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Ex Young Money Artist Lil Chuckee Filed Molestation Charges Against Birdman

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MIAMI – “He met Lil Wayne when he was nine and was repeatedly fondled by the time he was twelve by Cash Money Records CEO” Said a Lawyer heading up the case against Lil Wayne’s father Birdman.

Lil Chuckee met Lil Wayne at a video when he was nine and has been signed to the label up until one year ago when Chuckee says they had a disagreement. “Everybody seen the Birdman kissing Lil Wayne picture and can see that we have a case.

Wayne was only eighteen in that picture.” “It started with a kiss and ended with s3x.” His Lawyers assures us that this is not a money thing and says Lil Chuckee also never being paid is just the icing on top of Birdman’s perverted cake. The thing he used to always say was “Let me feel on that boodie playboy”

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Cops fix car of chokehold victim’s mom after ticket

Cops fix car of chokehold victim’s mom after ticket

The mother of police-chokehold victim Eric Garner was pulled over for a busted headlight on Staten Island last week and promptly got the borough’s top cop to send out NYPD officers to fix the minivan for her so she could get out of the ticket, sources told The Post.

Gwen Carr, 65, was furious when a cop pulled her over for the cracked light on her 2006 Kia Sedona on the night of Oct. 21, sources said.

Before the ticket-issuing officer could get back to his station house, Carr called borough commander Edward Delatorre to complain, the sources said.

Delatorre had given Carr his phone number in the days after her son’s death in case she needed to contact him directly, a law-enforcement source said.

To the shock of many officers, Delatorre phoned Capt. Alan Larson of the Staten Island Task Force — and the cop who pulled her over was chewed out because he hadn’t recognized her name, sources said.

Larson called a lieutenant in the task force and said, “Make this right, and go fix it,’’ a source said.

The lieutenant called a sergeant in the Emergency Service Unit and told him to fix the light, sources said.

“You’re kidding me, right?” the sergeant, Anthony Lisi, replied, according to a source.

“No, I’m not joking. I’m being ordered to do it. I need help,” the lieutenant replied, according to the source.

“I’ll give you the tools, but I’m not changing the light,’’ Lisi answered, according to sources.

THE MESSAGE THAT BRASS IS SENDING TO THE PUBLIC IS, “IF THEY GET A TICKET, DON’T PAY IT, JUST CALL AN NYPD BOSS AND THEY’LL FIX IT.”

 – PBA President Patrick Lynch

The lieutenant called back shortly after and said, “Forget it. We’re taking care of it,” according to sources.

That lieutenant and a sergeant then acted as Carr’s personal pit crew and went shopping for a head lamp at an auto-parts store, sources said.

The cops drove with the new light to Carr’s home, where they made the fix themselves.

They even gave her the papers needed to void her summons. The ticket, which carries a maximum fine of $150, can be voided if it is fixed within 24 hours.

“The cops were ordered to do this,” a police source confirmed. “They paid for it themselves. They did the work themselves and took care of the ticket.”

The NYPD declined to comment. Neither Delatorre nor Larson or Lisi could immediately be reached.

Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, called the incident unfair ticket-fixing — noting it was particularly outrageous given that scores of cops have been tainted by the Bronx ticket-fixing scandal.

“It’s sad how hardworking police officers were arrested for a culture of ticket-fixing in the NYPD, and years later, high-ranking chiefs and captains continue the culture and have now opened the NYPD to the auto repair business,” he said.

Louis Turco, president of the Lieutenants Benevolent Association, said, “My lieutenant was following orders from a superior.’’

PBA President Patrick Lynch called for an investigation.

The message that brass is sending to the public is, “If they get a ticket, don’t pay it, just call an NYPD boss and they’ll fix it,” he said.

Garner died in July while being arrested for allegedly peddling cigarettes His family has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city for $75 million.

