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B'Way welcomes 'Holler if Ya Hear Me'

Florence Anthony | 5/29/2014, 3:52 p.m.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Floyd Mayweather could be back in legal trouble after a beef with rapper T.I. ...
Florence Anthony

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Floyd Mayweather could be back in legal trouble after a beef with rapper T.I. turned into a brawl at a Fatburger on the Las Vegas strip about 2 a.m. on May 25. A security guard was treated and released after suffering a cut, owner Darin Feinstein said. Feinstein called it “an unfortunate incident involving some pre-existing issues.”

After the incident, Mayweather was seen leaving the scene in a new white Bugatti worth $3 million. T.I.’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, attended Mayweather’s post-fight party on May 3 and posting a photo of her and other people, including LisaRaye McCoy with Mayweather. Earlier on May 24, T.I. hung out with Nicki Minaj while she was hosting a pool party at Liquid.

Following their Italian nuptials, newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have begun a honeymoon in Ireland. Dublin’s The Irish Times quoted an eyewitness at Cork Airport who said the couple arrived via private jet on Sunday afternoon. Sources say they are staying at County Limerick’s Castle Oliver.

Broadway and hip-hop will merge with the arrival of the new musical “Holler If Ya Can Hear Me,” and in celebration, the National Museum of Hip-Hop will curate a hip-hop exhibition at the Palace Theater in New York City. The exhibition will invite patrons to learn about the history of hip-hop through one-of-a-kind artifacts and memorabilia, inscribe their dreams on “Dream Walls” and view a dynamic mural featuring the four elements of hip-hop: DJing, emceeing, b-boying and oraffiti.

“Holler If Ya Hear Me” ticket holders can view the exhibition at no additional cost one hour prior to each performance. The exhibition begins Monday, June 2 at 7 p.m., one hour before the musical’s first preview performance at 8 p.m., and will continue throughout the run of the production.

Cover girl Jean Shafiroff and Resident Magazine celebrated the May 2014 philanthropy issue with a cocktail party in recognition of Shafiroff’s philanthropic work. The magazine’s five-page feature, “Giving Back in Style,” provides insight into Shafiroff’s work and the sources of her motivation, drive and passion to work and support deserving causes to the benefit of society.

Guests in attendance included Martin Shafiroff, Elizabeth Shafiroff, Resident Magazine Editor-in-Chief Christopher Pape, fashion designers Zang Toi and Victor de Souza, CNBC’s Melissa Lee, ABC Radio’s Rita Cosby and Tiffany Jones, star of the OWN Network’s “Love in the City.”

National Action Network and the Rev. Al Sharpton will host the 5th annual Triumph Awards on June 2 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, honoring those who have made a positive impact beyond their performance on stage, in the arts, public service and in the community.

This year’s National Action Network Triumph Award winners are Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, S.C.; Frank Cooper, chief marketing officer, PepsiCo Global Beverages Group; Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre soloist; Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc and People en Espanol; Kevin Liles, founder and CEO, KWL Enterprises; Sanford Rubenstein, Esq.; and Steven White, president, West Division, Comcast Cable.