WEEKEND BOPS: City Girls & Usher’s ‘Good Love’ + Cardi B Drops ‘Hot Sh*t’ W/Kanye West & Lil Durk + MJB Taps ‘BMF’ Star Da’Vinchi For ‘Come See About Me’

The summer time bops are rolling in! See the visuals for City Girls & Usher’s “Good Love,” watch Mary J. Blige get her “Stella” on in her new “Come See About Me” video starring “BMF” star Da’Vinchiand listen to Cardi B’s “Hot Sh*t” featuring Kanye West and Lil Durk inside…

It’s time for some fun in the sun and artists are making sure to drop the tunes to vibe out to while doing so.

Taking back to the throwback Cascade days, the City Girls and Usher team up for the visuals of their new feel good track, “Good Love.” The visuals were shot at the famous Cascades skating rink in Usher’s hometown of Atlanta. In the Daps-directed video, everyone is living it up outside, playing spades, twerking, doing line dances, and roller skating. A whole vibe.

The swoops. The hoops. The daisy dukes. Yung Miami and JT took back to the late 90s/early 2000s with their overall looks for the visuals. Speaking of throwbacks, the track samples Lathun Grady’s 1997 song “Freak It.” Also, Miami pays homage to Miami King Uncle Luke’s 1992 track “Breakdown” when she raps:

“Sit me center stage and watch me do my thing/Like don’t stop, get it, get it, ooh, ooh, hit it, hit it/,” she raps. “Look back, swirl, twist it, we just some city b*tches.”

Tap into their summer anthem below:

Speaking of Usher…

The R&B King put his talents on display for NPR’s live Tiny Desk Concert, joined by backup singers Eric Bellinger and Vedo, who Usher referred to as his brothers.

"I’m hoping to just really have fun today. This office party that we’re having," Usher said before singing his first throwback tune — "You Make Me Wanna.” By the way, that track celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Sheesh! We’re getting old.

After serenading the small group of guests with his classic “Nice & Slow,” he said, "Celebrating Black Music Month. This is Black magic right here, baby."

”This is a lot of fun and I really am happy to just celebrate the years of music and really celebrate my brothers," he continued. "I’m really happy to be able to share. I think that if life has taught us anything it’s that we should share with each other, not just the music but to understand that life is a collaborative process and be able to lift each other up, stand with each other is all it’s really about." 

Watch his full performance above.

As for new music…

Remember back in January when we told you Cardi B and Kanye West were working on something together? Turns out, they were likely discussing her new track “Hot Sht*t,” which she just released. The track also features fan favorite Lil Durk. It’s Cardi’s first single of the year, following last year’s "Up," which followed "WAP," featuring Megan Thee Stallion.

Earlier this year when Cardi & Ye were spotted in Miami, it was rumored they were shooting a new music video. It doesn’t seem that’s going to happen now as the Grammy Award winning raptress ran into “difficulties” with the video’s rollout.

”I will not be releasing a music video with this song," she told her fans on IG. "I just don’t feel like doing too much this time around. I’m just exhausted with everybody [and] I’m so tired of people not doing their f**king job correctly."

The hot mom explained how this song is different than her other tracks and isn’t for TikTok.

”It’s something that I feel like y’all haven’t heard from me before," she added. "I feel like people is expecting a lot of slutness and blah blah blah. Y’all keep talking I keep making TikTok records and this is definitely not that. It’s a fun great record. It’s masculine [and] it’s great for the clubs. It’s great for the b*tches." 

Cardi later hopped on social media and said she couldn’t wait to drop the song so she can go get a tummy tuck. Peep the clip below:

 

 
 

 

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Well alright.

Take a listen “Hot Sh*t” above.

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Legendary songstress Mary J. Blige is living her best cougar life in her new video!

Taking it to the beach, the 51-year-old soulful songstress taps into her inner island gyal for her “Come See About Me” video. And it’s giving “How Stella Got Her Grove Back” vibes.

MJB tapped fine a** “BMF” star Da’Vinchi as her love interest in the video where they turn up the seduction with Goodess wine and intimate moments on the beach. Get into it below:

In other news, MJB is gearing up for her one-night only performance at New York’s United Palace, sponsored by Apple Music. It’ll be exclusively streamed on Apple Music on July 27th at 7pm PST.

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Fresh from her debut performance at the 2022 BET Awards, breakthrough R&B superstar Muni Long releases the highly-anticipated follow-up EP to her 2021 debut, Public Displays of Affection Too.

The 5-song EP, released via Muni’s own Supergiant Records and Def Jam Recordings, features “Baby Boo,” her new summertime anthem featuring Saweetie, as well as the new singles “Pain” and “Another.”  Just in time for those chill summer nights.

Def downloading.

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WINNING! Jordyn Woods & Karl Anthony Towns Celebrate His New $224M Contract While On Their Summer World Tour Vacay

We know that’s right! Jordyn Woods and Karl Anthony Towns were already living their best lives when news hit that he has been granted a 4-year, $224 million super-max extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves. More about his contract and their summer world tour vacay inside….

Life after THAT family is looking REAL good for Jordyn Woods.

The young model is traveling around the world, she’s in love, AND she’s landing deals – like her new partnership with Playboy. Sis is booked and busy, okay? And we’re here for it. 

Over the last week, Jordyn and her NBA beau Karl Anthony Towns have been enjoying the offseason, traveling around the world, making stops in Paris, Monte Carlo and St. Tropez:

 

 
 

 

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The loved up couple has been having loads of fun as the trek around overseas, especially shopping. Jordyn is adding new favorites to her luxury bag collection:

 

 
 

 

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The uber FAB life. 

While living it up in France, the couple received great news about Karl’s future in the NBA.

 

Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed on a four-year, $224M super max extension, his agent Jessica Holtz of @CAA_Basketball tells ESPN. Deal begins with the 2024-25 season and delivers Towns’ total contract value to six years and $295M.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2022

 

And since she’s a boss chick, we’re not surprised her man is making boss moves as well.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the 26-year-old has agreed to a four-year, $224 million super-max extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The deal begins with the 2024-25 season and delivers Karl’s total contract value to six years and $295 million. Hmm..is he the Timberwolves’ new franchise player? That remains to be debated, however, he surely is getting paid like he is.

 

 
 

 

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”Proud is an understatement,” Jordyn wrote about Karl’s contract extension on her IG Stories. “You are so deserving of this.”

Aww!

Check out more flicks from their world tour vacay below:

 

 
 

 

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The K Klan could NEVER.

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Comedienne Jazmin Brown’s Interview About Being Submissive Has The Rumor Mill In Overdrive Speculating She’s Talking About Cam Newton

Comedienne Jazmin Brown’s views on being a submissive woman has sparked several debates online. Once folks realized she’s rumored to be dating NFL free agent Cam Newton, folks have MUCH more to say about it all. Find out her views, plus see the reactions inside…

How submissive should a woman be in a relationship? It’s a debate men and women often have these days. Trying to uphold old school values while incorporating new norms as singles look for their equal is a daunting task. On top of that, you add in social media where there are endless options on both ends, it almost feels impossible. Yet, some people find their equal and live in enjoyable relationships.

