Catch Up On The Events Of Last Week
It was indeed a week of chaotic revelations from around the world. Most of the consequences of these revelations will have a lasting effect on the lives of the affected. From getting justice to accusations of unfair play, here is a rundown of the trending stories that caught our attention.
The Biggie effect
Lil Wayne, in an interview, revealed he realised he was dealing with mental health issues when he attempted to commit suicide at the age of 12. Thank goodness for Biggie that popped up the screen when he was going to pull the trigger, we wouldn’t have had him now. The five-time Grammy-winning rapper said he opened up about it because he wants to inspire others to take mental health seriously and speak up when they need help. His trouble started at age 10 when he was told that he couldn’t rap – his favourite creative outlet and something he was willing to die for.
US rapper Silento is about to get whopped in jail. Recall that the 23-year-old rapper, who is best known for the 2015 viral hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” was arrested in February for the murder of his 34-year-old cousin, Frederick Rooks. Silento was indicted on four felonies, including one count of malice murder, one count of felony murder, aggravated assault, and gun possession during the commission of a felony. Meanwhile, his PR manager has asked for the public’s prayers and positive energy, while alluding his “series of mental illnesses”.
Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, are facing a new lawsuit by Petty’s victim, Jennifer Hough, over alleged recent harassment and intimidation. Hough cited Minaj’s often repeated claim that Petty was “wrongly accused” in the 1994 incident. Beyond Minaj’s claims, Hough’s lawsuit alleged that Minaj tried to get in touch with her around March 2020, sent people to offer a $500,000 bribe, and offered her $20,000 in cash in exchange for signing a document taking back the rape claim. The lawsuit also claims Minaj sent a birthday video from Minaj to Hough’s daughter as part of the bribe.
Johnny Depp has revealed that he is being boycotted by Hollywood. In his first interview since losing his high-profile “wife-beater” libel suit, he said his fall from grace is an “absurdity of media mathematics.” “Whatever I’ve gone through, I’ve gone through,” he continued. “But, ultimately, this particular arena of my life has been so absurd…” Depp has had a new film to promote but has admitted that his film is not getting the attention it deserves because of the loss. Amid the career crisis in the U.S., Depp is set to be honoured by film festivals outside of the US for his “outstanding contributions.”
If you live long enough in Nigeria, you will quickly find that Nigerians who can afford to save do not joke about their revenue statements. But they were in for one of the many shocks of their lives as the news that a Federal High Court had ordered the temporary freeze of Fintech sites, Bamboo, Chaka, and Risevest, Trove and other accounts for 180 days filtered the air. THE CBN told the court that the forex deals of these companies were affecting the strength of the naira against the United States dollars. It also accused the firms of continuing operations without licenses as asset management companies. In a panic, people took to social media platforms to lament about this new directive.