May 2014 In Review: Top Hip Hop News Stories Of The Month
Ray J reportedly offers sex tape earnings as wedding gift to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Jay Z is attacked by Solange Knowles and Floyd Mayweather tells T.I. "these hoes ain't loyal."
In May, Ray J made headlines when he reportedly offered to give Kanye West and Kim Kardashian a wedding present. Jay Z was attacked by Solange Knowles in an elevator and Floyd Mayweather says he told T.I. "these hoes ain't loyal" after getting in an altercation with the rapper regarding Tiny, Tip's wife.
Ray J Offers Sex Tape Profits To Kanye West & Kim Kardashian As Wedding Present
Before Kanye West and Kim Kardashian officially became a married couple, reports surfaced that Ray J offered a portion of his sex tape profits to West and Kardashian as a wedding present.
The singer reportedly offered to give the couple approximately $47,000, a portion which reportedly represents four months of his 2014 profits from a pornographic film that he made with Kim Kardashian.
Vivid Entertainment says the tape has grossed $50 million since its release seven years ago. Kardashian reportedly makes at least the same amount of Ray J, though her profits were not published.
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Jay Z Attacked By Solange Knowles, Additional Footage Released
Jay Z was attacked by his sister-in-law Solange Knowles in a hotel elevator during an event in New York City. The attack, which featured Solange punching and kicking Jay Z, was caught on tape and released to the public. Speculation about the attack led to several reports from various sources regarding what happened. Days after the clip was revealed, Jay Z, Beyonce and Solange released a joint statement about the matter.
"As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it,” the statement says. "Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.
"The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false," the statement continues. "At the end of the day families have problems and we're no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We've put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same."
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Floyd Mayweather To T.I.: "These Hoes Ain't Loyal"
Floyd Mayweather reportedly told T.I. "these hoes ain't loyal" following an altercation the two had, reportedly over Tiny, T.I.'s wife.
"That's what I told T.I.," Mayweather says in the clip. "These hoes ain't loyal."
The boxer said this as Chris Brown's "Loyal" played in the background of Larry Flynt's Hustler nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The two were reportedly involved in an altercation prior to this.
T.I. reportedly confronted Mayweather and a scuffle ensued. T.I. later said he did not obtain any injuries on his face as a result of the brawl, but acknowledged that he injured his hand.
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