WORD ON THE STREET : 2-16-09

BDAYS
1.  JOHN MCENROE  (50)  –  TENNIS LEGEND
2.  ICE T  (51)  –  RAPPER TURNED ACTOR
3.  LEVAR BURTON  (52)  –  ACTOR
4.  SONNY BONO  –  ENTERTAINER / POLITICIAN
5.  LUPE FIASCO  (27)  –  RAPPER

 

CHRIS BROWN’S 1ST STATEMENT
According to the singer accused of allegedly physically abusing his ex Rihanna… Chris Brown says not to believe everything you read online 

As far as the singers well being & state of mind… Chris’s 1st statement after the horrible incident before the Grammy’s was…”I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person”

As of now… Until all the legalities are out of the way, that’s all the singer plans on saying

 

NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNERS
At Thursday’s (Feb 12) 40th Annual NAACP Image Awards in L.A. singer Jennifer Hudson was honored w/ 3 trophies, including one for “Outstanding New Artist”

Other artists receiving awards were Beyonce, Jamie Foxx & the Black Eyed Peas Will.I.Am

 

EM’s CRACK A BOTTLE, CRACKS THE RECORD
Eminem’s new single “Crack a Bottle” jumps from #78 to #1 on the “Billboard Hot 100”, setting a new 1st wk digital sales record w/ 418,000 downloads

Em’s new record is ranked 3rd all time in weekly digital sales totals behind Flo Rida’s “Low” w/ 467,000 downloads & Lady GaGa’s “Just Dance” w/ 419,000

 

SUGE ATTACKED AGAIN
WOTS… “Suge” Knight was treated in the hospital for facial injuries after being injured in a fight at a local hotel in Arizona

WORD IS… Security @ the “W” hotel called police after 2 groups of guests exchanged “heated words in the VIP area” early on Monday

Shortly after the officers arrived at the hotel, they saw a man punch Suge twice in the head

The former Death Row frontman  was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for facial injuries

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