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Pitbull Dragged Into Akon’s Legal Battle Over Music Video

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*Pitbull has been dragged into the $300K legal battle between Akon and an Egyptian singer over him not showing up to film a music video, and now the singer is preparing to call the rapper to court, theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports.

Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny filed a federal lawsuit against Akon earlier this year, claiming he paid $300K to Akon to have both him and Pitbull feature on his new song along with appear in his music video.

He explained that the song was delivered with both artists, but when it came time for the video Pitbull never showed up. Hosny said he spent hundreds of thousands on the music video but Akon failed to hold up his promise to secure Pitbull for the shoot.

Akon fired back at the allegations, explaining that he never had a written contract with Hosny – only a verbal agreement. He also says that he was never paid $300K for the agreement and bank records show he only received a total of $145K. He demanded Hosny’s lawsuit be thrown out, but a judge shot down Akon’s motion to dismiss the legal battle.

On June 1st, Hosny filed court documents listing the names of those he intends to call upon in court to give statements. According to the filing, he lists Pitbull as one of the people he plans on having come to the courtroom and be forced to answer questions about what exactly Akon told him was the deal for the song/music video.

Pitbull – who is not being sued by Hosny – has been dragged into this legal battle, despite never having signed any contracts or agreements with either Akon or the Egyptian singer.

In related news, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez appear in the latest music video from Prince Royce called “Back It Up.”  The trio performed the song on the “American Idol” finale last month. It has since topped the iTunes Latino chart and continues to climb the pop charts.

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Sammie Talks Hosting HBCU Virtual Event ‘We Are The Culture’

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*Urban One kicked off their exclusive virtual HBCU experience called One Yard. Bringing HBCU students, alumni, and fans a month to remember. With celebs such as Sammie, Lance Gross, and Keisha Knight Pulliam celebrating being black, young, and gifted.

EURweb correspondent Monique Loveless caught up with Sammie to talk to him about hosting One Yard’s Battle of the Beats, his new candle collection, and the new music he’s working on.

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“We’re so powerful. We’re so excellent. We are the culture. We are the swagger. We are the epitome of I feel godliness.” Sammie says, “When I graduated high school I was if I didn’t return back to the music business, going to attend FAMU,” He goes on, “It’s always been a part of me to just keep that alive and to keep that energy going. So it’s imperative and I’m happy to be a part.”

It has always been HBCU’s culture to take pride and celebrate homecoming. One Yard is a platform that embraces technology and innovation to ensure that audiences are able to enjoy the myriad experiences that Black Colleges and Universities offer wherever they are. Throughout this experience, guests will be hosted by HBCU alumni all-time favorite celebrities and influencers, to bring them these exclusive events.

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“Yes, a homecoming ordeal is a big deal. This is like huge, you know what I’m saying?” The singer goes on, “I don’t get excited about a lot of things. That’s the emotion that I kind of lack. But I am excited to be a part of this because I missed out on the college experience.

I’m pretty sure this isn’t the only thing the Friend’s Zone singer is excited about. As he has officially become a business owner, opening his very first candle store in Conners, Georgia called Simply Naked Candles. He is also releasing his sixth studio album in 2021 called Sunset. In the meantime, while you’re waiting on his next album, grab your Simply Naked Candles and check out him hosting One Yard.

 

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Alyson Williams’ New Release ‘Summer Nights in Harlem’ is Now Available / LISTEN

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*Longtime R&B/soul singer, entrepreneur and radio personality Alyson Williams unveils her latest release, the single “Summer Nights in Harlem.

The veteran singer brings a jazzy, mature, grown-folks vibe to “Summer Nights In Harlem” as well as sweet sultriness to the accompanying “flip-side,” the ballad, “The Romance Of You”. It’s the sound Ms. Williams has been known for, dating back to her years when she was the first R&B singer signed to Russell Simmons’ Def Jam Records during the 1980’s.

“Producer Maurice Lynch was putting together a Harlem jazz review and was referred to me by a mutual friend,” says Alyson. “After we completed the show, he offered two songs for me to record – ‘Summer Nights In Harlem’ and ‘The Romance Of You’. I loved both tunes and offered to cut them with top notch veterans in the music industry – keyboardist Ray Chew (musical director for ABC-TV’s Dancing With The Stars), longtime sax man Kirk Whalum as well as Grammy Award winning bassist Christian McBride.”

