POTUS Biden Says Omicron Variant Is ‘Cause For Concern, Not A Cause For Panic’ + WHO Warns Omicron Poses ‘High Infection Risk’

 

President Joe Biden is reassuring the nation that the new Omicron Coronavirus variant, which was first identified last week by researchers in South Africa, is a cause for concern, but folks shouldn’t panic. At least not at this point. The doctor who discovered the variant says symptoms seem “mild.”

The World Health Organization warned that the variant poses a “high infection risk.” Details inside…

A new Coronavirus variant was identified last week by doctors and researchers in South Africa called B.1.1.529, also called Omicron. The new Omicron variant has caused a major increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in South Africa and doctors are working to understand its potential implications.

According to its website, Omicron is a highly divergent variant with a high number of mutations, including 26-32 in the spike, some of which are concerning and may be associated with immune escape potential and higher transmissibility. However, there are still considerable uncertainties.

The main uncertainties are: 

(1) how transmissible the variant is and whether any increases are related to immune escape, intrinsic increased transmissibility, or both;

(2) how well vaccines protect against infection, transmission, clinical disease of different degrees of severity and death;

(3) does the variant present with a different severity profile. Public health advice is based on current information and will be tailored as more evidence emerges around those key questions.

The World Health Organization began naming the variants after Greek letters to avoid public confusion. According to the Greek alphabet, the World Health Organization was expected to name the latest coronavirus variant "Nu" or "Xi." But both names were seen as problematic. The health agency went straight to Omicron — the 15th letter in the Greek alphabet.

The WHO warned that the global risk from the omicron variant poses a “high infection risk” around the globe because it’s seemingly easier to transfer.

According to Dr. Angelique Coetzee – the South African doctor who first identified the new strain – told the BBC that COVID symptoms linked to the Omicron variant have been described as “extremely mild.” 

“It actually started with a male patient who’s around the age of 33 … and he said to me that he’s just [been] extremely tired for the past few days and he’s got these body aches and pains with a bit of a headache,” she told the BBC.

The patient didn’t have a sore throat, she said, but more of a “scratchy throat” but no cough or loss of taste or smell — symptoms that have been associated with previous strains of the coronavirus.

Coetzee said she tested the male patient for Covid, and he was positive, as was his family, and then said she saw more patients that day presenting with the same kinds of symptoms that differed from the delta variant.

This prompted her to raise the alarm with South Africa’s vaccine advisory committee, of which she is a member. Other patients Coetzee had seen so far with the omicron variant had also experienced what she described as “extremely mild” symptoms, and she added that her colleagues had noted similar cases.

“What we are seeing clinically in South Africa — and remember I’m at the epicenter of this where I’m practicing — is extremely mild, for us [these are] mild cases. We haven’t admitted anyone, I’ve spoken to other colleagues of mine and they give the same picture.”

President Joe Biden held a press conference at the White House today to reassure Americans that the Omicron variant is a cause for concern, but it’s “not a cause for panic. At least, not now.

With the information scientists have now, he said he’s not considering any widespread lockdowns across the nation. However, he did encourage Americans to get fully vaccinated, including booster shots. He also urged people to return to wearing face masks indoors in public places to slow down any spread.

As of now, the new variant reportedly hasn’t reached the U.S., but it will. And when it does, President Biden said will “face this new threat just as we’ve faced those that have come before it.”

Watch below:

Our administration is working with health officials around the world to learn all we can about the Omicron variant. Right now, it is critical that everyone get the vaccine and their booster shot if they have not done so already. https://t.co/DrXPdzqRjL

— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) November 29, 2021

The new variant has prompted the US, UK and EU to issue a travel ban on Southern African countries – a decision criticized by South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa.

António Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations, said he was “deeply concerned about the isolation of southern African countries” and favored rigorous testing over travel bans.

The Associated Press reports:

Biden last week moved to restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries in southern Africa, effective Monday, in a bid to give scientists time to learn more about the new variant, and for more Americans to get vaccinated before it hits the U.S. South African officials have argued they are being punished for speedily identifying and reporting the new variant.

The White House said there are no plans to cut down Biden’s travel as a result of the new variant.

CDC is strengthening its recommendation on #COVID19 vaccine booster doses. Everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot either when they are 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after initial J&J vaccine. Learn more: https://t.co/77CTFuJFcO. pic.twitter.com/oW2hyHRPmr

— CDC (@CDCgov) November 29, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has strengthened its recommendation on COVID booster shots, telling all adults that they “should” get an additional dose amid growing concern about the new variant.

“The recent emergence of the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529) further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters, and prevention efforts needed to protect against COVID-19,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a statement.

Earlier this month, the CDC said everyone over 18 “may” get a booster shot if they wanted one. Now, they SHOULD.

Mask up everyone and keep sanitizing! If you’re vaccinated, consider getting a booster shot. Need more information about it? Click here

We’d like to note, the Omicron variant is not a “South African variant.” We’ve been seeing it called that and it’s incorrect terminology.

Photo: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Those Dating Rumors About Lil Baby & Saweetie Heat Up, Quavo – Saweetie’s Ex & Baby’s Labelmate – Joins The Chat

 

The Lil Baby & Saweetie dating rumors heat up after fans did some detective work and noticed the twosome was likely together. That sent social media in a frenzy, causing Saweetie’s ex-boyfriend/Baby’s label mate Quavo to seemingly respond. Find out what he said, plus see the flicks that had everyone losing it inside…

On several occasions recently, Saweetie DID say she wanted some babies. She posted a tweet about it and she also said it during an interview. In that same interview, she also said she was single.

When she said she wanted some babies, we didn’t think she meant LIL BABY…IF the rumors are true.

Last week, Hollywood Unlocked reported Lil Baby and Saweetie may be an item after he allegedly dropped $100,000 on the ICY GRL during a shopping spree in New York a few days ago. The source told the site they were shopping together in the Chanel store and that there is security footage of them. We’d like to note, that footage has not surfaced as of yet.

It’s weird because NBA star James Harden (who got locked up with Lil Baby in Paris earlier this year) previously denied a similar rumor that said he “cashapp’d” her $100K for a date. 

Back to Lil Baby and Saweetie…

 

 

 
 

 

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The Atlanta rapper caught wind of the dating rumors, so he hopped on Twitter to let everyone know he’s single. But then he deleted the tweet. Interesting.

 

 
 

 

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Last night, the rumor mill got kicked into overdrive once again after the “Tap In” raptress put up a photo dump on Instagram, which included a video of her shopping it up at the Louis Vuitton store and a photo of a black Chanel purse (swipe above).  As we told you earlier, the source said Baby & Saweetie were shopping in the Chanel store. In the last, she shared a selfie of herself straddling an unidentified man.

However, that picture has been removed as IG now lets you delete photos in carousels now. But here’s the flick:

 

Apparently, Lil Baby shared a video of himself that a fan (@riahwooo) got access to via his Close Friends and reposted to their own “close friends” on Instagram. Fans quickly noticed Lil Baby was wearing something similar to the person Saweetie was straddling in her selfie:

 

Once Lil Baby and Saweetie started trending, the “Drip Too Hard” rapper did another tweet and delete where he said:

 

 

 
 

 

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”B*tches really be weird!!,” he tweeted. “If you want clout use Baby.”

While some fans initially thought he was talking about Saweetie, it’s possible he could have been tweeting about the fan who shared his video.

Quavo – Saweetie’s ex-boyfriend and Lil Baby’s Quality Control Music labelmate – entered the chat. While Baby & Quavo are signed to the same label, they reportedly don’t get along.

 

”Ain’t trippin we can swap it out! #QCTheLabel,” Quavo posted to his IG Stories.

Saweetie and Quavo dated for nearly three years before they called it quits back in March.

Quavo’s post was shared on The Shade Room and Jayda Cheaves, the mother of Lil Baby’s youngest son, liked Quavo’s response.

Meanwhile, Quavo’s sister – who has beef with Saweetie – has been posting images of Jayda on her IG Stories.

The fan (@riahwooo) who uploaded the video of Lil Baby also took to her IG Stories to react to the social media frenzy they caused.

Do you think Saweetie rebounded with Lil Baby?  This certainly would’t be the first time Baby acted like a rumor about chick he was interacting with was a lie when it likely wasn’t…..

 

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Virgil Abloh – The Fashion Visionary Who Shifted The Culture – Dies Of Cancer, Kanye West Dedicates Sunday Service To Him, Celebs Pour Out Tributes

 

Tributes are pouring in after it was announced Virgil Abloh – founder and CEO of Off-White & the first Black man to be an artistic director at Louis Vuitton – died after a secret battle with cancer. He was 41. More inside….

 

The fashion world has been rocked after learning one of its genius designers suddenly passed away.

Virgil Abloh – the founder & CEO of Off-White – died Sunday, November 28th of cancer, according to a post from his verified Instagram account. He was 41.

Much like the late Chadwick Boseman, the devoted father, husband, brother, son and friend was secretly battling cancer.

 

 
 

 

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”We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend. He is survived by his loving wife Shannon Abloh, his children Lowe Abloh and Grey Abloh, his sister Edwina Abloh, his parents Nee and Eunice Abloh, and numerous dear friends and colleagues," the post read.

”For over two years, Virgil valiantly battled a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma. He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture."

”Through it all, his work ethic, infinite curiosity, and optimism never wavered. Virgil was driven by his dedication to his craft and to his mission to open doors for others and create pathways for greater equality in art and design. He often said, ‘Everything I do is for the 17-year-old version of myself,” believing deeply in the power of art to inspire future generations.’"

“We thank you all for your love and support, and we ask for privacy as we grieve and celebrate Virgil’s life.”

"Virgil Abloh September 30, 1980 – November 28, 2021"

The fashion visionary was known for his innovative work at Louis Vuitton (one of the oldest and most powerful luxury groups) as the menswear artistic director.

In March 2018, Virgil became the first Black man to become an artistic director at Louis Vuitton, and the third to lead a French luxury fashion house. It’s not every day a Black man is at the top of a French heritage house. It’s almost unheard of, so the fact that Louis Vuitton shook things up with some melanin magic was music to our ears.

He broke barriers, he shifted the culture and opened doors for young, Black designers in high-end fashion. 

Louis Vuitton is the largest brand in the stable of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. They released a joint statement following the announcement of Virgil’s death:

 

 
 

 

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His brand, Off White, also released a statement:

 

 
 

 

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Once news began to spread about his death, the tributes started pouring in.

Joining forces with musicians, Virgil also designed and was the creative director behind several of albums.

Albums Virgil Abloh has either designed or served as Creative Director for. pic.twitter.com/UXpjFdUGZb

— TIDAL (@TIDAL) November 28, 2021

The former Fendi intern was also a longtime collaborator of Kanye West (now known as “Ye”). Recently, he worked as the rapper’s creative director for DONDA. He also designed some Kanye’s most iconic album covers, including My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Yeezus, as well as a cover for A$AP Rocky and others.

 

 
 

 

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Not long after Virgil’s death announcement, Ye dedicated his latest Sunday Service to his friend.

 

Easy On Me by @Adele Live at #SundayService pic.twitter.com/20J8dk6af0

— Donda’s Place (@dondasplace) November 28, 2021

 

He had his Sunday Service Choir help pay tribute to his friend. The choir did a rendition of Adele’s new hit “Easy On Me” with a gospel twist.

Special tributes from celebrities, fashion designers, fashion brands, and more have been pouring in. Check out some below:

 

We would like to extend our most heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Virgil Abloh, an immense inspiration to us all both as a designer and as a person. He will be deeply missed though his vision will live on through the trails that he blazed throughout his career. pic.twitter.com/T8gXyNkJzH

— gucci (@gucci) November 28, 2021

 

 

«So sad to hear about the passing of dear Virgil, one of the kindest people you could meet. My thoughts to Shannon and the rest of his family» Kim Jones

«Rest in peace dear Virgil. I will forever cherish our roman days. My thoughts are with your family» Silvia Venturini Fendi pic.twitter.com/nNXNhgy7CW

— Fendi (@Fendi) November 28, 2021

 

 

The Versace team would like to extend our deepest condolences at the sad news of Virgil Abloh’s passing. A visionary within the world of fashion, his presence will be deeply missed and his legacy with us forever. pic.twitter.com/M3D4k3vVJX

— VERSACE (@Versace) November 28, 2021

 

 

The Prada Group would like to express its deepest condolences to Virgil Abloh’s family and loved ones in this moment of sorrow. pic.twitter.com/pL3wQk4tC2

— PRADA (@Prada) November 29, 2021

 

 

We are heartbroken by the news of Virgil Abloh’s passing. pic.twitter.com/JurKPSItn3

— Nike (@Nike) November 28, 2021

 

 

"I am heartbroken by the news of @VirgilAbloh‘s passing. He was such a brilliant designer who has paved the way for many young creatives. My thoughts are with his wife and his two children" said Maria Grazia Chiuri as she pays hommage to Abloh’s incredible creative legacy. pic.twitter.com/7NSBxcSAzw

— Dior (@Dior) November 28, 2021

 

 

Too soon Virgil. You will be missed from this world man.

— Idris Elba (@idriselba) November 28, 2021

 

 

My heart is broken

Virgil you were a kind, generous, thoughtful creative genius

your work as a human and your work as a spiritual being will live forever

Sending love and light to your wife, children, family and day ones

you’re with the Master now, shine

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— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 28, 2021

 

 

#VirgilAbloh. 1980-2021. Rest in Power, King. You made an indelible mark on this world. pic.twitter.com/2ocvD2BBZ3

— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) November 28, 2021

 

 

You just never know what someone is going through…

Just be kind
Rest In Peace, #VirgilAbloh pic.twitter.com/9HoXd15S9e

— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) November 28, 2021

 

Rip Virgil prayers to your family thank you for always supporting the youth always kind we just spoke bro smh pic.twitter.com/e5moTP3sn5

— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) November 28, 2021

 

May he rest in POWER.

 

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AE Apologizes To Amber Rose, Says He Wants Her Back After He LAUGHED About Cheating + Xzibit & Dr. Dre Joke About Their Divorces

It seems Amber Rose’s son’s father Alexander “AE” Edwards has realized the grass isn’t greener on the other side after openly admitting and laughing about cheating on her with several women. Now, he wants her back.

Also, rap homies Xzibit and Dr. Dre joke about their divorces with new merch! Everything inside…

Now that Hot Boy Summer is over and it’s cuffing season you want your ex back? Oh. Some men have audacity on sickening levels.

So check it…

Amber Rose’s ex/son’s father Alexander “AE” Edwards is desperately trying to get back in her good graces after publicly humiliating her just a few months ago.

Back in August, The Slut Walk honcho took to Instagram Stories to air out her frustrations about her relationship with Alexander "AE" Edwards, the father of her 2-year-old son. In the posts, Amber accused AE of cheating on her with a least 12 women and those were just the women she knows about.

And he didn’t deny it. In fact, he laughed and boasted about being a narcissistic serial cheater. He said Amber knew about his "true nature" before getting into a relationship with him.

“I mean, she texted me like, if I apologize publicly and all this sh*t, you know, she love me but I don’t want to keep doing that to her,” he said during an interview on Big Von’s IG Live show after she blasted him. “I know that I could stop. I could give her a good, solid six months and just really like, deprive myself of my true nature for as long as I can take it, but I don’t want to live like that,” AE explained.

The 34-year-old A&R exec even had the audacity to mention Amber’s Slut Walk advocacy, suggesting that she shouldn’t have aired out his business because essentially it’s a form of "slut shaming."

Well, he’s singing a different tune now, delivering the public apology the 38-year-old mom-of-two asked for months ago.

“I want to sincerely apologize to my beautiful wife @amberose you didn’t deserve what I did to you,” he wrote on his IG Stories. “You’re an amazing person and a wonderful mother to our boys. I’m sorry for the pain that I’ve caused you, my son Slash and my stepson Sebastian. All I want is my family back and I’m willing to do anything to make things right. Please forgive me,” he added.

Oh.

Amber and AE started dating in 2018 and in October 2019, they welcomed their son Slash Electric Edwards. Amber also shares her firstborn son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, with rapper Wiz Khalifa.

Now that he delivered her publicly apology, will she take him back? Time will tell….

Speaking of breakups…

 

Rap homies Xzibit and Dr. Dre have been cracking jokes about their failed marriages on social media.

The longtime collaborators are newly divorced men and they seem to be bonding over it.

X hit up the ‘Gram, posting a photo of himself wearing a shirt that read, “N.W.D.” in the same font as the N.W.A. logo. It stands for “N***** With Divorces.” In another photo, X showed off the back of the t-shirt, which read, “Straight Outta Marriage,” as Dr. Dre posed it up alongside him with his finger pointed at the back on the t-shirt:

"Man, we over here healing and moving forward. #NWD #N***azWitDivorces," X wrote in the caption.

These two!

 

 

 
 

 

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In February, Xzbit’s ex-wife, Krista Joiner, filed for divorce from the rapper (real name Alvin Joiner) after 6 years of marriage. However, they were together for 20 years.

 

 

 
 

 

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Dr. Dre’s ex-wife, Nicole Young, pulled the trigger on her divorce from Dre in June 2020. After all the messy deets spilled over in the media, a judge declared he was single in July 2021. Missed the drama? Catch up HERE

 

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Teyana Taylor Pulls Out Of Show, Rushed To The Hospital As Her Daughter Junie Delivers The News To Her Fans

Teyana Taylor had to pull out of her show last night after falling ill. She was rushed to the emergency room after her body completely “shut down.” Her daughter, Junie, held her down though! She stepped out on stage to announce Teyana wasn’t feeling well and apologized to her fans.

Watch it inside….

Teyana Taylor is on the road to recovery after falling ill yesterday.

Sis has been going hard for over a month, but things took a turn before her performance the Femme It Forward event with Ari Lennox and Sevyn Streeter. The ladies were booked to perform at the Premier Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT last night, but Teyana had to pull out after getting sick.

While she has been killing it on stage, it seems her high-energy performances are taking a toll on her body. Now, she’s recovering in the emergency room.

The mom-of-two was rushed to the hospital last night after her body “gave out.” Teyana said she tried everything to make it to the stage, but her body said AHT AHT!

 

 
 

 

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“Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for all the warm love, sweet videos & prayers from my CT rose petals…. I love y’all!,” she captioned a picture of herself in a hospital bed.

”Thank you for being so understanding. Y’all know Petunia don’t miss no shows & most importantly, know I’ve been leaving it all on tha stage for a month straight 1000%. So I am really saddened to have not been able to do the same for you last night. My team & I tried everything down to the very last second to get me out on that stage, but my body simply just gave out, which actually started a few days ago. SHUT DOWN, my body actually low key betrayed me cause ah b*tch was tryna get on that stage Y’all know I’m with the sh*ts! y’all have seen me with a broken foot and all types of other crazy shit but still got on that stage and bodied it,” she continued.

The 30-year-old entertainer said she’s going to rest up and take the next few days off to recover, but she promised her CT fans that she will return and their tickets they already purchased will be honored.

”But honestly you have to listen to your body and know when to sit down; or it will definitely sit you down….. in the ER mine sat my a** down in the ER for sure but I’ve since got the proper fluids and nutrients put back into my body all night/morning & will take the next few off days to continue to recover. However, I promise I will be back to CT rescheduled and better than ever & all tickets will be honored for yesterday’s show!!!! Shoutout to my lovelies @arilennox & @sevyn for holdin it downnnnn! As well as Heather Lowery and the entire @femmeitforward team for their extreme understanding & support. Shout to @babyjunie4 for holding it down for mommy,” she concluded.

Junie – Teyana and Iman Shumpert’s eldest daughter – def held it down for her mom. The 5-year-old went out on the stage to deliver the news tot her fans that her mother wasn’t feeling well.

“My mom is sick and I want to tell you guys that I’m sorry that she’s sick. I – I hope she’s going to feel better,” she announced in the cutest way possible.

Peep the clips below:

@TEYANATAYLOR FEEL BETTER!!! WE GON BE RIGHT WHERE YOU LEFT US pic.twitter.com/mUZWwVPUG2

— peng ting. (@bxbystallion) November 28, 2021

 

Junie came out on stage to tell us her mommy Teyana Taylor was sick and couldn’t perform tonight pic.twitter.com/PO8ZrT3wA9

— monie the pony (@viasimone_) November 28, 2021

 

Aww! We can’t even.

Femme It Forward also released a statement after Tey pulled out:

 

 
 

 

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"Y’all send healing prayers to @teyanataylor. We watched her try to defy body to get on stage @Foxwoods to not let down her fans, but she physically couldn’t do it.

"Sometimes we think that artists are superheroes because we’re super fans, but they are human just like us. And the human body doesn’t give AF about screams and boos. Thank you to Teyana’s fans for being so understanding. We will reschedule Teyana’s performance and all tickets last night will be honored for the future date.

"We love and appreciate you @teyanataylor. Feel better soon. And @babyjunie4 thank you for protecting your mommie last night. Shout out to @sevyn and @arilennox for holding it down for CT!"

Take a peek at how Teyana has been tearing up the stage below:

 

 

 
 

 

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FIRE.

We’re sure hubby Iman and the kiddies – Junie & Rue – will make sure she gets her rest. Get well soon, Tey!

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Dave Chappelle – Boo’d & Called A ‘Bigot’ During Q&A With Students At High School Alma Mater, Dave Didn’t Back Down

 

Students at Dave Chappelle’s high school alma mater voiced how they felt about the comedian amid controversy surrounding his Netflix special. They didn’t hold back or mince words when vocalizing their true feelings to the comedian. And he didn’t back down in his responses.

Here’s what went down…

 

On Tuesday (Nov. 23rd), Dave Chappelle made a “surprise” visit to his alma mater, D.C.’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts for an hourlong Q&A session amid controversy surrounding LGBTQ+ jokes he made in his Netflix special, “The Closer.”

Politico reported it was a surprise visit, however, it was previously reported Dave Chappelle had planned on hosting a fundraiser at the school on Nov. 23rd. Deadline reported it was postponed due to a threat of a student walkout because students voiced they were uncomfortable with the comedian’s remarks about trans people.

The fundraiser was moved to April, so his appearance was a surprise in a sense.

With a camera crew in tow, Chappelle took the stage in front of 580 students where he was met with a mixture of cheers AND some boos. The session reportedly went south from there. Yikes.

By the way, the students had to lock their phones in special pouches beforehand to prevent recordings. As with many of his live shows, he has the audience members’ phones confiscated.

About eight students out of the 580 students in attendance asked questions. They weren’t only asking questions. They also shared exactly how they felt about the famed comedian.

One student stepped up to the microphone and called him a “bigot” adding, “I’m 16 and I think you’re childish, you handled it like a child." The student was reacting to the way Chappelle handled the backlash he received over the LGBTQ+ jokes he told in “The Closer.”

“My friend, with all due respect, I don’t believe you could make one of the decisions I have to make on a given day,” he responded, according to two anonymous students who spoke with Politico.

Politico shared more of what happened and Chappelle didn’t back down to the negative comments made by the students:

In response to another antagonistic question, Chappelle roughly told the student body of artists: “I’m better than every instrumentalist, artist, no matter what art you do in this school, right now, I’m better than all of you. I’m sure that will change. I’m sure you’ll be household names soon.”

The students recalled that another student in the audience shouted at him, “Your comedy kills,” and Chappelle shot back, “N—— are killed every day.” He then asked, “The media’s not here, right?”

ONE DISTURBED PARENT: The two students we spoke to declined to go on the record out of fear of retribution from the school. The father of one of the students, who also declined to speak publicly to protect the identity of his daughter, said, “As a parent, I have to say I have a real problem. … He was being dead serious and using the n-word on the record. What kind of judgment is the school showing to allow that?”

It’s reported many of the students declined to speak up in fear of how he would react.

The two students who spoke to Playbook said they were afraid to speak up at the assembly because Chappelle often laughed at students’ questions or responded with jokes. At one point, after a student left the assembly room, Chappelle singled her out by saying, “Of course she left early.”

Some students were equally put off by Chappelle.

“He could tell we were nervous,” said one of the students we spoke with. “It was a huge power imbalance of this grown man and his camera crew — and these 14- to 18 year-olds without their phones, just high school kids.”

 

They’re children, Roland.

— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) November 25, 2021

 

Savannah Overton – a spokesperson for the school – told Politico the comedian “invited the voices of discontent to ask questions, however as a result, the supporters of Chappelle became the silent majority. Our principal was approached by several students after the assembly who were disappointed that they were not able to voice their support for Chappelle in this forum.”

Carla Sims, Chappelle’s spokesperson, confirmed the comments.

Towards the end of the Q&A, it was said Chappelle seemed to “soften up as he wound down.”

"This is my family and whether they know it or not I love these kids. … I don’t want to hear about any threats to these kids. These kids don’t deserve that,” Chappelle said.

Some of the students have been receiving death threats for protesting the comedian. The school responded to the threats by increasing security and barring students from leaving campus for lunch. Before wrapping up, Chappelle gave the students tickets to a screening of his documentary "Untitled." He paid for 600 Thanksgiving meals for students and staff.

Over the years, Chapelle has donated millions of dollars to the school. He even gave one of his EMMY awards to the students and gave the school a shoutout during his acceptance speech.

A theater at the school is set to be named after the comedian in his honor. The naming was postponed due to the students pushback. However, the school claims it was postponed in order to address community concerns and to create a “teachable moment” around artistic freedom and responsibility. 

The theater will still be named for Dave Chappelle in April.

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HOT 97’s Ebro Darden Says Colorist Comment About Tinashe’s Name Was A ‘Terrible Joke,’ But Twitter Is Still Going In On Him

HOT 97’s Ebro Darden has been getting dragged on social media after a clip resurfaced from an interview he did with Tinashe where he said some colorist comments about the singer’s name. It’s quite cringy….

 

HOT 97 radio host Ebro Darden is trending heavy on social media for some comments he made during a 2013 interview with singer Tinashe. A clip of the radio personality dubbing Tinashe’s last name as a “ghetto a** name” for a “light skinned” girl has resurfaced and folks are letting him have it, respectfully.

In the 2013 clip, Ebro asked his co-host, Peter Rosenberg, to ask the “2 On” singer (who was 20 at the time) to reveal her last name.

