Entertainment News: Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend on suicide watch

Nick Gordon, who Whitney Houston raised from a young age, is on suicide watch following news of the death of his girlfriend, 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown on July 26,  Daily Mail reported. 

Brown was the only daughter of the late Houston and singer ex-husband Bobby Brown. Brown’s death is another major tragedy for the Brown and Houston families, since the death of singing sensation Houston in 2012. Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub in hotel in Beverly Hills – a report stated that she had drowned and they had found traces of cocaine in her body.

The Houston family released a statement announcing that Brown had passed away in a hospice facility in Georgia where she was being cared for after she had been in hospital since January 2015, surrounded by her family. 

On January 31, Brown was found unresponsive in her bathtub at her Roswell home, which she reportedly shared with Gordon. According to CNN Brown was placed in a medically induced coma and it was later revealed that she had irreversible brain damage.

A $10-million civil lawsuit filed last month accuses Bobbi Kristina Brown’s partner, Gordon, of causing her life-threatening injuries and of stealing from her bank account while she was in a coma – no one has been charged in the case, Reuters reported.

Earlier this year, Gordon broke down during a TV interview/intervention with celebrity psychologist  Dr Phil McGraw and his mother Michelle. In the interview he opened up about how he has been coping with the Brown incident. 

AKA fires back at Black Coffee

AKA. (Grant Difford)

It was not wise for celebs to walk the streets of Twitter over the last couple of days. The entertainment industry peers were throwing shade at each other from all directions. No one was safe. Yesterday local hip hop artist AKA, born Kiernan Forbes, fired back at renowned house DJ Black Coffee (real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo) following his views on local hip hop, which the deejay shared on Twitter. 

“Now that’s hip hop … not this nonsense some of our local hip hop artists do … some even attacking tweeps…Put in a song..We want MUSIC,” Black Coffee tweeted.

The All Eyes On Me rapper took offence to the deejay’s tweet and quickly fired back at him.

“Local hip hop is up against enough obstacles already without Black Coffee talking down to us.”

According to AKA’s tweets, as a house deejay Black Coffee is in no position to comment on hip hop. But Black Coffee, whose song Superman made it onto hip hop artist Drake’s playlist on Apple Music radio earlier this month, believes being in the music industry qualifies him to have an opinion about different genres of music.

No bad blood between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift 

While AKA was sticking up for local hip hop, Nicki Minaj spoke out about MTV Video Music awards on July 22 for not embracing women of all body shapes and sizes on Twitter. Her series of tweets came after she was snubbed for the Video of the Year nomination, which pop singer Taylor Swift and Beyoncé Knowles were nominated for. 

Nicki Minaj and rapper boyfriend Meek Mill. (Reuters)

“If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year,” she tweeted. Swift quickly jumped onto Minaj’s tweets with a response: “I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.’”

Nicki defended her tweeted, explaining that she was not taking a jab at the Bad Blood singer. “’Huh? U must not be reading my tweets. Didn’t say a word about u. I love u just as much. But u should speak on this,” she tweeted.

Both ladies have ironed out their issues over a phone call,  People Magazine reported. Swift had initially apologised to Nicki on Twitter but they took it further with a phone call.

The Anaconda star addressed her twitter feud during her appearance on Good Morning America, on July 24.

“She was super, super sweet and she apologised,” the rapper said. “She said, ‘You know, look, I didn’t understand the big picture of what you were saying. But now I get it.’ So we’re all good.” 

Drake responds to Meek Mill 

Nicki Minaj’s rapper boyfriend, Meek Mill, born Robert  Williams, fired shots at Drake on Twitter on July 21, claiming that the Toronto rapper doesn’t write his own lyrics.

Drake has since released a diss track, which he premiered on his Beats 1’s show OVO Sound Radio, Rolling Stone reported.

The single is titled Charged Up (Meek Mill Diss) and in the song he raps: 

“Niggas snitching on us without no interrogation/I stay silent ‘cause we at war and I’m very patient/Six God is watching, I just hope you’re prepared to face him/I’m charged up. Wow, I’m honored you think this is staged / I’m flattered, man / In fact, I’m amazed/Wow, I’m honoured that you think this is staged/I’m flattered man, in fact, I’m amazed.”

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