[video] Wendy Williams & World Interview 2004 (Speaks on Homosexuality, Secret Societies, and Masons in Hip Hop)

Extreme warning if you do not want to here a raw interview about Hip Hop and homosexuality, Masons, etc. do not listen to this interview, because it is definitely not kind to your favorite rappers. You have been warned.

Damion 'World' Hardy

The original post was done on my blog a few years ago by my former business partner and continues to garner a ton of comments. With the Mr. Cee tranny controversy in full swing, it is a fitting interview to re-post. This is the pre-DWTS Wendy Williams of NYC radio frame and her interviews were probably the most controversial stuff ever to hot the airwaves.

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Nikki Minaj: ‘Lil Kim is the Best that Ever Did It’ (June 2008)

I really am not too interested in this beef between Lil Kim and Nikki Minaj because it seems pointless. But I thought it would be fair to post this interview of Nikki saying Lil Kim was the best to ever to do it. Drake has recently said that he has seen Nikki give Lil Kim her due time and time again.

I actually ran across the interview a few weeks back when showing a friend some of Nikki’s earlier work with The Come Up DVD. The interview was posted on Youtube June 2008. Now after seeing this will Kim leave this petty beef alone and make some hot records?

Truth Exposed: NY Daily News Co-Signs Roxanne Shante’s PHD Lies

It seems that online magazine Slate Magazine takes the ideals of journalism more seriously than the Daily News, which ran a story celebrating lies old-school rapper Roxanne Shante has spread over the last decade about receiving a PH.D from Cornell University.  In this digital age, Slate used old-fashion methods of fact checking that apparently slipped the mind of Daily News writer, Walter Dawkins.

An investigation by Slate has revealed:

  • According to Warner, neither it nor any of its subsidiary record labels ever had a contract with Shanté, and it was not obligated to pay for her education. Indeed, there’s no evidence that it ever did.
  • Shanté—real name Lolita Shanté Gooden—doesn’t have a Ph.D. from Cornell or anywhere else. Indeed, she admitted it in an interview with Slate. And Cornell has no record of Gooden (or “Shanté”) ever attending or receiving a degree.
  • According to Marymount Manhattan College records, Shanté enrolled there but dropped out less than four months later without ever earning a degree.
  • New York state records indicate that no one named Lolita Gooden or Roxanne Shanté is licensed to practice psychology or any related field.

With more recent female rappers Lil Kim, Remy Ma, Da Brat and Foxy Brown spending time in jail for various forms of “keeping it gangsta,”  Roxanne Shante’s fraudlent story was thought to be a point of inspiration for young women and men seeking to find purpose beyond rap.  While working on my thesis documentary Little Miss Hip Hop, I briefly spoke with Roxanne Shante who said she would be up for an interview and speaking at the University at Buffalo about opportunities for women in hip hop.  However, I never heard from Roxanne Shante after I explained that I wanted to set up an interview at her office and I wanted her to share information about her practice.    I thought that I was just being dissed, when in reality Roxanne Shante was avoiding the truth.

Click Here for the full article at Slate Magazine:  Roxanne’s Nonexistent Revenge

Lil Kim to Write a “Prison” Tell-All

via LiveSteez

Kimberly Jones, also known as the provocative, foul-mouthed rapper “Lil Kim,” has confirmed her plans to write a tell-all book about her prison experience.lil-kim-dancing-with-the-stars

Jones was found guilty of perjury after she lied about her former Junior M.A.F.I.A. group member and co-manager’s involvement in a 2001 shooting in Manhattan, New York, and was sentenced to a year and one day in prison. In 2005 Jones was sent to prison and was released in September 2006 after serving only 10 months, reports The Post Chronicle.

Jones explained “it?s about the time when I stayed in prison, the things I learned and went through. You don?t think about things until it happens to you. The book is going to give people who have been in those situations a bright outlook on life.? 

The rapper said the book titled, “The Price of Loyalty,” is meant to provide inspiration to others, specifically those who are serving time in prison.

Lil Kim Shocked By Dancing With The Stars Elimination

via Allhiphop

Lil Kim was voted off of the popular dance show Dancing With The Stars yesterday evening (May 5), just before reaching the semifinals with partner Derek Hough. lil-kim-dancing-with-the-stars

Despite receiving high scores from the judges, Kim came into this weeks show with the second lowest score of 52 out of 60 points.

Before being eliminated Lil Kim and Hough did the Waltz as well as the Salsa during their performances.

It came as a surprise to the judges and audience a like that Kim was eliminated, despite contestant Ty Murray delivering the worst performances in the nine weeks the show has aired.

Kim’s elimination from the show prompted the host Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bergeron to state that the evening had went terribly wrong.

About Kim’s performances on the show, Simon Cowell – like judge Len Goodman stated the rapper “has been one of the best dancers” to ever appear on the show.

“This is one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever experienced in my life. because I brought people who never watched the show,” Lil Kim said.

Lil Kim recently premiered a music video for her new single “Download” featuring T-Pain and Charlie Wilson.

Lil’ Kim’s Tax Records Emerge, Rapper Racked Up Nearly $1Mil In Debt

via SOHH

Lil’ Kim‘s $979,090 tax debt records have reportedly emerged, detailing each payment she currently owes including both state and federal taxes.                                                                             lil-kim-news1

The state of New York filed a $12,599 tax warrant on April 26, 2008, in the New York County Clerk’s office. The IRS filed a $50,464 lien on Sept. 5, 2007, in the Bergen (N.J.) County Clerk’s office. The IRS filed a $67,509 lien on May 14, 2007, in Bergen County. The state of California filed a $4,089 lien on Sept. 16, 2005, in Sacramento County Court. The IRS filed a $232,348 lien on Aug. 16, 2005, in New Jersey. The state of New Jersey filed a $51,471 lien on Aug. 11, 2005, in New Jersey State Superior Court. The state of New Jersey filed a $77,939 lien on Dec. 9, 2004, in New Jersey Superior Court. The IRS filed a $482,671 lien on Feb. 19, 2004, in New Jersey. (Detroit News)

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Lil Kim To Appear on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars”


via XXL

After appearing as a judge in The Pussycat Dolls’ “Girlicious” reality competition, Lil’ Kim will now be switching roles as she has signed on to star as a contestant in the new season of “Dancing With The Stars.” According to the Los Angeles Times the controversial Brooklyn rapstress will be a part of the new cast of the popular TV series, joining comedian David Alan Grier, “Jackass” alumnus Steve-O, former NFL player Lawrence Taylor and singer Jewel, among others.

“It’s the most diverse cast we’ve had,” Deena Katz, the show’s Senior Talent Producer, told People magazine. “The women are phenomenal and the men are such great characters.” The show is scheduled to air on March 9 on ABC. In related news, Kim has been making headlines for comments she made about the Biggie biopic, Notorious. The outspoken rapper has publicly announced her disapproval of her portrayal in the movie.

In an interview with Hip-Hop Weekly she even threw shots at Big’s mother, Voletta Wallace, who produced the film, and widow Faith Evans. “I’ve had enough and I’m about to expose them both … I’ve been quiet for a long time,” she said. “I’m very disappointed in Faith,” she added. “There’s nothing Faith or Ms. Wallace could do to stop me from reppin’ B.I.G. all day. I’m gonna always do that … It’s time for Ms. Wallace to be exposed.”

Woman Killed at Lil Kim B-Day Party

I have been to this club a couple of times and it never seemed like a place where someone would get killed so viciously.

In the middle of Times Square and known for its Tuesday night R&B showcase, this is not some club that mirrors some of the rough clubs from the 90’s. Street Knowledge Media sends condolences to this young woman’s family and friends. Tragic story below:

via Reuters

Tragedy happened at a rcent Lil Kim birthday party but neither she or any her family and friends are involved.

Tragedy happened at a recent Lil Kim birthday party but neither she or any her family and friends are involved.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A 24-year-old woman, missing since attending a Sunday night birthday celebration for rapper Lil’ Kim, was found beaten to death at the New York City club where the party was held, a police source said on Thursday.

Ingrid Rivera, from the New York City borough of Queens, was last seen at the rap diva’s party at Manhattan’s Spotlight Live club where bouncers kicked her out because she was drunk.

Rivera never returned home, the source said. Her family filed a missing persons report, but after searching the Midtown karaoke club, police were unable to find the woman.

A maintenance man found the body on Wednesday afternoon, stuffed in a rooftop utility closet.

According to the New York Police Department, the investigation is ongoing. Spotlight Live representatives did not return calls for comment.

Lil’ Kim, whose real name is Kimberly Jones, celebrated her 34th birthday in the company of fellow celebrities including Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, Lamar Odom and Wyclef Jean, according to the New York Daily News. Her publicist was not immediately available to comment on the woman’s death.

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Lil Kim & Foxy Brown Sued for Book Advance

Who knew? It seems that our ladies of Hip Hop cannot stay out of the news, whether it is gossip, arrests, or just plain nonsense, Lil Kim and Foxy Brown are always on the wrong side of the daily news cycle. This news about botched book deals seems to be a couple of years behind schedule. Read the latest:

via Breitbart

NEW YORK (AP) – A New York publisher is suing Foxy Brown and Lil’ Kim, saying they were paid advances for books they never delivered.Simon & Schuster Inc. says Brown was paid $75,000 in 2005 to deliver an autobiography called “Broken Silence” by February 2006; and Lil’ Kim was paid $40,000 in 2003 for a novel due June 2004.

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Diddy’s $60 Million Mega Yacht ‘Maraya’ in Cannes…(Pics)

Source: Daily News, Daily Mirror,Yacht Spotter

NYC’s own mega-mogul Diddy looking to make a splash in Hollywood, is holed up at Cannes Film festival in France on this $30 million dollar yacht. Check out the pics and article below:

Naomi Campbell has partied here. So too have Lindsay Lohan, Mike Tyson, Billy Zane, Nelly and fashion designer Roberto Cavall.
This extravagant yacht - which took three years to build and was finished just eight weeks ago - is wall-to-wall luxury.