”Kachingwe,” she responded.

”Now, can we point out how light-skinned she is with a ghetto a** name, though?,” Ebro said.

“It’s not a ghetto name, she has an African name,” Peter responded. “Her name is Nigeri – Zimbabwean. My point is, that’s not ghetto, she has an African name.”

“Sometimes these ghetto names are actually African,” Ebro said.

Wait, what? 

The Twitter user who shared the clip wrote, “yeah tinashe better than me because i would’ve became real disrespectful.”

Check it:

 

yeah tinashe better than me because i would’ve became real disrespectful pic.twitter.com/IH1kcQKnNh

— KJ. (@thekonyjen) November 26, 2021

 

Folks reacted to the clip where Ebro was dragged and schooled on his ignorant comment:

 

So having a “ghetto” name is synonymous with being dark skin? Are we also going to dismiss the cultural significance of African names and how there are actual ceremonies behind them? I can’t tell if this is willful ignorance or just blatant stupidity

— Esther Olu (@estherolu) November 26, 2021

 

 

Not Ibrahim Jamil "Ebro" Darden talking…. pic.twitter.com/qnNbz2cbVp

— ThatGuy310 (@ThatGuy31011) November 26, 2021

Seeing a trend of white people having more sense than black men.

This is indeed embarrassing.

— Tinkerbell (@MadeToSavour) November 26, 2021

 

 

The fact that Rosenberg, a white man, is correcting Ebro, a black man, about African names is doing my head in. https://t.co/foar4n6z3L

— Kivali (@chammy_255) November 26, 2021

 

After receiving backlash, the Apple Music executive retweeted the clip, calling it a “terrible joke.”

 

Yea this was a terrible joke, we were using the name skit for people to learn her origins… love Tinashe thats my homey still https://t.co/cSWKrAtLo4

— Ebro (@oldmanebro) November 26, 2021

 

”Yea this was a terrible joke, we were using the name skit for people to learn her origins… love Tinashe that’s my homey still,” the 46-year-old tweeted.

Well, folks are STILL letting him have it:

 

name skit to learn her origin………. pic.twitter.com/SONblcrAoE

— 99 tacos (@two99centtacos) November 26, 2021

 

 

“It’s not a ghetto name, it’s an African name.” So which continent houses the ghetto names? pic.twitter.com/vG0fr0MmE7

— Rhymes With Roaches (@gooonicorn) November 26, 2021

 

 

Okay but rewatching ALL of your interviews with her: the misogyny, disrespect, literal s*xual harrasment making everything about s*x, xenophobia cloaked in comedy, and more is simply not okay. She’s more than owed an apology for it ALL.

Please do better n learn from it.

— 3:33 (@soulxglitch) November 26, 2021

 

 

What even makes a name ghetto? Is it just because it was thought up by a black person? Or plain old racism denigrating anything associated with blackness as less than, unsavory, and ghetto?

— nfray20 (@nfray20) November 26, 2021

 

You can watch the full interview below:

Thoughts?

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THANKSGIVING 2021: The Wilsons Bring The Family Fun, Kelly Rowland Slays The Parade, Michael B. Jordan & Lori Harvey All Wrapped Up In Love

Thanksgiving 2021 gave what it was supposed to give, thankfully. Ciara and Russell Wilson served up family vibes, Kelly Rowland slayed for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and lovebirds Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey were all boo’d up for their second Thanksgiving together.

Everything inside!

Thanksgiving 2021 was extra lit now that families can safely come together after missing out on loved ones last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The biggest family day of the year just rolled around and several of our faves were busy living it up with family and friends. Not to mention, looking good while doing so. Before hitting up the dinner table, Kelly Rowland slayed her way to the 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

 

 
 

 

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Whew! The "Merry Liddle Christmas" star looked bomb AF in an emerald green MARCELL VON BERLIN ensemble that she accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Lauren London‘s sunglasses. We love a supportive queen.

Watch Kelly’s Thanksgiving Day performance and rehearsal below:

 

"Merry Liddle Christmas" premieres Saturday, November 28th at 8pm EST.

 

 
 

 

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Ciara and Russell Wilson served up all the Family feels for Thanksgiving, as they always do. The Wilsons and their kiddies – Future Zahir (7), Sienna (4) & Win Wilson (1) – got dressed up in tan and Burberry for the holiday festivities.

"Happy Thanksgiving," the Wilsons yelled in the video above.

Papa Wilson shared a video playing baseball with his step-son, Future, which he said is a Thanksgiving tradition.

 

 
 

 

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Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan and his girlfriend Lori Harvey celebrated their 2nd Thanksgiving together. You’ll recall, last Thanksgiving is when dating rumors started to circulate after MBJ was seen hopping off a flight in Atlanta with Lori. 

Now, they’re all boo’d up with pet names, BAEcays and loving every minute of it.

 

 
 

 

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The Wades hosted a Karaoke Thanksgiving with friends, which resulted in retired NBA star Dwayne Wade flexing his vocals to Joe’s "I Wanna Know"…right in front of Joe. Ha! Peep the clip above.

 

 
 

 

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Destiny Jones was all smiles while hanging out with her fam for Thanksgiving, including her rapper dad Nas, her cousins Yara Shahidi and Sayeed Shahidi and her mom, Carmen.

 

 
 

 

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Singer Keyshia Cole shared she cooked her first Thanksgiving meal this year for her sons, Daniel Jr. & Tobias. While the road to a complete Thanksgiving dinner was a bit of a struggle, she said she learned a lot and "they ate."

Swipe through our Thanksgiving 2021 gallery below to see how more of your faves celebrated the holiday!

Happy Holidays!

 

Photos: Getty/Ciara’s IG/Kelly’s IG/Lori’s IG 

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Kanye West’s ‘Thanksgiving Prayer’ Is To Get Kim K Back, Says God Will Bring ‘KimYe’ Back Together To ‘Inspire Millions’

Now that Kim Kardashian has confirmed she’s dating Pete Davidson, her estranged husband Kanye “Ye” West is pulling out all the stops in an effort to get her back. Find out what he’s doing now inside….

Like that song Timbaland and One Republic released, "It’s toooo late to apologize. It’s toooo late."

Kanye “Ye” West is guilt-ridden and he’s reflecting on all of the mistakes he made in the past few years. The mistakes he made that caused him to lose his wife Kim Kardashian and his family are heavy on his mind and NOW he seemingly wants his old life back.

 

This shit still doesn’t click with me. How is this real LMAO pic.twitter.com/DMC33ZhM9y

— Squirt Reynolds (@SquirtReynoIds) November 24, 2021

 

The timing of his public declaration about wanting his wife & family back is interesting being that she recently confirmed she’s dating comedian Pete Davidson. Now that she’s wrapped up in a new situation, Ye wants to seemingly fight for his marriage. How convenient. Everything was seemingly as good as it was going to get (considering the circumstances). Kim K showed up to several of Kanye’s DONDA listening events (one time dressed up in a wedding gown) and he was present for her "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig last month. 

Yesterday, the Chi-town rapper grabbed a microphone to share a few words during an appearance at the Los Angeles Mission’s annual Thanksgiving Event. The event provides Thanksgiving Day meals to the homeless on Skid Row.

Speaking candidly about his personal life, Ye shared how he wants to change the narrative about his relationships, specifically with his estranged wife.

“The narrative God wants is to see that we can be redeemed,” he began. “In all these relationships, we made mistakes. I’ve made mistakes. I’ve publicly done things that were not acceptable as a husband.”

Telling the world your wife was considering an abortion would definitely be one of those mistakes.

“But right now today, for whatever reason — I didn’t know I was going to be in front of this mic, but I’m here to change the narrative.”

 

 
 

 

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The DONDA rapper said he wasn’t going to let big networks like E! and Hulu write the narrative for his family. He accused the networks controlling the way that he and his family are perceived on their reality shows.

”I am the priest of my home,” he continued.

The Jesus Is King rapper is no longer living in the home he once shared with Kim and their four kids (North, Saint, Chicago & Psalm), but he revealed he copped the home next to it so he can still be close to them.

“I have to be next to my children as much as possible,” he said. “So, when I’m out the house, I got a house right next to the house. I’m doing everything to be right next to the situation.”

Ye said he believes God will bring “KimYe” back together, and when he does, it’ll influence millions of families to work through their issues and stay together.

“If the enemy can separate KimYe, there’s going to be millions of families that feel like that separation is OK,” he explained. “But when the kingdom, when God brings KimYe together, there’s going to be millions of families that are going to be influenced to see that they can overcome the work of the separation, of trauma the devil has used to capitalize to keep people in misery,”

Peep the clip below:

Kanye West says that he "needs to be back home" and that KimYe needs to be back together pic.twitter.com/B37sEBFBn6

— Squirt Reynolds (@SquirtReynoIds) November 24, 2021

And he wasn’t done there…

 

 
 

 

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After speaking at the Thanksgiving Event, Kanye posted a 5-minute “Thanksgiving Prayer” on his Instagram account where he reflected on the mistakes he has made over the last five years.

The 44-year-old rapper started off saying how thankful he is for his family, fans and even his haters. He mentioned he started writing the letter right after his son, Saint, played a game of catch with NFL QB Tom Brady.

Then, he goes how bad he wants to get his family back, ponders how can he heal the pain he caused, and he said, “I take accountability for my actions.”

The father-of-four talked about being addicted to alcohol and how it heightened his “hair trigger temper."  He talked about having a “manic episode in 2016."  After that, he was prescribed heavy medications after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. However, he would take them and then stop, which made him “susceptible to other episodes which my wife and family and fans have had to endure.”

He addressed how after getting saved, it didn’t “immediately make him a better person. It made a self-righteous Christian.”

Switching gears, he opened up about wearing Trump’s red MAGA (Make America Great Again) and how that affected his estranged wife.

“Good lord my wife did not like me wearing the red hat,” he shared. “Being a good wife, she just wanted to protect me and our family. I made me and our family a target by not aligned with Hollywood’s political stance and that was hard for our marriage.”

“Then I ran for president without proper preparation and no allies on either side. I embarrassed my wife in the way that I presented information about our family during the one and thank God only press conference.”

You can watch the full video above. Turning the Thanksgiving holiday into something all about him? Sounds like Ye.

On social media….

 

Ye shared a TMZ headline about his antics, tagging his estranged wife. It’s killing him she’s spending time with another man. The kicker? It seems Ye & Pete were homies at one point in time: 

 

 

 
 

 

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These “wanting my family” comments come just a few weeks after Ye spoke out about his split from Kim K for the first time. During his interview on "Drink Champs," he said he hadn’t even seen any divorce papers from Kim. In February, the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star filed for divorce from Kanye after almost seven years of marriage. They have four children, North (8), Saint (5), Chicago (3) and Pslam (2).

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ALL FALLS DOWN!! REACTIONS & MEMES TO KANYE WEST & KIM KARDASHIAN'S DIVORCE ANNOUNCEMENT!

Stevie J Publicly Apologizes To Estranged Wife Faith Evans Over ‘Leaked’ Video + Halle Berry Gushes Over Van Hunt’s Poetic Love Letter

Stevie J is publicly apologizing to his estranged wife Faith Evans after a disturbing video of him accusing her of cheating surfaced.

On the flip side, Halle Berry is all wrapped up in love after her boyfriend Van Hunt wrote the most poetic love letter ever. Get it all inside…

We told you earlier this month singer/producer Stevie J filed for divorce from Faith Evans seemingly out of the blue.  Oddly, a few days later, Faith posted up videos of them frolicking on the beach in Malibu together, seemingly telling folks they’re still together. 

It was unclear if the videos were taken before or after the divorce filing, but the timing of the post was interesting nonetheless.  

Fast forward to a few weeks ago, a video surfaced of the couple having a major confrontation.  In the leaked video, Stevie J is in a bedroom with Faith, refusing to let her leave, while hurling accusations at her about smashing other men in "his" house. Faith repeatedly told him to grow up and this is the bullsh*t she doesn’t want. Things escalate when she gets in bed to get away from him, and it’s all just a mess.

Now, he’s apologizing for his actions a week later.

Right before Thanksgiving rolled around, the former “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star posted a video to publicly apologize for the way he acted in the video.

“I’d like to make this video for my wife. A video was released last week that showed me talking crazy to my wife,” he began. “Publicly humiliating my wife. I’d like to apologize.”

He also apologized to her family:

“I’d like to apologize to your family. They don’t deserve that either,” he added. “Nah, she ain’t cheat. I was just in the moment. You know how us guys do. I’d like to take the time to apologize to you Faith and let you know I love you. I’m here for you, always. All ways.”

The song producers said someone came into their home and stole his computer where the disturbing video was saved. In the caption he wrote, “To MrsJ – I’m sorryHope you find it in my heart to forgive me I truly love you”

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Faith still has a picture of herself and Stevie as her profile pic on Instagram:

All of these things come after Stevie filed for divorce from Faith at the beginning of the month. They’ve had their fair share of mess-to-makeups in their short 3-year marriage.  Do you think this divorce filing will stick?

 

On a happier note…

Halle Berry is catching all the love feels this holiday season thanks to her boyfriend, Van Hunt.

The BRUISED star/director’s man, Van Hunt, wrote the most poetic and heartfelt love letter for her website, re-spin. And y’all, this man GETS it.

