Saturday, July 25, 2015

Hulk Hogan’s race rant over his daughter dating a black man

 Hogan followed with a boiler-plate apology later Friday morning.

Image result for hulk hoganSTORY DEVELOPING –– Hogan has apologized in a statement to People magazine:

“Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it,”
Hogan said in a statement exclusively to PEOPLE. The transcript featuring that conversation was published online by the National Enquirer.

“This is not who I am. I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise,” Hogan told PEOPLE. “I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.”
Hogan’s lawyer, David Houston, also told People that Hogan resigned from WWE.
“He decided to resign from WWE because he didn’t want to put them or his family through this,” Houston said.

Way to disappoint your fans, Hulk Hogan. After finding out about his racist tirade on July 23, WWE viewers are totally disgusted with his remarks — and okay that he’s been fired!

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STORY DEVELOPING –– Hulk Hogan, 61, was fired from the WWE on July 23 after audio of the Hulkster repeatedly using the n-word dropped. It’s not the first time that he’s been recording saying it, either. The iconic wrestling star has been scrubbed from the WWE, including their hall of fame — and fans are actually okay with that. Their reactions ranged from total disbelief over the scandal, to utter disgust! See their reactions below!
Hulk was recorded saying the n-word in a 2012 interview with DJ Whoo Kid on Whoolywood Shuffle, which raised shock and concern from his employer, World Wrestling Entertainment. It wasn’t the first time that the Hulkster was caught using the disgusting slur; there is reportedly audio of Hulk using the n-word in reference to fellow wrestlers, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, according to The Huffington Post. It showed that Hulk clearly uses the slur casually, and the WWE wasn’t having that. He was fired from the organization, with all mentions of him stripped completely. He as also been dropped from USA’s Tough Enough.
What you gonna do when the Hulkster runs wildly racist on you?
Image result for hulk hoganSTORY DEVELOPING –– If you’re WWE, you’re going to fire the company’s most iconic pro wrestler.
Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan was body-slammed by WWE on Friday when it was revealed he went off on a racist tirade in his infamous sex tape that’s at the center of a lawsuit with Gawker, according to reports.
Hogan is heard spewing hate speech in a conversation about his daughter, Brooke, and her African-American boyfriend, sources told Radar Online and The National Enquirer:
“I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f–k some n—-r, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n—-r worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player! I guess we’re all a little racist. F–king n—-r.”
WWE has scrubbed Hogan from several online platforms, according to a report by Wresting Inc: His profile was removed from the Alumni section of WWE’s website, related merchandise was removed from its online shop and Hogan was removed from the cast listing for Tough Enough, a WWE-produced reality series.
“WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan),” said a statement from WWE. “WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”
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The backdrop for this controversy is the ongoing lawsuit in which Hogan — call him Terry Bollea in court, please — is suing Gawker Media for $100 million for invasion of privacy, after the website published a clip from the 2006 sex tape allegedly featuring Hogan and the then-wife of his then-best friend. The trial was set to start July 6, but was postponed with an October hearing and no new trial date.
Friday’s reputation-puncturing reveals about Hogan — whose stage persona exhorted kids to say their prayers and take their vitamins — surely help Gawker’s defense.
Hogan has a history with the n-word. Online wrestling forums dusted off a years-old radio interview on DJ Whoo’s SiriusXM show in which Hogan uses the slur several times in telling a story.
DJ Whoo Kidd asked: “You’ve been saying ‘brother’ for years. Any black guy ever say, ‘Yo, you my n—-r, you my n—-r, Hulk?'”
Hogan replied: “Well, Booker T [a black ex-wrestler] used to say that to me on TV, and, you know, every time I pull up YouTube there’s that famous thing that Booker T .. .goes, ‘I’m coming for you, my n—-r.’
“They’re all calling me n—-r, and then I started saying it and you know, I always said it, but now all of a sudden I get heat when I said it.”

