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Bomb Threat Cancels 'The Roots & Friends' x Bud Light Jam Session At SXSW

"Uh, well can’t say much but for those in Austin waiting in line to see us tonight. Tonight’s show has been cancelled," writes Questlove.

As excited fans lined up outside of Austin's Fair Market, Bud Light and parent company, Anheuser-Busch, canceled the 3rd annual 'Roots & Friends Jam Session' after a bomb threat was reported to the Austin Police Department on Saturday (Mar. 17).

"Due to a security concern, we have made the difficult decision to cancel tonight’s Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam," states the pale lager brand in an emailed official statement. "After working proactively with SXSW, the Austin Police Department, and other authorities, Bud Light believes this is the best course of action to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and artists, and appreciate your understanding. We are truly sorry to have to cancel the event, but we felt it was necessary to take all safety precautions."

Prior to the announcement, Questlove of The Roots took to his Twitter account to forewarn fans patiently waiting in line in two deleted tweets.

"Uh, well can’t say much but for those in Austin waiting in line to see us tonight. Tonight’s show has been cancelled," shared the Philadelphia native. "They’ll make official announcement but I’d rater save y’all the trouble of waiting in line."

Shortly after Bud Light's decision to shut down the event in advance, the Austin Police Department issued a warrant and arrested a 26-year-old suspect named Trevor Weldon Ingram.

"At 11:15 p.m. APD arrested Ingram and took him into custody on charges of 3rd degree felony and terroristic threat," states the Austin authorities in an official event incident statement issued on their official Twitter account.

The 3rd annual Bud Light x The Roots & Friends Jam Session was set to feature performances by the hip-hop band, along with the likes of Ludacris, Rapsody,Tank and the Bangas and more. Legendary R&B trio, SWV and hip-hop legend DMC were slated to hit the stage as surprise guests.

Although many fans were complaining and upset about the show's pre-show shut down, many were understanding and thankful for the safety concern, especially super producer 9th Wonder who shared what happened behind-the-scenes.

"We were all backstage, about an hour before @rapsody performs with @theroots at SXSW, when we got the word of a bomb threat," writes the Winston-Salem native.

"'There’s been a bomb threat, show is over...we have to leave...NOW...' because of this clown, Trevor Ingram. Take a good look at what true terrorism looks like. Hats off to the authorities in Austin, Texas for acting fast and catching this lowlife bastard."

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Cardi B Comments On Government Shutdown: "Our Country Is In A Hellhole"

Cardi B wanted to give her two cents on the now-25 day partial government shutdown. The Grammy-nominated rapper got political on her Instagram page, stating that she believes our country is in a "Hellhole" and she feels terribly for those affected.

"It’s been a little bit over three weeks. Trump is now ordering, as in summoning, federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid," she said. Cardi continued by telling people not to drag former President Barack Obama's partial government shutdown into the conversation, as his shutdown was for a better reason than Trump's dream border wall.

"Now, I don't want to hear any of y'all motherf**kas talkin' 'bout, 'Oh, but Obama shut down the government for 17 days,' Yeah, b***h! For healthcare!" she continued. "So your grandma could check her blood pressure and you b****es could go check y'all p***y at the gynecologist with no motherf**kin' problem. This sh*t is really f**kin' serious, bro. This sh*t is crazy. Like, our country is in a hellhole right now. All for a f**kin' wall."

The Invasion of Privacy MC continues by stating that she is "scared" and feels badly for those who aren't able to be compensated for their work.

"Now, I now a lot of y’all don’t care…  b***h I’m scared," she concludes. "This is crazy, and I really feel bad for these people that gotta go to f**kin' work without getting f**kin' paid."

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I know a lot of ya do r watch the news so I’m letting ya know shit getting real .....I ain’t going to say nothing much tho I don’t want mofos to off me.....ANYWAYS TWERK VIDEO OUT NOW

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R. Kelly's Former Manager Will Reportedly Surrender To Georgia Police For Threats Towards Savage Family

James Mason, R. Kelly’s former manager who is being accused of sending terrorizing, threatening text messages to the father of one of Kelly’s accusers, is reportedly surrendering to Georgia authorities.

According to The Blast, Mason will surrender in Henry County, Ga. on Wednesday (Jan. 16) after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest, citing “terroristic threats and acts.” A police report obtained by the site states that Mason told Timothy Savage, the father of Kelly’s alleged cult member Jocelyn Savage, that he was going to “f**king kill” him when he saw him, and that he was going to harm him and his family.

A second manager for Kelly, Don Russell, is also reportedly under investigation for allegedly harassing and threatening the Savage family for participating in the six-part docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly. 

Mr. Savage was reportedly texted by Mr. Russell, who said it would “be best for him and his family if the documentary [Surviving R. Kelly] does not air." During a phone call that was put on speaker, Russell reportedly threatened to reveal information about Mr. Savage if he did not pull out of the doc.

Kelly is under investigation in both Georgia and Illinois, which is reportedly a direct response to the allegations made in the Lifetime docu-series.

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Porn Site Condemns Users After Searches For R. Kelly's Sex Tape Increase

Searches for the infamous sex tape recorded by R. Kelly and featuring a minor has seen an uptick, and a porn site is condemning its users from trying to find it, because child pornography is illegal.

According to The Blast, porn site xHamster reportedly said that searches for the term ‘R. Kelly’ are up 388 percent since the beginning of January. Of course, this coincides with the release of the six-part Lifetime docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly, which chronicles over 20 years of indecent and immoral behavior towards teenage girls and women.

The site noted that they do not have the infamous tape that involves the controversial musician having sex with and urinating on an underage girl, nor will they ever carry it and other videos like it on their site.

“The R. Kelly tape is not on xHamster, nor would we ever allow it to be,” representatives for the site told The Blast. “Regardless of the news or sensation, a tape featuring underaged is both illegal and immoral.” xHamster also says they will be “disabling searches and putting up messages alerting any searches that the content is not acceptable.”

One of the messages on the site says “Please consider that in searching for and viewing such content, you may be re-victimizing a minor who could not consent.”

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