It seems IG influencer/comedienne Jazmin “Jazzy” Brown has found her equal. And with that, she has NO problem fully submitting to her man. The 33-year-old recently appeared on the “Lovers and Friends with Shan Boodram “ podcast to share her views on what makes a good relationship. She shared she likes to cater and spoil her man when she’s in a relationship. When asked what a submissive woman should do for her alpha man in a relationship, she responded,

“Everything. You know, like packing his bag, unpacking his bag. I pretty much read his mind. Before you can ever ask me for something, I’m already on it. I mean, he’s spoiled. He’s spoiled rotten, but I love that. I want him to be that. I think my biggest flex is how I treat my man.”

She said she loves to “love people back to health” even though it can be “draining.”

”I love to see him eating the meal that I cooked. I love seeing him sleep easy. Every night, like clockwork. I scratch this mans back to sleep and I know when he’s asleep because I can tell when his breathing changes. I find joy in being your rest. And that works for us.”

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You can listen to the entire podcast here

Fans started connecting the dots and are now speculating that she’s talking about NFL free agent/father-of-seven Cam Newton.

Around this time last year, rumors were swirling that the NFL quarterback (who has five biological children and two "step" children whom he shares with exes Kia Proctor Reina Shaw) and comedienne were dating. Fans noticed she was commenting and liking content on his social media pages real heavy. Not only that, there were rumors that the two had been spotted together in Atlanta and in L.A. Some Internet detectives compared photos that they were posting and determined they were definitely together on the beach and that she was in his Boston residence.

With that relationship tea, some aren’t convinced Jazzy’s actions are being reciprocated.

 

I want to reiterate that Jazzy is taking about Cam Newton so y’all realize that it’s even more ridiculous then you think. https://t.co/TiS4oISvHw

— Tina (@xtinalee973) June 30, 2022

Cam Newton has 7 kids and won’t even acknowledge his relationship with Jazzy. https://t.co/5NSClvJCJM

— Missie (@MissieISNice) June 30, 2022

 

 

Y’all need to leave Jazzy and Cam alone and worry about your own relationships. This is why I always say remember to stretch, hydrate and MIND YOUR BUSINESS

— Rex Miller (@JahNestaWailer) June 30, 2022

 

 

Okay Cam Newton being that watch jazzy girl’s man makes the podcast clip make more sense lol

— Jasminemonet (@jas_monet_) July 1, 2022

 

 

Jazzy has self esteem issues and her standards and boundaries are in the gutter for Cam Newton.

Smmfh https://t.co/vZ0I9l2Evl

— PRO_BLK_WMN (@YVee1223) July 1, 2022

 

Or maybe he is. We don’t know. What we do know is that it seems Cam found a woman that does the things he likes in a relationship. Back in April, the former NFL MVP quarterback went viral for his declaration on “what a woman should be.”

”Now a woman for me is, handling your own, but knowing how to cater to a man’s needs,” he said.

He also complained about women who "can’t cook" and "don’t know when to be quiet” and have a “boss b**ch” aesthetic.

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Hmph.

A few months ago, Jazzy was seemingly singing a different tune on social media about women being submissive to get chose by a man. Peep the clip below:

 

 
 

 

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In the clip, she’s dragging women who do exactly what she’s doing now. Maybe Cam is reciprocating with his wallet and love. But since he went out of his way to not pay child support for at least 4 of his kids, who knows. Time will tell…..

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SPEAKING OUT: ‘McDonald’s Baby Mama’ Admits Viral Video Was NOT Staged, Explains WHY She Exposed Her Baby Daddy

 

The viral video of the angry mother who lashed out and exposed her baby daddy for only buying McDonald’s for his child and not the rest of her children has the Internet in a chokehold! Everyone is debating who was right and who was wrong. Now, the woman who made the video is spilling additional details about why she exposed her baby daddy. Hear what she said inside…

It’s the “baby mama/baby daddy” debate that has the Internet in a chokehold.

A video recently went viral showing an angry mother going OFF on her “baby daddy” for only buying a McDonald’s meal for HIS child with her and not her other three children. In the beginning of the clip, the woman said she wanted to expose her baby daddy so “people could see how he really is” after he showed up with food for only one of her four children.

Peep both clips below:

 

He said “where are they daddies at ?” And she had to stop & think. Thats crazy pic.twitter.com/7LFetKFxJH

— Kidz ‘R EViL (@kidzrevil) June 27, 2022

 

The heated exchange has social media users divided on who was right and who was wrong in this situation. Some users believe the woman is wrong because it’s not the man’s responsibility to take care of her other children. On the flip side, some users believe the man is wrong because if you’re going to get food for one child, you should get enough for everyone.

Also, folks were debating if the video was real or staged.

 

 

 
 

 

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On her social media profiles, she says she does “baby mama skits, which she does. She also has a YouTube channel. That led folks to believe the video was fake.

In the viral clips, you can hear the man calling the woman “Lisa,” however, a woman on Facebook named Eliz McGlaston claims she’s the owner of the video.

After receiving tons of backlash, the woman hopped on Facebook (and TikTok) to clear everything up. First, she confirmed the altercation was NOT staged and that it was real.

”I have four kids,” she said, breaking down their situation. “You knew the situation when you dated me. Our child is the youngest child, so keep that in mind before y’all make me the villain.”

The woman said her baby daddy was buying ALL her children food when they were together, but he stopped when they broke up. She said her other children know the food is coming from him and she doesn’t think it’s fair that they have to watch their sibling eat in front of them.

”To me, that’s petty! It’s not fair,” she said. “You’re not finna give one child McDonald’s and not all the other kids McDonald’s.”

Oh, and get this. Apparently, they are still sleeping together.

”You mean to tell me you can dip and dab, and want to ‘do it’ sometimes, but yet you can’t feed all my other kids McDonald’s though? I’m not going for that!”

She said what she said.

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So, we have to ask…who was right and who was wrong? 

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IT’S OFFICIAL: Ketanji Brown Jackson SWORN IN As The First Black Female Justice On The U.S. Supreme Court

It’s official! Ketanji Brown Jackson was just sworn in as the first Black female justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court! Celebrate inside….

 

The United States has a new Supreme Court Justice!

Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the Supreme Court today, making HERstory as the first Black woman on the nation’s highest court.

President Biden nominated the 51-year-old U.S. appeals court judge to become the 116th associate justice to succeed Justice Stephen Breyer, for whom she clerked. The 83-year-old judge – who is considered to be the most senior jurist in the court’s three-member liberal wing – announced in January he has plans to retire this Summer.

And trust, she didn’t get the nomination simply because she’s a Black woman. The American Bar Association, which evaluates judicial nominees, gave Judge Jackson its highest rating, “well qualified.” And multiple elite organizations as well as hundreds of black deans of law schools, judges and lawyers, signed letters to Congress confirming her pristine qualifications, urging the Senate to confirm her expeditiously.

On April 7th, she was confirmed by the Senate in a 53-47 vote.

Justice Jackson recited two oaths required of Supreme Court justices, one administered by Stephen Breyer and the other by Chief Justice John Roberts. Watch Justice Jackson being sworn in below:

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Not only is she the first Black female Supreme Court justice, but she’s also the first justice in decades with any significant experience representing criminal defendants since she previously served as a federal public defender.. The last justice with any real experience as a defense lawyer in criminal cases was Justice Thurgood Marshall, who is the first African American justice to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States

Also, it’s the first time in judicial history that four women will serve together on the nine-member court. She joins Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Amy Coney Barrett.

“Although we celebrate her today, one Black woman or a cohort of Black women can’t save this democracy alone. We are a piece of it and we are doing our work, our part. She’s going to forever reshape and shape that court. But she’s just a piece of the work that needs to happen moving forward,” said Glynda Carr, president of Higher Heights for America.

