R. Kelly was bumped from a music festival in Ohio after other performers refused to share the stage with him. Get the deets inside and watch the viral video of Teyana Taylor getting crossed over.
R. Kelly's past is coming back to bite him in the butt...financially. He was recently dropped from the line-up of the Fashion Meets Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio following an outcry about his past allegations of child abuse.
The "12 Play" singer was due to perform last night, but both he and the festival organizers released statements to Columbus Alive to announce his departure.
The organizer said, “Fashion Meets Music Festival and headlining artist R Kelly have come to the mutual decision to cancel Kelly's upcoming performance at the inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival.”
Meanwhile, a publicist for R. Kelly said: “R Kelly is sorry to disappoint his fans, but looks forward to seeing them in the near future during one of his upcoming tours.”
What happened? First, Folk rock band Saintseneca, who were also due to perform, wrote on their website that they were withdrawing because “we feel [Kelly’s] selection as a performer ignores his very serious allegations of sexual violence and assault”.
Then, local radio station WCBE 90.5 FM also backed out. General manager Dan Mushalko said that due to the opinions of listeners and those of Columbus City Schools (who hold their license), "Obviously, since they represent children and they represent teenagers, they didn’t want us associated with the event if R. Kelly was a part of it...So whether you looked at it from our internal ethics, or the feedback from our listeners and the school district, it came down to everything saying, ‘You just can’t do it.’”
After the story of folks backing out began to gather speed on social media, organizers decided to cut ties with Robert. Of course, R. Kelly was tried and acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008......but we haven't forgotten what we saw on that tape (and neither has anyone else).
In viral news.....
The Teyana Taylor "crossover" is becoming a meme sensation. At the Jordan XX9 First To Fly event in Las Vegas this past weekend, Teyana challenged a player on the court but got crossed over. She trips and falls...semi-off camera. Expect to see the meme and VINE video popping up in your newsfeed for days to come. On the bright side, Teyana’s new album VII is set to drop on October 21st...and now she's got some "buzz."
Watch the "incident" here:
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Draya had her hands full while on a grocery run with her son in Cali. While the reality star gets ready for an evening of drinks, Bobbi Kristina is sweating it out in the gym with her husband Nick Gordon. Peep the pics inside…
While on a grocery run in Cali, “BBW L.A.” star Draya made sure to grab some bubbly to have on deck. The reality star was spotted making her way through Gelsons Supermarket with her son Kniko.
Multi-tasking at its best, Draya was deep in conversation on her cell while juggling a bottle of wine and a bottle of champagne to enjoy later.
And before her domestic run....
Shutting down recent break-up rumors, Draya paid a visit to her boo Orlando Scandrick at the Cowboys training camp. Guess that wine was for later that night. These two...
In the midst of the Whitney Houston biopic being filmed, Bobbi Kristina is sweating it out in the gym with her husband Nick Gordon. Since apologizing for her Twitter rant against Angela Bassett over the movie, the slim Bobbi is now channeling her energy into burning some calories.
Bobbi took to her Twitter to thank her trainer for her "ass"ets saying, "Thank you2my Trainor Angie, your thee greatest ! Thanks4getting in my ass everyday & working me to perfection"
Stephen A. Smith was suspended from ESPN's "First Take" this week, but he announced a new gig on SiriusXM in the meantime. Also, get deets on new movie roles for Sherri Shepherd and Jamie Foxx.
For ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith, there's good news AND bad news. GOOD NEWS - He's leaving his ESPN Radio gig to head over to SiriusXM where he'll appear alongside Chris "Mad Dog" Russo on Mad Dog Radio for the 1-3 pm timeslot. BAD NEWS (for him) - He was suspended from ESPN's "First Take." He was not fired, but in television, if you miss a day - you miss a lot.
"ESPN announced today that Stephen A. Smith will not appear on First Take or ESPN Radio for the next week. He will return to ESPN next Wednesday."
The suspension (of sorts) came after Stephen's comments on domestic violence went viral and sparked outrage. On Monday, Stephen apologized for the remarks calling them "the most egregious error of my career."
Her first post-"VIEW" gig will be alongside Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in Ride Along 2.Tim Story is set to direct again and "The Hangover" star Ken Jeong and"Newsroom" star Olivia Munn have also joined the cast. They're aiming for a January 15, 2016 release and Ice Cube and Will Packer have signed on as producers.
This is Sherri's last week on "The View" but fans will see soon in Chris Rock’s upcoming film Top Five. The movie is set to debut at the Toronto Film Fest (Sept 4-14).
In other movie announcements...
Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx (shown playing a boxing character on "In Living Color") will likely play Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic. While the movie is still in the infancy stage, Mike is very excited about the project.
Speaking to ABC NEWS, Mike (pictured above at Comic-Con clowning around with the brand new Beats by Dre Pill XL speakers), says he's met with Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx about collaborating on a project:
"Me and Jamie Foxx have been talking and he's willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story. 'I think he's splendid because he's really up to par. I think he would do a magnificent job. He doesn't have the physicality but he will. He's able to ... get bulky, so he's capable of doing it in the future."
We'll keep you posted as more deets about the project are revealed.
Photos via Sherri Shepherd's Instagram/Getty Images/ Beats by Dr. Dre.