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Aspiring rap artist dies after being 'punched for $5 bet
The Daily Mail ^ | 30th May 2011 | Paul Thompson

Posted on 05/30/2011 5:10:41 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek

A 22-year-old woman allegedly killed an aspiring rap singer with a single punch for a $5 party bet. Tiffany Startz is accused of killing John 'Fatboy' Powell with a single blow to the face and has been told she has to stand trial.

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This would be among the more embarrassing ways to die - a party bet for $5 to take a punch in the face, which kills you. And the punch is thrown by a 142 lb, 22 year old girl. Sympathies to the guy's family.
1 posted on 05/30/2011 5:10:45 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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2 posted on 05/30/2011 5:13:14 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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Tiffany Startz is accused of killing John 'Fatboy' Powell with a single blow to the face...

Now there is a death that western civilization can hardly sustain.

3 posted on 05/30/2011 5:15:06 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Rebelbase

You bet, it happened to him too.


4 posted on 05/30/2011 5:15:13 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

I wonder if she got the $5? Just askin.


5 posted on 05/30/2011 5:15:29 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

DARWIN NOMINEE!


6 posted on 05/30/2011 5:15:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a matter of fact, not a matter of opinion)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Dayum. She doesn't feel good. He doesn't feel. Possible darwin award, needs further research.
7 posted on 05/30/2011 5:15:56 PM PDT by allmost
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Related thread on "aspiring" folks:

LaShawna Threatt, an aspiring model was celebrating her 30th birthday at the posh hotel when the incident occurred. She was killed as a result of the fall.

8 posted on 05/30/2011 5:16:43 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: AnotherUnixGeek; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono

It’ll do wonders for Fatboy’s career. First clue: the attacker name is Startz!


9 posted on 05/30/2011 5:18:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Tiffany (on the right). Guilty?


10 posted on 05/30/2011 5:19:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

“Aspiring rap artist dies....”

Happy Memorial Day!


11 posted on 05/30/2011 5:20:21 PM PDT by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Revolting cat!

-GUILTY-


12 posted on 05/30/2011 5:20:37 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Tomorrow's headlines today:

Startz Starts Startled Fatboy's Stairway To Stars!


13 posted on 05/30/2011 5:23:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Tiffany (on the right). Guilty?

Wow - article says 142 lbs. I don't think so - last time she weighed 142 was sometime back in grade school.
14 posted on 05/30/2011 5:24:04 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Revolting cat!
Your picture + this statement from the article: "Startz, who is 5'5" and weighs 142lbs,..."

=

Does not compute!!!!

15 posted on 05/30/2011 5:24:34 PM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

I wonder if this girl was the first to slug the idiot. If she was the last in line, well...


16 posted on 05/30/2011 5:24:39 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Revolting cat!

There’s no way that that woman is “5’5” and weighs 142lbs”.

NO WAY.


17 posted on 05/30/2011 5:24:46 PM PDT by vladimir998 (When anti-Catholics can't debate they just make stuff up.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Without reading the article, I suspect it was a punch to the nose, causing a midfacial fracture which drives the bone fragments into the brain.


18 posted on 05/30/2011 5:24:51 PM PDT by Gamecock (It's not eat drink and be merry because tommow we die, but rather because yesterday we were dead.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Aspiring rap artist is like a death wish anyway. But killed by a girl punch? Bij plz.


19 posted on 05/30/2011 5:25:35 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Clearly not guilty, even if she appears to be a couple of puppies short of a litter.

20 posted on 05/30/2011 5:27:28 PM PDT by Gamecock (It's not eat drink and be merry because tommow we die, but rather because yesterday we were dead.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

How can anyone in RAP music aspiring? RAP is a cancer on music.


21 posted on 05/30/2011 5:28:10 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

The Chicago Tribune articles kept referring to the victim as a “daredevil”- like that was his second job or something.