In the love letter titled “Feet to the Fire,” the musician praised the 55-year-old actress’ dedication to her new Netflix film and celebrated her for being the perfect woman for him.

"Halle waits on nothing and leads the rhythm where she wants it to go. she knows that magic is made, and she was not made for waiting on it to happen. it could be interpreted as ‘controlling,’ but a more obvious explanation is that this man’s world has made this woman acutely aware that survival is a thing that must be secured, not hoped for," he wrote.

"No one ever discusses this tenacity when describing her. they speak of beauty and favorite movies, but never of heart. it is nigh impossible to peer inside Halle without noticing her heart; and the principles that make it thump," he added.

”it is nigh impossible to peer inside Halle without noticing her heart; and the principles that make it thump. notice, i did not say a “fighter’s heart”, as that would be redundant. to have heart is to have already proven your mettle on the battlefield. of course she is a fighter, but what does she fight for? survival, would be the answer nearest the surface. respect, beneath that. but perhaps the fight engulfing her at deepest depths is for the expectation of being heard and never having to wonder if her words will be written like she says them,” he continued.

You can read his full letter here

On Instagram, Halle shared boo’d up pics with her musician BAE, posting the link to his love letter to her.

 

 
 

 

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”when your man writes the MOST amazing article about you on such a special day," she wrote.

Earlier this week, Halle appeared on “Tamron Hall” talk show where she talked about the strength in getting to know someone without physical distractions.

“If I could go back and tell my little self one thing, I would tell myself to start a relationship this way,” the 55-year-old shared before explaining, “We met in COVID, so there was no physically getting together. We met [purely] through talking on the phone, writing each other letters and text messages or emails. We didn’t even FaceTime or do anything. We were just listening to the sound of each other’s voice, listening to the words.”

“I was hanging on every word and I said, ‘If I see one flag I’m outta here.’ I was like, ‘No more. No more. I’m ready to really find someone that’s really right for me.’ And because we hadn’t met there was nothing at stake yet.”

Watch the clip below:

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New York Man Reportedly Found Guilty Of Robbing ‘LAHH’ Star Safaree Samuels At Gunpoint In 2018

One of the three men who held “Love & Hip Hop” star Safaree Samuels at gunpoint and robbed him of $180,000 worth of jewelry has been found guilty of first-degree robbery. And he’s facing decades in prison. Details inside…

One of the three men who robbed reality star Safaree Samuels of his jewels is facing hella time in prison.

According to local reports, Tacuma Ashman of Irvington, New York, was one of three men who robbed “Love & Hip Hop” star Safaree Samuels at gunpoint, stealing $180,000 worth of jewelry in Fort Lee, New Jersey in April 2018.

Now, he’s facing 50 years in prison when he’s sentenced on January 28, 2022.

A jury convicted the 43-year-old of the most serious charge he faced, which was first degree robbery. He was also found guilty on charges of weapons possession and resisting arrest. He was reportedly acquitted on conspiracy charges and owning a handgun without a permit. 

Prosectors said the men planned the robbery weeks in advance, scanning Safaree’s social media account to discover which pieces of jewelry he wears the most. They are being accused of putting a GPS tracking device on the entertainer’s car to know his location. They pulled up on him at his Fort Lee, NJ home and held him at gunpoint to steal $180,000 worth of jewelry.

Right after the robbery, the men went on a high-speed chase with police across the George Washington Bridge into New York City. The officers recovered Safaree’s wallet and his jewelry.

Turns out, one of the men captured by police was a childhood friend of Safaree’s. Yikes.

The robbery’s mastermind was Shawn Harewood, childhood friend of Safaree’s in Brooklyn, according to prosecutors. Shawn reportedly recruited Tacuma Ashman and the third man, Cary Harry, to carry out the criminal act because he knew Safaree would recognize him if he was involved. After they robbed Safaree they hopped in a black Cadillac Escalade without license plates. The police noticed the vehicle without plates and that’s what started the pursuit. 

NorthJersey.com reports:

Harewood and Ashman were co-defendants in the trial, but a judge declared a mistrial for Harewood after his attorney withdrew from the case over a personal matter. A new trial date for Harewood is pending. Harry pleaded guilty in 2019 on a conspiracy charge.

 

Hours after the robbery, Safaree showed up for an interview with Power 105’s Angie Martinez where he opened up about getting robbed right before coming in to chat with her. He got choked up while talking about it.

“I just got robbed at gunpoint,” he said. “A couple of hours ago, I just got robbed. Two dudes with guns just ran up on me. They had me face down on the floor with a gun to my head. They just took everything,” he shared.

People thought he was clout chasing at first and clowned him online. Days later, footage of the robbery was released:

A few months ago, Safaree and Erica Mena’s Atlanta home was burglarized. Makes you wonder if the incidents are connected in any way. Stay safe, Safaree!

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Jury Finds All Three White Men Accused Of Killing Ahmaud Arbery GUILTY!

The verdict is in! All three white men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery have been found GUILTY. Details inside…

Finally some form of justice!

After 10 hours of deliberations, the jury reached a decision and found all three white men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery GUILTY!

Travis McMichael, his father, Gregory McMichael, and their neighbor, William “Roddie” Bryan, were found guilty of murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.

Travis McMichael, who fired the fatal shots, was found guilty on all nine counts, including malice murder and four counts of felony murder. His father, Gregory McMichael was found guilty of all but 1 (malice murder) of the 8 charges brought against him. He was found guilty of four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal attempt to commit a felony. He was acquitted only on a malice murder charge.

Their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan, was found guilty of 3 counts of felony murder, one count aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and criminal attempt to commit a felony. He was not convicted of malice murder, one count of felony murder and one count of aggravated assault.

According to CNN, Travis faces a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole on each of the four felony murder charges, 20 years on each of the aggravated assault charges, 10 years on the false imprisonment charge and five years on the criminal attempt to commit a felony charge. 

Gregory faces a sentence of up to life in prison without the possibility of parole on each of the four felony murder charges, 20 years on each of the aggravated assault charges, 10 years on the false imprisonment charge and five years on the criminal attempt to commit a felony charge. 

William faces a sentence of up to life in prison without the possibility of parole on each of the murder charges, 20 years on the aggravated assault charge, 10 years on the false imprisonment charge and 5 years on the criminal attempt to commit a felony charge. 

President Joe Biden reacted to the guilty verdicts, stating,

“Nothing can bring Mr. Arbery back to his family and to his community, but the verdict ensures that those who committed this horrible crime will be punished.”

“Ahmaud Arbery’s killing – witnessed by the world on video – is a devastating reminder of how far we have to go in the fight for racial justice in this country. Mr. Arbery should be here today, celebrating the holidays with his mother, Wanda Cooper Jones, and his father, Marcus Arbery. Nothing can bring Mr. Arbery back to his family and to his community, but the verdict ensures that those who committed this horrible crime will be punished,” his statement read.

“While the guilty verdicts reflect our justice system doing its job, that alone is not enough. Instead, we must recommit ourselves to building a future of unity and shared strength, where no one fears violence because of the color of their skin. My administration will continue to do the hard work to ensure that equal justice under law is not just a phrase emblazoned in stone above the Supreme Court, but a reality for all Americans.”

As expected, cheers erupted in the courtroom after the verdict was read.

Judge Timothy Walmsley asked Ahmaud’s father, Marcus Arbery Sr., to leave the courtroom after he yelled out “Woohoo!” when the first guilty verdict was read.

In the hallway of the courtroom, Wanda Cooper-Jones, Ahmaud’s mother, sobbed.

On February 23, 2020, Wanda’s life changed forever. Her 25-year-old son, Ahmaud Arbery, was fatally gunned down in broad daylight while jogging through a neighborhood outside Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia.

Two white men – Gregory McMichael (a former Glynn County police officer turned District Attorney’s office investigator) and his son, Travis McMichael – chased Ahmaud (an innocent man), cornered him and then shot him dead during a struggle with Travis over his shotgun. A third man, William “Roddie” Bryan, recorded the murder.

On the day Ahmaud ran through the neighborhood, the three men automatically assumed he was a burglar and began chasing him down. No arrests were made until almost THREE months after Ahmaud’s death. Footage of Ahmaud being killed made its way online and that really put the spotlight on the case.

Now, the men have been found guilty of killing Ahmaud! We’re keeping our fingers crossed they are sentenced properly.

Photos: Stephen B. Morton/AP/Ahmaud’s Family

Mom Blames School After Daughter Physically Assaults Teacher, Says They Don’t Use Racial Slurs In Their Household

The young racists are wilding’ out on our Black elders! A white mom is speaking out after her daughter went viral for physically assaulting a Black teacher. She blames the school and she claims she doesn’t know where her daughter learned the offensive language because they don’t use racial slurs in their household. Oh?

More inside…

 

If racism is taught at home was a person….

 

Video shows a #student hitting #teacher and throwing a phone towards her way, this happened at Castleberry High School in #FortWorth pic.twitter.com/De0MVKTgUJ

— SmashDaTopic (@SmashDaTopic) November 19, 2021

 

A video of a white ninth grade student physically assaulting a Black substitute teacher has gone viral. And now, the mother of the white teen is speaking out…placing blame on the school.

The attacked occurred at Castleberry High School near Fort Worth, Texas. The clip shows an irate white female student walking to the front of the class to hang up the phone the teacher was using to call for help. As the teacher reaches towards the phone to remove her hand, the high schooler HITS the teacher in the arm and says, “Deal with me!”

After striking the teacher, the student calls her mother where she blurts out racially offensive and threatening language.

”No, I’m calling my mama. You ain’t about to fuck me up bitch!,” the student yelled. “You want to talk to her? She’s Black and she’s p****** me off right now,” the student continued.

You can watch the disturbing video above.

The student was suspended for three days and could possibly face more serious consequences. Since teachers are considered public servants, the student could face felony charges for her actions, according to Steve Pool of the United Educators Association.

 

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— Castleberry ISD (@CastleberryISD) November 22, 2021

 

The school district is aware of the incident and commended the teacher’s behavior.

“We support the teacher and her response in the strongest terms possible,” the district said in a statement. “Because criminal activity occurred, the district immediately turned this matter over to law enforcement.” 

The child’s mother, Brittany Evans, spoke to a local news station in Fort Worth and said had the school properly labeled her, they wouldn’t be going through this. The mom claims her daughter suffers from bipolar disorder, battles depression with anxious distress and claims she’s also autistic. She said she has attended at least 10 meetings with the school’s administrators to have her daughter placed in special education classes.

“I wish the school would label her correctly so we didn’t have to go through this,” the mom said.

She also said she doesn’t know where her daughter learned the racially offensive language from because she doesn’t use that type of language in her household. “

"I know I don’t throw racial slangs ever," she said. "I know none of my family members that live in the house with me throw racial slangs ever.”

The mom also said she wanted to apologize to the teacher.

“She is an amazing woman. She is calm, very collected, super sweet. I wanted to reach out to her but didn’t know how,” Evans said. “She is, in my eyes, a saint. And needs an award.”

Check out the mom’s interview below:

Thoughts?

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Wisconsin Christmas Parade Tragedy: Rapper Suspect Stops At Random Resident’s Home Before Arrest, 6th Person Dies + Ex-GF Says He Ran Her Over With Same Vehicle

Shocking details about the Christmas parade tragedy in Waukesha, Wisconsin are trickling in, painting a picture of what happened before (and after) a man plowed his vehicle through a crowd of people, killing six. More inside….

An eight-year-old boy has become the sixth person to die following the horrific Christmas parade tragedy in Waukesha, Wisconsin where a man plowed his red SUV through a crowd of people. The horrifying incident was captured on camera.

WARNING! The videos below are graphic and could be triggering.

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Top-down video footage shows a driver deliberately plowing through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/fo5xXPF12q

— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 22, 2021

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Reports of multiple injuries after car runs through Christmas parade in Wisconsin

Multiple people are feared to have been injured after a car reportedly rammed into a crowd of parade-goers in the city of #Waukesha, Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/BkHLY18udH

— Gabriel Hébert-Rouillier (@Gab_H_R) November 22, 2021

Police have identified and arrested the suspected driver, 39-year-old Darrell Brooks Jr., an aspiring rapper who goes by the stage name, MathBoi Fly.

Darrell Edward Brooks, the man who was taken into custody by police over the #Waukesha Christmas parade mass casualty incident, is a rapper who stars in a music video where he raps in front of a red vehicle that looks like the same one that ran over dozens of people yesterday. pic.twitter.com/p7oCimkqEm

— Andy Ng (@MrAndyNgo) November 22, 2021

Darrell Brooks Jr – who has an extensive criminal past – has been charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide in connection with the deadly crash.

After the Milwaukee man plowed his vehicle through the Christmas parade, he walked up to a home and began knocking on the front door of resident Daniel Rider. And it was caught on doorbell camera video.

A timestamp on the video shows that it was recorded just after 5PM local time, which was about 20 minutes after Brooks allegedly tore through parade route barricades, killing six people and injuring dozens more.

The 24-year-old resident, who said he has lived in the area since March 2020, told NBC News he had just returned from a hunting trip and was home watching football when Brooks knocked on his door. Daniel didn’t have a clue about the tragedy that happened minutes before Brooks showed up on his doorstep.  He brought him in from the cold and made him a sandwhich, and then police showed up.

