Posts Tagged ‘child support

27
Feb
14

Dame Dash’s Most Explosive Interview Yet!! Businessmen MUST READ!!!

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When Dame Dash talks, you better stop and listen. Not because he’s known to be  a “volatile record label head with a penchant for aggressive persuasion techniques,” as AllHipHop puts it, but because the creative, talent and money  prophet knows good business. And knows that in the business world, you have to take the good with the bad. And no one knows that as well as Dame Dash.

In a recent interview with AHH, Dash not only dishes out tips on how to be a successful businessperson, he finally admits to being the talent sniffing genius behind some of the country’s most talented artists, million dollar brands and profit yielding creative concepts.

At the top of his list, Demand RespectDon’t Invest Unless Your Heart is in it and Don’t be Afraid to sue.

Kevin Hart recently admitted that Dash discovered him, but the shrewd businessman who lives on the motto of “being corporate without being corporate,” also introduced the music industry to three of hip hop’s future game changers, Big K.R.I.T., Stalley and Curren$y.

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In this in-depth interview, AHH states,

By the summer of 2010, Curren$y, Stalley and Big K.R.I.T. performed at Dame Dash’s Blu Roc Festival, made music videos with his Creative Control and were frequent visitors of Dame’s DD172 [ ]. By Spring of 2011, all had signed major label deals. By February of 2012, less than two years after first working with Curren$y, Dame Dash was sued for releasing Muscle Car Chronicles following Curren$y’s signing with Warner Bros, which entitled the label to exclusive rights to his music.

“I only invest in my friends. I didn’t invest in Curren$y, or Stalley or any of them. They were just coming around and making music.”

Back in 2012, Dame’s attorney stated “Curren$y’s defection from DD172 caused my client to suffer damages in excess of $5,000,000 to his business reputation.

“All those guys, I gave them platforms, from K.R.I.T.  and on, but when they got hot, I didn’t see them no more. [Laughs] I don’t know, I must be that creative sucker. They all came through, got deals and never came back and broke bread with me. I don’t know, seems like the artists sometimes turn into corporate once they get with corporate,” says Dash.

“On to the next one,” spitted Jay-Z in 2009 on the Blueprint 3. And Dash has had more successful, as well as bad business deals than any media mogul.

Dash is contemplating on suing director Lee Daniels because of over $2 million dollars he invested in Daniels’ The Woodsman and Shadowboxer. 

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“I put $2 million into The Woodsman. We got our money back and that was my money to flip for my movies.  Then he asked me to put money into Shadowbox, but that was his directorial debut and I was like ‘I need this money to make my stuff.’ He was like ‘I promise you, you going to get your money back.’ Then he did whatever he wanted to do with it, showcase his directing platform. I even introduced him to the people who funded Precious. He didn’t even invite me to a screening, because he knew he had to pay me.”

“On the movie tip, Lee Daniels is on my sh*t list. He’s anti-Black. I don’t like how he does his business.”

On the good side of things, Dame sold his 50% stake in ex-wife Rachel Roys fashion brand to Jones New York  in 2008. He started DD172 and Executive Produced a Billboard Top 10 Rap Album Blackroc in 2009, started motor oil company called Dash Motors in 2011 and opened his first art gallery in Hong Kong, Poho 66 in 2013. But on the flip side his losses have included Roy filing for divorce in 2009, being accused by Beanie Sigel of stealing $11 million in 2010, admitting he owes $2 million in tax debt in 2012, being sued by Curren$y in 2012 and claiming to be in jeopardy of eviction in 2013.

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Dash says now he is lining all his ducks in a row, in order to never have to “ask someone to cut me a check.”

He also said that public perception has never influenced his business actions.

And did you know that he actually owns the  Rachel Roy brand?

 “I had to go build the foundation from the ground up with my own money by investing in other companies until I get that money back. It takes a real businessman. You have to remember, Rachel Roy is a $50 million company. Regardless of the work, nobody brings up that I own it. [Laughs] I don’t care. I’m not throwing it around neither. That’s her company. That’s her platform. She does everything for it. But, nobody brings that up that there’s a Black man from the urban culture that owns a fashion brand. But of course culturally, and perception wise to pop culture, they don’t want to make it look like an independent urban man can be in power or have the ability to empower other people.”

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Dash also touches on Def Jam’s successful plot of stealing the Roc-a-fella franchise from him, and soon ruining his relationship with then partner Jay-Z.

Read the full AHH interview with audio clips – All Hip Hop

22
Jan
14

Hollywood…in a Mouthful!

Dana White Says Floyd Mayweather Would get Murdered in the UFC

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Bow Wow Ain’t Going Nowhere; Not Fired From BET

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Claims that Bow Wow was fired from BET’s 106 & Park for paying his child support with a company credit card are false! But the web had us going for a minute!

At 1 AM on Jan. 24, 50 Cent got word of the rumor and couldn’t believe it! He tweeted out, “This sh-t is a joke right? This can’t be real.”