Social media has been LIT UP with congratulatory messages to our new Justice:

 

Today is a beacon of light & a momentous occasion for our country & for little Black girls everywhere as the first Black woman is sworn into the Supreme Court.

Congratulations, Justice Jackson. Amid the darkness, we will always rise.

— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) June 30, 2022

 

 

The United States of America is better today because of you: Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. pic.twitter.com/IdXXK1eSbo

— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) June 30, 2022

 

 

Amongst all the harm and pain being caused, let’s take a moment to celebrate the wins.

Congratulations, Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson. pic.twitter.com/PZ0jrdsta2

— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) June 30, 2022

 

 

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has officially made history by becoming the 1st Black woman to be sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice! I am overwhelmingly proud to experience this well-deserved and powerful moment! #BlackExcellence pic.twitter.com/bkWkIFZfhP

— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) June 30, 2022

 

 

Today we celebrate a monumental moment in history. Ketanji Brown Jackson, we congratulate and thank you for your dedication to this country. You are an inspiration to all girls to persevere. #ketanjibrownjackson #scotus #supremecourt #blackgirlmagic pic.twitter.com/2rFNN6arYT

— Rep. Stacey Plaskett (@StaceyPlaskett) June 30, 2022

 

 

Happy Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson day! pic.twitter.com/murbOFtli0

— Chanteezy The Real (@iamchanteezy) June 30, 2022

 

 

As Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson takes her seat on the Supreme Court, our nation takes an historic step toward realizing our highest ideals.
 
Amid this Court’s cruel assault on Americans’ health, freedom and security, she will be a much needed force for equal justice for all.

— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 30, 2022

 

 

I’m thrilled to see Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in today as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court! As a former public defender, she’ll bring an invaluable perspective to the bench. I also want to thank Justice Breyer for his extraordinary public service. pic.twitter.com/m9EgTPlhRq

— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 30, 2022

 

 

"I stand on the shoulders of so many who have come before me,”- Supreme Court Justice #KetanjiBrownJackson pic.twitter.com/WM5UaJ5ibC

— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) June 30, 2022

 

During her speech at the White House after her historic confirmation she said, ”It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. But we’ve made it. We’ve made it. All of us." 

Yes we did. CONGRATS Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson!

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Claudia Jordan Tells Emotional Abortion Story After Rape, Jemele Hill Shares Her Truth About Why She Decided To Have An Abortion

Celebrities are speaking out, sharing their stories about abortion after the Supreme Court took away a woman’s right to have a legal abortion. Media host Claudia Jordan and congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez share why they were grateful that abortion was legalized after they were raped. Sports journalist Jemele Hill shared her abortion story and explained why she decided to do it. Read the emotional stories inside….

 

WARNING! This post could be triggering to some.

The Supreme Court voted to overturn the landmark case Roe vs. Wade, denying women the right to have a legal abortion, causing an uproar online and protests. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the beginning of a WAR on WOMEN. 

Since the ruling (and even before when that draft leaked), celebrities have been speaking out about the consequences of the ruling and how it’ll soon be a trick down effect on other American rights. Justice Clarence Thomas is already leading the charge to have other landmark rulings overturned that could affect gay marriage, birth control rights, and more. 

 

Men should NOT be involved in this abortion debate. Abortions are STILL going to happen-they just won’t have the luxury of doing them safely. This is some scary shit! Why won’t women on the right stand with us to defend our RIGHTS? They are really saying NO EXCEPTIONS-even rape!

— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) May 3, 2022

 

During a recent episode of FOX Soul’s “TEA-G-I-F,” Claudia Jordan opened up about her own emotional abortion story. Chatting with her co-hosts Al Reynolds and Funky Dineva, the former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star shared she was forced to have an abortion after a man raped her. She had just graduated high school, ready to take on the world, only for a man to steal that from her.

“When I was 18, I was raped,” she shared. “It was actually the day after I graduated high school. I was so excited to leave and go to college and it just kind of ruined my life, I thought. And about 5 weeks later, I found out I was pregnant. I wanted that thing out of me. It did NOT feel like a blessing like some of these Republicans say. It’s not a blessing.”

Claudia said she had to sell some stud earrings she had to get money to get an abortion. It was painful for her to walk past protestors showing pictures of dissected babies to make it seem like what she was doing was “demonic.”

”But to me, what was demonic was me being held down by a grown a** man who took something so special to me,” she said. “And to sit here and see these men pass these legislations, pass these laws, where it’s like ‘we’re going to tell you what’s best for you.’”

If she had that child, Claudia said she doesn’t know what type of life she or the baby would have had. Later, she learned the same man that raped her also raped four of her friends.

Sick. Watch the clip at the 5:55-minute mark below:

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— Jenna Amatulli (@ohheyjenna) June 25, 2022

 

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got candid about the time she raped in her fight for reproductive rights.

During a rally in Manhattan, the 32-year-old New York Congresswoman she shared how she used to help friends who needed abortions at a free family health clinic near her coffee shop job. She then shared her own rape story

”I took friends and I supported friends through abortions, when I had friends that were sexually assaulted, right after getting off of work," she recalled. "I myself, when I was about 22 or 23 years old, was raped while I was living here in New York City. I was completely alone, I felt completely alone.”

Afterwards, AOC said she took a pregnancy test, and as she waited for the results, she recalled thanking God she had the choice to have an abortion if she needed one.

"In fact, I felt so alone that I had to take a pregnancy test in a public bathroom in Midtown Manhattan. And when I sat there waiting for what the result would be, all I could think was, ‘Thank God I have, at least, a choice. Thank God I could at least have the freedom to choose my destiny.’ I didn’t know then as I was waiting that it would come up negative. But it doesn’t matter … This is for all of us. This is not a women’s rights issue, this is an issue for all of us!,” she continued.

Watch the clip above.

AOC previously said the Supreme Court’s decision is "forcing women to carry pregnancies against their will,” which “will kill them." And she’s right. Women should have a CHOICE. 

 

I am grateful, touched and overwhelmed by the number of people — men and women — who have shared their abortion stories with me today. It’s important that we share these stories to eliminate shame and stigmas. You were never alone https://t.co/rOXJ9hIHb5

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 28, 2022

 

Sports Journalist Jemele Hill wrote a piece about why she decided to speak up about her abortion experience as this is the first time she has spoken about it publicly.

In an article written for The Atlantic, Jemele shared she didn’t get an abortion because she was raped. And she didn’t get one because she was a victim of incest. She got an abortion because she “simply had no desire to give birth to a child.”

”I’m choosing to share some of my experience now because, like so many women in this country, I am angry, appalled, and disgusted about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that previously guaranteed federal constitutional protections for abortion rights,” she wrote.

At the time, she was 26-years-old and worked as a sports journalist at the Detroit Free Press, in Michigan. While she could financially support a child, there were other reasons she decided not to become a mother at that time. She said she knew her family and the family of the guy she was in a relationship with would have supported her decision, she knew she didn’t want to bring a child into an unstable relationship because she didn’t see a long-term future with him.

”I’m aware that some people will read this and think that I was selfish. Women are judged harshly for pursuing their goals as ambitiously as men do. Some people will probably call me irresponsible. But mistakes happen. Just because an unwanted pregnancy occurs—and it doesn’t matter if it’s within the context of a relationship, a one-night stand, or a ‘situationship’—that doesn’t mean a woman should be punished by being forced to have a child she doesn’t want to raise."