"This gentleman comes up and starts pounding on my door and my Ring doorbell goes off and I go and look and he’s saying that he’s homeless and he needs to use my phone," Rider told NBC. "I opened the door and I look and he’s like, ‘Hey man, I need to use your phone. I need to use your phone. I’m freezing out here.’ He didn’t have any shoes on. He was wearing a t-shirt and it’s freezing cold out and so I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ He’s like, ‘I’m homeless, man. I need to use your phone to get an Uber back to Milwaukee.’"

Rider said he eventually allowed Brooks into the house, gave him a jacket and made him a sandwich before giving Brooks his phone to make a phone call. Rider said he noticed police cars driving by during that time but was still unaware of what had happened.

”So I still am oblivious to anything happening in Waukesha and all of a sudden I look outside my street and I see a few cop cars drive by and I’m getting extra nervous. I was already nervous to begin with with him being in the house. So I saw cop cars drive by and I tell him, ‘You gotta get out of my house now. And so he was actually pretty compliant. He said ‘Are you sure? Why what’s going on? What’s going on.’ I said, ‘You gotta leave. You gotta leave.’" 

Brooks walked outside and ultimately gave Rider his phone and jacket back.

”I go back inside. I locked the door. I’m freaking out a little bit. I know my neighbor is calling 9-1-1," Rider said. "And he comes back to my door and starts pounding on the door and saying ‘My ID, I left my ID.’" 

That moment is captured on the doorbell video just as police begin approaching the home.

Check it out below:

Brooks made his first court appearance Tuesday, where the state’s attorney noted the sixth victim, a child, had died from his injuries.

According to CNN, prosecutors “will consider a sixth homicide charge, due to the child’s death.” His bail was set at $5 million. Each count, if Brooks is convicted, carries a mandatory life sentence.

8 year old Jackson Sparks is identified as the 6th victim. https://t.co/QwHf9y9G7W pic.twitter.com/vOcPuc8nZU

— Waukesha Alerts (@WaukeshaAlerts) November 23, 2021

8-year-old Jackson Sparks is survived by his parents and his 12-year-old brother, who was also injured and is recovering in ICU.

Message from the parents of 8yr old Jackson Sparks the latest victim in the Waukesha Parade tragedy. #waukesha #waukeshaChristmasParade pic.twitter.com/syXXUHzTnN

— Jay Gray (@jaygraymatters) November 23, 2021

The other five deceased victims include Virginia Sorenson, 79; LeAnna Owen, 71; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.

The 6 victims.
Tamara Durand
Wilhelm Hospel
Jane Kulich
Leanna Owen
Virginia Sorenson
Jackson Sparks. #WaukeshaParade #Waukesha @WISN12News pic.twitter.com/O0xCBj9Fxa

— Derrick Rose (@DRoseTV) November 23, 2021

Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt, who was born in Waukesha, has reportedly offered to cover the funeral costs for all of the victims killed.

Earlier Sunday (before the Christmas parade), Brooks was involved in a domestic disturbance and left the scene just prior to driving his SUV through the parade, according to the police chief.

At the time of the Christmas parade, Brooks was already out on bond from an unrelated offense. 

On November 16th, he was released on an extremely low $1,000 bond after he allegedly tried to run over a woman who is believed to be the mother of his child. 

On November 2nd, Brooks allegedly tied to run the woman over with his car while she was walking through a gas station parking lot.

"Officers observed tire tracks on her left pants leg," the criminal complaint read.

According to the police report, the woman told officers, “over the past month they have been fighting multiple times where he has injured her but stated she had no intentions of calling the police.” The victim said Brooks had threatened to kill her before, tried to choke her and has been often jealous and controlling of her.

The mugshot above is from his November 3rd arrest where he was charged with obstructing an officer; second-degree recklessly endangering safety with domestic abuse assessments; disorderly conduct with domestic abuse assessments; and misdemeanor battery with domestic abuse assessments.

Brooks was also charged with bail jumping because he was already out on bail following an incident from July 24, 2020, where he was charged with firing a gun during an argument with a relative.

Brooks reportedly told police he is supposed to be taking medication for his mental health issues. Brooks was asked if he had been diagnosed with a mental disorder, but his answer was blacked out on the police report.

"The State’s bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against Mr. Brooks," the office said in a statement. "The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail."

The D.A.’s office has launched an internal review into the decision.

Brooks is also a registered sex offender in Nevada. In November 2006, he pleaded guilty to statutory sexual seduction.

Prayers for the families of the victims! 

Photo: Waukesha Police Department/AP

 

Nicki Minaj Took Andy’s Seat For Part 3 Of The ‘RHOP’ Reunion, Ratings Fall Under 1 Million

Nicki Minaj took over Andy Cohen’s hosting duties for Part 3 of Season 6’s reunion of “The Real Housewives of Potomac.” There was a ton of hype leading up to Nicki’s “RHOP” debut, however, the ratings didn’t reflect the hype. More inside…

Nicki Minaj can now add TV host to her resume.

 

 
 

 

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Last month, Nicki Minaj teased that she would appear on the Season 6 reunion of “The Real Housewives of Potomac." At first, folks were a bit confused about her appearing on the show, however, she’s a huge fan and seemingly worked out a deal to co-host the “RHOP” reunion after tweeting about it. 

Not everyone was here for it though, especially with everything that’s going on with her and husband, Kenneth Petty, being sued for allegedly threatening and intimidating Kenneth’s rape victim.

 

 
 

 

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The controversy didn’t stop the show though. 

On Sunday, the QUEEN raptress took over Andy Cohen’s seat and hit the stage with the “RHOP” ladies, including Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Robyn Dixon, Ashley Darby, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Wendy Osefo, Mia Thornton, and a “friend of” Askale Davis, to guest host Part 3 of the Season 6 reunion.

The self-proclaimed "RHOP" stan didn’t waste any time to get into the drama and called out “RHOP” star/new mom again Ashley Darby for not having a storyline.

Nicki ain’t waste no time getting into some thangs chile! #RHOP pic.twitter.com/3DFa2WyqD4

— The Peach Report Daily™ (@ThePeachReport) November 22, 2021

Bloop.

The 38-year-old entertainer – decked out in Dolce & Gabbana – also had some fun behind-the-scenes with “RHOP” star Karen Huger and her hubby, Raymond Huger:

 

 
 

 

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It was a "green eyed bandits" link up when the rap mom ran into Gizelle Bryant backstage:

 

 
 

 

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Nicki even chopped it up with Andy about what she’ll discuss with the ladies before hitting the stage:

 

 
 

 

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Well, it seems adding Nicki as the host didn’t do much for ratings. They fell. According to TV Deets & ShowBuzz Daily, ratings for Part 3 of the reunion fell to 967,000 viewers. Part 1 and Part 2 had over 1 million viewers. 

Ratings: #RHOP S06E20 — 0.29 demo (P18-49) / 967,000 viewers. pic.twitter.com/m0JX60MEFN

— TV Deets (@TVDeets) November 23, 2021

 

#RHOP S06E20 – 0.967 million viewers (0.29 18-49 demo) pic.twitter.com/DmTEUFOucR

— Bravo Ratings (@RatingsBravo) November 23, 2021

 

So far, Part 3 is the lowest-rated “RHOP” reunion episode so far this season. Yikes.

In Nicki’s defense, the 2021 American Music Awards (hosted by Cardi B) aired during the "RHOP" reunion time slot, so maybe folks were locked in to ABC.

Today…

 

 
 

 

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Young Money’s First Lady posted up a few hot shots on Instagram rocking a set from Kim K’s Fendi x Skims collaboration, a Chloe patchwork coat and YSL boots. We noticed her comments on IG are still limited.

 

 
 

 

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You can check out Part 4 of “The Real Housewives of Potomac” reunion when it airs November 28th at 8pm EST on BRAVO. Will you be tuning in?

Photo: Nicki’s IG 

New NFL Team & A Baby On The Way With GF Lolo Wood – Life Is Good For Odell Beckham Jr.

The rumors were true! Odell Beckham Jr. and his model girlfriend, Lauren “Lolo” Wood, are pregnant! More inside…

Yep, it’s official now.

These past few weeks have been life changing for NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. Earlier this month, the star wide receiver was released from the Cleveland Browns and picked up by the Los Angeles Rams. To say he’s excited about playing for the west coast team and possibly having a chance at winning a Super Bowl ring would be an understatement.

Now, he’s embarking on a new chapter in his personal life: fatherhood.

The star wide receiver and his model girlfriend, Lauren “Lolo” Wood are expecting their first child together after dating for about two years.

 

 
 

 

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“Ilyilyily,” the 28-year-old former “Wild ’N Out” model captioned a collage of maternity shoot pics on Sunday. In the comments, OBJ responded, "Can’t wait baby!”

Today, the 29-year-old NFLer (who celebrated his birthday earlier this month) reposted the flicks on his IG Stories:

Before the official announcement, we told you about the pregnancy rumors that were circulating. Apparently, a fan snapped a picture of Lolo’s growing baby bump while she was working out at the gym.

An IG blog posted flicks of Lauren’s baby bump, so she hopped in the DMs, requesting the photo be taken down.

In the direct message conversation, Lauren seemingly confirmed it was her in the pictures and basically said the photo was a "bad angle" of herself. The person she DM’d said they wouldn’t post anything about her pregnancy if she wanted them to keep it private.

"Lol girl I appreciate you sending this to me before it was spread. I had it taken down, Pls keep this between us," Lauren allegedly wrote.

The person agreed to do so and Lauren responded, "Thank u for respecting our privacy."

It’s unclear how long OBJ and Lolo have been coupled up, but they put their relationship on front street in November 2019, on the wide receiver’s 27th birthday. Since then, they both have shared lovey dovey flicks of themselves for their combined millions of followers.

As for football, OBJ signed a one-year deal worth up to $4.25 million with the Rams last week. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the contract includes a $500,000 signing bonus, $750,000 for the rest of the season and another $3 million in incentives based on how the Rams finish the regular season and postseason. OBJ made his debut with the Rams against the San Francisco 49ers, but they were deafeated, 31-10. 

Last October, OBJ got injured where he tore his ACL during a Browns game against the Cincinnati Bengals and missed the rest of the 2020-2021 season.

During his downtime, the Baton Rouge native worked hard to get back in shape, so he could hit the field again. He created a documentary surrounding his return to the field, which he recently released. Peep the trailer below:

Life is good.

Photo: Lolo’s IG via @goergejefff

Wendy Williams’ Brother Says Rumors About Her Having Early Dementia & Being Confined To A Wheelchair Are Not True

 

Wendy Williams’ brother – Thomas "Tommy" Williams Jr. – is shutting down rumors that she’s suffering from early stages of dementia and that she’s wheelchair bound. Find out all he said inside….

It’s been a tough year for daytime talk show host Wendy Williams as she has been battling health issues that has kept her from returning to her purple chair.

After several delays due to medical complications from Williams’s ongoing thyroid condition and a COVID-19 infection, several guest hosts (like Sherri Shepherd, who’s killing it) have graced in her infamous purple chair to kick off Season 13 of “The Wendy Williams Show.”

It had been delayed several times due to her health issues. The show was originally scheduled to premiere September 20th, but it was pushed back to October 4th after Wendy tested positive for a “breakthrough case” of COVID-19.

Then, the Season 13 premiere got pushed back again to October 18th, but before the date could roll around, Wendy’s team announced she would NOT be returning as she remained under daily medical supervision.

 

 

 
 

 

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Over the weekend, Tasha K went on her YouTube platform and gave an alleged update on Wendy’s health and she claims the TV host isn’t doing well at all. She alleged Lionsgate has Wendy holed up in a safe house and claims the 57-year-old host is not staying in her Manhattan apartment.

According to Tasha K, Wendy is confined to a wheelchair because she allegedly has lost all blood circulation to her legs and feet. In the past, Wendy has been vocal about suffering from lymphedema, which causes her ankles and legs to swell. The YouTube blogger also made claims that her vertigo is out of control, which is also causing her to not be able to walk.

That’s not it. She also made claims that Wendy is battling the early stages of dementia. Tasha K made claims that Wendy’s ex-husband and former manager, Kevin Hunter, is allegedly cheating on his fianceé, Sharina Hudson, with a woman in Brooklyn. Wendy and Kevin called it quits after Wendy learned he fathered Sharina’s baby while they were still married. 

It’s reported these details about Wendy’s health came out after Wendy’s brother, Thomas "Tommy" Williams Jr., supposedly chopped it up with Tasha K. However, he did not appear in the YouTube video posted to her account. 

It seems Toine The Don went on “The Ricky Smiley Show” and repeated all of Tasha K’s claims about Wendy’s health on the radio, causing Wendy’s alleged health issues to spread like wildfire.

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Now, Wendy’s brother, Thomas “Tommy” Williams Jr. is debunking the rumors about his sister.

“We haven’t had any alerts like that and I haven’t seen anything like that or have had conversations with her that would lead me to believe that,” he told The Sun. “We routinely go up and check on Wendy even though we’re all down here in Florida.  

Tommy said he and the Williams family don’t have any concerns with her mental state right now, just physical.

