According to multiple news sources the rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine whose real name is Daniel Hernandez has been released from prison. The now infamous rapper’s lawyers put in a request to be released due to the fact he has asthma and how it relates to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world. Judge Engelmayer signed off on his request. He has been granted a compassionate release effective immediately.
Tekashi will complete his sentence under house arrest. He will wear a GPS monitor for the first four months. His release will be supervised and he can only leave his home for medical reasons or to see his lawyer. The rapper was originally set for release in August of this year.
Tekashi is famous for being a troll and is infamous for snitching on his friends who provided the support he received to become famous. He was arrested and convicted on racketeering charges. His sentence was lessened because he agreed to cooperate with the federal investigation and testified against his friends The Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
Considering the entire world in under a shelter-in-place order Tekashi’s life wont seem too different from anyone else. You know twitter is running with this news.
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Houston rap legend Scarface has shared that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The co-founder of the historic rap group The Geto Boys shared this news during Willie D’s livestream on Youtube. Willie D, Scarface and the late Bushwick Bill make up the Geto Boys.
Scarface whose real name is Brad Jordan said he felt an itch in his throat a few weeks ago. That itch developed into a fever. He was treated at the emergency room and after not feeling any better he went back and was tested for coronavirus. Jordan was suprised considering he was taking precautions. “I ain’t been nowhere, I ain’t been on no planes, I ain’t been to no restaurants, you know how I get down Will.” said Jordan
Scarface is back home is is currently under quarantine with his family. After mentioning how he regurgitated what felt like hot sauce he feels like he’s on the mend. “I’m thinking I may be on the back end of it, because I’ve probably had it for so long. It’s been to the point where I’d be laying down and I couldn’t get comfortable because it was like an elephant sitting on my chest, bro. I could not breathe, I couldn’t sit up.”
Jordan’s news comes a day after his fellow Houston rapper Slim Thug also said he tested positive for coronavirus. When asked about people claiming celebrities were being paid to say they have the virus or that it was fake “Let me save your life man, Don’t play no games wit it.” said Jordan
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Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Erykah Badu opened up her bedroom to the world during her ‘Quarantine Concert Series’ on March 24, 2020. Many artists and creators have been crippled by this coronavirus pandemic. Tours have been postponed and public gatherings have been wiped out as a result of social distancing. This new normal has created a new landscape for creatives. Many have taken to social media as a creative outlet and an opportunity to reach their fans directly.
Erykah Badu picked up where DJ D-Nice left off with his set. Badu performed a live show with her band via a livestream. It was an interactive experience that cost one dollar and allowed her supporters to choose the songs she would sing. She went through her catalogue of hits, answered a few questions and provided some background on few of those songs. During the livestream she premiered a new song written by her music director RC Williams called ‘”Vibrate On” Check it out below.
*Correction* – Song is not new, was featured on the show Girlfriends.
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The Governor of Illinois J.B. Pritzker is expected to issue a shelter-in -place order during a 3 pm press conference today with Chicago’s mayor Lori Lightfoot by his side, according to a report by the Sun Times.
This order is coming after weeks of the coronavirus spreading across the world and essentially crippling businesses and the economy.
The reaction in the United States has been slow. The Saint Patrick’s Day festivities were canceled in Chicago but the bars were still full. These large gatherings are hindering progress when it comes to stopping the spread of the virus.
This order appears to be a response to this. The numbers of those infected has been growing exponentially. This stay at home order is a way to get a handle on the pandemic. Social distancing is more than a phrase. It’s the way of the world.
Grocery stores, hospitals and gas stations and other essential businesses will stay open according to sources.
Will you stay in your home? How are you protecting yourself? Share in the comments.
Women around the world are currently up in arms because their collective boyfriend Idris Elba has tested positive for coronavirus.
Elba made his announcement on Monday.
“This morning I tested positive for Covid 19,” he wrote. “I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus.” wrote Elba
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has ordered that all restaurants and bars be closed to dine in patrons by end of day March 16th thru March 30, 2020. Coronavirus continues to rear it ugly head and if affecting the world. The state of Illinois has been staggering closings during the course of last week and this is the latest announcement. This will affect affect election day this Tuesday. Early voting is still an option and voters are still able to send mail in ballots.
“I cannot let the gravity of the choices prevent us from taking the actions that the science and the experts say will keep people safe,” Pritzker said.
Chicago’s mayor Lori Lightfoot and Governor Prtiztker have been working in concert to assure the safety of their citizens
Mayor Lightfoot said the city would be looking after hospitality workers amid the closure. She also mentioned that these establishments need to follow suit.
“Our restaurants and bars need to comply with this guidance, because we will enforce it at the city level,” Lightfoot said.
Illinois Restaurant Association President and Chief Executive Officer Sam Toia said the safety and health of customers and team members is at top of mind.
“The Illinois Restaurant Association will continue to act on behalf of economic relief for our employees and our small businesses,” Toia said. “It is the number one concern of the restaurateur to make sure his or her team members get their paychecks.”
NCAA president Mark Emmert issued an official statement Wednesday regarding fan participation at this year’s tournament. Essential personnel and limited family members are the only ones allowed at the games.
In effect the tournament will not consist of any fans. This is the first time in the tournaments 81 year history that something like this has happened.
“ we recommend against sporting events open to the public. We do believe sport events can take place with only essential personnel and limited family attendance, and this protects the players, employees, and fans.” said Emmert.
Will you watch the tournament this year? Are you concerned? Please share in the comments below.