The buck stops here -- at least as far as going beyond a divorce is concerned.
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Last week, it was reported that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke clapped back hard at that Blurred Lines lawsuit — appealing the verdict that they committed copyright infringement against Marvin Gaye's Got to Give It Up.
Throughout the drawn out court battle, the singers expressed the sentiment that paying homage to an earlier era and making a song reminiscent of a sound shouldn't fall under copyright infringement.
And it looks like a TON of musicians agree — because 212 artists, composers, and producers have filed a brief with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the bid by Williams, Thicke, and T.I. to overturn the decision.
Musicians from all corners of the industry have banded together to support the appeal, claiming that the Blurred Lines creators deserve victory on grounds that the court's ruling will set a precedent that will "stifle creativity" and "impede the creative process."
Among those who threw their names in the ring are the members of Train, Linkin Park, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Black Crowes, Fall Out Boy, as well as Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Hall & Oates' John Oates, R. Kelly, Hans Zimmer, Jennifer Hudson, Jean Baptiste, Evan Bogart and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse).
The artist's brief, penned by entertainment attorney Ed McPherson, states:
Well, R. Kelly clearly has a type.
According to reports, the 49-year-old has struck up a romance with 19-year-old model and student Halle Calhoun. Considering the rapper was once accused of having inappropriate relations with a 15-year-old and other minors, the large age-gap has piqued the interest of the media and fans.
Over the weekend, the Ignition singer essentially confirmed his alleged relationship when he took Ms. Calhoun out on the town in Atlanta. The two caused quite a stir at a popular night club and sources say the two were inseparable the entire night.
Similarly to R.K., Halle has been just as showy with their budding romance. The hottie regularly posts pics of her man aka "Kells" to social media.
Check out one of Halle's snaps (below)!
Another day, another Kanye West rant.
In a new interview with BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac airing Monday evening, the 39-year-old discussed a wide array of topics including (but not limited to): why Kim Kardashian West won't cook him greens, his declaration to run for POTUS, and his desire to create minimalist furniture for Ikea.
We've all seen his KUWTK wife's snaps as she prepares "Soul Food Sundays," but one thing she didn't cook herself? Greens.
Her husband revealed:
"When my wife cooks for me I will always ask for greens and she never wants to cook the greens because they take three hours to cook."
Oh?! Ain't nobody got time for that — especially Kimmy K!
The Famous rapper also chatted about his desire to dabble in the world of furniture design:
Rihanna seems to be having a t-shirt moment lately.
On Sunday she was spotted in a tee with the People's Princess on the front, and on Monday she hit up Da Silvano restaurant in NYC in a top emblazoned with R. Kelly's face.
The Work singer, who is celebrating the song's 7th consecutive week at number 1, styled the shirt with brown leather pants that weren't even tight and a pair of pointy-toed white ankle boots.
Then there was that baseball cap, Louis Vuitton crossbody, and black trench to tie it all together.
So much to take in here!
Have you noticed Rih's been dressing especially eclectic lately?
We're not sure how we feel about it all.
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Well this is uncomfortable.
The I Believe I Can Fly singer was abused by a family member from the time he was seven until he was 15, and even discussed the incidences in his memoir Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me. Though the 49-year-old did not identify the female relative that took advantage of him, the Ignition performer did recount a memory about going to McDonald's with his mother.
Unfortunately, what we assume was supposed to be a fond memory just kind of came off creepy since the Chicago native declared that he had a "serious, serious crush" on his momma.
R. Kelly's logic has always been a little bit… off.
In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, the singer opened up on Bill Cosby's numerous sexual assault allegations and how he feels about the charges against the comedian. Needless to say, the sit down was all over the place and very R. Kelly.
What makes the confessional even more inneresting is Kelly's past with child pornography.
For those who don't remember, back in 2002 a videotape surfaced of the now 49-year-old reportedly engaging in sexual acts with an underage girl. While cops found additional images of the minor in R.'s home, 21 charges of child pornography were dropped in 2008 due to "reasonable doubt" stemming over the identities of the people in the video.
Essentially, the father was let off because a jury couldn't tell for sure whether or not it was him in the heinous clip.
Considering the Chicago native's background, GQ questioned him on Cosby's innocence to which he replied: