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D'ussé Palooza Severs Ties with Host Chris Stylezz Following Sexual Assault Allegations

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On Monday, April 27, D’ussé Palooza host, Christopher “Chris Stylezz” Samuels, was accused of sexual assault and coercion by at least 17 women on social media. D’ussé Palooza is a popular part franchise that partnered by D’USSE and Roc Nation after seven years of operating under the name, Hennypalooza.

The Guys Next Door podcast photographer, Cheyenne “Chey Millz” Skyy, took to Twitter her unfortunate account with Samuels, where she stated that he tried to coerce her into having sex with him during a ride home after a party. During the ride home, Skyy realized that Samuels had not been driving to her house, but to his. After arriving to his home, Samuels tried numerous sexual advances toward Skyy and she denied. Samuels then became upset and walked out of his apartment, leading the photographer to Brooklyn street corner at 3 a.m. and leaving her stranded.

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Imma only speak on my story ONE TIME. And i don’t give a FUCK what y’all got to say about it: pic.twitter.com/TLDctOYJlv

Following the release of Chey Millz’s story, many other women began to come forward on Twitter, with screenshots and DMs of conversations with Samuels, where he has taken unauthorized footage of having sex with women and threatened to released them.

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Omfggggggg this new entry is HORRIBLE! I really hate this nigga! pic.twitter.com/n3CGwNaEfX

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10 years strong….. pic.twitter.com/pLM0BZhlyU

Furthermore, D’ussé Palooza’s General Manager and [The] Joe Budden Podcast member, Rory Farrell, has also been accused of having prior knowledge of Samuels’ behavior. Farrell addressed the situation on the latest episode of The Joe Budden Podcast, released Wednesday morning.

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Rory was aware of the accusations on Christylezz prior to him being exposed today. pic.twitter.com/Gatgqyf3B5

“My initial thoughts are with any woman who has been a victim in this. I pray you find peace in all actions that took place. I hear you,” said Farrell. From my point of view, that’s not behavior I condone, it’s not behavior I enable, it’s not behavior I’ve participated in or behavior I’ve even seen in my life and that’s my stance on that portion.”

You can listen below at the 7:19 mark:

https://twitter.com/thisisrory/status/1255502134092726273

After three days of allegations, D’ussé Palooza severed ties with Samuels on Tuesday (Apr. 28) afternoon after launching an internal investigation.

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After further consideration, we have decided to sever ties with the staff member who was initially put under internal investigation. Effective immediately, said staff member is no longer a part of the Palooza team and will not host any of our events going forward.

Samuels’ former colleagues have spoken out against the actions of the host:

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I am extremely DISAPPOINTED with all the discoveries regarding the women who have attended our events. We will do everything in our power to reassure this IS a safe environment. No woman should ever be subjected to that type of behavior. EVER.

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Women should feel safe and never feel forced to do ANYTHING. What I learned yesterday left me completely disgusted, angry & blindsided. I’ve lost a friend. My heart is with the women affected by chris’s unacceptable behavior. Men can not coerce women. That needs to change.

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I’m shocked and appalled at what I’ve discovered over the past 30 hours. My heart goes out to all of the women affected. Women should never be made to feel unsafe, coerced or pressured to do anything they don’t want to do.

Following the franchise’s decision, Samuels went on Instagram Live to apologize for his disrespect towards women, but doesn’t admit to the allegations brought against him.

“I still can stand on what I did. I still can stand on disrespecting women. I still can stand on that I was wrong,” Samuels stated. “Rape? I’m not standing on that.”

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Sexual assault is a form of rape you Narcissistic pig. You used your local celebrity-ness and position to make these women feel like they have no other choice. THATS A CRIME. RIP IS RIGHT. @ChriStylezz gtfoh!!!! YOU PRESSURED THESE WOMEN WHICH IS A CRIME!!!!!!! #christylezz pic.twitter.com/jTGipzYsjW

No charges have been brought against Samuels at this time.

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AR-Ab Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison In Drug Trafficking Case

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Philly rapper AR-Ab has been sentenced to 45 years in prison following the conviction in his drug trafficking case.

Born Abdul West, the 37-year-old rapper is accused of turning his Original Block Hustlaz label (OBH) into a drug trafficking ring which led to the 2017 murder of Robert Johnson. While appearing in front of U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson in a Philadelphia courtroom on Thursday, Baylson told the courtroom that the murder of Johnson and the content of his West’s lyrics weren’t taken into account during his sentencing.