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MFIR RADIO SITS WITH YOUNG JEEZY AND TALK “SEEN IT ALL” & TOUR : OUTKAST, JAY-Z ETC

With Young Jeezy Now On His “Seen It All” Tour, the snowman breaks down Atlanta’s influence, revering OutKast, and why his brand is one of the best.Young Jeezy Says Jay Z Wanted "Seen It All" For MCHG & Explains Atlanta's Dominance

Young Jeezy’s career has been filled with near brushes and triumph over adversity. He’s beefed with some of the fiercest people in Hip Hop, with, in some cases, real violence rocking their lives and he’s emerged almost unscathed. His music and it’s following is now fiercer than ever, with Seen It All sitting on the Billboard 200 chart since it dropped, and now the snowman from Georgia is going on his brand new tour.

It will be an intimate affair, he says, filled with the sort of unpretentious, club vibes he started out on, giving him the ability to really delve into the album cuts the way he’d like. It’s this sort of thinking that sets Jeezy apart from other entertainers in that he always seems as though he is for the people, not flying above them in the same way Rap can come off so often. And, here, he was very chatty as he gave us his breakdown of the tour, his OutKast fandom, why Atlanta rules and why artists are other artists best bet at stardom.

Young Jeezy Reveals The Motivation Behind The “Seen It All Tour”

MFIR Radio: You’re just coming off the tour with Wiz, why do another one right away?

Jeezy: Excited, man. I’m ready. I look at this as more so of an experience. The music is art, the way I look at it, and this is my chance for my art to play out on stage. You know, with the tour me and Wiz did, it’s a little different because it was a mixture of fans and those tours are built off of doing your hits. You do all the records like “Lose Your Mind”, “I Love It”, those type of records. This tour is more so for the hardcore, live and die Jeezy fans. This is the tour where you hear a song you didn’t expect to hear. It’s more intimate, it’s more of an experience, it’s more up close and personal. I could tour and do bigger venues as well as being on tour with somebody else and do arenas, but I just feel like I started off in the clubs and that’s what I love. Even when I had to get out of it to do bigger things, I still wanted to go back to it. So I feel like it’s a happy medium because they’re all venues, but it feels like a club to me. So I get a chance to make sure it’s a raw experience, like we’re taking it back to performing on speakers because they didn’t have a stage.

MFIR Radio: People would be surprised at your catalog; you put out a mixtape almost every year. What drives you to do that?

Jeezy: Just the people, man. Once you put in that position to talk to them, you have to talk to them just frequently enough so that they keep their motivation. How do I feel if I start off to do an album, and it doesn’t feel like I’m in album mode? I can say, “You know what, I’m gonna switch this and I’m gonna do a tape.” When I did The Real Is Back 1 and 2, I felt like that was just me styling and having a little fun and messing around with different types of beats. But then when it was time to get in album mode and do Seen It All, it was a totally different feel or mood. Seen It All to me was more like a real life situation. Right now it’s a lot of party music going on, and I get it. It has to be that, but I just feel like there has to be that guy too that says, “Ok when you’re done partying, I’ll be right here. I got you.” The mixtapes, they’re a little different because you kind of have a little more fun on them. Your beat selection is different. You’re not really trying to find the craziest production; you just want the production that you like at the time. It doesn’t have to be timeless with mixtapes. With a record or an album, you have to be timeless. So when you hear “Holy Ghost”, somebody’s going to play it for the next 10 years because it’s timeless.

MFIR Radio: You’ve always had a really consistent brand. Can you talk about how you built that?

Jeezy: For one, I think how you build something is being true to yourself, true to your craft, and true to your art. Anybody that’s around me or has ever been around me will tell you when it comes to me and that studio, it’s like I’m married to it. I treat it like my wife. I really need the control room. I really need the vocal booth. I don’t waste anytime in there and every minute to me is intense. When I go in that booth, I really give it my heart. I feel like that’s the difference. When you can hear something and enjoy it, that’s one thing. But when you can hear something and actually feel it, I think that’s the difference. I was never taught to rap or I was never the guy beating on the lunchroom table rapping to myself. I just had a gift when I heard a beat to make my voice the last instrument on the record and we make a song together. If I hear a beat, I see the music. So I see what I want to say and I see how the hook should go or I see the message that should be in the song. When I made “My President is Black,” I knew what that was. When you make these records and you do these things and people appreciate them in a way that you would never imagine, that’s what makes you go ever harder, and harder to break the bar. Everytime you got to go harder for the bar. That’s how you get songs like “4 Zones,” and “Way Too Gone,” because those are not like typical rap songs. Those are like hoodstar/rockstar songs. It’s so crazy. I can’t wait to do “4 Zones” on this tour. I’ve never even done that record.

