Oct 2012 12

Nelly was detained on Wednesday night (October 10th) after cops found drugs and gun on his tour bus. According to, Nelly’s bus was stopped at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas when a police canine detected the presence of drugs. When cops pulled the bus over and searched the bus, they found 36 small baggies of heroin — totaling .64 ounces and over ten pounds of marijuana insider a large green duffel bag — which is about the size of a large bed pillow. Cops also found a loaded .45 caliber pistol.

All seven passengers on Nelly’s bus were detained. Luckily for the rapper, one of the passengers Brian Keith Jones admitted that the drug and guns were his. He was arrested and Nelly and the others were let go.

  • This checkpoint is the same one were other celebs like Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and Fiona Apple were arrested.


Nelly released a statement about the incident. Of course, he said that the drugs and gun were not his. He said, “It is my understanding a member of my staff made an unfortunate decision to bring unlawful materials onto our tour bus that resulted in his arrest this morning, October 11th. ”

  • He continued, “Neither I nor anyone else on the tour bus was aware of his decision to bring these on board. Law enforcement officials in Sierra Blanca, Texas did not press charges against anyone other than that individual.”

May 2012 31

On the Saturday morning before he would make headlines for chewing off a man’s face –– before he would come to be known tragically as the “Miami Zombie”–– Rudy Eugene held his Bible and kissed his girlfriend goodbye.

Eugene’s on-again, off-again girlfriend said he woke her up at 5:30 a.m. to say he was going to meet with a “homeboy.” She said she found it strange he was rummaging the closet so early in morning. He didn’t name the friend or say where he was going.

He planted a kiss on her lips and said, “I love you.”

Shortly after, he left the central Broward apartment he shared with her.

“I told him be safe and I love you too. When he walked out the door I closed it, locked it and went back to sleep,” said the girlfriend, who spoke to The Miami Herald on Wednesday but asked that her name not be disclosed. She said that she thought it unusual that he was leaving the house so early, but didn’t press him on it.

About an hour later, Eugene called her cell phone. “He called me and told me his car broke down. He said, “I’ll be home, but I’m going to be a little late. Then he said, I’m going to call you right back.” That was the last time Eugene’s girlfriend heard from him.

Around noon Saturday, she said she felt uneasy. She got into her car to search for Eugene, thinking he might still be stranded somewhere. She drove through North Miami and Miami Gardens, familiar neighborhoods Eugene frequented to visit with friends and family.

“I was worried. I couldn’t do anything. I just kept calling the phone,” she said. “I left messages saying, ‘Rudy, call me, I’m really worried.’”

She said Eugene never told her where he was going that morning, and she was surprised to hear reports that he’d been in South Beach in the hours before he attacked a homeless man, Ronald Poppo.

As a matter of fact, she said, the previous day he told her he didn’t want to go to South Beach because of the heavy police presence for Urban Beach Week. Eugene, who had been arrested in the past for possession of marijuana, told her he didn’t want to get arrested.

By Saturday evening she still had not heard from the man she calls “my baby, my heart.” She turned on the TV to watch the late night news and heard an unreal story: A nude man near the Miami Herald building pounced on a homeless man, chewing off his face. The man with pieces of flesh hanging from his teeth was shot dead by police.

“I thought to myself, ‘Oh my God, that’s crazy,’ she said. “I didn’t know that it was Rudy.”

All day Sunday she placed phone calls to friends asking if they’d seen Eugene and again she searched North Dade streets for her boyfriend.

At 11 a.m. Monday she got the call from a member of Eugene’s family.

The caller shouted terrible news into the phone: “Rudy’s dead, Rudy’s dead.”

“I immediately started to scream,’’ she said. “I don’t know when I hung up the phone, I was hysterical.”

But it was not until the afternoon, when she left her home to grieve with the rest of Eugene’s family in North Miami Beach, that she heard even worse news: The man everyone was calling the Miami Zombie was her boyfriend.

The man being depicted by the media as a “face eater” or a “monster” is not the man she knew, she said. He smoked marijuana often, though had recently said he wanted to quit, but he didn’t use stronger recreational drugs and even refused to take over-the-counter medication for simple ailments like headaches, she said. He was sweet and well-mannered.

Eugene’s girlfriend has her own theory on what happened that day. She believes Eugene was drugged unknowingly. The only other explanation, she said, was supernatural — that someone put a Voodo curse on him. The girlfriend, who unlike Eugene is not Haitian, said she has never believed in Vodou, until now.

Ruth Charles, Eugene’s mother, said on Wednesday that despite the incident, she and her son had a warm relationship: “I’m his first love…he’s a nice kid…he was not a delinquent.”

Charles told the station she was speaking up for the first time to defend her dead son.

“Everybody says that he was a zombie, but I know he’s not a zombie; he’s my son…I don’t know what they injected in him to turn him into the person who did what he did.”

A friend of Eugene’s since they were teenagers told The Herald on Wednesday that Eugene had been troubled in recent years.

Joe Aurelus said Eugene told him he wanted to stop smoking pot, and that friends were texting Eugene Bible verses.

“I was just with him two weeks ago,”’ he said. They were at a friend’s house watching a movie and Eugene had a Bible in his hand.

“He was going through a lot with his family,” Aurelus said, and jumping from job to job.

“Rudy was battling the devil.”


Feb 2012 02


Remember Maia Campbell who played Tiffany on the late 90s sitcom “In the House”?

We know so many people have probably say the videos that surfaced that didn’t put her in the best light.   In one video she  seemed to be intoxicated and drugged up while sitting in a Monte Carlo, yelling obscenities at men filming her.  The video promoted a ‘Pray4Maya’ trending topic on twitter and shortly afterward, there were rumors that she had checked into rehab. Shortly after, another video of Maia exhibiting “drug-addicted like” tendencies surfaced a year later, followed by a mug shot and it looked as if she feel into roughed and troubled time.

What’s going on in her life.

I have a lot of support; I have a lot of people in my corner. My number one is God. I’ve been sober for two years, and a lot of people can’t say that. I’m timid, shy and broken a little bit by some of the responses [online], but then again so much support from the people saying “No! She’s none of that.” Real friends stepping up … And just showing me who the real people were in my life. It helped me find myself and find out that there’s a real true artist inside of me–that no matter what obstacles may come, he’s not going to let you fall, and he’s not going to let you down.

I started ministering to myself and looking at my heart … Finding my voice … And it just made me stronger. If it doesn’t kill you, it will make you stronger. Like Drake says, “It’s far from over…” I listened to the music that people were making, and it kept inspiring me. I started making music, and I just stepped out on a limb. My mom died … So much has happened. I miss people in my life. I miss LL [Cool J]. Debbie Allen came back to the community … And for once so many miracles. I swear so many miracles!

On the state of her career and the youtube videos that surfaced:

I went on to do movies, and nobody talked about it, and that hurt me. I did a movie called ‘Rim Shop’ after Katrina had happened in New Orleans. We went down there, and that place looked a mess, seriously. We shot a film out there just to help those people, to bring revenue in and just show our support to their situation. Then, I did a gospel kind of Tyler Perry play called ‘Friends and Lovers’ with the girl who was on X-Factor–This girl named Stacy Francis. Shout out to her!

I did some things. I’m trying to reach out to Tyler Perry about one of the mom’s latest novels. She was nominated for a Noble Peace Prize for literature. [It’s called 72-Hour Hold] it was a story about her and my relationship, and I wish that Halle Berry would pick it up and read it if you’re listening. I would love for her to play the lead character.

There are so many goals and dreams that God has put in my heart while I’m sitting here sober. And I’m not doing the things I use to do. The way they attacked me on the Internet–it was BS. These guys said they were going to shoot a video for my music. I was trying to work independently–and I’m not saying that I was clear headed to believe them, but I was not doing what the heck they said I was doing. They blasted me with the words they put on the screen and just made everybody look at me another way. And I’m like, “That’s really messed up if anybody believes that!” But a lot of people didn’t. And they knew that and came to my rescue and said, “Let’s just get you all the way right.”

On how she became a survivor
I just want to thank the people that came to my rescue to support me about it. I went to Spelman, but a lot of HBCUs named a month after my mom for mental health month because she supported the mental health … Her book was about a girl with a bi-polar mental health issues and her relationship with her mom. It was kind of a bougie little girl that was prive to every freakin’ thing, raised up in The Hills and just had it like that. Nobody took the time to deal with her psychologically. And that’s what ’72-Hour Hold’ is about. That’s the next project that I want to basically get out to producers and Tyler Perry to see if anybody is interested in pushing it.