“You could have been a hero instead of a criminal,” he said. “But you became a drug dealer. You made that decision. That’s why you’re being punished.”

AR-Ab responded to Judge Baylson stating that he “doesn’t understand his culture.”

“The court, the FBI agents, and the prosecutors don’t understand my culture. We don’t rap about flowers and rainbows. We’re gangsta rappers. We rap about where we grew up. So we rap about drug dealing. We rap about violence.”

During the trial, a number of witnesses revealed that West’s alleged drug ring obtained drugs including crack cocaine, heroin and meth from a distributor in California. These witnesses also told the judge that the drugs were being stored in an upscale Center City apartment, in an effort to draw less attention from law enforcement.

To OBH’s demise, however, FBI agents raided one of the stash houses at the One Water Street Apartments in Old City and seized 10 kilograms of cocaine. AR-Ab went on to rap about it on his “Beef (Freestyle).”

“Quarter million loss, got a broke heart,” he rapped. “And they snatched my dog, that’s the worst part/One rat destroy everything you work for/I pray to God that he don’t tell them who he work for.”

Dontez “Tez” Stewart, a key witness in the trial who was charged with the murder of Johnson, testified against AR-Ab in exchange for a lighter sentence.

“I’m not saying I’m innocent. I’m saying I’m not guilty of all them charges,” said AR-Ab before being escorted by U.S. Marshalls out the courtroom. The rapper plans to file an appeal.

 

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DMX Passes Away at 50

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It’s with profound sadness that we announce that Yonkers rapper-actor DMX, born Earl Simmons, has passed away at age 50.

On Friday (Apr. 9) afternoon, his family issued a formal statement to friends and fans, after conducting numerous brain activity tests on Thursday. According to the brain functioning test results, DMX showed no improvement in his brain activity which led to the family making the tough decision to take him off life support.

“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days,” read the statement. “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever.”

“We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized.”

The White Plains Hospital, where DMX was admitted, also shared a statement: White Plains Hospital extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Simmons, as well as his friends and legions of fans who expressed their unwavering support during this difficult time. Earl Simmons passed away peacefully with family present after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest.”

DMX was rushed to the hospital on Friday, Apr. 2, after having a heart attack.

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DMX Reportedly Suffered from Overdose & In Critical Condition

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DMX has reportedly suffered from an overdose.

According to TMZ, the rapper, born Earl Simmons, had the overdose on Friday (Apr. 2) night at around 11 p.m. and was rushed to a hospital in White Plans, New York. Sources from the hospital told TMZ that DMX has had “some brain activity,” however, is reportedly in a “vegetative state” and may not make it, according to doctors overseeing his care.

Rick Ross took to Instagram Stories that he was sending prayers to the rapper.

Back in 2019, DMX sought rehab following his year-long bid in prison for tax evasion.

DMX’s attorney, Murray Richman, confirmed with ABC7 that DMX had a heart attack and is now on life support.

“I received a call this morning that Earl Simmons was in the hospital, at the White Plains Hospital, and that he had a heart attack, and I’m not sure how it was induced and that he’s on life support,” said Richman.

Richman did not confirm whether or not the heart attack was a result of an overdose. “I’ve spoken to the family and the family and I are quite close with each other. I am concerned about his well-being and mindful of his significance. I have known Earl for over 25 years and I believe that his music is quite poignant, very important. He’s truly a poet of our time,” Richman said.

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As of Saturday, April 3, at 5:51 p.m., Richman told Pix11 that X has been “taken off the life support system and he’s breathing on his own.”

PIX11 News on Twitter: “Here’s what DMX’s attorney, Murray Richman, told PIX11 News Saturday afternoon. MORE: https://t.co/yBATmKlUeV pic.twitter.com/BHzJTa3nkQ / Twitter”

Here’s what DMX’s attorney, Murray Richman, told PIX11 News Saturday afternoon. MORE: https://t.co/yBATmKlUeV pic.twitter.com/BHzJTa3nkQ

As of 8 p.m. ET, DMX’s attorney tells Rolling Stone that he was “given wrong information” and X is still on life support.

Following Richman’s report to Rolling Stone, TMZ has received word from one of DMX’s family members’ that paramedics tried resuscitating the rapper for 30 minutes and the lack of oxygen has severely impacted his brain. A family member has also told TMZ that his children are flying in to him.

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