22 posted on 05/30/2011 5:33:28 PM PDT by Krankor (Take a letter, Maria, address it to my wife.)
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To: Dallas59

Hey, that’s an “uncivil” comment. Michelle and Barack love Rap stars. They implement the theme of “change”.


23 posted on 05/30/2011 5:33:49 PM PDT by Claytonbridge
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

All the weight comes from the strength in her chest!


24 posted on 05/30/2011 5:38:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Gamecock
Clearly not guilty, even if she appears to be a couple of puppies short of a litter.

Ah, but who would be her boyfriend after now?

25 posted on 05/30/2011 5:41:21 PM PDT by danielmryan
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

This story is old. I seem to remember this same story within the last year. The circumstances were what made it so memorable.


26 posted on 05/30/2011 5:46:04 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

I bounced at a redneck bar for a few years. I have been hit by cowboys, Indians and giant bear foot goobers. The hardest I have ever been punched in my life was by a woman in that bar. I wasn’t looking for it and she nearly knocked my bock off.


27 posted on 05/30/2011 5:46:41 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Aha...I found stories from January 7-8 of this year.


28 posted on 05/30/2011 5:49:53 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Revolting cat!

Remind me not to p.ss her off...


30 posted on 05/30/2011 5:58:39 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Revolting cat!

The story said she was 5’6” and 142# that photos says about 30 pounds more than what she claims!


31 posted on 05/30/2011 5:59:25 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

He went from “aspiring” to “expiring.”


32 posted on 05/30/2011 6:01:15 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down!)
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To: dangerdoc

ummm..what the heck did you do/caused that????


33 posted on 05/30/2011 6:01:23 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: Gamecock
I concur. Definitely hit-able. Not long term material, mind you, but short term not guilty.
34 posted on 05/30/2011 6:02:35 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle; Lazamataz
I concur. Definitely hit-able.

Where's Laz when you need him

35 posted on 05/30/2011 6:09:20 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge; Lazmataz
I may be the only FReeper with lower standards than Laz...
36 posted on 05/30/2011 6:12:53 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

37 posted on 05/30/2011 6:15:09 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: HangnJudge

38 posted on 05/30/2011 6:15:56 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: mardi59

If she didn’t, I’ll send it to her.


39 posted on 05/30/2011 6:27:51 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

BRILLIANT CAREER MOVE. He’ll sell millions. He’ll be a household name.

Cannot think of a better move to get noticed.

OUTSTANDING.


40 posted on 05/30/2011 6:50:27 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Yeah boy..


41 posted on 05/30/2011 7:08:19 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: dangerdoc

Apparently she knocked the “l” out of block:-)


42 posted on 05/30/2011 7:08:54 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Just had to this for the "rapper".....


43 posted on 05/30/2011 7:17:52 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

So did she collect her $5?


44 posted on 05/30/2011 7:22:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rebelbase

He was in bad shape prior but the punch he took sure as heck did not help any.


45 posted on 05/30/2011 7:26:26 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

With a name like 50cent, $5 is a heavy debt. How many jail cigarettes IS that?


46 posted on 05/30/2011 8:14:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("If Eric Holder had his way, O-B-L would still be alive today." Thank you President Bush for Gitmo.)
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To: Dallas59

C’mon man! Music is rhythm first and melody second, and rap is rhythm with a little rhyme, and even a little melody, if you follow it along. Say it’s primitive, which it is in the sense of primal, or even just primitive, what the heck, but a cancer? Reserve that claim for Stockhausen.


47 posted on 05/30/2011 10:18:21 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: a fool in paradise

1. The blow killing him was a million-to-one chance.

2. The problem with million-to-one chances is that they come through nine times out of ten.


48 posted on 05/30/2011 10:34:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein. [Free Lazamataz!])
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49 posted on 05/30/2011 11:41:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein. [Free Lazamataz!])
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To: SIDENET
-GUILTY-

Of overeating. But not murder.

Clearly, this was an accident and not something the pathetic State of Illinois should be wasting any time on.

50 posted on 05/30/2011 11:52:01 PM PDT by cynwoody
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