Tripp Ali (@iamTrippAli) Goes Solo! “The Plug” Releases Official Statement Regarding Brandon Karson’s (@mrbrandonkarson) Departure

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The rumor mill of Atlanta is always churning, but often its rumors turn out to be facts. Yesterday, we reported that Brandon Karson may have departed his hit radio show, with Tripp Ali, The Plug, and as of this morning we can confirm he is definitely no longer a part of the show.

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A representative from The Plug reached out to us late last night with an official statement regarding Brandon Karson’s departure.

You can read the statement below in its entirety:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE PLUG CO-HOST BRANDON KARSON DEPARTS INDEFINITELY

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JUNE 8, 2017

ATLANTA, GA- ON MAY 19TH, A PLUG ATL PRODUCER WAS CONTACTED BY BRANDON KARSON REGARDING DETAILS OF THE SHOW. THE CONVERSATION SWITCHED OVER TO DETAILS REVEALING THAT BRANDON HAD SEEN SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENT FROM TRIPP ALI’S TV SHOW “TEX BROWN” AND HAD MADE COMMENTS REGARDING TRIPP’S CHOICE OF REVEALING HIS GENITALS AND OPPOSING TO HIS DECISION. THE PLUG ATL PRODUCER DEFENDED TRIPP’S DECISION FOR IT BEING A INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS MOVE FOR THE ACTOR. IT WAS ALSO NOTED MR KARSON ALSO MADE A SIMILAR DECISION IN A PREVIOUS PROJECT.

SHORTLY AFTER THE EXCHANGE, THE PLUG ATL PRODUCER SHARED IMAGES OF THE CONVERSATION TO TRIPP ALI. DURING THE LIVE TAPING OF THE SHOW, TRIPP ALI VERBALLY CONFRONTED BRANDON LIVE ON THE AIR. ALI WAS PARTICUALLY UPSET BY THE FACT THAT IT WAS NOT BROUGHT TO HIS ATTENTION AND RATHER SAID TO A MUTUAL FRIEND/SHOW PRODUCER. AT THE END OF THE SHOW, KARSON REVEALED THAT IT MIGHT BE HIS LAST SHOW.  SHORTLY AFTER THE SHOW BOTH ALI AND KARSON MADE AMENDS BUT KARSON NEVER MADE PEACE WITH THE SITUATION AND UNFOLLOWED BOTH TRIPP ALI AND FORMER MUTUAL FRIEND/SHOW PRODUCER ON SOCIAL MEDIA. LATER KARSON PLEADED WITH A VIDEOGRAPHER TO EDIT OUT THE CONFRONTATION FROM THE SHOW ON THE BASIS OF AN ALLEGATION THAT THE PLUG ATL PRODUCER AND TRIPP ALI WERE TRYING TO DESTROY HIM AND HIS CAREER.

ON JUNE 8TH, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE SHOW WOULD REBRAND AND RELAUNCH WITHOUT BRANDON KARSON. THE PLUG IS YOUR NEW SOURCE FOR URBAN POP CULTURE. THE SHOW WILL RETURN MID-LATE JUNE ON WORLDSTARHITRADIO.COM AND SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS (@WEARETHEPLUGATL) AND WEARETHEPLUGATL.COM

YIKES! We are surprised to see Brandon and Tripp at odds, the two have definitely seemed to be very “ride or die” for each other. Brandon, we definitely invite you to reach out to us with your side of things as well. Still, with Brandon’s “indefinite” departure, we wonder is he looking for a new co-host, or will he be flying solo? Hopefully these two can mend this rift between them. Nevertheless, we wish all parties involved the absolute best!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[VIDEO] “The Show Must Go On?” Did Brandon Karson (@mrbrandonkarson) Leave “The Plug?”

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It is officially Thursday evening in Atlanta and the rumor mill is turning–at least  in our inbox, thanks to a few dozen of our minions. It seems things are always changing in the world of Web Stars and their other ventures seem to be no different. As you know web stars, Tripp Ali (Tex Brown, Steel River: When Were Young, About Him) and Brandon Karson (About Him: Freshman Year, District) have a popular radio show, The Plug. For over a year now they have entertained thousands of people everywhere with their fresh perspective and the chemistry from their very different viewpoints.

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As awesome as they seemed together it appears Tripp Ali and Brandon Karson have parted ways, leaving the former as the sole host of The Plug!

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Green Eyes? Scott Disick (@ScottDisick) Allegedly Worried Kourtney Kardashian’s (@kourtneykardash) New Man Will Take Spot on Show!

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 05: Scott Disick attends the 2014 FIFA World Cup McDonald's Launch Party at Pillars 38 on June 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)

It is a new day and that means we are entitled to  more Kardashian news. In this latest drama coming from the Kardashian Kamp it looks like a green-eyed monster is rearing its ugly head.

This time around, however, it is not one of the Kardashians, Jenner Sisters, Kris, or Caitlyn, but instead Scott Disick!

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Kourtney Kardashian’s now ex-boyfriend, and the father of her three children is allegedly worried her new man, Younes Bendjima, is not only moving in with Kourt, but taking his place on Keeping Up With The Kardashians as well!

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Odell Beckham Jr. (@OBJ_3) Skips Giants Practice to Hang with Iggy Azalea (@IGGYAZALEA)???!

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Looks like someone’s getting “Mo’ Bounce” off the field. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. normally shows up for big games, but these days he can’t seem to show up for practices.

Odell Beckham Jr. decided not to go to his New Jersey practice session and instead chose to spend time with Iggy Azalea in Los Angeles.

via Page Six:

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On Monday Beckham, who has missed a series of practice days, partied at Bowlero Woodland Hills bowling center in L.A. with singer Azalea, while his teammates were working out in New Jersey.

A source at the venue said, “They were with a small group of friends and rented the full venue out for their group, just having fun, bowling and eating throughout their visit.”

 The source added that Beckham and Azalea were, “Being romantic with each other throughout their outing giggling and cozying up to each other.

“Odell showed up at 8.45 pm with three friends, at first he seemed like he wanted to remain private, he was bowling in his own lane, but later he started flirting with Iggy, they were sitting together away from the group, chatting and laughing. They all left together shortly before midnight.”

Beckham Jr, wearing black camo shorts with a black hoodie, stuck to iced water, the source added, but he and his group ate chicken skewers, chicken tenders, pigs in a blanket and assorted desserts.

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A Lil Homophobia w/ Their “Bad & Boujee?” Migos (@Migos) Allegedly Refused to Appear w/ Drag Queens For Katy Perry’s (@katyperry) SNL Performance!

It looks like the Migos are not okay with everyone’s “Bad & Boujee!”

The rap group allegedly has a problem with drag queens and would not appear with Katy Perry during her Saturday Night Live performance because they were in it!

via Love B. Scott

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Katy Perry’s performances of “Swish Swish” and “Bon Appétit” from last weekend’s season finale of Saturday Night Live are back in the headlines, but this time it has nothing to do with Katy’s awkwardness — it’s all about Migos’ alleged homophobia.

According to a new report from World Of Wonder (which was later deleted, but not before Uproxx circulated the information), there were supposed to be a lot more drag queens around the table set up for “Bon Appétit,” but they were pulled because Migos refused to perform with them.

According to two anonymous queens (and one SNL staffer) from the show:

Queen #1: “I was one of the performers on that table with them the whole time, during the rehearsal for 3 days. On the day of the filming, when I got there, I was told to leave. I wasn’t on the set at the time, but we were asking what happened. They said it was because Migos doesn’t feel comfortable with having drag queens there.”

Queen #2: “I heard it from the stylist. They changed the queens out in the Bon Appétit number, and they didn’t seem too thrilled during rehearsal either, with us there.”

Queen #3:“I work at SNL and the rumors are true! Migos held up rehearsal because they ‘weren’t comfortable with the drag queens’ being there. There were initially more drag queens on the set for that song, but after Migos threw a fit, Katy Perry’s team removed some of the queens from the performance. Additionally, Katy Perry didn’t invite any of the queens to the afterparty… So, none of them were allowed in.”

