Kanye West-Victim of Identity Theft (TMZ)
Sources close to the situation tell TMZ, a guy Ye knew secretly contacted Philipp Plein, who is staging a big New York Fashion Week event this coming Monday. The guy misrepresented himself to Plein as Kanye’s rep and began negotiations for Kanye to perform … at a STEEP price.
Plein apparently fell for it hook, line and sinker, and they made a deal wherein Kanye would supposedly pocket 7 figures and, in return, he would perform at the NYFW show.
It gets worse. We’re told the guy forged Kanye’s name on the contract and then had a $900,000 advance wired to an account … which the guy promptly cleaned out. (SOURCE)
Hip Hop Stars Grammy No-Show (HipHopDC.com)
Lamar, Drake, and Gambino are all nominated in some of the biggest categories this year, but they might not even show up to the event. The New York Times reported reps for all three declined to answer if they would be attending. (SOURCE)
Cardi Wants All The Cookies (AllHipHop.com)
(AllHipHop News) A California mom is hoping Cardi B’s love of cookies will help her daughter’s Girl Scout troop net a small fortune.
The rapper was thrilled when young fan Kiki Paschall’s video version of Cardi’s “Money” was posted on the official Girl Scouts’ Twitter account, and responded with a generous offer. (SOURCE)