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Rapper Kevin Gates Files Notice of Copyright Infringement Against Sandrarose.com

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Rapper Kevin Gates is apparently butt over about my post dated Oct. 25, titled “Rapper Kevin Gates touts semen retention men should focus on pleasing women.”

When celebrities don’t like a post I’ve written, they resort to using deceptive tactics to get my blog taken down — such as filing fake copyright infringement notices.

On Tuesday, a London-based company, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), emailed a copyright infringement accusing your auntie of illegally posting Gates’ “sound recordings” on my blog.

The email referenced the above titled post — which does not contain any links to sound recordings.

The company also emailed this notice to my host, hoping they would snatch my blog down under threat of a lawsuit.

IFPI is waiting for my response to the copyright notice, so here is my response: Keep waiting.

I’m not taking the post down because I am not illegally infringing on his copyright.

Why would I post Kevin Gates’ garbage music on my blog?

Like I said, this is the tactic that C- and D-list celebrities use when they don’t like something I’ve written.

If I had a different host, my blog would probably be deleted and you would all be left wondering what happened.

Read the fake “copyright infringement” notice below.
 

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am contacting you on behalf of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (“IFPI”) and the record companies it represents. The IFPI is a trade association that represents around 1,300 major and independent record companies in the US and internationally who create, manufacture and distribute sound recordings (the “IFPI Represented Companies”).

The information set forth in this notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, we submit that we are authorised [sic] to act on behalf of the IFPI Represented Companies in matters involving the infringement of exclusive rights that the IFPI Represented Companies hold in their sound recordings, including enforcing their copyrights and other legal rights on the Internet.

We have learned that your service is making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to infringing copies of the sound recordings listed below, the copyrights in which are exclusively owned or controlled by one or more IFPI Represented Companies.

We have included in the table below the URL for the locations where we have identified instances of making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to the IFPI Represented Companies’ Sound Recordings on your service.

We have a good faith belief that the above-described activity is not authorised [sic] by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

We are asking for your immediate assistance in stopping this unauthorised [sic] activity. We require you to take action to immediately cease making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to infringing copies of the IFPI Represented Companies’ Sound Recordings on your service. That action should include, where applicable:

• Deleting all copies from your service’s servers; and

• Deleting and/or disabling all URLs;

The action required should be taken not only in relation to the URLs/locations indicated in the notice, but in relation to all instances of making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to infringing copies of the IFPI Represented Companies’ Sound Recordings on your service.

Further, we ask you to take reasonable steps to prevent further instances of making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to infringing copies of the IFPI Represented Companies’ Sound Recordings on your service.

Our top priority is to prevent the continued availability of the IFPI Represented Companies’ content on the internet. Unauthorised [sic] copies of sound recordings that are freely available, especially pre-release recordings, cause substantial damage to the IFPI Represented Companies every hour and day

they remain available. In sending this notice we are providing you with specific knowledge of the unauthorised [sic] activity detailed above and are seeking to ensure that infringing content is removed from the internet as quickly as possible through your cooperation. However, please note that we do not admit that we or the IFPI Represented Companies are responsible for detecting infringing material and notifying you of it.

Our use of a notice in this form, as required by you, is meant to facilitate your removal of the infringing material listed above and we neither admit nor accept that you are a ‘service provider’ for the purposes of the United States’ Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), or any similar legislation in another jurisdiction, or that it is necessary to serve, or that you are entitled to be served, with such a notice. IFPI itself and on behalf of the IFPI Represented Companies expressly reserves all rights in this regard.

In addition, this notice does not constitute a waiver of any right to recover damages incurred by virtue of any unauthorised [sic] activities described in this notice, and such rights as well as claims for other relief under the laws of the United States or any applicable legislation in any other jurisdiction, are hereby expressly reserved.

You may contact me at IFPI Secretariat, 7 Air Street, London W1B 5AD, United Kingdom or email [email protected], to discuss this notice.

We await your response.