MFIR Radio: Really?

Jeezy: Nah, I haven’t even performed it. I only performed “Seen It All” like once, and I didn’t really even perform it. It was more of some club shit. I can’t wait to perform “Seen It All,” “Holy Ghost,” and “4 Zones,” on this tour because I know what that is. For people that love me for what I do, those records are going to take the roof off the building because that’s what people really want to hear from me. These are the records I couldn’t do on bigger tours because that audience don’t really understand who I am or what I came from. So this is me performing in front of people that love it, and these are timeless records. Could you imagine me doing “Way Too Gone,” and “4 Zones,” in the same show?

MFIR Radio: Your fans would love to be in the building for that…

Jeezy: You know what I’m saying? That’s too much (laughs). That’s what I’m excited about, man. I could do the “Seen It All” album front-to-back, back-to-front before I even get into any of my other classics. That’s the type of audience I want to be in front of. When you do tours, you should enjoy it as well. If you’re out there just working and doing songs just trying to convince people that you’re that nigga, it’s like “nah, I’m that nigga and let me show you why.” Come to my world and let me show you how they react when I do what I do.

How “Seen It All” Could Have Gone To MCHG

MFIR Radio: “Seen It All” with Jay was recorded during his MCHG sessions, correct?

Jeezy: Nah, actually what happened was, he was working on “Magna Carta,” I was working on “Seen It All” and I called him and was like “Yo, I got this record.” He was like “Aight, cool send it.” And he heard and was like “Yo this shit is crazy.” He did his verse and he sent it back and we talked and he was like, “You know I’m about to drop my album, I want to put it on my album.” I said, “Cool, run it.” But I didn’t know his album was coming out so soon. So when I hit him back, I was just like “Well, you know your album’s coming out way before mine, actually four or five months.” And e was just like “Nah, cool man. It’s your record. You keep it, you know I love it.” Jay’s always been supportive of anything I do. It was going to end up on the “Magna Carta, Holy Grail” as well, but I’m kinda glad it ended up on just “Seen It All.”

MFIR Radio: Yeah, it’s incredible. Cardo was on that beat…

Jeezy: When Cardo sent me that beat, I didn’t even tell him who was on the song for like 4 months. I just kept telling him, “when this song come out, it’s gonna change your life, when this song come out, it’s gonna change your life.” Some kind of way, he found out who was on the song, he called me and he was losing his mind. I remember last time that happened was when I put kanye on a Drumma Boy’s beat “Put On,” because he didn’t even know. I just put the song out with Kanye on it. It’s those little moments when you deal with these younger cats that are up-and-coming, that you use your references and you influences to make that magic moment. I think “Seen It All” is timeless. It might not be the club smash, but at the same time if you’re standing in front of an audience that loves Jeezy or Jay Z, they’re going to lose their minds when that shit comes on.

MFIR Radio: Wiz has been going through a lot in his relationship with Amber. Did you have any advice for him on the situation?

Jeezy: One thing I can say is I don’t get in grown folks business, I love ‘em both. That’s all I have to say about it [Laughs].

(H2)Young Jeezy Explains “Been Getting Money” as “Soul Survivor’s” Reminisce

MFIR Radio: “Soul Survivor” was your breakout Billboard success along with Akon, were you looking to hit the jackpot again on “Been Getting Money”?

Jeezy: I just went with him to the studio last week. We sat down and we tripped out for about an hour or so, man, just talking about “Soul Survivor” and how it changed our lives. Actually, he was like, “Yo Jeezy, you do realize my last name is Young Jeezy, right?” At the airport they’ll be like “Akon and Young Jeezy.” We was trippin’ about that, but it’s wild because I’ve got fans in Africa because of that record and because of Akon. I remember even getting that record. I remember Boo, Akon’s brother, dropped that record off to me in his car. He didn’t even get out of the car, he just called me and said that he was outside and I ran to the car and got the cd. I put it in and did the record on my way to the club.

MFIR Radio: Wow, on your way into the club?

Jeezy: Yeah, on the way to the club. I did both verses and went to the club. Went to the club with me, Shakir Stewart, Boo, all of us. Then we all came back to the studio and we played the record. He was like, “Let me hear what you done to the record.” We played the record and we all just kinda looked at each other like “oh shit.” Because I really didn’t think about it when I did it. So after we came back and listened to it, Shakir pulled me to the side and he was like, “Yo man, that record’s a big deal.” And I was like, “You think?” Right now, to this day, I tell ‘Kon it’s crazy because I never knew that record was going to be that big and change my life like that. That was different from anything that I had ever done. Even the record we got now, we actually talk about going to Dubai to shoot the video. So that’s what we were in there talking about, and it was just crazy for us to be there to kinda’ reminisce about “Soul Survivor” and how it came about and what he was doing and what I was doing at the time. That’s why the “Been Getting Money” record on the new album makes so much sense, because we’re talking about the things that we used to do before “Soul Survivor.”

Young Jeezy Explains Atlanta’s Takeover & Artist’s As A&Rs

MFIR Radio: What makes Atlanta that special place to just do what you want to do in music right now?

Jeezy: I just think it’s so many different souls here and so many different dreams and ambitions and these kids are coming with these new and efficient ways to make these records or make these beats without using all this high-end equipment. They’re really putting their passion into it, and there’s so many of them that it’s just all over the place. Everywhere you go, somebody has something to do with music, but it’s been taken seriously. From the Rich Homie Quans to Young Thug and Makonnen, all these younger cats coming up the Metroboomin’s, the Childish Major’s, it’s just so an of them man. Right now, if I wanted to make an album, I could ride around Atlanta and pick up 15 beats and have the album ready for you by the end of the month. It’s that easy these days and it’s love because I love to see the city shining like that. Cats come to Atlanta, they see us out and they see us doing our thing and they respect it. At one time, everyone just thought we were country and thought we didn’t have what it took. Now, it’s like the exact opposite. If you won’t you record broke, you gotta come to Atlanta. If your record doesn’t break in Atlanta, your record is not gonna break.

MFIR Radio: How do you feel about OutKast and the reunion tour?

Jeezy: Man I love OutKast. If you ever talk to 3 Stacks, ask him. We were on the phone one day and I had to give it to him. I had OGs and cats on the streets that put us on, but ya’ll put the city on. Ya’ll made people respect what we do. For them to be able to come back and do a reunion tour and come back and do a reunion show, I just think it just shows how much we love what it is we do or how much that we are pioneers for the type of music they were making. I don’t really know a lot of groups or duos or even artists that can come back after 10,15, 20 years and do a reunion show at home and people show up like they did and for them to have so many hits and just having such an influence on records. I remember being in Turtle Music over at the Westin Mall to buy the Speakerboxxx/Love Below record. I remember these girls in there buying and we was all supporting OutKast, but then when I heard the record went diamond, I didn’t know how to take that. Where you find 10 million people that love OutKast? I was just like “what the fuck?” To me that was just showing how big and how much they had to do with the culture because it was unreal. And I happened to buy one so I was a part of that.

MFIR Radio: It seems like these days artists are the best A&R’s, why do you think that’s the case?

Jeezy: We know the music. We know the people. One thing about 10 years in the game, 5 albums in, I can walk out my door still and pull up on the block and then people will give me their opinion on what I’ve done or what’s going on in music. It’s like the cats in the barber shops are the A&Rs these days and the cats on the hood know your first week numbers before you even know. With the music we make, I don’t think anybody in the building or office can come in and say this is good or bad. I heard the OG Maco record “U Guessed It.” No A&R could have said that was going to be a hood smash. Nobody could have said that. What’s the record I heard the other day… “Ima Show You How To Do It.” These records, they start in the streets and then the mainstream America takes. I remember before people knew who 2 Chainz was and he was Titty Boi and he was doing “Ridin Around and Gettin It.” I remember looking him in his face and telling him “you about to be outta here, I hope you ready.” I remember Titty Boi running around here hustling, him and Dolla. They were doing their thing, but when 2 Chainz started to take off, he was making his own records. He didn’t have no A&R. He was making his records and he was putting the records out. He was choosing the records that were hitting and that were doing it. The little cats right now, Migos, ain’t no A&R got nothing to do with that. Those are those kids putting those records out. They believe in what they’re doing and they’re putting them out. That’s the difference, that’s what Atlanta gives you. You take it straight to the people and drop it off, then the people will let you know if it’s it or it’s not.