And again, what happens to the MAN when these type of mistakes happen?

"More than ever before, women who want an abortion or have had an abortion need to know that they aren’t alone; a large number of women have been in the same position. So much of the conversation about this issue is entirely too fixated on who deserves the right to have an abortion. But every woman should have a right to an abortion—not just those who are facing grim and horrific circumstances. Women should not have to justify why they want the power over whether and when they give birth. The government shouldn’t force them to have a child, any more than it should force them to be sterilized. They just need access to safe care."

PERIODT. You can read her full article here

It’s so crazy how SCOTUS was quick to throw their power around when it comes to women’s rights, yet, guns seemingly have more freedom then our own reproductive organs. Gotta love AmeriKKKa.

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Giveon Was Joking When He Blamed BET For Botched Awards Performance, Serves Up Perfectly Pitched Vocals On ‘FALLON’

Giveon’s 2022 BET Awards performance was less than stellar, which quickly caused him to go viral. After his performance, he blamed BET for “sabotaging” his microphone and -literally – know one bought it. Now, he claims he was joking. Find out more inside…

Giveon’s performance at the 2022 BET Awards became one of the night’s biggest highlights, but not because it was so great. Unfortunately, the LA native suffered a microphone malfunction that quickly turned into a viral moment as memes and gifs of the musical snafu flooded everyone’s timeline.

The 27-year-old artist sang a medley of "Heartbreak Anniversary," "For Tonight," and his new single “Lie Again" during the show, and it was clear from the very beginning that something was … off. Cameras caught him tugging at his in-ear monitor during the performance and his vocals were off key.

Peep the clip below:

 

this was funny asf ngl. im sorry to giveon but lmao seeing him struggling to pull out that lil note had me yelling and screaming #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/bGsXpwEuoM

— Franklin (@_Mcfrankosa) June 27, 2022

 

BET posted his performance, however, they tweaked his live vocals in the YouTube clip:

Interesting.

After the show, Giveon hopped on Twitter to “blast” BET for “sabotaging” his performance, and he showed empathy for Lil Nas X’s frustrations with the awards show.

 

Not @BET sabotaging my mic …… @LilNasX I get it!!!!

— Giveon (@giveon) June 27, 2022

 

”Not @BET sabotaging my mic …..@LilNasX I get it!!!!,” he tweeted.

 

Giveon VERY obviously not being able to hit a note then blaming it on his mic is one of the funniest moments this year. Peak R&B fuckery .

— Dedee (@thoughtfulbae) June 27, 2022

Like many others, actress Yvette Nicole Brown called BS! She hopped in the comments on The Jasmine Brand and said:

”It wasn’t the mic and it wasn’t the in-ear monitors. It was that he wasn’t being autotune…which he must rely on usually. He seemed shocked by it all himself. If it was the mic we wouldn’t have been able to hear him. If it was the in-ear monitors, he could’ve taken them out and heard himself to adjust his pitch. I’m old enough to remember that to be a singer you used to had to have great tone AND great pitch. There were no knobs you could turn in the studio or microphones with autotune enabled that you could sing thru on stage to SOUND like you actually had great pitch. The truth of someone’s real talent is always revealed. Singing live on shows where they don’t have control of the setup often tells the tale. It appears to have done just that last night.”

Bloop.

Last night, Giveon appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” to address the viral moment.

"Oh god, you’ve seen it,” Giveon said to Jimmy. “I had a technical difficulty for sure."

Poking fun at the microphone malfunction, Jimmy pulled out a microphone that was distorted and asked him to explain what had happened.

”Oh, my — Is this the same mic? I don’t know if I trust the mic,” Giveon said before grabbing the distorted microphone.

"Yes, I was joking. BET did not sabotage me. I’m positive BET supports me and would never purposefully alter my voice," Giveon said as they changed the pitch of his voice. “Anyway, I’m happy to be here, so happy to be here. And I know I can trust you guys, so thank you."

Check out his interview – where he also talked about his Met Gala experience, being a server at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, and singing for SZA while dressed in a Shrimp costume – below:

The soulful singer also performed his new single “Lie Again,” a track from his his debut album, Give or Take. Watch and listen to his pitch perfect performance below:

We came across this TikTok video explaining how it wasn’t Giveon’s fault for the botched performance. They say the blame should be placed on the person who was in charge of the live autotune on his voice. Watch the clip below:

 

This man just saved Giveon’s performance pic.twitter.com/IW2Ehf3bAR

— Jessi (@AllTheStars_1) June 28, 2022

 

Makes sense.

Photo: Todd Owyoung/NBC

MEMES & REACTIONS TO THE BIGGEST NIGHT IN CULTURE: THE 2022 BET AWARDS

R. Kelly SENTENCED To 30 Years In Prison Following Conviction On Federal Sex Trafficking & Racketeering Charges

Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison following his conviction last year on federal sex trafficking and racketeering charges after decades of preying on women and young children. And this is just the beginning. More inside…

 

A federal judge sentenced singer R. Kelly – sketched above during sentencing today – to 30 years in prison on federal sex trafficking and racketeering charges following his conviction last year. The embattled singer was found guilty on all 9 counts of federal racketeering, sex trafficking obstruction of justice, sexual exploitation of a child, and kidnapping charges in a federal courtroom in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Federal prosecutors asked the judge to sentence the 55-year-old Grammy Award winning singer (real name Robert Sylvester Kelly) to more than 25 years behind bars and they got their wife. Kelly’s defense attorneys asked for 10 or fewer, arguing that the prosecutors’ request was “tantamount to a life sentence.”

During the five-week trial, prosecutors successfully argued – with 50 witnesses total testifying and only 5 of those for the defense – that the "I Believe I Can Fly" singer led a decades-long racketeering enterprise to recruit women and underage girls for sex. The verdict followed decades of sex abuse allegations and it’s the first criminal consequence for the singer.

According to testimony, the troubled singer would force his victims to perform atrocious sexual acts to his satisfaction, which he often filmed. He forced one of his ex-girlfriends to get an abortion because he wanted her to keep her body "tight."

One of the victims testified that Kelly forced her to wear baggy clothing and she had to address him as "Daddy," which sounds very similar to what the women said about Kelly’s abuse in LIFETIME’s "Surviving R. Kelly" docu-series. According to the victim, she had to ask for permission to use the restroom and would sometimes have to urinate in a cup. If she broke the rules, he would beat her with his sneaker or force her to stay locked up in a room for days at a time. He also forced her to eat feces from a cup. 

Before the judge announced Kelly’s sentence, seven female victims made their own statements about the abuse they suffered over the years. At no point did Kelly look at his accusers as they spoke.

Jerhonda Pace – who testified against Kelly during the trail and who appeared on LIFETIME’s "Surviving R. Kelly" – took to Instagram to rejoice after the sentencing:

Additionally, R. Kelly is still facing several more charges in Illinois and Minnesota, including child pornography, engaging in prostitution with a minor, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and obstruction. As for his federal case in Illinois, he’s being charged with sexually abusing minors, creating and receiving child pornographyand obstruction of justice. The trial will begin August 1st.

Nice to see some form of justice being served.

