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Nicki Minaj has lucky escape as bullets fired at Tekashi69 shoot entered her dressing room

Nicki had not arrived at the venue yet (Picture: Rex/ Splash News)
Nicki Minaj had a lucky escape.

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Nicki had not arrived at the venue yet (Picture: Rex/ Splash News)

Nicki Minaj had a lucky escape.

Bullets that fired at Tekashi69s music video shoot had entered the rappers dressing room – but she had not arrived at the scene yet.

The news comes after Kanye West confirmed his safety to worried fans after it was reported he was at the mansion where the video was being filmed.

Now, sources close to the production have told TMZ that at least one bullet pierced the window of the master bedroom where Nicki and her crew were set to chill during the video shoot.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Nicki Minaj arrives to Harper's BAZAAR ICONS at The Plaza Hotel on September 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Nicki was supposed to take Tekashis room where the shoots were fired (Picture: GC Images)

The publication claims that the original plan was for Tekashi, also known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, to be in that room, but he decided the day before that the Barbie Dreams hitmaker should have it.

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Tekashi was filming a video at an $80 million (£61 million) estate in Beverly Hills on Thursday night when gunshots were reportedly heard ringing out.

According to TMZ, police received a call at 10.25pm and rushed to the shoot.

A witness told the website that eight shots were fired in an apparent drive-by.

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Kanye was at the house where the shooting occurred (Picture: EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS)

One bullet entered a bedroom of the building. Nobody was hurt in the incident.

Production of the music video was halted following the incident as police are continuing to investigate the scene.

50 Cent posted this picture of a bullet hole in a bedroom window at the reported house where Tekashis video was shooting.

On Friday Kanye, who left immediately after the shooting, took to social media to let everyone know he was fine.

Yeezy also confirmed that wife Kim Kardashian and the rest of the family were safe after The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was forced to evacuate her home after a wildfire ripped through her neighbourhood.

But worried fans were to told exhale and relax as the rapper tweeted: Thank you for everyones prayers. Our family is safe and close.

The commotion at the Tekashi video shoot comes three months after shots were fired near the set of Tekashis video with 50 Cent.

The rappers were filming in Brooklyn when a car is believed to have shown up, with one of its occupants firing off 11 shots.

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Tekashi, 22, recently avoided jail time after being sentenced to four years of probation after a child sex case.

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Tekashi also had a lucky escape (Picture: Splash News)

The rapper – real name Daniel Hernandez – was handed the sentence by a Manhattan court, he must also complete 1000 hours of community service as well as avoid any involvement with gangs or any further arrests.

He is not required to register as a sex offender and must refrain from posting sexually explicit material or violent images of children or women.

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In 2015, Hernandez admitted using a 13-year-old in a sexual act. He made the confession as part of a youth offender plea deal and this case would be closed on good behaviour after two years.

Hernandez was then also required to carry out 300 hours of community service and complete his education (GED).

Hours after his sentencing, one of the rappers crew was shot at a celebration in a restaurant where a brawl broke out.

Metro.co.uk has contacted Nickis rep for comment.

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Director ‘an idiot’ for flashing at stars including Cameron Diaz

Green Book director Peter Farrelly has apologised and called himself an “idiot” after a story emerge..

Green Book director Peter Farrelly has apologised and called himself an "idiot" after a story emerged in which stars told how he liked to flash his genitals as a joke.

New York Magazine's The Cut published excerpts of a story which ran in Newsweek in 1998, which said Farrelly and his brother and frequent film-making partner Bobby Farrelly would "prank" colleagues.

The Farrelly brothers are best known for comedies including Dumb and Dumber, Shallow Hal, Kingpin and There's Something About Mary.

Image: Cameron Diaz starred in the Farrelly brothers' There's Something About Mary

Those who spoke to Newsweek about being tricked included film executive Tom Rothman and actress Cameron Diaz, who was starring in There's Something About Mary at the time.

Both treated the incidents as a prank, The Cut article notes.

Peter Farrelly has had something of a reinvention with last year's Green Book, a comedy-drama about racism set in the Deep South in the 1960s, which he directed on his own.

Director Peter Farrelly and the Green Book cast on stage at the Golden Globes 2019
Image: Farrelly won a Golden Globe with Green Book

The film stars Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen as a black concert pianist and his Italian-American driver who become unlikely friends, and won a Golden Globe at the weekend for best musical or comedy film, as well as the awards for best supporting actor for Ali and best screenplay.

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Following The Cut's article, Farrelly issued a statement through his publicists saying the stories were true.