MFIR Radio: Were you a fan of New York Hip Hop growing up?

Jeezy: Absolutely.

MFIR Radio: What do you see as the difference between NY and ATL?

Jeezy: I think it’s vice versa. When New York had the rock and they were doing their thing, we all tried to rap on New York beats, not that we were the best at it. That’s why when you hear “Go Crazy,” and all that stuff that I was doing, that was New York influenced. I wanted Jay Z on the record. I was like “Jay Z, I wrote a record with me and you, listen to it.” And he heard it and was like “damn.” So it’s like we were always influenced and I think it’s vice versa. When they hear some of the stuff that we do, because they come to a club and they see that energy, they kinda emulate it. That could have been anybody’s record, but the fact that he’s from Brooklyn only shows me that music just connects the dots. If I’m over here in Atlanta and I hear a cat riding past me playing that and I know he’s from Georgia that just makes me feel like, “Damn, that’s what’s up.” Now we connecting the dots, it ain’t no borders or no bridges, it’s just music. It’s music and it’s your expression. To me, what I feel like about bobby Shmurda, he put the party back in New York. He made people want to come to his block and party and throw their hat in the air and do that little dance. That’s what it’s about. It’s about showing people what your block is like. When I did “Trap Or Die” or when we did any other record, it was showing you what Atlanta was about. I think you can’t look at New York and Atlanta like two different things. You gotta look at it as good music. I like Troy Ave. I love what 50 is doing right now with G-Unit. I don’t look at it as a New York thing. I look at it like that’s 50 doin 50. You just gotta watch the whole… The fact that you can still have Nas move around up there and Jay Z. You look at the South; you still got cats like the T.I. and Luda’s [and] me still moving around doing what we do. So it’s all good music. When you look at the West Coast, you’ve got Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and different cats. It’s just music man. We’re just supplying people what they want, with different states of mind.

Why DJ Mustard Didn’t Appear On “Seen It All”

MFIR Radio: It’s been Mustard’s year this year…

Jeezy: Yeah man I told him that.

MFIR Radio: How come he wasn’t on the album?

Jeezy: We’ve got a record that’s about to jump real soon that me and Mustard did with Ty Dolla Sign. Really, we were so caught up in what YG was doing, and to be honest with you, I ain’t heard a record yet bigger than “R.I.P.” I’m still waiting. We was focusin’ on YG at the time and my state of mind, I wasn’t even thinking clubs and parties. I didn’t even want to be on that scene. “Seen It All” to me was so dark and just well narrated; I didn’t even want to go that route. We had “My Nigga” and “R.I.P.” and all the stuff that YG had so I thought we’d done it the best. There was no reason. YG, he got smashes. “I’ma do it to ya like,” we sat down and talked about that beat being one of my favorite beats ever from the West Coast that The Dogg Pound did. On “Who Do You Love,” I was in the studio and I told YG, “That’s the beat you need to do right now.” He played all those beats and I said, “Mustard, stop. Put that beat back on, YG go in there, and this is the one we gon’ do. I was in the studio when he did “BPT.” And I told him, “That should be your intro.” Those were the special records. It was all focusing on YG’s album, the beat, just a classic all the way around. That was YG’s sound. I felt like it was better for YG because that’s where he was going with his album, than for me to put it on my album just because. I was on two of the biggest Mustard records this year with “My Hitta” and “R.I.P.”

MFIR Radio: An artist claimed “Me OK” was copied from his record, what do you say to something like that?

Jeezy: He can talk to Drumma Boy (laughs). It’s so crazy these days, you never know what people will do, but to keep it all the way one hundred with you I have no idea who he is or what he’s talking about. You just can’t even be surprised nowadays.

MFIR Radio: What’s the name of the Ty Dolla Sign record you spoke about earlier?

