Co-CEO of Gracie Entertainment, Dorian Washington, issued another statement from the label on Thursday to announce that J-Kwon had been located. The prior day, Gracie had issued a statement that the rapper had been missing for nearly a month. Dorian says:
I am very happy to let everyone know that I personally spoke with J-Kwon today, and he is okay. He’d like to send a sincere apology to his friends and everyone who showed concern this week. He was taking some time to himself as he sometimes does, not realizing that people would start to worry after a while.
A few days out of touch versus a month is quite a difference. Right now he just wants to keep doing what he’s doing, and will be more available for those who care about him. We thank you again for your outreach, and we are relieved to know he’ll be alright.
J-Kwon’s label Gracie Productions released a statement revealing the ‘Tipsy’ rapper has been missing for nearly a month and is turning to the media to help locate the artist. Label CEO/President Tony Bucher said:
J-Kwon is a big part of the Gracie family, and we are obviously increasingly worried and want to make sure he is OK. We’ve already received thousands of e-mails from fans and supporters who are worried about J-Kwon, and we want everyone to know how much we appreciate the love and support. If anyone has seen J-Kwon or has access to him, please let him know we are worried about him, and to please let us know everything is ok.
J-Kwon is out with the video to his new single ‘Get XXX’d’, featuring Petey Pablo and Ebonyeyez, from the soundtrack for ‘XXX: State Of The Union’. Watch it online below.
Akon, Benzino, Bone Crusher, Chingy, David Banner, Doug E. Fresh, J-Kwon, Ja Rule, Jadakiss, Jermaine Dupri, Lil Fate, Lil Flip, Lil’ Flip, Lil’ Jon, Lil’ Kim, Ludacris, Suge Knight, Mase, Petey Pablo, Pitbull, Remy Martin, Russell Simmons, Shawnna, Fat Joe and Terror Squad, Trina, Twista, Wyclef Jean and Trick Daddy attended the 2004 Source Awards at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida, on October 10th. Check out pictures from WireImage and TheSun.
Jawn’s Juice reports that 13-year-old JoJo has been dating So So Def rapper J-Kwon. The pop singer apparently met up with the 19-year-old rapper while on the road.
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100.3 The Beat of Los Angeles held their 11th summer jam on August 7 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. Performers included 50 Cent (who was the headliner), G-Unit, Lil Flip, Mase (in his first ever performance since returning to the rap game), Houston, Chingy, Mario Winans, Monica, J-Kwon, and the Ying Yang Twins.
This week’s UK singles chart shows Mike Skinner of The Streets top the list debuting with ‘Dry Your Eyes’, which edged out the Shapeshifters hit ‘Lola’s Theme’ and former S Club star Rachel Stevens with ‘Some Girls’, each dropping one slot. J-Kwon’s ‘Tipsy’ held at #4, while Usher’s ‘Burn’ slipped two spots to #5.
The Boston Herald reports J-Kwon, whose luggage never arrived at Logan, was spotted tearing through Copley Place in search of new duds for the JAMN’ 94.5’s Summer Jam at the Tweeter Center the other night. Meanwhile, they report that Kanye West was not amused as he watched his appearance on Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Punk’d’ show backstage at Summer Jam.
Rap acts on television this week include Nelly and Murphy Lee, who perform on ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday; Ludacris, J-Kwon and the Black Eyed Peas, who perform on Fox’s ‘Summer Music Mania 2004’ on Tuesday; and Black Eyed Peas and J-Kwon perform again on the WB’s ‘Pepsi Smash’ on Thursday.
J-Kwon is out with the video to his new single ‘Hood Hop’, the title track from his debut album on So So Def. Watch the video via MTV.com below.