So ive been busy at work aka concept shopping aka making money walk… but here is a snap shot of whats been going on in the world!
Beware this is A LONG ONE!!!!!!!!!
WE LOVE WAKA FLOCKA PART ONE:
The beef between Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane may be over but no one sent the memo to their respective crews.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the two camps were involved in a dispute in downtown ATL this afternoon (March 4). Shots were fired today at around 4 p.m. at Walters Clothing store but no one was injured.
The altercation started when Wacka Flocka Flame, a member of Gucci’s 1017 Brick Squad and the son of rap manager Debra Antney (Gucci, Nicki Minaj), and his affiliates spotted Jeezy’s crew in the store. After the fight broke out, Flocka’s bodyguard allegedly fired his weapon. He is currently in police custody.
“There was a physical altercation inside the location between several men,” Atlanta Police spokesman James Polite told the AJC. One of the men produced a gun “and as a result a private armed security guard of a local entertainer discharged his weapon.”
An employee at Walters said that the “O Let’s Do It” rapper suffered injuries. “Whoever he is he’s got a big swollen eye now,” he said.
As previously reported, Waka was just shot last January in a botched robbery attempt.
Gucci and Jeezy publicly squashed their long-standing beef live on DJ Drama’s Hot 107.9 radio show in December.
WE LOVE CROOKED ARCHITECTS :
Robert M. Scarano Jr., a Brooklyn architect who has long been criticized by community groups for flouting zoning laws, was barred by the Department of Buildings on Wednesday from filing construction plans — threatening, at least temporarily, his ability to work as an architect in the city.
Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times
Robert M. Scarano Jr. was accused of making false or misleading statements about plans for an L-shape lot at Manhattan Avenue and Freeman Street to build “bigger structures.”
Robert Stolarik for The New York Times
One of the buildings by Mr. Scarano, at 57-59 Maspeth Avenue, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, dwarfs its neighbors.
Robert Stolarik for The New York Times
Some Scarano buildings, like 78 Ten Eyck Street, have mezzanines. Whether they count in the buildings’ size is disputed.
Robert Stolarik for The New York Times
Two other Scarano buildings, at 63 and 69 Stagg Street in Brooklyn, also raised the mezzanine issue.
The order, which applies both to pending applications that Mr. Scarano has before the Buildings Departmentand to any new ones he might want to file, came after a scathing recommendation by an administrative law judge, who found that he had made numerous false statements about three properties in Brooklyn.
The judge, Joan R. Salzman, accused Mr. Scarano of “deliberately overbuilding” and said some of his filings were “so deceptive that they call to mind out-and-out fraud.”
“False filings lead to chaos,” she wrote. Mr. Scarano, the fourth architect to be barred from submitting documents under a 2007 state law, did not return calls seeking comment. A spokeswoman, Linda Alexander, said in a statement that his company, Scarano Architect PLLC, “is pursing all avenues available to reverse the erroneous rulings that were issued today.”
Mr. Scarano’s lawyer, Raymond T. Mellon, said he would most likely challenge the constitutionality of the 2007 law, which authorizes the city to bar licensed architects.
In the building boom of the last decade, Mr. Scarano emerged as one of Brooklyn’s more prolific and controversial architects, a favored choice of developers looking to capitalize on rising real estate values but the scourge of many community groups, who complained that his buildings dwarfed the structures around them, blocking views and sunlight. Now, city officials have found that they also often dwarfed the plans Mr. Scarano filed to get them built.
“Mr. Scarano repeatedly submitted false documents in an attempt to circumvent the law and have illegal buildings approved,” the buildings commissioner, Robert D. LiMandri, said. “Licensed professionals must understand they have an obligation to follow the law so the safety and quality of life of our neighborhoods are not compromised.”
The current charges grew out of a 2008 inquiry by the city’s Department of Investigation and the Buildings Department. In 2006, the city brought charges against Mr. Scarano claiming that he violated zoning rules or building codes in the design of more than two dozen apartment buildings, many in Williamsburg, and also that he failed to guarantee safe conditions at a building site on Ocean Parkway where a worker was killed in a wall collapse. The charges were settled.
