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DJANGO: Hilarious or Disrespectful



Despite critics or skeptics, Director Quentin Tarantino’s film “Django: Unchained” as proved to be a most successful one. After over a month of box office sales the film had brought in nearly $200 million internationally and could potentially top $400 million before the world stops talying. Although it’s been a must see flick catching the eye of just about everyone, it has undoubtedly received mixed reactions. While some are calling this one of Tarantino’s masterpieces others aren’t exactly giving the film 2 thumbs up and a seal of approval. Theatres throughout America were filled with laughter, but scattered in between are many filled with outrage.
                The controversial film features actor Jamie Foxx, Christolph Waltz, Leonardo Di Caprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson. The timeframe is set in the 1850’s, when slavery is very much alive. Foxx plays the character Django; a slave who was freed by a bounty hunter (Waltz). Together the two bound in a journey led by Foxx, in a rage fueled with revenge. As the plantation owner enters the scenes (Di Caprio), viewers start to see some touchy racism being tossed around. Many of the critics stand behind Tarantino, and say that those questionable scenes are simply supportive content that add substance to the plot. However some argue it’s a bit over the top and suggests the depiction of blacks and slaves collectively is wrong and disrespectful, especially from a director with no ancestral ties. Fellow filmmaker Spike Lee was one of the few celebs who spoke openly and negatively about the film. “American slavery was not a Sergio Leone Spaghetti western. It was a Holocaust, my ancestors are slaves stolen from Africa, I Will Honor Them.” said Lee, via Twitter. Jamie Foxx would lash back at the comments by Lee and had this to say “where's Spike Lee coming from?" He didn't like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn't like Tyler Perry, he doesn't like anybody, I think he's sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike, he's a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he's taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work, to me, that's irresponsible.”
                Quentin Tarantino without question hit another home run with this latest film regardless of how controversial it may seem, but at what expense. The country is not nearly divided on the issue on whether or not he crossed the line; the majority was in a teary laughter but do the few outrage individuals have a point? With a reputation for bloody and gory films, could he have pushed the envelope in other directions or was the controversial racism simply a ploy and pawn to ignite the box offices every weekend? No one knows for sure so I guess we’ll just have to say to him for a job well done. Now for the outraged folks, they can only hope that the little uproar of controversy at least leaves a lingering eye opener to directors who want to exploit racism or slavery despite whatever good reasoning there maybe. As the old saying goes “The road to hell was paved with good intentions.”

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Rick Ross Beefed up Security After Drive By

 

 After the drive by incident Ross has decided to take a much more safer approach . He is taking the incident as a eye opener an doing whatever it takes to prevent such actions from happening again.

A source from TMZ has reported that Ross has decided to hire 24 hour armed security. Someone from the BOSS camp has said that he had been receiving death threats prior to the shooting. Also as we have all heard the Gangster Disciples street gang has had beef with the Rap star.


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Chris Brown Lawyer says he is ready to speak on fight

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Yea Yea so Frank Ocean has said what he has  to say to the cops and took to twitter lashing out and venting. Now that that is all over with we will finally get to hear what Brown has to say about the incident. According to his Lawyer its the truth and they have proof that it wasn't Brown who started the altercation.

TMZ has reported that Chris Brown lawyer Mark Geragos has reached out to police to let then know that Brown is ready to give his "story". We already know that a witness that seen the whole thing says that Ocean and his crew started the whole thing. Geragos says that the video footage gathered will prove that his client is without a doubt innocent.

Even tho it was said that breezy threw the 1st punch, video footage says otherwise. It actually shows that Brown nor Ocean was involved it was in fact their crews. Police are still trying to gather what happened in the parking lot where the fight began and there was no surveillance.

Brown was quick at thinking and followed his lawyers advice by getting ghost when trouble erupted.

The moral of this story is never give a false account unless you know that you are gonna win.. In this case Frank and his crew didn't, they forgot one simple thing VIDEO CAMERAS and they seen almost everything and what they missed a witness saw.. Looks like Brown has won this one ....


Written by Leon or IAMTHEINFLUENC.COM
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Chris Brown vs Frank Ocean: The two were involved in brawl


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 Come on now.. does trouble just follow the homie Chris Brown.

TMZ has reported that Brown has been involved with an altercation involving the Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean studio at a Los Angeles studio in Sunday night.

