AFTER THE APOLOGY: Dua Lipa, Elton John, Demi Lovato, Da Baby’s Sponsor BooHoo Man & The Masses Blast His ‘Homophobic Speech’ & Problematic STD ‘Call To Action’

This guy…

 

Da Baby just lost a sponsorship and got read for filth by Sir Elton John (and many others) after his controversial comments at Rolling Loud causing folks to label him homophobic and problematic.  And you already know his non-apology is a mess.  More below.

A few nights ago at Rolling Loud in Miami Gardens, rapper Da Baby took over the stage and caused mayhem afterwards. First, people were livid about him clearly disrespecting Megan Thee Stallion (again), who also performed at Rolling Loud, by bringing out Tory Lanez after performing his and Meg’s song together. (He later called women b—es for holding him accountable for the messiness).

Then, ish went from bad to worse:

 

This bitch @DaBabyDaBaby talking some HOMOPHOBIC SHIT??? Dude u Canceled. Done. @DUALIPA you’re #Levitating with this POS? Your camp Better call him out real quick. #Dababy over pic.twitter.com/GlLoJVRKXv

— Daniel Newmaη (@DanielNewman) July 26, 2021

The "Suge" rapper decided that the best way to interact with his fans was to tell them to put their lighters in the air if they weren’t a guy sucking d–k in the parking lot before the show.  And to put their phones in the air if they don’t have HIV/AIDS or "any of those diseases that kill you in 2 weeks."  AND to put your phones in the air if you’re a woman whose p—y smells like water.

Chile.

Twitter – non celebs at first – lit him right on up. Black people, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and more had plenty to say about his problematic comments that – regardless of his intention – felt like he was conflating the gay community with HIV AIDS.  Specifically praising men who didn’t engage in a sexual act with another man is also….weird.  And unnecessary.

T.I., non-shockingly, decided to cartwheel over to defense.  TIP equated his comments (and his on stage sexualized acts that no one said a peep about but had ALL the smoke for Megan and Cardi‘s WAP which was nowhere near this) to Lil Nas’ X‘s songs. He commented that if LNX was able to pop his ish, Da Baby should be able to as well.

 

 

 
 

 

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It’s the false equivalency for us. When T.I. is riding for you, you may want to re-think your commentary.

After MANY people went in on him, Da Baby doubled down on his comments while calling people b*tches and n-words for their responses. He claimed "his gay fans are cool with it" because "one gay fan in a crop top was vibing with him".

In the video above, he also said his gay fans don’t have AIDS "because they’re not nasty" like that.  He made no mention of or allusion to individuals who have contracted STDs through no fault of their own – such as at birth, sexual assault and rape, people in marriages where one person broke an agreed upon vow of monogamy, etc. Yet and still, regardless of "fault", otherizing and shaming people with any type of  disease, issue or ailment is 100% problematic. Period.

One can encourage safety without shaming an entire sector of people.  If you’re not intelligent enough to know how to do that, then shutting TF up is always an option.

His tone began to semi-change when Dua Lipa, whom he collabed with recently, spoke out saying she was "horrified".  (Of course.) Singer Victoria Monet also offered up her services to replace Da Baby on his and Dua’s "Levitating" remix.

 

 

 

If she would like to replace DaBaby’s verse on levitating I’m totally available https://t.co/UNVhH0gDEU

— Victoria Monét (@VictoriaMonet) July 27, 2021

His response was more civil, of course, but still a mess.  And still no apology to Megan or women:

 

I tell fans to put a cellphone light in the air y’all start a million man March.

I told you y’all digested that wrong but I ain’t gone lie I’m impressed.

Now show this same amount of support when a racist cop kill one of our black ass…YA NOT

— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) July 27, 2021

 

Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y’all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody. So my apologies

But the LGBT community… I ain’t trippin on y’all, do you. y’all business is y’all business.

— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) July 27, 2021

 

& for any brands, networks, or artists that like to profit off of black rappers influence on the culture, without understanding it or having the patience to deal with what comes with the position we play in our culture.

Keep yo money next time
us “NIGGAS” human too.#GodBless

— DaBaby (@DaBabyDaBaby) July 27, 2021

He was likely speaking about the BooHoo Man brand, who condemned Da Baby’s comments and ended their relationship. Baby was the face and collaborative partner of their brand new collection:

 

 
 

 

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TS Madison had some questions too:

@DaBabyDaBaby What was the Reason???? Do you kno how many Gays truly BUY and stream your Music &do you the amount of people who are living with HIV/AIDS that you attacked for nothing ?

Then The Gays break they necks to be at events like that to be completely disrespected

— The Real Ts Madison (@TsMadisonatl1) July 26, 2021

Hmph.

Why would a man that is suppose to be “straight” devote his entire rap career to speaking on homosexuality? Anytime this man makes the blogs it’s because either we’re laughing at him or because he’s not minding his fucking business when it comes to the LGBTQ+ community!

— BOBBY LYTES (@BobbyLytes) July 28, 2021

"Love & Hip Hop" star Bobby Lytes also went off.

Demi Lovato, who recently came out, had plenty to say as well, and told people to stream the original version of Dua’s "Levitating":

 

 

 
 

 

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Now, Sir Elton John has entered the chat.

 

 

(2/5)

HIV has affected over 70 million people globally: men, women, children and the most vulnerable people in our communities.

— Elton John (@eltonofficial) July 28, 2021

(3/5)

In America, a gay black man has a 50% lifetime chance of contracting HIV. Stigma and shame around HIV and homosexuality is a huge driver of this vulnerability. We need to break down the myths and judgements and not fuel these.

— Elton John (@eltonofficial) July 28, 2021

(5/5)

Homophobic and HIV mistruths have no place in our society and industry and as musicians, we must spread compassion and love for the most marginalised people in our communities.

A musician’s job is to bring people together.

— Elton John (@eltonofficial) July 28, 2021

 

Y’all know Twitter had jokes:

 

The Arch Bishop of White Music Elton John said D@bäby is cancelled… it’s above us now. pic.twitter.com/Rce29g6n6m

— Yeet the Rich (@Chartheegreat) July 28, 2021

Elton John pulling up to shovel the last bit of dirt on to the casket for DaBaby’s music career pic.twitter.com/WmBs5LuvoX

— Flores Boy (@tomasflow7) July 28, 2021

Oop.

 

Still, Baby is posting as if he’s unbothered and "fighting the system" or whatever:

 

 

 
 

 

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He also joked about having a shoe thrown at him:

 

 
 

 

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He can make light all day, and we def wouldn’t be shocked if people who are equally problematic with disregarding hateful sentiments from rappers continued to book him, but the fact remains:

DaBaby’s mistake was thinking he could disrespect LGBTQ people like he does Black women. But you see, gay people aren’t just black. They have white dollars. Like, Elton John money.

— Rae Sanni (@raesanni) July 28, 2021

Period.

MUSIC FAB: Kiana Ledé Links With ‘Ur Best Friend’ Kehlani, Kem Remixes ‘Lie To Me’ With Wiz Khalifa, Drake Goes ‘Over The Top’ With Smiley

New music from Kiana and Kehlani, Kem & Wiz Khalifa, and Drake just dropped.  We’ve got it all inside.

 

One of our fave breathy-voiced R&B chicks is back with a new single, this time featuring Kehlani.

The Phoenix-born and Los Angeles-based Kiana Ledé unveiled “Ur Best Friend” [feat. Kehlani], compelte with a throwback beat simmering in the background. The two R&B femme fatales are doing what they do best.  The video is to follow soon. Can’t lie, we’re loving their voices together.

 

 
 

 

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This track paves the way for Kiana’s next album that’s coming soon.  And she’s set to perform at the “Lights On Festival” in Concord, CA in September.

 

Kem has a new drop, and we can’t say we saw this ish coming.

He tapped Wiz Khalifa for a remix to his "Lie To Me" song.  You feeling it?!

 

Drake blessed up and coming Toronto-based rapper Smiley with a verse on his "Over The Top" track, and the streets are already salivating since they’re waiting impatiently for Drizzy’s Certified Lover Boy album.

Are you adding these to the playlist this weekend?

 

Photos: Getty

NOPE: Jordan Peele Reveals Title Of Next Horror Film & Drops Killer Cloud-esque Poster

Now that we’ve become accustomed to the sometimes real-life horror film we’ve all been living in – the pandemic – it’s high time we get another big screen  pic from new horror king Jordan Peele.  His big reveal inside.

With the Candyman remake on deck at the box office (August 27th), and folks STILL reeling from Get Out & Us, Jordan Peele is revealing his newest horror pic on its way to the masses.  The just revealed title: Nope. And the poster has our minds racing:

 

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— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) July 22, 2021

This feels like an attack of the killer clouds situation with an alien invasion, and we are READY.

The Oscar winning director re-teams with Get Out star Emmy & Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya, and brings in Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun for the film, dropping July 22, 2022.  Keke commented about the flick saying:

As for any other details – Jordan and the crew are keeping things extra tight lipped.

Whatever it’s about, just take our money for pre-order tickets neeeoow.

 

Photos: Featureflash Photo Agency/Parisa Michelle/Shutterstock.com

 

 

Jay-Z Reunites With Kanye On ‘DONDA’ Album, Celebs, Kim & The Kids And Fans Pack Out Listening Party In ATL

 

The Throne back? That’s what fans think is about to happen, seeing that Jay-Z hopped on one of Kanye‘s tracks for the first time in, like, forever.  Deets from inside the DONDA listening party below.

 

Kanye West is back, and folks and their short memories are back to loving him as if his 2020 shenanigans (and plenty before then) never happened.  Now, he’s being called a "marketing genius" for his DONDA roll out, even though the album itself has still yet to hit music platforms as of 2:45AM Friday morning.

Yet and still, the Atlanta listening party was packed out with industry faves and fans.  As for why he chose Atlanta, well, he was actually born there before growing up in Chicago, and we know that could be a salute to his mother whom the album is named after.

Rappers and actors – from Rick Ross to Chris Tucker to Lil Wayne – hit up the Theater inside Mercedes Benz Stadium to listen to DONDA for the first time Thursday evening.  ‘Ye donned a stocking cap mask and an all red Yeezy x Gap look and orange Yeezy sneakers while surprising everybody with a Jay-Z collabo, "Guess Who’s Going To Jail Tonight".

Yes, Little Brother has reunited with Big Brother, so it seems.  And it’s not lost on us it only took a divorce announcement from Kanye & Kim for this to happen.

Anyways, the song had folks in their feelings and overjoyed.  Folks were tweeting left and right that this could signify The Throne 2 could happen, but we shall see.  What we do know is, Hov finished his verse for the track just a few hours before the listening party started. (Kanye also seemed to write some of the music super recently since he referenced the Bucks’ win on one song.)

Kanye West and Jay-Z #DONDA (Via @davesaitama)pic.twitter.com/8cTsS2zgdI

— Elite Media Group (@TheEliteMedia_) July 23, 2021

 

HOV did the verse today!!!! At 4pm

— Young Guru (@Young_Guru) July 23, 2021

Interesting.

 

Roddy Rich’s collabo and the collabo ft. Travis Scott & Baby Keem also had Twitter on 100:

 

Roddy Ricch on #DONDA @kanyewest pic.twitter.com/MPikGDa65t

— RICCHHHHHHHH (@overtimeroddy) July 23, 2021

 

 

TRAVIS SCOTT, BABY KEEM & KANYE WEST #DONDA pic.twitter.com/k0dS6aEpJ2

— .// (@9xx6xx) July 23, 2021

 

Kim Kardashian is at Kanye’s Donda event with their childrenpic.twitter.com/4dkM6fvY87

— XXL Magazine (@XXL) July 23, 2021

Kanye’s estranged wife Kim Kardashian – in an all red suit that matched Kanye’s – and their four children — daughters North, 8, and Chicago, 3, plus sons Saint, 5½, and Psalm, 2 — were also spotted in the crowd for the occasion, as well as sister Khloé Kardashian, of course. We haven’t heard if his new ting Irina was in the mix. That would be mad awkward if she was, since Kanye dropped to his knees during one song called "Love Unconditionally" where he said "I’m losing my family / I’m losing my family / I’m losing my family," which seemed to be a not so subtle nod to his estranged wife and their kids.

 

"Genius marketing" or genuine emotion? Who knows…

Jermaine Dupri and daughter, Rick Ross, Chris Rock, ASAP Ferg, Lil Wayne, Jeezy, fans turned out for the event:

 

 
 

 

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You can watch the entire listening party of the unfinished album below:

 

 

Are y’all feeling it?

I’m sorry but Kanye West sold out a 72k capacity stadium for a listening party to not release the album #DONDA pic.twitter.com/ikEb5A337U

— Roman (@RomanGreekGod) July 23, 2021

The album is scheduled to drop today, July 23rd, but we shall see.

 

 

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BUCKS ON PARADE! Former Baller Brandon Jennings Does The Absolute Most, Giannis & The New NBA Champs Celebrate

The Bucks parade was one for the books today.  Go inside to celebrate with your new NBA champs, plus a super extra Brandon Jennings.

The Milwaukee Bucks are still in celebration mode.  They’ve been waiting 50 long years for that Larry O’Brien trophy to make it back to Brew City, so the team and fans (and owners) are on 100, as expected.

Today’s championship parade went down today, kicking off on the eastern end of Wisconsin Avenue, and ending across the river from Fiserv Forum before a celebration at the Deer District (where an additional 65K fans watched the big win OUTSIDE the stadium Tuesday night). 

Former Bucks star Brandon Jennings was cutting up on the sidelines of the Finals game, and he looked like he never stopped partying when he rolled up at the parade today.

“Bucks in 6” isn’t just a term it’s a mindset…to overcome the odds and thats what this franchise and city represents!!!

Congrats again to the city of Milwaukee and the @Bucks pic.twitter.com/8Nod8xutrI

— Brandon Jennings (@Tuff__Crowd) July 22, 2021

Brandon Jennings is living his best life

(via @BryanJDee)pic.twitter.com/QiO7r26gqF

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 22, 2021

This might not make sense to most but Brandon Jennings put a spotlight back on Milwaukee whether it was his 55 point game or having random celebrities sit courtside throughout 09-12’ and was a part of the trade that brought Khris Middleton to the bucks from Detroit. Classy move https://t.co/jx76H5liGe

— travonne edwards (blk tray) (@Travonne) July 22, 2021

Brandon Jennings is absolutely DOMINATING the Bucks parade @thisleague (via ig:austinschaller_) pic.twitter.com/YXTDwz7oDi

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) July 22, 2021

Hilar.

MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo was living his best life – as he should. And so was his brother and teammate Thanasis.

@Thanasis_ante43 pic.twitter.com/5r73iKPx8S

— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) July 22, 2021

Giannis just shot a free throw into the crowd pic.twitter.com/gkvoeU6H1P

— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 22, 2021

 

 
 

 

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"Being able to accomplish something great like this for this city, it feels good."

Giannis is ready to celebrate @Bucks Championship Parade LIVE Now on NBA TV pic.twitter.com/d67HnXkjKW

— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 22, 2021

 

 
 

 

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G had his longtime girlfriend Mariah (they met when she was an NBA intern during Giannis’ rookie year) and their baby boy Liam at the parade to celebrate with him too:

 

And after the Greek Freak’s viral video yesterday pulling up at Chick-Fil-A the day after his championship win to order 50 nuggets (in honor of his 50 points scored in the game), he now wants chicken for life!

Can I now have @ChickfilA for life?!! https://t.co/Q870cNt9NR

— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) July 22, 2021

Ha!

 

The rest of the team – Jrue Holiday, Bobby Portis and more, were just as litty:

First title in 50 years, you’d think the bus might take its time pic.twitter.com/lA82fKHw8h

— THIS LEAGUE (@thisleague) July 22, 2021

Feelin’ 22! pic.twitter.com/MVKg7PWmID

— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 22, 2021

"Underdog to a top dog" @BPortistime

(via @Bucks) pic.twitter.com/3vLZGKyzOo

— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 22, 2021

"Milwaukee we did it, baby!" @giannis_an34 pic.twitter.com/G2K3LJezSS

— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 22, 2021

"WE GOT DOGS!"

P.J. Tucker knew this @Bucks team was tough pic.twitter.com/GRYDokYoY5

— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 22, 2021

History Made pic.twitter.com/mxDz4S59DT

— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 22, 2021

Love to see it!! https://t.co/38VzQngfks pic.twitter.com/YWt2wb3poH

— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 22, 2021

GOODNIGHT. pic.twitter.com/r6CvXiJC6h

— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 23, 2021

And a message from the Governor:

History has been made and the prophecy fulfilled! We are so proud of our @Bucks, so I proclaimed today #BucksInSix Day across the state as we celebrate the Bucks team and organization, their incredible season, and this historic win. #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/rFhP1ZPonb

— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) July 22, 2021

Congrats to the team.

 

 
 

 

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Y’all earned that ish.

 

 

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Stage At Rolling Loud Miami COLLAPSED, Festival Claims ‘A TV Screen Fell’

A collapsed Rolling Loud stage today in Miami is making folks side eye the festival on whether it’s ready to open its doors tomorrow.  Deets on how the Festival is responding, below.

Oh no!  It was a scary sight today in Miami when cameras spied a partially collapsed stage at Rolling Loud festival grounds in Miami Gardens.

 

The huge multi-city festival returns this weekend after a pandemic-hiatus with A$AP Rocky, City Girls, Moneybagg Yo, Lil Baby and tons more performers, but folks are wondering if they’re REALLY ready.

CBS Miami showed video of the "video wall" at Hard Rock Stadium that collapsed.  Thankfully, nobody was hurt and the festival organizers say they’ll still be ready to go on time. They also claimed that this was simply a tv that fell.

 

 
 

 

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Some reports say it was the AudioMack stage, but this has not been confirmed.

Needless to say, folks are all in their comments on all platforms basically asking them are they SURE?! Because this definitely looked like more than just a fallen tv situation.

Since the news broke about the stage mishap, the festival’s social media accounts have been posting like there’s "nothing to see here", re-sharing the lineup just an hour or so ago:

 

 
 

 

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Open it upppppp

— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) July 23, 2021

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Stay safe this weekend, y’all!

 

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New Orleans Home Reportedly Owned By Beyoncé & Jay-Z Catches Fire, Investigated For Possible Arson

A New Orleans mansion connected to Beyoncé Knowles caught fire late yesterday (Wednesday), and now, it is under investigation for possible arson!  Full story inside.

The vacant Garden District mansion in the 1500 block of Harmony Street that reportedly has been owned by Beyoncé for the last 6 years saw a fire erupt late yesterday.  That fire quite possibly was set intentionally, according to that authorities who have begun their investigation after it took 2 hours to put the fire out.

 

 

According to Nola.com, books were found in the kitchen’s oven and a gas can was found in the house as well:

"The blaze in the 1500 block of Harmony Street appeared to have started in the kitchen, where firefighters found books inside of an oven, according to a source who was briefed on the investigation. A gas can was also found in the house."

Neighbors spied at least one unusual person entering the 15,000 sqft home just a couple hours before the fire, and they even reported it to police at that time. Then, police were alerted of the fire around 6:20p thanks to smoke alarms in the home:

"Neighbors who asked not to be identified said authorities seemed to suspect that someone broke into the home shortly before the fire. One neighbor said people are known to use an unlocked gate to come onto and leave the property.

Another, Jacques Michell, said: “Inside the house, I’ve never seen any activity in the two years I’ve been here. No activity at all.”

A smoke alarm at the nearly century-old home went off around 6:20 p.m., about the same time that police received a report of a suspicious person in the 3100 block of St. Charles Avenue, just around the corner, according to authorities."

Officers determined the suspicious-person call was connected to the fire, which was later classified as an arson, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

 

The house, which is around the corner from St. Charles Ave. and amid the historic mansion-laced uptown Garden District, appeared to be mostly in tact after the fire. No official report on its status has been made, though.

In 2015, it was first reported that Beyoncé (and therefore her husband as well) purchased the gorgeous $2.3 million 1926 Spanish mansion – formerly a Presbyterian church – even though their names are not directly on the deed.  Curbed New Orleans reports:

The According to the Orleans Parish Assessor’s office online database, 1527 Harmony St. is owned by an LLC named Sugarcane Park. A search of the LLC on the Louisiana Secretary of State website shows a mailing address for Parkwood Entertainment LLC, which is incidentally Beyonce’s management company.

And the house has an interesting history, to say the least. Nola.com revealed:

"The 15,000-square-foot, three-story Spanish baroque building was constructed in 1926 by the then-fledgling Westminster Presbyterian Church. It drew inspiration from Latin America’s Mission-style churches and cost $84,000 to build.

The church’s founding pastor, admitted Ku Klux Klan leader J.C. Barr, left in 1930 following a disagreement over the closure of a Presbyterian hospital.

The congregation stayed at the building until the late 1960s. After that it sat vacant for several years."

Renowned New Orleans ballet instructor Harvey Hysell, who was the son of a church organist, spent about $100,000 to acquire the building in 1977 and turn it into a ballet school. The school operated there until 2001, training a generation of New Orleans dancers, before new owners renovated the building into a three-bedroom, 3½-bath house.

The Carters’, who celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary this spring, connection to New Orleans is deeply rooted.  Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles’, family is from the New Orleans area and south Louisiana, and Bey even shot her "Deja Vu" video there with Jay-Z in 2006, and she shot some of her Lemonade video album in the city in 2016.

 

The family is in the 504 often (pictured above with the late Leah Chase at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in 2017), especially when Solange Knowles lived in New Orleans with her then-husband Alan Ferguson for several years.  Solange and Alan were also married there The Carters were often spotted out on date nights and family dinners there, too.

While there’s reportedly not been any activity inside the home in the past two years, that possibly was mostly due to national shutdowns from the pandemic. Check out the inside of the home HERE.

Photos: Getty/Beyonce.com/4WWL

 

Lil Nas X Enters ‘Montero State Prison’ & Launches The Bail X Fund With New Kanye-Produced ‘Industry Baby’ Visuals

Lil Nas X is back with a new song and visual to piss off the masses.  And it GOES.  Watch and listen inside.

Lil Nas X got 5 years in "Montero State Prison," and the "Industry Baby" song & video for his lock-up BANGS, ok?

He’s quickly becoming our favorite video king, making the masses mad upset over his unapologetically gay, skin-heavy, interesting, story-driven and cheeky vids. This time around, Lil Nas X takes a break from twerking on the devil (whom he killed at the end of that "Montero (Call Me By My Name)" video, btw) to go prison. And the twerking and dancing continued on the jail block bars, in the shower with other inmates and in the prison yard.

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— nope (@LilNasX) July 19, 2021

After streaming live from the courtroom at his trial on Monday, the 2-time Grammy winner has been transported to Montero State Prison for the release of his new song and video, featuring production by Take a Daytrip and Kanye West. According to his press release, it all touches on Nas X finding his confidence and proving wrong anyone who ever doubted his staying power.

INDUSTRY BABY!!!!!
OUT NOW!!!! pic.twitter.com/MsvcJrLxwV

— Take A Daytrip (@takeadaytrip) July 23, 2021

The song is the latest to be released from the highly anticipated upcoming album Montero, due later this year via Columbia Records. The accompanying visual was based on a story by Lil Nas X and directed by Christian Breslauer. It follows Nas X throughout the prison as he serves his time and tries to break free with a little help from fellow inmate Jack Harlow, who joins him on the track.

Oh, and Jack isn’t the only surprise to pop up in the vid.

Clearly I was a lil preoccupied @LilNasX#IndustryBaby https://t.co/pLJae0xDv3

— Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) July 23, 2021

Former "Teen Wolf" and "Arrow" star Colton Haynes – who made headlines after opening up about his sexuality for the first time this past December – was that distracted corrections officer.

The 22-year-old rapper is putting all his celebrity to good use too. He also announced that he’s joined forces with The Bail Project, a national nonprofit organization on a mission to end cash bail, one of the key drivers of mass incarceration and structural racism in the U.S. criminal legal system. Here’s a snippet from the press release:

 

 

Through the “Bail X Fund,” he hopes to encourage other artists to join him and The Bail Project in the fight to end cash bail. Lil Nas X himself has made a starting donation, Jack Harlow is jumping in to help as well, and fans are invited to donate with them. All donations go directly into The Bail Project’s national revolving bail fund to pay people’s bails. To date, The Bail Project has posted over $47M in free bail assistance for over 17,000 low-income people across the country. They also provide post-release support through court reminders, free transportation, and voluntary referrals for housing, substance use treatment, and other services based on a person’s needs. Lil Nas X says this isn’t just theoretical for him. “It’s personal. I know the pain that incarceration brings to a family. And I know the disproportionate impact that cash bail has on Black Americans and the LGBTQ community. Let’s bring people home & let’s fight for freedom and equality.”

