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Lana Del Rey’s Stalker Has Been Sentenced

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He was arrested earlier this year outside of her concert with a knife

The man charged with stalking Lana Del Rey has received a prison sentence of one year, according to Orlando NBC affiliate WESH. Michael Shawn Hunt was arrested in February after posts, professing his love for the singer and stating his desire to be with her, on Facebook were brought to the attention of the police and were deemed threatening. When police had apprehended him, he was a single block from the venue Del Rey was performing in. A knife was in his possession.

In the proceedings, Hunt took a plea deal which ensured charges of aggravated stalking and weapons were dropped. His arrest report had revealed "61 felony convictions from drugs to violent crimes," according to WESH. 

Hunt's Facebook posts were read aloud in court, including one which read, "Our queen forever in both worlds I love you so much Lana I can't wait to be back in your arms in a few days, baby I hear you singing, I miss you baby, I miss you so much Lana." Another post reads, "Lana and I will be together, I will likely be going on the rest of her tour with her."

According to WESH, "Hunt will get credit for the 245 days he's already served." 


Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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