The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher nearly drowned in an Atlanta pool and was in the hospital Tuesday, authorities said.
Five-year-old Usher Raymond V on Monday fell to the bottom of pool behind a home downtown and became stuck in the drain, according to Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos’ report.
A housekeeper tried to get to the boy, but was unable to free him from the drain, Campos said. Two men who were working at the home as audio-visual subcontractors were called to help.
The boy was eventually pulled from the pool, and given CPR by one of the contractors.
Campos said the boy was “conscious, alert and breathing” when paramedics arrived before 4 p.m. He was at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite.
Usher Raymond V is one of two sons of Usher and Tameka Foster, who divorced two years after getting married in 2007. The singer went through a long legal fight with his ex-wife and was awarded primary physical custody of his two sons last year.
The near drowning of the singer’s son comes nearly a year after Foster’s 11-year-old son, Kile Glover, died after being critically injured in a boating accident. The boy, who was the stepson of Usher, was run over by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier northeast of Atlanta
US sprinter and the world’s second fastest man, Tyson Gay, has tested positive for banned substances and has pulled out of next month’s World Championships in Moscow.
Gay, 30, said he was notified by the US Anti-Doping Agency on Friday that his ‘A’ sample from an out-of-competition test in May had returned a positive.
Gay didn’t reveal the substance in a phone conversation from Amsterdam on Sunday but said:
“I don’t have a sabotage story. I don’t have any lies. I don’t have anything to say to make this seem like it was a mistake or it was on USADA’s hands, someone playing games. I don’t have any of those stories. I basically put my trust in someone and I was let down.”
Kanye West’s new album Yeezus made history this week but not in a good way…at least not in a way Kanye would have liked!
The album holds the crown for the fourth biggest drop in second week sales for a #1 debut album since Sound Scan started keeping track in 1991.
Kanye released the new album with no pre-sales, no singles and no videos. And even though it debuted at No.1 with 327,000 in sales, it quickly slipped to No.3 the following week, falling by 80%.
Almost a month after Don Jazzy got the first bottle of the N300million Goûtdediamants champagne from luxury millionaire designer, Alexander Amosu; Peter Okoye of the duo P-Square has finally gotten his.
Amosu publicly made the promise to gift Peter Okoye one bottle on Twitter but funny enough Don Jazzy got one first, even though no public promises were made. At least we now know where his loyalty lies.
Alexander Amosu entered the records book for creating the world’s most expensive champagne called Taste of Diamonds, valued at 1.2million pounds.
We can authoritatively inform that governor of Rivers States; Rotimi Amaechi has donated the sum of $100,000 over N15.5m to rescue the ailing music producer, OJB Jezreel. The move was made by Jazzman Olofin, who was said to have visited Mr. Femi Davies, a top journalist and online publisher to complain about the way the people around are treating the issue of the prolific producer/singer.
Miffed by the report given, Femi Davies, we were told, intensified effort to liaise with another top journalist, Mr. Wale Olaleye, This Day Political Editor and he was said to have asked Mr. Davies to come forth with a formal letter of request to be forwarded to Governor Amaechi. As soon as the letter got to the embattled governor, we gathered that he signed it and ordered the state to pay as soon as possible.
Though, there seem to be some rancor between the people in charge of the ‘Support OJB Team’ as some people are already deliberating on how to have their share of the money as soon as it arrives since Governor Amaechi has coughed out the whole money needed for the kidney transplant and there were previous donations close to N10m before now.
This is really amazing, despite the situation of things between him and some political elements in PDP, governor Amaechi surprised all and sundry as he made this whopping donation. What a man with a heart of gold!
We hope the government of the good-hearted man, Mr. Amaechi would speedily attend to this cause before it’s too late like what happened in Edo State recently when a civil servant who needed just N150,000 had to lose his life because the money was not speedily disbursed as authorized by the governor.
Rapper 50 Cent has been charged with domestic violence after he allegedly kicked the mother of his son and destroyed property in her condo last month.
According to TMZ:
50 is accused of causing $7,100 in damage during the June 23 incident, which took place inside the victim’s condo in Toluca Lake, Ca. According to officials, LAPD officers were called to the scene … and the woman told cops she had gotten into an altercation with 50 and locked herself in the bedroom.
50 — real name Curtis Jackson — allegedly got so mad, he kicked down the door and kicked her, resulting in an injury. Officials say the 37-year-old rapper is also accused of breaking chandeliers, furniture, a TV and a lamp — and allegedly ransacked the bedroom closet — during his rampage.
Officials say 50 left the scene before cops arrived. Now he’s being hit with five charges – one count misdemeanor domestic violence and four counts of misdemeanor vandalism and if convicted on all counts, he could face up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines. Damn homie! He’s due in court to be arraigned on July 22, so we’ll keep you updated.
SOURCE: TMZ /Globalgrind.com
The relationship between Wizkid and R2Bees is so solid that a lot of fans are wondering if it was the reason he refused performing with Samini at the third edition of Ghana Meets Naija, the group R2Bees who recently travelled to Los Angeles for the 2013 BET Awards and Samini are currently not seeing eye to eye, making the assumption between Wizkid and Samini sort of true.
Ghana Meets Naija that took place in Ghana on June 30 would have ended without drama if Wizkid had allowed Samini to partner him in their hit single, ‘Time Bomb’, a track on Samini’s upcoming album, the reason for the beef between R2Bees and Samini is yet to be ascertain and for Wizkid to get involved means it is a serious matter.
Bola Ray even went back stage to talk to Wizkid and his manager about it but they refused to perform with Samini. said a source. Bola Ray is the organizer of the show, he tried to convince Wizkid to perform with Samini but his advice fell on deaf ears.
What could have caused this cross country’s beef between Samini and Wizkid?