Beyoncé & Amber Rose Come Face-To-Face, Lakers Player Reacts To Tony Parker’s Retirement, $50K In Trayvon Martin’s Memory?
Labor Day Monday. There’s no other way to put it than today is the day to kick your feet up and enjoy a stress-free Monday. So why not start things off with Beyoncé and Amber Rose getting close and personal? Speaking of opposites attracting, a certain Los Angeles Lakers player had something to say about San Antonio Spurs star point guard Tony Parker hanging up the microphone for good. One good thing happening is $50,000 going up for grabs in the memory of Trayvon Martin. All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
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1. It Had To Happen
At this point, you have to wonder if Amber Rose and Beyoncé ever met face-to-face considering Jay Z and Kanye West‘s relationship and how Kanye and Amber were a couple for a strong two or three years. Well, with Wiz Khalifa as not only her husband but son’s father, she and Beyoncé probably had a lot to talk about at this past weekend’s Made In America festival. Bossip has the shots:
This past weekend, much of the music industry and thousands of their fans flocked to Philly for the 2nd Annual Budweiser Made In America Festival.
Headlining day 1 of this year’s eclectic line up of acts for the festival, which is the brainchild of Roc Nation bossman Jay Z, was none other than his bobbin’ and weavin’ wifey Beyonce.
In addition to gracing the stage for a powerhouse performance on day 1, Beysus was also spotted enjoying day 2 of the festivities with hubby Hov by her side and the cameras even caught her laughing it up with fellow blonde mommy-banger Amber Rose who was on hand to support her new hubby Wiz Khalifa’s peformance. (Bossip)
Amber did have a short run with her music career. Is there any chance Bey broke off some knowledge on Amber so she could get her vocal skilsl a bit more fine-tuned? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. Run That Beat Back
No one seems too upset about Tony Parker retiring from the music industry, especially a Los Angeles Lakers player named Nick Young. If there were ever a time to focus on basketball and leave the music behind, it’s now, consider the Spurs came so close to winning another title. TMZ has the footage:
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Dear Tony Parker’s rap career …
You were only 6 years old … but Tony has decided to put you out of your misery.
You were cheesy … you were part French … and you were terrible.
You also inspired YouTube comments like, “Tony, what the f*ck is this?” and “Bad bad bad.”
Maybe it’s a good thing Tony decided to pull the plug … at least according to L.A. Lakers player Nick Young … because, as we said before, you were really, really bad.
But we’re not too sad, ’cause as long as YouTube exists, you’ll never really die.
Au revoir for now …
R.I.P. Tony Parker’s rap career
2007 – 2013 (TMZ)
Is the trend of basketball players wanting to be musicians fading away? It wasn’t too long ago where everyone had dreams of rapping and dropping new albums in-betwee the basketball seasons. Is Tony the last of them? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
3. Something Good
It’s not always positivity when you bring up the name “Trayvon Martin” especially in light of George Zimmerman being acquitted of murdering the teenager last year. But there is something to smile about as a $50,000 scholarship plan has been created in his memory. The Huffington Post is on it:
An Orlando auto group, law firm and black fraternity are among those offering $50,000 as a scholarship to four graduating seniors from Trayvon Martin’s high school in Dade County.
The donors, including the Boyland Auto Group and Invictus Law Group, are to present the money to the Trayvon Martin Foundation and his parents tomorrow in Isleworth.
The donors also include Delta Xi Lambda, a black fraternity based in Orlando, and Boyz-4-Lyfe, a group of long-time friends.
The money goes to the foundation, which will divide it between four 2014 graduating seniors of Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School in Miami, where Trayvon was enrolled at the time of his death, according to a news release announcing the gift.
Its purpose is to help minority teenagers, donors wrote.
“We are doing what we can to make the world a better place by not being divisive but by uplifting our community through educational opportunities for kids who otherwise would not have the same opportunity,” the donors said in their announcement.
Trayvon, an unarmed black 17-year-old, was killed Feb. 26, 2012, in Sanford by George Zimmerman, a light-skinned Neighborhood Watch volunteer who had earlier called police, describing the Miami Gardens teenager as suspicious.
A six-member Seminole County jury acquitted Zimmerman last month of second-degree murder.
Trayvon’s parents established the Trayvon Martin Foundation, a non-profit, last year as a way to provide support to the victims of violent crimes, according to its website. (Huffington Post)
Hopefully justice will happen in the slaying of Trayvon Martin, but in the meantime positive stories like this should help keep his memory alive. #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.