An LA County judge has denied Tory Lanez motion for new trial. Through his legal team, the Canandian cited errors in the first trial, and while appearing in court yesterday, made desperate pleas for the judge to not “ruin” on his life.

The singer (born Daystar Peterson) is facing up to 22 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion and is expected to be sentenced to a minimum of nine. His sentencing is scheduled for June 13.

Mind you, Robert De Niro turns 80 in August.

The news broke doing an interview with ET Canada, where the interviewer asked him about his six children, after which the Oscar winner corrected him by announcing that he recently welcome a seventh. One of his seven — his eldest, Drena De Niro — was adopted.

While the movie legend didn’t share any details about the birthdate or with whom he fathered the child, he is believed to be dating Tiffany Chen, a Tai Chi instructor he met on the set of 2015 movie The Intern (co-starring Anne Hathaway), where she played a martial arts instructor.

If you’ve been on social media this week, you’ve probably come across the horrific video where an ex-marine murdered an unhoused man who was having a mental health episode on an NYC subway. New York’s chief medical examiner has since ruled it a homicide. The ex-marine was never arrested.

Major media outlets have been quick to characterize the deceased, 30-year-old Jordan Neely, as being the aggressor, but that simply doesn’t line up with any of the accounts of what happened.

The media has also gone above and beyond to keep the killer’s identity a secret, but he has now been identified as 24-year-old Daniel Penny. And according to new reports, he has retained defense attorney Thomas Kenniff, a Republican who lost the Manhattan DA election to Alvin Bragg.

Mya’s self-titled debut album recently turned 25, so let’s take a look back at where it all began.

In February of ’98, the DC native dropped her very first single, “It’s All About Me,” a duet with labelmate Sisqo. The song, co-written by Darryl Pearson and the Dru Hill frontman, is a top-of-the-line late ’90s slow jam, complete with layered vocals, a thumping beat, and ad libs for days.

Much like the song, the video for “It’s All About Me” is a wondrous glimpse into the late ’90s, when people weren’t afraid to hit a boom kack to a mid-tempo track — all while dressed in a baggy jumpsuits. The dance moves in this particular video were actually choreographed by Mya, who studied various dance styles as a child.

“It’s All About Me” would go on to peak at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ex-Fugees member Pras has been found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the US, witness tampering, and acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign government.

The rapper (born Pras Michél) was involved in a failed conspiracy help a Malaysian businessman named #JhoLow and the Chinese government gain access to US government officials, including Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

The Malaysian businessman is said to have paid Pras $20 million in 2012 for a photo op with Obama.

Pras is facing up to 20 years in prison. No sentencing date has been set.

Luther Vandross would’ve been 72 years old today, so it’s only right that we dedicate today’s TBT to him.

It’s no secret that the best vocalists are women. However, every now and then, a male singer that can hold his own with the great female vocalists, and the Velvet Voice is one of them.

In 1994, the New York native released an album of covers called Songs. The album included a cover of “Endless Love,” originally performed by Lionel Richie & Diana Ross in 1981. For his updated version, Luther tapped one of the preeminent vocalists at the time, a young lady named Mariah Carey.

Separately, Luther and Mariah are known for making covers that shit all over their respective originals, so what do you think happened when you put the two of them on the song? No shade to Lionel and Diana, but the difference is clear.

The Luther and Mariah version of “Endless Love” wasn’t as big of a hit as the original. However, it was the biggest hit of Luther’s career, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

While on an international flight returning to the US this past weekend, Desiigner exposed himself and is said to have been scolded by a flight attendant. When the flight landed, he was questioned by police and eventually released.

The rapper has just issued a statement where he addresses the incident and reveals he has been dealing with mental health struggles. He also says he will be checking himself into a treatment facility and will be canceling all shows till further notice.