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Tory Lanez Explains What Tekashi 6ix9ine And Tupac Have In Common

Tory Lanez looks to the heightened release of Tekashi 6ix9ine's 'Dummy Boy' album and Tupac's 'Me Against The World' to draw his comparison.

In November, Tekashi 6ix9ine was imprisoned on racketeering charges. Not only is the controversial rapper facing a lengthy or possible life in prison stint if the court deems him guilty (his case goes to trial in September 2019), but the Brooklyn native will re-appear before a judge to receive an amendment to his child sex crime indictment.

During this time, the "FEFE" rapper released his debut studio album, Dummy Boy. The project enacted a wave of responses from the masses, including artists like Tory Lanez. During a discussion on Tim Westwood's program where the "Luv" rapper talked about 6ix9ine's current situation, the Toronto native noted that not only does 6ix9ine's situation remind him of Bobby Shmurda, but also Tupac.

In 1995, Tupac was imprisoned for sexual assault. The All Eyez On Me artist decided to drop his third studio album, Me Against the World, while he was behind bars. The project topped the Billboard 200 and received platinum status. This feat is where Lanez decided to make his comparison between the "Ghetto Gospel" lyricist and 6ix9ine.

"When Tupac was in jail he dropped the biggest album," Lanez said. "Not to say it was the biggest album of all fu**in time but it was a pretty big moment. It's sad he has to be locked up during it, is all I'm saying." While that statement serves as one of the grabs from Lanez's interview, he also touched on his public tete-a-tete with Joyner Lucas. The pair engaged in a couple of diss tracks over the course of a few days in November, but it has since fizzled out when Lanez claimed, "it's done."

Tekashi 6ix9ine has also compared himself to Tupac, writing on a previous Instagram post that his rise to stardom and the hate that he's encountered mimics the "California Love" rapper's own stardom. "Watch my story, a kid with a rainbow hair got under everybody skin pulling every n**gas card," he wrote. "I'm gangsta and that's that."

 

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Dr. King's Childhood Home Sold For $1.9 Million To The National Park Service

The two-story Atlanta home that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr spent his formidable years has been sold. According to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, the yellow and brown house on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta was sold for $1.9 million to the National Park Service.

Will Shafroth, CEO of the National Park Foundation said it was hard to place a dollar amount on the location where a lot of Dr. King's character was molded.

"It is difficult to value something this significant in our nation’s history. It is a priceless asset. It is one of the most important places to tell the story of America,” Shafroth said.

Bernice King, daughter of late the civil rights leader, said the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change had been considering selling the home since the passing of their mother Coretta Scott, in 2006. King said the center will focus on nonviolent educational and training programs.

“We are working on creating more robust, nonviolence training,” King said. “Our society is desperately in need of Dr. King’s nonviolent teachings right now in order to create a just, humane and peaceful world. That is what we are trying to put our energy in.”

The home was reportedly built by a white firefighter in 1895 and then purchased by Dr. King's maternal grandfather, Rev. Adam Daniel Williams, who was pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church for $3,500. When King's mother and father wed in 1927, they moved. All of King's siblings including himself were born in the home.

Elizabeth Paradis Stern, spokeswoman for the National Park Service said the preservation of the home will not falter now that it's out of the family's possession.

“The most important thing about this is that this property will be protected and preserved permanently as one of our most important properties,” Stern said. “It is part of the American fabric.”

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Donnie McClurkin Sent To Hospital Following Car Accident

Gospel legend Donnie McClurkin couldn't be more grateful after surviving a car accident this past Wednesday (Dec. 12).

The "We Fall Down" singer was driving on the road in the earlier part of the day when he passed out and began weaving into traffic. He reportedly struck the middle concrete island.

Following the incident, he posted a selfie of him on the hospital bed in scrubs on Facebook. Along with the photo, he explained that he woke up from the accident with stitches on his left thumb, on top of having a sprained wrist, and hurt knee. His car was also completely totaled.

"I AM ALIVE!!!! Somewhat mangled, stitches on left thumb, sprained wrist, hurt knee, but I’m still here! God and two angels saved my life!," the Grammy-winning artist wrote.

He also mentioned that two "angels" pulled him out the car to safety and medical attention. "I owe them...I am still here by the grace of God! Thank you, Lord...thank you!" he added.

On Friday (Dec. 14), McClurkin posted to his Facebook page again, sharing several photos of his destroyed car. "This is the totaled car that two angels rescued me from ....after passing out while driving I don’t remember most of what happened a day and a half ago...but God," he wrote. "I overrode doctors and sisters advice and flew to KENYA today for ministry Saturday @ TWO RIVERS. and home on this Sunday to celebrate life."

In happier news, McClurkin also took time to plug in his new Christmas single titled "My Favorite Things." Check out McClurkin's posts on social media and stream his new song below.

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Nicki Minaj's Boyfriend Kenneth Petty Received 18 Violations During Prison Stint

Nicki Minaj's new boyfriend, Kenneth Petty has a very troubled past.

On Friday (Dec. 14), TMZ revealed court documents disclosing Petty's history of disciplinary actions while he was an inmate in New York for manslaughter from 2006 to 2013.

When he entered the correctional facility, he was reportedly written up for creating a disturbance. Later during his stint, he was hit with a slew of disciplinary actions following a series of violent actions that included fighting, making terroristic threats, and "disobeying a direct order."

In 2009, prison faculty placed him in solitary confinement for four months as part of being reprimanded for nine different violations. Petty lost privileges that included the usage of the inmate telephone service, recreational activity, and the prison canteen.

In addition to his prison violations, Petty is a convicted sex offender. At the age of 16, he was tried as an adult served a four-year sentence for attempted rape of a minor.

Petty, who hails from the same borough as Nicki, Queens, knew the platinum-selling rap star since she was a teenager. They dated for a short period years prior to reuniting.

Minaj posted various photos of her and Petty going on a vacation getaway earlier this month. Sources close to Minaj told the celebrity gossip website that the 36-year-old hip-hop artist is  "happier than she's been in years" with Petty.

 

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