SOHH Whatcha Think: Truth Behind Maino's Onstage Shooting + Frank Ocean Gay Love Letter?!

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2012 7:35AM

Written by Jeezis Peace

Rapper shooting? Bullets flying? Shit got real? Not exactly. Talk hit the web that NY rapper Maino caught a bullet while on stage because ... well .... footage of Maino catching a bullet while on stage hit the internet.

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Turns out, while it was actually Maino, the gun and bullet were fake. Props. Fugazis. Not before you think this was some shameless act of self promotion, there is a reasonable explanation.

A video surfaced of 38-year-old Brooklyn bred rapper, Maino, getting shot while performing at a club, but fortunately for Maino fans it appears that the "shooting" was in fact staged. The footage looks extremely real, as Maino hit the deck after appearing to take a bullet to the torso.(Examiner)

According to Maino, the footage was from an upcoming movie he appears in, and was uploaded to the web via cellphone. Not that the movie is being filmed on a cellphone ... wait, this is getting confusing...

Maino told me that the video clip actually shows a scene from a Benny Boom movie that he just filmed last week. Apparently, someone on set captured cellphone footage then used it to start speculation that Maino had gotten shot in real life. In the film, which is called Dice City, Maino is performing as himself, gets shot, and is even wearing fake-blood dye packs to get the full gory effect....(Miss Info)

Check out the footage of Maino being "shot" below and let us know, does it look believable?

Frank Ocean got the internet goin' nuts (bad choice of words, perhaps). It appears the young lad may have pulled an Anderson Cooper and reveald he is, in fact, gay.

Frank Ocean has released a letter via Tumblr that seemingly addresses long-standing rumors about his sexuality. Fans have speculated that the singer would be coming out of the closet on his upcoming album Channel Orange. The letter is reportedly from late 2011.(Hip Hop Blog)

In the beginning, the entry reads like a typical love letter until ... dun dun DUN ... he reveals he's talking about a dude. It's too soon to say whether it's legit, homie could have been hacked.

"Whoever you are, wherever you are.. I'm starting to think we're a lot alike," writes Ocean in the letter. "Human beings spinning on blackness. All wanting to be seen, touched, heard, paid attention to." "We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide," he wrote of a romance he shared with another man. "Most of the day I'd see him, and his smile. I'd hear his conversation and his silence..until it was time to sleep. Sleep I would often share with him."(Frank Ocean's Tumblr)

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