50 Cent Inspired Birdman To Remove His Face Tattoos

Hitting the big 5-0 is has inspired Birdman to make some drastic decisions on his appearance like getting his infamous face tattoos removed.

While speaking with Wendy Williams on Tuesday (April 2), the businessman shared how he's interested in laser tattoo removal. He's open to keeping his large five-star tat, but he says the rest have to go. He also shared how 50 Cent provided insight for his decision since the rapper went under a similar procedure some moons ago.

"I didn't want to take the head [tattoos] off but I do want to take the facials off," he said. "I was talking to my patna 50 Cent about it since he removed his tattoos so I wanted to go to someone who can take the tattoos off my face."

In 2010, Mr. Curtis Jackson got laser tattoo removal in an effort to make his acting gigs easier. Speaking to People, the rapper called it an ongoing process but felt it was for the best. “It cuts down on the amount of time I have to spend in makeup covering them up," he said at the time. Ironically just one year prior, Birdman kicked off his tattoo frenzy with his head tattoo.

Laser tattoo removal is a lengthy and at times painful process, depending on the size of the tattoo and skin condition of the client. Birdman seems to be aware of the battle ahead. "If I have to live with it I will, I just felt like me being older, I would like to get them off. If not, it is what it is." he said.

Just last month, Birdman opened up to Forbes about his tattoos and how they've played an unwanted role in his business deals. “I just think at this point in my life, I don’t need that. That stereotypes you,” he said. “It takes away from the business and certain things.”

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Report: Kanye West Wants To Start His Own Church

It appears Kanye West's Coachella Sunday Service show really inspired him. The rapper is reportedly looking to expand on his gospel segment by starting his own church.

According to a new report from People, Kanye is seriously considering starting his own church where he can perform new music and promote spirituality on his terms. "He has talked about starting his own church, and what exactly that would be," a source told People. "It wouldn’t be the traditional, 3-hymns-and-a-sermon thing. Instead, it would be a way to point people to Jesus through the arts and through a community of people who love and care for each other. He also wants his kids to be raised in faith, and the best way for him to do that is to live out his faith."

It doesn't stop there. Kanye is also looking to help those in need. "Say what you want about Kanye, but he really does want to help people who need support," the insider continued. "He understands brokenness and the need for healing, probably more than most people. He believes in the healing powers of music, but also believes that God can step in and heal people’s brokenness and their issues."

Kanye West kicked off his Sunday Service performance on Easter Sunday (April 21) with a number of his celebrity friends, including Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, and Teyana Taylor. DMX also delivered a moving prayer. "He is extremely passionate about his faith and wants to share it more regularly with people,” the source added. "He spends a lot of time studying and praying, and wants to share his journey."

Of course, Kanye's plans are not official at this time, but it would be interesting to see what a church headed by Ye would look like.

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Harvard Says Blac Chyna Has Not Been Accepted To Its Business School

Blac Chyna fans were shocked to learn the reality TV star had been accepted to Harvard Business School after she shared the news on social media. But it turns out, that might have been fake news.

Harvard University reportedly told TMZ that Chyna was not admitted to the school to obtain a degree or even a certificate. "Harvard Business School Online has not admitted nor provided an acceptance letter to a person named Angela White," the statement reads.

The statement follows Blac Chyna's big reveal on social media Thursday afternoon (April 25), in which she said, "school is going to help me take things up a couple of notches. People are always talking about me, might as well talk about the good."

Black Chyna has not responded to this report at the moment.

 

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Gang Leader Linked To Tupac's Murder Sentenced To 10 Years Over Drug Charge

A gang leader who is believed to be connected to Tupac's murder case is reportedly heading to prison for a long time. Darnell Brim, who was a South Side Compton Crips leader, was reportedly sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for drug distribution, TMZ reports.

Brim, received his sentencing after agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) caught him selling crack cocaine.

Brim is believed to be one of the four men who was riding in the white Cadillac that pulled up and opened fire on Tupac and Suge Knight on Las Vegas Boulevard in 1996. The LAPD suspects Brim fired the fatal shot that killed the legendary west coast artist, but he was never charged. Tupac was pronounced dead at 4:03 pm PT on Sept. 13, 1996. Brim was reportedly shot in a drive-by shooting in Compton two days after Pac's murder, which cops believed was retaliation for the rapper's death.

The rapper's death was never solved.

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