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Donda West's Surgeon Says 'No' To Kanye West's Album Cover

Kanye is fine with it though.

Kanye West made headlines this past week for his excessive tweeting sprees. Whether he was showing the progress he was making in the design studio for the upcoming Yeezy collection, or voicing his opinions about Donald Trump, the rapper has been the name on everybody's lips.

West announced that his LOVE EVERYONE album cover would feature the mugshot of cosmetic surgeon Jan Adams, who performed the breast reduction surgery and other procedures on Dr. Donda West, Kanye's mother. As we know, Dr. West died the day after the procedures were performed. Adams was sued for malpractice twice after the 2007 incident, which reportedly cost him $500,000.

'Ye wrote on Twitter that he was using Mr. Adams' photo as his album cover as a labor of love, not the harboring of hate. While this was a big step forward for Mr. West, a letter from Adams called for the prompt "cease and desist" of his mug shot in relation to the album.

"Thank you for thinking of me for the cover of your next album," he wrote in his open letter. "Unfortunately, I have to decline at this time, and I ask that you cease and desist using my photo or any image of me to promote your album or any of your work." Adams continued his letter by saying that he does not want to seem "ungrateful," but he does not want the "negativity of the past" to be "dragged" along in West's latest "conversion of love."

"Open letter from Jan Adams," wrote Kanye on Twitter, with a picture of the letter from the doctor. "This is amazing. Thank you so much for this connection brother. I can't wait to sit with you and start healing."

Furthermore in the letter, Adams explained the misconceptions and errors in reporting about Donda's final surgery, stating that the procedure took five hours, not eight, and that from a surgeon's standpoint, the operation was a success. Adams says the issue stemmed from improper precautions taken to care for Donda after surgery by her "best friend or her personal assistant, who were the only people with her."

Kanye's cousin Stephan Scoggins was reportedly the nurse supposed to be taking care of Donda, but according to Adams' letter, "He did not return to the home nor did he call to check on the decedent."

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Tory Lanez Sued For Alleged Attack In Miami Nightclub

Tory Lanez is facing legal trouble over an alleged altercation that went down inside Miami’s LIV nightclub last year. Christopher “Prince” Harty, an up-and-coming artist and Miami promoter who appeared on Love & Hip-Hop: Miami claims that Lanez attacked him last November.

The onetime reality star alleges that Lanez, along with his entourage and security team, punched and attacked him in the nightclub. According to reports, Prince claims to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head, neck, and chest, in addition to contusions, bruises and anxiety, as a result of the incident. He is suing for unspecified damages.

“They backed me into a corner, and once I was there, they started stomping on me, jumping me,” he recalled to NBC Miami.

He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

A portion of the incident was captured on cellphone video. Prince stated that he knew Lanez prior to the run-in, and helped get him into clubs before.

His attorney, Marwan Porter of Porter Law Firm, called the violent incident “a chronic problem” with Lanez who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July. The 28-year-old recording artist has yet to publicly address either incident.

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Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

As for the reason for the divorce filing, the estranged couple simply grew apart. “Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart. I been with this man for four years. I have a kid with this man, I have a household with this man…sometimes you’re just tired of the arguments and the build up. You get tired sometimes and before something happens, you leave.”

“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

Speaking of the new album, Cardi has been indecisive about choosing her next single because “WAP” did so well. “That means that my second single has to be even better.”

Towards the end of her venting session, Cardi reiterated that she’s focusing on her work, and revealed that she's starting new business for her daughter Kulture.

 

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Barack Obama Announces Release Date For ‘A Promised Land’ Memoir

Following the mega-success of his wife’s Becoming release, Barack Obama is poised to debut his own memoir, A Promised Land, this fall. The former president made the literary announcement on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 17).

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book and I’m proud of this one,” Obama tweeted while explaining that he tries to give an “honest account” of his presidency in the book. The release will also touch on “the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our division and make democracy work for everybody.”

There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In 'A Promised Land,' I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody. pic.twitter.com/T1QSZVDvOm

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020

The highly anticipated and introspective release takes readers on a “compelling journey” and details Obama’s “improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.” Included in the memoir are striking personal details about his political education, as well as landmark moments from his first term presidency.

The Obamas secured the reported $60 million book deals around a year after ending their tenure in the White House. Michelle Obama’s book became the best-selling memoir in history.

A Promised Land is currently available for pre-order at Obamabook.com. The memoir will be released on Nov. 17.

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