Common’s Girlfriend and CNN Political Analyst Angela Rye Receiving Death Threats Since Dating the Rapper

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Danger Rising

There’s a price to pay for being famous. From stalkers to wild fans to traitors in the staff, being a celebrity can be dangerous. While the stars make it look glamourous, the world is constantly reminded that being well-known is more complex than it looks — just look at tragedies like Kim K’s Paris robbery and the murder of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.

Further proving that having the world’s attention doesn’t keep you safe, CNN political commentator Angela Rye is getting death threats, presumably for dating rapper Common. Details of the occurrences are scarce, but according to TMZ, Rye said the threats began shortly after her and the “I Used to Love H.E.R” rapper went public.

Rye, who has already filed a formal report about the threats, said that the messages started out as simply agitating rather than actually dangerous. She explained that the messages, which were sent to her phone, her social media, and her email, only began to scare her when the sender got more specific about her movements. The person behind the threats began referencing places she and Common went that were not made public. The last email Rye reported was received on Aug. 5, read in part, “Yr dumb dead ass gonna be found in a river” and “Let me catch ya ass I’m put the paws on ya.”

With LAPD granted search warrants to access the stalker’s social media, the Threat Management Division is looking into Rye’s complaints.

Common attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015

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