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Vybz Kartel Trial After Fourt Weeks, No Verdict

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Vybz Kartel murder trial highlight the deficiency of the Jamaican justice system. After four weeks in the Home Circuit court, there is still no verdict.

The highly publicized trial was scheduled to be wrapped up in three weeks, but is now going into its fifth week.

NEWS: Jurors Frustrated With Vybz Kartel Murder Trial, Media Locked Out

Most of this week, former head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Cybercrime Unit, Patrick Linton, gave testimony behind closed doors.

On Friday Justice Lennox Campbell indicated that Linton will be called back to the stand on Monday. Therefore, the jury and the media will not be allowed back in court until next week Tuesday.

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group chief technology officer at telecommunications provider Digicel, Mario Assad, also testified in court on Friday afternoon.

The defense attorneys also indicated that the prosecution star witness will be called back to the witness stand next week.

This week Vybz Kartel’s legal team, headed by Tom Tavares-Finson complained about the slow movement of the trial leading up the the Christmas holiday.

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Kartel, born Adidja Palmer is on trial for the alleged murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. His protege Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones, André St John, and Shane Williams are also charged with Williams’ murder.

According to police officers, the accused men beat Clive Williams to death on August 16, 2011 at a house in Havendale, St. Andrew.

His body was never found.

Will we have a verdict before Christmas?

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TAMEKA SPEAKS: Vows To Try For Custody Again In A Few Weeks, Calls Usher’s Hug A Media Ploy


Today’s emergency custody hearing between Tameka & Usher Raymond ended in Usher’s favor.  But Tameka had some words after her request for custody was dismissed.  Check out what she said inside….


Today’s hearing was about Tameka asking to temporarily have custody of the kids until a full hearing occurs (August 27th).  At the full hearing, she will ask to modify how much time she gets with the kids and custody decisions will be made.

When asked by HLN’s Ryan Smith how she felt about the outcome, Tameka said:

"I just want to get back to where my son is. I’ll be back in court on the 27th. And we’ll revisit all of this. It was only a very small amount of evidence that was allowed because this was an emergency and we were trying to get something changed immediately. But for the long term, I’ll see on the 27th."

And about how Cinco’s doing:

"He’s doing OK. Getting back to normal. Soon I’ll be with him."

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But it’s that hug that Usher walked over to her table to give, once the judge ruled that Usher would keep full custody, that folks were wondering about.  When asked what Usher whispered to her, Tameka laughed and said:

"That was a media ploy…."

Womp.  Her lawyer cut her off saying, "It was private".


Photos: Splash, TMZ Video

Nicki Minaj + David Guetta Shooting Video For ‘Turn Me On’: This Week’s Best Tweets

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Great news for all you Barbies out there! Not only is Nicki Minaj‘s song with David Guetta been certified gold, but she and the famed French producer/DJ will be shooting a music video for it! And an extra dose of good news for Minaj fans in the U.K., the rapper herself will be going on a short promotional tour in support of her new album, ‘Roman in Moscow,’ next month! Get ready for anarchy in the U.K.!

Elsewhere in the Twitterverse, Big Boi and Andre 3000 were in a studio together. We here at PopCrush are really hoping for some new Outkast tunes! Please? What if we ask nicely?

Not only are Big Boi and Andrew 3000 working on new material, but so are Ludacris and Timbaland. Luda tweeted that he and the hitmaker are in the studio putting in work on his new album tentatively titled, ‘Ludaversal.’ (Full disclosure: We really hope he changes that.)

And we must recognize that Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo‘s sly relationship is once again rearing it’s head on the Twitter waves. Mr. Derulo had a special “guest” on his Twitter account this week. Maybe Ms. Sparks is acting as Derulo’s (ahem) nurse after unfortunately fracturing his neck.

Read what your favorite stars were chirping about this week!

Next: David Guetta

Nick Cannon Gives Update From L.A. Hospital: This Week’s Best Tweets

Nick Cannon has had quite the week. After falling ill due to minor kidney failure, the radio host, rapper, father and hubby to Mariah Carey tweeted that he underwent surgery at a hospital in Los Angeles. Of course, we’re sending well wishes and healthy vibes to Nick and his family as he’s on the mend!