WWE terminates Hulk Hogan’s contract, erases him from Web site 

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STORY DEVELOPING –– Using language so hate-filled and vile it would shock even his most ardent fans, Hulk brazenly blustered to Heather Clem – the wife of his former pal Bubba “The Love Sponge,” with whom he was covertly filmed having sex with in 2012 – that he was an unabashed “racist."
"I guess we’re all a little racist," he crowed on the tape, multiple sources have confirmed exclusively to The ENQUIRER.
Despite his TV image as a born-again Christian, the tapes prove that Hulk is a very different man off camera!
In a startling exchange, the 61-year-old told Clem – who he sued for invasion of privacy after their XXX tape was leaked to a website – about his frustrations with blonde bombshell Brooke, 27.
"She is making some real bad decisions now," Hulk said, sources tell us. "My daughter Brooke jumped sides on me. I spent $2-3 million on her music career, I’ve done everything like a jackass for her.”
The bitter bodybuilder continued, "The one option Brooke had, Brooke’s career besides me, is [to] sell beach records."
At that point on the tape, the former "Hogan Knows Best” star bemoaned how a "black billionaire guy" had offered to fund her music career.
He also attempts to use bizarre, twisted logic in an attempt to justify his bigotry at the man.
"I don’t know if Brooke was f*cking the black guy’s son," Hulk raved, the sources add.
"I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n*ggers. But then when it comes to nice people and sh*t, and whatever."
Then, in a tirade to rival the racism embarrassments suffered by Mel Gibson and "Dog The Bounty Hunter," Hulk unloaded even more hatred!
Image result for hulk hoganAccording to sources, he said: "I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f*ck some n*gger, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n*gger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!
"I guess we’re all a little racist. Fucking n*gger."
Radar and The ENQUIRER has learned explosive transcripts of the loathsome conversation have been filed in a Florida court, under seal, in a bid to prevent them from being publicly released.
But an extensive news probe uncovered five independent sources who provided the dramatic contents of the tape to this publication.
Hulk did not return a request for comment.

Nicki Minaj On Taylor Swift: "We're All Good"

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Nicki Minaj says her "beef" with Taylor Swift is no more.

Nicki Minaj made a big appearance on Good Morning America this morning, performing a pair of songs and sitting down for an interview to discuss the recently released VMAs Video of the Year noms, from which her "Anaconda" video was conspicuously absent, and her Twitter confrontation with Taylor Swift. Nicki said her "beef" with Swift is no more."I spoke to Taylor Swift yesterday on the phone," she said. "She was super, super sweet and she apologized. She said, 'you know, look, I didn't understand the big picture of what you were saying, but now I get it.' So we're all good."Their phone call comes on top of Swift's public apology yesterday.“Everyone sometimes speaks out of turns,” Nicki said. ”I’ve been there. Sometimes we do things and we don’t think right away or we don’t investigate, and then we just talk. So it was big of [Swift] to come out and say that. So, yeah, we spoke for a long time. We were cracking up laughing on the phone. It’s over, you guys.”She is still beefing with MTV, however. “We can’t just have one type of body being glorified in the media because it just makes girls even more insecure than we already are."

50 Cent Must Pay Additional $2M in Sex-Tape Lawsuit

A New York City jury has found that rapper 50 Cent must pay an additional $2 million in punitive damages to a woman featured in a sex tape posted to the Internet.

Image result for 50 centThe jurors' decision Friday came two weeks after they ordered the multiplatinum-selling artist to pay $5 million to Lastonia Leviston.
Leviston's invasion-of-privacy lawsuit argues that 50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson III, posted online a crudely narrated 13-minute sex-tape she made with a boyfriend in 2008. In the video, he taunts rival rapper Rick Ross, who isn't featured in the video but has a child with Leviston.
After the jury's verdict, Jackson filed for bankruptcy protection in Connecticut.
A lawyer for Leviston had urged jurors to award her $15 million. Jackson's attorney had asked them to order he pay $700,000.