Alyson’s “Summer Nights In Harlem” is available on Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora.

Entrepreneur, philanthropist and radio host, are just a few of the hats renowned Harlem raised recording artist Alyson Williams wears. With a voice so hauntingly pure, Alyson is able to transport you to your very own utopia while effortlessly showcasing she really can do it all.

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Growing up, Alyson was surrounded by and exposed to great music. Her father – celebrated Jazz trumpeter and bandleader, Bobby Booker – was a major influence in her life. It was at four years old, when Alyson first demonstrated her stage talents. With a strong passion for performing, Alyson was inspired to study dance under the supervision of Arthur Mitchell, founder of The Dance Theatre of Harlem. She also studied with Alvin Ailey and performed with numerous other dance companies with the determination to enhance her skills. After years of hard work and dedication to perfecting her craft, Alyson was granted a scholarship to Marymount Manhattan College. She later attended City University of New York, as a member of the Aaron Davis Center for the Performing Arts Program and studied under John Lewis, of the Modern Jazz Quartet.

While in college, Alyson joined the I.N.C.A. (Institute of New Cinema Artists) headed by Ruby Dee, Ozzie Davis and Cliff Frazier. Through I.N.C.A., Alyson was awarded an internship to work side by side with Benny Ashburn, manager of the world famous Commodores. Before she knew it, she was singing background in the studio with iconic artists such as Melba Moore, Evelyn Champagne King and Kurtis Blow. After a plethora of collaborations with Kurtis Blow, Alyson became the quintessential “hook girl” for the rap and hip hop genre. Alyson’s internship turned out to be life changing. In a short amount of time, her talent was recognized. Alyson became an in-demand studio session singer. She also became a featured member of the 80’s vocal group High Fashion on Capitol Records.

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Following her path of success, Alyson instantly grabbed the attention of Def Jam Records CEO Russell Simmons and became the first female R&B artist to sign with the label. As a founding member of Def Jam, Alyson helped to further Russell’s vision. Fueled by excitement and passion, Alyson recorded two albums on Columbia/OBR (Original Black Records) and remained with the label when the company was acquired by Sony Music Entertainment. Her first album, “Raw”, spent an impressive 67 weeks on the Billboard charts, matched only by Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” and went gold in the UK. Altogether, the album produced four top 5 singles, one being the sultry hit, “Just Call My Name”. Her second album, self-titled Alyson Williams, featured songs produced by Al B. Sure and Babyface as well as featured many chart topping singles.

After finding success as a recording artist at such a young age, Alyson was inspired to return to her roots of theatre arts and dance and successfully performed in more than a dozen musical stage plays touring across the country. Aspiring to take her acting to the next level, Alyson pursued Broadway and starred in “Rollin on the TOBA,” “One Mo Time” and the “25th Anniversary Revival of the Wiz” directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner, George Faison. After landing several prestigious roles, Alyson’s comedic timing, characteristics and true talent once again did not go unnoticed. She soon landed a gig at the country’s most iconic comedy club, Caroline’s as well as the starring role of “Power Woman” in “Menopause the Musical.” Alyson has appeared in numerous musical revues and stage plays both on and off Broadway working with seasoned professionals such as, Lynn Whitfield, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Carl Payne, Hawthorne James, Clifton Powell, Melba Moore, Maurice Hines, Oba Babatunde, Kim Whitley, Eddie Levert and The Whispers. With every performance, Alyson is motivated to perfect her craft and become greater.

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Never one to let grass grow under her feet, after leaving Def Jam, Alyson began to embrace her entrepreneurial side while still practicing her love for music. Alyson collaborated with award winning producer, Marcus Johnson and together they produced Alyson’s third solo album titled, “It’s About Time.” When it comes to entrepreneurship, Alyson is no stranger to confidently pursuing her dreams. With an innate business mindset and a heart of gold, Alyson launched her own production company, A.W.P. – A Woman’s Prerogative – which allows Alyson to write musical stage plays, books, television treatments, produce concert series and much more.