“I try to make it up there and my dad speaks with Wendy frequently. So no, we don’t have any concerns concerning her mental state. It’s all physical. I am trying to find out if she’s coming down for Thanksgiving. I mean- she’s normal like that,” he added. 

Yesterday, he posted a video on his YouTube account where he talks about gearing up for Thanksgiving and also the one-year anniversary of their mother, Shirley Williams, passing away. He didn’t say much about Wendy in the video, other than his sister is trying to “get back on board” and that he’s “shining the light” for Wendy.

”That’s the flame that always will remain burning. The embers will always stay red for Wendy. Wendy is an honorary member of the Tommy Kats and she does periodically check in, more often that not,” he said. “I wouldn’t be right here without Wendy.”

Peep the clip below:

Will Wendy show up for Thanksgiving with her family? That’s still up in the air.

Hopefully, Wendy experiences a speedy recovery.

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Peep Jay-Z’s Full Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Tribute Video, Featuring Blue Ivy Quoting Her Daddy’s Lyrics

The full tribute video that was played when Jay-Z was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has been released. And it features his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, rapping some of his famous lyrics. Check it out inside….

Last month, Jay-Z was inducted into the prestigious Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and we told you a bevy of entertainers helped introduce him.

A star-studded line up of celebrities were featured in his introduction, which included cameos from his wife Beyoncé, his daughter Blue Ivy, President Barack Obama, Rihanna, LeBron James, Chris Rock, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Samuel L. Jackson, Pharrell Williams, Regina King, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend, Common, Chris Rock, H.E.R., and Jamie Foxx. Also, comedian Dave Chappelle hit the stage during the event to give an intro to Hov…as if he really needed one.

We shared clips of the introduction video. Now, the video, produced by Questlove, has been posted in full after the ceremony aired on HBO over the weekend and it features his 9-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, quoting her dad’s famous lyrics.

"Congrats S. Carter, ghost writer. You paid the right price, so we just make your hits tighter," laughed Blue as she recited rhymes from her dad’s 1998 track, “Ride or Die.”

The clip also featured Halle Berry, Kevin Hart, Tracee Ellis Ross, DJ Khaled, Idris Elba, Alicia Keys, Usher, Rick Ross, Lupita Nyong’o, Queen Latifah, Tyler Perry, Kerry Washington, Questlove, Lena Waithe, Trevor Noah, Lenny Kravitz, Rashida Jones, David Letterman, Ed Sheeran, Chris Martin, and Aziz Ansari.

Watch How receive his flowers in its entirety below:

President Barack Obama appeared in a separate video where he shared how he used Jay-Z’s “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” lyrics on the campaign trail for his 2008 presidential bid.

"I’ve turned to Jay-Z’s words at different points in my life, whether I was brushing dirt off my shoulder on the campaign trail, or sampling his lyrics on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the 50th anniversary of the Selma march to Montgomery," said POTUS.

Dave Chappelle also gave Hov his props during the ceremony.

"He is ours. He is Hip-Hop. Forever, and ever, and a day. I need everybody in rock and roll to know, that even though you are honoring him, he is ours,” Chappelle continued. “You embody Black excellence," he said.

 

Congrats again! 

 

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FIRST LOOK: ‘Selling Tampa’ Gets Tossed The Keys At Netflix – All Female, Black Owned Realty Company Tee Up

"Selling Tampa" is on deck at Netflix, and it’s about to give us a peek into how black women slay in the cut throat real estate business.  The first look inside.

 

The agents at the all-female, Black-owned Allure Realty mix business with fun as they rule the waterfront of a hot Tampa luxury real estate market.  And now they’re coming to Netflix.

Here’s what to expect in the "Selling Sunset" spinoff set in military vet Sharelle Rosado’s company:

Along the Florida coast, Allure Realty stands out among the crowd. Owned by military vet Sharelle Rosado, this all Black, all female real estate firm has its eyes set on dominating the Suncoast. These ladies are equally as fun as they are fiercely ambitious, with all of them vying to be on top of the lavish world of luxury waterfront real estate. Sharelle has big plans for her brokerage and won’t let anyone or anything get in the way of making her dreams a reality.

As for the cast, it’s made up of business ladies Sharelle Rosado, Alexis Williams, Anne-Sophie Petit, Colony Reeves, Juawana Williams, Karla Giorgio, Rena Frazier and Tennille Moore.

Watch the first look below and the welcome from the Hollywood cast:

 

Looks like the ladies are friends outside of work too, but time will tell if that’s actually the case.

 

Selling Tampa premieres on Wednesday December 15th with 8 episodes.  You watching?!

 

Photo: Netflix

 

 

Zac Stacy’s Ex Says She Fears For Her Safety, Former NFLer Was Released On $10K Bond

 

Kristin Evans – the ex-girlfriend of former NFLer Zac Stacy – says she fears for her and her kids’ safety after the former New York Jets player posted a $10,000 bond on Friday. He was hit with two felony charges after a disturbing video that shows him brutally assaulting his ex in front of their 5-month-old went viral. More inside…

Kristen Evans – the ex-girlfriend of former NFL player Zac Stacy – is speaking out after a video of the former New York Jets running back brutally assaulting her in front of their 5-month-old baby went viral. The former NFL running back was seen punching the woman before he threw her into a television, which fell on top of her. Now, he’s facing two felony charges, including aggravated assault (great bodily harm) and criminal mischief (greater than or equal to $1,000).

During an interview with WESH2, the 30-year-old mother said she had planned to attend the hearing, but was unable to make it after it was moved to an earlier time without her being notified. She said she watched the hearing online.

“It’s overwhelming to think back,” she said. “I loved this man and we had life plans together.”

 

Kristin said the abuse started back in May – when she was pregnant with their son – and have escalated since. She said she didn’t report the abuse because she wanted her son’s dad “to be there for me and for the birth of his first child. So I forgave him.”

Peep the clip below:

According to police, the cops previously responded to two other domestic violence incidents where Kristin ended up receiving a restraining order against him.

On Friday, Zac Stacy posted a $10,000 bond and was released from a Florida jail after it was previously reported he was on the run. After the assault, Zac hopped on a flight to Tennessee before returning to Florida where he was arrested at the Orlando International Airport on Thursday after evading police. That’s when he was slapped with charges of aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

Despite video footage of Zac brutally assaulting his ex, a judge granted his release on his $10,150 bond, which means he only had to put up $1,000 to be released. 

Kristin’s attorney plans to file an emergency motion to reverse Stacy’s bond release. They are requesting Stacy be held at a higher bond and electronically monitored if he is released, WESH reported.

“Obviously this is a very serious charge,” Stacy’s attorney Thomas Luka told reporters at the jail on Friday. “My hope is when we see the full record we’ll have a much more clearer picture on the events that occurred.”

A mess.  

Photo: Getty/Facebook/Orange County Sheriff’s Office via AP

R&B SLAYAGE: Giveon’s Award Show Performance Debut Gave Us Chills & Silk Sonic Was EVERYTHING On The AMAs Stage

The R&B was giving what it needed to give last night at the AMAs.  Watch Silk Sonic and Giveon give us vocals and vibes inside.

That’s one way to open a show.  Bruno Mars & Anderson Paak threw on their red crushed velvet suits to channel their old school R&B vibes as Silk Sonic last night.  They performed "Smokin Out The Window" and did so to perfection.  Check it:

 

Yessssss.

Giveon also kept the R&B vibes going with "Heartbreak Anniversary":

 

His first award show performance ever, so congrats to him.

Justine Skye’s ex got some love from BTS in the audience too:

Sweet.

 

tonight was special @AMAs pic.twitter.com/S568XDtMhY

— Giveon (@giveon) November 22, 2021

Indeed.

Were you feeling the performances?!

 

Photo credit: John Esparza + Getty

WATCH: New Edition Battled New Kids On the Block At The AMAs, Now They’re Going On Tour Together

The Boston battle of the 90’s boy bands went down tonight on the AMAs stage.  Watch New Edition prove why they’re the epitome of the modern-era boy-band that New Kids on the Block and every one else is inspired by to this day.

Bobby, Johnny, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Ronnie showed the next generation and the AMAs stage exactly where folks like New Kids on the Block, N’Sync, O-Town and their apparent faves BTS got everything they’re praised for doing.  Before NKOTB took the stage, they saluted NE by saying they wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for NE, and WE KNOW THAT’S RIGHT.

Watch the two groups hit the stage with their hits and also collab on a few of their biggest tracks below:

 

They also announced they’re headed out on tour together in 2022, and they will be joined by En Vogue, Salt N Pepa and Rick Astley.

NKOTB dished on the carpet about NE:

 

 

Looks like the boys are ready:

 

 
 

 

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Chloe Bailey Has NO Mercy On Us With Her FIRE ‘Have Mercy’ AMAs Performance

Chloe Bailey aka Beyonce Jr. did what needed to be done to bring some sauce to these AMAs tonight.  Watch her fire "Have Mercy" performance inside.

Booty so big….LAWD.  Have mercy.  But Chloe Bailey had no mercy for us with her booty-ful performance on tonight’s AMAs stage.  It was complete with a bevy of dancers dressed in pink, red dreds, Chloe twerking in a split and vocals.

Check it:

 

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Gorge.

 

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MALICE IN…LITTLE CEASERS ARENA! LeBron & Isaiah Stewart Ejected From Lakers-Pistons Game After Bloody Altercation

The Lakers may have walked away with the win tonight, but it didn’t come easy.  The shocking and bloody altercation that led to double ejections from LeBron James and Pistons baller Isaiah Stewart inside.

 

It was only LeBron’s second game back from a stomach muscle strain injury that had him miss 10 games, and things got DICEY.  The "Bad Boy" Pistons have a reputation of taking the "contact sport" to another level, but most probably didn’t expect that level to involve the longtime face of the NBA.

During tonight’s game at Detroit’s Little Ceasars Arena, Isaiah Stewart and Bron got mixed up while lining up during a foul shot. That led to Isaiah having a bloodied nose and eye, then he bucked up to Bron after the play.  After they were separated, Isaiah tried to go after Bron – multiple times – and was CLEARLY extra heated. 

Lakers teammates held LeBron back as Isaiah’s teammates held him back, but he broke the hold several times. The announcer had to tell fans to stay in their seats a things escalated between the two teams, likely trying to avoid another Malice at the Palace.  Needless to say, both were ejected and Russell Westbrook – who is ALWAYS on ready – received a Technical Foul. LeBron’s ejection was due to a Flagrant 2 foul and this is only his 2nd ejection of his 19-year NBA career.

As for whether LeBron tried to push Isaiah’s arm away or if he intentionally pushed him in the face is up for debate and Twitter is going in on both sides.

Decide for yourselves.  Here’s the vid:

 

The Lakers and Pistons had to be separated multiple times after this play between LeBron and Isaiah Stewart. pic.twitter.com/im0o7fXeoI

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 22, 2021

Swiping at dudes arm that’s pushing him

— Dom (@SirMatthews0) November 22, 2021

The Lakers won 121-116. They face the Pistons again at the Staples Center next Sunday.

 

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2021 AMAs Red Carpet: A Masked Cardi B, Baddie Chloe Bailey, Braided Beauty Marsai, Coi Leray & More

Celebs took over tonight’s red carpet for the return of the live and in person American Music Awards.  And the slinky dresses, fashionable face masks and braided looks made a huge statement.  Get into all the looks inside.

The Microsoft Theater is back to buzzing with plenty of red carpets, and tonight is the 2021 AMAS in Hollywood. Host Cardi B showed up to kick off what we’re SURE will be a night of LEWKS and statements.

 

 
 

 

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Chick rocked a different type of face mask than we’ve worn for the past two years straight, Cardi showed up incognito behind a freaky gold face mask and dramatic black gown, giving Dia Del Muerto vibes.

Still, it wasn’t hard to tell it was her.

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Chloe Bailey kept it sleek, sexy and fab in a black, cut-out Andrew Makadsi dress.

 

Coi Leray also tapped into the sleek and sexy look in a black, one shoulder sequin dress from Tom Ford’s vintage Gucci collection. 

 

 
 

 

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Looks like she flew solo without her problematic man.

 

Well she cleans up well.

 

The braided beauties were looking amazing as usual:

"Bachelorette" and podcast host Rachel Lindsay stepped out in a slinky black velvet jumpsuit from Zara with Valentino shoes.

 

 
 

 

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And our fave YBF Teen Marsai Martin showed her blonde braids and a form fitting beaded, chevron, multicolored dress from Missoni.  Cute.

 

Rapper Gunna didn’t disappoint.  Y’all know he loves a drip.  This time, it’s red crushed velvet for the red carpet.

 

 

 
 

 

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Emmy winner Billy Porter was on hand to present in a teal suit and, of course, a statement hat that was essentially an umbrella. The POSE star does love a statement

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Winnie Harlow stepped out in Zuhair Murad couture looking gorge.

 

 

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Savannah James Serves Up A Sophisticated Slay At ‘House of Gucci’ Premiere + Vanessa & Natalia Bryant, Yvonne Orji & More Step Out

The stars aligned in Los Angeles for the premiere of House of Gucci and Savannah James – wife of NBA star LeBron James – did NOT disappoint. Go inside to soak in her fabulousness, plus peep pics of Vanessa & Natalia Bryant, Yvonne Orji, Vivica A. Fox and more….

