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Keyshia Cole breaks silence after her mother Frankie Lons’ death


“You can never prepare for something like this,” she wrote in an emotional post.By Victoria Moorwood  Jul 23, 2021, 10:39am EDT

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Keyshia Cole has shared a touching tribute to her late mother Frankie Lons who sadly passed away last weekend. As reported by REVOLT, Frankie died while celebrating her 61st birthday on Sunday (July 18).

On Instagram, Keyshia posted a series of pictures of her and her mother throughout the years.

“This is so hard man. Can’t really even find the words. SMH,” the R&B star wrote. “I honestly don’t even know how to feel. You can never prepare for something like this… Ever!!! But you will be missed. It’s crazy because… For weeks I’ve been quoting you, from the goose that laid the golden egg, to calling Neffe shoes slow burners, cause they were bought scuffed up already… Your humor was unmatched!!! Naturally so funny, that’s what I loved about your personality… We all did.”

Keyshia Cole’s mother Frankie Lons passes away

Keyshia Cole, Frankie Lons

“I created this post to show my love and appreciation for your life and I would like to thank my fans + supporters, shoot your supporters and fans, for being here with us during these hard times, and the love that you all have for us,” she continued. “The love for all your children was definitely felt.”

The “Last Night” singer added, “When u said all you want is to have ALL OF YOUR CHILDREN IN ONE PLACE, AT ONE TIME meant the most to you… I’m completely down to do that for you. Even through our differences …. WE LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! Frank da bank!”

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Keyshia’s brother Sam previously told TMZ that their mom passed away from a drug overdose. However, her official cause of death has not yet been confirmed. Keyshia and Frankie’s relationship was well-documented on the BET reality TV show, “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is.” Frankie also became a star in her own right through her spinoff show with her daughter Neffe Pugh, “Frankie & Neffe.”

We at REVOLT continue to send our condolences to Keyshia and Frankie’s family at this time. See her post below.

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Court documents in R. Kelly case reveal alleged sexual relationship with two teenage boys


Sexual abuse of teenage girls and women circa 1991, alleged abuse of teenage boys, physical abuse, plus hush payments and bribery are all on the list of crimes Kelly is not currently being charged for.By Christopher Harris  Jul 24, 2021, 4:03pm EDT

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As disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly awaits an August trial date, federal prosecutors want the judge to admit additional evidence of more alleged, uncharged crimes Kelly may have committed.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting sexual abuse of teenage girls and women circa 1991, alleged abuse of a teenage boy, physical abuse, plus hush payments and bribery are all on the list of crimes Kelly is not currently being charged for. The court documents prosecutors handed in Friday (July 23) includes 20 Jane Does and two John Does, The Chicago Tribune reports.

The 55-page motion reportedly discloses a sexual relationship Kelly had with a 17-year-old boy he met at a Chicago McDonalds. That interaction began in December 2006, prosecutors allege, while the teen was also told by Kelly to engage in sexual acts with other people as well. The boy, referred to as John Doe No. 1 in the documents, is believed to have introduced Kelly to a second teenage boy — John Doe No. 2.

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Kelly allegedly attempted to have a sexual relationship with him as well. However, it reportedly took some years for the 3x Grammy Award winner to begin having sex with John Doe No. 2. Similar to the account given by John Doe No. 1, the second John Doe reportedly was also forced to engage in sexual acts with Kelly’s girlfriends and other individuals. These acts were often filmed by Kelly for his enjoyment, prosecutors say.

Prosecutors aren’t stopping there. They also allege that sometime around 1994, Kelly had one of his associates pay an Illinois state employee $500 to create a fake ID for Aaliyah, who was 15 years old at the time. The fake ID was created so Kelly — who was 27 years old — could marry Aaliyah. The two wed on Aug. 31, 1994, but the marriage was annulled quickly after Aaliyah told her parents.

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The “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number” songwriter has been in custody since his arrest in July, 2019. He is facing racketeering charges from six alleged victims accusing him of running a criminal enterprise that recruited women and underage girls for illegal sexual activity. His New York trial is slated to begin on Aug. 9

J Prince says feds are harassing him for crimes he didn’t commit, accuses them of racism



J. Prince has some words for the authorities.By Peter A. Berry  Jul 19, 2021, 5:11pm EDT

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J. Prince has some words for authorities.

In an Instagram post he uploaded yesterday (July 18), the Rap-A-Lot Records founder accuses the FBI and other law enforcement entities of harassing him for crimes he didn’t commit. He also says that “rogue FBI agents” and prosecutors of targeting him because of his race.

In the post, which includes audio and various overlain images, Prince shows a screenshot of what appears to be a drug transaction. From there, he gets into his feelings on the matter while declaring his innocence.

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“I just had to share one example of many of the criminal lies that’s told on my name on a daily basis,” he says in the audio. “Clearly this is a drug deal taking place on text message with my name being used to seal a deal that I have no knowledge of all or involvement in no capacity. These type of made-up scenarios and lies or the type of excuses The Feds … constantly harass me and try to incriminate me by the use of another person’s actions because when they arrest them they will lie on you.”

Elsewhere in the audio, J. Prince says that he’s been subjected too all sorts of crooked behavior from authorities, claiming that they had even planted drugs on him before. In a bit that he admits sounds like something from a movie, he also speaks on FBI agents and prosecutors he believes are out to get him.

J. Prince says the FBI tried to “kill” him when forming a Black-owned distribution company with Suge Knight and Irv Gotti

“There’s a movement by some rogue FBI agents and federal prosecutors that have a hate J. Prince racism disease,” he says.

This is not the first time J. Prince has called out federal authorities. During a “Drink Champs” appearance from last November, he claimed that the FBI had attacked both himself and then Death Row Records’ CEO Suge Knight right as they were about to join forces and work outside the major record label system. He even said the FBI made an attempt on his life.

“We wanted to create our own Black-owned distribution company,” Prince recalled. “So, we had a meeting of the minds, met in L.A., and it wasn’t long after, I feel like the Feds attacked each of us. Conspiracy, not only from a distribution point of view, they had their reasons. But, definitely, we all saw what happened to Death Row. We saw how they attacked Murder Inc., and they tried to kill me. So, that was one of them things.”

See J. Prince speak on authorities allegedly targeting him for yourself below.

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Lil Durk targeted in home invasion, gets into shootout with intruders

Lil Durk and his girlfriend, India Royale, were not injured.By Sweenie Saint-Vil  Jul 15, 2021, 6:11pm EDT

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Lil Durk survived a shootout that took place at his Atlanta residence over the weekend. As TMZ reported, the Chicago emcee and his girlfriend, India Royale, were at their home in the Chateau Elan neighborhood of Braselton on Sunday (July 11) when a group of unidentified individuals forced their way in around 5 a.m.

Upon entry, a shootout ensued. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the couple exchanged gunfire with the intruders, who managed to flee from the scene before cops arrived. It is not clear how many people were involved in the shooting.

Reports of the home invasion at Durk’s residence confirm DJ Akademiks’ beliefs that police officers had swarmed the house and were investigating a possible shooutout at the location.

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“Lil Durk’s residence in Atlanta had heavy police presence and was possibly raided due to an investigation about a shooting and other crimes,” Akademiks said on Monday (July 12) during a Twitch livestream. “They said there was an alleged shooting around where he lived at.” The news, he revealed, came to him from residents in the area.

“This is a gated community, they called him the victim,” Ak told viewers of his livestream. “His neighbors and people that lived in that community have reported it to me that like, ‘Yo, Durk live down there, and there are mad cops. FBI is trying to execute a search warrant.’”

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After losing his brother OTF DThang in a shootout that went down outside of a Chicago strip club last month, both Lil Durk and his girl fortunately walked away from the incident unscathed.

Police are now looking into Sunday’s shooting with hopes to find more details about the case. Per TMZ, they are requesting assistance from anyone willing to provide them with tips. As of this story, no arrests were made.


New Edition Signs Massive New Representation Deal

By Taylor Fields

July 7, 2021

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New Edition is back and with new representation! The band just signed a massive new representation deal with Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

All six New Edition members, Ronnie DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, and Johnny Gill, will now be represented by CAA, who will oversee the band “in all areas worldwide, including Music Touring, Theatre, Literature, TV/Film, Production, and Composing, among many others.”

A press release also stated that the band will be touring next year “in more than 30 arenas across the U.S., accompanied by their own residency in Las Vegas.”

No further details on the tour or residency have been revealed yet, or whether the band will also putting out new music, but fans were excited to see them reunite back in May when Brown shared a photo having a meal with Gill and Bell.

New Edition last released an album 17 years ago via 2004’s One Love, 20 years after the group dropped their debut single “Candy Girl” from their self-titled debut album in 1984. Several bandmates have since gone on to have incredible solo careers, including Brown, Gill, Tresvant and DeVoe.

Remaining one of the most influential R&B groups over the last 30 years, the guys came together in 2017 to be honored with the BET Lifetime Achievement Award. During their acceptance speech, Brown said, “I didn’t know how much our fans were going to stick with us the way our fans have stuck with us for the last 35 years.”

DMX’s Official Cause Of Death Revealed



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DMX‘s official cause of death has been revealed.

