» EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside The Front Lines Of D.C.'s Women's March -- What The REAL Message Was About» New Podcast Episode -- Natasha & Kamie Crawford Get REAL About Sex, Body Confidence & Business In Curvy Girlhood» EXCLUSIVE: Cardi B Says She’s Dropping Hood Tracks Now, But Wants That Pop Life Later
Late Def Jam VP Shakir Stewart's Family Speaks Out
Nov 03 | by Natasha
Shakir Stewart's family has released a statement, along with his fiance Michelle Rivers, about his apparent suicide over the weekend. The family has stated that his behavior over the past few weeks was very much out of the norm for him and seemed to be in extremely deep pain despite help from family and friends: On Sunday (November 2), his fiancée, Michelle Rivers, released a joint statement with the rest of his family.
"We would like to thank Shakir's friends for the tremendous outpouring of love and support we have received during this difficult time. It has helped us to cope with our overwhelming grief and sadness. It is difficult to express or explain in words what led to the tragic occurrence on Saturday. Over the past several weeks, Shakir's behavior was inconsistent with the man we all know and love. As much as we all tried to help him, Shakir was in deep pain and largely suffering in silence. Please remember Shakir for who he was ... a wonderful father, partner, son and friend."Christopher Hicks, a friend of 18 years and fellow music executive, last spoke with Stewart about a week ago:
“Whatever happened over the past 24 hours is not a testament to who we all know,” Hicks said Sunday. “He was a one-of-a-kind individual. If you looked on his Blackberry [stamp] it said ‘One of one.’Stewart was 34 years old. Cobb County Police spokeswoman Cassie Reece was quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, telling the paper that his body was found in the bathroom of his home around 4 p.m. Saturday. Apparently the earlier reports of him being found in his NY apt. were incorrect. He was taken to Kennestone hospital with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and later pronounced dead. Such sad news. R.I.P.
» Soulja Boy Got Jacked On Live Stream While Walking Through The Hood -- Or Did He?!» Fight Breaks Out At Ricky Harris' Funeral! Sherri Shepherd Gives Play-By-Play & Snoop Seemingly Responds» Rapper Kodak Black ‘Accidentally’ Flashes Package To The World On Live Stream, Claps Back At Haters Calling His Peen ‘Lil Kodak’
» Chris Brown Loves Partying At Same Club As His Exes—This Time He Has A New Chick On His Arm + The Game’s Manager Says Floyd & 50 Have Nothing To Do With Soulja vs. Chris Fight» OH? The Weeknd & Selena Gomez CONFIRM Coupledom Status With Kisses (PICS) + Fetty Wap’s Ex-Alexis Sky Says She Did NOT Leak Sex Tape » Shirley Caesar Backtracks On Defending Kim Burrell, “Let’s Go On With Our Lives”
» Janelle Monae Is A Goddess, And She Just Proved Why» GALS WHO DO BOTH -- Karrueche, Zuri Hall & Tracey Edmonds Report From The Red Carpet, Then Floss Their Own Looks» EXCLUSIVE: Lil Mama Spills About On-Screen Love Interest Lance Gross + Will Smith, Jaden, Naomie Harris & 'Collateral Beauty' Cast Party It Up
» Solange Soothes D.C. With Soulful Set At Peace Ball Celebration + LGBTQ Activists Get LITTY Outside Of VP-Elect Mike Pence’s Home» Joseline Hernandez Makes First Post-Baby Appearance In See-Through Bodysuit+ Tara & Amina Celebrate Peter Gunz’s Birthday» Jamie Foxx's Ridiculous Response To His Alleged L.A. Brawl + The Golden Globe Afterparties Brought Everybody Out
» EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside The Front Lines Of D.C.'s Women's March -- What The REAL Message Was About» Rihanna Brought Some Bomb Fashion With A Message To The #WomensMarch Protest» OBAMA OUT! Barack Obama Praises Staffers In Farewell Speech On Inauguration Day + See Inside The White House -- It's Now A Ghost Town
» EXCLUSIVE: Cardi B Says She’s Dropping Hood Tracks Now, But Wants That Pop Life Later » Issa Rae Ups The Caped Dress Game In ELLE Magazine + Watch Trailer For Issa & Jussie Smollet’s New YouTube Series “Giants”» UP TO SOMETHING: DJ Khaled & Mariah Carey Cooking Up Music In The Studio + Jenifer Lewis, Brandy & Roz Ryan Are #InTheseStreets (Again)
» Serena Williams CHECKS Reporter Who TRIED It + iLoveMakonnen Wants The World To Know He’s Gay » BASKETBALL BEEF: Russell Westbrook Promises Payback For That Zaza Pachulia Flagrant Disrespect + Former Besties Kevin Durant & Russell STILL Icing Each Other» Amber Rose & Val On Kiss Cam At Knicks Game + Ciara Talks Having Standrads In Cosmo Magazine, Exchanges Love Messages With Russell Wilson After Hard Seahawks Loss (Future Says He Was At Game As A Fan)
» Blac Chyna Releases Hot & UNbothered Pics After Kardashian Sisters TRIED IT. They Want To Stop Her Angela Kardashian Trademark.» Draya Serves Up Bossy Fierceness For VULKAN + Derrick Rose’s Son PJ Brings Kiddie Fab In New Photoshoot » Janet Jackson Releases Her Own Baby Bump Photo, And It's Beautiful!