Guardian Life Weekly Catchup
A lot of dots connected themselves this week. We watched in real-time as our favourite stars made statements that made us gasp and solve the puzzle.
Catch up on the trending stories that made the previous week:
Harrysong, real name Harrison Tare Okiri, was picked up at the Lagos airport by the State Police Command this week. Sharing a message via his Instagram story, the 41-year-old singer wrote that the police “won’t allow me to communicate with my people. I got arrested as I landed in Lagos, my phone has been seized and they won’t allow me to communicate with my people.”
Recall that in a recent podcast interview, Harrysong accused music executive Soso Soberekon of ordering assassins to kill him in Port Harcourt. In turn, Soberekon threatened to sue Harrysong for defamation and demanded that the Harrysong pay N500,000,000 in “damages and compensation.
Below the law
For the first time since November 2020, Kanye West’s mayhem was unleashed on Twitter, Friday night. After posting a fuzzy picture of himself and Meta founder, Mark Zuckerberg, performing karaoke, he wrote “Look at this Mark, How you going kick me off Instagram.”
Indeed, that Instagram had actually restricted and removed content from West’s account as a result of multiple rules violations.
The post that violated Instagram’s rules appears to have been a conversation between West and Sean “Diddy” Combs in which West invoked anti-Semitic tropes and claimed that the other musician was under the control of “the Jewish people.”
Notes on greatness
Nicki Minaj is not only securing her place in “Call of Duty”. The rapper, one of the greatest to ever do it, will now be studied at the University of California, Berkeley. The course named “Nicki Minaj: The Black Barbie Femmecee & Hip Hop Feminisms” will educate its students about Minaj’s impact on hip-hop, the industry, and how it connects to the “broader historical-social structures and hip-hop feminisms.” Expectedly, her fan base, the Barbz, were excited. She, in turn, wrote, “I’d love to stop by.” Ladies and gentlemen, that is how you build a legacy.
50 Cent might have to remind himself of “Many Men”’s chorus because it looks like those who wish him death might be within his household. Now, 50’s son, the 25-year-old Marquise Johnson, accused him of paying only $ 6,700 a month in child support.
Reacting, 50 said that it is sad that he and his son’s relationship got strained because of his entitled mother. “I didn’t think that success would cost me my firstborn, but it’s the situation it is. My grandfather used to say, ‘If it rattles like a snake and slithers like a snake, is it a snake or do you need to be bit?…” The Nigerian in us is shocked.