Jeezy: I don’t even know what they’re gonna call it, but I can just say keep your eyes and your ears open.

MFIR Radio: You’ll be riding through LA on the tour, correct?

Jeezy: Of course! I’ma show you how a real one do it on the West Coast from down here in the South. I’ll come show you how to kick it on the West Coast.

Remy Ma Gives ‘Real Housewife’ Star Advice On Surviving Jail & Squashes Nicki Minaj Rumors [VIDEO]

Remy Ma Gives ‘Real Housewife’ Star Advice On Surviving Jail & Squashes Nicki Minaj Rumors [VIDEO]

Rapper Remy Ma appeared on Wendy Williams today and she was very candid with Wendy and talked about her recent time in prison, revealing what the first things she did once she was released, setting the record straight on beef rumors with Nicki Minaj and she even gave advice to “Real Housewives Of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice as she heads to prison.MUST READ: She’s Back: Remy Ma’s Coming Home After Six Years In Prison

Remy Ma told Wendy how she always watched the show in prison and the show was “the root of a couple physical altercations. I mean it’s one TV and there’s 60 women and we only get to watch at certain times and I was like, I’m watching Wendy, we’re watching it.”

After “6 years, 4 months, 5 days and 15 minutes” in prison Remy Ma told Wendy the first thing she did when she arrived home was, “I took a shower. No, no seriously, for 6 1/2 years I took a shower with shoes on because you don’t want to step on the floor and you can’t touch the walls, so I was just in the tub rubbing my hand on the tile.” The first thing Remy ate once she got out was “Popeye’s” and when it came to getting her hair done, Remy Ma explained, “Oh that was waiting at the house!”

When speaking about her marriage with Papoose she said, “I believe that me being away actually brought us closer than we would be if I was home. It made us understand how precious we are to each other. ”She laughed when Wendy asked if she’s had conjugal visits.

On maintaining a mother role she added, “I watch him everyday in the house and I just be like, who is this person. I’m starting to learn, you know, things that he likes and that he doesn’t like and little sleeping habits and weird stuff.”

Remy Ma also revealed that she made friends while in prison but told Wendy, “I can’t be in contact with them though due to my parole stipulations.” She also reveled that 50 Cent sent her “wonderful letters” for her appeal.

Wendy asked Remy Ma about the rumors that there is a feud between her and Nicki Minaj and she explained, “That’s not true. We speak often and I’m very proud of her and she wishes me the best and I wish her the best all the time.” Remy Ma also gave advice to mother and reality star Teresa Giudice, “As much as she can, stay on the phone with them. Write them letters, you know, have people bring them to see her as much as they can. As much as you can, try to communicate with your children and don’t lie to them.” Remy even bust a freestyle for Wendy!

Official !!!!! Yo Gotti – Errrbody Remix feat Lil Wayne , LV The Voice & Ludacris

Yo Gotti – Errrbody Remix feat Lil Wayne, Ludacris LV The Voice
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from the album “I Created The Remix”

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Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin Speak on Why Slick Rick is One of a Kind (Video)

From his flawless storytelling to his impeccable style, Slick Rick is truly one of a kind. In the final part of their Back & Forth conversation for Noisey, Def Jam co-founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons speak on the many attributes that make Rick the Ruler so unique. Check out the video.

MAN SUFFERING FROM EBOLA VIRUS IN DALLAS HAS DIED

MAN SUFFERING FROM EBOLA VIRUS IN DALLAS HAS DIED

VIDEO: Man suffering from Ebola virus in Dallas has died
Officials say 10 people had direct contact with Duncan.

The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation’s defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, was pronounced dead at 7:51 a.m. at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where he had been kept in isolation since Sept. 28.

“Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease,” hospital spokesman Wendell Watson said in a statement.

Duncan carried the deadly virus with him from his home in Liberia, though he showed no symptoms when he left for the United States. He arrived in Dallas on Sept. 20 and fell ill several days later. His condition worsened during the weekend from serious to critical.

Others in Dallas still are being monitored as health officials try to contain the virus that has ravaged West Africa, with more than 3,400 people reported dead. They also are trying to tamp down anxiety among residents frightened of contracting Ebola, though the disease can be spread only through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an already sick person.