A witness has said that Brown was attempting to leave the studio when Ocean and his crew approached him. Saying " this is my studio, this is my parking spot." Like really Frank Ocean you a parking lot gangsta now hahahahah!!!

Apparently when Brown tries to calm the situation by shaking Oceans hand, a member of oceans crew attacked him. From then on its said to have been a all out brawl. AWEEEE how cute the battle of the R&B stars .. ???? Police were called but no charges were filled.

Afterward Ocean takes to twitter (with what i like to call a twitter therapy venting session) here is what he said  

"Got jumped by Chris and a couple guys. Lol. I only wish Everest [his dog] was there. Cut my finger now I can’t play w two hands at the Grammys,"

The two have been involved in the whole twitter beef before but never has it become physical.

MORAL OF THIS STORY: DON'T PARK IN FRANK OCEAN SPOT. 
It can get dangerous !!!!

Written by Leon of  IAMTHEINFLUENC.COM


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RICK ROSS is target of Drive By Shooting

 



 It has been reported that Rick Ross has been the target of a drive by shooting early this morning in Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

Local 10 reports that the police were called to to the scene of a South Florida neighborhood around 5a.m in response of a car accident and gun shots fired. When they arrived they found a Rolls Royce that had slammed into a residential building. Apparently Ross crashed after being fired upon by an unknown vehicle.

It has been confirmed by police that Ross was the driver at the time of the crash. Riding with him was fashion designer Shateria L. Moragne-el , who is reportedly dating Ross. 

Today Ross is celebrating his 37 birthday. 

Written by Leon of IAMTHEINFLUENC.COM
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Kendrick Lamar Performing "Poetic Justice" on SNL


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Lakers and Clippers: Unfamiliar Territory


 It was not too long ago that the Los Angeles Clippers were mentioned in the conversation as one of the teams who were among the laughing stock of the NBA, while their city mates, Los Angeles Lakers sat atop the western conference. To say the tables have turned is an absurd understatement. Lob city is not only the most exciting team to watch but one of the most complete teams in the league today. Without question, Gary Sacks and the Clipper front office outdid the rest of the league and secured an impressive bench to back up a superb starting 5. Clippers have assembled a 2nd team that could easily start for many other squads. Among that group of possible starters, they acquired Lamar Odom, Grant Hill, and Mr. sixth man, Jamal Crawford all this past summer. Led by arguably the best point guard in the NBA in Chris Paul and the new human highlight reel, Blake Griffin, the Clippers have the 2nd best record in the west, and at one point this season reeled off a punishing win streak that was just recently snapped at 17 games. Needless to say this new age Los Angeles Clippers team started to improve the last few years but this year they’ve been downright dominating.  Meanwhile in the other Los Angeles locker room, where the historic championship aura oozes from, we welcome the Los Angeles Lakers to the laughing stock conversation.
   


With the exception of the Boston Celtics, when you think winning franchises and championships, you think of the Lakers, it’s what their organization embodies. However this year they have not looked championship like in any games this season. At 17-24, they hold a record that isn’t exactly the worse in the NBA, but one that is embarrassing for a team of this caliber. Coming into this season the expectations were extremely high and the buzz around the league was that the Lakers now have the new super team. One that is formidable enough to knock off a powerhouse like the Heat, let alone any team in the west. As we creep over the half-way point of the season, the playoffs are nowhere in sight right now for Kobe and the Lakers. Acquiring hall of fame point guard Steve Nash and all-star center Dwight Howard, was the biggest acquisition this summer by any team but it hasn’t quite panned out at all. After a 0-4 start the front office dismissed Coach Mike Brown, passed on the legendary Phil Jackson and went with Mike D’Antoni. With an even more dismal record, and signs of a debilitated locker room, the Lakers have plummeted in all aspects. As if there wasn’t enough drama in Hollywood, rumors are now swirling about Dwight Howard’s future. Howard, who is technically still unsigned, is unhappy and supposedly wants out. Could a possible Howard trade be brewing before the deadline hits? Not to mention Lakers have been shopping forward Pao Gasol since last season. Laker GM Mitch Kupchak, dismissed the talks of a trade by saying that it’s too soon to be using the word trade. He and Coach D’Antoni have both stated recently that the Laker woes are not due to personnel but rather lack of effort.
  


