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Rapper Black Rob reportedly passed away in an Atlanta hospital on Saturday, April 17. He was 51.

Rob’s death was confirmed on social media by his former Bad Boy Records label mate Mark Curry.

Variety magazine also confirmed the news through independent sources on Saturday.

In a video, Curry choked back tears, saying, “I don’t know where to begin this. But I thank everybody for the donations. Rob passed away about an hour ago.”

In a separate video, Curry said, “Rest in peace to my brother. I was there with him. I was there with him.”

The sad news comes about a week after video surfaced of Rob in an Atlanta hospital. He sent condolences to rap legend DMX.

A second video showed Rob out of the hospital. The rapper, born Robert Ross, thanked fans for their support and spoke about the health issues and homelessness he struggled with for years.

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“Oh man, I’ve been dealing with this for five years,” he said. “Four strokes… I don’t know what to tell you man. Sh*t is crazy. The sh*t is hard. I don’t got no house to live in — except maybe an apartment.”

Curry said he spoke with his former boss, rap mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs, who was heavily criticized for not helping Rob after his health declined.

“Puff — I ain’t talked to Puff in 15 years. We talked today,” Curry said. “This is the beginning of a new us. Rob made sure he knew what he had to do before he parted this world to make sure we all alright, and that’s what he did. Bad boy for life, yo.”

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Rob was best known for his hit single “Whoa!” He is pictured with Combs in a photo dated July 9, 2001.

Originally from Harlem, NY, he began rapping as a preteen. He released four studio albums beginning with his debut album, Life Story, in 2000. He was featured on Combs’ album Bad Boy 4 Life, along with Curry.

His most recent release was his 2015 mixtape, Genuine Article.



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SWV will use Michael Jackson Sample During Verzuz Despite ‘Potential Backlash’

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Sisters With Voices, aka SWV say they plan to use their famous Michael Jackson sample during an upcoming Verzuz lipsync battle with Xscape.

Tamara “Taj” Johnson (left) and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons (center) joined “TMZ Live” on Thursday and were asked if SWV will play their hit, “Right Here (Human Nature Remix),” when the R&B group battles Xscape on Saturday.

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TMZ suggested there would be “potential backlash” from the “cancel culture” if SWV played the song during the Verzuz.

Taj and Lelee see no issue with playing the sample. They say they didn’t even pay Michael for the sample of his 1983 hit, “Human Nature,” and they wouldn’t be successful if not for Michael.

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The ladies say it’s not their job to judge Michael by canceling his music.

SWV fans agree. One Twitter user wrote:

“The people with this alleged “potential backlash” won’t even be tuned into the Verzuz so this will be a non issue.”

Another user tweeted: “If they DIDN’T use the MJ sample there would be an even bigger blacklash!!!!”

And a third wrote: “People still trying to create anti MJ controversy in 2021?”
 

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Floyd Mayweather Jr and Jake Paul Brawl at press conference

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Floyd Mayweather Jr and YouTube star Jake Paul got into a heated exchange at the press conference for Floyd’s upcoming boxing match with Logan Paul.

The 44-year-old champion boxer is annoyed since boxing fans say his fight with 26-year-old Logan is fake.

If you recall, Logan’s brother, Jake, 24, knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson last year.

In a video posted on Thursday, Floyd suggested a boxing match between himself and Jake.

Jake tells him, “Don’t be calling [event promoter] Al Haymon. Let’s make it happen.”

“I’m my own boss,” FLoyd replies angrily.

Then Jake snatched Floyd’s cap off his head and shouted “Got your cap!” before fleeing with Floyd in hot pursuit.

Chaos ensued as Floyd’s security chased after them and separated the two combatants.

Question: Do you think the upcoming fight between Floyd and Logan Paul is fake?

Be warned: the video contains excessive profanity — mostly by Floyd who never got his cap back.
 

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Law Roach Named “Top Stylist of the Year” by The Hollywood Reporter

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Law Roach was named “Top Stylist of the Year” by The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

The 42-year-old designer graces the cover of The Hollywood Reporter issue that spotlights the 12 tastemakers who made the most impact during the pandemic.

Law shares the cover with his longtime client, model and singer Zendaya (left) and model Anya Taylor-Joy (right).

He wears Louis Vuitton and Harry Winston accessorized with boots by Christian Louboutin. Model and singer Zendaya is wearing Valentino and Bulgari with Christian Louboutin pumps. And Anya wears a Dior frock and Louboutins.

Law is best known for creating stylish looks for everyone from Zendaya and Lady Gaga to Viola Davis and Ciara Wilson.

Business boomed for the gender-bending stylist despite the lockdowns.

“I run a global, multimillion-dollar business. I did really well, even in COVID,” he said. “So that part of it is great, you know. As a person, I just want to do the things that I’m doing now and figure out more ways to help other people.”

Law shared images from the THR cover shoot on Instagram. He captioned the gallery:

“Thank You @hollywoodreporter for naming me STYLIST OF THE YEAR….. thank you to my @zendaya and @anyataylorjoy for making this cover so special. And thank you to all my clients for trusting me with something so important as your image!!!! I’m truly grateful.”

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