According to a source from the Westchester County medical examiner’s office, the late rapper died from a cocaine-induced heart attack that blocked blood flow to his brain, per Vulture.


“It was cardiac arrest for a period of time, so there was no circulation to the brain,” the source reports, saying that acute cocaine intoxication “caused this chain of events.”

DMX, whose legal name was Earl Simmons, was just 50 years old when he passed away on April 9. He had been hospitalized days earlier on April 2 after suffering what sources now confirm was a drug-induced heart attack at his home.

Following DMX’s death, his family released a statement announcing his passing.

“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days,” the statement read. “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spend with him.”

His family went on to praise the late rapper’s impact on fans and his lasting legacy, including his eighth album, “Exodus,” that was posthumously released in May.


“Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX.”

Bill Cosby Debate Leaves Marc Lamont Hill “Disgusted” By Judge Joe Brownt


Judge Joe Brown and Marc Lamont Hill Debate Bill Cosby’s Prison Release

Marc Lamont Hill welcomed Judge Joe Brown to debate the media coverage of Bill Cosby’s prison release. However, the discussion left Hill feeling “disgusted” by Brown’s thoughts on the matter.

After Cosby’s release, Brown tweeted, “Anyone who was knowledgeable of American law would have expected and predicted the outcome of the Cosby appeal. Mainstream media and Hollywood incite public disorder by lying to the people about the law and encouraging mob rule. Hollywood reacts to Bill Cosby’s release with shock.”

Hill acknowledged the prosecution’s immoral tactics during Cosby’s trial but still expressed his belief that Cosby is a sexual predator.

“BILL COSBY IS NOT INNOCENT. HE HAS NOT BEEN EXONERATED,” Hill wrote on Twitter. “His release means that Cosby, a sexual predator, was incarcerated within a criminal legal system that has as little regard for its own rules and procedures as Cosby does for his victims.”

During their debate, Brown argued that the media was dishonest and misleading in its coverage of Cosby. He also stated it was not the responsibility of Cosby to prove his innocence and accused the justice system of allowing public opinion to sway legal proceedings.

“The truth of the matter is you don’t have to [prove Cosby is innocent], [Cosby’s accusers] have to prove that what they claim is true, not the other way around. That’s American law,” Brown said. “I see too much of this show up on the courthouse, voice your opinion, and get the courts to yield to what you believe. That’s not the way the law works — that’s called mob rule, mob justice. And if you want a more egregious exemplar, take what happened to Emmett Till and every other Black man that’s been lynched in the history of this country because somebody got emotional and decided to sovereign the law, go around it, and do what their emotions drove them to do.”

Later in the discussion, Hill brought up Cosby admitting to providing drugs and alcohol to women before having sex with them. While he argued that it’s rape when a person is too inebriated to give consent, Brown argued that’s only true in certain states. The debate grew heated as the men began talking over each other and Brown stated that it’s not society’s obligation to “protect somebody from being stupid.”

Following the interview, Hill tweeted, “Last night, I interviewed Judge Joe Brown. I was disappointed and disgusted by his misogyny and apologies for rape culture. I wish I’d ended the interview sooner.”

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Beyoncé Engineer Leaks Vocal Guitar Mimicking Session Following Trick Daddy Diss

 Published on: Jun 30, 2021, 3:00 AMby Joe Walker34

Trick Daddy came under fire for dissing Beyoncé and JAY-Z during a conversation on Clubhouse earlier in June. The Miami rapper called out Bey for her lack of musical ability, but one of her engineers, DJ Swivel, is determined to put a stop to his comments by sharing unreleased vocals from an old recording session.

In a video shared to social media, Beyoncé can be heard mimicking a guitar while recording “I Care” for her 2011 album, 4. Before playing the vocals, DJ Swivel says, “The guitar solo which she mimics with her voice which I’ve never heard before, but let’s see if we can pull it up.”

Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles, posted the clip on Instagram with the caption, “I have always been in awe when she does this. She does it with other instruments as well!!!!

Trick Daddy became a Twitter trending topic on June 22 for his Beyoncé and JAY-Z comments, in which he questioned the power couple’s talents.

“Beyoncé ain’t trying to give back to music or nothin’,” he said. “Beyoncé don’t write music and barely can sing her muthafuckin’ self. Beyoncé can’t sing. Man, I watched my godmama train Beyoncé, vocal lessons all her career.

“Beyoncé is to R&B what JAY-Z is to New York. That’s why they together. JAY-Z ain’t never won the greatest rapper alive. Whoever put him on a level like that? New York lost Biggie and they needed a hero. They wanted to be the mecca of Hip Hop and they just handed it over to JAY-Z.”

DJ Swivel worked as an engineer on Beyoncé’s 4 and also contributed to her self-titled album. In June 2011, he explained to SonicScoop how he first linked up with the singer.

“A friend of mine, Omar Grant was an A&R at Epic, and he used to work with Destiny’s Child on the road,” he said. “Beyoncé needed an engineer for a fill-in day, they called him, he called me, so I came in and did a session. We recorded the beginning stages of ‘Party,’ which is on the album. That’s the first thing we ever cut, and she said, ‘You did a great job today. You’re really fast.’ Then she left. I felt like a made a good impression.”

He continued, “Then six weeks later I got another call, and they said, ‘We need you again.’ From that point on — May 2010 — we didn’t take any days off. We probably worked 300+ days this year. But it all started from that one chance session. That comes back to my philosophy of always being around, always being available. I’ll drop anything for a session. It doesn’t matter what I’m doing.”

EXCLUSIVE: Big Meech Wins Sentence Reduction; Coming Home Early


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By: Grouchy Greg Watkins (@GrouchyGreg)Category: NewsBig Meech may have lost some appeals in the past, but he received some good news today – he’s coming home early!

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B.M.F. co-founder Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory received some great news today (June 14) – his prison sentence has been reduced

Earlier today, U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson agreed to reduce Big Meech’s prison sentence from 360 months to 324 months.

The reduction amounts to a 3-year reduction for Big Meech. 

Big Meech was sentenced to a lengthy prison term in September of 2008.

Meech was convicted of running a nationwide Continual Criminal Enterprise, and Conspiracy To Launder Money Instruments which raked in over $270 million in drug proceeds from the late ’90s until the Feds took down B.M.F. in 2007. 

In April of 2020, Big Meech, who was sentenced to 30 years, and his brother Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, who received 25 years, filed for compassionate release, citing the risk the coronavirus posed to their health behind bars.  

Southwest T was released from his 25-year prison sentence to home confinement, due to his elevated risk of catching the coronavirus. Big Meech tried to use the same argument in vain but a judge and an appeals court denied his request four separate times.

However, today’s sentence reduction Big Meech just received had nothing to do with his request for compassionate release.

Big Meech met the criteria for a sentence reduction USSG amendments 782 and 788, which revised the drug quantity and chemical quantity tables for all drug offenses.  

Big Meech Gets 3-Year Sentence Reduction
Big Meech Gets 3-Year Sentence Reduction

The new sentencing guidelines can be applied to drug cases prior to November 1, 2014, making Meech eligible. 

Additionally, Big Meech served nearly 16 years in prison with minimal issues and during that time, he has made some positive changes.

Big Meech has earned his GED, and completed a 24-month special management program, in addition to finishing health awareness, money management, and parenting classes. 

He also revealed he wanted to start a new program called “Build More Families” to rebrand B.M.F. and Meech has helped with community events, back-to-school drives, and basketball contests – all from behind the walls.

Big Meech, who is scheduled to be released from Sheridan FCI in Oregon on November 25, 2031, will now be coming home in 2028.

Beyoncé Wishes Her Twins Rumi & Sir A Happy 4th Birthday


By Regina StarJun 14, 2021

Beyoncé’s twins are growing up!

The “Formation” musician wished her twins, Rumi and Sir Carter, a happy birthday this weekend with a sweet tribute. “What’s better than 1 gift… 2. Happy birthday Rumi & Sir,” the 39-year-old mother of three captioned a birthday message on her website’s homepage Sunday (June 13) to celebrate her daughter Rumi and son Sir turning four years old.

As the BeyHive knows, Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed their twins on June 13, 2017, five years after their eldest daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, 9, was born in January 2012.

The “Holy Grail” rapper revealed the origins of the twins’ names in a 2017 interview with Rap Radar. “Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter,” he explained at the time. “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”

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The Destiny’s Child alum also spoke opened up about her “extremely difficult pregnancy” in her 2019 Netflix doc Homecoming.

In the film, the “Drunk in Love” artist revealed she’d developed preeclampsia — a potentially dangerous pregnancy complication that can cause high blood pressure — while carrying Rumi and Sir.

“My body went through more than I knew it could,” Beyoncé admitted.

She explained that, in 2017, “I was supposed to do Coachella the year prior but I got pregnant unexpectedly. And it ended up being twins which was even more of a surprise.”

After undergoing an emergency C-section, Beyoncé described the challenges she faced in preparing and rehearsing for her iconic Beychella set the following year, admitting “I had rebuild my body from cut muscles.”

“What people don’t see is the sacrifice,” she explained. “There were days that I thought I’d never be the same. I’d never be the same physically, my strength and endurance would never be the same.”

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