Drake injured during concert stage fall

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Canadian rapper Drake took a nasty fall on stage, further damaging his already-injured knee during a set for Lil Wayne’s ‘Americas Most Wanted’ Tour in Camden, New Jersey on Friday. 

The rising hip-hop artist, who reportedly tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) while playing basketball last month, ignored doctors warning to rest-up his leg and sit the tour out to prevent such an incident.

Prior to the fall, Heartbreak Drake spoke to MTV about his decision to perform, he said: “I didn’t really get any approval from my doctor, but I made a personal decision 48 hours ago that I’d be letting a lot of people down if I didn’t show up and at least show them I’m there for them.

“For the last two weeks, I’ve been really going hard, getting all types of acupuncture, trying to bring the swelling down. I’m walking around — no cane. I’ll put a brace on it tomorrow night. No one will probably even know I’m injured…I’m not doing my own set. That’s one thing I have to apologize to my fans about. It’s too much of a risk, if I hit that wrong turn [doing] 30 minutes every night. If I tear my ACL again, the doctors say I might not be able to walk again. I have to be cautious.”

Video footage of the fall sees Drizzy ramping up the crowd with Lil Wayne in the run up to perform his hit song ‘Best I Ever Had’ before he takes a tumble. Stagehands run to his aid before escorting him off the stage and leaving an awkward Weezy to finish up the set. 

Shortly after his slip, the 22-year-old tweeted: “All is well. On the bus laying down…Getting surgery this week but I’m walking. Thank you my whole YM [Young Money] family for the help. Lion Hearts!”

Good to hear Drizzy Drake is recovering well. For those of you who may remember him from his ‘Degrassi’ days playing a young, wheel-chair bound Jimmy, all I have to say is…oh the irony. 

Check out the video of the fall below…

August 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. 2 comments.

Kelis has baby boy & Nas pays up

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Looks like Nas’ baby boy comes with a hefty price tag.

A judge has ordered the rapper to pay £24,200 ($44,000) a month in spousal support to his estranged wife Kelis – only a day after she gave birth to their first child. 

The 29-year-old, ‘Milkshake’ singer who gave birth to a boy, named Knight on 22 July in New York, will receive monthly payments of £18,620 ($30,741) in spousal support and £5,470 ($9,027) to raise their son. Nas, 35, is also required to pay Kelis £27,260 ($45,000) in fees for lawyers and an accountant.

Despite the embittered divorce, the pair are both overjoyed with their new arrival. The ‘Illmatic’ star posted an online video celebrating the birth: “My son is born today, so shout-out to my son, Knight.” 

New mother, Kelis took to her Twitter page: “Ok so I did it, he’s 7.8 pounds of the greatest stuff on earth.

 I was in labor for 3 of the longest most painful days of my life. I don’t understand when women say they don’t remember giving birth. I will remember for the rest of my life. He’s kinda perfect btw :)”

Alimony, however isn’t the end of the rappers problems if the Chicago-Sun Times is anything to go by. The newspaper is claiming “another Nas galpal is pregnant with his baby.”

With such a large pay out, he better hope those rumours are just that.

July 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. Leave a comment.

Kanye West and Amber Rose Split-up

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After weeks of speculation, Kanye West has confirmed he has split from girlfriend Amber Rose

His rep substantiated: “They are no longer a couple.”

Whispers of a break-up first surfaced in May following stories of the ex-stripper allegedly cheating on the ‘Love Lockdown’ singer with rapper Cassidy.

Rose hit back at the rumours via her Twitter account: “I do NOT know Cassity personally I met him for the first and only time at a charity softball game. THAT’S IT!”

West, who celebrated his 33rd birthday on Monday, has since been linked to ‘Umbrella’ star Rihanna.

Err…I think the fact that Ms Rose is unsure about the spelling of her undercover lover might mean she’s telling the truth…that or she never won the Spelling Bee…

June 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. Leave a comment.

Kelis and Nas to divorce

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Hip-Hop power couple Nas and Kelis are to divorce after nearly 4-years of marriage.

The pair met back in 2002 at the MTV Music Video Awards, have cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason for the split.

29-year-old, Kelis, who is seven months pregnant with their first child has requested the rapper’s right to spousal support to be terminated.

Shame.

May 12, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrity. Leave a comment.