Pulse Report: AP.9 Threatens Ice-T W/ X-Rated Coco Tape, Late Music Icon Gets Played, Chris Brown Stays Losing
Friday, Feb 8, 2013 2:10PM
In this week's Pulse Report, we applaud AP.9 for soaking up all of this attention he has received over messing with Ice-T's wife Coco Austin, press "Play" on some of the best samples from late jazz musician Donald Byrd, shake our heads at Chris Brown still losing and oh SOHH much more!
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]
1. The Bad Guy
Who would have thought a rapper by the name of AP.9 could win me over? LOL. I'm not even going to lie, the idea of AP.9 laying the smackdown on Coco seemed pretty ridiculous, even with those photos of him smooching all over her. Let's keep it 100, how many doggies can be seen kissing a girl these days? So Ice-T may have not found it very flattering but they even got ugly kids making out with models during Super Bowl commercials, so who can you blame? Yet, if there was ever a male version of Kat Stacks, it's got to be this doggy. LOL. He's snitching worse than Pookie.
"I first met Coco at Surerender nightclub in Las Vegas," AP.9 tells Star magazine. "She invited me back to her table; I had a couple of drinks; we exchanged numbers. I could tell we had a physical attraction." "She asked me, 'What are you doing after the club?' I said, 'I'm probably just going to get a room and stay right here.' She said, 'Well, I'm going with you." But the most explosive allegation: "We had sex," AP.9 says. "I don't know who made the first move. It wasn't making love; it was just sex." Another bomb: "We had sex unprotected. I really hope she isn't pregnant!" (Hollywood Life)
AP.9 says, "She did an interview and said, 'Oh, he was a superfan, everywhere I went he showed up and ran up to me talking pictures. She threw me under the bus like I was some groupie stalking her." The rapper says Ice-T actually called him to speak about the incident. "He called me and said, 'My wife wouldn't f**k with you. You need to tell the truth because my wife wouldn't do that.' So I told Ice-T: 'You want the truth? OK. Me and your wife had sex!'" The rapper does hope that Coco and Ice-T can get past the cheating scandal. "I got respect for Ice, and I'm not mad at her. But don't lie about me. Everyone is looking at me like I'm the bad guy. I don't have a reason to life. But she has a reason to lie. She's the one who's married." (Hollywood Life)
And the sick part is that it doesn't even stop there. Just when you thought you'd read enough, I m mean, c'mon, talking about going raw, hoping she's not pregnant, claiming she was the more aggressive one who wanted him inside her hotel room? SMH... Anyway though, even despite all this, he had to take it up another notch by going on a campaign over having some x-rated footage? Huh?
Publicist Kali Bowyer tells RumorFix exclusively that reps for the musical artist contacted her asking for "help to promote and sell pictures and video above the 100k offer." Now Bowyer tells us she was told the rapper "has various pics, audio and footage of him placing his hand into her private parts, acts of oral sex, doggy style positions with miscellaneous graphic exploits and sexual conduct." Bowyer turned down the job, telling us, " While I personally will NOT engage in something so crude and disgusting, I have no hesitation in blowing the lid off his intentions." (RumorFix)
My only issue with AP.9 is I can't seem to respect his hustle. I can understand why he won't shut up about this whole nasty affair stuff, but stop talking and start putting out the proof. Just look at that footage of Ochocinco that came out a few months ago. If there's something foul going down or if you have some form of proof, you gotta put it out there otherwise it just seems like you're a groupie that got gassed up because Coco let you pose with her. Even Nicki Minaj gives married men lap dances, so what's your point unless you have something real? No more stories.
2. Run That Beat Back
Rest in peace first and foremost to the late Donald Byrd. To be honest with y'all, I'm not much of a historian and I can barely remember what presidents were in office aside from the ones on my bills, but when it comes to paying homage, I'm always down. It's hard whenever an icon loses their life and after hearing about what all Donald Byrd contributed to during his short time on this planet (eh, 80 years is nothing compared to some who are still going hard into their 100's), I was pretty blown away. Just kick back and check out what DB laid the foundation to:
There's a lot of other records from Madlib, Jungle Brothers and some other notable doggies, but if you can't respect what Byrd laid down for the rap game, then you just don't get it. RIP DB.
