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Kendrick Lamar Came Up In The Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial - The Oscar Pistorious trial has been getting major media attention and it has gained even more attention now that Kendrick Lamar’s name came up. Pistorious is on trial for murdering his girl friend and recently at the trial text messages was introduced as evidence. Apparently Pistorious was listening to some K. Dot after an argument and was playing “B*tch don’t kill my vibe” and she took offense to it. Steenkamp thought the lyrics were directed at her to which Pistorious replied, “I was upset that you just left me after we got food to go talk to a guy and I was standing right behind you watching you touch his arm and ignore me…I asked martin to put on that Kendrick Lamar album in the car. Granted that it was a [bleep] song but you should’ve just lent forward and whispered in my ear to change it seeing as I had to drive to pick up your friend.” Of course Lamar is unaffiliated with the case.
Christy Cuts State Pension Payment - With another year of money issues coming up, Governor Christie has made huge changes to the state pension funding formula. In addition to cancelling more than $93 million budgeted pension payments he also cut 2015’s pension bill by $150 million and allocated $900 million less for the pension system. Given the already underfunded pension liability, these changes could increase the pension liability by 10% over the next 10 years. During his budget message back in February Christie sited pension payments retirement benefits and debt service as the causes that were crowding out other budget priorities.
Diddy Changes Name ..Again - Diddy has gone through many name changes but looks like he’s taking us back down memory lane. In a trailer for his upcoming single “Big Homie” he announced that he will now be called “Puff Daddy” again. In response to all of the chatter about the name change he tweeted, “For the record, I did not change my name…I have always been and always will be PUFF DADDY! Be cool man.” His album MMM will hit stores later this year. Rick Ross spilled the beans and said it stands for Money Making Mitch.
NFL Outlaws Dunking Over The Goal Post - The act of dunking over the goal post, made popular by Tony Gonzalez, has now been outlawed by the NFL. According to the NFL Vice President of Officiating, dunking over the goal post will be illegal and if done, will be penalized. Technically would be using the ball as a prop and they are not having that. Tony Gonzalez reacted to the announcement via twitter saying, “The NFL says no more dunking over the goal post. This one I don’t understand. Looks like I got out just in time.” Many news outlets are starting to call the NFL the "No Fun League" because of all the recent rules, including some of the proposed language
Donald Rumsfeld Throws Jabs At Obama - The former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfield, had some pretty offensive words for the Obama administration’s handling of foreign policy. He said that a ‘trained ape’ would be better at foreign policy skills than the Obama administration has been. These remarks were in specific reference to Obama’s handling of Afghan president Hamid Karzai. A little foreign policy jabs for you this morning ;)
Pharrell Responds To Oscar Loss In GQ - The internet went up in arms when Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ lost at the Oscar to Frozen’s ‘Let It Go’. Pharrell has stayed pretty quiet on the matter but now he has spoken out in the most recent issue of GQ. Pharrell used some clever word play in his response. When asked how badly did he want the win he said, “well trust me, when they read the results my face was…frozen. But then I thought about it and I just decided to…let it go.” Pharrell is covering this month’s issue of GQ where in addition to the Oscar talk he revealed that he is opening a gym for women in Florida.
Missing Malaysian Plane - The Malaysian prime minister has announced that officials concluded that the plane that went missing over two weeks ago crashed somewhere in the Indian Ocean. The airline notified the passengers’ relatives via text message about what they found. The family members are not buying this explanation. Yesterday hundreds of friends and family members of the victims went to the Malaysian embassy to protest, say that they were being lied to and demand evidence. Some members said that they want to see debris. One of the family members have already filed a lawsuit. In the meantime Malaysian Airlines has offered $5,000 to the families of each passenger on board. Breaking news, now all of the sudden The Malaysian defense minister said that they had found 122 objects in the southern Indian Ocean
Nutter and Corbett's Private Meeting With Pope Francis Canceled - Mayor Nutter, Governor Corbett and 16 other civic leaders were supposed to have a private meeting with the Pope but it looks as if the meeting has been cancelled. Nutter and the other representatives hoped to speak to Pope Francis about coming to Philadelphia, but the communications coordinator for the trip announced that the meeting would no longer be taking place. Instead of the private meeting Nutter and Corbett meet the pope during a public speech with an audience. I just landed in Rome .. Ninjas!!! Mayor Nutter presented the pope with some local team jerseys, including one from St. Joseph's Prep inscribed with "Pope Francis."