1. Jay-Z spent a lot of money last weekend.
If you were thinking about being Jay-Z's friend but was kind of on the fence, you should probably go ahead and be his friend -- because he treats his friends well
. According to Page Six
, Jay-Z racked up a bar tab of $91,135 over the weekend when celebrating the birthday of Juan "OG" Perez, his close friend and president of Roc Nation Sports. The boys celebrated in Manhattan -- for that price they probably could have bought the entire city. Let's just close our eyes and pray that Jay-Z didn't pull a Kendall Jenner and skimp on tip.
For my birthday next year, I'm going to request my friends and family treat me like Jay would treat OG. We'll do exactly what the crew did -- we'll start at the sushi restaurant Zuma (in midtown) for dinner, spend $13,000 there obviously, and then we'll go to a bar where we'll spend $9,000 on drinks. Because buying regular priced drinks is for barbarians. THEN, we'll go to a nightclub and drop a whoppin' $80,000 on bottles of Ace of Spades champagne (a company owned by Jay-Z). I just want to know what you could possibly order at a sushi restaurant that would clock in at $13k. Were they feeding a hundred people? Was each roll $500? I feel bad for treatin' myself to a special roll as opposed to just a basic betch spicy tuna roll. Next time though, I'll to treat myself to that $15 dragon roll and whisper to myself, "Jay-Z would do it."
The server posted a photo of the receipt on Snapchat. It looks like each guest got their own personal bottle of champagne:
It also looks like that server got an $11,000 tip. He probably quit immediately after.
2. Lionel Richie thinks his daughter Sofia dating Scott Disick is "just a phase."
It feels like Sofia Richie and Scott Disick, the guy who is literally only famous for being associated with the Kardashian family, have been dating for quite some time now. In case you didn't know, Sofia is 19 years-old and Disick is 34 years-old. This brings me back to that famous Twilight
quote that I always go out of my way to reference: "age is just a number baby, what are you? Like 40 now?"
Typically, I stand by that amazing quote, but there are some relationships with this age difference that are just so clearly happening for different reasons other than love. Sofia's super famous dad, Lionel Richie ("Hello" singer, American Idol
judge, overall smooth operator in life) had some things to say to The Daily Telegraph
when asked about their relationship, calling it "just a phase." He continued, "She's 19... When you're 19 you know everything. Is it going to be for life? I don't know. But for right now it's just a phase and I'm going to stand real still in the corner, get me a good drink and not make too much noise."
Sounds pretty level-headed -- I wish Lionel was my dad when I was 15 and had a weird, unrealistic crush on Paul Rudd.
Then he blamed everything on his afro, "Now I know what my parents meant when I came through the door with my Afro and my girlfriend and said ‘Dad, I'm in love' and [he] looked at me and said ‘Okay, we're going to leave you alone for a minute and you'll figure it out,' " Lionel joked. "My daughter is getting me back for my Afro days!"
When asked about how Scott is as a person, he said "From what I met of him he's a very nice guy," but then he went more into depth about the Kardashians, "When you hang around the reality world, who knows what you are really doing? ...This is a well-oiled machine, the Kardashian machine. I don't really know what to think. I told Sofia I will have no opinion. I'll continue to be my cheerful self and move on."
You know you're powerful when Lionel Richie don't wanna mess with you. Let's just hope he has stronger opinions on American Idol,
or else he isn't a very good judge!
I decided to watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians
for the first time in years last weekend and was surprised to learn that Scott and Kris are now BFFs. I'm thinking maybe Kourtney should get back at him by friending up Lionel and cackling together at this fleeting romance!
3. R. Kelly has been evicted from his sex slave house.
It's been known for a while now that R&B artist R. Kelly has been kidnapping several women, isolating them from the rest of the world in his home in Duluth, GA, and making them his girlfriends, or "babies." Ew. However now, that home has received an eviction notice after Kelly missed two months of rent. Rent for that home was $11,542.45 and now he also owes $2,308.49 in late fees. If Kelly missed the last two months, that means he stopped paying rent in December, and that's the same month when two of his other Georgia homes were robbed. Innnnneresting coincidence, ay? He probably decided that he has nothing now, so what's the point of owning a third empty house?
R. Kelly has also been under criminal investigation. According to The Daily Mail
, "When the notice was served at the Old Homestead Trail house, no one was home and it appeared as though the property might have been abandoned. The Daily Mail also said, "The Ignition singer did not make the money he expected to make over the last year...blaming bad press after being accused of keeping a number of women in his home as members of a sex-obsessed, abusive cult." Well, uh, yeah. That'll do it.