While music will always be Alyson’s deepest passion, she’s equally passionate in regards to encouraging community involvement and hosting. Annually, Alyson serves as mistress of ceremonies for the Aldeco Awards, the National R&B Music Society and Jazzmobile’s Great Jazz On The Great Hill in Central Park. Alyson’s hosting skills are well polished and have been sought out by Harry Belafonte, Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson – just to name a few.

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When Alyson is not performing sold out shows, “Nuttin’ But The Blues”, “Old Friends”, “Divapalooza” and “The Alyson Williams Experience” – which have been featured at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, the Blue Note, Blues Alley, the Metropolitan Room, 54 Below, Red Rooster, Minton’s, the Iridium Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Room and the Yokohama Tower – she taps into her philanthropic side. Inspired by the magnetic relationship she shared with her dear friend Dr. Angelou, Alyson is a mentor for children and young adults. She works in the public and charter school systems as well as offers vocal coaching and artist development for new and up & coming artists.

Blessed with an impeccable and soulful voice, Alyson is well respected by industry royalty and fans worldwide for her genuine heart, innovative mind, and honest lyrics. Her ambition and determination to create her own opportunities is precisely why she is successful, admired by many and is the next bankable brand. Love and light, peace and blessings, miracles and music all define the Alyson Williams experience.

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THE REAL Welcomes Senator Kamala Harris! Also, Miles Brown Drops In

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*On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the hosts of The Real welcome back Vice Presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris! Senator Harris talks about the run-up to Election Day as the country turns out to vote in record numbers. She discusses whether the long voter lines are due to that record-breaking early turnout or voter suppression? And she reveals her opinion about the “wholly illegitimate process” of Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Co-host Garcelle Beauvais shares her thoughts the new additions to the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kathy Hilton and Crystal Kung Minkoff, the first-ever Asian American cast member.

Miles Brown stops in to talk about black-ish and his debut album, We The Future. He also explains why his favorite superhero (and possible Halloween costume) is Miles Morales, the first Black/Latino Spiderman.

And the ladies have opinions on why it’s best to be yourself at the beginning of a relationship, so that later it doesn’t appear that you’ve changed!

And when you’re the most successful person in a Black family, are you obligated to provide financial support for your relatives? Co-host Loni Love feels that it’s hard enough for Black people to become successful in the first place, making this a larger societal problem.

Sen. Kamala Harris: Are Long Voter Lines A Sign of Democracy Or Voter Suppression?

Sen. Kamala Harris On The “Wholly Illegitimate Process” Of Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation

Garcelle Shares Her Thoughts On Her New RHOBH Co-Stars!

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Sen. Kamala Harris On The “Wholly Illegitimate Process” Of Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation

Senator Kamala Harris: I voted against her confirmation for a lot of reasons. One – I think it’s been a wholly illegitimate process. Tens of millions of people are voting right now, and they are – the majority of Americans are saying, “Let us make the decision about who will be the next president, and then let that person fill this lifetime appointment to the United State Supreme Court.” A vacancy left by the great Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who fought for women, fought for equality, fought for fairness. So there is that. But what’s at stake is her track record is really clear on the issue of a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body, which is that her track record tells us, including that Donald Trump told us he would only appoint people who want to get rid of Roe v. Wade. If we get rid of Roe v. Wade, that means getting rid of a woman’s right to make a decision about her own body. And I think we all know, look, it should be her decision, to make with her significant other, to make with her priest, or her pastor, or her rabbi. To make with whomever she needs to consult, including her physician, to make the right decision for herself. Donald Trump and Mike Pence shouldn’t be making that decision for her. These are the kinds of things that are at stake and that’s why this presidential election is so important. Because if there becomes another opening on that Supreme Court, we need to make sure that we balance that out with Justices who will follow precedent including Roe v. Wade, which says a woman has a right to make decisions about her own body.

 

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About THE REAL

THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour, two-time NAACP Image Award-winning and Emmy®-nominated talk show now in its seventh season on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network Bounce. The bold, diverse and outspoken hosts, Garcelle Beauvais and Emmy® Award-winners Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai, all frankly say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, THE REAL is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and Co-Executive Producer Tenia Watson (Judge Mathis, Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, WGN-TV Morning News, Just Keke, The Test) and shot in Los Angeles, California.

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