Catch Up On What Happened The Previous Week
We had some riveting news to forward to. From one of the queens of hustling showing the world that fuelling your dreams passionately can earn you the billionaire status, to people’s ignorance in the public eye.
Catch up on all the trending stories that made the previous week:
Hustler of the year
Well, some exciting news. Say hello to another world female billionaire… the queen, Rihanna. The artiste and fashion mogul is officially the wealthiest female musician in the world. According to Forbes, Rihanna is now worth $1.7 billion (£1.2 billion), making her the second wealthiest female entertainer on the planet, behind Oprah Winfrey with $2.7billion (£1.9billion). Interestingly, the bulk of the Barbadian singer’s fortune ($1.4billion/£1billion) comes from her 50 per cent stake in her acclaimed cosmetics line Fenty Beauty and her lingerie company, Savage x Fenty (both in the one-billion-dollar valuation) and her earnings as a musician and actor.
A few days after DaBaby tweeted that he is ready to be an ICON, he has been dropped by festivals after making homophobic comments and false statements about AIDS during a recent performance.
DaBaby sparked widespread backlash after saying, “If you didn’t show up today with HIV, AIDS, any of them sexually transmitted diseases that’ll make you die in two, three weeks, put your cell phone light up. He also made homophobic comments and insulting statements about women. Apologising about being unintentionally “insensitive”, he explained he meant that his gay fans didn’t have AIDS because they “got class” and were not “nasty” or “junkies.”
Rage and results
A groom still wearing his tuxedo was arrested on his wedding night after he shot a man he suspected of having an affair with his new wife, Williams. Devin Jose Jones, 30, was in a car with his bride and her friend when traffic came to a standstill due to an accident. An argument broke out in the car with Jones accusing the friend and his wife of being romantically involved. Jones then pulled out a gun and the friend bolted out of the vehicle. Williams, in turn, barricaded herself inside an ambulance while Jones tried to force his way into the vehicle. The rage *sheesh*
It has now been revealed that R&B singer Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash, didn’t want to get on the plane because she had a headache but she was carried on board unconscious after being given a sedative, a book by music journalist, Kathy Iandoli reads. Recall that the well-known nervous flier died after a plane crashed less than a minute after take-off. Besides this, the pilot had reportedly faked his license and was under the influence of alcohol and cocaine. However, what remained a mystery since the crash was why Aaliyah had boarded the plane, despite there being a chartered jet due to pick her up the following day.
Wash and wear
Just when Nigerians were still trying to wrap their heads around the disqualification of 10 athletes because of the administrative negligence of Nigerian officials, Team Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, a three-time national champion, and two-time African champion, shared a video of him washing his “only” jersey ahead of the shot put final. He wrote: “When you made the Olympic Finals, but you only have one jersey,” sparking criticisms from Nigerians around the world. Although it is not clear why he has one jersey, this embarrassment is linked to the refusal of the Ministry of Sports to use the PUMA wears secured Shehu Gusau-led AFN (Athletics Federation of Nigeria).