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Davina Bennet Shines as Miss Jamaica in the Miss Universe 2017 Pageant

Miss Universe Jamaica 2017, Davina Bennett, made Jamaica proud when she placed third in the Miss Universe Pageant which took place last Sunday in Las Vegas. The Jamaican queen went against the status quo and created history by being the first contestant to make it so far in the competition with an Afro. During a press conference held upon her arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport last Tuesday, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange praised Bennett on portraying authentic natural beauty throughout the competition. “You…

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Shaggy Unveils Clothing Line, Rae Town

The platinum-recording artiste made the announcement last week via his social media pages. He revealed that the brand’s name is inspired by his hometown roots, as well as the strong dancehall and sound system culture of Rae Town. “I was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica … and if anybody knows about dancehall music and the cultural music of Jamaica, Rae Town is where the sound system culture came from,” his Instagram post read. “Local deejays, or as we call them in Jamaica, selectors, would put massive speaker boxes in…

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Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill Founder Commits Suicide Inside His Bronx Factory Over Alleged Tax Debt

The founder of the Golden Krust Jamaican beef patty empire killed himself amid fears the feds were investigating him for evading millions of dollars in taxes. A family member told detectives that Lowell Hawthorne, 57, admitted the huge tax debt to some of his relatives, and was “acting funny” and “talking to himself” in the hours before his suicide, a law enforcement source said Sunday. Surveillance video shows the meat-pie mogul shooting himself in the head at his office inside the Golden Krust bakery and warehouse in the Bronx, said…

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Rihanna Gets Her Own Street in Barbados

Music superstar Rihanna has long had a deep relationship with her native Barbados, but the island has now taken another step to honor her contributions to the country. This weekend, Barbados officially renamed Westbury New Road to Rihanna Drive. Rihanna arrived for the opening ceremony on Westbury New Road in a “bright yellow ensemble,” to cheers and applause from a welcoming crowd. Seated next to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, she was surrounded by government officials, friends and family. The two-hour ceremony was marked with tributes to the Grammy-award winning singer,…

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Fetty Wap’s OG Baby Mama Just Dropped A Bombshell About Alexis Skyy’s Pregnancy

The drama among all three of Fetty Wap’s most recent baby mamas — Masika Kalysha, Alexis Skyy and Lazhae Zeona — has taken new heights with the latest now sharing her thoughts on the other two ladies, and her opinions come sprinkled with a bit of shade. See why else Fetty Wap’s been in the news lately with BET Breaks, above. Zeona took to Instagram Live again to answer fans’ questions about the messy scenario involving all four parties, explaining that the rapper initially told her that Alexis’ unborn child…

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St. Kitts Sets the Bar for Caribbean Music Festivals

The 18th St. Kitts Music Festival has brought together some of the best-known Caribbean and International artists – including Kelly Rowland and Beenie Man – for three nights of pulsating partying in the capital Bassettere’s Warner Park Stadium. Former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland and The Voice USA winner Tessanne Chin were the indisputable crowd-pullers of this year’s three-night event with Beenie Man and Chronixx providing some local flavor. The opening ‘Jump Up’ night featured Trinidadian star Machel Montana in a showcase of soca and calypso music, followed by Destra,…

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Dipset Reveals Plans for Reunion Documentary & EP

“We had our trials and tribulations, a lot of things happened,” Juelz Santana tells “TRL,” “but at the end of the day, that keyword in there is ‘brothers.’” If Dipset’s recent performance for Spotify’s Rap Caviar live showcase is any indication, the Harlem-bred collective is officially back and kicking their reunion into full swing. On Tuesday, The Diplomats’ own Jim Jones, Freekey Zekey and Juelz Santana stopped by MTV’s TRL to reveal plans for their upcoming reunion. Speaking with TRL host DC Young Fly, the men discussed how they’ve remained…

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Busta Rhymes Gushes Over Janet Jackson After Seeing Her Live for the First Time

Busta Rhymes and Janet Jackson have known each other for decades — but Busta only managed to see the “That’s the Way Love Goes” singer live for the first time this past Sunday (Nov. 19). The duo even previously collaborated on the 1998 hit,“What’s It Gonna Be?,!” which peaked at No. 3 on the Hot 100. But the rapper’s belated live attendance renewed his appreciation for the iconic performer. “I am losing my Janet Jackson live concert virginity tonight,” Busta told XXL after the show. “There’s a new fan obsession…

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Is Swizz Beatz Working On New Material With J. Cole?

It looks like Swizz Beatz could be cookin’ up something in the studio, thanks to an eyebrow-raising Instagram photo featuring J. Cole. “Told you I’m in Album mode !!!!” the producer captioned a photo published on Tuesday (No. 21). “@realcoleworld good vibes and Magic Zone☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️☠️ the graduation is over !!!” There’s no word exactly on what the twosome, both adorned in black, could be working on. However, with a recent Harvard Business School degree under his belt, Showtime has lot of free time in his schedule. Swizz’s last full-length solo…

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Dancehall Star Konshens ties knot in Florida

KONSHENS has a new lease on life. The dancehall deejay exchanged marital vows with his long-time girlfriend, Latoya Wright, at a private beach ceremony in Miami, Florida, on the weekend. The couple, who have a son Liam, had been dating for six years. The guest list comprised family members and close friends. Konshens, 32, whose given name is Garfield Spence, emerged on the scene in the late 2000s. Formerly part of the duo SoJah, with his brother and recording artiste Delus, his moment came with the hit Winner. Sadly, Delus…

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