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Club Madonna shut down 13 yr old girl caught dancing

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – A four page order, signed by the City Manager of Miami Beach, effectively shut down Club Madonna for six months. The City says they are doing so in an effort to protect the public, but the club’s owners say it’s payback because of a pending lawsuit.

The neon lights are off on 15th and Washington, the doors are locked, and the Club Madonna Limo is sitting in park.  For the first time in decades, South Beach’s only strip club was ordered to close and stop doing business by city order.

Jimmy Morales, City Manager, said, “If it’s so easy for human traffickers to kidnap a 13 year-old girl and bring her to dance at the club without anyone noticing…How can we be assured that this is not going to happen again to other girls in our community?”

Morales served the shutdown notice late Friday just before the end of business. He called the strip joint a danger to public safety following allegations that a 13 year-old runaway was forced to dance as an exotic nude dancer.

Morales said, “My role as city manager is to do what I think is right and to enforce our code and to protect our residents and that’s exactly what I’m doing.”

The Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office and Miami Police arrested three people accusing them of forcing the minor to prostitute herself and dance at Club Madonna. The owner, Leroy Griffith, said he didn’t know about it and is outraged.

Griffith said, “Very disappointing. This club has been open and operating for 20 some odd years with no problems until I sued the city of Miami Beach for a liquor license.”

The city and club are currently at odds over a liquor license. In a phone interview, Club Madonna’s lawyer told CBS4′s Jamie Guirola, that the official rrder revoking the Occupational License “…is not a coincidence…it’s tactical, malicious, & vindictive.”

Morales responded, “A 13 year-old girl dances at his club. I’m responding to that. If that’s tactical, vindictive then I don’t know the meanings of those words.”

Guirola asked Griffith, “One of the things the City Manager says that played a role in the decision is that you didn’t know what was going on in your club. Do you have anything to say about that?”

Griffith responded, “I was on a cruise. I wasn’t here and I’ll talk to you here all tomorrow.”

The temporary suspension also has the backing of the Miami Beach’s new Mayor Philip Levine. He tweeted that he stands by the decision.

Griffith said he is filing for injunctions tomorrow.  The club is not to do any kind of business for six months, but the owner hopes to have it back open next week.

Kendrick Lamar At Art Basel In Miami

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Superstar rapper Kendrick Lamar kicked off Art Basel at Mana Wynwood in Miami last night.
The evening was sponsored by Flaunt Magazine and 3p Productions. The Belvedere was flowing as TDE’s newest artist on the roster Sza performed, while celebs like songwriter/producer/executive Rico Love enjoyed the event.

Check out some pictures below courtesy of ExclusiveAccess.net/Thaddeus McAdams:

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ScHoolboy Q (Los Angeles, CA) – Man Of THe Year

ScHoolboy Q – Man Of THe Year
Kendrick Lamar canceled his performance for GQ’s Man Of The Year party due to their less than stellar article on him, but this song actually has nothing to do with that. ScHoolboy Q takes the liberty of claiming himself the man of the year in the animatedly boastful fashion he regularly loves touting. It’s a fairly straightforward song, especially with the somewhat repetitive nature of the chorus, but the general vibe is really damn enjoyable nonetheless. I absolutely love the plush sample taken from the song Cherry by Chromatics, and how it was reworked into this smooth yet gripping head-nodder. You’ll find Man Of THe Year on his upcoming album OxyMoron, which should be getting an offical release date sometime this week.
“Brah, I see girls everywhere. Titty, ass, hands in the air. It’s a party over here. Shake it for the man of the year. Man of the year. Man of the bounce.”

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Joey Bada$$ (Brooklyn, NY) – Two Lips (Prod. by J Dilla

Joey Bada$$ has stated before in an interview that J Dilla is his all time favorite producer. So you can imagine why it’s an especially big deal for him, given that unlike the two songs Where It’$ At and Snakes off of his mixtape 1999 that utilize J Dilla beats, Two Lips boasts a completely unreleased instrumental from the legendary producer, courtesy of Maureen Yancey (aka J Dilla’s mother). She is also the founder of the J Dilla Foundation, and is using the seven-inch record sales of this song to help further fund the foundation’s goal, which is to provide instruments and music lessons for less fortunate children. I would link the site where you can buy them at, but in just two days after being released on Black Friday everything is already sold out.
The instrumental definitely possesses that J Dilla vibe with its muddy drums and whimsical keyboard. Joey also delivers some really incredible lyricism. He’s still only 18, yet many of his verses, such as with Bird’s Eye View, represent some of the most distinguished in the game right now. The ending is magnificent and particularly appropriate being spit over a Dilla beat. Here are the lyrics.
“He told me never to forget, and never to force it. To embrace this time and glorious moments. ‘Cuz you could die in a second, so open up within before I get to dissectin’. I woke up again, but this time forgettin’. Scratchin’ my chin, like ‘that was rather interestin”. I turn to the small coffee table on the right. Pick up my pen and turn on my thinkin’ light….Having somersaulted my eyelids, awaken from a dream to perceive that I live.”

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