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Dr Dre Wins Legal Battle In Divorce Case

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Dr Dre will not have to pay his ex-wife more than $1 million in expenses per month, after a judge has ruled in his favour.

Nicole Young, Dre’s wife of 24 years, was reportedly asking for $1.9 million each month to cover her expenses, which would cover the likes of her security, laundry and cleaning, to her mortgage and phone bill.

The $1.9 million was on top of Dre paying for Young’s $5 million lawyer fees, something he had reportedly already done despite the case only having gone on for two months.

Dre – whose real name is Andre Young – recently hit back at claims she needed the vast amount of money, stating that it seemed like ‘the wrath of an angry person being exacerbated by opportunistic lawyers’.

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However, despite Young’s legal team’s efforts, during a court battle that took place yesterday, October 1, the judge said Dre did not have to pay these fees, TMZ reports. The judge also rejected her legal team’s request to move the hearing regarding the $5 million in attorney’s fees forwards from January to this month.

Young’s lawyers responded to the decision, stating that their client needed the $1.5 million to pay for security – among other things – as she’d been receiving death threats in light of their separation.

Despite the judge voting in favour of the rapper, Dre’s lawyer stated that he was still happy to pay for Young’s expenses pending the divorce – including security. The judge then stated that Young could hire her own security team, but they must not cost more than what Dre was paying.

Young has previously claimed that Dre had ‘abusive control’ over her during their marriage, and that he kicked her out of their home while drunk in April of this year. This argument is reportedly what ultimately led to their divorce.

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SA Rapper AKA’s Fiancée Nelli Tembe Dies After Jumping Off 10th Floor of Hotel Building

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Nelli Tembe, the fiancée of popular South African hip hop artist, AKA, has died after she reportedly jumped out from the tenth floor of a hotel.

The incident occurred on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Pepperclub Hotel in Central Cape Town.

Western Cape SA Police spokesperson, Captain Fredierick van Wyk said crime-scene experts were looking for clues at the hotel.

Cape Town Central police are investigating an inquest case after an incident at a hotel this morning at about 7.45 am on the corners of Loop and Bloem streets, Cape Town CBD, where the body of a 22-year-old woman was found deceased,” he said in a statement.

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Witnesses at the scene described hearing shouting and a “loud doof” sound and said they had heard a man calling security and crying.

“Paramedics on the scene have said a female had allegedly jumped from the 10th floor of that building. When paramedics arrived on the scene, she had sustained polytraumatic injuries,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Shawn Herbst said.

She was in a critical condition and they started a full life-support resuscitation. Unfortunately, her injuries were too severe and she was declared deceased,” he added.

It would be recalled AKA and Tembe got engaged two months ago.

The music star took to his Instagram and Twitter, where he announced their engagement.

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Jay-Z to release new album featuring Olamide, Femi Kuti

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US rapper Jay-Z has unveiled the tracklist for his African-themed album titled The Ascension which will be released in a few weeks time.

The album features Olamide, Femi Kuti, Nasty C and Sarkodie all from Africa. On the foreign front, The Ascension features Beyoncé, Rick Ross, H.E.R and the duo of Lighthouse family.

Speaking on the 16-track album, Jay-Z said, “I’ve always wanted to get in touch with my roots and connect to the motherland. You know, Africa is blessed with so much talent and I felt like it was time to tap into that resource. The Ascension is not just talking or focusing on Africa but it’s also about me giving back to the people, familiarizing with the culture and connecting more with the motherland.”

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With The Ascension album, Jay-Z follows the footsteps of his wife Beyonce who in 2019 dropped Lion King: The Gift which features Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, and other African acts.

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“Baba Make I Come Collect Soap?” – Reactions As Cubana Chiefpriest Poses In Spiritualist Attire

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Celebrity Barman, Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chiefpriest ignited some social media brouhaha after he shared photos of himself in a shrine donned in a spiritualist attire.

Pascal Chibuike Okechukwu popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest is an Imo-born show promoter, businessman, who is the Owner of Club Xhrine in Owerri. This club was founded after he resigned from Cubana Groups as the General manager in 2020, Club Xhrine was launched in December 2020, hosting the biggest show ever in Owerri, The Grand Opening was hosted by Omo Baba Olowo himself Davido.

The nightlife king via his official Instagram page shared some bizarre photos of himself in a shrine with various kinds of assorted drinks placed in front of him.

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Another slide also captured the moment he drank from a cow-horn with depicts culture at its climax.

Sharing the photos, he wrote:

“If You Talk You Collect #GlenmorangieChiefPriest”

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