZ caught with Chappelle in West Hollywood and asked him if he regretted not being featured in hampton's series and instead he dodged the question.

"Jesus Christ, I just had dinner," Chappelle said in between taking a drag of his cigarette. "I just ate. Strop bringing that motherf**ker up."

When pressed about whether or not he thinks his old skits were insensitive, the 45-year-old said "I don't know. I'd have to watch it again."

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"If you can be mad at R. Kelly, you should be mad at Michael Jackson," Hughley said.

 

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