Nicki Minaj has set off rumours that she might have accepted DJ Khaled’s marriage proposal after stepping out with a huge sparkler on her ring finger just a day after his love-filled video message asking for her hand in marriage.
The Super Bass singer was spotted dining at Crustacean with her girl pals in Beverly Hills last night, sporting a massive diamond – worth $500,000 Splash News reports – and markedly similar to the one the celebrity DJ and producer whipped out in his video proposal.
Nicki has remained tight-lipped over the whole incident, but did indicate that love is definitely in the air, taking to her Instagram page to post a picture of herself standing in front of a sign with the word love written over, captioning the snap with “It’s all u need”.
She also opted to wear a pink t-shirt also emblazoned with the words “Love Dirty” as she headed out for dinner on Saturday night. Something to teall us Nicki?
On friday a video message via MTV News in which DJ Khaled declared his love for the 30-year-old went viral.
In it he told the singer: “I want to be honest with you. I love you. I like you. I want you to be mine. The only reason I’m not telling you this face to face is because I know that you’re busy…
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Nicki has remained tight-lipped on the proposal…
“You need a man like me in your life that’s gonna take care of you and respect you. You gotta take your time and think about it, I understand… but I know I have to be here today to let you know how serious I am and about how serious this is to me.
“I want to let your fans know, my fans know, my family, your family, that I wanna marry you.”
He liked it….so it only makes sense that he wanted to put a ring on it!
During an interview with MTV News, DJ Khaled popped the question to Nicki Minaj and even presented her with a 10-karat, radiant-cut ring worth approximately $500,000.
“Nicki Minaj, I’m at MTV. I love you. I like you. I want you. I want you to be mine. I’m here at MTV because it’s a worldwide network,” he said via video. “Only reason I’m not telling you this face to face is because I understand that you’re busy. Ima be honest with you, I wanna marry you.”
And while viewers were skeptical that the famous DJ was pulling a prank on everyone, it quickly became apparent that he was being completely serious.
“Nicki Minaj, will you marry me? We got the same symptoms, we both suffer from success. You out there touring, you’re out there hustling, you’re out there making music and you’re out there winning. And I understand.”
“That’s why I feel like you need a man like me in your life that’s gonna take care of you and respect you,” he explained. “If you have to take your time and think about it, I overstand. But I know I have to be here today to let you know how serious I am and how serious this is to me. I want to let your fans know, my fans know, my family, your family, that I want to marry you.”
Minaj has yet to make any public comments regarding the proposal, but either way, we’re sure that this video took her by surprise. She did actually retweet the video on her Twitter account…so that’s a good sign for Khaled, right?
Usain Bolt ended his six-month relationship with a Slovakian fashion designer in order to focus on the upcoming Summer Olympics.
News reports suggest Bolt’s breakup with Lubica Slovak, 28, was because of his desire to repeat his double-gold/world-record Olympic performance in London. The Jamaican swept the sprint events in 2008 and set the world marks in each race.
A source close to Bolt told The Sun, “He will have plenty of time for relationships. At the moment he’s concentrating on his running career and doesn’t want anything to distract from that.”
Slovak emigrated to Canada as a teenager and later moved to Jamaica after she took a vacation there. She was introduced to Bolt by reggae singer Tami Chynn, a mutual friend.
The sprinting star was criticized in his native Jamaica when a picture of him kissing Slovak, who is white, appeared in a local newspaper. A cartoon accompanied the photo, in which Bolt was seen running past a black woman with “local” written on her shirt and into the arms of a “Slovakian fashion designer.”
The island’s second-largest newspaper published letters to the editor criticizing Bolt’s choice in women. Countless Internet comments angrily reacted to the Bolt-Slovak relationship.
The streets are buzzing with the news that Vybz Kartel protege, Popcaan, is now under new management.
Popcaan, who first gained popularity with the collaboration song, Clarks, has reportedly been trying to flee Kartel’s stranglehold since the summer, but persons have been reluctant to take him under their wings.
“Other people neva want the battle with Kartel even though them really want help Pappie,” a source told chatychaty.com.
Reports are that one of Papcan’s grouses was the fact that ever since his summer song looked like it was headed for major success, Kartel shelved him.
“The yute stop get show, cause dem overprice him. Right now him doan have nutten,” the source stated.
The feeling of many persons is that Kartel, now that he has been charged for murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal posession of a firearm, could be put away behind bars for a very long time.
“We nah rejoice bout Kartel and we woulda love fi see him get off if him innocent, but the way tings turn out it give the artiste him freedom. Cause if Kartel did deh a road Popcaan couldn’t leave just so,” the source explained to chatychaty.com.
Popcaan is now being managed by a veteran in the music business, who has confirmed that he is doing some work for the artiste.
Power 96 morning host and Miami bass legend DJ Laz finds himself connected to a bizarre murder-suicide that occurred in Miramar this past weekend.
Marcus Trotman, 25, shot his wife, 30-year-old Danielle Lorenzo, and his mother-in-law, Linda Scudera, before turning the gun on himself. All three died. According to Local 10′s sources, the gun belonged to DJ Laz, AKA Lazaro Mendez. Trotman had been staying with Laz before the incident.
Trotman had been working for Laz as an audio engineer and had been staying at his Plantation home while dealing with mental issues. Trotman was also facing domestic violence charges at for allegedly choking and beating his wife. Lorenzo was so badly injured during the August attack she needed 15 stitches in her head.
The gun used in the Sunday murder-suicide was Laz’s semiautomatic small-caliber pistol. According to Bob Norman, the DJ contacted police after hearing about the incident and discovering that one of his guns had gone missing.
Laz is said to be grieving, and no wrongdoing is suspected on his part.
DJ Laz, a popular South Florida radio personality, has been linked to the fallout from a murder-suicide involving a close friend.
Marcus Nathaniel Trotman, who had been working with DJ Laz as an audio engineer, shot his wife, Danielle Lorenzo, 30 and her mother, Linda Scudera before turning the gun on himself, leaving two children — a girl and a boy — motherless, police said. The gun used in the shooting may have been owned by Lazaro Mendez, who goes by the name DJ Laz.
Media reports have portrayed a mentor friendship between Mendez, 39, and Trotman, 26, an aspiring rapper. The host of Power 96’s morning show, Mendez is one of the DJs who helped to engineer Miami’s hybrid Latin-bass-hip hop sound. He was not available for comment.
Sunrise police confirmed that the gun recovered from the shooting scene — a Walther PPK .380 caliber handgun — was the same make and model as one reported missing by Mendez. Sunrise Police Sgt. Rodney Hailey said Mendez reported the gun missing on Sunday night, the evening of the shooting.
Mendez’s publicist issued a statement to the media late Tuesday saying he was “deeply shocked and saddened” by the shooting.
“We ask that the media respect Lazaro Mendez and his family’s privacy during this time. He will take the next few days to grieve and will at all times be helpful to police investigators. His condolences go out to all of the victims of this tragedy and their families .”
Hailey said Mendez provided a receipt for the handgun, and technicians were verifying whether the serial numbers matched.
“Apparently, he was friends with Marcus, but it has not been confirmed it was the DJ’s gun,’’ Hailey told the Sun-Sentinel.
Hailey told the Herald that Trotman had been living with Mendez since Sunrise police arrested Trotman for battery on Aug. 21, and a judge ordered Trotman to stay away from Lorenzo and Scudera
On Tuesday, during a Department of Children & Families hearing, a Broward judge placed Lorenzo’s 5-year-old daughter and her older, school-aged brother in state custody.
The girl, who was in the home when the triple shooting occurred, had been staying with a long-term babysitter.
She will be placed in the home of Roy Anthony Maynard, Sr., father of Roy Anthony Maynard, Jr., who claimed paternity at Tuesday’s hearing but must submit to DNA testing to verify the relationship
Roy Anthony Maynard claims paternity of a 5-year-old girl whose mother was murdered. Maynard attends a custody hearing Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.
The boy, born in 1998, was already living with other relatives and will continue living with his relatives and stepfather Matthew Cancemi, who attended Tuesday’s hearing and petitioned for legal custody.
The Sun Sentinel reported that Trotman was estranged from Lorenzo, his wife of 18 months.
Ten days ago, Trotman was arraigned on two counts of misdemeanor battery/domestic violence against Scudera and Lorenzo, said Ron Ishoy, spokesman for the state attorney’s office.
Trotman pleaded no contest and was put on probation.
As a condition of his probation, Trotman was not to have contact with his wife or mother-in-law and was required to participate in a batterers’ intervention program, as well as Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and anger management classes, Ishoy said.
On Sunday, he showed up at the Sunrise townhouse, police said.
When the shooting started, the little girl ran next door to a neighbor’s house for help, Hailey said.
Lorenzo was taken to Broward General Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
The others were pronounced dead at the townhouse the women co-owned on the 4000 block of Del Rio Way in Del Rio Village.
DJ Laz, an old-school scratching wizard and pioneer of Spanish and hip hop mixes, has been a popular disc jockey at the radio station for more than two decades, first as a mix master providing the soundtrack, now as the voice and namesake of the morning show.
