Ron Artest To Change His Name To “Metta World Peace”

We knew this guy was a little off but WTF?  L.A. Laker Ron Artest has filed a petition at a Los Angeles Superior Court to have his name legally changed to “Metta World Peace”. 

And if you’re wondering, Metta is said to be a Buddhist term for Loving, Kindness, Happiness etc….

According to TMZ, he will have to wait until August before he can officially call himself by his proposed new name Mr. Metta World Peace, because that’s the earliest he can get in front of a judge.

As of now, the Lakers forward has a hearing scheduled for August 26 to make it legal, but according to the documents, anyone wishing to challenge Artest’s name selection can object in writing up until two days before the hearing. So if you don’t like it do something bout it.

Of course Ron Ron was a top trending topic on Twitter (Click Here) check out just a few of the jokes below:

Even Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak was asked his thoughts on the name change and perhaps had the best response of them all:

Earlier this year Artest was recently awarded the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award from the NBA for his work with mental health awareness. Artest himself has also become a lovable character, especially for NBA fans, if, for nothing else, than his silly, yet, sometimes bizarre antics. With that in mind, perhaps the name change shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. But “Metta World Peace” ? Really Ron? Really?
As for Artest, or, World Peace, he’s taking all the comments in stride.

New Video: Pill – Ridin’ On Dat Pole

SpiffTV brings us Pill’s new “flick” NSFW (That’s Not Safe For Work) off  Self Made.

BMF & Big Meech Film Coming Soon

Were you unfamiliar with that “Big Meech” guy who Rick Ross thought he was on the song Blowin’ Money Fast (BMF),”  don’t worry, Program Pictures plans to explain who Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his Black Mafia Family are and what they were all about. The company has acquired the motion picture rights to the story of the Detroit-based drug-trafficking empire created by “Big Meech”, who entered the hip-hop music scene through BMF Entertainment.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Program’s L.T. Hutton will produce with Morgan Creek’s David Robinson. Both are also producing the Tupac Shakur , which will be directed by Antoine Fuqua and starts production later this year.

“We have a passion and enthusiasm in bringing Big Meech’s story to the big screen,” commented Hutton. “We’re working closely with Meech and Tammy Cowins to make sure every aspect of the story is done correctly. Over the upcoming months, we’ll be working on getting a script together so we can begin filming as early as next year.”

New Video: Rick Ross – 9 Piece (ft. Lil Wayne)


Sean Kingston Released From Hospital

Yesterday, a rep from Kingston’s camp confirmed with MTV that he was released on Tuesday from Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital. Three weeks ago, Sean was hospitalized after a jet-ski accident.

Buju Banton Sentenced To 10 Years

Buju Banton was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a 2009 cocaine deal. His first time in court ended in a mistrial but in his second this past February, he was found guilty on the charges. Following his release, he will also have to serve five years of probation.

New Video: Curren$y – She Don’t Want A Man

Check out Hot Spitta’s latest flick in support of his upcoming album.  Weekend At Burnie’s out June 28.

New Video: Mikkey Halsted – Linen ft. Twista

Here’s the video for Mikkey and Twista’s newest collab “Linen”. Produced by The Bizness. Can you say Chi City.

Missy Elliott Speaks On Been Battling Graves Disease

Hip-hop star Missy Elliot has revealed she has been quietly suffering with a major autoimmune disease.

In 2008 the Grammy Award winning hit-maker was diagnosed with Graves’ disease – a disorder which affects the thyroid – and she admits the symptoms came on so fast; she almost lost her ability to do everyday things like drive and write.

She tells People magazine, “I was (driving and) trying to put my foot on the brake, but my leg was jumping. I couldn’t keep the brake down and almost crashed… I couldn’t write because my nervous system was so bad – I couldn’t even use a pen.” 

And after suffering a slew of other side effects, including hair loss and mood swings, Elliot turned to radiation – which ultimately improved her condition.

She adds, “I’m 30 pounds lighter because I’ve been exercising. My thyroid is functioning, so I haven’t had to take medication in about nine months. (But) you live with it for the rest of your life.”

DJ Khaled Thanks His Fans

In his latest vlog provided by Dazed One Productions, DJ Khaled takes a few minutes to extend gratitude to all for supporting his top 5 single, “I’m On One”. We The Best Forever on July 19th.