Cardi B’s Dentist Also Making Money Moves After Shout-Out on “Bodak Yellow”

Cardi B is absolutely killing it right now. She has officially dethroned Taylor Swift from the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with her breakout hit “Bodak Yellow,” making it the first solo woman-fronted rap single to top the chart since Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” back in 1998. But Cardi’s song has done a lot more than just make America’s summer better. 

Cardi’s dentist, Dr. Catrise Austin, has reported a significant boom in business due to just one shout-out in the song, proving Cardi B is really out here helping everyone she can make money moves, just like herself. For reference: in one of the verses of “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi raps, “Got a bag and fixed my teeth/Hope you hoes know it ain’t cheap.”

Cardi’s dentist has also done work on DJ Khaled, Common, Toni Braxton, Omarosa Manigault, and Busta Rhymes—but it was only after Cardi B rapped about her work that Dr. Austin noticed a bump in her business. And it’s a pretty significant one: Dr. Austin told TMZ her business has tripled so far, with people Googling and calling her to find out more. She also claims that Cardi’s dental work cost as much as a luxury SUV.

“Just this week, I've got so many calls because people want to know 'who is Cardi B's dentist,'” Dr. Austin said in a video posted to TMZ. She also said Cardi's major dental work last year, followed by the rapper's skyrocketing success, has inspired people of all kinds to come in and change their smile, and consequently “change their lives.” 

 

got a bag & fixed our teeth 😁😂 @iamcardib [shot by @kodaklens]  #BIG3 #FightWeekend #Vegas

A post shared by Fabolous (@myfabolouslife) on Sep 1, 2017 at 3:14pm PDT

Rapper Fabolous realized the genius of the line a while ago when he posted a photo with Cardi to his Instagram with the lyrics as a caption, also pointing to some dental work he had done as well. After all, Cardi is definitely not ashamed of her come-up, nor is she trying to hide the fact that she knows where to spend the money coming in from her burgeoning music career. She's open about the work she's done with Dr. Austin in the past, claiming “if you don't feel comfortable about something, go and fix it.”

But it's a testament to Cardi's confidence that she didn't even seem all that bothered pre-dental work. At least not as bothered as her haters, as she tweeted in 2016. 

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This Albuquerque Station’s News Van Was Carjacked During a Report on Crime

Michelle Donaldson, the news director of local Albuquerque station KOB-TV, may be taking back one of her longstanding rules about the NBC affiliate’s stories, after someone stole the station’s news van during an on-location shoot about local crime.

“I have a rule, that you can never be the lead of your own newscast,” Donaldson told the Albuquerque Journal. “So this violates that rule.”

As Donaldson’s crew gathered footage in Downtown Abuquerque for a report about a local company contemplating a move because of an increase in crime, at least one thief made off with their van.

Members of the station were able to recover the van about an hour later without any police intervention. According to reports, crew members used the on-board GPS system in the vehicle to track its whereabouts after the thief apparently abandoned the damaged van. Donaldson said the vehicle was locked and no keys were left inside, leaving her somewhat confused as to how the thief started the SUV.

“Our entire news crew is a little shaken up,” said KOB-TV reporter Kai Porter. “Our news car was stolen from this parking lot here at Central and 1st as we were getting set up for our live shot. Our crew’s okay, we called 9-1-1 and reported it to police. But it just goes to show you that anybody can be impacted by crime down here in this area.”

The live shot was slated to be part of a story about tech startup, Lavu, and the company’s growing concerns about crime in the area. Instead, members of the KOB-TV news staff ended up being subjects of the very type of criminal activity their report was spotlighting.

“We were doing a story about those concerns, and the city’s response to those concerns when, ironically, we became victims of crime ourselves in exactly the area they’re talking about,” Donaldson said.

Despite damage to the SUV, no members of the KOB-TV news crew were harmed.

