We've got good news for "Bad" boy Sean "Diddy" Combs, he won't face federal felony charges for allegedly attaching his son's UCLA football coach. More inside.....
That was a fast one.....we've just learned that P. Diddy won't face felony assault and battery charges for that time he (allegedly) went oops upside the head of his son Justin's UCLA football coach last month.
The great news was confirmed to PEOPLE by the County District Attorney's office. Case spokesman Ricardo Santiago said the dispute was referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office for misdemeanor filing considerations and the DA has declined to pursue the matter any further. Take that...
You'll recall Diddy was arrested on suspicion of three counts -- assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and battery.
Puff's attorney Mark Geragos (he's Chris Brown's legal eagle as well) released a statement saying, "We are thankful that the district attorney rejected felony charges in this matter. This case never should have been part of the criminal justice system to begin with."
Now.....will Diddy ever be allowed on UCLA's football field again? Doubt it...
Celebs are making their way to New Orleans to party it up at the 2015 Essence Festival. Last night, Trey Songz, Kevin Hart and Juvenile kicked off the festivities in the Superdome. Meanwhile, we spotted a few YBF folks in the mix as well. Peep the pics inside….
We’ve rounded up pics from the 2015 Essence Festival going down in New Orleans, Louisiana this weekend. And fans were treated with some R&B tunes and laughed it up with one funny comedian last night.
R&B crooner Trey Songz, comedian Kevin Hart and Christian rapper Lecrea hit the stage for the “Now Playing” concert at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, officially kicking off the weekend full of festivities. And you KNOW there will be plenty.
After hitting the stage last year, Trigga returns to serenade the ladies with his sultry tracks, including a few cuts from his recently released LP, Trigga Reloaded.
During his set, the VA native surprised fans with an appearance from N.O. native/rapper Juvenile! The crowd was sent into a frenzy when Trigga transitioned his "Slow Motion" into Juvie's 2004 hit "Slow Motion" featuring Soulja Slim. Yasss!
Funnyman Kevin Hart and his kids Heaven and Hendrix joined Trey on stage before the Ride Along actor got to his comedic routine. Adorbs.
The Wedding Ringer star performed his What Now Tour routine for the crowd. It appears he had a great show. He tweeted, "Last nights show in New Orleans was nothing short of amazing....That crowd in the super dome was INCREDIBLE... I can't stop thinking about how loud the laughter in that building was....All I can say is WOOOOOW!!! #WhatNowTour #ComedicRockstarShit” Nice!
After his set, he hit up Harrahs New Orleans Hotel for his official after party.
Louisiana native Quvenzhane Wallis was in the do-gooder spirit. The ANNIE star met up with a few little dancers during the Essence Festival Day of Service at a Walmart location in N.O. Aww...the kiddies seemed super excited to meet Q.
Newlywed Lance Gross has touched down in N.O. He was spotted snapping it up with a fan last night.
Christoper “Kid” Reid from Kid ‘N Play is also on the scene.
And his homie Christopher "Play" Martin is also in New Orleans chopping it up on the StateFarm stage. Doesn't look like he has aged much either.
E! News co-anchor Terrence J is busy hosting the Verizon Booth Live experience with Kevin Hart going down at the Convention Center. And it was PACKED:
Wow! The guys chopped it up about possibly returning to the silver screen for Think Like A Man 3. TLAM fans...would you watch?
Married couples Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin along with Flex Alexander & Shanice appeared on an Empowerment EXP panel about love, faith and marriage. The YBF couples shared deets about their relationships and advice to single and married couples on the ins and outs of a relationship.
DeVon also touched on people's criticism of his wife's fashion choices. Some say Meagan dresses too sexy to be a preacher's wife, but he wants you to know, "I don't OWN her. And she don't own me! If that's what she decides to wear, I'm all for it." Well there you have it.
Also hitting a panel...
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey and her daughter Noelle Robinson joined a mother-daughter panel today. The mother-daughter duo chopped it up about their relationship and shared some experiences they’ve gone through together. Loves it.
Cynthia's co-star Kandi Burruss and her crew, including her husband Todd Tucker, snapped car selfies before hitting up an Empower U panel. Looks like they're all getting along....for now.
Stay tuned for more flicks of YBF folks on the scene at Essence Festival.
Photos: Paras Griffin/Splash/Kevin’s IG/Essence's IG & Twitter/Kandi's IG/@spencerclements/@dressupwithjess/@lastsuppercompany
Is that yo chick? Russell Simmons and Julissa Bermudez were spotted on a dinner date last night. Hmm...what's up with these two? In other news, Meek Mill claims he had nothing to do with Nicki Minaj’s ex-fiance Safaree Samuels being BANNED from the BET Awards. Peep the pics and get the deets inside….
Well what do we have here? Looks like Russell Simmons was busy wining and dining with former BET host Julisssa Bermudez last night. We all know he likes himself a Pretty Young Thang.
As you know, Russell is all about that vegan life, so he brought Juslissa to Gracis Madre, a meatless Mexican restaurant.
The Hip Hop mogul was last linked to to former “Cut” star Shannon Elizabeth in 2014. Hmm…
In other news...
Meek Mill is still on the promo trail for his recently released sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money.
In an interview with Sway Calloway on Shade 45, the Philly native addressed those rumors that he and Nicki Minaj had Safaree Samuels banned from the 2015 BET Awards.
Here’s how it all started….
Nicki’s ex-fiancee took to Twitter to let everyone know when he and his crew rolled up to the show, he was told he was “banned” and couldn’t come inside. He tweeted:
"So Bet told my publicist im "Banned" from Bet Red carpet, hmmm wonder why..dnt recall a situation occuring with them but hey #itiswhatitis"
Once he posted this, the rumor mill started turning and Nicki and Meek were being accused of being the reason he could not attend the show.
Well, Meek says he had NOTHING to do with it. In fact, he said he wanted to see Safaree….likely to gloat about having SB's ex-chick on his arm now. He explained,
“I don’t get people banned. That’s like calling the cops and we don’t call the cops on people. What we have to get him banned from the BET Awards for? He ain’t never been to the BET Awards by himself. I don’t even think he was invited. I don’t get people banned, I be wanting to see everybody.”
The Philly native also reacted to Safaree being so vocal about his break-up with the “Pills N Potion” raptress. He said,
“That ain’t no shit you be doing with no girl that has been taking care of you and looking out for you for years. That ain’t the type of shit you do. You handle that with them personally.”
We actually agree.
While chatting it up with Sway, Meek also revealed the while he was jail, he and his cell mates would watch Nicki’s “Anaconda” video ALL day, everyday. He said would talk to the Young Money raptress everyday, telling her how they were gawking over her video.
Below, he starts talking about Nicki and Safaree at the 22:00 mark: