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Tiger Woods's Prescription Drug Addiction Lands Him In Rehab

“It’s such a complicated state, such a complicated situation. If you’re in that much pain for so many years."

On Memorial Day (May 29), Tiger Woods was arrested for a DUI. While most will assume a DUI is related to alcohol, Woods’s incident wasn’t. The Florida resident was found asleep in his Mercedes with the car still running and the brake lights on. ESPN reports that the professional golfer “failed multiple field-sobriety tests,” although he managed to blow a 0.00 breathalyzer upon being taken into custody. The 41-year-old athlete attested to the fact that his state, three weeks ago, was due to an “unexpected reaction to prescription medication.”

Taking to Twitter Tuesday evening (June 19), the 41-year-old admitted he is “currently receiving professional help to manage [his] medications and the ways that [he] deals with back pain and sleep disorder.”

While ESPN reveals the pro-golfer was taking Xanax, a local outlet admits that inflammatory drugs, Toriz and Voixx were listed, along with painkiller, Vicodin. It was also revealed that Delray Medical Center’s pharmacy director advises patients on Vicodin not to drive since it inhibits reflexes and consciousness.

The father of two underwent his fourth back surgery, the most recent was April 29 and according to his website, the athlete admitted that he hadn’t “felt this good in years.”

Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent confirms. “Tiger has been dealing with so much pain physically and that leads to insomnia and sleep issues. This has been going on for a long time.”

Steinberg continues to detail the PGA athlete’s back complications, “It’s such a complicated state, such a complicated situation. If you’re in that much pain for so many years. … Tiger has been trying to figure out how to live a life and actually have a life. He is where he is right now. I’m glad he is taking responsibility.” His agent also noted a never-ending cycle of having to “handle the pain” leading to a lack of sleep because of the pain.

Tiger Woods’s court appearance is set for August 9. He may be able to qualify for first-time DUI offender list. Under this program, Woods would be granted 12 months of probation, the dismissal of his DUI charge and then pleading to a lesser charge of reckless driving.

“I want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding especially the fans and players on tour,” concludes Woods on his Twitter decree.

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Rico Love Wants His Lady To 'Shine' In New Music Video

Through a montage of dark city views paired with silver monochronistic architecture, Rico Love is making sure the main lady in his life blossoms above all possible adversity from her past in the newly released visuals for his latest single, “Shine.”

The video features a beautiful, chocolate-hued woman clad in a pinkish fur coat, who serves as Rico’s main source of love and affection. With his captivating lyrics and a soulful voice filled of conviction, the Grammy award winning songwriter is steadily making his sonic stance on the R&B world.

Love credits his stellar musicianship to his discipline when it comes to studying music. In an interview with The Fader, he details part of his learning process taking it back to his rapper days.

"It’s just like a guy who’s 6’10". He can teach himself how to dunk if he does it every day. I take everything serious that I do. I go 100%," he said. "I study. It wasn’t like I was just this rapper who didn’t listen to Queen, who didn’t understand Rufus Wainwright, that didn't listen to the Beatles. I don’t want to sound like a pompous jerk, but I have amazing taste in music. When you start loving great songs, when it’s time to write one your own ear can understand what’s a great song and what’s not."

Watch the video for "Shine" below.

 

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Breakdancing Proposed As Potential Sport For 2024 Olympics

According to CNN, a proposal has been made to add breakdancing as a sport during the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Breakdancing is one of four events suggested for inclusion, along with surfing, climbing and skateboarding.

"We are pleased to see that Paris 2024's proposal for new sports to the Olympic programme is very much in line with the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020, which is striving to make the Olympic programme gender-balanced, more youth-focused and more urban," read a statement from the International Olympic Committee. Other mediums such as Squash, snooker and chess put their proposals in, but were not selected.

Breakdancing, which is one of the four elements of hip-hop, was introduced as a sport during the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. Thanks to organizations such as Red Bull's BC One, the legacy of breakdancing lives on through workshops and competitions throughout the world. Last year's Red Bull BC One Breakdancing World Championship was held in Switzerland.

“Obviously, if people know the history of the hip-hop culture, then they'll know that we are the original hip-hop," “B-Boy Ronnie” Abaldonado told VIBE of breakdancing's influence during Red Bull BC One Camp in Houston. "...We're here not to just teach people how to dance, but also to educate them on hip-hop and breaking.”

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Blueface Uses Transphobic Language To Call Out Fan Who Entered His DM's

Rapper Blueface reportedly exposed DM's allegedly sent by one of his transgender female fans, and in doing so, he called the young woman "it."

According to the "Thotiana" rapper's Instagram Story, a young woman attempted to spend the night with him and slid into his DM's. However, he details he was not interested, and used transphobic language in his photo evidence.

"'It' tryed [sic] to get me wit all these d**c succing [sic] videos," the 22-year-old wrote. "Not happening that's out...If you think I linked up wit this t***ny you smoking d**c." He posted a few of the messages sent by the young woman, which appeared to be unanswered. However, many pointed out that his responses to her inquiries were deleted for his own Story.

Blueface is currently facing prison time stemming from his arrest for possession of an unregistered handgun. The charge is a felony, and reportedly carries a maximum of three years behind bars. In November 2018, the California native was allegedly involved in a robbery and a vehicle-to-vehicle gunfight.

As expected, his personal life and views don't appear to be affecting his professional life. His song "Thotiana" is sitting at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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