Vybz Kartel found himself at the center of an elaborate scam.
The incarcerated deejay and his business associates have become prey to scammers online. Vybz Kartel’s cousin and business partner Sikka Rhymes went public with what has been happening over the last couple of weeks. Apparently, scammers created a Facebook page called “Vybz Kartel” and has been using the page to swindle money from unsuspecting producers and disc jockeys. Sikka Rhymes is asking people to do their due diligence before sending payments for Vybz Kartel dubplates or any other music-related requests.
The up and coming dancehall deejay says their team has also contacted Facebook about the fake page. Rhymes makes it clear that Kartel is currently not doing any dubplates.
“We are asking DJs/selectors to do their homework before sending their money to these people,” Rhymes said. “Vybz Kartel is incarcerated and is not doing dub programmes. Furthermore, only a few persons can do business on behalf of Vybz Kartel, myself included. You have been warned. Also please note that Vybz Kartel’s page is called Adidja Azim Palmer.”
Additionally, Kartel’s official Facebook and Instagram pages carry the blue verification tick that proves that they’ve been verified by the admin. The fake pages do not have this verification badge. This is the second time since his incarceration that Vybz Kartel’s name and reputation became the center of an elaborate scam.
Back in 2013, the dancehall deejay’s name was used to swindle money from unsuspecting fans who were asked to help pay for his legal fees. Sikka Rhymes says Kartel is angry about it and want it dealt with.
Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is currently awaiting his appeal verdict. The case wrapped in the Appeal Court in July last year, but the verdict is taking much longer than his defense attorneys anticipated. Rhymes says his sole focus right now is securing his freedom.
Koffee “Rapture” Reggae Grammy With Best Reggae Album Nomination
Massive congratulations are in order for young reggae sensation Koffee, whose debut EP Rapture was nominated for a Grammy award.
Its been a monumental year for young reggae sensation Koffee who got her first Grammy nomination. Just a year ago, Koffee was not yet a household name, but she was well on her way to taking over the reggae genre on a scale we haven’t seen in many years. Upon the release of her first single off her Rapture EP, “Toast,” a new star was born, and the rest of the world recognized it quickly. The reggae/dancehall star’s debut single is arguably one of the longest-running hits in a year in the dancehall space for a very long time. As we know, the genre frequently refreshes with a new sound, and what was hot last month isn’t necessarily even warm anymore today. However, “Toast” was fire all year round.
The nominees for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards was announced, and Koffee’s debut EP Rapture was nominated among four other bodies of work for “Best Reggae Album.” This makes the 19-year-old singer the youngest ever to be nominated in this category.
Other nominees up for the title of best reggae album this year are Julian Marley with “As I Am,” Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics with “The Final Battle” and “More Work To Be Done” by Third World which was produced by Damian Marley.
The first project, first number 1 record, first Grammy nomination, this was the ultimate year for young Koffee in her early career. The “Burning” songstress is still basking in the success of her Rapture EP, which continues to yield more prestigious accomplishments. Just to be nominated for a Grammy is a win in itself, but Koffee is looking to break even more records should she be a victor.
Currently, every Jamaican wish they could just vote for the youngest candidate to ensure her win, but unfortunately, this prestigious award is not just anyone’s say. We will have to wait and see. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Will you be watching? Congratulations Koffee!
Best Reggae Album
Rapture — Koffee
As I Am — Julian Marley
The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie Vs. Roots Radics — Sly & Robbie & Roots Radics
Mass Manipulation — Steel Pulse
More Work To Be Done — Third World
Tory Lanez Schools Joe Budden On The Rules Of ‘Tricking’ On Women
Tory Lanez said he would never trick on a woman he’s dating.
Tory Lanez has maintained a pretty low key love life since rising to fame with his Chixtape series in the early 2010s. The only rumored girlfriend we’ve heard of his was Love & Hip Hop’s Joseline Hernandez, but that was later cast off as just a fling. However, fans may have gotten insight as to why Tory remains a bachelor on the latest episode of Joe Budden’s interview series, Pull Up, that premiered on YouTube over the weekend.
While promoting his most recent project Chixtape V, Tory Lanez, and Joe Budden had a long conversation about the music industry. After the two talked about paying taxed, Budden asked the Canadian singer how much money does he put aside for “tricking,” or spending money on women he may be interested in dating. Tory seemed appalled by the question and replied, “Do you think I really trick?”
“I bet there is not one Instagram model, bartender, somebody that could come up and be like ‘Tory bought me a bag, Tory bought me a …’ there is not one.” The “Jerry Sprunger” singer said he has a hard time spending money on women unless they’re holding him down in a crazy way, and went as far as to say he doesn’t even take women on vacation. “I’m not flying you out because I live in Miami. It’s like, you’ll be here at some point in the year. I’ll catch you.”
Tory went on to say that tricking on women is frowned upon in his hometown of Toronto, and men who spent their hard-earned money on women were considered a “goof.” “You don’t buy people seamless sh*t that did nothing for you. What did you do for me? You wasn’t shooting with me in the gym.” The conversation continued until the singer gave an example of the rules he lives by, and that 45-second clip quickly went viral, sparking debate amongst fans about the do’s and don’ts of dating.
“When it comes to women, it’s like, I have this line with women when they’re like ‘Oh can you buy me this?’ Shorty, I thought you was up. You can’t buy yourself that? If you can’t buy yourself that, you can’t f*ck with a n*gga in my tax bracket. Period. If you can’t buy yourself a Gucci bag, you can’t f*ck with me in my tax bracket, if that’s what we’re talking about.” Joe Budden, in amazement of Tory’s answer, said he hesitates to even ask women what they do for a living or where they get their money from. “That’s what I’m saying. I’m a down to earth n*gga,” Tory continued. “If you come on some ‘I don’t give a f*ck about a Gucci bag,’ I’m not going to even try you like that. But if you have the nerve to try me like I’m a trick and say yo ‘Give me this bag,’ I’m going to ask you ‘Shorty, do you not have enough money to buy that bag?’ And if you don’t, don’t f*ck with me.”
You can catch the full conversation below.
50 Cent Is Back On Instagram Trolling Drake and Young Buck
50 Cent is back on Instagram taking aim at his usual targets including Drake, Young Buck, and Naturi Naughton.
It seems 50 Cent was telling the truth when he said that he deleted his own Instagram account for unknown reasons. There are still some speculations that he is lying about it and maybe, just maybe, IG admin is behind the sudden deactivation of the rap mogul’s account. Perhaps there was some abuse of terms of service, or maybe 50 was just tired of trolling people on Instagram and needed a detox.
Clearly, the detox was well worth it because 50 Cent is back to his old antics trolling everyone from Drake to Young Buck and even referencing Naturi Naughton. 50 posted a meme of what seems to be a couple. “He doesn’t know yet,” the meme reads. 50 added in the description, “buck type sh*t, nah he know. LOL.”
50 Cent also reposted a video of Lizzo that he tweeted out earlier this week. This time he changed the caption to bring Drake into the fold. “@lizzobeeating [Lizzo] booty look good, I just saw @champagnepapi [Drake] looking at it. Lol,” Fif wrote.
Young Buck, who is still signed to G-Unit, is one of 50 Cent main target for trolling on IG. Buck usually claps back so let’s see if he will respond to this post from his boss turn enemy.
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