Morning Links: Gil Scott-Heron Passes Away, Amber Rose Calls Out “Vibe”

● Writer, poet, musician, and reluctant godfather of rap Gil Scott-Heron passed away on Friday at age 62. New York, perhaps, finally got him. [NYT] ● Sean Kingston was hospitalized and is in critical condition after almost self-parodically running a jet ski into a Miami bridge. There was a woman on the back. [DListed] ● Snooki was taken into custody after crashing into the Florence police cruiser provided to the Shore kids as an escort, “sandwiching her vehicle between the highway wall and the police cruiser.” [People]

● After making a name for herself by over-sharing stories about her rap-star lifestyle, Amber Rose seems to be clamming up. “F##K that Cover F##K @VibeMagazine yall wrote a bunch of negative bullshit that I never said or did,” she tweeted, contesting an interview in Vibe‘s “Sexy Issue,” wherein she says Kanye called her “iconic.” “Yall don’t give a fuck that I have a Mom & Family thats gonna read that fake ass shit,” she said. [PopEater] ● All that time with pigeons and family has gotten to Mike Tyson, who’s now renouncing the ear-nibbling Mike Tyson of old. “I don’t know,” he told CBS. “That’s a very scary guy by me. If this guy here was next to that guy, I would be uncomfortable.” [CBS] ● Courtney Love has been court ordered to hand over the $35 thousand she owed to her two former maids, Miriam and, uh, Myriam. [TMZ]

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