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Word On The Curb: Wed. Jan 16th Nicki Minaj Gets Museum Honor; Mariah Carey Says Ex Assistant Blackmailing Her; DJ Khaled Joins “Bad Boys For Life” Movie; Rihanna Sues Father;

Nicki Minaj Gets National Museum of African-American History Honor

Nicki Minaj has been named a “pioneer of hip-hop” by the National Museum of African-American History & Culture in Washington, D.C. She’s the highest-selling female artist of all time. The museum opened in 2016 and highlights the achievements of African-Americans throughout history.

Mariah Carey Says Ex Assistant Blackmailing Her W/ “Embarrassing Videos,” Extorting Her For $8 Million

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Mariah Carey is living out the lyrics to her 2008 song “Touch My Body” (“If there’s a camera up in here, then it’s gonna leave with me when I do!”).  Word On the is she is heading back to court after being reportedly blackmailed by her ex-personal assistant, Lianna Azarian. Mariah believes that Lianna secretly recorded her doing “private” and “embarrassing” things. She was fired in November 2017. Lianna showed the videos to her friends, and said that she’ll release the videos to the public if she doesn’t receive $8 million.  Lianna was fired for abusing Mariah’s credit card, purchasing personal things for herself, and using Mariah’s name for discounts and favors. Mariah is demanding the videos back and suing for unspecified damages of more than $3 million.

DJ Khaled Joins “Bad Boys For Life” Movie

He’s been cast in the upcoming “Bad Boys” sequel, “Bad Boys For Life” which also stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Vanessa Hudgens was also cast, not sure for what role but it doesn’t look like Gabrielle Union will be back as sister. The film will premiere Jan. 17, 2020.

Rihanna Sues Father

Rihanna Has filed a lawsuit against her father, Ronald Fenty. He allegedly attempted to utilize Rihanna’s name to book tour/concerts in Latin America and in the U.S.

Word on the Curb is he and  his business partner launched their own entertainment company called Fenty Entertainment, posing as agents of Rihanna. Rihanna has denied her involvement with the bookings, which included a $15 million tour throughout Latin America and two concerts: one at Staples Center in Los Angeles and another at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for $400,000. Rihanna says she’s sent multiple cease letters, but they’ve been ignored. Rihanna has now been forced to file a lawsuit



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