Aaron Edwards CaribDirect gossip columnist

Aaron Edwards Staff Gossip Columnist

 

Jackson Wrongful Death Case to Start

The long awaited civil case against the organisers of Michael Jackson’s final tour AEG has been scheduled to start on the 2nd April.

The civil action brought by Jacko’s mother Katherine states that AEG were responsible for negligently hiring and not properly vetting Jacko’s former physician Dr. Conrad Murray, who was charged and found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the wake of Jackson’s tragic death in 2009.

Dr Conrad Murray Michael Jackson Story

Dr Conrad Murray. Photo courtesy cnn.com

The hearing has been delayed on several occasions pending AEG’s various injuctions stating that Dr. Murray was acting off his own accord.

Several members of the Jackson family are due to to be called as witnesses including Michael’s son Prince. Courtesy http://www.contactmusic.com/news/michael-jackson-s-son-to-testify-in-wrongful-death-case_3556865

 

Lil Wayne Health Scare

U.S Artist Lil Wayne was rushed to hospital on Tuesday (12.03.2013) with a severe seizure, this is not the first time this has happened to Lil Wayne – real name Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr as he was previously reported to have experienced seizure like symptoms during an airplane flight in October of last year.

This incident appears to be more serious as Wayne has been reported to have been experiencing a seizure so severe, he had to be placed into a medically induced coma.

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne. Photo courtesy hypetrak.com

These reports have since been denied as pure exaggeration by both Wayne’s Management team and several of his celebrity visitors including Jay Sean, B.o.B, Drake and Lil Kim.

Wayne is still currently receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit at Cedars – Sinai Medical Centre. Courtesy http://www.evilbeetgossip.com/2013/03/15/lil-waynes-taken-to-hospital-again-after-having-more-seizures/

 

Ghana’s Most Wanted….Chris Brown?

It seems Chris Brown cannot go one week without some controversy.

The R&B star was recently in Ghana, during a concert performance, a video has emerged he can be heard to  ask the crowd ““How many of you all smoke weed?”

“S**t, I got my blunt right here,”

Certain authorities in Ghana have not taken too kindly to this, Ghanian Youth Activist Jonathan Osei-Owusu, has actively called for Brown to be extradited to answer for his promoting of drugs at a public forum, Osei-Owusu said ““He promoted an illegality. You can see from the video and yet he was let go free.”

Chris Brown in Ghana

Chris Brown in Ghana. Photo courtesy hiphopweekly.com

“He is on video to have encouraged the audience to take up arms against people who stand in their way to smoking weed. In our prisons, many are incarcerated for same.”

“The last two days, I have been with the police and an investigation has commenced. The police have moved swiftly and they are not leaving anything unturned.”

 Can’t see this one going to the Hauge but best of luck! Courtesy http://susanib06.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/ghana-wants-chris-brown-extradited-for.html

 

Snoop (Lion) Dogg Reincarnated

U.S Musican Snoop Dogg’s long anticipated reggae album “Reincarnated” has been scheduled for release next month.

Snoopy or Lion as he has renamed himself, has collaborated with renown producer Diplo and his Major Lazer Team.

The album has seen contributions from the talents of “Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown, Akon, Rita Ora, and his daughter Cori B”.

Snoop Lion formerly Snoop Dogg

Snoop Lion formerly Snoop Dogg. Photo courtesy defsounds.com

Lion said in a press conference “We were searching for true reggae music and the message of peace and hope it reflects,” “It’s so much a part of who I am, and this record is all about paying homage and giving respect to those who created and love reggae music, and hopefully introducing it to a whole new audience. I feel truly honored to make this album and respect to all who blazed the path for me.” Check out the video:

The album is due to be released on the 23rd of April. Courtesy http://urbanislandz.com

 

Snoop Lion – Mavado Collabrabration

U.S rap and reggae star Snoop Lion formerly known as Snoop Dogg  and Jamaican musician Mavada are to share the stage at this weekends Lionfest Concert.

Mavado, Snoop Lion and Popcaan

Mavado, Snoop Lion and Popcaan. Photo courtesy urbanislandz.com

They will also be joined by Majot Lazor and Diplo

Snoop will also be promoting his new documentary film, as well as, his reggae debut album Reincarnated. Courtesy http://urbanislandz.com/2013/03/15/snoop-lion-mavado-headline-lionfest-at-sxsw/