Photo: Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File/Elizabeth Williams/AP

‘The Best Man: The Final Chapters’ Series Gets A Peacock Premiere Date! + FIRST OFFICIAL PICS & A Few Secrets Revealed

*Shaking & crying* It’s almost here y’all!  The newest iteration of one of our favorite on-screen black love stories, The Best Man, just got a premiere date.  We’ve got ALL the deets on "The Best Man: The Final Chapters" series and the very first official pics below.

Everybody’s back!  In one of the two official photo releases, we see the fellas – Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard and Harold Perrineau – sitting around the card table having a boys’ night (above).  So it looks like the friendships are still in tact – at least that’s how it SEEMS.

We’ll get the full story when THE BEST MAN: THE FINAL CHAPTERS hits our tv screens this Holiday season.  Peacock just announced the series will premiere on December 22nd, and it looks like it’s going to be worth the wait!

Wives Regina Hall and Sanaa Lathan are also returning, and it looks like their friendship is still strong as well in the second official pic just released:

Peacock dropped the details about what the series (which is at least 4 episodes though the final number has not yet been confirmed) will be giving for the   reunited star-studded original cast:

Based upon the eponymous Universal film franchise written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee, the series will catch up with Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch as relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance. Cast: Morris Chestnut, Melissa De Sousa, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Harold Perrineau.

Malcolm D. Lee returns as the writer and Director (along with Dayna Lynne North of Loud Sis Productions and Dominique Telson for Blackmaled Productions).

We do know the cast is still filming, and they’re currently shooting scenes in NYC:

 

 
 

 

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Malcolm’s already let a few series secrets out, too. Nicole Ari Parker looks to be joining the Best Man world:

 

 
 

 

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As is vet Robert Townsend as a Director:

 

 
 

 

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In their tropical location set of the Dominican Republic (where they filmed last month), it looks like a wedding will going down (Quentin’s?!):

 

 
 

 

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Earlier this week, Director Malcolm said they’re in the final stretch of shooting while sharing an on-set photo with Terrence & Melissa:

 

 
 

 

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It’s been almost 10 years since The Best Man Holiday film and 23 years since the original Best Man.

Some things never change.

 

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NEW DEAL ALERT! Ciara JUMPS Over To Uptown & Republic Records With Her Own Beauty Marks Label For New Album, The Princess Is Back!

She’s got her own, and she’s got everybody else’s too now!  Independent artist Ciara just struck a new deal that brings her own Beauty Marks label to a couple of powerful partners in the music biz.  Looks like that "Jump" buzz single is about to lead to a new album.  More inside.

 

Shortly after teasing her brand new twerk anthem "Jump", Ciara has signed a new label deal with Republic Records and Uptown Records, in partnership with her own Beauty Marks Entertainment.

 

 
 

 

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Billboard reports she’s set to kick off the new partnership with the new single, featuring Coast Contra, and it’ll be out July 8 and available now for pre-order.  And it’s CLEAR she’s getting back to the car-hood dancing, twerkmaster CiCi we fell in love with back in the day.

 

 

 
 

 

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Ci released her last music back in 2020 thanks to her 2019 album Beauty Marks, which she independently release through Beauty Mark Entertainment. Now,  her eighth career album will be the first from Republic/Uptown.  The hot mom and wife said about the new deal:

“I am thrilled to partner with Uptown/Republic Records through my own label imprint Beauty Marks Entertainment,” Ciara says in a press statement. “[Republic co-president] Wendy [Goldstein] and I have been in discussion to work together for some time and the enthusiasm that her and the entire team have expressed over this new project marks an exciting new chapter in my career. I am grateful to be able to continue my mission of making the world dance with a team I admire, who are at the forefront of empowering artists.”

Nice!

 

While she’s getting back to the music amid the umpteen businesses she has also launched, she and NFL hubby Russell Wilson don’t miss a beat with their love and date nights:

 

 
 

 

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If the Powers That Be are listening, we wouldn’t be mad at a Normani collab on this new album either.  Please and Thank You.

 

BONUS: Ciara recently revealed she now owns her Masters:

Check it above.

 

 

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BACK IN HER CHAIR: Wendy Williams’ Latest Interview Has Fans Concerned, Talks About Getting Her Own ‘Podcast’

 

Wendy Williams speaks out for the first time since her show officially ended, sharing with her fans what she has in store. However, the interview shocked fans, leaving them even more worried than ever. Find out why inside…

Almost two weeks ago, the last and final episode of “The Wendy Williams Show” aired (June 17th). The production team bid farewell to the iconic daytime talk show after 13 successful seasons.

Unfortunately, legendary host Wendy Williams was not in attendance for the live show. A video tribute was played to pay tribute to the daytime diva, highlighting all of her most memorable moments.

For the first time since the show ended, Wendy – back in her famous purple chair – is speaking out what she has coming down the pipeline and her current state of health, which isn’t the greatest at this moment. Speaking to TMZ, the 57-year-old TV host shared she’s struggling against Lymphedema. It’s gotten so bad, she said she can only feel 5% of her feet.

“Do you see this?," she said while holding her foot hight enough in the camera’s view. "I can only feel maybe five percent of my feet, do you understand?”

At one point, she was using a wheelchair, but she said she can move around and stand up on her own now. So, it seems she’s making some progress.

As you know, Wendy suffers from Lymphedema and Graves’ disease, which causes the overproduction of thyroid hormones. Physically, Wendy said she was doing “better than” anyone.

During the conversation, it was extremely noticeable that this "version" of Wendy isn’t what we’re used to seeing on television daily. After holding it down for so long on TV, Wendy confirmed she was "100% retired" from “The Wendy Williams Show,” but said she would be willing to possibly guest host on “The View” for like “an hour or two.”

While Wendy Watchers will not get the chance to see their fave on television everyday, Wendy announced she’s gearing up to launch her own podcast, which would generate more money and free time for her. However, as she spoke about her podcast, it seemed as if she didn’t fully understand the concept of what a podcast actually is.

Watch the interview that has her fans speculating if she’s OKAY below:

 

Who let Wendy Williams get up there like this this? Who? This is sad asf.pic.twitter.com/zNnbPDpPrz

— thong song enthusiast. (@thePLAINESTjane) June 28, 2022

 

It will be interesting to see how the podcast plays out, IF she’s actually working on one. Based on what we can see about her mental and physical health in recent interviews, doing business with her would likely be high-risk. We shall see. Prayers up for Wendy and her family!

Meanwhile…

 

Guess what? @SherriShowTV premieres on Sept. 12! Already cleared in 97% of the country!@Deadline has details on the rest of my senior team! #SherriShowTV https://t.co/hvGwQgCUrs

— Sherri Shepherd (@sherrieshepherd) June 21, 2022

 

With news that Wendy’s show was ending, distributor Debmar-Mercury announced longtime guest-host Sherri Shepherd would receive her own show, titled "Sherri," under their moniker to replace Wendy’s.

The nationally syndicated weekday talk show is set to premiere Monday, September 12th with clearances now at more than 97% of the U.S. It’ll air in the same time slots as "The Wendy Williams Show."

Congrats, Sherri!

 

BONUS: 

If you haven’t already, be sure to vibe out to our YBF Summer Madness playlist above!

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Clifton Powell Gave Fatherly Advice To Son Clifton Jr. About Dating Sasha Obama – Here’s What He Said

After former First Daughter Sasha Obama was spotted out and about with actor Clifton Powell‘s son, Clifton Jr., recently, details about their relationship have also started spilling.  Cute pics of the twosome together, and the fatherly relationship advice Clifton Sr. says he gave his son about dating Sasha, inside.