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Video Shows Moment Safaree Was Allegedly Attacked by Meek Mill’s Crew

After Safaree Samuels took to social media Friday night making claims Meek Mill's crew jumped him, a large number of people went into full on “we don’t believe you, you need more people” mode. Safaree began trending on Twitter Saturday morning, as users dragged him for his allegations against Meek. There was initially skepticism towards Safaree’s claims, but TMZ has provided a video (above) clearly showing the Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood cast member being assaulted just after Meek Mill exits an approaching SUV.

Safaree
Image via TMZ

The altercation is believed to have happened at DJ Khaled's pre-BET Awards party at a venue in West Hollywood. Safaree can be seen exchanging pleasantries with someone else at the event before two men appear to emerge from Meek's SUV, chase Safaree across the street, and land a few punches. The scuffle briefly continues before Safaree escapes, while a man who appears to be one of his associates is roughed up against a nearby wall.

Some HD quality video essentially substantiating Safaree's claims didn't stop fans from going in on him.

Nicki Minaj and Safaree split in 2014, but the two continue to be linked—mainly due to the ongoing accusations that Safaree ghostwrites for Nicki. With Nicki later romantically linked to Meek Mill before a public split in January of 2017, the stage was set for some predictable back and forth between both Meek Mill and Safaree. Meek Mill may have referenced the incident in a few Instagram posts he shared afterward.

 

I wish I would pay attention to these homeless n#%gas

A post shared by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Jun 23, 2017 at 8:27pm PDT

 

In the studio finishing my album … WINS & LOSSES! #theymakingupdistractions #imfocusedman

A post shared by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Jun 23, 2017 at 9:06pm PDT

“I wish I would pay attention to these homeless n#%gas,” Meek wrote in the caption of one post. A subsequent post featured him donning a pair of headphones and with a caption that read, “In the studio finishing my album … WINS & LOSSES! #theymakingupdistractions #imfocusedman.” 

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Aaron Hernandez’s Alleged ‘Murder Car’ Removed From eBay (UPDATE)

UPDATED 5/3/17, 8:30 a.m. ET:

Aaron Hernandez's “murder car” has been removed from eBay. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, the bidding for the Toyota 4Runner reached $100,000 before it was pulled:

See original post below.

In a probably tasteless but otherwise not at all shocking move, a seller on eBay has put up for bid the 2006 Toyota 4Runner that Aaron Hernandez allegedly used when he committed a double murder in a drive-by shooting (although you should note that he was eventually found not guilty of that less than a week before he committed suicide).

“This is the REAL DEAL !!! Aaron Hernandez' infamous silver Toyota 4-runner,” the listing reads. “As seen in the New York Times, we're auctioning off this piece of Patriots football memorabilia.” Sounds like a great addition to the man cave.

Prosecutors, who referred to it as the “murder car” in their closing arguments, say that Hernandez was the gunman in the ride when he shot and killed both Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

Currently, the SUV is the property of one Jack Fox, a Rhode Island car dealer who says he leased it to Hernandez back when he was a rising NFL star. He says that, in return, Hernandez signed memorabilia and tickets for him, and also that he did promotional events for the dealership. 

Fox added that the two had a good working relationship. He says that Hernandez came in for regular car checks up until the summer of 2012 (a.k.a. the time of the double homicide), at which point the tight end refused to bring it back before making an offer to purchase it straight up.

After the shooting, prosecutors tried to locate a silver SUV with Rhode Island plates but were unable to find it. The case went cold until Hernandez's arrest for the murder of Odin Lloyd. After the car was found in his uncle's garage, Hernandez was indicted for double murder. Hernandez reportedly leased a new car the day after the shootings took place.

Following the recently concluded trial for the crime(s), the car left the impound lot where it was being held, and was given back to Fox. After learning of the exorbitant prices that Hernandez gear was selling for, Fox and his friend Buddy Clair decided to list it on eBay. The car is said to feature unique history, black soot on the sunroof from fingerprint dusting, and anti-lock breaks.

The bidding began at $100 but (as you can see from the link) has risen quite a buttload since then. At last check before I submitted this, after 113 bids, the price was $100,805. You still have five days to put in your best offer. Oh, and also morbid collectors who tender the winning offer will be gifted with an additional signed Hernandez jersey.

Consult your accountant accordingly.

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