And his letter to his younger self, Montero Lamar Hill:

Dear 20 year old Montero, I wrote a song for us. I know sometimes you feel like it’s all downhill from here. I know your sexuality has made you feel like an outcast amongst your peers. I know going from having the biggest song in the world to being trapped in your apartment is weighing heavy on you. And I know if you hear the phrase ‘one hit wonder’ one more time you might combust. But I need you to keep going. I need you to realize that you have the opportunity to be the person that you needed growing up. I need you to stop feeling sorry for yourself. And I need you to remember that the only person who has to believe in YOU is YOU." – lnx

Lil Nas X continues to give us the content and social activist vibes we didn’t know we needed.

 

Also:

he warned yall, dont be mad at him https://t.co/7KaUqtKT8S pic.twitter.com/pPXGYqzLh6

— Streaming Industry Baby (@notpranto) July 23, 2021

Please understand.

Dr. Dre Reportedly Ordered To Pay Over $3.5M A Year To Nicole Young In Spousal Support – Here’s Why Dre Isn’t Mad About It

Dr. Dre has to cough up $300,000 in spousal support to his ex-wife Nicole Young, which totals to over $3.5 million a year. However, Dre sees this as a win. Find out why inside…

Having to pay your ex MILLIONS of dollars a year would seem like a huge "L" for most. But, not for Dr. Dre.

After a judge declared Dr. Dre and Nicole Young legally single last month, details about spousal support have surfaced.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the Hip Hop mogul must pay his 51-year-old ex-wife $293,306 per month in spousal support, payable on the first of each month, which will begin August 1st. When you do the math, that totals to over $3.5 million a year – not including other expenses.

The 56-year-old entrepreneur (real name Andre Romelle Young) will have to cough up this amount every month until she remarries or enters into a domestic partnership – or unless the court orders otherwise at a later date. Dre has also been ordered to pay her health insurance, which will be similar to the coverage she had during the marriage. Nicole will reportedly have to pay all other insurance out of her own pocket.

The judge also ordered Dre to continue paying expenses for the Malibu and Pacific Palisades homes that they once shared.

While it may sound like Dre will be dishing out loads of cash every month in spousal support, he sees the order as a victory. If you’ve been keeping up with this story, Nicole initially requested Dre pay her $2 million/month in spousal support.

The site reports:

Dr. Dre looks at the decision as a victory for his team after Nicole originally asked for $2 million a month in support. To those of you counting, that is $24 million a year, so the $300K a month is a bargain! The rapper’s team believes this is only temporary as the couple has an “ironclad prenup.”

It should be noted, the rapper and his ex-wife are currently negotiating an overall settlement of their divorce, and the amount of money be paid by Dre is temporary. In other words, we are guessing after the couple agrees on a lump sum payment to be paid to Nicole by Dre, the monthly payment may cease to exist. In many wealthy celebrity cases, a divorce settlement will include any future payments to an ex-spouse.

Dre & Nicole reportedly had a prenuptial agreement in place, but there was drama with that as well. At first it was reported the former couple didn’t have a prenup. Then, news about a prenup surfaced, which caused Nicole to file documents claiming she was forced to sign under duress on their wedding day.

Two years after they tied the knot, Dre supposedly told her he was ashamed he made her sign the prenup and allegedly tore it up in front of her.

It was previously reported that their prenuptial agreement could possibly mean Nicole will NOT be entitled to half of her husband’s $800 million fortune. That’s seemingly still up in the air since they are still negotiating an overall settlement.

The former couple tied the knot in May 1996 and have two children (24-year-old son Truice and 20-year-old daughter Truly) together.

 

 

 
 

 

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As you know, Dre and his ex-wife/kids’ mother have been fighting over finances ever since she filed for divorce in June 2020. She cited the usual irreconcilable differences as the reason for their uncoupling.

In January 2021, Dr. Dre suffered a brain aneurysm. Days later, Nicole filed paperwork accusing him of physical abuse that occurred throughout their 24-year marriage. He denied Nicole’s allegations of emotional and physical abuse.

Dre agreed to pay Nicole $2 million in spousal support, which was to cover the period up until April 14th. Before the divorce was finalized, a judge ordered Dre to pay $500,000 to his ex-wife’s divorce lawyers in April.

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Comedian Michael Blackson Proposes To Girlfriend During ‘Breakfast Club’ Interview, ‘BYE SIDE B*TCHES!’

He put a ring on it! Comedian Michael Blackson popped the question to his girlfriend Rada during a live interview with "The Breakfast Club." Watch the comedian get down on one knee inside…

Wedding bells will be ringing soon!

Comedian Michael Blackson just popped the question to his girlfriend Rada and she said YES!

The Coming 2 America star made a stop by Power 105’s "The Breakfast Club" for an interview. However, he did more than just talk. Michael Blackson upgraded his relationship with his girlfriend of two years.

The topic of marriage came up and the actor/comedian said he felt Rada was "the one."

"I’ve never had a woman to have my back like her," he said about Rada. "I’ve never had a woman that’s this loyal to me."

DJ Envy asked Michael Blackson if he would get married and he said he would. Then, he called his girlfriend Rada inside the studio. Next thing you know, Michael got down on one knee and asked for her name in marriage.

Check it:

We got a Breakfast Club proposal!!! Congrats to @MichaelBlackson and his fiancé Rada!! pic.twitter.com/wq4NvQlIau

— The Breakfast Club (@breakfastclubam) July 22, 2021

"Bye, side b*tches!," Rada responded after he put the ring on her finger.

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"I had no idea this was going to happen," Rada wrote in the caption of a video clip of her man proposing to her. "I thought he was going to ask me about side beeches @breakfastclubam are my witnesses …. I ate my vegetables for the day and said yes to karats."

Oh.

The 50-year-old entertainer also posted a tribute to Rada on his Instagram:

 

 

 
 

 

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"Meet the future Mrs.Blackson @mzradadarling," he wrote. "Ladies men look for loyalty, regardless of what we put you thru stay loyal to your man because we are fuck ups but we will eventually do the right thing. Nothing good come easy so trust in God and what’s meant to happen will happen. I’m blessed to have Rada by my side, she’s the definition of a great woman. Most of my haters call her a gold digger but believe me Rada has never asked for penny from me, she’s very independent and she’s actually the one that takes care of me plus I’m allowed a side chick a month. Lol"

Known for having side chicks, Michael confirmed he would be getting rid of "90%" of his sneaky links and Rada seemed OK with that.

Peep her rock:

LOVE LOVE!!! Congrats to @MichaelBlackson and @mzradadarling pic.twitter.com/RcpKBniy2O

— The Breakfast Club (@breakfastclubam) July 22, 2021

Watch the first-ever marriage proposal on "The Breakfast Club" go down below at the 33-minute mark:

Michael Blackson and Rada have been dating for two years. They celebrated their second anniversary in March. The couple jetted to Ghana (where Michael is from) back in January and Rada met his mother.

Everything was seemingly good between them until May when Rada hopped on social media to announce she was DONE with the comedian because she was sick of him lying to her.

"love is not easy! But I hope y’all work this out!," wrote a fan in the comments on IG.

"no girl….this is it, we done done! Ain’t no going back," Rada responded.

Here’s the singledom announcement post below:

Now, they’re engaged to be married.

Fellow comedian Lil Duval is already cracking jokes: 

 

Just text Michael Blackson and said “Dr Dre paying 300k in spousal support but congrats tho”

— lil duval (@lilduval) July 22, 2021

 

Congrats!

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New Mom Naomi Campbell Spotted Out In Public With Her Baby Girl For The First Time In NYC

Supermodel Naomi Campbell was recently spotted on mom duty! Yep, it’s the first time the supermodel has been seen out in public with her baby girl. More inside…

From slaying the catwalk to making motherhood look exceptionally fabulous – MOM Naomi Campbell has arrived.

The 51-year-old runway slayer was photographed taking a stroll in NYC while pushing her baby girl in a stroller.

EXCLUSIVE: Naomi Campbell, 50, is seen with her newborn daughter for the FIRST TIME https://t.co/ZmtzJ5IOuP

— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) July 19, 2021

Keeping up a low profile, the British model kept it cute in a white oversized button up shirt, black and green pants and Nike sneakers. She topped off her look with New York Yankees baseball cap. You can check out more flicks of the mother-daughter outing here.

Back in May, Naomi surprised fans when she revealed she welcomed a daughter into her life, which transformed her into a modelicious mom. She has remained mum about any other details. It’s reported Naomi welcomed her baby girl via a surrogate.

 

 
 

 

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"A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother, So honoured to have this gentle soul in my life there are no words to describe the lifelong bond that I now share with you my angel. There is no greater love," Naomi wrote in the baby announcement caption.

Last week, Naomi shared a picture of her newborn dressed in a Versace onesie to pay tribute to her late designer friend Gianni Versace, who was killed 24 years ago.

"I love you Gianni Versace," she wrote on the picture of her daughter in Versace. She kept the baby’s face out of the frame. Gianni Versace was murdered outside his Miami mansion on July 15, 1997. Gianni and Naomi were really close friends and she acted as his muse when he was alive.

Looks like Naomi is settling into motherhood splendidly.

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Sha’Carri Richardson Races To Kanye West’s New Music In Beats Ad That Aired During NBA Finals

Sha’Carri Richardson isn’t running at the Tokyo Games, but she was sprinting all over our televisions in a new BEATS ad, which premiered during the NBA Finals last night. The background tune was provided by Kanye West. He also edited the spot. More inside…

Sha’Carri Richardson will not compete in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. However, the 21-year-old was sprinting all over our televisions last night.

The YBF sprinter – who was dubbed the fastest woman in America – was featured in a new Beats campaign, which premiered during Game 6 of the NBA Finals last night.

In the ad, Sha’Carri gears up for a 100-meter race with a pair of red Beats Studio Buds earphones in her ears as Kanye West’s new track, "No Child Left Behind" plays. Yeezy scored and edited the minute-long clip.

The ad also confirmed Kanye’s forthcoming album DONDA will be released this Friday, July 23rd.

In case you missed, check out the spot below:

As you know, Sha’Carri Richardson will not be competing at the Tokyo Olympics after she tested positive for THC, which is a chemical found in marijuana. While it’s legal in the state she was in, it was against the U.S. Olympic Track and Field rules. She qualified for The Games after running the 100-meter in 10.86 seconds, earning her the title as the fastest woman in America.

 

 
 

 

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"There will be ups and down in life, but it’s important to remember to RUN YOUR OWN RACE," Sha’Carri wrote in the caption on Instagram. "Love to @beatsbydre and @kanyewest for the support."

She also said a new commercial and Kanye song would be released soon.

"Another commercial and another new Ye song dropping tomorrow!," she continued. "DONDA out on Friday! Let’s goo"

Yeezy is gearing up for his big release:

 

 
 

 

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Back to the NBA…

Giannis woke up like this: ordered 50 piece nuggets & kept the trophy overnight.

Keep the trophy safe until tomorrow, @Giannis_An34! pic.twitter.com/6BISJ8IEz0

— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 21, 2021

The Milwaukee Bucks won their first championship in 50 years afterdefeating the Phoenix Suns (105 – 98) during Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Bucks leading scorer Giannis Antetokounmpo (aka the Greek Freak) did what needed to be done all season, and came back from injury with a vengeance. Now, he’s the 2021 NBA Finals MVP.  After the win, Giannis said he was ordering 50 chicken nuggets with BBQ sauce from Chick-fil-a.

Every Antetokounmpo brother in the NBA has now won a championship

Giannis – 2021 Bucks
Thanasis – 2021 Bucks
Kostas – 2020 Lakers pic.twitter.com/uSWRlaoG0N

— SB Nation (@SBNation) July 21, 2021

All three of the Antetokounmpo brothers in the league are NBA Champs.

After the win, Giannis hopped on IG Live to celebrate with his brother/Bucks teammate Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who was ruled OUT to pay due to "health and safety protocols."

 

 
 

 

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Cute.

Check out more footage from the Bucks huge win below:

 

 
 

 

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History Made. #WallpaperWednesday pic.twitter.com/Zu97AWiGZJ

— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 21, 2021

Malika Andrews: "You and 2 of your brothers are NBA Champions."

Giannis Antetokounmpo: "WOOOOOOO!!!!!"pic.twitter.com/sZEWesVD5B

— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) July 21, 2021

 

 
 

 

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CONGRATS!

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Naomi Osaka CLEARS Megyn Kelly After She Criticized Her Historic Sports Illustrated Cover & We STAN

Before she hits the world stage at the Tokyo Olympics, Naomi Osaka had to clear a Karen. Former FOX News reporter Megyn Kelly tried to shade Naomi’s historic Sports Illustrated cover and our good sis gathered her perfectly. Find out how she did it inside…

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is gearing up to perform on the world stage during the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. During her downtime, she’s gathering folks that have been coming for her. And rightfully so.

Ready to represent @naomiosaka is making final preps in Tokyo. pic.twitter.com/JiNlVqQ9FY

— US Open Tennis (@usopen) July 20, 2021

The 23-year-old tennis phenom (above rocking box braids at The Games) recently made history as the first Japanese and Haitian woman to grace one of the covers of Sports Illustrated for their August issue. By the way, Megan Thee Stallion and Leyna Bloom are on the other covers. You can read Naomi’s cover story here.

Just a few months ago, the four time Grand Slam winner made headlines when she announced she would not participate in any post-match press conferences to protect her mental health. Later, she dropped out of the French Open and then she withdrew from Wimbledon to make her mental health a priority before The Games. Since then, she has covered Time magazine, released a Barbie doll (which sold out) in her likeness and she also covered VOGUE Hong Kong.

The fact that Naomi Osaka is still living her best life has clearly pissed off a few folks. That’s when former FOX News reporter Megyn Kelly entered the chat…that no one asked her to join.

 

 
 

 

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Conservative sports analyst Clay Travis and Megyn Kelly hopped on Twitter to slander Naomi, basically calling her a hypocrite for being on the magazine cover after she decided not to speak to the media to protect her mental health.

Let’s not forget the cover of (& interview in) Vogue Japan and Time Mag! https://t.co/PAAUEwAVi0

— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) July 19, 2021

"Since saying she’s too introverted to talk to the media after tennis matches, Naomi Osaka has launched a reality show, a Barbie, and now is on the cover of the SI swimsuit issue," tweeted Clay.

"Let’s not forget the cover of (& interview in) Vogue Japan and Time Mag!," Megyn tweeted.

 

 

 
 

 

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Naomi Osaka caught wind of Megyn’s slander and popped back.

"Seeing as you’re a journalist I would’ve assumed you would take the time to research what the lead times are for magazines, if you did that you would’ve found out I shot all of my covers last year," Naomi wrote in a now-deleted tweet. "Instead your first reaction is to hop on here and spew negativity, do better Megan."

Bloopity bloop!

Check out a screenshot of her tweet below:

@naomiosaka Her whole brand is thirsty negativity and tearing down folks…And keeping Santa white It pays. Journalist was generous
Watching your docu series right now w/my son (who is headed to Japan to study) we are so inspired. Thank you for sharing your unique story! pic.twitter.com/Mpl5GHI8Mk

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

And that’s how you CLEAR a chick. Especially a KAREN. Megyn Kelly is worried about the wrong things and needs to mind the business that pays her. Tweeting about Naomi covering a magazine doesn’t put money in her pocket.

After her comment, Naomi blocked Megyn and the former NBC News host continued to harass her on social media:

Poor @naomiosaka blocked me while taking a shot at me (guess she’s only tough on the courts). She is apparently arguing that she shot her many covers b/4 publicly claiming she was too socially anxious to deal w/press. Truth is she just doesn’t like Qs she can’t control. Admit it. pic.twitter.com/izyRzOrUVm

— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) July 19, 2021

"Poor @naomiosaka blocked me while taking a shot at me (guess she’s only tough on the courts)," Megyn tweeted. "She is apparently arguing that she shot her many covers b/4 publicly claiming she was too socially anxious to deal w/press. Truth is she just doesn’t like Qs she can’t control. Admit it."

 

 

 
 

 

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Sis, if you’re JEALOUS just say that. Naomi is living RENT FREE in Megyn’s mind while Naomi is gearing up to bring home a gold medal. Move around, Karen.

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Aaliyah’s Uncle Says ‘One In A Million’ Sample Was Never Cleared For ‘Wild Side,’ Normani’s Team Claims Sample Wasn’t Used

Barry HankersonAaliyah‘s uncle – gave his blessing to Normani after she released her new track "Wild Side." However, he said it would have been "more honorable" if the singer had reached out for permission to sample Aaliyah’s "One In A Million" track.

However, her team claims the track didn’t use a sample of Aaliyah’s hit 1996 track.

Normani’s "Wild Side" track and visuals, featuring Cardi B, has been heating up the Internet since it dropped last week. It gave everything it was supposed to give, including Aaliyah nostalgia.

Barry Hankerson – the uncle of late singer Aaliyah – shared his opinion about Normani’s new track and he had some good things to say about it. He also shared Aaliyah would support Normani’s new musical offering.

While speaking to TMZ, Aaliyah’s former manager said the "Rock The Boat" singer would "always encouraged young women pursuing their musical and entertainment careers, to achieve their dreams."

“I believe that Aaliyah would be very supportive of a young Black woman that chose to emulate her music and style," he continued.

Barry – who told TMZ he still owns all of Aaliyah’s masters – added it would have been "more honorable" if Normani or her team sought approval to sample "One in a Million" first. However, he gave Normani his stamp of approval.

"I will not stand in the way of something that brings to light the incredible staying power of Aaliyah," Barry said. "So in that light, wishing Normani well with the song and overall career. God bless. I think Aaliyah would be pleased."

Well, that’s what’s up.

According to Normani’s team, a sample from Aaliyah’s hit 1996 track "One In A Million" was not used. An attorney for Blackground Records (that Barry founded) confirmed with TMZ that the Aaliyah sample was never officially cleared for use. So what gives? It sounds like someone in Normani’s camp possibly tweaked the track some to get around having to get a sample cleared because "Wild Side" definitely sounds very similar to Aaliyah’s classic hit.

According to Variety, “Wild Side” was written with Tyler Rohn, Taylor Ross, Jonah Christian, Dave Cappa, June Nawakii, Pardison Fontaine, Keynon Moore and Starrah, who is also credited with additional vocals and vocal production, alongside Kuk Harrell. The song was mixed by Jaycen Joshua.

Folks didn’t think there were any issues with the Aaliyah-inspired track being that superproducer Timbaland gave his stamp of approval. He produced "One In A Million" and he also co-wrote it with Missy Elliott.

Peep his approval post below:

.@Timbaland singing along to and praising "Wild Side" on his Instagram story pic.twitter.com/MVtdmXPIKM

— Normani Updates (@NormaniUpdate) July 16, 2021

Either way, the song is fire.

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Jodie Turner-Smith Was The One Who Popped The Question! Joshua Jackson Spills The Engagement Tea

When Jodie Turner-Smith wants something, she isn’t afraid to ask for it. That’s how she got her husband. Go inside for deets on how the Queen & Slim actress proposed to her man Joshua Jackson inside….

Traditionally, the man usually asks the woman for her hand in marriage. But in this day and age, more women are asking men to marry them. The ladies are tired of waiting, so they’re making things shakes when it comes to tying the knot.

Queen & Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith knew she wanted to marry "Dawson’s Creek" alum Joshua Jackson, so she asked him first!

While chopping it up with "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon, Joshua shared details on how his engagement to Jodie went down. When asked if he always knew Jodie was "the one," he responded,

"I knew the moment she asked me," the 43-year-old actor spilled.

Turns out, Jodie popped the question during a New Year’s vacay in Nicaragua.

"She asked me, yeah. On New Year’s Eve. We were in Nicaragua. It was very beautiful, incredibly romantic. We were walking down the beach, and she asked me to marry her."

"The Affair" actor said he had no idea she was going to propose.

"There was like a preamble. There was a lead-up to it. I did not know [about it beforehand], but she was quite adamant, and she was right. This is the best choice I ever made," he continued.

OH?

Watch the clip below:

Jodie and Joshua tied the knot in 2019 after fueling dating rumors a year before. Paparazzi caught the couple several times together, grabbing lunch and holding hands.

In November 2019, the couple seemingly put their relationship on front street when they appeared on the red carpet at the Queen & Slim premiere together. TheYBF.com put Jodie on Preggers Watch and a few weeks later it was confirmed she was pregnant with their first child.

 

 

 
 

 

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The couple welcomed a baby girl in April 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The couple decided to welcome their daughter, Janie, at home due to the high death rate of Black women during child birth.

"The American medical system has a horrendous track record with Black women,” the Canadian actor recently told ESQUIRE. “She wanted to be in a place where she was as comfortable as possible, understandably, and I wanted her to be in a place where she felt like she was being heard at every step along the way, rather than having to go through that filter of being a Black woman interfacing with the American medical system.”

He continued, "I’m grateful for every second I got to be a part of bringing our daughter into this world. It’s a magical experience—we don’t talk enough about the positives.”

Well good for them.

Previously, Jodie and Joshua said they were considering to raise their children outside of the U.S. due to white supremacy.

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OLYMPICS DRAMA! Coco Gauff & A Gymnast Out With COVID + Toyota Axes Olympics Ads During Games + ‘Anti-Sex’ Cardboard Beds Explained

The Tokyo Olympics haven’t even started yet and drama is still brewing. Tennis superstar Coco Gauff will NOT compete in the Games after she contracted COVID. Toyota – one of the Games’ top sponsors – has pulled their ads during the Games. Also, we’ve got deets on those "anti-sex" cardboard beds….

COVID is still causing drama for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

We already know there will not be any spectators at the Games. Now, folks are concerned how many athletes will actually make it to Tokyo to compete.

Tennis superstar Coco Gauff will NOT compete at the Tokyo Olympics as she has tested positive for COVID-19. She was set to lead the U.S. Olympic tennis team.

 

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— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) July 18, 2021

 

“I am so disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for COVID and won’t be able to play in the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” Coco tweeted on Sunday. “It has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA at the Olympics, and I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future. I want to wish TEAM USA best of luck and a safe games for every Olympian and the entire Olympic family.”

Unfortunately, the positive test comes days before the July 23rd opening ceremony. It’s unclear if Coco was vaccinated or not. She didn’t say.

The 17-year-old tennis star is currently the 25th ranked woman player in the world, but fans will not get to see her burn up the court at The Games this year.

The United States Tennis Association released a statement in response to Coco’s announcement:

 

We wish her the best as she deals with this unfortunate situation and hope to see her back on the courts very soon. We know Coco will join all of us in rooting on the other Team USA members who will be traveling to Japan and competing in the coming days. (2/2)

— USTA (@usta) July 18, 2021

 

"We were saddened to learn that Coco Gauff has tested positive for COVID-19 and will therefore be unable to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The entire USA Tennis Olympic contingent is heartbroken for Coco," the statement read.

"We wish her the best as she deals with this unfortunate situation and hope to see her back on the courts very soon. We know Coco will join all of us in rooting on the other Team USA members who will be traveling to Japan and competing in the coming days."

SUCKS!

Right now, there are reportedly 55 confirmed cases linked to The Games, which include officials and contractors. Athletes aren’t the only ones affected by the pandemic before The Games…

Toyota – one of the Games’ top sponsors – has decided to pull their advertisements on Japanese television during the Tokyo Olympics.

Reuters reports:

Tokyo 2020 sponsor Toyota (7203.T) will not air Olympics-related TV commercials, the daily Yomiuri reported a senior company executive as saying on Monday.

"The Olympics is becoming an event that has not gained the public’s understanding," the report quoted the executive as saying. Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda is expected to skip attending the opening ceremony, according to the report. 

While the company has decided to pull their ads in Japan, Toyota’s U.S. ads for the Olympics are still a GO. Deadline reports:

NBCUniversal has responded to the news that Toyota has pulled its Olympics advertising in Japan, where the majority of the country doesn’t want to host the Games mid-pandemic.

“Toyota is all systems go,” said an NBCU spokesperson of advertising stateside. “Toyota is not adjusting any U.S. marketing plans for the Olympics. Nothing has been cancelled or altered.”

NBCU says that the world’s second-largest car manufacturer is only adjusting their plans and creative messaging in the Games’ home country.

“No advertiser in the US has asked to cancel their Olympics plans,” affirmed the spokesperson. 

Also…

 

This is the craziest story. In order to prevent Olympians from having sex, and thus risk spreading the Covid virus, beds at the Tokyo Olympic Village are made from cardboard so they collapse if more than one person gets on them! pic.twitter.com/RZKEPbcr4x

— John Aravosis (@aravosis) July 17, 2021

 

Twitter has fueld the rumor about an Olympic "anti-sex" cardboard box bed. Here’s the deal…

There have been rumors circulating that this year’s Olympic athletes will have to sleep on "cardboard beds," which were supposedly designed to prevent casual sex during The Games.

It’s not true.

According to the rumor, the beds were supposedly designed to hold the weight of just one person. The rumor gained traction after Olympic runner Paul Chelimo tweeted that the beds, made of "high resistance lightweight cardboard," were made to avoid intimacy among athletes.

 

Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard, this is aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes

Beds will be able to withstand the weight of a single person to avoid situations beyond sports.

I see no problem for distance runners,even 4 of us can do pic.twitter.com/J45wlxgtSo

— Paul Chelimo (@Paulchelimo) July 17, 2021

Again, it’s NOT true.

USA Today reports:

The beds in question can actually support up to 441 pounds, a press released from Inside The Games said. That’s more than two times the average weight of an American man.

A Japanese bedding company, Airweave, is providing Olympic athletes with the 18,000 beds and mattresses made of polyethylene.

The cardboard beds were made to be sustainable, but also comfortable, according to Takashi Kitajima, a Tokyo 2020 organizer in charge of the Athletes’ Village.

"(The beds) will be recycled into paper products after the Games, with the mattress components recycled into new plastic products," the news release read from Inside The Games. "This will be the first time in Olympic and Paralympic history that all beds and bedding are made almost entirely from renewable materials."

Like many users pointed out, if athletes were really trying to get it in, they could just do it on the floor.

In Tokyo, organizers plan to give out 150,000 condoms, but only as a parting gift.

"The distribution of condoms is not to use in the village," Kitajima said at a press conference. “So the purpose of distributing condoms is not (just) to use in the village, but to ask athletes to cooperate for the awareness of the issue by bringing the condoms back home to their countries.”

Apparently, sex is a pastime for some athletes that attend the Games. With the way this COVID pandemic is set up, let’s hope folks are being EXTRA careful.

 

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— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) July 19, 2021

 

Lord. Simone Biles — just stay in your own bubble, sis!

NBCUniversal will air Tokyo Olympic Games, which run from July 23rd – August 8th. The Opening Ceremony will air Friday, July 23rd, starting at 7AM EST/4AM PST. The Closing Ceremony is set for August 8th at 7AM EST/4AM PST. Will you be watching?

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Kanye West’s Las Vegas ‘DONDA’ Listening Party With Kevin Durant & More Leaves Attendees Amazed & Album is ‘Light Years Ahead’, So They Say

Kanye West hosted an album listening party in Las Vegas last night. And folks in attendance – like Kevin Durant and Internet personality Justin Laboy – are hyping it up as the next big musical offering. Take a listen to a few snippets and get more deets about Ye’s upcoming LP inside…

Yeezy Season is upon us.

Two years after Kanye West released his last album (Jesus Is King), the Chi-town creative is seemingly gearing up to release his highly anticipated musical offering titled DONDA. Fans have been patiently awaiting the arrival of DONDA, named after his late mother Donda West.  

Last year while on the presidential campaign trail, the single father-of-four announced he was releasing DONDA on July 24th. Well, that never happened.

‘Ye hosted a private album listening party at a church in Las Vegas last night to play his new tunes in front of a few people, including NBA baller Kevin Durant and Internet personality Justin Laboy.  Below are flicks of folks lined up to get inside:

Doors are almost open for @KanyeWest’s album listening party in Vegas tonight!

(: @_ovoeric & @dondasplace) pic.twitter.com/bnqjF3aOLM

— Photos Of Kanye West (@PhotosOfKanye) July 19, 2021

According to Justin, Kanye’s DONDA album could be released this week. Fans aren’t holding their breath for new music this week, however, they are hyped the Grammy winner is set to release new music.

Kanye West album is really done. When it drops this week, we probably not going to listen to anything else for a while.. Let me go enjoy all the current artist I’m listening to until then. God bless #Respectfully

— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) July 18, 2021

"Kanye West album is really done," tweeted Justin. "When it drops this week, we probably not going to listen to anything else for a while.. Let me go enjoy all the current artist I’m listening to until then. God bless #Respectfully."

Kanye had Kevin Durant at 7 feet tall dancing while the album was playing. Shit was crazy. Ok I’m really out this time  #Respectfully

— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) July 18, 2021

"Kanye had Kevin Durant at 7 feet tall dancing while the album was playing. Shit was crazy. Ok I’m really out this time," he tweeted.

Then, Justin shared a pic of himself with KD and ‘Ye so fans KNOW it’s real:

ITS about to be a #YeezyEra A season only lasts a couple months. The man changed the sound of music on this project. #Respectfully https://t.co/pDlYVBrZFe pic.twitter.com/NOVRTibaBV

— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) July 19, 2021

"ITS about to be a #YeezyEra A season only lasts a couple months. The man changed the sound of music on this project," Justin captioned a picture of himself sitting alongside Kevin Durant and Kanye.

Justin Laboy claims Kanye’s album is the album of the year and said the production is "light years ahead of it’s time."

ALBUM OF THE YEAR. DONT @ ME pic.twitter.com/baaL9fHKOv

— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) July 19, 2021

"Kanye played his new album for me & @KDTrey5 last night in Vegas. Man listen! The production is light years ahead of it’s time, and the bars sound like he’s broke & hungry trying to get signed again. Any artist who plan on dropping soon should just push it back Face with look of triumph," he tweeted. "ALBUM OF THE YEAR. DONT @ ME," he continued.

LETS ARGUE His name is @kanyewest & this new album he’s dropping this week is a classic.. DONT @ ME #Respectfully pic.twitter.com/ZTcsYyPB6d

— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) July 19, 2021

It appears several artists will be featured on Ye’s new album, including Lil Baby:

This Kanye x Lil Baby record so crazy. Y’all gon leave that mf on repeat ALL DAY & NIGHT. BABY REALLY A GOAT  #Respectfully

— Respectfully Justin (@JustinLaboy) July 19, 2021

It’s rumored the album will also include features from Pusha T, Future, Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, Baby Keem, Tyler the Creator, Post Malone and more.

Kanye & Tyler In The Studio #KanyeWest #TylerTheCreator pic.twitter.com/OtTcJHBqxB

— HiddenPosters® (@hiddenposters) July 17, 2021

There are a few snippets from the listening party floating around on social media, which you can check out below:

First snippet From Kanye West Las Vegas Party and it sound fire ong pic.twitter.com/dm2wDrTRKy

—  (@bIondedxo) July 19, 2021

Kanye West previewing a new song with Baby Keem pic.twitter.com/zWg2HnclbC

— XXL Magazine (@XXL) July 19, 2021

Kanye’s record label Def Jam seemingly confirmed a Yeezy album is on the way:

YZY SZN

— Def Jam Recordings (@defjam) July 19, 2021

Also, the image below is allegedly the cover art for Kanye’s DONDA album:

ALBUM COVER
Kanye West – Donda

(Artwork by Louise Bourgeois) pic.twitter.com/G8Im71lrbC

— TeamKanyeDaily (@TeamKanyeDaily) July 19, 2021

According to Twitter fan site @TheYzyZone, the cover art was created by French artist Louise Bourgeois. Read the meaning behind the painting below:

Louise Bourgeois made art to work through the trauma of losing her mother at a young age.

This is why Kanye chose his art to be his album cover for DONDA, the album for his mother.  pic.twitter.com/XCMVYW6iQI

— The Yeezy Zone (@TheYzyZone) July 19, 2021

An album tracklist is also making rounds online (swipe below):

 

 

 
 

 

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Oh, and it doesn’t look like ‘Ye is done with the album listening parties…

JUST ANNOUNCED: @kanyewest Presents: A Donda Listening Event at @MBStadium in Atlanta, GA this Thursday, July 22 at 8pm. Buy tickets beginning today at 2pm PT/ 5pm ET at https://t.co/d5kqhrrbZm pic.twitter.com/baVDznz8cZ

— Live Nation (@LiveNation) July 19, 2021

Live Nation just confirmed ‘Ye will be hosting another DONDA album listening party at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta this Thursday.

"JUST ANNOUNCED: @kanyewest Presents: A Donda Listening Event at @MBStadium in Atlanta, GA this Thursday, July 22 at 8pm. Buy tickets beginning today at 2pm PT/ 5pm ET at https://bit.ly/2Uvoc3s," tweeted Live Nation.

Looks like fans might actually get an album this time. Time will tell…

Photo: AP

 

FROM STYLIST TO EMMY WINNER! Karrueche Tran Becomes 1st AAPI Lead Actress To Win Daytime EMMY

Karrueche Tran just made history as the first AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) to win lead actress in either the Daytime EMMYs or Primetime EMMYs. Woot! Celebrate inside….

Karrueche Tran is enjoying the fruits of her labor!

 

 

 
 

 

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The 33-year-old started as a wardrobe stylist in L.A., however, the world didn’t get to know her until she met global superstar Chris Brown and became his "girlfriend." After they called it quits, Kae really glowed up professionally. She got into acting and started landing some roles that put everyone on notice that she’s a certified actress, including her role (that we LOVE) as Virginia on "Claws" and Vivian on "The Bay."

The model/actress has already won three Daytime EMMYs as an executive producer of the hit digital series "The Bay." This year, she landed a historic win in the Lead Actress category.

Congratulations to our history-making honorees tonight: @xoJodiLong is the first Asian-American actress to win, and @karrueche is the first #AAPI Lead Actress Emmy-winner in either the #DaytimeEmmys or Primetime. pic.twitter.com/DQ0JeEtLCT

— Daytime Emmys (@DaytimeEmmys) July 19, 2021

Last night, Karrueche Tran won the award for Outstanding Performance By A Lead Actress In A Daytime Fiction Program at the 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards for her performance as Vivian Johnson-Garrett on Popstar! TV’s “The Bay.” Being of African American and Viatnamese heritage,  it was an epic win. She’s the first Asian and Pacific Islander to win a Daytime or Primetime Emmy for lead actress.

Historic win for @karrueche !!! The first #AAPI Lead Actress Emmy-winner in either the #DaytimeEmmys or Primetime!!! We both cried tears of joy. #thebay pic.twitter.com/PuEbWOxVWz

— Loni Love (@LoniLove) July 19, 2021

Peep a behind-the-scenes look at her acceptance speech below:

 

 
 

 

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OMGGGGGG THIS IS CRAZY! https://t.co/kFDoC9MslJ

— Karrueche Tran (@karrueche) July 19, 2021

 

Congrats KAE! We love a good GLOW UP!

You can check out the full list of winners, which include Lupita N’yongo, here.

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BREAKING: Shooting At The Houston Galleria, Mall Goers Share Frightening Stories While Locked In Stores For Safety

The weekend kicked off with a frightening shootout at the most popular mall in Houston, TX this evening.  Details below on the officer-involved shooting where the suspect is still at-large, and first hand stories of mall goers taking cover in stores.

Around 7:50p EST tonight at the Houston Galleria, shots rang out. 

According to Houston PD, off duty police officers were alerted of shots being fired inside near the food court.  Then, one suspect shot a male complainant in between the garage and a door of the mall.  When the suspect saw one of the officers, he shot at the officer.  The officer shot back, but it’s unknown if the other person was hit.  The complainant was shot in the leg and is currently in surgery at the hospital.  It’s unknown what led to the initial shooting of the complainant.

The suspect is currently at large.  He is an African American male, aged 20-25, and has a large single strap bag across his shoulder. 

The Houston Police Department gave a briefing tonight with details, and said the situation is unfortunate.  Police Chief Troy Finner called out the "knucklehead" who caused this panic and shooting tonight in the mall with so many families and kids, and confirmed the police are coming after him.

HPD Chief @TroyFinner briefs media on shooting at the Galleria Mall https://t.co/7FfkssNXHP

— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 17, 2021

HPD commanders and PIO responding to a scene at the Galleria Mall. Preliminary information is about 7:50 p.m. a suspect fired weapon inside the mall and an HPD officer returned fire.

Unknown if the suspect was struck. Officers are searching for him now.#hounews pic.twitter.com/ICCTEYCMfs

— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 17, 2021

 

Se reporta presencia policial en el Mall de Galleria. Una estampida de personas salió corriendo y algunos señalan que hubo una pelea y otros que escucharon disparos, sin embargo no ha sido confirmado por las autoridades. Más información @noticiashouston @houstonpolice pic.twitter.com/ddJby9bwzB

— Karina Yapor (@KarinaYapor) July 17, 2021

The shooting, understandably, caused panic inside the mall.  People posted that they were stuck inside of stores that were on lock down, and locked in back stock rooms for safety.

 

 

The mall is set to be open tomorrow as this is believed to be an isolated incident.

There were reports of a shooting at the Galleria just this past March.  Panic ensued, but police found no evidence of shots being fired.

Police Chief Finner said today, "This is a sign of the times."

Stay safe out there, y’all!

Photog: Oleg Anisimov/Shutterstock.com

R.I.P. Biz Markie: Hip Hop Pioneer, Creator & DJ

 

Biz Markie, hip hop pioneer and creator of the now iconic song "Just A Friend," has passed away at age 57.  Full story below.

Rapper, hip hop icon and DJ Biz Markie passed away just hours ago at a Baltimore hospital.  His wife, Tara, was by his side and holding his hand, this according to TMZ.  The site reports:

 

A family source tells us Biz passed away in a Baltimore hospital at 6:25 PM Friday night. We’re told his wife, Tara Hall, held his hand as he took his last breath … and the nursing staff was there to support his family, telling them how strong he was through his fight.

 

 

A rep for Biz released a statement soon after confirming the news:

 

"It is with profound sadness that we announce, this evening, with his wife Tara by his side, Hip Hop pioneer Biz Markie peacefully passed away," reads a statement from Markie’s rep. "We are grateful for the many calls and prayers of support that we have received during this difficult time. Biz created a legacy of artistry that will forever be celebrated by his industry peers and his beloved fans whose lives he was able to touch through music, spanning over 35 years. He leaves behind a wife, many family members and close friends who will miss his vibrant personality, constant jokes and frequent banter. We respectfully request privacy for his family as they mourn their loved one."

While the exact cause of death has not been confirmed, it has been well known that Biz has been dealing with diabetes complications for many years.

Just weeks ago, false rumors of his death spread as it was known he has been ill for quite some time.  He was hospitalized in April 2020 due to diabetes complications and reportedly suffered a stroke while in a diabetic coma last year as well.  Afterwards, his friend Big Daddy Kane made an appearance on The Breakfast Club, telling the show’s hosts Biz was doing better, and in a physical rehab facility.

Harlem born Biz released his debut album, Goin’ Off, in 1988.  Just a year later, he went mainstream with The Biz Never Sleeps album, which included his forever hit: "Just a Friend."  The song has been sampled numerous times in commercials, songs (like Mario‘s hit "Just A Friend in 2003), and more.

After "Just a Friend," Biz Markie landed three more top 10s on Hot Rap Songs: "What Comes Around Goes Around" (No. 4 in 1991), "Let Me Turn You On" (No. 7, 1993) and "Young Girl Bluez" (No. 4, 1993), Billboard reports.

Biz also became a fixture on the children’s TV series "Yo Gabba Gabba!" with his "Biz’s Beat of the Day" beatboxing segment.

The heartfelt remembrances have already started pouring in from Biz’s friends and colleagues in the industry:

 

 
 

 

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R.I.P. Biz.

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VIDEO FAB: Normani Makes A Fire Return With Sultry ‘Wild Side’ Collab With Cardi B

Normani did what needed to be done in her brand new video for "Wild Side".  Get into the vocals, the choreo, the Aaliyah nostalgia, the LEWKS and all the sultry slithering with Cardi B. inside.

Cardi B. told us we would be in awe of Normani’s big comeback track and video.  And she wasn’t lying.

In the Tanu Muiño directed visuals, Normani slips into 8 looks ranging from black women designers like TLZ L’Femme (created by Aazhia Rhy) who created an all-plastic look and room for the all white scene to leopard and Cher-inspired outfits too.  Kollin Carter is to thank for the genius styling and Bankhead killed the choreography.

Normani always GIVES when it comes to dance skills, as an ATL/New Orleans/Texas gal would, so it’s no surprise she did right by the classic Aaliyah sample "One In A Million," making it even more sexy and slowed down with a few unabashed bars from Cardi in the middle.

 

 

 
 

 

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Normani talked her own ish after the premiere, as she should.

 

 
 

 

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A "culture reset" indeed.

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Nice!

 

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Playing Both Sides? Elaine Welteroth Consoled Sharon Osbourne Backstage Saying ‘I Know You’re Not Racist’, Apologized For Not Taking Up For Her

Oh? Elaine Welteroth playing both sides? Chile, that’s seemingly what it is in this leaked audio of her consoling for "The Talk" co-host Sharon Osbourne following the race discussion that involved Sheryl Underwood.

Hear what she said, PLUS Elaine’s response inside…

It appears Elaine Welteroth is (or was) playing both sides. An audio of her consoling former "The Talk" co-host Sharon Osbourne has surfaced and it’s quite telling.

Right after Sharon’s heated exchange with Sheryl Underwood about Piers Morgan‘s racist remarks about Meghan Markle, Elaine made her way to Sharon’s dressing room.

As Sharon wept, Elaine tried to calm her down, telling her, "I know you’re not racist," in an audio recording obtained by The Daily Mail. Apparently, Elaine’s microphone was on. The former Teen VOGUE EIC was heard apologizing to Sharon and reassuring her that "no one think she’s racist" in her dressing room after the explosive conversation on March 10th.

In the audio, the 34-year-old co-host told Sharon she felt they all were "set up" by the showrunners. "They literally made her [Sheryl] ask that question," Elaine is heard saying. "I assumed that you guys had had a pre-conversation so that you were on the same page," she in the audio.

The "Project Runway" judge claimed that producers asked for her to initiate the conversation that caused the controversy on the March 10th episode.

"They asked me to ask that question. I said, ‘No I’m not going to ask that question,’" she said "I said, ‘Wait, what’s the intention of this conversation? Because this can go left so fast. … I said to them, ‘This is going to be a train wreck.’"

Elaine continued, "Maybe I didn’t say, ‘I know you’re not [racist], I might have said I think, but I need you to know I f*cking know you’re not."

Sharon responded, "But why couldn’t she have said, ‘I’ve known you for 11 years, I know you are not racist,’ instead of ‘I don’t think you are, no, I know you aren’t.’ There’s a huge difference."

You can listen to the audio here.

The tone was much different, however, on stage and afterwards where Elaine and others were adamant that racist talk was not acceptable.

Now, Elaine is speaking out about the audio. In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, she said:

"I thought we had closed the painful, public chapter of the controversy related to the March 10th show. Today, however, I learned that my private comments made moments after the incident from a place of compassion to a then-colleague (the most senior level co-host on The Talk) were recorded —without my consent or knowledge—and shared with the media."

Elaine said she initially refrained from publicly addressing the controversy surrounding Osbourne, but "I reluctantly wade into this now simply to ensure that, as a Black woman, I am not silenced or side-lined," she explained.

"What I am sharing today is consistent with what I have already shared on camera. Nothing has changed," the former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief stated. "It is not news that I did not call Sharon a racist and it is certainly not news that the way the show unfolded caught us all by surprise. None of us wanted that day to go how it did and I do not regret sharing these feelings in a private conversation with a colleague. I welcome fair, constructive dialogue and I am no stranger to tough conversations about race. But I will not be vilified for telling the truth, on or off-air."

She continued, "To set the record straight, it was not a hot mic — I was unlawfully recorded without consent. And I never filed a complaint with HR against Sharon Osbourne or anyone else. I am disheartened, however, that my kindness has been taken out of context and weaponized in an attempt to absolve responsibility for someone else’s actions. I was honored to join The Talk to add my voice to important and lively conversations. I am so excited about the next chapter with our new co-host Jerry O’Connell and I am grateful for the new perspectives he will bring to the show."

The explosive episode went down March 10th where Sharon berated her co-hosts – specifically Sheryl – while defending her friend Piers Morgan, who was under fire for his vocal (and sometimes racist) criticism of Meghan Markle.

When "The Talk" returned from hiatus, Sheryl opened up about how she chose to navigate that difficult moment.

"I didn’t want to escalate things with Sharon because I thought I was having a conversation with a friend, but also, I knew I had to be an example for others to follow," she said. "I didn’t want to be perceived as that angry Black woman, and that really scared me. I didn’t want to be that, and I wanted to remain calm and focused."

Everyone knows had she responded to Sharon with the same energy, she would have been labeled an angry black woman. Sheryl handled the situation perfectly. The comedian/talk show host said she didn’t want to respond to Sharon’s text messages because she didn’t want anything popping up “in the media that’s misunderstood."

"The Talk’s" Elaine Welteroth also addressed what transpired between Sheryl & Sharon after the drama unfolded:

"I think when you go back and watch that episode, you will see two black women walking the same tightrope that black women are walking every single day in the workplace," she began. "We knew that we had to stay composed in that situation, even in the face of someone who was not listening, and who went off the rails into disrespect when we were maintaining our respect within the context of this very complex, charged, emotional conversation.

"That was emotional for all of us. Sheryl and I haven’t had the same opportunity to address some of what’s happened directly and I think it’s important that we have the opportunity now," Elaine continued. "There have been a lot of false narratives that have been spun in the media that frame both Sheryl and myself as co-conspirators and attacking someone. And I just want to take this opportunity to say that is absolutely, categorically false and unfair. And I think it’s really important that people hear that."

 

Hmm…do you feel she was playing both sides or nah?

Photo: Elaine’s IG

DaniLeigh CONFIRMS She’s Pregnant With Maternity Shoot, Fans Question If DaBaby Is ‘DaDaddy’

Pregnancy rumors have been swirling since March, now it’s official. DaniLeigh is pregnant. Fans are speculating who the father of Dani’s baby is. Naturally, fans think DaBaby is "DaDaddy."

See her maternity shoot and more inside…

It’s official. DaniLeigh is having a baby.

Following months of pregnancy rumors, singer DaniLeigh has confirmed that bump is def a baby bump like we’ve been saying.

 

 
 

 

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"As you grow so does my love, discipline, and focus," she wrote in the caption of her maternity shoot. The Dominican singer showed off her growing baby bump in front of a waterfall in the Dominican Republic.

The "Yellow Bone" singer didn’t reveal who the father of her baby, but fans are understandably assuming it’s her ex-boyfriend, rapper DaBaby.

Someone saw Dani Leigh’s pregnancy photos and said who dababy daddy pic.twitter.com/usw8j47Jdf

— Its Okay Doe (@MsJacksonIfUPlz) July 16, 2021

If dababy wont even buy a $68 box of candy from kids, you know he not acknowledging dani’s baby pic.twitter.com/DmFwTkEiur

— VIЯGO (@vibezvirgo) July 16, 2021

Dani Leigh aka miss “yellow bone is what he want” (who’s not an actual yellow bone) is pregnant by Dababy who dropped her ass after she made that goofy song about him pic.twitter.com/a71fcWjqTI

— A.J (@AJsayshey) July 16, 2021

So Dani Flea is having DaBaby baby ?

— BeyHiveHD (@BeyHiveHD) July 16, 2021

So… is Dani Leigh DaBaby BabyMama?

— el padrino (@DreamrelliK) July 16, 2021

Pregnancy rumors first started swirling back in March when a picture of her at a meet and greet hit the Internet and went viral. The 26-year-old singer was seen wearing a red dress, which showed off what fans believed then was a growing baby bump. You can see it HERE.

A month later, Dani attended a brunch hosted by superproducer Timbaland and fans noticed her midsection looked "fuller" than usual. She also loaded some pictures on her Instagram where in one picture she has her hand placed on her stomach, further fueling pregnancy rumors. Check out the 5th slide below:

 

 
 

 

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The Dominican singer and the “BOP” rapper broke up right before Valentine’s Day 2021 following that "Yellow Bone" dragging.

 

#DaniLeigh says she’s single now and has removed #DaBaby from her TL…….. #YBFsplitsville https://t.co/tJ9vmKAeEa pic.twitter.com/3GeAKiyhAA

— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) February 7, 2021

 

DaBaby has two biological children, and is also father figure to a young boy. He shares a 4-year-old daughter with his ex-Meme ) and he also considers Meme’s son from a previous relationship his child. The North Carolina rapper confirmed he had a daughter on the way in February 2020, but was adamant he didn’t cheat on Meme. 

Is this baby #3 for DaBaby? Time will tell…

Photo: Dani’s IG

Safaree Samuels Considering Legal Action Against Erica Mena After Claiming She DESTROYED Expensive Motorbikes & More!

Erica Mena went "Waiting To Exhale" on her estranged husband Safaree Samuels most prized possessions. Now, he’s considering legal action – felony charges and more!

Find out what went down inside…

 

Safaree Samuels and Erica Mena‘s divorce just got messier…and more expensive. Which means, more storylines for "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta."

Just days after Erica filed for divorce from Safaree, she went straight "Waiting to Exhale" on his most prized possessions. And Safaree wants her to PAY UP.

According to TMZ, the "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star doused bleach on his custom made sneakers, reportedly worth $30,000, and cut up the shoe laces. It gets worse.

 

 

 
 

 

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Safree claims Erica poured paint into the exhaust pipes of two of his motorcycles and his four-wheeler motorbike as well as poured the paint all over the bikes. She also allegedly poured paint in gas tanks of all the vehicles.

 

 

 
 

 

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This allegedly happened on May 23rd, while Erica ws 8 months pregnant with their second child (Erica’s third). Their home’s security cameras recorded everything and he said he’s not against passing the footage to police to have her convicted.

Safaree wants the judge to hold Erica responsible for destroying his things because he believes she violated their domestic relations standing order. The order was put in place to keep them from destroying each other’s property during their divorce proceedings. It’s unclear if this order was put in place before or after Erica destroyed his things.

The new dad is even considering pushing for felony charges against Erica for criminal destruction.Yikes. He’s requesting the judge make his estranged wife cough up $50,000 for the damage.

No one is surprised by this. These two have been going at it for quite some time.

In May, Erica filed for divorce less than two years after their huge made-for-tv wedding. The reality couple tied the knot in October 2019. It was weird because weeks before she filed for divorce, Erica and Safaree put on a united front to announce baby #2 is on the way. The announcemnt came after a very public spat between the two where Safaree criticized her for gaining weight during her pregnancy and she called him out for running to social media with their issues.

Most recently, Erica called out her estranged husband and Kaylin Garcia (Joe Budden’s ex who also starred on Love & Hip Hop several seasons ago) for smashing all 4th of July weekend and for pulling up to Safaree’s bday party together.

 

Uh oh. #EricaMena blasted her estranged husband #Safaree #KaylinGarcia (#JoeBudden’s ex who also starred on Love & Hip Hop several seasons ago) for smashing all weekend and for pulling up to Safaree’s bday party together. Erica – who filed for divorce ba… https://t.co/WVFUk7Q9Zk pic.twitter.com/XWlXljdc8S

— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) July 5, 2021

 

For his birthday festivities, Safaree hopped on a plane and jetted to Jamaica to turn up while his son was still in the NICU.

 

 

 
 

 

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Thankfully, Baby Legend is home now:

 

 

 
 

 

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Since the divorce filing, the former couple has been back and forth filing paperwork. Before their son, Legend Brian Samuels, was born, Safaree filed paperwork, demanding he be allowed in the delivery room to witness the birth of his son.

It appears he got his wish:

 

#Safaree and #EricaMena just welcomed their new baby boy. Congrats. https://t.co/Md6y5bVcXg pic.twitter.com/IQJCyB3NPn

— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) June 29, 2021

 

However, they’re still feuding over custody of their 1-year-old daughter, Safire, and their newborn, Legend.

Hope they get it together soon – whatever that means for them – for the sake of these babies.

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Lil Durk & GF India Reportedly Shoot At Intruders During Scary Home Invasion

Rapper Lil Durk – who’s out on bond in an attempted murder case – and his girlfriend and mother of one of his children, India Cox, reportedly fired off shots during a home invastion last Sunday. Luckily, no one was hurt. Details inside…

Rapper Lil Durk was recently the target of a scary home invasion.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, multiple people broke into the Chicago rapper’s home in the Chateau Elan neighborhood of Braselton, GA (which is about an hour outside of Atlanta), this past Sunday around 5 AM, resulting in a shootout.

Both Durk and India reportedly discharged their firearms during the home invasion, but they were not injured, according to the GBI. At this time, it’s unclear how many people actually entered the home. Cops are asking the public for tips to help with the investigation.

This attempted robbery could land Lil Durk in more legal trouble if he did, in fact, use a weapon.

In May 2019, The Voice rapper (real name Durk Derrick Banks) turned himself in after he was charged with five felonies stemming from an Atlanta shooting outside a popular restaurant, The Varsity, which left a 23-year-old man with gunshot wounds. According to police, the shooting incident was reportedly captured on surveillance cameras from multiple businesses.

Durk was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, aggravated assault (shooting at), unlawful for person employed by/associated with criminal street gang to conduct/participate in criminal gang activity, possession of firearm during commission of a felony, and possession of firearm by convicted felon. In June 2019, Durk was granted a $250,000 bond and was released from prison.

Georgia Law states it’s a felony to possess a gun or Taser if you’ve been convicted of a felony (or certain juvenile offenses) anywhere in the U.S., unless you’ve received a pardon that explicitly allows you to have a firearm.

A person who is on probation as a felony first offender or has been convicted of a felony in Georgia, or anywhere else in the United States is prohibited from receiving, possessing, or transporting any firearm.

Durk meets these conditions – due to pleading guilty to two felony gun charges during a 2013 arrest in his hometown of Chicago – so it’s possible he could rack up MORE charges following the home invasion. (He was given probation and community service for those two felony gun charges, despite being on parole from a prior 2012 aggravated unlawful use of a weapon conviction.)

We’re glad neither Durk nor India were injured or worse, and we hope he gets to the bottom of this home invasion before things get any more dangerous.

Photo: India’s IG

Eboni K. Williams Blames ‘RHONY’ Producers For LOW Ratings, Not Her Race Talk + ‘RHONY’ Reunion DELAYED After Poor Ratings

All hell is breaking loose behind-the-scenes at the "Real Housewives of New York." Apparently, ratings for the show are historically low and fans placed the blame on newbie Eboni K. Williams and her race talk. However, she’s blaming "RHONY" producers for low ratings. More inside…

Ish is hitting the fan behind-the-scenes of "Real Housewives of New York!"

Everyone is up in arms after newbie Eboni K. WilliamsRHONY’s first Black Housewife – called out producers for the show’s historically low ratings. So get this…

Turns out, some fans have been blaming the historically low ratings on the show’s newest edition, former Fox News host Eboni K. Williams. Some "RHONY" have been vocal online that Eboni bores them with all the race talk. Also, some castmates are also supposedly tired of race storyline coming up on every episode

Well, Eboni wants everyone to know it’s not HER, it’s the producers of the show. According to the numbers, last week’s episode of "RHONY" recorded its lowest rated episode…ever. Only 764,000 people tuned in live. Yikes.

The 37-year-old attorney told TMZ she’s not the reason for low ratings since she doesn’t make the final cut decision about what footage is actually aired. The producers do. Eboni feels like since the show tackles other sensitive issues like mental health, divorce and alcoholism, then race shouldn’t be any different.

Several sources reached out to the DailyMail to share their thoughts about Eboni calling out production and they’re saying it’s reality TV suicide.

"Blaming production is the worst thing you can possibly do," one source said.

DailyMail reports:

"First it was Ramona and Luann who Eboni said she had issues with – so what is it Andy Cohen’s fault now or Lisa Shannon’s (from Shed, the production company)?"

"Our network and production company take good care of us. They want our show to succeed. Andy takes all of our calls and cares about us and our show,’ the source explained.

"We all want Eboni to be a success. The fact is EVERY woman who joins an existing cast is hazed to some extent. This did not happen to Eboni. The cast and crew were excited to have Eboni on the show and really made sure she became a fast friend and colleague.

"It seems like Eboni is on a mission to take the show down. Speaking on the record to slam producers is shocking to me. Shocking.

"She wants Ramona demoted, if not fired and now she’s going after production. This is not going to end well. Bring on the very much delayed reunion."

With the super low ratings, BRAVO has reportedly decided to delay taping the reunion until at least September. Not only that, they’re also pushing back Season 14 filming to 2022!

Oh and there has also been racial drama on the show…

 

 

 
 

 

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After "RHONY" star Ramona Singer was accused of being racist, she posted up flicks with her "black friends" to combat the rumors. "RHONY" pal Sonja Morgan said she found it "funny" Ramona posted flicks with Eboni and another friend, Bershan Shaw, weeks apart.

Hmph.

Meanwhile, Eboni – who formerly worked at Fox News – is catching some heat from Twitter after her announcement that she "wrote in" a Presidential candidate when Donald Trump ran back in 2016.

 

I wrote in. But like every American should, I pray for and will support President-Elect Trump

— Eboni K. Williams (@EboniKWilliams) November 9, 2016

Third party candidates and write ins are credited by many for Trump pulling out a win against Hillary.

Will Eboni make a return after this? Hell, will Ramona? There’s been rumblings – that she has shot down – that she’s been fired.  Guess we’ll have to wait a while to find out.

Photo: Eboni’s IG

Folks Are Big Mad The EMMYS Snubbed ‘Snowfall’ & Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’

The EMMY nominations are in! And folks are sounding off on projects – like "Snowfall" & Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ – that should have been nominated. More inside…

It’s EMMY season!

Yep, it’s almost time to honor the best in television when the 73rd Annual Primetime EMMY Awards go down on Sunday, September 19th. TV’s best are set to duke it out to win the Television Academy’s gold trophy.

Faves like Michaela Coel’s "I May Destroy You" finally got some respect! The series earned a total NINE nominations after being completely snubbed by the Golden Globes.

Well, there were a few EMMY snubs that have rubbed people the wrong way.

First up: Beyoncé‘s Black Is King visual album. It def gave everything it was supposed to give and then up, elevating the visula album bar to a level only she can achieve. She had a crew of people that helped bring her vision to life and they want their credit!

Beyoncé’s longtime hairstylist Neal Farinah put his all into every hairstyle in Black Is King, carefully crafting a distinct style for each scene that exuded Black Excellence, which included floor lrngth braids, bantu knots, silky weaves and more. It was incredible. So, where is his EMMY?! That’s what he wants to know.

 

 

 
 

 

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"Where is my Emmy @emmyawards," he wrote on Instagram. "This is blackness this is black culture , black hair has many stories black hair and black culture are still a conversation in 21 black hair will continue to be a conversation because of it unique diversity , I told real stories about black hair and the struggles of a black women and black man hair . …….blackisking"

Not only did the EMMYs snub Black Is King in the hair department, they snubbed the project across the board as it didn’t land any nominations.

Fans have been reacting on social media about it and they aren’t happy:

 

The Emmys must have something against Beyoncé cause there’s not a reason why a visual masterpiece such as Black Is King should receive 0 noms. I’m disgusted.

— Antonerys (@antoknowles1) July 13, 2021

 

 

BLACK IS KING not getting Emmy nominations for hair, makeup, and costume design (at the very least) just may be my villain origin story pic.twitter.com/b1WOZcUpxZ

— black boy bulletin (he/him) (@blkboybulletin) July 13, 2021

 

 

Ughh I’m still mad at Black is King not being nommed for the hairstyling category like there’s scenes dedicated to purely show the art of the hairstyles in the film and it lost to THE VOICEEEE..??? Like combing down Kelly clarksons side part won over THIS?????? pic.twitter.com/UIVRWkIOny

— robᴮ (@sirlovedrought) July 13, 2021

 

 

The @TelevisionAcad nominated Dancing with the Stars, The Voice and Saturday Night Live over Black Is King for Outstanding Hairstyling at the 2021 #Emmys. Once again the academy shows no effort in awarding black creatives pic.twitter.com/HMmokcDuTl

— yoncemyname (@yoncemyname) July 13, 2021

 

 

The @TelevisionAcad has nominated The Friends Reunion and the virtual Golden Globes over Black is King for Outstanding Production design at the 2021 #Emmys. The jokes write themselves pic.twitter.com/wc4ogCRnwU

— yoncemyname (@yoncemyname) July 13, 2021

 

 

The Voice got nominated for ‘Best Hairstyles’ at the Emmys over Black Is King. I- pic.twitter.com/KZmBtSK1E2

— James (@jamesg_review) July 13, 2021

 

We just — nevermind.

TV fans also feel a way about John Singleton‘s "Snowfall" continously being snubbed by the EMMYs.

 

Why does Snowfall keep getting snubbed??? It doesn’t make any sense. https://t.co/jaiP12Hy4h

— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) July 13, 2021

 

"Snowfall" is one of the hottest series on cable television right now and it didn’t receive ONE nomination. Star Damson Idris – who plays the lead role as Franklin Saint – reacted to Season 4 of "Snowfall" not picking up any EMMY nominations this year, tweeting:

 

We were not nominated for anything this year. But God bless all the amazing supporters of #SnowfallFX

We love and do it for you. See you soon.

— Damson Idris (@DamsonIdris) July 13, 2021

 

“We were not nominated for anything this year. But God bless all the amazing supporters of #SnowfallFX We love and do it for you. See you soon,” tweeted Damson Idris.

"Snowfall" has been snubbed every year since it premiered in 2017.

Check out some fan reactions below:

 

so you mean to tell me Snowfall didn’t get nominated at all?! pic.twitter.com/I6Xp2un6wf

— Melissa Kimble (she/her) (@Melissa_Kimble) July 14, 2021

 

 

Snowfall deserved! The biggest snub in my opinion! https://t.co/gxXpT6JzDp

— Sylvia No Apostrophe Obell (@SylviaObell) July 13, 2021

 

So another year and the Emmys have snubbed Snowfall, again? pic.twitter.com/2a8QzQI2Fn

— Aj (@riri_aj) July 13, 2021

 

Also…

 

Just wanted to say that Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan were absolutely incredible in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and they should not have been snubbed by the Emmys. #Emmys #EmmyNoms #Emmys2021 pic.twitter.com/LjmGcKbCMU

— Bam Smack Pow (@BamSmackPow) July 13, 2021

 

Anthony Mackie fans are pissed the EMMYs snubbed "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" Peep their tweets below:

 

They can play in our faces with this #Emmys snub, but Carl Lumbly’s performance definitely happened and we all saw it. Giving him his flowers #FalconAndWinterSoldier https://t.co/pw0bC3MwNG

— Rebecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) July 13, 2021

 

 

yeooooo who did anthony mackie piss off on the emmy panel cuz why don cheadle get nominated for tfatws when he only had 2 scenes broooo pic.twitter.com/gzHKv6acMA

— jaa de haan (@rambeaurogers) July 13, 2021

 

 

ANTHONY MACKIE WAS ROBBED emmys and marvel count your mf days pic.twitter.com/VuXuqdrjkO

— Rebecca (@Rebeccal00) July 13, 2021

 

 

hi anthony mackie, a tip: in captain america 4 you have to cry and play a robot made of CGI without any expression. oh! and don’t forget to be r4cist and incite necr0phlia *important*. that’s it, oscar and emmy winner! Follow me for more tips like this

— ruan. (@obwansea) July 13, 2021

 

 

anthony mackie is not losing emmys. the emmys are losing him.

period.

— YAW Channel (@theyawchannel) July 13, 2021

 

And that’s that on that.

You can check out the full list of EMMY nominees here.

Be sure to keep it locked to TheYBF.com for EMMYs coverage Sunday, September 19th at 8pm EST.

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‘Depressed’ Chrissy Teigen Is Sick Of Being In ‘Cancel Club’ Following Bullying Drama

Chrissy Teigen says she’s depressed and struggling after ending up in what she dubbed "cancel club" following bullying allegations that she apologized for last month. More inside…

Chrissy Teigen is seemingly going through it. Or at least, that’s what she claims.

The 35-year-old cookbook author hopped on Instagram yesterday to share how she’s struggling with being cancelled after allegations of social media bullying surfaced in the past few months.

Apparently, she’s having a hard time not being active on social media in the exact way she wants to be and it has caused her to go into a depressed state. Following the bullying accusations made against her, she said "it sucks" being in what she dubbed, "cancel club"

"Iiiii don’t really know what to say here…just feels so weird to pretend nothing happened in this online world but feel like utter shit in real life. Going outside sucks and doesn’t feel right, being at home alone with my mind makes my depressed head race."

The model mom said she feels lost and wants to "find my place again."

"I feel lost and need to find my place again,I need to snap out of this, I desperately wanna communicate with you guys instead of pretending everything is okay," she wrote in the caption of a photo of her lounging on the couch.

"I’m not used to any other way!! Cancel club is a fascinating thing and I have learned a whollllle lot. Only a few understand it and it’s impossible to know til you’re in it. And it’s hard to talk about it in that sense because obviously you sound whiney when you’ve clearly done something wrong. It just sucks."

While she was reluctant to make the post, she said she missed and fans and that she "can’t do this silent sh*t" any longer.

"All I know is I love you guys, I miss you guys, and I just needed an honest moment with you because I’m just…tired of being sick with myself all day. I don’t even know if it’s good to say any of this because it’s gonna get brutally picked apart but I dunno. I can’t do this silent shit anymore! If you or someone you know has also been cancelled please let me know if there is a cancel club reunion because I could use some time off my couch! Thank u and goodbye I love u," she wrote.

Also, she has been posting on social media and has not been silent.

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On IG Stories, she shared a clip of her husband John Legend singing in the background while in the studio and she talked about wanting to cook dinner. It seems her EGOT husband may have been in the studio with newly minted Grammy AND Oscar winner Tiara Thomas:

working w John Legend at his studio today..went to use the bathroom and when I walked in the toilet seat automatically came up..the seat was heated btw..and I couldn’t figure out how to flush the toilet afterwards, and now I feel poor

— Tiara Thomas (@Tiara_Thomas) July 15, 2021

Folks have been sounding off on social media in reaction to Chrissy’s "depressing" post.

 

 
 

 

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Many fans want her to seek therapy. Others aren’t here for her pity party, especially after she just came from a family & friends vacay in Italy (above):

Very depressed Chrissy Teigen wants to let us all know how depressed she is b/c she’s a hateful twat & now she can’t have fun being a twat on social media anymore. She also said she needs time off her couch even though she was just in Italy with family and friends for 2 weeks. pic.twitter.com/q2y6xRBC9T

— Erin Moon Honey Davies (@erinheartscoco) July 15, 2021

The ONLY reason Chrissy Teigen is depressed she’s in a “Cancel club” is because she’s not making money. Girl, bye. She’s acting depressed with a pic of herself on a couch as if she just wasn’t in Italy last week.  pic.twitter.com/4TXtiIqEL2

— AC (@ac100444) July 15, 2021

Chrissy Teigen really looked at John Legend saying he’d give all of him to her and she deadass said, that’s not enough..I need all of Twitter #UngratefulAssBigMouth pic.twitter.com/juRgtyZbX9

— Petty LaBelle (@sillyoletweet) July 15, 2021

chrissy teigen thinking about what she’s gonna say next for drama on twitter to piss off more people. pic.twitter.com/4jDuRSofgn

— Johnny (@itsJohnny05) July 15, 2021

every 2-3 business Chrissy Teigen using her white women tears for attention. i’m tide. pic.twitter.com/0uMvyoeWKk

— L E X (@iamlexstylz) July 15, 2021

Chrissy Teigen, just back from Italy, sitting on a $30,000 vintage Mario Bellini camaleonda sofa reminding 34.9M followers that she’s the true victim in all of this. pic.twitter.com/lPswmsu7ZI

— The House of Burgesses (@cburgman) July 15, 2021

Last month, Chrissy took to the Internet to issue a second apology for troll tweets she posted in the past that were aimed at celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Courtney Stodden, among others.

"There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets," she she wrote via Medium. "My targets didn’t deserve them. No one does. Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding, and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humor. I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry."

Designer Michael Costello accused her of bullying and blacklisting him from the industry, but his screenshots were questionable. John Legend defended his wife and said Costello’s "screenshots" were fabricated. Chrissy also popped back and threatened legal action.

Since all of the drama unfolded, she stepped away from her voice-over role in Never Have I Ever. She also stepped back from her home cleaning and self-care line Safely that she launched with Kris Jenner earlier this year.

 

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Richard Sherman’s Wife Ashley’s 9-1-1 Call Reveals He Was Drunk & Suicidal, Attempting To LEAVE The House + Uncle Says Richard Continuously Cut Her Off When She Tried Driving Away

In Ashley Sherman‘s newly released 9-1-1 call about husband Richard Sherman, she reveals the NFL star was drunk, suicidal and aggressive.  She also made clear he was unarmed.  The frightening details inside.

NFL Super Bowl champ and current free agent Richard Sherman’s arrest this morning for battery domestic violence in Redmond, WA rocked the news cycle.  Now, more details are being revealed via his wife’s 9-1-1 call.

Ashley Sherman called police around 2am PST saying that her husband, Richard Sherman, was drunk and threatening to kill himself.  She revealed he texted people telling them he will hang himself.  She also said that he had become belligerent and tried to fight her uncle as people tried to stop him from leaving the home.

She gave the information requested (such as his date of birth and description of his behavior), in addition to being clear that he was unarmed. She reiterated to the operator that if he became aggressive with the cops upon their arrival, to please not shoot him. This is an understandable request when you’re not sure who else to call but 9-1-1 during a potential mental health crisis.

The 9-1-1 operator, who we must say handled this in an unnecessarily patronizing and combative manner from the moment the call began, did not seem to offer much calm in the frightening situation either.

 

part two. i am less than impressed with how combative this dispatcher is. pic.twitter.com/jYzCaIVGYL

— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) July 14, 2021

A second 9-1-1 placed by Ashley’s uncle paints an additional picture of Richard’s alleged aggression.  He called while driving behind both of them, and told the operator that Richard was threatening toward her after they had a verbal altercation.  He says Richard got in his car and followed her in hers once she left and continuously cut her off and blocked her car while they drove. He said Richard had no firearms on his but he may have had a kitchen knife.

Apparently, the couple’s kids were with their grandfather (Ashley’s father), according to the uncle.

 

 

Richard was arrested and booked around 6am after being brought down outside the home by K9 dogs.

Earlier today, Ashley gave a statement that seemed strategic at the time, and now we see why. She said that neither she nor their kids were hurt, but did not go into detail about what happened or who was involved.

 “At this time we’re going to make no statements, except he didn’t harm anybody,” Moss said to the Seattle Times. “My kids were not harmed in the incident. He’s a good person and this is not his character. We’re doing all right, just trying to get him out. I want people to know no one was injured.”

Richard was denied bail, likely because he must face the judge first to receive formal charges.  That won’t happen until Thursday, so he will remain in Redmond County Jail until then.

The 5x Pro Bowler has been outspoken about the importance of caring for one’s mental health, especially in sports. He recently signed on to endorse Nurosene as its ambassador, a company focused on mental wellness products and aids.

 

We do hope he gets whatever help he needs.

 

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Trick Daddy Had The Audacity To Grab Up A Woman Who Wasn’t Checking For Him After He Allegedly Paid Her Way Into Miami Club

Trick Daddy is back in the headlines after a video of him doing the most has gone viral. Apparently, he got into some type of feud with a woman outside of a Miami club after he allegedly paid her way in. Watch the clip inside…

Clearly, audacity is on sale in Florida because Trick Daddy has been doing the most lately.

Last month, he set the Internet on fire when he suggested Beyoncé Knowles Carter couldn’t sing. Now, folks are coming for him over a video that shows him in an altercation with a woman outside of a club.

Apparently, the 46-year-old rapper got into a feud with a woman outside of a Miami nightclub. It was caught on camera and the video went viral, causing more backlash towards him. It’s alleged Trick paid for the woman and her friends to get into the club. When she and and friends left the club without him, he supposedly got mad and that’s where the video picks up. In the video, you can see he kept grabbing on the woman while talking ish.

“You wanna go viral, touch me,” the Miami rapper said to the woman.

“Who are you?,” she responded.

It sort of looks like she tried to swing on him – after he grabbed her – and he tried to swing back before the video ends.

Check it out below:

 

Trick tried meeee pic.twitter.com/rVBZucfDkW

— pooposhpolishd (@pootaTHEproblem) July 11, 2021

 

The woman went on to tweet about the unfortunate experience.

 

No you old bitch. I could of paid my own muthafuckn way bitch but still thank you

— pooposhpolishdd (@pootaTHEproblem) July 11, 2021

 

 

& a bitch still ain’t spend no bread tonight and came home with more money than I left with

— pooposhpolishdd (@pootaTHEproblem) July 11, 2021

 

"No you old b*tch," she tweeted. "I could of paid my own muthaf*ckn way b*tch but still thank you. & a b*tch still ain’t spend no bread tonight and came home with more money than I left with," she tweeted.

In one tweet, the woman mentions she tried to swing on the rapper/reality star:

 

Only thing I’m mad about is me missing first swing bitch yall see my water IM DRUNK AF ALREADYYY

— pooposhpolishdd (@pootaTHEproblem) July 11, 2021

"Only thing I’m mad about is me missing first swing [laughing emojis] face b*tch yall see my water IM DRUNK AF ALREADYYY"

Whew, lawd. We wonder if this incident will make it on the new season of "Love & Hip Hop: Miami." Trick hasn’t said anything about the altercation…yet.

 

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