I want to attach myself to anything-–reality shows, movies–but positive characters. I don’t want to play the crazy girl like, ”Craig, Craig let me borrow your VCR!” It’s too much of that in life, and we got kids out there … I wish they would take that type of stuff off the Internet because the kids have to go to school and deal with reality of that, and it makes it hard for them to learn.

Dec 2011 08

Robin Thicke has opened up about his past drug use. A couple of years back, rumor had it that the singer had a cocaine habit. In an NYC radio interview, when asked about the alleged cocaine abuse, Robin said, “I’ll say I never met a drug I didn’t like.” He later added that the drug use stopped since he and wife Paula Patton had their son Julian came into the picture.

When asked about the best thing about marriage, he said, “High heels, great sex and lingerie . . .” He also revealed that he and Paula have been together since high school and they’ve been able to make it last because they have been able to “change together.”

  • When asked if women are still hitting on him, despite knowing he is married, he said, “…Most of them just want to do threesomes and get up in the middle of it.”


In an interview with BET, Robin Thicke revealed how he manages to stay faithful with all the temptation around him. He said, “Have you seen my wife? For me, it’s easy but if you’re wife doesn’t look like mine and she’s not a beautiful person inside and out then who knows how you’re going to withstand all that temptation. But for me, I’m a very blessed man and I’m very happy, as a matter of fact, I’m very lucky and I work very hard to keep that woman happy.”

He continued, “You have to pay attention to what do they want now; what are they listening to; what are they doing now; how are they feeling now. If you pay attention to the changes you guys can change together. If you just say “Nah, I’m doing me boo. If you don’t like me…I do me.” Don’t do you, do something new! Keep it interesting; keep it sexy. Doing you is going to get boring after a few years if you keep doing the same you. Mix it up and keep it gangsta.”

Nov 2011 28

In the year end issue of Vibe, T.I. has said that although he supports anyone’s sexual preference, he thinks gays can be too sensitive at times. T.I. told the magazine, “Man, I will say this, the funniest joke I ever heard Tracy say during a stand-up was, ‘C’mon man, I think gay people are too sensitive. If you can take a d*ck, you can take a joke.’ [Cracks up laughing.] That sh*t was funny to me. And it’s kind of true.”

  • He continued, “They’re like,’If you have an opinion against us, we’re gonna shut you down.’ … That’s not American. If you’re gay you should have the right to be gay in peace, and if you’re against it you should have the right to be against it in peace.”


T.I. also talked about people criticizing Tiny for not taking his drug charges. Back in September 2010, 50 Cent tweeted about T.I.’s second drug arrest. He wrote, “Man, T.I. and Tiny done got picked up again for methamphetamine and ecstasy. Damn, man, Tiny gotta take that charge. Say it was yours, baby.”

T.I. said, “I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonna have no discussion about what my ole lady shoulda, woulda, coulda done for anything as it pertains to me. We ain’t gonn’a do that. I’m the only one in my family that’s gonna take a lick when it pertains to the legal system. Since me, none of my other family members have seen a jail cell. Nobody. I’m the last one. The buck stops here. I feel that a person that stands behind [his woman for a criminal charge] is a coward anyway.”

  • He continued, “She wasn’t gonna catch it period, ’cause I’m there. That wasn’t even a consideration. Even if she asked me to I would’ve been like, “Nah, you trippin’. “


50 took to Twitter to respond to T.I.’s ran. He said, “Man I just saw something T.I said in VIBE about a tweet I wrote when he caught his drug case. He just got out a jam and caught a new one.”

He continued, “Any other time a nigga done Get caught with 10 machine gun an silencer then catch a drug charge. You will f**k around and get natural life…This boy got a get outta jail FREE card. Don’t get emotional over your lady. It a get you in some sh*t you don’t want to be in.”

  • 50 later took to Twitter to reveal that he and Tip spoke and they have no beef. He wrote on Saturday (November 26th), “Look how much you fools have been tweeting about me and @Tip spoke to him last night you sh*t heads should be tweeting about streetking. You know I try to do the right thing. I’m starting to feel like good guys finish last. You talk more about sh*t that can go bad than positive things.”

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