July 4th Gave the Couple Even More Reason to Celebrate
Bling was served at this barbecue!
The fireworks may have lit the sky yesterday, but a beaming engagement ring was shining from Kirsten Corley's finger when Chance the Rapper, the father of their daughter, Kensli, proposed on bended knee at a July 4th barbeque.
"Kirsten Katrina Corley, will you make me a man and be my wife?" That was all it took for the "yes" Chance was after as family and friends looked on with delight. Chance is only 25-years-old, but the couple has been together for years. That said, as reported by People, "The pair began dating in 2013, but they separated in May 2016 when Corley filed court documents to declare the rapper Kensli's father. She asked the courts to remain "sole caretaker" of their daughter and also requested child support. Corley withdrew her filing in January 2017 when she and the rapper reconciled."
It looks like the past year has proven to be bliss for the couple who will now be taking a major step in their relationship. Next up? Close-ups of the ring, "wedding watch," and speculations of a second child…in true celeb-obsessed fashion.
Congrats to Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley. Taking a chance on love is all about following your heart. Oh, and updating your Facebook status.
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Current owner Jeff Lowe claims there are bodies, including "a young American Indian boy," buried on the property
It was recently reported that Carole Baskin had been awarded the property of the Tiger King Zoo—formerly the G.W. Zoo—in Wynnewood, Oklahoma after a judgment found in her favor.
As fans of the Netflix docuseries Tiger King will know, her long-standing legal feud with Joe Exotic (AKA Joseph Maldonado-Passage, né Shreibvogel) over his violation of the Big Cat Rescue trademark resulted in a million dollar settlement in her favor. But for the most part Exotic managed to dodge paying Baskin through a series of illegal property transfers that temporarily protected his animal park from seizure.
Now that Exotic is in prison for attempting to have Baskin murdered—along with illegal animal trafficking and several violations of the Endangered Species Act—a judge has finally ruled that the park is hers, and she will be taking over ownership of the 16-acre property later this year. But Jeff Lowe—the park's current owner and the personification of a mid-life crisis—insists that there are no hard feelings, saying, "She deserves this property."
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The singers magnetic hit, which debuted at No. 1 on this day in 1967, still fiercely resonates
On this day in 1967, Aretha Franklin's "Respect" debuted at No.1 on the U.S. charts. The Otis Redding re-imagining would become the definitive song of the 1960's Civil Rights and Feminist Movements.
At just 24-years-old, the soon-to-be Queen of Soul took a song that was a desperate plea for companionship and transformed it into a cutthroat demand for equality. "Come to me for I'm begging, come to me for I'm begging, darling," Redding howls in his version. "Your kisses, sweeter than honey," Franklin croons on her re-imagining almost in direct response. "And guess what? So is my money." When Franklin's version continued to grow in popularity, Redding felt both emasculated and proud. "The next song is a song that a girl took away from me. A good friend of mine." Redding said playfully before diving into his rendition during his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival.