When T.I., Young Jeezy and Yo Gotti all hit the stage at a joint day party during CIAA weekend in Charlotte yesterday. And toward the end, shots rang out injuring two people. Details inside, plus other celebs partying around Charlotte this weekend....
Last night at Label nightclub in Charlotte, foolery broke out while rappers T.I., Jeezy (pictured below at the party with DJ Drama) and Gotti were all on stage.
It was a day party that started at noon and was supposed to end at 8p. But at 7p, shots were fired. And footage of the actual shots, plus the aftermath, has been circulating the net:
The NY Daily News confirms that two people were shot. One was a woman with a gunshot wound who was rushed by emergency responders to nearby Carolinas Medical Center. Another victim went to the same hospital by their own means. Reportedly, neither victim is suffering from life threatening wounds.
We've received unconfirmed reports from partygoers that T.I. -- who has had his fair share of legal drama involving weapons -- quickly escaped the scene after the shooting.
Diddy was also scheduled to take over another party at the same club at 10p. And Jeezy was scheduled to host a second party last night at Club Vanity.
Also spotted partying throughout CIAA weekend:
Jeezy caught up with Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton.
Nicki Minaj and her apparent boo Meek Mill partied at the Oasis Tent with Dej Loaf:
And she rocked Alexander McQueen for the night.
Over at the Coke Zero stage:
Elle Varner rocked out.
Lil Mo hit the TV One event with her boo Karl Dargan:
And then posted herself catching up with rap duo Rae Sremmurd in the airport. She said she had to roll in a wheelchair due to circulation issues.
Over at their new sportsbar/lounge Sports One Bar in the heart of Charlotte, Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas hosted a CIAA party this weekend:
Even Demetria McKinney and her man Roger Bobb were coupled up at the party.
It's a music-filled Sunday with news from Kanye's camp....and maybe even Beyoncé's camp. Deets inside...
Kanye West, spotted above outside a studio in London last night, took to twitter to make the official announcement about his upcoming album. He posted the below cover art and unveiled the album title: So Help Me God.
Yeezy has already released the debut single "Wolves" with Sia Furler and fellow Chicago rapper Vic Mensa. And unveiled his second single, "All Day," a few nights ago at The Brit Awards.
As for the album, Kanye said on The Breakfast Club radio show recently that the album is "80 percent done." He also said it will feature "bars, songs, cookout—music that just feels good."
About why this album already sounds like a direct contradiction to his previous, Kanye says:
"My last album was a protest of music. This album’s just embracing the music, embracing joy, and just being of service to the people."
No release date has been revealed.
In other music news:
Beyoncé has her Beyhive buzzing with the possibility of new music on the way. She posted this picture of her hand on a soundboard with a simple caption of emojis of earbuds and a music note:
But that's not the only buzz. Interestingly, model Cara Delevigne -- who seems to be everybody's bestie these days -- posted the exact same image with her own hand on an identical professional soundboard:
Hmmm. The two ladies posted the almost identical pic...at the exact same time. Coincidence? Maybe. But that's a pretty big coincidence for folks not to think there's a possible collabo in the works. And it has their fans buzzing like crazy.
Cara hasn't revealed any plans for a music project, although she does have several movies on deck for 2015.
Gabrielle Union is taking her "Being Mary Jane" success across the pond to London. Check out the fab chick celebrating season 2 with her British fans last night, plus LeToya Luckett's Sip & Share in Charlotte for "Single Ladies" inside....
The gorgeous Gabby Union trekked it to London for the UK launch party of Season 2 of "Being Mary Jane". And she glowed in a black fringed skirt and tank as she caught up with her British fans yesterday:
And look who else Gabby caught up with in London:
Her bestie Sanaa Lathan. The BET actress also posted the below after stopping by her fave place in Brixton to pick up a beef patty:
Gabby was also spotted walking the streets of London before her event.
Over in Charlotte, North Caroline last night, the CIAA basketball tournament kicked off with step shows, parties and games. And "Single Ladies" actress LeToya Luckett headed down to promote the upcoming season of the show at Centric's Sip & Share:
The singer turned tv star kept it cute in a Minnie Mouse sweatshirt and Tom Ford heels for the ladies only brunch at Bentley's.
And fashion designer Anthony Williams was there to talk about the fashion experience throughout the show. Fun times.