On Monday, Los Angeles police received calls about 7:30 a.m. that shots had been fired and a woman was screaming in the apartment in the 300 block of Hauser Boulevard in the city’s Fairfax neighborhood, LAPD Officer Jack Richter said. SWAT officers were summoned after the incident turned into a barricade situation.
When officers arrived, they heard additional gunshots and rushed into the apartment. There they found rapper Earl Hayes’ and his wife/ actress Stephanie Moseley’s bodies.
Hayes member of Floyd Mayweather’s “The Money Team or TMT” predicted his murder/suicide death in his music:
“Shoot your girlfriend or when you get surrounded by cops.
F**k the real life shoot it out and do your time on the spot.
Make a family crying with your girl and their hearstses.
Take somebody with you who really didn’t deserve it.
Show everybody that life just ain’t perfect.
And when you get mad, it’s time to close curtains,
Cuz this song is for you.”
Almost one year after its launch, Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN Network hasn’t exactly blown up as expected. The former talk-show hosts’ channel has introduced various shows like Oprah Presents: Master Class, The Rosie Show, Oprah’s Life Class and her BFF’s show, The Gayle King Show, with some reality shows in the mix.
Interesting enough, one of the newest shows, Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s has been doing the best when it comes to television views. The highest number of people viewing the show in one night was 418,000, with an average viewership of 216,000. And because of this, the OWN network is looking to possibly cater their programming and advertising more to the network’s African-American followers similar to VH1, who broadcast popular shows such as Love & Hip Hop and Family Hustle starring T.I. & Tiny:
“Anytime you have a program that pops like Sweetie Pie’s did, you start looking at what drove it,” Logan tells Adweek. “And we saw that the African-American audience really had a connection with that show. . . . We’re going to look at ways to nurture and grow that.”
“We’re not going to sell out and just chase one demographic or segment,” he said. “We’re going to nurture the success we had with Sweetie Pies. . . . [But] it is our job to strike a balance. The Oprah brand is not niche. The Oprah brand is very broad. How we translate that to the screen is the challenge we have.”
In the first part of the series, we get a look at the day that TIP returns home after 11 months in prison. Episode airs on next Monday at 9pm
T.I. and Tiny’s VH1 reality show will give us a behind the scenes look at their life as TIP balances his music career and fatherhood after overcoming his jail stints. Series premieres December 5 at 9 PM.