This week’s Creative Weekly: Goons try to jump Pusha T in Toronto, Inmates furious over Tekashi’s star treatment and Diddy bids farewell to Kim Porter.
Pusha T’s concert at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on Tuesday night (Nov. 20) ended abruptly when a few audience members began throwing beer, paint and water at him. Luckily for the Virginia MC his security detail swooped in just as he was about to get jumped and he was able to escape the chaos unharmed.
The rapper later returned to the stage for a mini rant, blaming Drake for the failed jump attempt. “Let me tell ya’ll something. This nigga paid some niggas to throw beer,” he said. “What the fuck is that? Ya’ll know where the fuck I’m from? You don’t even know.”
The concert was eventually shut down but not before he performed “I Don’t Like” remix and his Drake Diss “Infrared.” According to the police, an unidentified man was stabbed at the concert and is currently fighting for his life.
Celebrities usually get special treatment in prison and Tekashi is no exception. TMZ reports the ‘Dummy Boy’ rapper who was recently arrested on firearms and racketeering charges is getting special treatment behind bars.
Tekashi was moved to a different facility following constant threats from gang members at Brooklyn’s’ Metropolitan Center, were he was initially placed at. Upon arriving the new facility, which is reportedly used to house “witnesses who cooperate with the feds,” a dormitory was evacuated and the only inmates allowed back in were those without gang affiliations.
The 22-year old was then placed in a dorm with 11 other inmates who were described as “docile.” The dormitory he’s in is used for high profile inmates, child predators and corrupt police officers.
Several other prisoners weren’t happy with what they perceived as special treatment, and became vocal about it. One inmate near 6ix9ine’s dorm reportedly mocked him by singing a song about a child predator, in reference to Tekashi’s previous child sex crimes.
6ix9ine’s lawyer Lance Lazzaro doesn’t believe his client is receiving any star treatment in the facility despite the inmates’ displeasure.
Kim Porter’s funeral was held on Saturday (Nov. 24) at Cascades Hills church in her hometown of Columbus, Georgia. Family and close friends were all on ground to pay their final respects including Diddy, Lil Kim, Mary J Blige, Missy Elliot, Kimora Lee Simmons and Faith Evans.
According to TMZ, Diddy was one of the few who delivered a eulogy in Porter’s honor.
“At the top of the year, I was going through a real dark time. I was really depressed,” said Puff during his 15-minutes long speech. “She was just like, ‘C’mon, Puff. You gotta get up. You gotta get up out the bed. You gotta get moving.’”
He also vowed that he would always be there for his kids – Justin, Christian, D’Lila, Jessie James, and Quincy.
“Your mother instilled in me this…That I pledge in front of everybody right now that I will always be there for y’all,” added Diddy. “I’ll always take care of you. To the girls especially, we about to enter some different type of times. I want y’all to be able to talk to me about everything, and I mean everything…and I mean everything.”
MJB, Dallas Austin, Bishop Noel Jones, and Porter’s son Quincy Brown also paid their respects with a few words.
Kim Porter, 47, was found dead at her Los Angeles home on Nov. 15. The cause of death remains unknown. She was buried in a gold casket next to her mother – Sarah Lee Porter – who died in 2014.
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