WBLS Reviews Some Of The Biggest Headlines Of The Week During The Rewind, hosted by JusNik.
Diddy Faces Fresh Allegations in Lawsuit by 17-Year-Old Victim
Sean "Diddy" Combs, along with former Bad Boy Entertainment president Harve Pierre and an unnamed third defendant, are being sued for allegedly gang-raping a woman in 2003 when she was 17. Filed in the United States District Court Southern District of New York, the lawsuit claims the assault occurred in a NYC music studio. Diddy denies the allegations, labeling the lawsuit as a character assassination attempt for monetary gain.
Ashanti & Nelly Expecting First Child
Singer Ashanti is expecting her first child with rapper Nelly, reigniting their relationship this year. Nelly, aged 49, has children from a previous relationship. The couple, who had an on-and-off relationship from 2003 to 2013, hinted at starting a family after Nelly's recent birthday. Their social media interactions fueled speculation, with Nelly confirming the news on Instagram. Congratulations poured in for the couple.
Jamie Foxx's Health Update and Public Appearance
Jamie Foxx made his first public appearance since an undisclosed health issue earlier in the year. Receiving the Vanguard Award at the Critics Choice Association's Celebration of Cinema & Television, Foxx shared his journey, mentioning past challenges that limited his mobility. While he didn't delve into specifics, Foxx expressed gratitude for overcoming his health setback.
50 Cent Sued for $1 Billion Over "Power" Allegations
Rapper 50 Cent, along with creators and networks behind the hit show "Power," faces a lawsuit from Cory Holland Sr., claiming to be the inspiration for the show's character "Ghost." Holland filed two lawsuits—one seeking $300 million for alleged assault by 50 Cent and another staggering $1 billion lawsuit against multiple parties. He contends that the show heavily borrowed from his life story without permission. The $1 billion lawsuit's status remains uncertain, while the $300 million lawsuit includes allegations of emotional distress and aims to prevent the use of Holland's life story in future projects by the production companies.