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Swatted: Why Police Stormed Rihanna’s House

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Barbadian beauty Rihanna is the latest celebrity to fall victim to a swatting prank.

On Thursday night, police received a call that there were two armed men inside the singer’s Pacific Palisades home, and that someone had been shot during a home invasion.

HipHollywood spoke with the Los Angeles Police Department who told us the caller used Rihanna’s legal name (Robyn Fenty) while placing the call, claiming Ri was hiding in the closet while all the commotion was happening. What the police didn’t realize, and apparently the swatters, is that Rihanna is currently on her North American tour and was nowhere near Los Angeles at the time.

After arriving on scene, police learned that they had been duped.

Wednesday afternoon, police also swarmed the Diddy’s Sherman Oaks home after someone called claiming a person had been shot inside the rapper’s estate. That too was a prank orchestrated by a group of hackers.

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Reports: Chante Moore Accused Of Financing New Album With Stolen Money

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Looks like Chante Moore has got some explaining to do!

The “Chante’s Got A Man” singer is being looped in a messy fraud and racketeering case that essentially led to two men claiming they were defrauded out of $3.6 million.

According to reports, the former “R&B Divas: LA” star knowingly accepted money that was fraudulently obtained by a criminal enterprise and using it to produce her latest album and artificially inflate her sales.

The two men are have filed a lawsuit and claim the defendants used some of their money to buy Moore plane tickets for her musical tour, lavish her with gifts, fund the production of and marketing campaign for her seventh album, “The Rise of the Phoenix,” and even to “pay off her significant personal debt.”

They also claim their money was used to open a hair bar in Georgia, and buy a house.

The plaintiffs say Moore knew the money was obtained illegally and the investments made into her career “were designed in whole or in part to conceal or disguise the nature, the location, the source, the ownership, and the control of the proceeds” of the alleged illegal activity.

It gets even messier though. The two men also claim the money was used to “artificially enhance” her album sales through iTunes purchases. Since they believe their money was used to “directly used to finance the launching of Moore’s latest resurgence effort with her new album, including all advertising and marketing efforts put forth therewith,” they believe they are entitled to any profits from the record.

If you’re wondering what Moore has to say about the situation, she is denying the allegations and wants the case thrown out.

Back in July we caught up with Moore who gushed about her new album and not feeling pressure to stay relevant in the changing music climate.

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