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Usher Stolen Sex Tape On the Black Market

Someone is shopping an Usher sex tape around town, and what the guy may or may not know, it’s stolen property that could land him in jail. TMZ broke the story … someone broke into Usher’s car in ATL back in 2010 and stole 2 laptops, 2 video cameras and a million bucks in jewelry.

Turns out it is a sex tape featuring Usher and wife Tameka Raymond was on one of the laptops. Someone tried selling the tape shortly thereafter but no one would touch it. But in the last few days the tape has resurfaced and someone is trying to hawk it.

Whoever’s trying to sell it is not going to adult film companies … there’s no way they would touch it because they would never get a sign-off from Usher. So the sellers are going right to the blogs. TMZ says the famed lawyer Mark Geragos, who is repping Usher, is aggressively on the hunt to find the person who’s trying to cash in.

Nikki Minaj Director: Sorry, Not Sorry For Nazi Imagery In Video

Hours after Nicki Minaj tweeted an apology for the Nazi imagery in her lyric video for new single “Only,” the video’s director has admitted to deliberately using Nazi emblems, and said he is “not apologizing” for its content.

“First, I’m not apologizing for my work, nor will I dodge the immediate question,” Jeffrey Osborne told Myspace. “The flags, armbands, and gas mask (and perhaps my use of symmetry?) are all representative of Nazis.”

The video director said that his sentiments were his own and did not reflect those of Minaj, her label Young Money (whose logo he emblazoned on red armbands, similar to a swastika) or the other artists who appeared on the song (Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown).

“As far as an explanation, I think it’s actually important to remind younger generations of atrocities that occurred in the past as a way to prevent them from happening in the future,” Osborne said. “And the most effective way of connecting with people today is through social media and pop culture. So if my work is misinterpreted because it’s not a sappy tearjerker, sorry I’m not sorry. What else is trending?”

Osborne pointed out symbolism in the video with American origins, including an MQ9 Reaper Drone, F22 Raptor, Sidewinder missile, security cameras, M60, SWAT uniform, General’s uniform, the Supreme Court and the Lincoln Memorial. Additionally, the video displays Russian T-90 tanks, Belgian FN FAL, German mp5 (which Osborne points out was not manufactured until 1966), a Ferrari and a pope.

“What’s also American is the First Amendment, which I’ve unexpectedly succeeded in showing how we willfully squeeze ourselves out of that right every day,” Osborne said.

On Tuesday, Minaj spoke on Osborne’s behalf, claiming he had been influenced by Sin City and the cartoon series Metalocalypse. “Both the producer and person in charge of overseeing the lyric video (one of my best friends and videographer: A. Loucas), happen to be Jewish,” Minaj wrote on Twitter. “I didn’t come up with the concept, but I’m very sorry and take full responsibility if it has offended anyone. I’d never condone Nazism in my art.”

Kim Kardashian Shocks With Her OILED NUDE Pictures on Magazine Cover

Kim Kardashian has outdone herself after posing fully nude on the cover of Paper Magazine. The reality star shared the scandalous spread on her Instagram page, which bares the phrase “Break The Internet Kim Kardashian” on the cover.

Fans were quick to comment on the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star’s latest cover, and from the looks of it, fans were split on whether they liked the cover. Some believed that Kim should celebrate her body while she’s young, while others thought that she should be more modest since becoming a mother.

Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit

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Rumor Has It: Usher and Ex-Wife Facing Sex Tape Controversy and More was originally published on hothiphopdetroit.com

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