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Metro Detroit Memorial Day Weekend

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 You know, Memorial Day weekend is always a big weekend. And if you’re looking for something to do, I’ve got a little bit of everything. Movement happens downtown this weekend. It’s the big electronic music festival that happens at Hart Plaza starting Saturday. I’m usually there every year but I haven’t made an appearance the past couple years. Kind of sucks. I should try and make it down there but I usually have to really prepare for it. Planning an outfit, the whole thing! Anyway, the Novi BBQ Fest starts today at 12 Mile Crossing in Novi. They’re going to be barbecue, live entertainment and more. Sterling Heights will hold their Memorial Day parade on Monday at Dodge Park. And then the Kensington Art Fair happens this Saturday at Kensington Metro Park in Milford. So, if you want to take the kids out to do a few things this weekend, there’s a little bit of everything for you.

Tina Turner Passes

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Well, unfortunate news yesterday. Personally, for me, she’s one of my favorite artists of all time. Tina Turner, passed away at the age of 83 after a long illness. It just makes me so sad. Everyone loved her, everyone knows the songs, word for word. Not to mention those legs! Come on. Tina Turner was famous for her legs. Well, here’s what she said previously about when this day would come, “I’m not excited about ‘to die’, but I don’t regret it when it’s time. Because I’ve done what I came here to do. Now, it’s pleasure.” Tina had a stroke back in 2009 and lost 35% of her kidney function. I think from that point forward, she really didn’t take care of her kidneys and ended up having a kidney transplant in 2017. Her husband actually gave her the kidney. So, I think between then and now she probably has been having difficulty with that. I just love her. I actually saw a picture of her up on the Eiffel Tower. Hopefully this is a true story, because you never know on the Internet these days, but apparently, she climbed the Eiffel Tower in heels with no harness and no permission. And there’s a picture of her on the Eiffel Tower, up close, so it’s not like she was like superimposed. And I thought that was really, really cool.

Fetty Wap Gets Six Years

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A couple of quick things. Rapper Fetty Wap was just sentenced to six years in federal prison for drug trafficking. He was actually arrested in 2021 on the way to the Rolling Loud Music Festival in Queens, NY. He and five others were charged when they said that they were transporting the white stuff through for the post office. So, the minimum sentence was five years, he got just over that.

Offset is Not Related to Other Migos

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And finally, I was kind of shocked by this. I didn’t know. Offset is not actually related to Quavo or Takeoff. I thought they were. Quavo and Takeoff are uncle and nephew. So, people thought Offset was their cousin. That’s not the case. They just grew up together in school. Quavo set the record straight in a recent interview. Now we know.

I’m Shannon Renee and that’s your Scoop!