*The-Dream has made headlines this morning on two fronts.
TMZ is reporting that he’s wanted by New York authorities for allegedly punching, kicking, and strangling his ex-girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time. And in the midst of this, he found time to record and release a record last night ripping racist LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
The alleged domestic incident took place in April 2013 at the Plaza Hotel, roughly three months before Dream’s ex-GF Lydia Nam gave birth to his son, TMZ reports.
It’s unclear what prompted the alleged attack and if Nam ever sought medical attention — but for some reason, she didn’t file a police report until November, which is when she described the alleged assault to police.
According to law enforcement sources, Dream (real name Terius Nash) is now wanted for questioning by police in connection with Nam’s allegations — which means if they find him, he’ll be taken into custody.
Dream insists Nam is lying, and sources close to the producer tell TMZ that he thinks she’s a vengeful woman plotting to use this alleged crime as a way to extend her visa in the U.S. (Nam is Canadian.)
According to law enforcement sources, Dream was already arrested in connection with a separate domestic violence incident (also involving Nam) last June in Newport Beach, CA, but she refused to press charges. As a result, the D.A. rejected the case.
As for his song, it’s called “Black” and was posted as a video yesterday, hours after NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced that Sterling has been banned for life and fined $2.5 million for his racist remarks. The song’s chorus: “I feel real black right now.”