Today in Tha Wire Nicki Minaj visits R&B singer August Alsina, who revealed he's been in a coma and Damon Dash is suing famed movie director Lee Daniels.

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It’s been a week since R&B singer August Alsina collapsed in mid-performance. Monday September 15th the  singer was rushed to a hospital after fainting and falling off the stage at the Irving Plaza in Manhattan.  Though his situation is still serious, thankfully he’s stable and slowly beginning to recuperate.   HipHopdx says last Wednesday Alsina reached out to his fans and posted an image of himself in a hospital bed on Instagram, with the caption:

"This is a bit graphic but i wanted to share this w/ every follower of mine. iWoke up out of a 3 day coma... &This guy @banggang_moneyteam right here never once left my side. What I'm tryna say is cherish the ones in life who cherish you & take good care of yourself. Your life can be gone in a split second'. I'm recovering well and thankyou for all of your prayers & concerns.”

Nicki Minaj his happy the 22-year old has regained consciousness and went to visit him in the hospital.   She also took to Instagram and posted an image of them with the caption, "August, u know, I'm here to save u. still praying for my lil bro. He's doing better."

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To learn more, listen to Tha Wire below.  Finally Dame Dash is suing famed movie director of (The Butler, Precious and the upcoming biofilm about Richard Pryor).....Lee Daniels.   AllHipHop reports Dash filed the suit in New York Superior Court and he’s claiming Daniels owes him some money and hasn’t paid his dept.

According to Billboard, the former Roc-a-Fella Records mogul also says he deserves credits, ownership, and millions of dollars in compensation for giving Lee Daniels a $2 million loan to produce the movie The Woodsman.  Here's a look at Dash's complaint:

In exchange for keeping quiet about being owed money, to avoid bad press in light of Lee’s upcoming projects, and foregoing prompt payment on the personal guaranty, Lee, and Lee Daniels Entertainment, promised Damon, both orally, and in writing, that Damon would be given a producer credit and partial ownership rights to any and all of Lee’s projects — i.e., current and future TV shows and/or films — until Lee paid Damon back the $2,000,000.00 plus interest that Damon had originally invested with Lee.

Daniel’s attorneys responded by saying,

“Regrettably, it’s easy to make allegations. Proving the allegations is a different story, and the precise reason why the judicial system exists. Mr. Daniels looks forward to the Court’s scrutiny of the merits of Mr. Dash’s misguided claims.”

In addition to the $2 million loan with interest, Damon Dash believes the alleged contract he Daniels signed entitles him to credits and compensation for Daniels’ other films PreciousThe Paperboy, The Butler and the upcoming TV show Empire.

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