A New Jersey police officer is blaming officials at Rutgers University after its annual Rutgersfest concert, featuring Yelawolf and Pitbull, ended in violence Friday (April 15).
New Brunswick, N.J. police director, Pete Mangarella, slammed the educational institution for putting the wheels in motion for what turned out to be a night of violence, causing two shootings, five injuries and resulting in 11 arrests. “We were trying to get the university to curtail this last year,” said Mangarella. “The city’s concerns over this event are falling on deaf ears.”
Even though the violence did not take place on the Rutgers campus, Mangarella called the event, which includes games and ride, the “worst thing of the year for the city of New Brunswick.” Mangarella also blasted the school for serving alcohol knowing that underage drinkers would be in attendance.
Word on the street is that Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa almost came to blows this weekend at California’s Coachella Music Festival!
Both rappers were scheduled to perform at the festival and all was well until Mr. West hit the stage. When Yeezy took to the stage to perform his hit song “Stronger,” he reportedly went out of his way to take a dig at Amber, who was standing on the side of the stage, by changing up the lyrics in the song.
The original lyrics to a verse in “Stronger” goes like this:
“I’d do anything for a blonde dike. And she’ll do anything if the time’s right.”
Last night, Kanye said this:
“I did anything for a blonde dike. And she did anything for the limelight. And we did anything when the time’s right .”
Well Wiz was not feeling that, so he allegedly confronted Kanye once he left the stage. Wiz didn’t want to fight, but apparently Kanye was ready for some action. Kanye said something to Wiz and before you could blink, security and entourages were everywhere pushing and shoving, it could have got real ugly.”
BOSTON — Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, Paul Pierce shut down Carmelo Anthony and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat the New York Knicks 87-85 in their playoff opener on Sunday night.
New York led 85-84 before Anthony was called for an offensive foul for pushing Pierce with 21 seconds remaining. Allen, who led the Celtics with 24 points, sank the decisive basket from beyond the left arc.
The Knicks then rushed downcourt and Anthony missed a long 3-point attempt with 2 seconds left. The superstar forward went 1 for 11 from the field in the second half.
Amare Stoudemire had 28 points and 11 rebounds for New York, and Anthony finished with 15.
Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is set for Tuesday night in Boston
SAN ANTONIO — Zach Randolph raised his fists above his head. The Memphis Grizzlies carried the motto “Let’s Make History” into the playoffs, and in a stunning Game 1 upset, they had already done it.
Sixteen years after entering the NBA, the Grizzlies finally have a postseason win.
Randolph had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and Shane Battier hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 23.9 seconds left Sunday to give Memphis a 101-98 victory over the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs.
It’s the first playoff win ever for Memphis, which had been 0-12 in four previous trips.
“It’s nice from an annoyance perspective to have it out of the way, because I don’t have to answer questions about being 0 and 13,” Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said.
Instead, all the questions are about the 61-win Spurs being down 0-1.
LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul and a few teammates sneaked across the street from their hotel to Staples Center the night before the New Orleans Hornets began the postseason, eagerly hoisting up a few shots in the shadows of the Lakers’ imposing championship banners.With their tumultuous regular season finally a memory, Paul said the Hornets were almost unbearably eager for the playoffs to start.Maybe that’s why New Orleans got the drop on the defending champs in a stunning series opener.Paul had 33 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds, flawlessly leading the Hornets down the stretch of a 109-100 victory Sunday.More on the LakersFor more news, notes and analysis of the Lakers, check out the Land O’ Lakers blog from the Kamenetzky Brothers. BlogCarl Landry scored 17 points and Jarrett Jack added 15 for the seventh-seeded Hornets, who overcame Los Angeles’ major size advantage with cagey defense and a disciplined offensive approach that led to just three turnovers, tying an NBA playoff record.