Beloved barber Zanu Simpson was fatally shot outside a Queens restaurant early Tuesday morning. This was just hours after Simpson posted taunts on Instagram. Zanu's caption read:
“N----- taking shots can’t stop me, (gun and two bomb emojis) They ain’t real enough.”
According to the police, 32-year-old Zanu was found in his white BMW X5 around 12:15 am with multiple gun shot wounds and one in particular to the head. The BMW was parked outside of Breezes Highland Bar & Grill on S. Conduit Ave. in Rosedale where Zanu spent the night.
The motorist who called 911 said that she saw a man with charcoal gray sweatpants lean into the BMW as she passed it. The motorist said she heard gun shots and doubled back. She discovered Zanu Simpson slumped in the driver seat with gun shot wounds.
The police say the gunman shot Simpson three times before taking off.
Investigators found a gun at the scene (which they believe to be the murder weapon) and a live round.
Zanu Simpson, who worked with his brother at Strickly Skillz Barbershop in Hollis was pronounced dead before 1 am at Jamaica Hospital. He was known for his love of sports, his dedication to becoming a great barber, and his kindness.
“He’ll never say no, even if you don’t have the money. He’ll say pay me next week ... It’s so sad to see life taken like this.” - Emily Laguerre, 51 (Customer)
Strickly Skillz was frequented by stars such as Kevin Durant and other celebrities. We send our condolences to Zanu's family and the Hollis community.
Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Wednesday that the United States military, in a reversal of an Obama-era policy, will no longer "accept or allow" transgender individuals.
"After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender [sic] in the military would entail. Thank you," he wrote in a series of three tweets.
While Donald Trump openly struggles to relate to anyone who is not Vladimir Putin, he apparently can relate to what it is like to be a black man, according to Don King, a well known black man himself. During an interview with Politico, the boxing promoter spoke about his relationship with Trump and gave insight into what he asks the president when he reaches out to him for something pressing.
King said “I tell him that the establishment will tell their lies. They will try to keep him down. … I tell him, ‘Now Mr. Trump, they’re treating you like a black man.’… I say, ‘Mr. President, you know what it’s like to be a black man. … No matter what you say or do, you are guilty as hell.’
The comparison seems off-putting for King to say, and shows he does not know his “friend” as well as he says. In the past, Trump has called for black men like the “Central Park Five” to be executed by taking out a full-page ad in a newspaper days before any of the men’s trials took place. Along with saying Trump knows what it’s like to be a black man, King also compared Trump to the likes of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
It seems as if the bad times are continuing to roll on for anyone involved in the Cosby drugging case, as one of Cosby’s accusers— Chloe Goins was arrested after allegedly attempting to smuggle heroin into a prison. The former model claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby while at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008.
According to Daily Mail, Goins was apprehended by police after they searched her car in the parking lot of the Bailey Detention Center in San Diego. Originally, she was stopped for an unknown violation when police decided to search her vehicle. Goins was hit with a $25,000 bond and is set to face felony charges at her arraignment like bringing alcohol or drugs in prison, and possession of a controlled substance in prison. Goins’ lawyer issued a statement saying “I’d like to remind the public that an arrest is not a conviction, nor is it evidence or admission of guilt.”
If Drake ever quit music, he'd have a solid career in comedy. According to 24/7 Hip Hop News, Mr. Graham launched his Virginia Black Whiskey last year. Now he is following it up with a commercial alongside his father, Dennis. He is definitely the scene stealer. You can’t help but laugh as soon as he appears.
The clip opens with Drizzy taking a shot at Dos Equis and their “Most Interesting Man in the World.” The camera then pans to Poppa Graham where he quips “First date? Aw you know we’re going dutch.”
In another commercial, Drake opens in the same manner. Still sitting fireside, Dennis Graham goes, "You wanna know whats under my du-rag? Another du-rag."
Somehow, I believe him. Take a look at the commercials and drop your comments below.
Fans of the iconic hip hop group The Fugees were treated to a tremendous gift by Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex, as he debuted a "new" unreleased track including all three band members on Saturday, July 15.
Funk Flex took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to teasing he was dropping a new Fugees track on his radio broadcast. While it's been years since we've heard Pras, Wyclef Jean, and Lauryn Hill all together on record, the speculation of a new song began reunion possibilities.
Although Pras has stated, he's doubtful a reunion of the group may ever take place, the track which premiered Saturday night sounded similar to their classic album The Score, but with a new 2017 freshness.
As hip hop fans rejoiced over the new song, Lauryn Hill took to Twitter to let the world know the track was far from new. "Hello Folks, The 'new' song is indeed an old track played around with back in the day in the lab" Hill tweeted. "Not sure who leaked it, but I have my suspicions."