Tiesto, David Guetta, Steve Angello and Other Big-Name DJs Are Dipping Into Tech Investment

Some of the biggest names in EDM -- like TiestoDavid GuettaSteve Angelloand Richie Hawtin, among others -- are helping nascent music-technology companies get their products off the ground and funded.

4 Reasons We’re Grateful Floetry Is Back Together

These London ladies are just better together.

Image result for floetryThey say that all good things must come to an end. But when musical partners Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart —collectively known as Floetry— announced their breakup in 2006, it felt like the abrupt end of something better than just good. Both women went on to establish themselves as formidable solo artists in the nine years of their estrangement, and while fans cheered each artist for her solo success, they also dreamed of a day when the two musical forces would be reunited once again.
The dream was realized this past winter when the dynamic duo announced their reunion tour, which kicked off in mid-May and concludes in early August. We caught their NYC set on July 20 at B.B. King’s, where these London ladies came together in grand style to represent and confirm what Floetry fans around the world already know— as good as they are individually, together as Floetry they are GREAT! Here’s 4 reasons why Floetry is simply better together.
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They Look Phenomenal TogetherRemember when the Grammy-nominated group came out in 2002 with their debut album Floetic? They immediately grabbed our attention with their funky vibe and stylish earthy/groovy fashions to match. Since then, both ladies have gone on to transform and evolve musically and physically— Ambrosius showed up and showed out in 2011 with the release of her chart-topping solo project Late Nights and Early Mornings, sporting trademark big hair, lean legs for days and a tight, toned physique. Stewart underwent a similar transformation, as witnessed during the release of her 2010 solo record, Floetic Soul. Stewart dropped jaws and popped eyes with her shorn head and slender, tattooed physique. Both have managed to maintain a seemingly healthier lifestyle and kept the weight off, inspiring countless fans to make physical fitness and well-being a priority.
They Are The Ying To Each Other’s Yang
There is a synergy and energy about Floetry that is apparent from the moment they take the stage. As the self-proclaimed “Songstress” and “Floacist,” they have an intrinsic understanding of the role each plays individually and collectively to create the magic that they make on record and onstage. It is a beautiful thing to watch each artist play her role with such confidence and charisma, stepping boldly into a space where they are not competing but complementing each other with every note sung and every word spoken. Stewart conjures up images of earthiness, while Ambrosius’ ethereal vocal styling evokes thoughts of a heavenly realm. Where these two worlds meet is a place of perfection.
They Are The Perfect Blend of Edutainment
We’re not sure who made us smile harder and laugh louder— Stewart, with her sarcastic rant/response to the question “What has she been up to?” (she’s just been home, serving her community and struggling to groom her own garden and tomatoes), or Ambrosius, with her admission that she’s a sophisticated ratchet who knows how to “turn up” with class. The pair presented a perfectly balanced blend of righteous and ratchet as Stewart performed her hit single “Breathe.” They also raised the consciousness of the audience with mention of the disturbing state of American affairs, including the South Carolina church killings. Without missing a beat Ambrosius lightened the mood with her performance of her hit song “Hope She Cheats on You (With A Basketball Player)”, complete with a few choice curse words for good measure.
Image result for floetry 2015They Know How To Have A Good Time TogetherPerhaps the best part of the evening was the end, when Stewart and Ambrosius came together onstage to show their love for this thing we call music. They set the roof on fire with a medley of beloved throwbacks and party jams like “It Takes Two” by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock, “Real Love” by Mary J. Blige, “Candy” by Cameo, and “Poison” by Bell Biv DeVoe. They set up their last song of the night by reminding us that at the end of the day, it’s all about the message. The crowd lost it and burst into a laughing, dancing hysteria as Floetry started to sing, “So let your soul glo!” from the 1988 Eddie Murphy classic Coming to America. The concert ended with both ladies shouting out another hilarious movie tidbit, “sexual chocolate” and reminding us all that at the end of the day, life is too short to not have a little fun with it.