This Week in Entertainment News (February 15, 2016)

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This week in entertainment news, Bobby Shmurda’s trial is delayed, Pharrell is named co-owner of G-Star, and Ciara is suing Future for $15 million.

First up, rapper Bobby Shmurda’s trial is delayed until May after awaiting trial for 419 days. Shmurda was arrested on December 17, 2014 and has tried several times to appeal his $2 million bail. Judge Abraham Clott, who now resides over the rapper’s case, made the decision to separate Bobby and those who were arrested with him to be tried on separate dates for reasons unknown. Instead of him facing trial on February 22, that date will now be reserved for Alex “A-Rod” Crandon and Rashid “Rasha” Derrisant. On May 11, Ackquille “Bobby Shmurda” Pollard, Chad “Rowdy Rebel” Marshall, Santino “Cueno” Boderick and Nicolas “Montana Flea” McCoy will have their day in court.

Next up, singer, rapper, and record producer Pharrell Williams is named co-owner of G-star RAW, a Dutch denim brand. Pharrell isn’t new to the fashion scene as he is already the founder of the “Billionaire Boys Club” and “Ice Cream,” which are both streetwear brands. He also recently bought back full control of Billionaire Boys Club, a company that was made popular by him in the mid 2000s. After partnering up with G-star RAW he later announced the good news via Twitter. Pharrell had this to say about the partnership, “G-Star is an independently minded and forward thinking company.” From everything from collections to business strategies, Pharrell will have a hand in it.

In our final story, singer Ciara is suing rapper Future for $15 million for slander and libel. After calling off their engagement and ending their relationship the two stars have not been seeing eye to eye on anything. They haven’t been too private about their disagreements and even though Ciara has sent quite a few subliminal shots at the father of her child, she has been nearly as direct as Future who speaks freely via social media and through his many music releases. The lawsuit references not just music but also interviews where Future spoke of her and her new boyfriend Russell Wilson. Ciara stated that she has ensured that Future spends an adequate amount of time with their son, but his visitations only totaled 19 in December 2014. Future won’t take this lawsuit lying down as he is considering a countersuit and will reference the song “I Bet” that Ciara released back in 2015.

JaKia S. Gilbert is a Senior majoring in Mass Communications from Clarksdale, MS. She will be the Entertainment Editor in the Blog section for The Campus Chronicle for the 2015-2016 school year.

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