As a music producer, Mendez has remixed cuts for artists ranging from Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell to Will Smith. His own discography includes several albums including DJ Laz and Category 6, which snagged a spot on the U.S. Billboard album charts.
Mendez, who was born with a muscular disorder, is a huge supporter of charities, helping to generate $50,000 or more annually for the Radio Lollipop fundraiser. Two years ago, Mendez used his broad fan base and the power of radio to raise $50,000 in just five hours to help bury three children killed in a traffic accident in South Miami-Dade.
Jamaica’s governing party announced Sunday that Prime Minister Bruce Golding will step down as leader in the coming weeks, possibly averting a rebellion from ruling party members that could have led to his ouster.
Golding would resign once a new leader of the Jamaica Labor Party is elected, expected at an annual general conference in November. The party’s leader automatically becomes the prime minister.
The announcement was made in a brief statement credited to Golding and the party. It said Golding informed its central executive committee of his decision at a quarterly meeting in the capital of Kingston. The 63-year-old Golding is a veteran lawmaker who was expected to lead his party into the 2012 general elections.
“(Golding) said the challenges of the last four years have taken their toll and it was appropriate now to make way for new leadership to continue the programmes of economic recovery and transformation while mobilizing the party for victory in the next general elections,” the statement said.
Dennis Meadows, a senator and member of the Jamaica Labor Party’s executive committee, said there has been an “overwhelming response” for Golding to stay on as party leader.
“He feels the chances of the party winning the next elections are at a disadvantage with him at the head, but there’s no questioning of his competence,” Meadows said.
Later in the day, party chairman Mike Henry said the central executive voted to reject Golding’s decision to resign as party leader. However, Information Minister Daryl Vaz said on local radio that the decision about the prime minister’s upcoming resignation was final.
Education Minister Andrew Holness, also from the Labor Party, dominated a poll conducted earlier this year asking islanders who should lead the Caribbean country if Golding were to step down.
Golding’s career has been in jeopardy since 2009 because of his handling of the extradition of Jamaican drug kingpin Christopher “Dudus” Coke to the United States. Critics have slammed Golding for allowing the contracting of a law firm to lobby Washington to drop their request for extradition.
Golding resisted Coke’s extradition for nine months, arguing the U.S. indictment on gun and drug trafficking charges relied on illegal wiretap evidence. Golding’s Parliament district included Coke’s West Kingston slum stronghold.
The stance strained relations with Washington, which questioned Jamaica’s reliability as an ally in the fight against drug trafficking.
When Golding finally agreed to send Coke to the U.S., a hunt for the fugitive led to days of fighting in May 2010 that killed at least 73 civilians and three security officers. Coke was captured about a month later and extradicted.
Last month, Coke pleaded guilty to racketeering and assault charges, admitting his leadership of the brutal Shower Posse gang. He is due to be sentenced in December.
The Coke controversy prompted Golding to offer his resignation last year, but it was rejected by his party.
Peter Phillips, a spokesman for the main opposition People’s National Party, asserted that the ruling party’s announcement was brought on by the Coke saga, one of the bloodiest episodes in Jamaica’s recent history, and the government’s inability to fix the island’s poor economy.
“I think it is reflective of the low standing the prime minister has amongst the Jamaican people. His credibility was destroyed in the Christopher Coke fiasco,” Phillips said during a Sunday phone interview.
From its national executive council gathering in the northern city of Montego Bay, the People’s National Party called on Golding to immediately call general elections “to resolve the crisis of governance in the country.”
Golding, the son of a successful businessman who also served in Parliament, returned his party to power in 2007 after 18 years in opposition.
Last year, he vowed to crush street gangs and replace their strong-armed rule with social programs for the poor. While security forces have since launched a sustained crackdown on gangs that has resulted in decreases in homicides and other crimes, Jamaica’s sprawling underclass is still struggling.
Golding has repeatedly denied any ties to Coke, and even resigned from the Labor Party in the mid-1990s to form a new party that would be free of gang links. He rejoined Labor in 2002.
Political observers say Golding could not have been elected to his parliament seat without the support of Coke, the former don of Tivoli Gardens, which has a long-standing reputation as a vote-rich stronghold for the Jamaica Labor Party. Coke also thrived under the opposition People’s National Party, which led the island for nearly two decades before Labor’s 2007 win.
Police uncovered more than 300 pounds of marijuana in the Bronx on Wednesday, a discovery that led to the arrest of two men — including former reggae artist Denroy Morgan.
The 66-year old, Jamaican-born Morgan came under investigation after he was seen leaving a building in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx, carrying what appeared to be a brick of marijuana.