This is not the first bout of homophobia the Migos have been accused of. As you may recall earlier this year they made some controversial statements about iLoveMakonnen’s coming out. However, they quickly pointed out they have a song with Frank Ocean, which means they just could not be homophobic at all (Yes, there’s sarcasm in that statement). Capital Music has come forward to call the queens’ claims “completely false and fabricated.”  What do you guys think? Sound off below!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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Blood Wars! Keyshia Cole’s Sister, Elite Noel (@Elite_Noel), Comes for Neffe in Scandalous Instagram Post!

Over the years, and over half a dozen reality series, we have watched Keyshia Cole’s family go through the ringer. Whether its Keyshia vs. Frankie, Neffe vs. Frankie, Frankie vs. Elite, Keyshia vs. Neffe, or any member of this family pitted against another it is always dramatic and messy.

However, recently things between Keyshia Cole’s older sister, Neffe, and her younger sister, Elite, reached a fever pitch when the latter posted a rather nasty and scandalous Instagram post airing all Neffe’s dirty laundry!

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Neffeteria “Neffe” Pugh

In the heated post Elite alleges Neffe physically threatened her pregnant daughter, put her out of her home, and even tried to give head to their brother! Read it all below!

via Fameolous

Now I’m going to address this once and 1 time only for the media since people believe everything they hear, see and read! And since social media has taken the place of REAL COMMUNICATION between adults!….. Yes I did comment and respond to a Fan that had no clue as to what position i played ! I have been taking up for my sister neffe for years in return to be shitted on because her husband didn’t like me all because I spoke the truth ! This put a dent in our relationship for good I believe but that never stopped me from having her back . Now this new Situation is not only difficult but it’s sickening! @therealneffeteria how can u tell @breannabanks not to speak to me when I’m the one who supported her and gave her a roof over her head her whole pregnancy? (And I ain’t talking about the house Keyshia Cole baught) a brand new 3 story million dollar home ! Neffe when bree told u she was pregnant you threatened to come over and kick her down the stairs . Only reason you didn’t pull up is because I had that 9mm ready for whoever! Its crazy that this family is full of deceit,jealousy and betrayal! For Jesus sake. My niece is living with my Ex boyfriend . A man that you don’t even know personally, that’s not out of line to you? What normal person would be ok with this? I haven’t spoken to my niece nor seen my great nephew since he was born 🤔 yet u guys live with my ex ! So yea I raged out and kept it 100 when the question was asked! Now I’m really being nice because I can speak on all the other shit that goes on behind closed doors but I won’t! I’m starting to believe @iyanlamaybe you are a dirty file gutter snake right up out the hood! I was wrong for the comment but I’m human…i love my biological family but enough is enough

Elite definitely went in on this post. We hope things will get better between the two sisters. It definitely looks like they all need a season on Iyanla Vanzant: Fix My Life!

“Don’t Approach Me…” Check Out Steve Harvey’s (@IAmSteveHarvey) Memo to His Talk Show Staff–AND He’s NOT Sorry About It!

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Steve Harvey still continues to do it big, and now his talk show has moved from Chicago to Los Angeles with a few changes.

A few of these changes were addressed in a memo to his talk show staff, allegedly leaked by a former staff member who may not have been chosen to transition with Harvey when his show changed locations. Read it below:

via Variety

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Good morning, everyone. Welcome back.

I’d like you all to review and adhere to the following notes and rules for Season 5 of my talk show.

There will be no meetings in my dressing room. No stopping by or popping in. NO ONE.

Do not come to my dressing room unless invited.

Do not open my dressing room door. IF YOU OPEN MY DOOR, EXPECT TO BE REMOVED.

My security team will stop everyone from standing at my door who have the intent to see or speak to me.

I want all the ambushing to stop now. That includes TV staff.

You must schedule an appointment.

I have been taken advantage of by my lenient policy in the past. This ends now. NO MORE.

Do not approach me while I’m in the makeup chair unless I ask to speak with you directly. Either knock or use the doorbell.

I am seeking more free time for me throughout the day.

Do not wait in any hallway to speak to me. I hate being ambushed. Please make an appointment.

I promise you I will not entertain you in the hallway, and do not attempt to walk with me.

If you’re reading this, yes, I mean you.

Everyone, do not take offense to the new way of doing business. It is for the good of my personal life and enjoyment.

Thank you all,

Steve Harvey

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