Jay-Z Goes Forever For Trayvon Martin, Kelly Rowland Gets Rescued, Future’s Baby Mama Drama Intensifies
Making Monday. It’s a day to make your own so why not start things off with Jay-Z making a sold-out concert realize how important Trayvon Martin is? Speaking of important people, it looks like Kelly Rowland actually experienced a taste of “Lost” after being out at sea for over 12 hours. One person who probably wishes he was lost is Future as his baby mama problems continue to mount up. All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
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1. Forever Martin
There’s been a lot of coverage on Trayvon Martin over the past year and even more on the emotional verdict heard earlier this month as George Zimmerman was acquitted for taking the teenager’s life. For a few minutes, Jay-Z made sure to honor Martin’s life and not focus on Zimmerman during a sold-out concert in Toronto, Canada. Hip Hop Enquirer has more:
While in Toronto last week, rapper Jay Z and singer Justin Timberlake let their fans know that they too was not satisfied with the verdict of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin and as such both dedicated the song “Forever Young” to the slain teen during a concert performance.
“This is for Mr. Trayvon Martin” Jay Z announced to a sold out crowd at the Rogers Center before he and tour mate Timberlake performed a passionate version of 2010 single, “Young Forever.”
Clearly with acts like this, Trayvon Martin’s death will not be in vain. Great job! (HHE)
There is no telling when the demonstrations are going to end and hopefully they won’t until a real change has been made but it’s great to see artists like Jay-Z trying to bring awareness to what Martin’s life represented. Sadly, there are killings taking place even more frequently in places like Chicago, but hopefully getting change for Trayon will ignite awareness throughout the nation. #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. Boo To The Rescue
Did the world nearly lose Kelly Rowland to the sea? It seems that way. If you ever had any doubts about going on a cruise or just taking a trip in the sea through a private carrier, you may start having second thoughts after learning about what Kelly went through recently. E! Online is all over this:
Send out an SOS!
Kelly Rowland encountered a scary boat ride on Friday when the private craft she rented with a few friends broke down off the shores of Provincetown, Mass.
The group originally set sail for a day of whale watching, when their vessel became “disoriented in the five-to-six-foot waves and fog that had rolled in,” an employee at TowboatUS Provincetown confirmed to E! News.
“The US Coast Guard was able to triangulate their position” after learning that the group needed help, the employee added.
While they were being escorted by the Coast Guard back to Provincetown, Rowland’s boat broke down. The party then had to be towed the remaining four miles to shore.
The former Destiny’s Child singer, her friends and the crew arrived on land at around 10 p.m., after being at sea for 12 hours.
In the end, the entire group was said to be “tired and thankful,” the employee added.
“They just wanted to get off the boat.”
But the scary incident didn’t seem to put a damper on the 32-year-old’s time in the New England town.
She posted cute photos of her trip on her Instagram account and shared with fans how much she adores spending her downtime there.
Rowland took one pic of The Little Red, a local store, that had a sign out front saying, “Best store ever! Love & Happiness.” (E! Online)
Is there any chance Rowland is going to head back out to sea for an adventure like the one she experienced? Fortunately this had a happy ending. #SOHHWhatchaThink?
3. Back To The Future
Future might not quite be at Dwight Howard‘s level in terms of dealing with baby mothers, but with a full-time girlfriend in Ciara and two baby mothers taking him to court, he could very easily start feeling like him. TMZ has the scoop:
Rapper Future stepped up to the plate and took responsibility for ANOTHER kid … problem is … now he’s battling the baby mama in court over child support.
TMZ broke the story … a woman named Brittni Mealy slapped Future with a paternity lawsuit back in Feb, claiming he was the father of her son. But a month later she dismissed the suit, without explanation.
Then on June 8th, Future filed docs, admitting he knocked Brittni up and asked the court to make it official … by legally recognizing him as the father. He also wants joint custody and for the court to determine how much child support he should pay.
Brittni then fired back with docs of her own, claiming it’s not enough. She says Future left his kid without support for months. She’s asking for that cash — specifically from June and July — plus future support.
Meanwhile Future’s still battling his baby mama #1 (Jessica Smith) … trying to shoot down her request to collect more cash for their 10-year-old son.
Yay fatherhood. (TMZ)
At what point do you start feeling bad for the artist? We’ve seen these types of situations go down in the past with other high-profile male celebrities dealing with baby mothers, but the fact Future has already agreed to pay up and is being taken to court to get more seems a bit harsh. No? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.