Here's some pics of guests that have come thru to talk to the Rise & Grind Morning Show, Mikey Dredd, Mina SayWhat and Muthaknows
The Rise & Grind Morning Show Anniversary Party with Mikey Dredd, Mina SayWhat and Muthaknows
Jay-Z held a press conference to announce a 2-day labor day weekend show in Philly that will feature 30 artists. Power 99's On Air Host Mina SayWhat & News Director Lorraine Ballad-Morrill were there. Here are the pictures!
Dwyane Wade appears on the cover of the latest issue of Jet Magazine which hits stands on today. In the issue Dwyane talks about fatherhood and co-parenting. He also touches on why he chose to take custody of his sons, his upbringing without his father and whether he thought he was a good husband.
Tornado Tears Through Oklahoma - Search/ rescue teams, emergency crews and relief teams are in full force after a deadly tornado ripped through Oklahoma City yesterday. At least 51 people are dead, including 20 children. The tornado wiped out entire city blocks and left a path of mangled cars, homes and buildings in its wake. Hospitals are doing their best to keep up with the injured. One hospital alone has 85 injured including 65 children with injuries ranging from minor to critical. President Obama has declared it a major disaster and has made federal aid available to people in several different counties. Donate here
Disney Employer/ Pastor Caught Watching Child Porn - 49 year old Eugene Cuthbert, who is a former Disney employee and pastor, was caught at work writing a sermon while watching kid porn. Security officials determined that he was trying to access unauthorized sites on the Disney serves and was downloading pornos with underage girls. The parishioners from his church were shocked by the allegations saying that he is a nice guy and they couldn't believe he would do something like this. He has sent an apology letter to his employers at disney and is being held on $12.5K bond.
Tire Shop Paying Workers With Crack - A Detroit tire shop is under investigation after it was discovered that the employees were allegedly being paid in crack. The owner of Big C's Tire Shop was giving out crack rocks instead of pay checks. A lot of counterfeit equipment was found in the shop like printers, blank IDs and check stock paper. Residents of the neighborhood hope the crack down(no pun intended) will get the block back in order.
Pizza Worker Commits Lewd Act With Pepperoni - 41 year old John Allison was arrested for exposing his penis in a grocery store and rubbing it with a stick of pepperoni. A store worker said, "I watched him go to the back of the store near the beer and the bakery sections. The guy was standing in a corner ... I thought he was going to steal some merchandise. Instead, he undid what I thought might be his belt. I then saw him unzip his pants." Allison has since been released on $2K bond.
Billboard Has Highest Ratings In 12 Years - This year's Billboard Music Award show pulled in 9.47 million viewers which was up about 28% ofer 2012's viewing audience. For the highly desired 18-49 year old target demographic it was number 1 pulling in 4.6 million viewers in this age bracket. Miguel's instagram famous karate kick may or may not have had an impact on the ratings!
Man Makes 007 Escape After Caught Cheating - Obviously dangling hundreds of feet in the air by the threads of a sheet was more appealing than dealing with the backlash of an angry wife.A new video shows a man in Brazil escaping from an apartment window 007-style after his wife caught him cheating.
Social Media Cracks Joke On Miguel And Drake -
If you missed the Billboard Music Awards you probably didn't miss out on Miguel's drop kick. While attempting to jump over a crowd of viewers Miguel unfortunately landed on the neck of an unsuspecting girl causing instagram and twitter to go wild. There are countless memes that show the fall including one of a girl in a neck brace quoting "But you saw me on stage with Miguel though." There’s another one that says Air-Dorn by Miguel with a picture of a heel with the Nike sign. Then there’s the one where he’s in the ring with 2 wresters drop kicking the air. Second, Drake's outfit from his video for 'No New Friends' made him victim to instajokes. There are countless memes of Drake in his crazy outfit and awkward pose where he leaning to one side. There’s a picture of him doing the smooth criminal lean with MJ and dancing on the soul train line. Drake even partook in some of the fun posting a couple of the memes to his own instagram page.
Tan Mom Video
Porsha Stewart has claimed that estranged husband Kordell Stewart has locked her out of their Georgia home. According to TMZ, in the docs, Porsha has claimed that this has happened on multiple occasions and she's had to beg Kordell's people for a key,which he hasn't given her yet.
Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson was ARRESTED for failing to comply with the rules of his probation! This all stems fr the headbutting incident with his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada.He failed to report to his probation officers, and failed to show proof of enrollment for a domestic violence education class.Plus,Chad Johnson is crying broke and asking a judge to reduce his child support order.
Jay-Z has set the record straight: Beyonce is not pregnant! Ebro Darden, the program director of NYC's Hot 97 and Jay's good friend has revealed that Jay-Z personally emailed him and said that the rumors were "not true."Darden added that Jay-Z said that "the news" is becoming worse than blogs.No more about this preganancy! case closed.
