IT WAS A GOOD DAY
According to an overzealous fan the “Good Day” Ice Cube was talking about in his 1993 song “It Was a Good Day” HAS to be January 20th, 1992. “Donovan” analyzed the lyrics of
Cube’s song and says according to his research, January 20th, 1992 is the only day where:
1.) “Yo! MTV Raps” was on air.
2.) It was a clear and smog-less day in Los Angeles.
3.) Beepers were commercially available.
4.) The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Seattle SuperSonics.
5.) And Ice Cube had no events to attend, and was free to chill.
Back in the day, Ice cube had this to say about his song: Quote, “The inspiration was my life at the time . . . I was at the top of the rap game. It was the summer of ’92 and I was in a hotel room, really in a state of euphoria. “I had all the money I had dreamed of. I was in a good frame of mind. And I remember thinking, ‘Okay, there’s been the riots, people know I will deal with that. That’s a given. But I rap all this gangsta stuff, what about all the good days I had?”
THE HELP AT THE SAG AWARDS
The Help cleaned up at the SAG awards this weekend. Octavia Spencer took home a trophy for Best Supporting Actress, the cast won for Best Cast in a Motion Picture and
Viola Davis Won best Actress for her role in the film and thanked Meryl Streep and Cicely Tyson for inspiring her.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN… BREAK THE LAW?
“So You Think You Can Dance” choreographer Alex Da Silva has just been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping a former dance student … and assaulting another. 43-year-old Da Silva was arrested back in 2009 and charged with multiple felonies stemming from allegations he raped and sexually assaulted four women … all former dance students between the ages of 20 and 26. Da Silva was only convicted of one count of rape and one count of assault with intent to commit rape. The jury deadlocked on the remaining charges, which were subsequently dismissed. Da Silva — who appeared on Seasons 1-4 of SYTYCD — was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
CHRISTINA SINGS ETTA PROUD
CHRISTINA AGUILERA performed ETTA JAMES’ song “At Last” at her funeral in California on Saturday. Etta passed away on January 20th. She was 73. Before singing, Christina said,
quote, “Out of all the singers that I’ve ever heard, she was the one that cut right to my soul and spoke to me . . . Etta, this song is for you.” The ceremony also featured STEVIE WONDER singing with the church choir, and REVEREND AL SHARPTON delivering the eulogy. Sharpton also read a statement from PRESIDENT OBAMA, who danced with MICHELLE OBAMA to “At Last” during his first inaugural ball. It part, in read, quote, “Etta will be remembered for her legendary voice and her contributions to our nation’s musical heritage. I know she will be sorely missed by all those who knew and loved her.” And Sharpton ended the eulogy saying, quote, “At last, you can find peace now! At last, you can get your reward now. At last, you can get the gratitude of the savior now. Go on home Etta, get your reward . . . At last! At last! At last!”
COREY GUNZ ARRESTED FOR GUN POSSESSION
Young Money rapper Cory Gunz was arrested for gun possession in the Bronx, New York, on the weekend after police discovered a loaded firearm on him. “The details are still sketchy,
but I can confirm that he was arrested with a firearm yesterday in the Bronx,” his father Peter Gunz told MTV News. “They caught him around 2 p.m. in the afternoon with a loaded gun
in his knapsack.” He called the search “illegal” and explained the events leading up to his son’s arrest. “I spoke to the arresting officer, and so far, what I’m hearing from him is that they
got a phone call at the station saying they should ‘look out,’” Gunz said. “According to [the officer], they didn’t know he was Cory Gunz. They just saw a bunch of kids following him
around.” This is the 24-year-old MC’s first run-in with the law, but his father is still concerned about the consequences. “At the end of the day, there’s a reason for everything, but at the
same time, in New York, it’s mandatory jail time,” he said. “To go to a precinct and see your son, your junior, in handcuffs, it’s heartbreaking. Anytime you see your child in jail, in the
cell, in handcuffs, it’s very hard. He’s walked down some of the same paths that I walked down, but you never want to see your kids go through what you went through.”
SEAL SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HIS ANGER ISSUES
Does Seal need classes in anger management, or is he just a defensive daddy? According to the Grammy winner, it’s the latter. In an interview with Piers Morgan that airs tonight on CNN, Seal spoke out—post-Heidi Klum split—on reports about his “violent temper” coming out around his kids. So what was his excuse for losing his cool recently on camera recently?
He was just looking out for his son! “I raised my voice at a reporter,” he admitted. “It was an incident where we were walking through an airport in Los Angeles, and I had my son and my daughter on either hand. We were swarmed by about anywhere from 15 to 20 paparazzi in the airport, and one of them hit my son in the head with a camera lens.” As for his angry reaction? “Honestly, Piers, I don’t know anyone—man or woman—any parent, who will not react when you see your child being hit and [then] holding his head.” Seal said that after raising his voice, he “became the angry stereotype…the rock star, the angry rock star with a hot temper.” As for a possible reconciliation? “There is nothing to reconcile. We haven’t fallen out,” he said. “We’re not getting divorced. We’re not even legally separated. The reality of the situation is we have grown apart. And so… is there a chance of us getting back together? Honestly…I don’t know the answer to that.” In the meantime, Seal’s priority is “my wife and our children… And I put that before anyone else. And so my first agenda is to figure out what is best for that situation. Everything else will take care of itself.”