Father & Son Sentenced, Ordered to Pay $10M Over Fake Supreme Stores

A father-son pair were sentenced to jail time and ordered to pay $10.4 million in damages after using first-to-file trademark loopholes in various countries to open fake Supreme stores and sell their “legal fakes.” Michele Di Pierro and his son, Marcello, used their British holding company, International Brand Firm Ltd. (IBF), to file “Supreme” trademark registrations in San Marino, Italy, Indonesia, Singapore, and Spain. The Supreme Italia and Supreme Spain founders also opened Supreme stores in Europe and China, where they sold counterfeit merchandise. Michele and Marcello were both found…

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Journalist and Influencer Ayesha Faines Has Passed Away

  Acclaimed journalist, founder of Women Love Power, and host of “The Grapevine Show,” Ayesha Faines, has unexpectantly passed away. Faines’ cause of death and her age have not been made public.  Melanie Lawson, an anchor at News4Jax, where Faines also worked early in her career, reacted to the news in a statement, “Ayesha was such a bright light. She was so young when she came to News4Jax but very intelligent and mature beyond her years. When she spoke it was like listening to poetry. I was always so proud of…

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JT Says Lil Uzi Vert Will Be “Homeless” After Night Bike Ride With Meek Mill

  The 4th of July found many people gathering for cookouts and just to hang out in general, and it seems Meek Mill and Uzi took to the streets of Philly to chill. Both rappers could be seen going on a late-night bike ride with a group of people in a blurred photo Meek posted on IG. JT wasted no time in cracking jokes on Meek Mill’s post, saying, “Uzi homeless all for a bike ride! That’s crazy!” More photos and video footage surfaced, with JT responding by saying, “N***a…

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President of Haiti Assassinated By Gunmen Claiming to Be DEA Agents

  Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in an attack on his residence overnight when a group of men claiming to be DEA agents. Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph spoke on the situation, stating, “An unidentified group of individuals, some of whom were speaking in Spanish, attacked the private residence of the President of the Republic and mortally wounded him.” A high-ranking Haitian government official added, “These were mercenaries.” Joseph added that first lady Martine Moïse “was wounded by a bullet and the necessary measures are being taken.” He then…

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Young Thug Visits Gunna in Hospital, Gifts Him 4 Audemars Piguet Watches

Gunna was recently hospitalized for unknown reasons, and Young Thug came through to bless him with some expensive watches. Gunna shared a video to his Instagram Stories during Young Thug’s visit, and he showed off the four Audemars Piguet watches that Thugger gifted him. Gunna can be heard saying in the video, “Not one, not two, not three, but four. My twin ain’t never late. I think I’m feeling better already.” Young Thug has been known to give extravagant gifts to Gunna, including a Rolls Royce Cullinan, which he gave…

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FREDO BANG AFTER SAYING HE NEEDS $100K TO PERFORM THERE

Fredo Bang is one of the hottest new rappers out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a city buzzing with musical talent daily. However, past issues with rivals and law enforcement have kept the “Top” rapper from performing in his own city, but it looks like things have smoothed over. Over the holiday weekend, Fredo Bang and his team got to hit the stage at a packed concert in his hometown of Baton Rouge. In the clip shared all over social media, fans have their cell phone flashlights illuminating the dark venue where they wait for…

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NIPSEY HUSSLE & POP SMOKE PROVE POSTHUMOUS DOMINANCE

Nipsey Hussle and Pop Smoke’s music continues to impact the Billboard charts even over a year since their untimely deaths. Chart Data revealed on Tuesday (July 6) with the latest Billboard 200 that the late rappers’ projects reached another chart milestone this week. Neighborhood Nip, who was shot and killed outside his Marathon Clothing store in March of 2019, saw his last album Victory Lap re-enter the Billboard 200 this week. The 2018 album from the West Coast rhymer has now spent 100 weeks on the elusive chart. “Nipsey Hussle’s ‘Victory Lap‘ re-enters this week’s Billboard 200,” Chart Data…

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POP SMOKE’S ACCUSED KILLER LEARNS DEATH PENALTY DECISION IN COURT

LOS ANGELES, CA – One of Pop Smoke’s alleged killers, Corey Walker, was possibly facing the death penalty for the Brooklyn drill rapper’s 2020 murder — but now, it looks like he will escape that fate. According to sources, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office decided not to seek the death penalty for Walker during a Tuesday (July 6) hearing. The 20-year-old defendant — wearing a royal blue prison jumpsuit and mask — was in court for an arraignment hearing when he learned of the prosecutor’s decision. Walker previously asked the court to drop…

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NBA YoungBoy Affiliate Baby Joe Seen Recovering in Hospital After Being Shot

  A video has surfaced of NBA YoungBoy affiliate BBG Baby Joe recovering in the hospital after being shot. According to a report from The Advocate, BBG Baby Joe was shot in Baton Rouge on June 26 near the entrance to Interstate 10 westbound. Two cars opened fire on one another, and according to Casey Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, after shots were fired, one of the cars fled onto the interstate, while the other stopped “due to damage.” In the car that was stopped, three…

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Teen Sentenced 7 Years in Carjacking That Killed UberEats Driver

  According to reports, a 14-year-old girl will remain in juvenile detention for the next seven years for her role in the carjacking turned murder of a Washington D.C.-area UberEats driver. The seven-year sentence was the maximum sentence prosecutors sought after the March 2021 incident. As a result of her guilty plea to second-degree murder last month, the teen had all other charges dropped. Another 15-year-old girl was also involved in the attempted carjacking pleaded guilty to felony murder back in May. She will also remain in juvenile detention until…

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