3. Moment of the Week: Chris Brown Cries Like A Girl
First off, please let me just apologize to any girl or woman out there, as I know Chris Brown cried more badly than any of you may do on your worst day. Out of all honesty, I really want to know this, how come we, myself included, keep on letting Chris Brown do his thing? I still can't believe he battled his way back into the mainstream considering how everyone wrote his death certificate after that 2009 beatdown he gave Rihanna, especially considering how she soaked up all the post-fight attention in interviews and had him sweating bullets. Even after all this, he will do these occasional explosions and rants that are presented as....unstoppable? I don't even know if that's the right word or expression to use. His latest moment happens to be my personal pick for "Moment of the Week" as Brown proves to us how much we can't stand him and yet know a week from today we'll be jamming to one of his new songs.
"I love y'all but y'all getting repetitive telling me to go relax no I'm not gonna relax I'm makin an album right now... and y'all tell me not when its on my radio,tv and everything else..Even if I did relax I wouldn't stop hearing about it.. y'all are everything to me y'all know this but telling me to ignore it is like telling me to walk around with a blindfold and stick ear plugs in my ear... Im wise I can handle the hate but enough is enough yo!! Yes it bother me but its not my main focus! My music is... and when I speak on it .. its because I want people to know how I feel... Yes they talked about Jesus... but "him" I am not him, not even close!!! Im a human being and I honestly think I deserve respect I'm sick of being accused... I, Tired y'all just don't understand Ive been going through this shit since I was 19 years old. you can't sit here and tell me to calm down, when am I gonna get a positive outcome out of anything I do? when can I get that feed back? Im TIRED of you read me I'm tired!!!!! Im not gonna sit here and play victim, Im just tired of this shit... I pray every day and night for a new outcome... and just when everything seems to be going good some new shit happens.. A day in my shoes is a day in hell, believe it or not! Y'all don't wanna me be in my predicament ... Before y'all say I'm weak remember what I've been through.. My soul cries for positivity Im not broken I am STRONG....but being so doesn't." (Chris Brown's Instagram)
Hoax rant? LOL. Nah, I'm not buying it. Just for the record, I applaud whoever took the time to read his entire rant. I stopped after he said something about we couldn't live his lifestyle or something about having a "tough" life. LOL. He's rich so why not just pack the bags and spend the rest of your years in some exotic country? I don't feel sorry for him for a second but to see how much he balled out on this letter, someone better call up the doctor and have his head examined. Call it a fake letter all you want, but I'm going with my gut on this.
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Rihanna
I hate Rihanna. I love Rihanna. I'm not even going to lie to y'all anymore, I have no idea how I feel about Rihanna. Something about her reminds me of how Lil' Kim used to be back in the day or even Eve, just showing off a body that really didn't have much to show off. How many more times can she do these clothes-less photo shoots or just have us looking at her wearing practically nothing on the cover of magazines or in pages of pretty popular pubs. But, something about the magic of Terry Richardson has me stunned. Just when I thought I'd have my lifelong diet of "Ri-Ri," here come these new photos of her. For the first time in my life, I can understand why Chris Brown goes hot and cold with her. As much as you can see yourself getting tired of the R&B chick, she keeps you yearning for more. LOL. Here's to you, Rihanna and to you, Terry Richardson, for proving you can make any female talent look amazing. Word to Kate Moss and Lady Gaga and BeyoncĂ©. LOL.
Yes, I'm going to opt out of any shots of Rihanna doing stimulating poses or shaking her booty or lack thereof and the same goes with the videos. LOL. For once, appreciate the art of still photos. LOL.
5. Rappers Say The Darndest Things
No. No. No. No. No. How many times do they have to do it to themselves? There's so many talented hip-hop artists out there but you keep finding it impossible for them to just be themselves and not make some ridiculous statement(s) that'll get them featured in the section formerly known as "SHUT THE F*CK UP" Honors. I mean, honestly. LOL. Lord Jamar claiming there's some conspiracy over popping a Molly? Eh, I don't get down with them either but doggy needs to slow down. I don't like to normally go after a rap veteran, but Reverend Run can't stand up for JoJo. I understand Diggy's got the talent in the family but saying JoJo was right in getting upset over a diss shot at him? LOL. And what's goodie with Uncle Luke? Maybe it's b/c I never spent more than a weekend vacation in Miami, but why is he the one who talks like God out there? Slamming Rick Ross and saying he better watch out, he better not shout or the gangsters are going after him for real? SMH. T.I., claiming there was a lack of gangster music in hip-hop is right, b/c there's no more gangsters. SMH. Lastly, as much as I still think Rick Ross and Lil Wayne are running the rap game right now, I can't co-sign French Montana comparing him to Scottie Pippen and Diddy as Michael Jordan. No way.
"Let's talk about that f*cking Molly. I thought that was my word. I thought that was just another word for weed at first, like, Bob Marley. I thought they were saying 'Bob Marley' at first and then someone told me, 'Nah, 'Molly,' that's the XTC.' Let me tell you, I've never seen it in my life, I don't want to see it, I don't want to be around it. I don't mess with that, but again, it's a calculated thing there every record you hear, 'Molly. Molly. She's on the Molly. Popping the Molly. Molly! Molly!' I can't go a day without hearing about Molly. They're even playing it on the radio. These people have invested interest in us just f*cking with Molly. Why? Where did it come from and why is hip-hop the vehicle for promoting it? Are they talking about Molly in all other genres of music? No. So what is this Molly sh*t? I want to know. [laughs] I want to know, I want to know what it's all about. Why are these n*ggas promoting it? Do they have a stake in that sh*t?"
"Nah, they don't tell me nothin'," Rev revealed when asked if his two sons come to him prior to dropping diss records. "I don't get in the middle of beefs but -- here's the bottom line. I don't get into the beefs but I don't mind my kids defending themselves. JoJo is minding his business and he just felt like he needed to say something. I have nothing to do with but he's like, 'Why y'all mad at me 'cause somebody said something about me? I'm handling my business. I just made a movie, I'm happy and I hear somebody say something about me so [I'll respond].' At the end of the day, you would do the same thing. [Charlamagne,] you do it all day. Somebody says something about you, you say it back."
"Dear Rick Ross: As someone who survived several rap beefs, I'm going to give you some advice. You need to seriously address the threats and attempts on your life. You have worked hard to become a big name in hip-hop. You've paid your dues and you've grown lyrically since the release of your debut album, Port of Miami, in 2006. You've arrived, buddy. But all this gangster bullsh*t is jeopardizing your career. No club or arena is going to risk people getting shot. You can forget about doing any tours or CD signings. And if you can't make money, watch how fast Warner Bros. Records turns on you. I know from experience how venues and the music industry would like to black ball you. You have the Gangster Disciples breathing down your neck because you've named-dropped Larry Hoover, the gang's founder, in your music. Unlike the record and book publishing industries, these bad dudes don't understand the concept of public domain. They see you getting rich forever by rapping about their leader, and they don't like it. That's why they're on YouTube talking about how you need to go see them and cut a check."
"The main thing I noticed was that there was a shortage of gangsta sh*t. That's what I came into the game admiring, and that was the genre I wanted to dominate: gangsta rap music. ... I felt like my genre was dying, you know? If not dying, extremely injured, in critical condition like a [motherf*cker]. ... It just made me anxious to get out and do something to re-energize the soul of what we grew up listening to."
"Puff and Rozay got a special relationship," French said in an interview. "They're like Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of the game. You know, like, Phil Jackson and Kobe [Bryant]. It's the chemistry they got. Puff, he raps when he wants to and Rozay is just one of the best to do it. When I was coming up, Rozay helped me out. So I always remembered that so when I got my deal, I worked it out so I got Rozay and I got Puff involved. I'm from New York, Puff's from New York. Rozay's my brother. I just wanted to make that marriage work and I made it work."
***Once again, rest in peace to Donald Byrd. Still can't believe how many substantial records he influenced as a jazz musician. That's really saying something. Well, Super Bowl and the entire NFL season is over and done with and now it's Spring Training for baseball fans, a shortened hockey season for the NHL doggies riding hard and then it's the New York Knicks continuing to make a bid for the number one seed in the Eastern Conference. LOL. Be safe everyone in my neck of the woods, this snow scare has everyone out buying groceries and me charging up the X-Bos 360 controller and getting ready for some hot cocoa gaming tournaments. LOL. --BB***
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]