The city’s public advocate, Bill de Blasio, who opposed projects that Mr. Scarano designed in Carroll Gardens when Mr. De Blasio represented the neighborhood in the City Council, called the decision gratifying. He seemed to always have nine lives and get away with it.” Mr. De Blasio said.
The implications for Mr. Scarano’s firm and its current projects were not immediately clear; another licensed architect in the office could, in theory, submit the firm’s applications and building plans. The firm’s Web site says it handles 300 projects a year. Mr. Scarano has said that 99 percent of his work was in New York City.
Despite complaints about dozens of his projects in recent years, Mr. Scarano was ultimately brought down by his work on just three buildings, including one project, at 145 Snediker Avenue in East New York, where the issue was a lamppost.
Judge Salzman found that Mr. Scarano took pictures that falsely gave the impression that a lamppost was farther away from a driveway than it actually was.
“I find that the only purpose of respondent’s peculiar photographs was to try to elicit a final construction approval to which respondent’s client was in no way entitled,” she wrote, “and, in short, to deceive the department, or, in common parlance, to ‘put one over’ on the department, to ‘pull a fast one.’ ”
Mr. Scarano was also cited for a raft of false or misleading statements in plans he submitted for an L-shape lot at Freeman Street and Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, in order to build bigger structures than were permitted. “These were not inadvertent errors,” the judge wrote. “Respondent knew what he was doing.”
An earlier version of this article misstated the address of one of Mr. Scarano’s Brooklyn buildings as 145 Snediker Street.
WE LOVE WAKA FLOCKA PART TWO:
Violence continues to follow Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame. Just one day after getting into a scuffle with Young Jeezy’s camp at a local clothing store, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that eight young men—ranging in age from 14 to 18—were shot following the “O Let’s Do It” rapper’s concert in Indiana.
According to the Post-Tribune, the shooting took place in the parking lot of the World of Skates in Gary, Indiana, following Flame’s set last Friday (March 5). The victims suffered wounds in the legs, wrist, stomach and back. Their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Cmdr. Michael Mallett told the Post-Tribune that he believes a hype man that took to the stage before Flocka may have been responsible for igniting the incident, by dividing the audience into East vs. West.
“The kids have separated themselves into East and West sides,” he said. “They’ve been doing it for many years now, but it’s gotten worse, especially when you have entertainers making references to East Side vs. West Side. The youth in our community have taken it to heart.”
One of the victims has described his assailant as a Black man with dreadlocks who was wearing a red hat. As of press time police have not made any arrests.
As previously reported, Waka was also, just recently a victim in a shooting of his own. The Gucci Mane associate suffered two gunshot wounds in a botched robbery attempt last January. —Elan Mancini
WE LOVE THE BLACKLIST HITTING PARIS!!!!
This is shocking and super scary. I received this news alert from Women’s Wear Daily last night during dinner.
In other Balenciaga news, noticeably absent from Thursday’s front row was French Vogue editor in chief Carine Roitfeld and her team. They were barred from the show. “We’re blacklisted,” Roitfeld said with a shrug at Nina Ricci later in the day. “It’s too bad, it’s a beautiful house and it’s French. I hope that it’s not forever.” She noted Balenciaga no longer advertises in the magazine or lends it clothes, but stopped short of giving any reason for the rift. “Ask them,” she offered. A Balenciaga spokesman declined comment.
It’s no secret that the House of Balenciaga, which is owned by Gucci Group/PPR, is super conservative when it comes to their show but to blacklist Carine Roitfeld (who wore Balenciaga in last year’s CNN feature as above) and her Vogue Paris team means something serious happened behind closed doors.
weed steeler is currently contacting some of our affiliates in london for more info on this topic!
WE LOVE WAKA FLOCKA PART 3:
its at the bottom of the article that i plagerized….
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“Shout-out to my n*gga that can’t fight man,” Flocka said on-stage at a concert. “Eh, shout-out to the n*gga that snuffed me and ran. The n*gga that look like Martin Lawrence, they call him D*ck Pulla. When I say f*ck, y’all say ‘C.T.E.’. F*ck! [C.T.E.!], F*ck! [C.T.E.!]. When I say ‘Free,’ y’all say ‘Gucci!'” (Hip Hops Heart Beat)