BRANDY & MONICA ‘VERZUZ’ BROKE RECORDS: Brandy and Monica‘s VERZUZ event broke records on Monday night (August 31st), with 6 million people tuned in. VERZUZ announced the news on their Instagram, saying, “6+ MILLION in total (not 1.2M!) tuned in to watch the Super Bowl of Livestreams. This is the NEW TV. The queens @Brandy and @MonicaDenise broke all #VERZUZ records and more! We generated more than 1M tweets in the US (beating the VMAs), 1.9M tweets globally, and helped raise $250,000 for @WhenWeAllVote.”
REPORT: R. KELLY NEARLY STABBED DURING PRISON ATTACK: Reports say that R. Kelly was nearly stabbed when he was attacked by a fellow inmate inside Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center last week. According to Page Six, the inmate tried to stab the singer with a pen. Kelly’s attorney Steve Greenberg also revealed that the attack happened while the singer was sleeping in his cell and the inmate crept in and started “stomping on Kelly’s head, repeatedly. Greenberg, who filed a motion asking the court to release Kelly on bail, said in a statement, “This is an inmate that never should have been anywhere near Mr. Kelly, an individual who is charged with the most violent of crimes, and one who plainly has no respect for the rules, he has the phrase ‘Fu** The Feds’ tattooed on his face.” Kelly has been placed in solitary confinement following the attack. Kelly, who is awaiting trial on a series of child sex abuse charges, is scheduled to be tried first in New York, with jury selection tentatively slated to begin Sept. 29th.