SOHH Whatcha Think: Video: Justin Bieber's Bodyguard Delivers Knockout Punch?!? + J. Cole Shares Key Advice From Jay-Z
Tuesday, Feb 7, 2012 9:00AM
Remember when rappers were the "dangerous guys"? Nowadays, you gotta watch out for the muscle behind cats like Ray J and Justin Bieber. The story this time around is that Beebz hired security threatened a knuckle sandwich and ended up delivering a cold cut combo.
According to reports, a thirsty photographer got too close to Usher's golden child and was promptly beaten for his lack of restraint.
Justin Bieber's bodyguard put down an over-agressive photog with one serious haymaker at LAX Monday afternoon ... and the whole melee was caught on tape. TMZ obtained video of the altercation between the Bieb's protector and the paparazzo -- not one of our guys -- and when the clip begins the bodyguard already has the pap in a headlock. After several moments of grappling, the photog breaks free to square off with the bodyguard -- BIG mistake ... 'cause that's when the bodyguard uncorks a straight right to the photog's face.(TMZ)
Don't believe me? Peep the video here:
The whole time, I'm wondering, "Where the hell was Bieber?" Was he in the suitcase, napping? Dah well. .
Shoutout to J. Cole. Lots of people counted him out, there was talk that Jigga wasn't too concerned with his project but dude came through in the clutch and dropped a d*mn good album which didn't sell too badly, either. In a recent interview, Cole explained Jay-Z's hands off approach to his debut and shared a bit of advice with the young spitter.
"Early in my album process [Jay-Z] was like, 'When you're first starting out, it's good to not know everything.' He made the analogy that when you're first starting it's almost like you're trying to get across a room, but the room is pitch-black, and when you finally get to the other side of the room and you flick on the light, you look back and you realize there were snakes over here, there was a hole over there...but because you were following your heart, you made the right decision. "He added, "One thing I appreciate about Jay-Z is he let me do it my way and let me figure it out...he never compromised or interfered with my creative process. There was a never a point when he was like, 'I need to come in and play big brother and show you how to do this.' He let me figure it out, and it feels better to win like that."(Hip Hop DX)
Kind of interesting, because Jay was very distant on Cole's project, whereas with past artists (Bleek, Sigel, etc.) he was very hands on. Perhaps Jigga learned that being too involved with his artists can overshadow their movement, or maybe he was just too busy working on his own music. SOHH Watcha Think -- Did Hov do the right thing by letting Cole find his own way in the industry or could he have done more to help push Cole World?
No new music from me today. Instead, check out this all new trailer from The Amazing Spiderman. Is the hood checkin' for it?
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