Health officials have identified 10 people, including seven health workers, who had direct contact with Duncan while he was contagious. Another 38 people also may have come into contact with him. The four people living in the Dallas apartment where Duncan stayed were moved to another home and are in isolation.

“The past week has been an enormous test of our health system, but for one family it has been far more personal … They have our sincere condolences, and we are keeping them in our thoughts,” Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, said in statement. “We’ll continue every effort to contain the spread of the virus and protect people from this threat.”

Of the six Ebola patients treated so far in the U.S., Duncan was the only one not cared for in one of the special hospital units set up to deal with highly dangerous germs. That’s because health officials knew the others had Ebola at the time they decided where the patients should go, whereas Duncan sought care at the Texas hospital on his own.

Health officials also have said that any hospital with isolation capabilities can treat Ebola patients, but Duncan’s death is sure to renew attention on the Texas hospital’s response, especially missing the chance to treat him sooner, when he first sought care.

There is no way to know whether any specific treatment or step might have saved his life, just as whether any experimental drug he did or did not receive helped. He was getting advanced care – dialysis to treat kidney failure, a breathing machine and an experimental antiviral drug – when he died.

Officials have said everyone who potentially had contact with Duncan is being monitored for 21 days, the normal incubation period for the disease.

Duncan passed an airport health screening in Liberia, where his temperature registered as normal and he showed no signs of Ebola symptoms. But a few days after he arrived, he began to have a fever, headache and abdominal pain.

He went to the emergency room of Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas on Sept. 25, but was sent home. By Sept. 28, his condition had worsened and an ambulance took him back to the hospital where he stayed in isolation.

Duncan’s family visited Texas Health Presbyterian earlier this week and glimpsed Duncan using a camera system, but said Tuesday they had declined to view him again because the first time had been too upsetting.

“What we saw was very painful. It didn’t look good,” Duncan’s nephew, Josephus Weeks, said Tuesday.

The hospital has changed its explanation several times about when Duncan arrived and what he said about his travel history. The hospital staff did not initially suspect Ebola, even though Duncan told them on his first visit that that he came from West Africa.

The Dallas County medical examiner’s office will not be receiving Duncan’s body, but investigator Steven Kurtz said he did not know Wednesday what the alternate arrangements would be.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that bodies of Ebola victims not be embalmed and instead suggests they be cremated or promptly buried in a hermetically sealed casket.

Tracy Morgan Still Wheelchair Bound … Walking is Now Questionable

TRACY MORGAN

Tracy Morgan was seen Wednesday afternoon being wheeled into a New York City hospital … and TMZ has learned he might not be ditching the chair anytime soon.

Morgan is still recovering from the horrific car crash back in June when a Walmart truck collided with his van. Sources close to Tracy tell TMZ … Morgan’s injuries stemming from that crash may prevent him from ever walking again without some kind of assistance.

Morgan has been feuding publicly with Walmart after it claimed in legal docs his injuries were due in part to the fact he wasn’t wearing his seat belt.

Morgan responded by saying, “My friends and I were doing nothing wrong.”

Tracy Morgan’s professional fate is in limbo, with new reports indicating that he suffered a crippling brain injury following the crash he survived this summer.

Benedict Morelli, Morgan’s lawyer, told Page Six that the “jury is out” on whether the comedian will be able to perform again. He is currently in rehab for speech, cognitive, vocational and physical functionalities. Morelli said doctors don’t yet know whether the wheelchair-bound Morgan, 45, will return to his previous self.

“These people are despicable,” Morelli said of Walmart executives, who on Monday said Morgan and the three friends with him were partly to blame in the crash for not wearing seat belts. “They knew that they changed these people’s lives forever and killed somebody. They’re good blame shifters. I guess that’s how they make $783 billion a year, shifting the blame.”

Morgan rebuked Walmart’s claims in a statement released Tuesday. “I can’t believe Walmart is blaming me for an accident that they caused,” the “30 Rock” star wrote, referring to the Walmart tractor-trailer that smashed into the back of Morgan’s limo in June. “My friends and I were doing nothing wrong. I want to thank my fans for sticking with me during this difficult time. I love you all. I’m fighting hard every day to get back.”

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