Teen Takes Life While Taking Gun Selfie on Instagram

A Houston teenager is dead after his attempt to take a selfie with a gun for Instagram took a turn for the worst.

19-year old Deleon Alonso Smith was taking a selfie with a gun to post on the popular picture sharing website yesterday, when the firearm went off and pierced his throat. The teen’s uncle tried to save him but was unsuccessful.

Smith was slated to start community college this fall, and leaves behind two daughters. Smith’s cousin, who was in the other room, says Smith was not suicidal. According to reports, the teen had visited his grandmother on her birthday before taking the fatal selfie.

Police are still investigating.

Mike Epps’ Wife Caught Him Trying To Slip Into Another Woman’s DMs On Twitter

the Next Friday comedian get caught out there by his wife fishing for side pieces on Twitter

If we’ve learned one thing from using Twitter it’s that there’s an art to sliding into someone’s DMs. As some men talk themselves in the direct messages of beautiful women, comedian Mike Epps is crashing and burning.

Mike Epps, who is married and has four children, was caught by his wife trying to get a female follower to take their conversation to direct messages. Needless to say Mechelle Epps was having none of it.

The 44-year-old comedian and actor initiated a public conversation with a woman named @CeciCitra, asking why she chose to leave Instagram.

“Not anymore. Wasn’t getting the likes I deserve,” the woman responded.

Mike Epps then tried to get @CeciCitra to take their conversation to his direct messages. Mechelle Epps jumped in the conversation with the lurking eyes emoji and shut her husband’s virtual flirting down.

About an hour after Mechelle Epps put her famous husband on blast, @CeciCitra posted a screenshot of Mike Epps’ profile stating she was blocked. Along with the photo, she tweeted, “I. Am. Weak.”

Once Twitter caught wind of the embarrassing predicament Mike Epps was in, they roasted him accordingly.

-Jonathan Hailey(@JaySpeakEasy_)

Fashion Forward Celebs On Instagram

The most fashionable celebrities make it a point to share their trendiest, chic looks with the world via Instagram. Fans look forward to scrolling and seeing these red carpet slays. So this week in fashion, celebs kept it sexy,  simple or real street when it came to their fashionable style. Check out some of  our top picks for Celebs who show stopped this week in fashion.


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Shaq And Scottie Pippen Go At It On Instagram Over Who Was The Stronger Franchise; Lakers Or Bulls

It gets real in the E-streets.
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A$AP Rocky Has A Few Words For His Haters On Instagram

A$AP Rocky unleashed 100+ pictures on the gram with the purpose to create a giant image as seen below. This had many of his followers upset and the rapper reportedly lost 100,000 followers. Rocky wasn’t feeling the reports and he set the record straight in an interview with The Guardian: 

I got them right back. Why don’t they tell that story? Why don’t they tell how I got more [followers] than I lost? Why don’t they tell how much I inspire people? Tell them people suck my d**k. Please be sure to put that in there. Quote me.

Read the interview in its entirety here.

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Lupe Fiasco Posts “Dear White Supremacy” Letter On Instagram

Over the weekend, the conscious Chicagoan drops an intellectual response to the Charleston killer’s manifesto on his IG page

This past Saturday, rapper Lupe Fiasco took out his aggression towards the Charleston Massacre killer Dylann Roof by penning an educated rebuttal to Roof’s racist manifesto that was published on his website. Without responding to every issue addressed by the 21 year old killer, the outspoken emcee chose to focus on the “regularness” of all races, including whites. Check out what Fiasco had to say below.

-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)


A letter. Part 1 Of 3

Dear White Supremacy,

First of all you are not really that supreme. While throughout history White Supremacy it must be admitted you have achieved some very

dominant positions. These positions have been gained mostly through force or some biological agent such as disease that did a lot of the dirty work for you in advance. I mean anybody can use force on an unarmed populous and anybody can have smallpox. Not judging, just wanted to point out that having a disease that native folks aren’t immune to because they’ve never seen it doesn’t make you strategically smart or tactically superior, just kind of sick. And these dominant positions don’t really stand up to the test of time that long either. There is nothing about you biologically or physically that denotes an innate mode of supremacy. For that matter there is also nothing about you psychologically, philosophically, cognitively, academically, socially, architecturally, culturally or even financially that signifies a higher position above any other group. And to be diplomatic there is nothing about you that denotes innate inferiority as well. So what you really are is something in the middle. You are regular. White Regularity is congruent to all other forms of regularity i.e. Black, Brown, Etc etc. But in regularity there is room for differences and this is where White Regularity shines! Each group gets the same essential universals. Dance, food, music, etc. and it must be admitted that the White Regularity take on these universal institutions has been unbelievably impressive and a great addition to the total world culture. I mean spaghetti and meatballs, Romeo & Juliet, Coldplay, The Tuxedo, lighter that air travel are all world class additions to the collective bucket but they are no less or more impressive than every other regular groups take on the universals either. And if we really wanted to get analytical every invention is built on inspiration from a previously existing invention so the claim of “The Supreme 1st” to do something is highly debatable and except for a few exceptions, impossible! All things human aren’t born from a supreme overlord solely working in isolation.