 

We all know Clifton Powell as the no-nonsense character (and often villain) in like, EVERY blackbuster classic, but we don’t often get to hear about the "Saints & Sinners" star’s real life.

Yes, "Pinky" from Friday is a whole dad off-screen, and he seems to be an amazing one too.

While chatting with the Dear Fathers podcast recently about his just wrapped sixth season on the hit Bounce TV soap, Clifton confirmed that his son is indeed dating former First Daughter Sasha Obama.  Back in April, pics surfaced of college b-ball star turned Hollywood creator Clifton, Jr. (24) and Sasha (21) out and about in L.A. as Sasha recently moved there and supposedly transferred to USC.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Sasha Obama’s new boyfriend is REVEALED as the 24-year-old son of Hollywood actor Clifton Powell: He’s a former college basketball star who stands at 6′ 5" and is a writer and director
via https://t.co/LyWfzFt35t https://t.co/8E26hKnnxM

— Jesal Parshotam (@therealjesal) April 20, 2022

 

Then cutesy pics of them together also surfaced.

 

Now, Clifton Sr. has revealed the fatherly relationship advice he gave to his son.  He told Jr. to treat Sasha how you would want someone to treat your own daughter, amongst other gems of wisdom.  Check it:

 

 

 

 
 

 

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The joint family cookouts are probably LIT.  We love to see it.

 

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‘P-Valley’ Star J. Alphonse Nicholson Reacts To Outrage Over Lil Murda’s Gay Sex Scene

The latest episode of “P-Valley” has sparked homophobic outage as many have spoken out, declaring the episode was “too much.” The two queer sex scenes were more than some could handle. Find out what “P-Valley” star J. Alphonse Nicholson (who plays Lil Murda) has to say about the response inside…

It doesn’t get more raw, uncut and uncensored at The PYNK than this.

The latest episode of “P-Valley” went there… ALL the way there with not one, but two queer sex scenes. However, the male-on-male sex scene is being discussed the most as folks are still unpacking what they saw.

In Sunday’s episode of the hit STARZ series, titled "Demethrius," we see Big Teak (played by John Clarence Stewart) get triggered by the police brutality incidents and then he totally loses it on Miss Mississippi’s white friend Gidget. After yelling and breaking a table, Lil Murda (played by J. Alphonse Nicholson) was able to calm him down and console him before things began to heat up between the two. Lil Murda softly kissed Big Teak on the forehead before they had sex in a motel room.

 

What y’all think about This scene of Lil Murda & Big Teak pic.twitter.com/k0d80w7g9a

— P-Valley Updates (@Pvalleyupdates) June 26, 2022

 

Needless to say, social media had PLENTY to say about the gay sex scene. Some were outraged while others loved it:

 

Oh so it was okay to watch @PValleySTARZ when Uncle Clifford was walking around with hair, nails, makeup, and heels; but now that the gay men are starting to look like y’all homeboys/baby-daddies it’s hard to watch huh? #PValley

— Hairstylist (@Doppe__Vibess) June 27, 2022 

Neither of these actors are gay in real life but play gay characters on screen. P valley reallly went there last night! It was debatable, if having gay sex scenes in movies make an actor gay? #PValley #PValleyStarz pic.twitter.com/mZhVG1vI1g

— Kandy (@Kandybabyyy) June 26, 2022

lil murda and big teak scene felt so raw. It gave me the same breathtaking feeling I got when I watched moonlight. We need more black gay representation on tv. Please give them both a Emmy nomination just for that scene alone. #pvalley

— doja moo (@imacowigomoo) June 27, 2022

 

There was a whole twitter space because P Valley had a gay sex scene. Y’all are not finna sit here and act like she ain’t spill. https://t.co/81Gh0m6Quh

— Aro Aes Sedai (@skinqueer) June 29, 2022

For niggas who don’t like the “ gay” scenes in #PValley , y’all sure as hell keep tuning in pic.twitter.com/fV5lIEUKfN

— (@qwaahn) June 27, 2022

Yea p valley lost me. They need a super gay advisory on movies like they got for everything else. Cuz That’s a lot to see if u not use to it

— lil duval (@lilduval) June 29, 2022

 

I can watch gay people all day but i don’t wanna see them fuck. And that’s not homophonic cuz i feel the same way about my momma. I can watch my momma but i don’t wanna see her FUCK!!!! Do y’all get it?

— lil duval (@lilduval) June 29, 2022

 

 

It’s straight sex scenes i don’t wanna see either that don’t mean i don’t heterosexual sex

— lil duval (@lilduval) June 29, 2022

 

 

And no the lesbian ain’t bother me cuz I’m use to it. That what y’all missing. It’s about what you’re USE TO! you’re always gon be shocked at something you’re not use to. That’s human nature. U can’t just throw something on somebody and be offended cuz they shocked

— lil duval (@lilduval) June 29, 2022

 

 

Any gay person that don’t get that logic don’t wanna get it and got a bigger agenda than trying to bring us to together thru understanding each other

— lil duval (@lilduval) June 29, 2022

 

In response to the homophobic outrage, J. Alphonse Nicholson took to Twitter to respond.

 

 

 
 

 

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”The love is real the hate is real,” J wrote. “As an actor the ultimate goal is to be as believable as possible. Relax, precise, fierce. Although @PValleySTARZ is a fictional story I’m grateful for the real conversations that are being had. Job well done. #PValleyStarz #LILMURDA #steadygrind”

While he portrays a gay man on television, J. Alphonse Nicholson identifies as a straight man and is married to a woman, Nafeesa Nicholson, in real life.

That wasn’t the only queer sex scene in the episode. However, the female-on-female action isn’t being talked about nearly as much.

 

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— P-Valley (@PValleySTARZ) June 27, 2022

 

Head stripper Mercedes (played by Brandee Evans) gets a text from Coach to come over for their weekly, contractual sex session. When she arrives, his wife Farrah (played by Shamika Cotton) lets her know Coach isn’t home and before you know it, they were having sex again – sans Coach this time.

Both Brandee and J. Alphonse recently spoke to PopSugar about the sex scenes, sharing they were hella nervous at first.

"When I first got those scenes, I was scared to death because I’ve never done anything like this on camera," Brandee shared. "I had my first [girl] kiss with ‘P-Valley,’ my first sex scene with ‘P-Valley’ – honey, ‘P-Valley’ done popped my cherry," she joked. "I was literally afraid [of this scene], but I wanted it to be authentic. I did a lot of research – my best friend and I started watching ‘The L Word,’ and I was studying all the things that are authentic because that’s a show to me that I feel really gets it right. And I wanted to get it right, too."

 

Look like LaMarques got some explainin’ to do. #PValley pic.twitter.com/NV0GRs3tRg

— P-Valley (@PValleySTARZ) June 28, 2022

 

"I said, "Wow, we’re going there and people are going to see myself as an actor, but also the character, Lil Murda, in a way that they’ve never seen me before," said J Alphonse.

“Standing ovation to J. Alphonse . . . he taps into that character so beautifully,” Brandee said about her co-star. “Alphonse always says that his job is to tell the story truthfully and respectfully, so I love that he’s not afraid. When I tell you, he gets so much flack [for it], sometimes people feel like he goes too far. But that’s not fair, to me, because he’s not going far — he’s going there, which is the truth of it. He’s showing what is truly happening . . . Some people might want to close their eyes to it, but nothing’s going away, so hopefully this world will allow some people to open up their eyes and see that love is love.”