Savannah James – wife of Los Angeles Lakers player LeBron James – understood the assignment and executed graciously….as she often does.

One thing about Mrs. James – she NEVER misses! And last night was no different. Sis ATE.

Stars aligned at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles for the premiere of MGM’s House of Gucci, starring Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, and Salma Hayek. House of Gucci is the biographical crime drama film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the 2001 book "The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed" by Sara G. Forden.

For the premiere, Mrs. James made her way to the red carpet to serve up style and grace in a flawless Gucci number that was perfect for the event. The mom-of-three always reminds us that less is more and that you can still shut a carpet down without being half dressed. Even though there’s nothing wrong with skin-heavy looks either.

 

 
 

 

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We’re obsessed, and rightfully so.

After being honored with the “Giving Tree Award” at the Baby2Baby event last week, Vanessa Bryant – widow of NBA icon Kobe Bryant – and her new college girl daughter, Natalia Bryant, made it another mother-daughter evening at the House of Gucci premiere.

A few days ago, a judge ordered Vanessa to turn over four years of therapy records, spanning from January 1, 2017, to the present, involving the invasion of privacy lawsuit she filed against Los Angeles County.

According to reports, the move comes two weeks after U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Eick rejected the county’s request to force Vanessa to undergo a psychiatric exam. He ruled that the county’s motion to force Vanessa and others to undergo the evaluation was untimely, as the trial is scheduled for February.

The 39-year-old widow filed the invasion of privacy lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Alex Villanueva, and the county in September 2020. She’s seeking damages for emotional distress and mental anguish after learning eight L.A. County Sheriff’s Department deputies allegedly took graphic photographs of the victims at the crash site and shared them with unauthorized people.

Love Natalia’s fun look. 

 

 

 
 

 

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This week, it was announced that the Staples Center will receive a name change to Crypto.com Arena. On social media, Vanessa reacted, dubbing it "The House that Kobe Built":

 

Vanessa Bryant on Staples Center being renamed Crypto .com Arena pic.twitter.com/EuXQ2CBtL1

— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) November 17, 2021

 

"Insecure" star Yvonne Orji gave the gworls bossed up realness in all pink on the carpet. 

Yvonne has plenty to celebrate following the wrap up of HBO’s "Insecure." It was recently announced that she has a variety special in the works with HBO. Woot!

 

Our fave Vivica A. Fox flexed in a seafoam green Givenchy gown that featured a cut-out back. Sheesh!

 

 
 

 

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57 & FAB, indeed.

Rap queens Salt-N-Pepa pulled up on the carpet before checking out the new film. We’ll be bumping some of their Christmas renditions when we put up the Christmas tree next week. 

Never not wearing white, actress Lisa Raye posed it up on the carpet. 

Comedy queens and besties Kym Whitley and Sherri Shepherd made it a girls’ night out. You KNOW these two were cutting up. 

 

 

 
 

 

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It was date night for The Betts! "Claws" actress Niecy Nash and her wife Jessica Betts were also in the mix.

House of Gucci arrives in theaters November 24th.  

 

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Living Legends Chaka Khan & Stephanie Mills Served Up An R&B Divas VERZUZ Battle For The People

 

R&B Divas Chaka Khan and Stephanie Mills hit the stage to battle it out for VERZUZ, giving us an evening with R&B royalty just in time for the holidays. And it was…interesting. Watch the living legends go hit-for-hit inside…

 

Give it up for the QUEENS, Chaka Khan and Stephanie Mills! Thank you ladies for letting us celebrate you, and letting us enjoy your amazing spirit and music!! #VERZUZ

@ak_westcott pic.twitter.com/Yud0TkSoGx

— TRILLER (@triller) November 19, 2021

 

Last night’s VERZUZ Battle was a celebration of GOOD music and the strength of sisterhood between two of music’s classic soul singers, which was the perfect way to usher in the holiday season.

Living legends Chaka Khan and Stephanie Mills joined forces on stage at at The Theatre inside the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles for an epic VERZUZ Battle. Before the ladies made their grand entrance, fans enjoyed a set from DJ Beverly Bond, the founder of Black Girls Rock!. Then, there was a DJ battle between DJ Ease and DJ Ash B, however, folks weren’t really feeling it.

 

I turned on the #Verzuz for some Great Auntie music and they are having a DJ contest. Chile who came up with this idea? I’m so confused. Bring out Chaka Khan and Stephanie Mills. It’s a work night. pic.twitter.com/E1aqRMvX4N

— BlackWomenViews Media (@blackwomenviews) November 19, 2021

 

 

Why are they having a DJ battle? This is stupid #Verzuz pic.twitter.com/slSqVRXI78

— 5 Miles to Messy (@AshleyShyMiller) November 19, 2021

 

 

I’m here for a Verzuz and not a DJ battle pic.twitter.com/8MU5gYaH6T

— Smitty from da Middie (@Smitty_1911) November 19, 2021

 

An hour later (with a few technical difficulties), the show began. Decked out in all black, Chaka and Stephanie hit the stage hand-in-hand.

There were more technical difficulties that prevented Stephanie’s first track from playing, but that didn’t stop the show. Stephanie quickly launched an impromptu a cappella version of “Ease On Down The Road," sounding just as good (if not better) than when she belted out the track on Broadway’s "The Wiz."

The divas served up live vocals and some fancy footwork for an entertaining melody of their hits. However, some fans believe Chaka may have had one too many Ciroc drinks. Let’s just say, Chaka wasn’t hitting all of her notes or standing up real sturdy, and the fans noticed.

 

#ciroc wins this #verzuz #ChakaKhan pic.twitter.com/l03lhLkj0V

— Tely Fanning Sr. (@telyfann) November 19, 2021

 

 

#VERZUZ I just watched. Y’all not gonna get me to say legendary Auntie Chaka Khan was drunk… pic.twitter.com/tppcTDYi0a

— QuantumOfKevin (@QuantumOfKevin) November 19, 2021

 

 

I will say this…high Auntie Chaka STILL sings better than 85% of the artist out today! #VERZUZ pic.twitter.com/bTvgG7Z5C2

— Monique Nicole MUA (@MoniqueN_MUA) November 19, 2021

 

 

Chaka reading these comments sober tomorrow still not giving AF knowing the direct deposit still hit #VERZUZ pic.twitter.com/Lk0Z07HbFk

— Vodka Khan (@CocoKiss131) November 19, 2021

 

 

Chaka done broke Black Twitter cause we all seeing the same thing but we also respect our elders so we just all gonna sit here like we at the kids table again and that aunty that’s always lit is going off on whatever she sippin from that paper bag. #Verzuz

— I wake up petty (@Melonious_Petty) November 19, 2021

 

 

Stephanie Mills when this @verzuzonline ends tonight… #VERZUZ pic.twitter.com/BRGa7dDkxN

— L-Dub (@MsWilliamsWorld) November 19, 2021

 

On the flip side, Stephanie Mills delivered like no other. She slayed “Feel The Fire,” which also features the late Teddy Pendergrass. Peep a clip below:

 

The version of “Feel the fire” with Stephanie Mills & Teddy P is a classic. It’ll never get old! #VERZUZ #VerzuzTV #VerzuzBattle pic.twitter.com/prodVd3QHk

— WellTheTruthIs (@truth_well) November 19, 2021

 

Not only did she slay her own vocals, she hyped up Chaka and helped her sing her classic hits. The true definition of a real one.

 

Stephanie Mills is a true Aries baby. She seen her sister needed help. She became backup singer, hypeman & moral support. Fixin her sistas crown..Unfortunately Auntie Chaka is backsliding. It’s a life long fight for some.. #VERZUZ pic.twitter.com/zBozAQTRuv

— (@SexyRasta_love) November 19, 2021

 

 

This is my takeaway for the evening. Stephanie is pulling double duty as featured performer, hype woman, background singer, and moral support. #Verzuz https://t.co/ZeC43b6I2C

— April (@ReignOfApril) November 19, 2021

 

At one point during the battle, Chaka made it clear she doesn’t “work/sing for Grammys.” She sings for love. Peep the clip below:

 

“I don’t sing for Grammys. I sing for LOVE” #VERZUZ @PrettyMill1 @ChakaKhan pic.twitter.com/1hSjOzCFM9

— TRILLER (@triller) November 19, 2021

 

For some fun, Stephanie Mills invited her friend/actress Holly Robinson Pete and brought her out on stage to perform with her and Chaka:

 

When your frennn brings you up for the #VERZUZ finale but you are ready with your lyrics and your new hair Love youuuu @PrettyMill1 @ChakaKhan #bucketlist #StephanieMills #Chakakhan pic.twitter.com/ABkZDrjYC2

— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) November 19, 2021

 

 

THIS LADY HERE. @PrettyMill1 pic.twitter.com/8S2yvMSvVC

— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) November 19, 2021

 

Fun times.

At the end of the show, Ms. Mills told everyone goodnight…meanwhile Chaka was just ready TAH GO!

 

Stephanie Mills: Goodnight yall!
Chaka Khan: Fuck that shit…#VERZUZ!!!! pic.twitter.com/WbhR9KRM0O

— M. (@committeedesign) November 19, 2021

 

Oop!

After wrapping up the battle, Stephanie said she’s planning on hitting the road with Chaka Khan, so get ready:

 

Post #VERZUZ recap with @PrettyMill1! What was your favorite moment tonight? pic.twitter.com/l9QpYUHsl9

— TRILLER (@triller) November 19, 2021

 

Listen, maybe Chaka didn’t give her fans exactly what they were expecting, but it was still a FAB night of giving flowers to our living legends.

Did you enjoy the R&B Divas VERZUZ Battle? Sound off below! Also, check out our round up of hilarious memes that were created about the battle below! 

Photos: Chaka’s IG/Stephanie’s IG

SISTERHOOD AT ITS' BEST: THE VERZUZ CELEBRATION WITH R&B DIVAS CHAKA KHAN & STEPHANIE MILLS

Tami Roman Explains WHY She Gave Her Husband Permission To Have A Baby With Another Woman

Tami Roman says she gave her husband, Reggie Youngblood, a hall pass to have a baby with another woman. The reason? Well, he doesn’t have any children and she didn’t want to rob him of becoming a father. Did he accept? Find out inside….

Allowing your HUSBAND to have a BABY with another woman? Very unconventional. However, one reality star decided to entertain the idea to keep her husband happy.

Reality queen Tami Roman stopped by “The Real” to discuss having children with her husband, Reggie Youngblood. Co-host Garcelle Beauvais asked the “Basketball Wives” alum about their surrogacy journey and she shared they’ve decided to put that on pause for now.

”I feel like I’m at a point where my career is starting to do and reward me for all of my efforts in the time that I’ve been in the business. A baby for me right now would just not be the thing to do,” she explained.

In 2018, Tami and Reggie secretly tied the knot in Las Vegas. Tami is the former wife of retired NBA star Kenny Anderson and they have two children together. Reggie doesn’t have any children.

 

 
 

 

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In a totally selfless act, Tami, who can no longer have children, revealed she gave her husband permission to have a child with another woman. Oh?

“So what I offered him was an opportunity for us to take a break for a year or two. Let him go find someone to have a child with and when he has his baby we can get back together,” she explained.

This could def backfire, but she seems hopeful that it would work. The 51-year-old said she would help raise the child and co-parent with the biological mother. She said she didn’t want to get in the way of him having a child.

“It’s really more about him being able to have his legacy here because he’s an only child and he does not have any children. So it’s really more for him than it is for me,” she further explained.

If Reggie was to accept the offer, Tami said she would “not entertain any other men” because she’s a “one d*ck” type of woman.

Turns out, Reggie doesn’t even need the hall pass. He declined her offer.

“God put me here and if I’m not supposed to have children then that’s what it is,” he told Tami.

Over the years, Tami suffered from one miscarriage when she was six months pregnant and a second miscarriage when she was 10 weeks pregnant. Sadly, the second miscarriage took place a few years ago on her late mother’s birthday.

Peep the clip below:

You can watch the entire interview below:

Is this a level of selflessness you could reach or nah?

 

Photo: Tami’s IG

 

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Former NFLer Zac Stacy Violently Attacks Ex-Girlfriend In Front Of Their Son, Faces 2 Felony Charges + NFL Players React

TRIGGER WARNING! This post may not be suitable for domestic violence survivors. 

A terribly disturbing video of former NFL player Zac Stacy violently attacking his ex-girlfriend, Kristin Evans, in front of their 5-month-old son has surfaced. The former NFL running back was seen punching the woman before he threw her into a television. Now, he’s facing two felony charges and is believed to be on the run.

Several NFL players have reacted to the terrifying video. See their responses, plus the latest involving the attack inside….

A horrifying video of a former NFL player attacking his ex-girlfriend has emerged. And the attack happened right in front of their 5-month-old son.

Over the weekend, Zac Stacy – who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft – viciously attacked his ex-girlfriend/mother of his son, Kristin Evans, in front of their 5-month-old son. And the savage attack was caught on several home surveillance cameras.

The 30-year-old former New York Jets running back went into a jealous rage while visiting his son at his ex-girlfriend’s home in Florida on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 13th). Now, he’s said to be “on the run.”

 

 
 

 

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A friend of Kristin’s took to Twitter to share video of the former NFL player punching Kristin several times in the head as she begged him to stop. It’s unclear what sent him over the edge, but the former running back was seen punching the woman before he grabbed her up off of the couch and tossed her across the room, making her hit the TV. The television then fell on top of her. She tried to calm him down and begged him to stop, but that only seem to make matters worse. He threw an object at her before he stormed off.

Zac Stacy can then be heard saying: "You thought that was okay? Like it ain’t going to ruin a relationship and you talking bout’ I’m destructive?"

WARNING! The videos below may be triggering:

 

This happened to my best friend Kristin in front of their child. Now that a federal warrant has been issued, she feels safe sharing this. #ZacStacy is on the run from Florida in Nashville, TN. Please expose this monster and help catch him pt. 1 pic.twitter.com/GCDR8Xqv48

— Online Desserts Classes (@bougieeats) November 18, 2021

 

”This happened to my best friend Kristin in front of their child,” the woman’s friend wrote on Twitter. “Now that a federal warrant has been issued, she feels safe sharing this. #ZacStacy is on the run from Florida in Nashville, TN. Please expose this monster and help catch him pt. 1”

 

This happened to my best friend Kristin in front of their child. Now that a federal warrant has been issued, she feels safe sharing this. #ZacStacy is on the run from Florida in Nashville, TN. Please expose this monster and help catch him pt 2 pic.twitter.com/F6pFgp2aZC

— Online Desserts Classes (@bougieeats) November 18, 2021

 

 

This happened to my best friend Kristin in front of their child. Now that a federal warrant has been issued, she feels safe sharing this. #ZacStacy is on the run from Florida in Nashville, TN. Please expose this monster and help catch him pt 3 pic.twitter.com/ZWCYsrB1m1

— Online Desserts Classes (@bougieeats) November 18, 2021

 

Kristin also shared the videos on her Twitter timeline: 

 

#zacstacy #domesticviolence The Florida justice system has been failing me. I have filed police reports previously and the State Attorney hasn’t picked them up. Other women fall victim to this everyday. Please call attention to the Florida State Attorney. pic.twitter.com/ugaXNdSfzR

— K Evans (@KEvans_) November 18, 2021

 

 

No one should have to go through what I went through and then to have to fight for the law to protect them. It took 4 days to issue a warrant WITH VIDEO EVIDENCE. #zacstacy #kristinevans

— K Evans (@KEvans_) November 18, 2021

 

"No one should have to go through what I went through and then to have to fight for the law to protect them. It took 4 days to issue a warrant WITH VIDEO EVIDENCE. #zacstacy #kristinevans," she tweeted.

Horrific.

Zac Stacy is facing two felony charges stemming from the incident, including aggravated battery and criminal mischief. TMZ reports:

If convicted, the aggravated battery charge carries up to 15 years behind bars, and the criminal mischief carries up to 5. In the docs, cops say the woman sustained injuries to her face, torso, and legs. Cops also say the 65"-inch TV that was destroyed is valued at $1,000 … and the baby’s bouncy was damaged.

According to the friend, Kristen and the baby are safe and Zac is allegedly “on the run” and is believed to be hiding out in Nashville, TN. She revealed Kristin’s older daughter was also in the home, hiding in her room.

”Kristin and baby are safe. Her older daughter was hiding in her room. It’s just sad af. She is scared for her life so please keep applying pressure until he is found. The system is falling Kristin and I’m not going to lose my friend to domestic violence.”

The friend shared a text conversation between herself and Kristin where she wrote that Zac was going to kill her:

When Kristin tried to go to the authorities they did not give a damn. This system is not built to protect women at all. #zacstacy needs to be found NOW. He’s hiding out in Nashville. pic.twitter.com/3Bhcx9S0bw

— Online Desserts Classes (@bougieeats) November 18, 2021

 

The altercation happened in Oakland, where Kristin lives. She wrote on Facebook it took Oakland Police Department four days to issue a warrant.

”The Oakland PD officers that came to my house didn’t seem to think this was a bad enough incident to make an immediate arrest or to file for an immediate warrant. It took four days of me calling people and an Orange County officer speaking on my behalf.”

"The Florida justice system has been failing me," she wrote. "I have filed police reports previously and the State Attorney hasn’t picked them up. Other women fall victim to this everyday. Please call attention to the Florida State Attorney."

Below are photos of her injuries:

 

 Kristin said she went to the hospital and was treated for a possible head wound, as well as bumps and bruises.

 

Kristin, me, & my husband a couple years back at a birthday dinner. She’s a mf soldier! pic.twitter.com/PYJ2NCenN5

— Online Desserts Classes (@bougieeats) November 18, 2021

 

According to TMZ, Kristin filed a restraining order on Monday (Nov. 15th) for her and her son because she fears for her life, as well as her children’s.

"He punched me several times in the head! I begged him to stop because the baby was on the couch just a few feet from where he punched me," the woman wrote in the restraining order application. She continued … "He then picked me up and threw me into my TV. The TV began to fall and he turned to make sure I wasn’t getting up. As I laid on the floor he began to yell at me, telling me I’m destructive. He then picked me up off the floor and off my feet and body slammed me into our son’s bouncy seat."

That’s when she says Stacy said "I love you" to their baby boy, and bolted. In the restraining order docs, the woman adds, "I fear for my life and my children’s lives."

The former couple met in January 2019 as they worked together in Memphis. They didn’t become romantic until later in the year. DailyMail reports:

Evans said that at the beginning he was funny, relaxed and they had a lot in common. Things started to go downhill after they had some difficulties in December 2019, when Evans miscarried.

"We decided to take some time apart then got back together."

Evans became pregnant in 2021 and Stacy moved to Florida in April, where he was managing a gym. She said that things have ‘been a roller coaster’ since then.

The incident began when the former football player visited his son at Evans’ house at around 2pm on Saturday. The two had been living apart since August.

But once there, he began addressing her over an incident that took place in September 2020 when she and a financial advisor of Stacy’s met with him out of concern for his mental health issues.

Several NFL players have publicly spoke out in reaction of the violent video, including Green Bay Packers receiver Davonte Adams:

 

I’m not retweeting the video but ZAC STACY NEED TO BE THROWN UNDER THE JAIL. Any man that puts his hands on a woman is a coward. Can’t believe what I just saw.

— Davante Adams (@tae15adams) November 18, 2021

 

“I’m not retweeting the video but ZAC STACY NEED TO BE THROWN UNDER THE JAIL. Any man that puts his hands on a woman is a coward,” he tweeted. “Can’t believe what I just saw.”

Check out more reactions from former and current NFL players below:

 

Woke up to the Zac Stacy video. Made my stomach turn. Not retweeting. Crazy to play w someone for a couple years & you have no idea what kind of bullshit they do at home.

— chris long (@JOEL9ONE) November 18, 2021

 

 

I hope Zac Stacy is somewhere gettin his ass whooped right now! Any Man that puts their hands on a Woman is a SUCKA in my book.

— Darius Butler (@DariusJButler) November 18, 2021

 

 

Sad video going around on Zac Stacy. I don’t want to post it because it’s triggering

That man needs some serious consequences putting his hands on a woman like that in front of their son.

I can’t even begin to understand getting to that point. That’s ridiculous

— Will Compton (@_willcompton) November 18, 2021

 

 

Zac Stacy lost his fucking mind ain’t no way boy

— Charles James II (@CJDeuce_) November 18, 2021

 

Beating up your woman doesn’t make you strong it makes you weak. We as men are supposed to protect our Queens not use them as a punching bag. If you look at that Zac Stacy video and don’t get angry, sad and bothered there is something wrong with you. When is his sentencing?

— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) November 18, 2021

 

No woman deserves this.

We’ll just leave this here:

 

That ain’t no damn cte. That’s a bitch. Call him what he is & stop making excuses. Y’all only say cte when they abuse their girlfriends…why that nigga not out here attacking random niggas then? He can control it then right? Zach Stacy is a bitch period. That video got me so mad

— Trevante Rhodes Baby Momma (@Breonuh_) November 18, 2021

 

 

The woman in the Zach Stacy video asked for people to share it. I know it can be triggering but people do not believe domestic violence victims without proof(and even still they try to justify or downplay it).

— Trevante Rhodes Baby Momma (@Breonuh_) November 18, 2021

 

The TransPerfect Music City Bowl has terminated their relationship with Zac Stacy effective immediately following the release of the video.

Thoughts?

Photo: Getty/Facebook

Photos Of Young Dolph’s Alleged Killers Released + Police Surround Yo Gotti’s Restaurant In Fear Of Retaliation, Blac Youngsta’s Grandmother Is Safe

Photos of the alleged gunmen who killed rapper Young Dolph have been released as police hunt down the suspected shooters. There were rumors that Yo Gotti’s restaurant and Blac Youngsta‘s grandmother’s house got shot up, but police debunk both rumors.

However, police did shut down Yo Gotti‘s restaurant, Privé, in fear of retaliation. The latest inside…

The murder of rapper Young Dolph sent shockwaves through the industry and social media when reports were released that the rapper had been killed outside of his favorite bakery in his hometown of Memphis. The 36-year-old rapper, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was gunned down yesterday (Nov. 17th) while he was paying a visit to his favorite hometown bakery, Makeda’s Cookies.

 

The alleged gunman were caught on surveillance camera and TMZ obtained stills from a video of the shooting, showing two men armed with guns. Both men kept their identities under wraps, wearing hoodies and jackets, grey sweatpants, hats and masks. It appears one of the alleged shooters had a Draco AK-47 and the other shooter had some sort of pistol.

An employee told police the men sped off in a lighter color Mercedes after firing the shots. They got away before the police arrived.

The city of Memphis is in turmoil over the shooting, leaving many to believe that more gun violence is to come.

y’all look at all them damn police they saying prive & blac youngsta gma house got shot up. pic.twitter.com/bWb62o6N7s

— Jarvis . . (@famouskelly_) November 17, 2021

There were rumors that Yo Gotti’s restaurant, Privé, got shot up following the murder of Young Dolph. That’s false.

Prive’s in Memphis has NOT been shot up per @MEM_PoliceDept #youngdolph

— Hannah Wallsmith (@HWallsmithTV) November 17, 2021

In fear of retaliation, Memphis police officers stood guard outside of Privé before shutting it down as a safety precaution.

#Prive, Ross, and another store in Memphis were all shut down tonight as a safety precaution. Memphis Police still here on scene to keep the area secure.

We’re hearing there were threats made towards Privé, a restaurant owned by Yo Gotti, who’s also from Memphis. pic.twitter.com/ZhrNKYZxha

— Kayla Solomon (@KSolomonReports) November 18, 2021

 

LAST NIGHT: Memphis Police stayed on scene at Yo Gotti’s restaurant, Privé, as a safety precaution through the night. There were rumors earlier in the day that the restaurant was shot up in retaliation for Young Dolph’s death. Those rumors were false. Part of my report: pic.twitter.com/1veUvduwF9

— Kayla Solomon (@KSolomonReports) November 18, 2021

 

Yo Gotti and Young Dolph have had beef that goes back several years, however, Gotti has NOT been tied to the murder in any way. There were rumors that rival rapper Blac Youngsta’s grandmother’s home was shot up in retaliation and that also was false. She’s safe.

Granny is safe too, per Memphis Police. https://t.co/kbGmU7W9N7

— Joyce Peterson (@MemphoNewsLady) November 17, 2021

Speaking of rap beefs…

 

Young Dolph has passed away five days after Soulja Boy said this on the Breakfast Club. Not saying this has anything to do with what happen but just crazy how energy works. pic.twitter.com/SYDUYtf9Wr

— The Hood Reporter (@OhhMar24) November 17, 2021

 

Dolph also had beef with rapper Soulja Boy. Days before Dolph’s death, Soulja Boy spoke about their beef during an interview on Power 105’s "The Breakfast Club." Check out the clip above.

In 2017, Dolph’s car was shot at over 100 times in Charlotte, N.C. A few months after that, Dolph was shot at in Los Angeles. Sheesh.

Police Chief CJ Davis held a press conference where she asked Memphis residents to stay home tonight and stay calm as MPD hunts for Young Dolph’s killer.

#BREAKING: #Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis asks Memphians to stay home tonight and stay calm as MPD hunts for Young Dolph’s killer. pic.twitter.com/KAFGn2G79G

— Joyce Peterson (@MemphoNewsLady) November 18, 2021

Young Dolph leaves behind two young children, Tre & Aria, and his longtime partner, Mia Jaye.

Understandably, she hasn’t posted anything involving Dolph’s murder. She is an entrepreneur and the founder of The Mom.E.O fashion brand as well as Mia Jaye’s Toolbox podcast. She strongly advocates that “Black men deserve to grow old” and now she’s living out her biggest nightmare.

 

 
 

 

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Two weeks ago, she shared a photo of her children in the backseat of her car, writing,

 

 

 
 

 

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"The life and kids God blessed me with is way greater than what I ever asked for… I am so humbled to claim this life of mines… #MyTwoPiece"

Fans have been flooding her IG comments with prayers and condolences.

Young Dolph’s murder remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

 

Photos: Mia Jaye’s IG/TMZ