Yours faithfully,

Melissa Morgia

Director of Content Protection & Enforcement

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MLB’s Marcell Ozuna Arrest Video Released; Shows Him Grabbing Wife By The Neck When Police Arrive

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MLB’s Marcell Ozuna Arrest Video Released; Shows Him Grabbing Wife By The Neck When Police Arrive

Braves player Marcell Ozuna’s May 2021 arrest video released by TMZ shows him grabbing his wife by the throat even as police arrive to the scene.

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Earlier this summer, Braves star Marcell Ozuna was arrested and booked for alleged domestic violence after a dispute with his wife. The dispute reportedly was “over an infidelity” and quickly escalated and led to his wife Genesis Guzman calling the police on Marcell. She told the police he took both of her phones then threatened to kill her in the process of her trying to get them back. Genesis then took his phone and called the police herself.

Ozuna did try to leave the property, but his wife chased him outside before going inside and grabbing a knife to defend herself. Reportedly police arrived shortly after he regained entry. Before now, we had not seen the video of the arrest of police bodycam footage but thanks to TMZ, the footage has now been released.

In the footage you can clearly see as soon as the officer approaches the home you see Ozuna’s hand around Genesis’s throat and the police yelling “Get your hands off her! Get on the ground”. 255 pound Ozuna complied and was eventually arrested at the scene. The ordeal lead to a 20 game ban from the MLB, felony charges which were later reduced to misdemanor family violence charges. Ozuna agreed to enter a pretrial diversion program to close the case along with 200 hours of community service, an anger management course, and six months of supervision.

 

You can watch the video for yourself below.

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Serena Williams & Daughter Olympia, 4, Twin In Adorable Pajamas — Cute Photo

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Serena Williams and her daughter Olympia looked like quite the pair in their matching PJs. Their new photo is just too cute!

The cat’s pajamas! Serena Williams, 40, and daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian, 4, looked like they woke up on the right side of the bed in a new Instagram posted Dec. 30. The tennis pro glowed while clad in a yellow leopard print pajama set. Besides her was little Olympia in a pint-sized version of the same outfit. In one photo the duo struck a sassy pose with their hands on their hips while another showed the tot looking up at her mom adoringly. Serena started the day on a positive note, captioning the snap, “Good morning. Make today your best day. What is your morning like?”
Not seen in the photo was Serena’s husband, 38-year-old Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who the athlete began dating in 2015. The couple married in Nov. 2017 in a lavish New Orleans, Lousiana ceremony just months after welcoming baby girl Olympia that September. Serena explained how Alexis encourages her passions in 2019, telling Allure, “Alexis doesn’t dim my light. He puts me in the light, even if I don’t want to be. He pushes me to further points I never thought about.”
More recently, the pair walked the red carpet with the daughter Olympia at the King Richard premiere on Nov. 15. The film chronicles Serena and sister Venus Williams’ rise as two of the best tennis players of all time with the help of their father.
Serena and Alexis celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary on Nov. 16. She paid tribute to him with an Instagram post full of touching moments. In the caption, the tennis ace wrote, “4 years later on this special day. I have so many fun memories. Stroll down memory lane with me. @alexisohanian here’s to making each day together special. Happy anniversary.”
Olympia was at mom’s side at the premiere of ‘King Richard’ on Nov. 15. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

The tech founder shared his own message to his love online, posting, “4 years ago you made me the happiest man in the world and our little family keeps me feeling more grateful every day. Nov 16 will always be a very special day for our family ♥️ happy anniversary @serenawilliams — thank you for bringing this joy named Olympia into our life even though you always fall asleep in the middle of our movie nights.”

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Konshens Reveals How New Album ‘Red Reign’ ‘Flipped The Switch’ On His Artistic ‘Complacency’

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Konshens Reveals How New Album ‘Red Reign’ ‘Flipped The Switch’ On His Artistic ‘Complacency’

With his new album, music superstar Konshens aimed to inspire others ‘to find the new soul of dancehall,’ but as he tells HL, he also was looking to inspire himself as well.

