Jay-Z on Made in America: ‘We are disappointed that the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia would evict us from the heart of the city’

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Back in June it was reported, Budweiser will not be sponsoring rapper Jay-Z’s “Made In America” music festival this year, despite previously being a major sponsor.

More bad news…

On Tuesday, the City of Philadelphia announced that JAY-Z’s music and arts festival Made In America would move in 2019 from The Parkway, the location it’s been held in since 2012. The festival will still take place in The Parkway in 2018.

JAY-Z has now published an open letter in Philly.com decrying the decision and laying the blame at the office of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.

“The Made in America festival is a multi-cultural platform that represents strength, freedom of speech and perseverance for artists and music lovers. Philadelphia, an iconic city, represents those ideals. The location is integral to the pulse of the festival. The Parkway is a cultural arts center that is symbolic to over 600 artists that have performed at this event. The Parkway captures the freedom and spirit of inclusivity that drew us to the city of Brotherly Love. The celebratory nature and essence of this festival has inspired locals as well as visitors from across the nation to enjoy Labor Day in Philadelphia.

We are disappointed that the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia would evict us from the heart of the city, through a media outlet, without a sit-down meeting, notice, dialogue or proper communication. It signifies zero appreciation for what Made In America has built alongside the phenomenal citizens of this city.

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It’s Going Down. Faith Evans and Stevie J Apply for Marriage License in Las Vegas

It’s about to go down!

Faith Evans and Stevie J are THIS close to becoming Mr. and Mrs. Jordan.

TMZ learned they’ve applied for a marriage license in Las Vegas.

According to docs, the singer and producer filed for the license in Clark County on Tuesday. The clock’s now running, they have one year to tie the knot. But it seems like they won’t need that long — Stevie tweeted Tuesday, “I love you Faith Renee Jordan,” and Faith replied, “I love you back Steven Aaron Jordan.”

I’m sure Joseline will not be attending the wedding after this stunt on social media. Click Here if you missed that.

Congrats to the couple!

Scott Storch Opens Up On How He Lost $100 million, Lil’ Kim & Breaks Down His Production Hits On Hot 97

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Producer Scott Storch stepped up to Hot 97 to have a candid conversation about his career.

He runs through some of the biggest hits of his career throughout the years including working with the Roots, Beyonce, Fat Joe, N.O.R.E. and many more.

He also touches on his past drug use, when he realized he hit rock bottom, and how he became clean once again. Storch also touches on stories about Chris Brown’s first strip club visit and rumors of dating Lil’ Kim.

His documentary Still Storch is live on VEVO.

El DeBarge Tells His Side Of The Story After Arrested For Felony Vandalism: ‘The recent incident was the result of decades long held resentment against me by siblings…’

Yesterday it was reported,  El DeBarge was arrested after he allegedly took a wrench to a person’s windshield.

The singer speaks out about the news via social media.

“I want to thank all of my fans for their love and support and prayers over the last few days. You will never how you lift my spirit. The recent incident was the result of decades long held resentment against me by siblings. I was physically attacked by 2 of my brothers at my sister’s Bunny’s house. They ran out the house and I followed, carrying a wrench that was already in my hand. They continued to attack me and then ran into an RV and threatened me with an machete, swinging it through an open window. I did break the one window which was the basis for my arrest….

I have held my tongue for years about my family, it’s jealously, it’s thievery abuse and backstabbing. Their demand to the police that I be arrested for a broken window has broken my silence. When asked Debarge reunion, I have consistently responded hopefully and with a sincere belief that it can one day happen. It has taken many years and this incident to finally accept that it will never happen. My brothers and sisters allowed their own faults and failures to poison  their lives. I can no longer feed the fantasy that DeBarge may reunite as one.”

 

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