Black Eyed Peas General Manager Polo Molina has been charged with assaulting celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. Molina turned himself in today (June 22), after an incident after the MuchMusic Awards, which took place last night in Toronto, Canada. Hilton lashed out at BEP member will.I.am in a teary statement, accusing the rapper/producer of helping to orchestrate the attack. As of press time, charges have not been filed against will.I.am.
Rapper MURS has partnered with peta2 to raise awareness among his fans of the abuse of chickens in slaughterhouses that supply fast-food giant McDonalds. The politically active rapper, who is also a longtime vegetarian, is urging other young people to boycott the company until they adopted the controlled-atmosphere killing (CAK) method, which, according to peta2, eliminates some of the worst abuses that birds suffer during the slaughter process. As part of his support of the boycott, led by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals youth initiative, MURS will appear on a series of anti-McDonalds postcards to be distributed during this years Rock The Bells tour. peta2 will aso set up information tables at each stop of the Tour.
Today (June 22), the day before his debut album Tha Connect hits stores, DTP/Def Jam recording artist Willie Northpole will be honored by his hometown as an official Friend of the City. In an official ceremony led by Phoenix District 8 Councilman Michael E. Johnson, the rapper will be recognized for putting the city on the map in the Hip-Hop word. The rapper is also being recognized for his efforts in the community, including his routine involvement in youth-geared initiatives and his involvement with various charities across the city.