 
  The Lakers have a lot of unanswered questions this season, but what is surely undisputed is that this is not the same winning organization we are accustoming to seeing. Consistently losing games, compiled with coaching changes and trade rumors are the makings of a rough 2-season finale for Laker great Kobe Bryant. Bryant who is currently the NBA’s 2nd leading scorer, has been frustrated with the team and let it be known. In a recent loss against Chicago, he said “I’ve been frustrated before, but this is a different type of frustration and that there is so many things going on”. Since the beginning of the season, things have continued to add to the long list of problems for the Lakers and as the season descends to the playoffs it will be interesting to see if they can pull it together and nab a playoff spot. The last team to win a playoff series with their current record of 17-24 was back during the 80-81’ season. One thing is for certain; their Hollywood neighbors have solidified themselves as a top seed. Lakers could be a couple winning spurts from being back in the hunt, or a couple losses from scouting draft picks; something o-so-familiar to the Clippers organization.

Written by Functuay of IAMTHEINFLUENC.COM   
   

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BEYONCE lip synced , SO WHAT ?


 

 In case you haven’t heard, because we’re sure you have; Grammy award winning artist Beyonce is rumored to have lip synced the National Anthem at this week’s presidential inauguration. The cat was accidentally let out of the bag by…someone of irrelevance, but never the less the media did not spare the chance to pounce on the mishap. After millions of records sold worldwide, and every award imaginable under her belt, I’m assuming this proves Beyonce can’t sing a lick! If there is one thing we do in America so well, its attempt to tear down every role model or idol of positive significance. Here you have a woman who exemplifies so much class that she has not even so much as had a “nip slip” photograph or exposed anything to generate any kind of negative contradiction. However this was that one opportunity for the media to say “ah ha”, I knew she wasn’t perfect. Well contrary to everyone’s belief, we’ve been duped, she has flaws, and such shame it is. After the almost comical uproar brought about around the country, friend and ex-group member Michelle Williams came to the rescue. “I can understand it, "I will say this, it's not the first or the last time that someone has had to lip sync… my greatest singer of all time, Whitney Houston, it came to light that her anthem was in fact lip synced.” She would also go on to add that "It's their personal preference. With big crowds and echoes, you know when it's a big historical moment; you don't want any room for any mistakes so I can understand why it was done." Which brings me to my next question, raise your hand if you have never heard the National Anthem…anybody?...

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"SNOOP LION" the target of a Rastafarian Lawsuit


 
Snoop Lion, (correction the artist formally known as Snoop Dogg) , has another lawsuit on his hands after this past week. He recently changed his name to "Snoop Lion" and transformed into a Rastafarian artist. Many are questioning his sincerity as he indulges into the culture. Former reggae star, Bunny Wailer isn’t exactly taking to this new venture by Snoop. Wailer, who was an original of “Bob Marley and the Wailers”, believes Snoop is making a mockery of Rastafarian culture. He insists that this is simply an infatuation with the culture led by no real drive to be a part of this movement. Wailer sits on what is known as the Rastafari Millenium Council. Together the members collectively believe that over the years Snoop Dogg the rapper has negatively exploited the culture for financial gain. They seek a name change to be reverted back to Snoop, a public apology, as well as undisclosed amount of money for his exploitation. If these demands are not met, they have promised to take further legal action. After all the backlash it will be interesting to see be interesting to see how the “Lion” responds and what direction he will take his career now.

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Cowboys off field woes Continue




After one drinking accident claimed the life of one teammate, another Dallas Cowboy lineman is hit with intoxication charges. Nose tackle and one the Cowboys impact players; Jay Ratliff was arrested on suspicion of DWI. Ratliff crashed his 2011 Ford pickup into an 18 wheeler in Grapevine, Texas. This incident comes less than 2 months after fellow Cowboy Jerry Brown was killed in a car crashed due to his friend and teammate Josh Brent. Brent, who ironically plays the nose tackle position along with Ratliff, was indicted recently on manslaughter do the DUI; he could face 20 years behind bars if convicted. There is no word as to the extent of punishment that could be handed down to Ratliff, but with the perfect example of what not to do still lingering in his own locker room, the NFL and Cowboy organization will more than likely take some type of strict disciplinary action. Months prior to his current legal troubles, Ratliff was in a bit of hot water after a heated exchange with longtime owner Jerry Jones. This could very well be an inadvertent swan song for Ratliff after his off the field unsporstman-like conduct.

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