Naomi Campbell has partied here. So too have Lindsay Lohan, Mike Tyson, Billy Zane, Nelly and fashion designer Roberto Cavalli.
In fact, anyone who’s anyone has danced on the decks of P Diddy’s lavish £33million yacht, The Maraya, which is currently moored in Cannes.
And now here I am, too. I can scarcely believe my luck!
The king of bling himself has exclusively invited the Mirror onboard for a personal guided tour of the brand new 54ft yacht he’s chartered.

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Lil Kim Wins Judgement Against Lil Cease For Half-a-Mil

Jr. M.A.F.I.A. Chronicles

via NY Post

Lil’ Kim was awarded a half-million-dollars yesterday by a judge who found a friend-turned-foe ripped off her name and image for an unauthorized DVD (Chronicles of Jr. M.A.F.I.A.).
Manhattan federal Judge Jed Rakoff found that James Lloyd – a former Junior M.A.F.I.A. rapper alongside Lil’ Kim – and his company, Ground Zero Entertainment, wrongly capitalized on the diva’s fame with a film about the crew.
Lil’ Kim originally had filed a $6 million suit against Lloyd, who had testified against her in a criminal trial that ended with her conviction for lying to a grand jury.

Biggie Smalls:Rap Phenomenon [Video Trailer]

Source: Nahright

With a bevy of unauthorized documentaries produced by people who never met the man, Biggie remains an enigma to his fans as the same handful of interviews and video clips have been recycled in the media for the past decade with almost no performance footage of the rapper documented on tape.

Now for the first time, in a celebration of his life and music, select personal video footage shot by Biggie’s own camera by his crew -uncut and uncensored will be released to the public. Take a step closer to the man, watch how he lived on-and-off the road, share his lifestyle and day-to-day antics, ride with him on his first tour, see his most intimate performances and shows, hear from his close friends and fans and discover why: Biggie Smalls is the Rap Phenomenon!

Produced by April Maiya, executive produced by Damion “D-Roc” Butler

World is in a World of Trouble

Depending on your orientation in Hip Hop you’ll remember the name Damion “World” Hardy from one of two different places. If you hail from the “streets” of Brooklyn than you recognize World as the infamous World from LG, brother to Wise, who was alleged killed by Nut, or as he known by the government, Ivory Davis.  And if people go back that far, then they’ll recall Nut is the brother in the “Get Money” video being serenaded by Lil’ Kim, with her sitting on his lap.

So as fate would have it, years later Kim’s boyfriend World is being charged with ordering the killing of Nut in a revenge slaying for Nut’s murder of World’s brother.  For me, the incident strikes close to home, because I spent the last minutes with Nut on that fateful night, toasting it up at the bar inside NV nightclub, then escorting him to the parking lot where he got into Range and veered off into the deadly trap.

Upon being shot, his vehicle flipped the curb and he killed an influential European filmmaker (he had a popular Volkswagen commercial in rotation).  Now, the other half of Hip Hop will remember World from his infamous appearance on Wendy Williams where he discussed some highly volatile information that would make Pimp C look like Joel Olsteen.  He took the opportunity of being on air to air out all of the alleged closet homosexuals in the game, sparing none. He claimed that they were all apart of a secret society that bases initiations and rituals on sexual magic, namely of the same sex kind.  He mentioned his former squeeze, Lil Kim was an Eastern Star and Hip Hop was part of a global conspiracy to discredit and destroy Hip Hop.

Even though this interview is heavily discussed on message boards and Wendy routinely reaches into the archives whenever she wants to piss the pundits off, you’ll be hard-pressed to find it online.  Then the police want you to believe that World became a jihadist and went to the Middle East to forge ties with international terrorists..oh yeah, before he did all that he attempted to shot 50 Cent in a New Jersey parking lot for dissing Lil’ Kim.  The same 50 Cent that was previously shot by Homicide, Nut’s right hand man who was killed weeks prior to Nut getting murdered.  I can’t believe Hollywood hasn’t come calling yet.  Now the State of New York wants to make an exception and line World up for the death penalty via lethal injection. In a bid to save his life, his defense is making him out to look like a nut-job, no pun intended. The NY Daily News ran an article on his impending trial and below are some quotes from that piece:

Hardy’s lawyer claims he has undergone a religious conversion since those wild times, legally changing his name to Isa Ibn Jibril. He also is mentally ill, the lawyer said.
Last week, a federal judge ordered Hardy to undergo a psychiatric exam to determine if he is competent to stand trial on federal racketeering and murder charges.
“I am the Christ. I am the Messiah,” Hardy ranted in court in 2004 after he was arrested at JFK Airport as he returned from a religious pilgrimage in the Middle East.
“Do not be the one to go against the law,” he went on. “Adhere to the law’s command before I give you warning. A day that is drawing near. A day of grief and regrets. Boiling water will be poured over your heads.”

Rest assure that this won’t be the last you hear of this story that is so intertwined with plot twists, turns and multiple layers that the rabbit hole may lead anywhere.