In an interview with Vulture, J. Alphonse opened up about groundbreaking television scene

"There’s so many layers to it,” he said. “I think Lil Murda is in love with Uncle Clifford, and he wants to continue to find himself with her and explore that relationship. But he also realizes the friendship and the brotherhood that he has with Teak and knows the relief that Teak needs and then also probably the relief that Lil Murda needs for himself. You know, there might have been some selfish reasons in there, but at the same time, I think it was very selfless to come in and comfort his friend and comfort his ex-lover, his once-companion. I don’t think we’ve ever seen anything on TV like that before.”

He continued, “Sex scenes are just uncomfortable — it doesn’t matter what your sexual preference is or who you like or what you like, it’s just uncomfortable because there are so many people in the room and lights and cameras and all these things. But we knew we had a job to do. I got a real feeling that we both understood that we were gonna make history. We both felt what that energy was gonna be and locked in and got it done."

You can read his full interview here.

What are your thoughts on “P-Valley’s” latest episode?! Sound off below.

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Clarence Thomas Catches Hell Over His Probable Next Moves: Making It Easier To Sue Media & Reversing School Integration, Gay Marriage & Birth Control Rights

Clarence Thomas is catching hell on social media for his erratic extremism. And rightfully so. The Supreme Court Justice expressed a desire to revisit several rulings that could change America as we know it. More inside…

 

America is starting to feel the ramifications of voting Donald Trump into office in 2016.

As you recall, Trump nominated three justices during his single term presidency, including Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, promising to appoint justices who "would stand up for the original meaning of the Constitution" and "honestly and faithfully interpret the law as written."

Now, those justices are carrying out the plans of right-wing conservatives. The three Trump-appointed justices voted in favor of overturning the landmark 1973 ruling of Roe vs. Wade, which protected a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion. The vote was 5-4 in favor of overturning Roe.

With that victory under their belt, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wants to wreak MORE havoc on America.

The conservative justice – who is the second African American to serve on the court & the current court’s longest-serving justic – recently expressed his willingness to revisit AND undo a 1964 ruling (New York Times v. Sullivan) that makes it difficult to sue media outlets for defamation and libel.

 

FLASHBACK: In 1991, Joe Biden wondered out loud if Clarence Thomas was playing the long game on abortion pic.twitter.com/BCWAEHRAjG

— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) June 27, 2022

 

Last week, he issued a dissenting opinion after the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from a Christian nonprofit group that sued the Southern Poverty Law Center, a left-leaning watchdog, after it labeled the Christian organization a hate group.

The NY Post reports:

Coral Ridge Ministries Media filed suit against the SPLC, a left-leaning watchdog, after it labeled the Christian organization a hate group.

The lawsuit sought to upend the precedent established by New York Times v. Sullivan, the 1964 court case which set a high bar for public officials to sue for defamation.

“I would grant certiorari in this case to revisit the ‘actual malice’ standard,” Thomas wrote in his dissent. “This case is one of many showing how New York Times and its progeny have allowed media organizations and interest groups ‘to cast false aspersions on public figures with near impunity.’”

Thomas wrote: “SPLC’s ‘hate group’ designation lumped Coral Ridge’s Christian ministry with groups like the Ku Klux Klan and Neo-Nazis. It placed Coral Ridge on an interactive, online ‘Hate Map’ and caused Coral Ridge concrete financial injury by excluding it from the AmazonSmile donation program. Nonetheless, unable to satisfy the ‘almost impossible’ actual-malice standard this Court has imposed, Coral Ridge could not hold SPLC to account for what it maintains is a blatant falsehood.”

The Supreme Court decided Sullivan in 1964, after a federal district court in Alabama found that a civil rights organization’s ad in the New York Times had damaged the reputation of an Alabama sheriff who was identified by implication in the ad.

You can read his full dissent here

One of Trump’s appointed justices – Neil Gorsuch – agrees with Thomas that New York Times v. Sullivan should be revisited.

Democrats warned that the Supreme Court would seek to undo other constitutional rights if it overturned Roe v. Wade and that’s exactly what’s happening. American rights like school segregation, gay marriage and birth control/contraception are now in danger of being overturned!

Thomas wrote that the justices “should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell” — referring to three cases having to do with Americans’ fundamental privacy, due process and equal protection rights. You can read more here

 

Justice Clarence Thomas today said he wants to overturn Griswold (right to use contraceptives), Lawrence (right to engage in private consensual sex), and Obergefell (right to same-sex marriage), but he never mentioned Loving (right to interracial marriage).

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— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 24, 2022

 

Folks have been letting Clarence HAVE IT online, specifically pointing out if Loving vs. Virginia was overturned. Clarence Thomas is married to a white woman named Virginia “Ginni” Thomas. Loving vs. Virginia protects the right to interracial marriage.

 

Strange that Clarence Thomas didn’t mention the Loving decision. You know, the one that made it ok for him to marry his white insurrectionist wife.

— @ (@SundaeDivine) June 24, 2022

 

Hollywood veteran Samuel L. Jackson also reacted to Thomas’ comments, tweeting:

 

How’s Uncle Clarence feeling about Overturning Loving v Virginia??!!

— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) June 25, 2022

 

”How’s Uncle Clarence feeling about Overturning Loving v Virginia??!!”

”The View” co-host Whoppi Goldberg delivered a scathing warning to Clarence during Monday’s episode, telling him he “better HOPE they don’t come for you, Clarence, and say you should not be married to your wife, who happens to be white.”

Watch the clip below:

 

"I appreciate everybody’s religion, but I do not subscribe to your religion. I don’t ask you to subscribe to mine."@WhoopiGoldberg on the overturning of Roe v. Wade: https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/QTsc60yHDU

— The View (@TheView) June 27, 2022

 

Former First Lady & Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared on “CBS Mornings” with Gayle King to talk about her experiences with Clarence Thomas. Needless to say, they weren’t good.

 

Hillary Clinton says Clarence Thomas has been "a person of resentment, grievance, anger" his whole life, since law school when she knew him.

"A person of resentment, grievance, anger." Again, nothing is more fascinating (or flexible) than the rules of liberal discourse. https://t.co/u73RyqVAko

— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) June 28, 2022

 

 

 

 
 

 

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A petition organized by MoveOn, a pubic policy advocacy group, is calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and it has passed 300,000 signatures. There’s no mention of Roe vs. Wade, however, it focuses on how he and his wife were involved in the January 6th Capitol insurrection.

 

BREAKING: Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for a full impeachment investigation into Justice Clarence Thomas’s role in the Jan. 6th Trump coup attempt as well as into Gorsuch, Alito, Barett, and Kavanaugh for lying under oath during their confirmation hearings. RT IF YOU STAND WITH ILHAN!

— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) June 27, 2022

 

The petition reads "It has become clear that his wife—longtime conservative activist Ginni Thomas—was actively urging the White House to overturn election results both leading up to January 6 and after the deadly insurrection."

"And it’s only the latest in a long history of conflicts of interest in the service of a right-wing agenda and mixing his powerful role with his conservative political activism. He has shown he cannot be an impartial justice and is more concerned with covering up his wife’s coup attempts than the health of the Supreme Court. He must resign—or Congress must immediately investigate and impeach."

You can read more and sign the petition here. 

