DJ JAZZY JEFF: KANSAS CITY INCIDENT
NOT RACE RELATED

Hip-hop performer DJ Jazzy Jeff says his weekend performance in Kansas City was stopped because of censorship, not race.

Jazzy Jeff left the stage during a Saturday show in the city’s downtown Power & Light District after saying venue managers didn’t like the type of music he was playing.

Power & Light District officials have said the music was too loud for the venue’s sound system.

But critics of the district’s handling of the show have suggested race played a role.

Jazzy Jeff told The Associated Press on Thursday that the incident involved censorship. He says show organizers didn’t like the “style of music” he was playing, but race wasn’t an issue.

The Cordish Co., which runs the district, has been criticized for its dress code, which some say targets young black men.

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MADONNA GETS THE OK TO ADOPT
SECOND CHILD FROM MALAWI


Madonna can adopt a second child from Malawi, the southern African country’s highest court ruled Friday, overturning a lower court decision it said was out of touch with the times.

Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo, reading the three-judge panel’s ruling, also said the singer’s commitment to helping disadvantaged children should have been taken into account when deciding on Madonna’s request to adopt 3-year-old Chifundo “Mercy” James.

Madonna has founded a charity, Raising Malawi, which helps feed, educate and provide medical care for some of Malawi’s more than 1 million orphans, half of whom have lost a parent to AIDS.

Children’s welfare groups had expressed concern that rules meant to protect children were being bent because of Madonna’s celebrity, and perhaps out of gratitude for what she has done for Malawi, one of the world’s poorest and most AIDS-ravaged countries.

Madonna’s lawyer Alan Chinula said he called his client after the ruling.

“It’s the wee hours of morning in New York but she is excited at the news,” Chinula said. “As her lawyer I am happy that this has settled this contentious issue.”

Chinula said he would now turn to arranging a passport for Chifundo, which could take several days, and was awaiting word from Madonna on travel plans for the girl. The adoption may not be final for some time.

Madonna had appealed after the lower court ruled she could not adopt the girl because the singer had not spent enough time in Malawi. The lower court said residency rules had been bent when Madonna adopted her son David from Malawi last year.

The appeals court said that was a narrow interpretation based on old laws.

“In this global village a man can have more than one place at which he resides,” Munlo said in the ruling, which took more than an hour to read in court Friday. “The matter of residence should be determined at the time of application of the adoption. In this case, Madonna was in Malawi not by chance but by intention. She is looking after several orphans whose welfare depends on her. She can therefore not be described as a sojourner.”

The ruling also said the judges saw only two options for Chifundo, “either to stay at the orphanage without the love of family and live with the possibility of destitution or be with Madonna where she is assured of love.

“Every child has the right to love.”

But the chairman of the coalition of non-governmental organizations that criticized Madonna’s adoption efforts said they had “reservations” about Friday’s judgment.

Undule Mwakasungula said the judge “disregarded” international agreements on children’s rights and adoptions.

He also took issue with the argument that because Madonna has made an investment in the country and has interests there, she could be considered a resident.

“We are a bit surprised but we can’t challenge it because the Supreme Court has ruled and we have to go with that,” he said.

USHER & TAMEKA FOSTER: IS IT ALL OVER??

It may be over for Usher and Tameka Foster. The R&B star and his wife of nearly two years are reportedly in the process of divorcing.

“The papers haven’t been filed yet, but we had a telephone conversation last week with an attorney asking how to file for them,” a clerk with Cobb County Superior Court in Georgia told The News’ Nancy Dillon. The employee added that she wasn’t sure which party the lawyer represented, or who had instigated the proceedings.

Reports surfaced yesterday that the singer and his wife had been living separately for the past year. News of the split came a mere four months after Foster suffered cardiac arrest during routine cosmetic surgery in Brazil. Usher flew to South America to be at his wife’s side, but the two have not been photographed together since February.

One thing is clear: Usher hasn’t been happy for some time. In March, he told pals he was dissatisfied with his marriage. “He was tired of how demanding she is. He always had to cater to her constant insecurities,” says one friend. “But now he’s ready to move on and take care of his kids [Usher Raymond V, 18 months, and Naviyd, 6 months].”

Confirms a second insider, “Everyone close to Usher knew how unhappy he was. [Tameka] is crazy. His mother didn’t even go to their wedding because she didn’t approve!”

Usher’s mom, Jonnetta Patton, has reportedly disliked Foster since day one — and the feeling may have been mutual. Just three months before the couple’s August 2007 wedding, Patton was dismissed from her job as Usher’s manager, with many blaming Foster for the firing.

Last week, the “Yeah!” warbler tellingly went wedding-ringless at the Do Something Awards in NYC. Although he wore sunglasses throughout the entire event, “Usher seemed to be in great spirits,” says an eyewitness.

A rep for Usher and Foster did not respond to repeated calls for comment.

ITS OFFICIAL:
KANYE WEST & AMBER ROSE HAVE SPLIT


From BallerStatus.com — Is the romance over between Kanye West and his model girlfriend Amber Rose?

After weeks of break-up rumors, it seems that the couple are done. At least, that’s what a rep for West is telling gossip paper, the New York Post.

“They are no longer a couple,” the spokesperson for West told the paper.

The couple have been dating since, at least, February.

The rumors began with talk of the blonde-buzz-cut model creeping with rapper Cassidy. However, Rose denied reports, explaining that the pair had met at a recent charity softball event in Philly for the first time.

She called the rumors “ridiculous.”

The Post’s report was published on Wednesday (June 10), however, West and Rose were spotted shopping at American Apparel’s NY1 Broadway location in NoHo on Tuesday afternoMion (June 9).

West reportedly purchased two Flex Fleece hoodies, one in Navy for him and one in pink for Amber, as well as a pair of sunglasses.

Source: BallerStatus.com

RIHANNA & DRAKE IN NYC:
ARE THEY A COUPLE??


Rihanna and Drake have been denying reports that they are a new couple. But these pictures seem to suggest otherwise…What do you think??

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