Detectives then pulled Morgan over for running through a stop sign and not wearing his seatbelt. Officers detected the smell of marijuana coming from the car and after questioning, Morgan admitted to carrying marijuana in the trunk of his car. 25 pounds were found.
Officers later stopped Wayne Swavy, 46, after he was spotted leaving the same building on 1122 Taylor Avenue with a 16 pound bundle of marijuana. Police stopped his car and also charged him for failing to wear a seatbelt.
Police gained a search warrant and investigated the building, which led police to find over 310 pounds of marijuana, which is estimated to have a street value between $140,000 to $350,000.
Morgan’s music became popular after his 1981 single, “I’ll Do Anything for You,” was released.
South Korea — In one whirlwind week, Usain Bolt turned the biggest disappointment of his career into another golden show capped with a world record even he believed was not within him this year.
After opening with a false start in 100 final last Sunday, Usain Bolt again produced the amazing in his closing race of the world championships – anchoring Jamaica to a world record in the 4×100-meter relay.
When the first three runners passed the baton, Bolt seized the moment.
“I said, ‘Why not give my all.’ I kept saying: ‘I can do this. I can do this,’” he said.
And when Bolt is convinced, the clock usually obliges.
Fittingly, Jamaica’s yellow-green-and-black flag was the last one rising into the night over Daegu Stadium, and Bolt spread his giant arms wide to soak in the occasion.
“For me, it was just to go out there fast,” Bolt said. “We did just that.”
One day after winning gold in the 200, Bolt was devastating down the home stretch of the relay and threw his yellow-clad chest across the line for a time of 37.04 seconds – the only world record in nine days of competition.
“This record was a great achievement,” Bolt said. “I finished the championships on a good note so I’m proud of myself.”
There was none of the performance anxiety that pushed him into a false start in the 100, only a sheer release of power as he coasted down the stretch for an overwhelming win over France and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
He came looking for the same three gold medals he won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2009 world championships but left with only two and a world record.
The United States was out of it because of a botched exchange, but no one could have gotten close to a Jamaican team anchored by Bolt.
Ahead of the race, Bolt was already slapping the “JAM” on his bib in pride, and in a season where he was far from his best, he came through with a world record.
He got all the help he needed from his three teammates – a lightning start from Nesta Carter and a good handover to Michael Frater before Jamaica’s golden duo was up. Yohan Blake, the 100 champion in Bolt’s absence, powered through the final bend, with Bolt already getting his giant stride going before he took the baton.
Even Carter had no idea the team could do it.
“We weren’t really going out to break the world record,” he said.
Without the injured Asafa Powell, Bolt anchored the team for the first time in a major competition since he took the world by storm at the Beijing Olympics three years ago.
Running with the determination of a record beater, he gritted his teeth over the final meters, crossed the line and threw the glittering purple baton high in the air once he realized the team’s 3-year-old record of 37.10 was gone.
All through the year, Bolt had said that times were not his priority and he never came close to his record best – until Sunday. After he saw Blake speeding toward him, he suddenly realized he could start dreaming about a record again.
“When I saw the first three legs, I said, ‘Anything is possible,’ Bolt said. “I ran my ultimate best.”
Seconds later, the showman took over again. He started dancing to the delight of the 45,000 crowd at Daegu Stadium, which had to wait until the last second to finally see a world record.
In the blur of Bolt’s speed and antics, it was almost overlooked that Blake also left with two gold medals and a world record.
On a final day of seven finals, one silver medal also stood out.
Caster Semenya failed to defend her 800 title, faltering late down the finishing straight to allow Mariya Savinova of Russia get the gold. Silver, however, was better than many expected as the South African showed glimpses of her powerful running that made her the dominating athlete over the distance two years ago, before a gender controversy sidelined her for a year.
“I achieved what I wanted, which was to get back to the podium,” the 20-year-old Semenya said. “I don’t talk about the past. I’m still young and I have to focus on the future.”
Allyson Felix added another gold to bring her collection of titles to a women’s record eight over four championships. The American ran the second leg of the winning 4×100 relay, one day after getting gold in the 4×400, too.
With Christian Taylor winning the triple jump, it left the United States at the top of medal standings with 12 gold and 25 overall.
Tatyana Lysenko won the women’s hammer throw, putting Russia in second place of the standings with nine gold and 19 medals overall.
Britain got some good news ahead of next year’s London Olympics, with Mo Farah holding off Bernard Lagat of the U.S. to win the men’s 5,000. Farah also won silver in the 10,000 last weekend.
It was about the only middle and long distance race that went wrong for Kenya.
From the starting gun to Sunday’s last day, Kenya dominated. On Sunday morning, Abel Kirui led teammate Vincent Kipruto to yet another 1-2 finish in the men’s marathon.
The defending champion won by the biggest margin in championship history, and after finishing the race in 2:07:38, he had to wait 2:28 to welcome Kipruto in a sweaty embrace.
It left Kenya with seven gold and 17 medals overall for third place in the standings.
“This is history,” Kirui said. “It is also good (for) the country. It is good for my family. It is great.”
The defending champion and world record holder – who lost his 100m crown on Sunday after a false start – easily took his semi-final in 20.31 seconds.
“I just wanted to show the world I’d got back on my feet,” Bolt told BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.
Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown stormed to World 200m gold, beating Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix.
A blistering start from the 29-year-old left her more fancied rivals trailing, leading favorite Jeter and double world champion Felix off the bend and then holding on as her two American rivals closed to win in a season’s best of 22.22 seconds.
BOLT ON 100m DISQUALIFICATION
“It was my fault, I can’t blame anybody else. The first night I just ran things through my head, trying to figure out where I went wrong, but otherwise I’ve just been sitting, talking to my friends and laughing. I’m not going to blame anybody for anything. He [Yohan Blake] moved a little bit but it was up to me to stay in my blocks. It’s tempting to stay in the blocks for as long as possible but I’m going to try not to”
For the superstitious in Korea it continued the infamous “cover curse” that has dogged those athletes who have been on the front of the daily programme here.
Usain Bolt, Yelena Isinbeyeva and Dayron Robles all lost in disastrous fashion after being featured on the cover, and the organisers’ decision to put both Jeter and Felix on Friday’s programme means that strange sequence continues.
European champion Christophe Lemaitre of France, meanwhile, was the quickest qualifier in the men’s 200m, recording a time of 20.19 – while Briton Christian Malcolm failed to reach the final after finishing fifth in his heat.
Earlier in the week Bolt’s coach Glen Mills insisted the three-time Olympic gold medallist ‘would not change’ his showman-like style – despite criticism suggesting his pre-race antics reflected a lack of focus ahead of the 100m final, where he was disqualified.
And the 200m world record holder did not disappoint, electrifying the crown in Daegu with his traditional exuberant expressions towards those seated in the stadium and watching on television.
“The Koreans are showing me a lot of love,” reflected Bolt on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.
The Jamaican found himself clear of his opponents by the straight and, glancing left and right, eased through the closing metres to finish ahead of Norway’s Jaysuma Saidy Ndure who crossed in a time of 20.50.
“My race was all about trying to expend as less [sic] energy as possible. That’s what I tried to do,” Bolt added.
200m final line-up:
20.17 – Christophe Lemaitre (FRA)
20.31 – Usain Bolt (JAM)
20.32 – Nickel Ashmeade (JAM)
20.37 – Walter Dix (USA)
20.50 – Jaysuma Ndure (NOR)
20.52 – Alonso Edward (PAN)
20.54 – Bruno de Barros (BRA)
20.56 – Rondel Sorrillo (TRI)
American Walter Dix won the third semi-final in 20.37 to qualify fourth quickest, with Nickel Ashmeade of Jamaica just ahead with a time of 20.32.
Bolt set new world record times at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, but played down hopes of a repeat performance in Daegu.
“There won’t be anything special at this championships because there is too much breeze in this stadium. I know what shape I’m in at the moment,” reflected Bolt.
The 200m final will take place at 1320 BST on Saturday
There’s no doubt about it and you have to hand it to Salma Hayek. When it comes to convo of her breasts, she’s certainly ready to talk about them.
In the upcoming issue of Allure, the curvy Latina explains her upper half is not as good as it was 10 years ago. We should all have such problems.
“They’re not bad … I’m not complaining about them,” the 44-year-old actress says.
This isn’t the first time she’s spoken up about what’s up top. In a 2007 interview, Hayek explains that they were actually an act of God.
During a vacation in her native Mexico with her mother, Hayek said the two stopped at a church. That’s when The Almighty stepped in.
“When we went inside, I prayed for the miracle I wanted to happen. I put my hands in holy water and said: ‘Please God, give me some breasts,’” Hayek said. “And he gave me them!”
In the Allure interview, the Oscar-nominated actress also seems to like being the wife of a multi-billionaire — French businessman François-Henri Pinault.
“I never understood the point of being privileged if you don’t get to have the privileges,” she says. (Not mentioned: The battle Pinault is currently engaged in with model Linda Evangelista over child support for their 4-year-old son.)