I love me some Mary J. Blige, but this is ridiculous! On top the $900,000 she owes New Jersey, Mary J. Blige has been slapped with a $3.4 million tax bill. The IRS filed a federal tax lien against MJB, claiming that she failed to pay all of her income taxes for 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Billboard Music Award
Top Rap Song - "Thrift Shop" Macklemore featuring Ryan Lewis
Top R&B Song - "Diamonds" Rihanna
Top Rap Album - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Nicki Minaj
Top R&B Album - Unapologetic Rihanna
Top Rap Artist - Nicki Minaj
Top R&B Artist - Rihanna
Milestone Award - Justin Bieber ( and they started to boo him during his speech after he addressed the "BS" people say about him)
If you missed the show all you need to know is Billboard put pop artists like Flo Rida and Psy in the rap category. Miguel dropped kicked a woman, Tracy Morgan needs to learn to read, Nicki Minaj made it clap and touched her pum pum on network tv (smh) and and J-Lo is doing pelvic thrusts.Saturday Night Live
Kanye Premiered A New Song "Black Skinheads" followed by a new song called "New Slaves" he premiered on Friday using visuals on 66 buildings across the world. His album is going to be called "Yeezus" and is rumored to be dropping on June 18th. Watch both performances below.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES -- MAY 17-19
1. Star Trek: Into Darkness, $70.6 million
2. Iron Man 3, $35.2 million
3. The Great Gatsby, $23.4 million
4. Pain & Gain, $3.1 million
5. The Croods, $2.75 million
6. 42, $2.73 million
7. Oblivion, $2.2 million
8. Mud, $2.16 million
9. Peeples, $2.15 million
10. The Big Wedding, $1.1 million
Weekend Watchers happens every Mondays at 9:55a and Fridays 9:55a with @MinaSayWhat on @power99philly.
Billboard Award Gets Rap Wrong - I was watching the Billboard Music Awards and I was really surprised at what the Billboard establishment considers hip hop. Top Rap Artist - Drake, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Flo Rida, PSY. Then they made it worse when they announced the nominees for top rap song. Top Rap Song Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz - "Mercy" Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz - "Thrift Shop" Flo Rida - "Whistle" Flo Rida Featuring Sia - "Wild Ones" PSY - "Gangnam Style" Honestly, they are so out of touch and if they didn't know maybe they should have put someone on their panel that knows what they are talking about and nominate some real rap artists. If you missed the show all you need to know besides that is Miguel droped kicked a woman, Tracy Morgan needs to learn to read, and J-Lo is doing pelvic thrusts.
Powerball Winner - The winner of the $590.5 million Powerball bought his/her ticket at a grocery store in Zephyrhills, Florida. The small town has a population of 13K and residents are trying to figure out which one of their neighbors became an overnight multi multi millionaire. The winner(s) have not come forward yet and lottery execs want them to turn in their ticket asap. The winner will either take annual payments or a lump sum of $371 million. This person definitely beat the odds because the chance of winning was 1 in 175.2 million. Now in New Jersey someone won half of the Mega Millions that was 190 million.
The Rudest States Revealed - To rank the states on their rudeness, researchers listened to 600-thousand phone calls made between consumers and businesses and made note of each time they heard a swear word, or "please" or "thank you." People from Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey, Louisiana and Illinois were found to curse the most. People from Washington, Massachusetts, Arizona, Texas and Virginia were found to be least likely to curse. The most polite states were found to be South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland, Louisiana and Georgia The most rudest states were Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Indiana, Tennessee and Ohio.
STD's ... There's An App For That - With more than 110 million sexually transmitted infections among men and women at any given time, there are new high tech ways to protect yourself. One way is Qpid.me which allows users to share their HIV results with other people. The status update comes directly from their health care provider and shows the date that the individual was tested. Another app is called STD triage. If you think that you may have contracted an STD the app allows you to take a picture of the symptom send it in and get a response and diagnosis from a doctor within a couple of days. According to a report, developers in the United Kingdom are creating a mobile "kit" that will work with smartphones and personal computers to test users for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). People who suspect they have been infected will be able to put urine or saliva on to a computer chip about the size of a USB chip, plug it into their phone or computer and receive a diagnosis within minutes, telling them which, if any, sexually transmitted infection (STI) they have.
Teen Killed Over IPad In Vegas - A teenage boy in Las Vegas was killed over his iPad yesterday. An 18 year old and 21 year old were arrested and charged with open murder, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery. The 15 year old boy was walking down the street with the iPad in his hand when one of the suspects jumped out of a car and tried to steal it from him. The boy wouldn't let go of the tablet and was dragged and then run over by the SUV the suspects were in. He later died at the hospital. Police say that if you are in a similar situation just let go of your device.
Baby Loves Bugatti - Most people turn up when they hear Ace Hood's Bugatti but others burst out into hysterical laughter. An adorable video shows a baby boy laughing uncontrollably every time her hears 'I woke up in a new Bugatti!'.
Obamas and Kerri Washington Speak At Graduations - There were countless college and university commencements this year, some had better speakers than others. The lucky students at George Washington University in Washington, DC had the lovely Kerry Washington, who studied theater at GWU, as their commencement speaker. Washington will now be referred to as Dr. considering she got an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the school. Obama served as the commencement speaker for Morehouse College in Atlanta. Graduates had nothing but great things to say about the 30 minute speech and he asked them to commit to service and helping one another.
Michelle also spoke at a Tennessee High School and crack jokes on Obama past failure. Her message was to never give up.
Yahoo Buying Tumblr - Yahoo has decided to buy popular blogging site, Tumblr, for $1.1 billion…cash. Yahoo's chief executive says that buying the social networking site will give the company new life- helping it to appeal to a younger audience and bringing it into the social networking world. This surpasses the largest social networking buying transaction- passing Facebook's $1 billion.
#SayWhat News (weird, outrageous, surprising and crazy news) goes down at 6:55a, 7:55a, 8:55a and 9:55a everyday with @MinaSayWhat on @Power99Philly.
Parents at a local charter school say a teacher crossed the line, and they say there is video to prove it. KHOU was told that the video was taken by a student in a classroom at Northwest Preparatory Academy. It shows a boy visibly distraught as he is being scolded by a man. The boy appears to be begging for it to stop, but the teacher keeps at it. The video ends with the man on top of the boy and a portion of the boy's bottom exposed to the classroom. WOW! Click here to see the video.