Part 2 of 3

Things are created in collaboration and in tandem with other cultures, knowledge structures and movements and more important, People. I mean if those Muslims didn’t catalog all that Greek philosophy for research we might not even know who Plato was. Now whether this collaboration is forced, which is seen so much but not exclusively throughout human history, does not take away the fact that it is done with the help of somebody else. We are supreme as a spectrum of colors in collaboration. One color does not dominate the other nor can it. Sure Steve Jobs was white. But the guy who built the computer was probably Chinese. And the girl who wrote the programs for the computer is probably from Mumbai. And the raw materials that were used to make it where probably first pulled out of the ground by somebody in South Africa. And if you take this highly collaborated upon piece of high technology to an indigenous tribe in the jungles of Brazil they’d probably use it as a boat paddle. And we can go on and on down or up the rabbit hole all day long and you’ll always find a regular somebody relying on the abilities of a just as regular somebody else that another regular somebody doesn’t even care about. White Supremacy is a lie white regularists tell to themselves in hopes that they can get a one way ticket to the top and hope we other colors overhear it. Here’s the bad news, ain’t no top. Here’s the good news though, ain’t no bottom neither! It’s just the regular ole middle where nobody is safe from being influenced by somebody else’s extreme regularness. Is your swastika flag printed in Mexico? Did you know the swastika is originally from Asia and the subcontinent? Did you know black people had slaves in Africa too? Did you know in the world your considered a minority too? I mean you call us niggers and beaners but you gotta ship all your formerly Native American land, backwood sourced ginseng to China to get money to support your meth habit. Meth that’s made with chemicals produced in India. I mean Hitler hated everything about the Jews expect every possession they had. It’s funny how the things you hate so much you have to rely on the most for your survival.

Part 3 of 3

And if you wanted to get really ironic and meta about it, White Supremacy has to validate it’s own identity based solely on its relationship to other races! I mean now that’s what I would call joined at the hip. Without us there is no white supremacy because there would be nothing to be supreme over! That sounds so stupid but sometimes the truth is stupid. Stupid like a fox. And no not stupid like a Fox News I mean the real fox. The animal. In closing white regularity (the race formerly know as white supremacy) I
myself on behalf of my own black regularity salute you. Good luck with the northwest front I hear it’s beautiful in the spring and probably a strategic death trap if and when Yellowstone finally decides to blow up! Yours Truly

Wasalu “Lupe” Jaco

Bow Wow Calls James Harden “Dumb,” Explains the Right Way To Sleep w/ Groupies

There’s a right way to do this, James. Let Shad explain

Wednesday morning, the internet exploded thanks to this selfie, taken by a woman who calls herself Gvng$ter Boo, of James Harden sleeping in bed next to her. The immediate conclusion drawn was that Harden had slept with this woman the night before, and got “caught slipping”–or “caught sleeping,” if you will–by not falling asleep with his back facing her (or not going home, or politely sending the young lady home, before knocking out).

Today, Bow Wow found time in his busy schedule to school James Harden on how to not get caught sleeping in a lengthy Instagram passage. Chances are, Bow Wow–or Shad Moss, as he’d like to be called–knows a thing or two on how to deal with groupies, considering he’s been a mega-popular heartthrob since he was 13 (that’s 15 years of experience!). So, let’s see if we can get down to the math and science of this thing.

Yo i see yall boys still young rich and DUMB. Now james is my boy but let me say this now. This is how i — — USE to do it its called “leaving no evidence” if you was chilling w me my security takes phones and you signing papers. The rule is when she leaves she gets her phone back. Secondly if u forgot to take phone make sure she sleep then find her phone (usually by side of bed) i would take it put it under the bed so i KNOW im good and could sleep peacefully. Yall be too comfy w/ brauds yall dont know! I give credit to the ladies because most of us are just that rich and STUPID so yall know how to get us. I been caught up too before not knowing being a rookie but next time.. Leave no evidence. Sometimes i would sleep somewhere else leave them all by themselves but id be watching them from my security cam. Fellas be smart we know the p***** is the most powerful thing but dont let it hypnotize you. Ladies when yall do stuff like this, it ruins it for you because we NEVER calling you again. Why mess it up over a proof pic that you twapping a rich dude. Was it worth it? YOOOOOO JAMES WAAAKE UP BRO! zzzzzz…. #feartheblonde ps. This game aint for everybody! I took being a ladies man serious. You got to go all out PROTECT your brand your image.

Thank you, Bow Wow, for this essential, life-changing bit of information. James, please take note. #feartheblonde.

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Chet Hanks, Son of Tom Hanks: “Who Is To Say Only Black People” Can Use The “N” Word ? [VIDEO]


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James Harden Gets Caught Sleeping

And on this episode of #LilSleepyTime…

James Harden, everyone. There’s really nothing wrong here, but it’s always funny when this happens. Like that time Julian Edelman turned up on Snapchat. Today’s victim is recently ousted Houston Rocket and MVP runner-up, James Harden, who forgot to fall asleep with his back facing his bedtime buddy.

It’s okay James, it isn’t that much different than the Spurs stumbling out of some Los Angeles club after getting Chris Paul‘d. Everyone deals with defeat in their own way. Except Twitter. Twitter always deals with defeat the exact same way. See below.



The Do’s and Don’ts of Starting an Instagram Boutique

Social media has changed the way we shop forever.  As fashionistas check for the latest trends on their Instagram feeds, there’s less and less actual storefront shopping happening.   Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Starting an Instagram Boutique