Rapper Jon James McMurray Dies During Airplane Stunt

The stuntman was filming a video for his song that required him to walk on the wing of a small airplane while rapping.

While performing a chilling stunt on the outside of an airplane mid-flight, rapper Jon James McMurray died at the age of 34 on Saturday (Oct. 20), Billboard reports. The stuntman was filming a video for his song that required him to walk on the wing of a small airplane while rapping.

As the Canadian artist/professional skier moved further onto the aircraft's wing, "it caused the small Cessna to go into a downward spiral that the pilot couldn't correct," McMurray's representatives said. After losing his grip, McMurray fell to his death when his parachute didn't deploy. The incident occurred in Vernon, British Columbia. There were no other reported injuries after the plane made a safe landing.

On the music side, McMurray released a collaboration with Riff Raff titled "The Man" on Oct. 9. He was described by frequent collaborator Bushy Wayne as a person who liked to discover new ways of using cameras to capture the major moments in his life. A GoFundMe page has also been established to assist with funeral expenses and continue the release of his work.

"He loved life so much and he documented everything he did," Wayne wrote. "He left us this weekend with so many lessons and even more good vibes. He also left us with hundreds of hours of music and footage that is all so, so beautiful."


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Just the other day we were playing with cameras on a beautiful rooftop. Climbing around just like we did when we first met. As much as Jon james loved music and skiing and flipping, he loved cameras. When we met at age 14 he had a camera and he used every chance he got every day until last Saturday when he was using 12. He rolled around everyday with chargers for numerous devices. He would say things like “it’s better than nothing” when we where just messing around and shot a funny video. He loved life so much and he documented everything he did. He left us this weekend with so many lessons and even more good vibes. He also left us with hundreds of hours of music and footage that is all so, so beautiful. Myself and all his friends and family have started a page (link in profile) to raise some money so that his music and all his documentation of his fearless life is released in a professional way. The fund will also help with his celebration of life so we can send him off properly. Help us shine the light of Jon James forever! #jonjames

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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

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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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