It’s hard to associate the word “complacent” with Konshens. The Kingston, Jamaica native burst on the dancehall scene in 2005 with the international hit, “Pon Di Corner.” All Music describes him as “prolific as both a solo artist and a contributor to other’s tracks,” and he boasts a massive credit list. Yet, Konshens used that word to describe himself in an interview with Dancehall magazine and that his new album, Red Reign, was a way to snap him out of it. “After achieving certain stages and achievements in their careers, artists can easily become comfortable and complacent,” he tells HollywoodLife. “I feel like I was starting to become that way until Covid-19 woke me up.”

The global pandemic has had a significant influence on music – postponing tours, shuttering venues, causing many release delays – but for Konshens, the worldwide catastrophe forced him to confront the truth that his time on this plane of existence is limited. “The pandemic inspired me to maximize my potential, the genre, and the culture because it can all be taken away in an instant,” he says. And so, he got to work on the batch of tracks that would make up Red Reign. For dedicated fans, Konshens believes it’ll have them thinking “he’s back,” as he returns to form after venturing into soca with 2020’s Soca Virgin. For new listeners, Red Reign may introduce them to their new favorite artist, as Konshens dips in and out of genre, with reggae, soca, Afrobeats, and other sounds that have been added to the equation. However — be you someone who’s been on this since day one or is coming late to the party — Red Reign reaffirms why Konshens is one of the hottest names in music today.

The album is also a personal triumph, as it represents Konshens reigniting his creative spark. “If you listen to the album, you can tell the difference in the mindset,” he tells HollywoodLife. “You can feel where I flipped the switch. If you listen to the entire album, you can tell the difference.” In an EXCLUSIVE interview, Konshens shared how Red Reign couldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the pandemic, how the album will leave fans “happy,” and why this record might be the best introduction to new fans. (Spoiler: It “has a lot of songs that are easy on the ear.”)

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HollywoodLife: You’ve just released Red Reign, your new album and follow-up to last year’s Soca album Soca Virgin. How does it feel to have this project out in the world to kick off “Season 4”?

It feels good to have it out. I have been working on it for a while now. I am excited by the positive feedback I have been getting. People have loved the diversity of the music. Every song has a unique vibe, so different people gravitate towards different songs. People are recognizing that a lot of thought was put into the project.

You said this album is an about-face, that you were “getting complacent.” What did you mean by that? How did you grow “complacent?”

After achieving certain stages and achievements in their careers, artists can easily become comfortable and complacent. I feel like I was starting to become that way until Covid-19 woke me up. It made me appreciate time and respect the blessings of life. The pandemic inspired me to maximize my potential, the genre, and the culture because it can all be taken away in an instant.

Is there a moment in Red Reign that represents the biggest change from this complacency? Like, is there a song that you pushed yourself hard on, one that saw you take things to the next level?

There isn’t a particular song, but if you listen to the album, you can tell the difference in the mindset. You can feel where I flipped the switch. If you listen to the entire album, you can tell the difference.

Red Reign features a handful of stars like Davido, Spice, Jesse Royal, and Kaelyn Kastle, to name a few. Were you surprised by any of these collaborations – like, did someone bring the fire to their verses, maybe made you do a double-take?

They all delivered. The album has a lot of songs that are easy on the ear, so it was easy for the artists to float on the beat. Everybody added their flavor. Jesse and Kaelyn definitely complimented the songs and took them to another level. Spice, the “Queen of Dancehall,” came into the project and did her thing. Everybody I worked with added something special to the album, and I appreciate all of their contributions.

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Do you think you could have made an album like Red Reign if the pandemic didn’t happen?

I don’t think so. I probably would have been too relaxed and fallen into old habits. It took a year to make, and it was a challenge because I challenged myself. If the pandemic didn’t happen, I probably would have made an album that sounded similar to my past work. The creative process of the pandemic helped me elevate myself as an artist even with all of the negativity that came with Covid-19.

You’ve been in the game for nearly two decades now. For those who have been with you since day one, how do you think Red Reign might surprise them?

I think they will be happy. It feels like “he’s back.” That is how I feel, and the people around me feel. I hope to bridge the gap between what is new and hot and the foundation of the culture. I wanted to inspire the producers and artists to find the new soul of dancehall.

Red Reign is out now.

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