Woman who says Trey Songz beat her speaks out
Andrea Buera and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, held a news conference Tuesday to give details of an alleged attack on Buera by singer and rapper Trey Songz. According to Buera, who obtained a restraining order against Songz last week, the incident happened during NBA All-Star weekend Feb. 17. “I was attending an after-party when Trey began yelling at me, choking at me ... and ultimately knocked me to the ground,” she said. She said that when she was on the ground, “he continued punching me and did not stop until his security guard pulled him off me.” She also said after she tried to leave in an Uber, Songz threw both her phones off a cliff. Attorney Bloom said they may pursue a civil lawsuit in the future, but for now they would like the police to investigate the case. Songz, whose real name is Tremaine Neverson, is serving 18 months of non-reporting probation for punching a Detroit police officer after a concert at Joe Louis Arena in December.
Rapper Craig Mack dies at age 46
Long Island rapper Craig Mack has died at age 46 of heart failure, his producer confirmed to the New York Daily News. He’s best known for his 1994 summer hit “Flava in Ya Ear” and for his association with Puff Daddy’s Bad Boy record label. Producer Alvin Toney said Mack had been sick for a while. “He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord,” Toney said. “He was prepared to do that. He wasn’t scared. He was ready.”
Outlaw Music Festival returns with Willie Nelson and more
The Outlaw Music Festival will touch down at DTE Energy Music Theatre on June 24. The first leg of the tour includes Willie Nelson & Family, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, The Head and the Heart and Old Crow Medicine Show. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday via 313Presents or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Fox Theatre box office. Tickets are $29.50 for lawn, $90 for lawn four-packs and $39.50-$149.50 for pavilion.
Surf rock musician Nokie Edward dies
Known as the guitar player for surf rock group the Ventures, Nokie Edwards died at age 82. A statement on the band’s website says the musician was battling an infection following hip surgery in December. The Ventures, which are considered to be the best-selling instrumental band of all time, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
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