*Just in case you missed the hilarious moment, U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte stood atop the Olympic podium dawning a one of a kind all-American grill.
Yes his mouth was glistening with a bedazzled American flag thanks to a custom creation from rapper Paul Wall and business partner Johnny Dang.
“For him to represent us and our culture, the grill culture, it’s just shining a light on hip-hop in the Olympics,” Wall told XXLMag.com.
“Everyone’s talking about it … it’s just an incredible thing to be part of. I’m just honored to be part of it. There’s not too many world-class swimmers wearing our grill.”
Word is that Lochte was told he would risk not receiving his medal if he put it on, but he was smart and waited until it was in hand to pop it in his mouth.
The grill contains diamonds and red rubies, valued between $15,000 and $25,000.
Lochte is obviously quite fond of the “urban” culture and the women in it too. Photos surfaced recently, proving that the swimmer and “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star, K.Michelle know each other at the very least.
While it’s not been completely confirmed that the two are an item, per se, in the video below K. Michelle does say they are very close friends.
*Charlie Sheen has agreed to host an event at the Insane Clown Posse’s 12th annual “Gathering of the Juggalos” festival, to be held on Aug. 11 in the tiny town of Cave-in-Rock in Illinois.
The four-day festival features mainly rap artists such as Lil Jon, Ice Cube, Busta Rhymes, Xzibit, Vanilla Ice, Paul Wall, The Dayton Family, Mystikal and Juvenile, but Sheen will take to the stage for day two of the festival, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Flavor Flav and Dustin “Screech” Diamond have been confirmed as hosts on separate nights
Hip-hop outcasts the Insane Clown Posse organize this annual festival, which also includes a Ms. Juggalette contest, carnival rides, a Prince Vs Michael Jackson BBQ, a wet T-shirt contest, panels, a freestyle contest, a bring your own breakfast and more, according to The Urban Buzz.
Last year, the annual Gathering of the Juggalos ended in controversy when Internet model/reality show star Tila Tequila was assaulted by hundreds of Juggalos, who surrounded her trailer and through blunt objects at her.
Additionally, Method Man and Redman were injured when fans threw bottles at the artists during their performance, resulting in the pair threatening lawsuits against ICP and the festival.
*Texas rapper and honorary brother, Paul Wall, has lost over 100 pounds after undergoing a dramatic weight loss surgery procedure called the Gastric Sleeve. He explained in the upcoming Ozone Magazine his battle with weight and the importance of losing the pounds for health and lifestyle reasons. When did you decide to get serious about losing weight? Honestly, when we were in Afghanistan and [reps for VH1's] Celebrity Fit Club were contacting [me] about coming on the show. That was a hell of a wake-up call. [Being fat] isn’t a secret. You can look in the mirror and try to hide it and cover it up, and it may work here or there, but there ain’t no shirt or hat you can put on or haircut you can get to hide the fact that you’re morbidly obese. That’s what the doctor said: I was “morbidly obese.” I decided not to do [the show] but it was still a wake-up call to have people calling you saying, “Hey, you’re really, really fat.”
What kind of weight-loss surgery did you get? The surgery I got is called gastric sleeve. There’s three kinds: gastric bypass, lap band, and the gastric sleeve. Gastric bypass is the one where you lose the most weight the quickest; it’s for people who are 400-500 pounds and have health problems that they need to fix right away. Since [the weight loss] happens so fast it leaves you with a lot of saggy skin. The lap band, which is very popular, is when they put a band around your stomach and it makes you feel like you’re full, so you don’t eat. But there’s ways to cheat with it, and with the lap band, you can always get it removed to go back to normal. [My weight] has been up and down my whole life, so I wanted to do something to permanently fix the problem. Since going back and forth on the drugs for years and taking diet pills, my metabolism was really gone. So I decided to go with the gastric sleeve, because it’s a little more serious than the lap band. They also cut out the hormones that make you hungry. So I actually don’t even get hungry anymore. The doctor talked me out of doing the lap band; he told me it’s the most popular, but it’s not as effective. With the lap band, you lose about 50% of your excess weight. I was 120 pounds overweight. I weighed 320 pounds, and I’m six feet tall. So with the lap band I still would’ve been morbidly obese. With the gastric sleeve, you typically lose 80% of your excess fat. I lost 100 pounds with it, so that’s putting me in a more healthy weight class.
*Since everybody else is doing a reality show, why not mixed rtap couple Paul Wall and his wife Crystal Slayton?
Hmm, good or bad idea? Doesn’t matter, it’s about to happen.
We don’t have the specifics, but the show is said to focus on Wall’s family life, as he juggles the duties of being both a family man and a popular rap star.
Like we said, good idea or bad?
The inspiration for the reality show came after Crystal appeared on an E! special called ‘Hip Hop Wives,’ which depicted the lives of various rapper’s wives, including Mos Def, DMX and Uncle Luke’s better halves, reports The Boom Box.com.
Paul Wall is currently working on his forthcoming fifth solo album, ‘Heart of a Champion,’ and is scheduled to perform on March 17 at SXSW in Austin, Texas, where he will appear on stage with former rival Chamillionaire for the first time in years.