Elsewhere on Twitter this week, Ludacris announced he’ll be opening a restaurant called Chicken & Beer in the Grand Concourse terminal in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Hmm…wonder what they’ll be serving?

Simon Cowell sent well wishes via Twitter  to the family of Kerry McGregor, a finalist on the U.K.’s version of ‘X Factor,‘ as she lost her battle with bladder cancer this week. The Scottish born-singer leaves behind a son, Joshua, just seven years-old. May she rest in peace.

First: Nick Cannon

Today’s Best Tweets: Nicki Minaj to Drop ‘Stupid H–’ and ‘Roman In Moscow’ Videos in Two Weeks

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All the Barbz around the world will finally get to see some new Nicki Minaj material! The rapper confirmed via Twitter today she will release videos for ‘Stupid H–,’ and ‘Roman In Moscow,’ in two weeks! Rihanna was soliciting a bit of advice from her biggest fans on deciding a new single while Lady Gaga was getting excited for dropping the ball (literally) in Times Square on New Years Eve. Jessica Simpson was having some interesting pregnancy food cravings and Selena Gomez’s dog joined the family at the dinner table. Wiz Khalifa was experiencing some minor head trauma after sleeping in pig tails (truth is stranger than fiction sometimes, people) and the Script was reminiscing about a very rockstar moment. Read what your favorite stars were chirping about today!

2 wks! > RT @MINAJ_believer: @NICKIMINAJ Can you please inform us on the release dates for the SH & RIM video’s?

I need answers!!!! #NEXTSINGLE #TTT… Ok DONE!!!! I like what I see…and decisions are MADE!!! #NEXTSINGLE… And we on da same page…(For the most part)

And I’m so looking forward to performing on NYE+dropping the Ball with Mayor Bloomberg! What an honor as a New Yorker! #citydoll

Kraft mac and cheese w lawry’s seasoning salt is the breakfast for pregnant champions!!!

I Not Sleepin Wit Pigtails In Anymore. Woke Up Wit A Headache

Getting so drunk at 18 that I fell down the stairs in front of U2 was probably my most rock’n’roll moment – what’s yours? D

One time I forgot my phone on the way to the bathroom. I’ve never felt so scared and alone.

jealous of the old lady i just saw in my neighborhood rocking the fleece coat with the wolf silk-screen on the back.


The beginning of TheYBF.com’s 4 week marathon holiday giveaway is here!  It’s our FAVE time of year here at the YBF offices….so we’re celebrating by giving YOU some of our fave ish we’ve seen this year every week till Christmas.


We’re kicking off week 1 with some of our fave lingerie from one of our fave lines (especially great for the CGU chicks). Enter inside….

For Young Black and FABULOUS chicks looking for that perfect fit…we’ve teamed up with one of our fave brands, Lunaire, to give FIVE fab readers (1) lingerie set each from the collection of their choice!

My fellow CGU chicks (Curvy Girls United) will also love this.

Celebrity fave Lunaire offers "prettier" bras and panties from cups C to DDD! No longer do you need to keep it plain and nude.  Now we’re keeping it SEXY.

Lunaire prides itself on developing the perfect fit and flawless shape for the woman with more than bee stings.  The line is available at FreshPair.com and Macy’s.

To enter YBF’s giveaway, submit your Name and Phone number to Giveaways@theybf.com. Put “Lunaire“ in the subject line.  Contest ends ends November 27th at midnight E/T.

*** All entries will be collected and used for future mailings.***

GOOD LUCK & Have a Young, Black, and Fabulous Holiday!

PON DE REPLAY: 10-Year Flashback Of Catwalks And Fashion Weeks!

It’s fashion week in New York City again and wohoo.co.uk invites you to walk down catwalks of the past….when Lil’ Kim was the Queen Bee of the front row, Kimora & her Baby Phat show were the hottest tickets in town, Bow Wow was Angela Simmons’ boo thang and Andre 3000 was the most interesting "dapper" dude we knew. Check out front rows and catwalks from the last 10 years inside…

Get in a FASHION WEEK mood and check out who’s been hitting the front rows and catwalks since 2001.  Like a remixed Destiny’s Child making one of their first FW appearances together:

My how things change.  Peep the gallery below…

Fashion Week Flashback! The Last 10 Years….