However, Bow Wow cleared up the rumor a few hours later.

Right before 5 AM, Bow Wow wrote, ”It was fake story homie. Naw it ain’t official.”

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Robin Thicke and Some gal With big Hair Look Pretty Cozy!  

Photos of Robin Thicke partying with a beautiful, big haired model at Club 79 in Paris have set the Internet on fire and has us asking, “Why are there so many RT cheating scandals?”

The two were spotted dirty dancing and by the looks of these pics, they may have even kissed! Kanye West was close by, being on good boy behavior, but Robin’s wifey Paula Patton was nowhere around.

Some are saying that maybe the two have an “open relationship,” but I’ve seen how Paula cries in those movies, and I can see her just sulking in their bedroom… ALONE! Awww poor pretty girl.

WTF!! Kanye Calls Himself an Astronaut in Interview Mag

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When asked about the whole Taylor Swift situation, ‘Ye admitted, that he dealt with the backlash with “God, sex and alcohol.” (Not such a good combination.)

“…You know, becoming famous is like being catapulted into space sometimes without a space suit. We’ve seen so many people combust, suffocate, get lost in all these different things. But to have an anchor of other astronauts and to make a little space family…I wanted a family.”

Well it makes sense in that Yeezy sort of way. We’re glad he has his Kardashian Klan to “anchor” him. Now simmer down and get rid of that hot head, Yeezy!

Check out the whole interview below!

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Is Johnny Depp Finally Ready for Marriage? Girlfriend Sporting a big Rock

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According to People, Johnny Depp, 50, and girlfriend Amber Heard, 27, are engaged! The couple got together shortly after his breakup from longtime love Vanessa Paradis (the mother of his two kids)  in 2012. They made their first official appearance as a couple at last week’s The Art of Elysium gala. Engagement rumors started swirling  when Amber was photographed outside LA’s Ago Restaurant attempting to hide her left hand. A little sparkle was caught on camera, though, in what appears to be her engagement ring.

We thought Johnny would be a bachelor forever! Maybe there’s hope for George Clooney yet!

Lindsay Lohan Scheduled to Star in new Movie Inconceivable

Lindsay Lohan speaks at her Press Conference at the Social Film Loft during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Lindsay Lohan speaks at her Press Conference at the Social Film Loft during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Looks like Lindsay may be getting her career back on a steady track. She attended the Sundance Film Festival and announced her next film project. And the producer of the film has great faith in her and believes her life and career after child acting, has just started. The Lions Gate film will start shooting in March.

16
Jan
14

Ludacris Disturbs the Peace With a Love Child!

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CAPTION: Luda and Eudoxie

If you watched Wendy Wiiliams on Wed, Jan 15, you found out that Dwyane Wade is not the only male celeb with baby mama drama. Ludacris has also pretty much cheated on his longtime girlfriend Eudoxie.

The babys mother is supposedly an old high school friend named Tamika Fuller.

Evidence of the baby came to life after a child support case was filed. In the court documents, Ludacris (real name Chris Bridges) is asking for his child support payments to be capped.

The YBF report,

According to TMZ, Luda claims he makes $25,842.41 a month, so his child support payments should be capped at $1754.

Luda probably makes more and $2000 and month probably wouldn’t hurt. And if they’re ” childhood friends,” then what is Luda TRIPPIN’ for?

BTW, Luda bought Eudoxie a very expensive diamond bracelet for NYE. We guess that made up for their “time off.” Yup, He’s even using the same excuse as D Wade; that they were broken up at the time.

And Eudoxie has confirmed they she still plans on marrying the Disturb the Peace rapper. Lol We made a joke.

16
Nov
13

JOURNALICIOUS! Sightings

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CAPTION: Marsha Ambrosious performed at Medusa in Dallas on Nov.8. Attendees had mixed reviews about her show.

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose partied at TAO Nightclub in Vegas on Halloween night.

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose partied at TAO Nightclub in Vegas on Halloween night.

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Timbaland celebrated his recently announced divorce last night in Paris with Jay Z and Lenny Kravitz. They partied at Club 79 after Jays concert at Bercy Arena. The three guys popped 30 bottles of Ace of Spades, and their tab of over $27,000 was comped. Timb mingled with the ladies, while the other guys posed for pics. Timbaland’s wife filed for divorce this week and asked for the rapper to pay child support on two kids — one he fathered, one he didn’t.

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Pregnant Gwen Stefani ran errands with her son Zuma Rossdale in LA on Nov 3.

30
Oct
13

Attn Stevie J: Stay out of New York! You owe $1 Million in Child Support

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The state of New York has issued a warrant for the arrest of Love & Hip Hop bad guy Stevie J!! He owes $1.2 million in back child support!!!

One of Stevie’s baby mamas, top music exec Carol Bennett filed for child support in 1999, when the couple split. They have two children together. She claims that Stevie soon ran to Atlanta and started a new life after their breakup.

Bennett, who claims she helped Stevie J. with his music career while he was a producer at Bad Boy Records, confirmed to All Hip Hop that Stevie J.’s assetts are being targeted.

The Bounty Alert and Custodial Support Foundation is preparing to investigate Stevie J’s assets and associations with other companies in hopes to uncover unreported wealth.

A press conference relating to Stevie J.’s back child support will be held Octobe31.

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The case is being called “historical” in the litigation of child support.

13
May
13

Damon Dash’s Financial Problems Mounting

Troubled music mogul and ex-Rocafella Records CEO Damon Dash unfortunately has more money issues.

Dash has admitted that he owes $100,000 on rent for his New York home, and is therefore facing eviction.

He also owes $2 million in back taxes to New York State and recently was ordered to pay $240,000 to an apparel exec and $90,000 in interest on a loan he took out in 2006.

On top of all this, he also pays fashion designer Rachel Roy $24,000 every three months in child support for their two children.

23
Jan
13

Good Times for Tina Knowles, bad Times for Papa Matthew

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Tina Knowles’ Fly new Crib

Beyonce just bought mama Tina a fabulous mansion in Piney Point, Houston.

They actually got the 6 bedroom, 16 bathroom estate at a steal price of $5.9 million. Only several years ago, the 25,000 sq ft property was listed at $20 million.

The home, with its heavy French design and architecture, is perfect for Tina, who has creole roots and therefore lives everything French.

Matthew’s Baby Mama Asks for More Ends

On the other side of the Knowles family tree, Beyonces dad Matthew Knowles is in hot water with his baby mama Alexsandra Wright, who’s asking for child support from the music mogul. Apparently, a threat that Knowles made to the young woman ignited her demand. According to TMZ, Wright recently filed legal documents claiming that Knowles sent her a “threatening” email in September 2011, in which he wrote, “You hurt my family. There’s a price to pay.”

Wright is now asking a judge to increase her child support to cover expenses for security to protect their son and to cover expenses for a secure, private school. And since Wright claims to have proof of the email, she believes her chances of getting the extra dough look really good.

Knowles faithfully pays $12,000 a month in child support, but since he and Wright have no agreements about schooling expenses, that leaves a crevice open for the home wrecking mom to receive more $$$.

However, since Knowles’ income has decreased drastically since Beyonce fired him, the judge may not only rule in his favor, but decrease his current payment amount.

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25
Jul
09

nas will pay kelis $40,000 in child support

New father Nas has been ordered to pay ex-wife Kelis $40,000 per month in child support; one day after she gave birth to their son Knight Jones. The amount is considerably more than the $8000 (per month) that Nas offered in court. This should be the end of a long war between the two. Kelis believed Nas had been unfaithful during the marriage. However, soon after, a sex tape emerged starring the hip hop legends wife. Kelis filed for divorce in April.

25
Jun
09

the “fight” continues for ali and husband

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In the latest round of the child support case against Laila Ali’s husband, former NFL player Curtis Conway, the ex-wife of the player is attempting to hit below the belt.

Leoria Sanamu Conway wants more child support and is trying to subpoena Laila’s financial info, including her “inheritance or potential inheritance.”

Laila and her husband have asked the presiding judge to deny the request, arguing it is a blatant invasion of privacy and “clearly designed to harass and burden Ms. Ali.”

Stay tuned to JOURNALICIOUS! for the court ruling.

13
Sep
08

T.I. MAY HAVE TO GIVE BABY MAMA ‘WHATEVER SHE LIKE”

Rap star T.I. has been sued by his former girlfriend and mother of two of his sons claiming she is in vital need of more child support payments.

According to the Associated Press, Lashon Dixon has been reportedly been receiving $2,000 a month for their two 7 and 8 year-old boys. Rather than demanding a specified amount, the 29 year-old is requesting a court to order a stipend equal to Tip’s financial success.

The two allegedly grew up together since they were teenagers and were romantically involved prior to his platinum-selling status in today’s hip-hop climate. In addition to Dixon’s two sons, Tip also has two boys with fiancée and R&B singer Tameka “Tiny” Cottle.

The Atlanta-bred rapper is currently fulfilling his 1,000 hours of community service for his gun possession charges last year.

T.I.’s rep was unavailable for comment at press time.

In related news, the self proclaimed “King of the South” made his first awards show appearance since being arrested at last year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta at MTV’s VMA’s last weekend. He gave a star-studded performance with his Billboard record-breaking smash “Whatever You Like.” Shown walking a video hottie across the Paramount Studios backlot, visiting a fur shop, a club and finally riding in a Phantom, Tip then hit the stage to debut his new single, “Live Your Life,” with Rihanna off his upcoming release Paper Trail.

Paper Trail is currently scheduled to hit stores Tuesday, September 30 on Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records.




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