At least that’s what TMZ is claiming. Read their report below…
Nicki Minaj’s new boyfriend wasn’t just convicted of attempted rape — he also went to prison for killing a guy … and now we know the story behind his manslaughter conviction.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Nicki’s new man, Kenneth Petty, rolled up on Lamont Robinson one early morning in April 2002 and opened fire on him on a street corner in Queens, NY.
We’re told Petty drove to the crime scene with a group of cohorts, hopped out of the car, walked across the street where Robinson was hanging out, pulled out a gun … and shot him in the stomach 3 times. Our sources say he then fled in the vehicle with the group.
We’re told police who investigated the crime at the time did not believe robbery was a motive — they suspected it to be a targeted hit over a gang beef. One investigator who was on the OG case told us he could only recall the shooting was over some “bulls***.”
According to court docs, obtained by TMZ, Lamont — who only survived for a short time — ID’d Kenneth in a photo lineup when police went to question him in the hospital. The docs say he nodded his head to confirm Kenneth had shot him, as he couldn’t speak. He died soon afterward.
Kenneth was initially charged with 2nd-degree murder, but pled guilty to a lesser charge of 1st-degree manslaughter. He served 7 years in prison, and got released in 2013.
If you need songs to finish make this Christmas a vibing one well look no further your favorite artiste dropped albums this night and believe me they are all fire.
List of albums dropped at midnight today are:
21 Savage – I AM > I WAS (album)
A Boogie – Hoodie SZN (album)
NBA Youngboy – Realer (album)
6LACK – Unfair (Full Version) / Been A While
Young Scooter – The Recipe (album)
Rae Sremmurd – Sremm Christmas (album)
Valee – About You ft. DRAM
Five seconds of summer- Meet you there tour live (album) and Lie to me ft Julia Micheals
Well if this too much to handle let’s all gather and faint together. Go check it out.
What do you consider the best album dropped this year
Nigeria’s Super Eagles ended the year 2018 maintaining their 44th position in the latest FIFA/Coca Cola World Rankings, NAN reports.
The latest ranking was released on Thursday on the website of the world football governing body.
Nigeria also retained their fourth position in Africa.
The three times African champions also did not add to their 1,427 points amassed last month due to their inactivity and will hope to improve on their position when the next FIFA World Ranking is released in February.
Senegal also retained top spot in Africa with Tunisia, Morocco, Nigeria and DR Congo completing the top five team in the continent.
Belgium remain top in the latest FIFA World Ranking with France (2nd, unchanged), Brazil (3rd, unchanged), Croatia and England.
The month’s biggest movers are Guyana (177th, up 3) whose CONCACAF Nations League qualifier draw against Barbados (162nd, down 3) in September was recently reclassified as a forfeit win due to the Barbadians fielding two ineligible players.
But there are also modest rises for the likes of Zimbabwe (114th, up 1), Sierra Leone (115th, up 1), Kazakhstan (119th, up 1), Guinea-Bissau (120th, up 1), Indonesia (159th, up 1), Belize (160th, up 1) and Nepal (161st, up 1.)
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 7 February, 2019.
Cinema screening of ‘Lion Heart,’ the directorial debut of veteran actress, Genevieve Nnaji has been halted due to alleged industry controversies.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that although the movie was purchased by Netflix in July, Nnaji’s team announced last Friday that its cinema screening would commence on December 21.
Following that announcement, a viral statement from the ‘Lion Heart’s team alleged that the “powers that be” (distribution companies) have refused to show the movie in their cinemas.
The statement further claimed that one of the major distributors, who had agreed to show the movie, backed out of the deal after being “arm twisted”.
Reacting to the statement, Patrick Lee, chairman of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) clarified the association’s position in a public statement.
He said the Lionheart team did not adhere to the processes involved in exhibiting a film in cinemas in the country that’s why most of its members “rightly refused to take the movie.”
“We expect the movie to come from a licenced distributor, we expect the movie to be given adequate run time in the cinemas before it is officially released on other platforms.
“And also for our cinemas to be provided with adequate notice for the inclusion of the movie in an increasingly crowded calendar.
“It is clear from the approach taken by the Lionheart team that these processes were not adhered to and most of our members rightly refused to take the movie.
“It is also important to note that this movie had been signed up by Netflix months ago, thereby giving Genevieve’s team ample time to secure a spot on the calendar.
“An option they did not take until quite recently thereby ensuring the possibility of the movie not being shown by cinemas during their preferred date.
“Genevieve has starred and produced movies for cinema exhibition in the past so should be familiar with the way the industry works which is why this is a cause for concern for us in the cinema association.
“Finally it’s worth pointing out that other movies such as Chief Daddy, KOB and Merry men had all been slated from early March this year.
“Mo Abudu, AY and Kemi Adetiba who are industry compatriots of Genevieve’s followed the right approach by scheduling early for cinema release.
“It’s not fair that they may now possibly have their screen times reduced because of the rushed inclusion of Lionheart in the cinemas.
“We at the cinema association are also not pleased about the attacks in the statement on some of our members and the sweeping generalisations the statement makes,” Lee said.
Lee added that the association expects to seek further clarification from its author before determining if further action needs to be taken.
NAN reports that ‘Lion Heart’ had successful screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Marrakech, Morroco and will be available on Netflix in January, 2019.