"I was an idiot," he said. "I did this decades ago and I thought I was being funny and the truth is I'm embarrassed and it makes me cringe now. I'm deeply sorry."

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Gary Oldman surprises fans as he narrates David Bowie app on late singers birthday

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He was good friends with the late singer so it only makes sense that Gary Oldman features on the new David Bowie app.

To coincide with what would have been Bowies 72nd birthday and third death anniversary, the David Bowie Is app arrived earlier this week giving fans an interactive exhibition into the life and stellar career of the iconic British singer, who died on 10 January 2016.

Fans can navigate their way through hundreds of Bowies earliest stage outfits, videos, handwritten lyrics and diary entries in 360-degree detail. Its a digital adaptation of the critically-acclaimed V&A Museum exhibition, which launched in 2013 and toured around the world before closing last summer.

It was a no-brainer for Gary to feature on the David Bowie app (Picture: Getty Images)

But perhaps one of the top highlights is Oldman narrating a visual of Bowies 1974 Diamond Dogs Tour. In his voiceover, the Oscar-winning actor says the tour featured contemporary music and theatre several years ahead of its time and a stellar lineup of theatrical collaborators quite unlike that of any previous rock tour.

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The historic tour boasted a dystopian cityscape theme, inspired by George Orwells classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

On his involvement with the project, Oldman said in a statement: This brings the amazing David Bowie Is exhibition to a wider audience. Its great that his fans get to experience it. It was a privilege to be involved.

09 January 2019, US, New York: The picture of pop musician David Bowie can be seen on the display of a smartphone. An elaborately designed app recounts the life and career of pop musician David Bowie (1947-2016). The app serves as a digital version of the exhibition "David Bowie Is", which visited more than two million people worldwide on its tour through twelve cities. Photo: Johannes Schmitt-Tegge/dpa
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09 January 2019, US, New York: A picture of pop musician David Bowie can be seen on the display of a smartphone. An elaborately designed app recounts the life and career of pop musician David Bowie (1947-2016). The app serves as a digital version of the exhibition "David Bowie Is", which visited more than two million people worldwide on its tour through twelve cities. Photo: Johannes Schmitt-Tegge/dpa
The app is an adaptation of the V&A exhibition (Picture: Avalon.red)
09 January 2019, US, New York: The picture of pop musician David Bowie can be seen on the display of a smartphone. An elaborately designed app recounts the life and career of pop musician David Bowie (1947-2016). The app serves as a digital version of the exhibition "David Bowie Is", which visited more than two million people worldwide on its tour through twelve cities. Photo: Johannes Schmitt-Tegge/dpa
Browse through handwritten letters and original lyrics (Picture: Avalon.red)

Oldman, 60, was known to have an especially close friendship with Bowie and made a cameo in the late singers 2013 music video for The Next Day. The pair also starred together in the 1996 movie Basquiat. (more…)

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As Lady Gaga apologises for working with R Kelly, all the stars who have spoken out against him

The allegations of sexual abuse against R Kelly have been brought into the spotlight again by the Li..

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The allegations of sexual abuse against R Kelly have been brought into the spotlight again by the Lifetime docu-series Surviving R Kelly.

Fresh investigations into the Ignition singer have been launched in Chicago and Atlanta into allegations of sexual and physical abuse made against him by a number of women.

The 52-year-old is accused of holding five women in a sex cult, as well as having sexual contact with girls as young as 14. R Kelly has strongly denied these allegations.

While the attention on the allegations has ramped up since the airing of Surviving R Kelly, rumours have been rampant since the 90s, when the singer allegedly married Aaliyah when she was 15 and he was 27.

In light of the documentary, Lady Gaga – who collaborated with R Kelly on the 2013 song Do What You Want – has apologised for working with the R&B star.

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Lady Gaga is pulling Do What You Want from streaming platforms (Picture: Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

In a note on social media, Gaga wrote: As a victim of sexual assault myself, I made both the song and the video at a dark time in my life, my intention was to create something extremely defiant and provocative because I was angry and still hadnt processed the trauma that had occurred in my own life.

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The song is called “Do What U Want (With My Body),” I think its clear how explicitly twisted my thinking was at the time. If I could go back and have a talk with my younger self Id tell her to go through the therapy I have since then, so that I could understand the confused post-traumatic state that I was in—or if therapy was not available to me or anyone in my situation—to seek help, and speak as openly and honestly as possible about what weve been through.

I cant go back but I can go forward and continue to support women, men and people of all seuxal identities and of all races who are victims of sexual assault. I have demonstrated my stance on this issue and others many times throughout my career. (more…)

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