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Remember Loon? The Bad Boy Rapper Has Gotten His Get Out of Jail Card

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*Loon entered prison back in 2008 due to drug charges and had been trying for years to get released—and the time has finally come!

Loon’s case was picked up by former music producer and criminal justice advocate Weldon Angelos in 2018 through his criminal justice platform The Weldon Project.

From there several letters were written on Loon’s behalf championing his prison release from a host of celebrities, including Faith Evans, Kevin Garnett, Freeway, Baby Bash, Jeremy Meeks, and recent clemency recipient Alice Johnson, whose sentence was commuted by President Trump at the request of Kim Kardashian West.

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TSR STAFF: Danielle J! @prettyaries16 _______________________ #Roommates, after serving a 9-year prison sentence, former Bad Boy rapper #Loon (real name Chauncey Hawkins) is officially a free man. Loon entered prison back in 2008 due to drug charges and had been trying for years to get released—and the time has finally come! _______________________ Loon’s case was picked up by former music producer and criminal justice advocate Weldon Angelos in 2018 through his criminal justice platform The Weldon Project. From there several letters were written on Loon’s behalf championing his prison release from a host of celebrities, including Faith Evans, Kevin Garnett, Freeway, Baby Bash, Jeremy Meeks, and recent clemency recipient Alice Johnson, whose sentence was commuted by President Trump at the request of Kim Kardashian West. ________________________ However, Loon was not released via presidential clemency despite his case being approved by Trump’s informal clemency committee last February. Instead, Weldon wrote and filed a court motion for compassionate release under the First Step Act after the COVID-19 outbreak in the prison system. The court then granted that motion on July 29, 2020 and ordered Loon’s immediate release—even though he had 13 months remaining on his prison sentence. Following his release, Loon issued a-Click The Link In Bio To Read More! 📸: (@gettyimages)

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She’s Done it! Nicki Minaj Has Given Birth to First Child

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*We just got word that Nicki Manaj has given birth for the very first time. So, congrats to Nicki and husband, Kenneth Petty for the birth of their first child.

Knowledgeable sources tell TMZ that Madame Minaj gave birth on Wednesday in L.A. However, the new parents have yet to share the sex or the name of their new bundle of joy.

Nicki announced her pregnancy back in July, posting a series of photos showing her looking at least 6 months along and captioning one post, “#Preggers.” She did the photoshoot with famed photographer David LaChappelle.

Nicki’s planned to become a mom for quite some time … remember, last September she claimed she was retiring from the rap game to start a family. She eventually got back into music but also got married to her childhood friend.

by the way, word is that her hubby was right alongside Nicki when she gave birth.

It looks like the barbs have someone new to fawn over.

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And finally, by #DavidLaChapelle 🙏

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Good News for Delonte West: He’s in Rehab After Mavs Owner Mark Cuban Intervened

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*The Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban picked up former NBA player Delonte West at a Dallas gas station on Monday and is helping him start his rehab treatment.

“I can just confirm that I found him and helped him,” Cuban told The Washington Post in an email on Monday. “The rest is up to Delonte and his family to tell.”

According to TMZ, Sources close to West report that his family and friends have been trying to get him to go to a drug rehabilitation facility and that Cuban has offered to pay for his treatment. After meeting with West’s mother at a hotel, West seemed willing to get help and checked in at a Florida facility. As of Tuesday morning, he has already started his programs.

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HU Staff: Alyssa Brook @alyssabrookhu The Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban picked up former NBA player Delonte West at a Dallas gas station on Monday and is helping him start his rehab treatment. ——————————————————————————————— “I can just confirm that I found him and helped him,” Cuban told The Washington Post in an email on Monday. “The rest is up to Delonte and his family to tell.” ——————————————————————————————— According to TMZ, Sources close to West report that his family and friends have been trying to get him to go to a drug rehabilitation facility and that Cuban has offered to pay for his treatment. After meeting with West’s mother at a hotel, West seemed willing to get help and checked in at a Florida facility. As of Tuesday morning, he has already started his programs. ——————————————————————————————— Read more at hollywoodunlocked.com 📸 @tmz_tv ——————————————————————————————— If you have a tip or suggestion, or want to talk to us about this story, Text the word “TIP” to 1-310-388-6463

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Usher and Girlfriend Welcome Newborn Daughter: Sovereign Bo Raymond

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*Usher‘s got anotha. Another baby, that is. Today, he announced the birth of his newborn daughter, Sovereign Bo Raymond.

The 41-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Usher Raymond, shared the news on Instagram Wednesday afternoon and now you know.

“We are feeling blessed and full of love with the arrival of our beautiful baby girl, Sovereign Bo Raymond,” the singer wrote. ‘Isn’t She lovely’ by Stevie Wonder on repeat ❤️ ❤️ ❤️.”

Usher welcomed the baby Sovereign Bo with girlfriend, Jenn Goicoechea, a 37-year-old VP of A&R at Epic Records. The couple has reportedly been dating since Oct. 2019, after they were seen hanging out backstage at the Hollywood Bowl, reports Page Six.

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The infant’s birthdate has been confirmed as September 24.

He also shares two older sons, Naviyd Ely, 11, and Usher V, 12, with ex-wife, Tamika Foster.

The singer, who’s opening in Las Vegas in the Summer of 2021, first revealed he and Goicoechea were expecting during an appearance on “Good Morning America.”

“Babies always bring such joy to a family and [I’m] really excited for my young one — well, my bean’s arrival,” he shared.

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