The Philippines Department of Justice has issued a subpoena against rapper Chris Brown for allegedly defrauding a Christian church out of $1 million after he canceled a performance at a New Years Even event and failed to return the money.
Brown's name appears on the subpoena along with Canadian promoter John Michael Pio Roda after a $1 million estafa complaint was filed due to the singer skipping a scheduled musical performance for the Church of Christ in the Philippines, which is called Iglesia ni Cristo, on Dec. 31, 2014, at the Philippine Arena.
Grammy award-winning worship music singer Chris Tomlin has enlisted the help of several of the biggest names in CCM, such as Kari Jobe and Matt Redman, for his Worship Night in America event, which is scheduled to take place on Aug. 8. at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The event will also feature prominent speakers such as Christian author Max Lucado and Passion City pastor Louie Giglio. Other performers include Israel Houghton, Matt Maher, Rend Collective, Hillsong member Reuben Morgan, Phil Wickham and Kim Walker.
Worship Night in America will also stop off in Sacramento, California, and Denver, Colorado. Tomlin explained the significance of kicking-off the tour in New York City to Christian entertainment news source Breathecast earlier this month. more >>
He says he's not an atheist, but former born-again California rapper, actor, director and record producer Hopsin, whose real name is Marcus Jamal Hopson — who caused a stir last summer when he revealed he had lost his faith via the lyrics of his angst-filled song "Ill Mind of Hopsin 7" — says God is yet to prove to him that He exists.
In a recent interview with Hard Knock TV, Hopsin, 29, who released his latest album Pound Syndrome on Friday, explained his reason for walking away from Christianity. He said he was still searching for God, praised the human brain as a "godly organ" and revealed that if he gets proof that God is real he would have no problem dedicating "100 percent" of his life and time to Him.
In what appears to be a public cry for help to God, popular R&B singer Chris Brown recently lamented his life as a burden that would make the "average man" commit suicide and says he's tired of the devil ruining his life.
In an Instagram post he shared with his fans last week, Brown said he thinks the average man would have committed suicide if he had to endure what he has to deal with on a daily basis and says he heard "God speak for the first time."
"When u tired of the [expletive] devil ruining your life and u hear God speak for the first time. No one knows what I deal with on a day to day. The average man wouldn't hesitate to blow his [expletive] brains out ...," wrote Brown in the post. more >>
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died on Sunday night at the age of 22 after nearly six months of medical treatments.
"She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months," her family said in a statement.
Brown, the daughter of Grammy-award winning singer Whitney Houston, was hospitalized in January after being found unresponsive face-down in a bathtub inside her home in Roswell, Georgia. The incident occurred almost three years to the date that Houston was found dead in a bathtub in a Beverly Hilton hotel. more >>
Ciara Harris, the 29-year-old singer whose NFL player boyfriend Russell Wilson recently revealed some intimate details about their relationship, says she's not upset with the Christian athlete for telling the world about their physical relationship, or lack thereof.
In an interview with "Access Hollywood," the singer known as Ciara spoke about waiting "until the deal is sealed" to engage in any sexual activity with the 26-year-old Seattle Seahawks quarterback.
Wilson first made the announcement when he appeared at The Rock Church in San Diego on July 5 and told pastor Miles McPherson that God told him to lead Ciara in a vow of celibacy. more >>