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ICYMI: Kanye, Shyne, Lil Kim, Bad Boy Artists & More Salute Diddy With The BET Lifetime Achievement Award, Diddy Thanks Cassie & Kim Porter, Pledges $2M To Howard & JSU

It was the ultimate Lifetime Achievement Award tribute for the ultimate talent, Diddy.  The King of Bad Boy Records got ALL the things at the BET Awards, and it was a tribute for the books.  Watch it (or watch again) all inside.

 

Who else was feeling like they were back at the Bad Boy tour on the other night!?  Diddy’s Bad Boy Records legends, his legendary homies like ‘Ye and Jay-Z and Babyface, and plenty more took the stage to give "Love" all the love.  Oh, and his single boo Caresha was in the audience cheering him on.

After Babyface told the story of how he first met Diddy and how he reminds him of Michael Jackson as a producer, Kanye took the stage to talk about Diddy being the blueprint for his own career, as much as he mimicked and studied him.  "I was signed to Bad Boy without him even realizing it," he said.

Watch above.

 

The performance though….LIT.  Shyne jetted back into the States to rep with "Bad Boy," Lil Kim took the stage during "All About The Benjamins," The Lox, 112, Faith Evans, and a video from the late Kim Porter when she was congratulating him on his Star on the Walk of Fame, were all front and center.  We’re not sure what Bryson Tiller was doing but they do have a new single together.

Watch below:

 

But it was that acceptance speech that had all the tongues wagging:

Diddy thanked everyone in his life, his family, his mother, Janice, his team, Bad Boy artists, his ex Cassie for sticking with him through dark times, and the late Kim Porter. Folks had plenty to say about him not thanking new boo Yung Miami.   Hmph.

He then made a point to pledge $1M to his former school, Howard University, as well as $1M to head football coach Deion Sanders and Jackson State University because "we should be playing for us."  Nice!

Host Taraji P. Henson gave him his flowers early on in the night:

 

 
 

 

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If you needed a reminder about why he DESERVES, check it:

 

It was the afterparty at Club Love (which was basically Diddy turning his estate into Club Liv) for us:

 

 
 

 

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Congrats to Diddy!

 

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Brandy Dishes On How She & Jack Harlow Made Their Surprise BET Awards Performance Go Up – ‘Dream Come True!’


 

It was one of the best surprises out of the BET Awards.  Watch Jack Harlow tap Brandy (after their social media dust up) and Lil Wayne for his performance, and the deets Brandy dished on how she feels about making it happen.

Last month, Jack Harlow and Brandy had a viral dust up – mainly innocent but y’all know how the masses like to tussle.  When Jack Harlow did a radio interview and played a game where he had to identify songs and singers, he didn’t know Brandy’s song or voice OR the fact that she was Ray-J’s sister.

The internets let him HAVE IT.  Because, who – especially an artist – doesn’t know the "vocal bible"?! Regardless of age.

Jack apologized and Brandy put out a playful "diss track" rapping to let him know exactly who she is.  Now, they’ve joined forces on the big stage along with Lil Wayne.  Check out their BET Awards performance and "First Class" mashup below:

 

 

Brandy commented on her socials saying, "Did this really happen? Dream come true @jackharlow x @liltunechi Jack, thank you for such an amazing opportunity. Love for life."

 

Awww.  Seems like the two are basically besties now, and she gushed about how great it was to perform with him and how they met for the first time during rehearsals:

 

 
 

 

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Her daughter Syrai was there to watch her mom flex:

Twins!

And y’all already know Jack was happy as hell afterwards:

 

 
 

 

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And we love that he repped for his "Industry Baby" collabo partner Lil Nas X after LNX felt like he was intentionally excluded from the BET Awards this year:

 

Fun times.  Get into ALL the red carpet pics from culture’s biggest night HERE.

 

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Photo Credit: Getty Images for BET

 

BET AWARDS AFTERMATH: Ari Fletcher Put On Blast For Ghosting Fashion Designer GiGi Hunter, Ari RESPONDS

Ari Fletcher has been put on BLAST by fashion designer GiGi Hunter over a dress she claims the social influencer never returned. See her receipts and Ari’s response inside….

Social media influencer Ari Fletcher made her major red carpet debut at the 2022 BET Awards to dish deets on her new reality show.

 

 
 

 

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The boss mom – who dates rapper Moneybagg Yo – hit the carpet with her co-stars and fellow chicks Jayda Cheaves, Dess Dior and Lakeyah. They are about to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at their day-to-day lives on BET+’s upcoming docuseries, “The Impact ATL.”

 

 
 

 

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On the carpet, Ari snapped it up in a cream cutout crochet dress with a mini train, paired with strappy sandals. Before hitting the carpet, she snapped it up outside and shared the pictorials on her Instagram. Once she uploaded the flicks, fans quickly hit the comments to let her know that she looked cute, however, the dress didn’t really fit the occasion.

@slorefilms: “ari this look like a coverup for a bathing suit but it’s real cute”

@shaylitx: “Girl it’s not giving ari try again next year”

@mssboujiee: “Ari u be cute but I am so upset with this look for BET… who styled you ?!”

@keepitsmrt: “I hate this outfit but you look pretty always”

Then, we noticed a comment from fashion designer GiGi Hunter – owner of sexy knitwear company The GiGi Hunter Collection – where she revealed she made a dress for Ari and that she should have worn it on the carpet.

@gigihuntercollection: “She should’ve wore the one she had me make her. We need answers now @therealkylesister”

After posting in her comments, GiGi took to her IG Stories to explain what happened. The fashion designer – who has had celebs like Beyonce and Jada Pinkett-Smith to rock her pieces over the years – noticed Ari was wearing a dress similar to a dress she recently made for her. GiGi said the 26-year-old influencer hit her up to make a dress in exchange for social media promotion last year. GiGi handmade the dress and sent it off to Ari. However, Ari allegedly didn’t hold up her end of the deal.

“@therealkylesister had me make her a dress in exchange for a post/tag – she ghosted me and kept the dress only to wear this fake knockoff of my brand LOL,” GiGi wrote in her Instagram story. “Somebody better tell herrr.”

Peep the dress below:

”This is the dress she had me make just to ghost me when I asked her when she was going to post it. Who knows her? Because she can send it back now,” GiGi wrote.

Some time passed, so GiGi hit Ari up, asking her when she would wear the dress. Ari stated she had plans to go on vacation to the Bahamas and would wear/post the dress then. Two weeks passed, no post. GiGi hit Ari up and said she never received a response after Ari said she was going to the Bahamas. Peep her text receipts below:

GiGi’s supporters began reposting her posts on their accounts, which she shared with her fans:

The Chicago native caught wind of her posts and responded on her IG Story:

”That message is from May 25, 2021," Ari wrote. "Over a YEAR ago. You OFFERED to send me a dress. We never had any agreement or contract or payments. You just OFFERED and I let you send a dress. I didn’t wear the dress because it’s ugly. I’m not obligated to wear nothing I’m not on contract for. Still stalking me a year later… go work on your craft weirdo.”

GiGi responded, ”Lmfaoo work on my craft when you had your cousin reach out to me for a free dress,” along with crying laughing emojis.

”Everyone has their own opinion and that’s okay. I vented out of frustration – I do not need the clout. At the end of they, my creations and my history in the game say enough. It’s a lesson learned. Y’ll be blessed,” GiGi concluded.

 

On Twitter…

All these dresses and islands talk… God trying to give me a sign to go on a damn vacation.

— KYLESISTER (@AriTheDon) June 28, 2022

Ari tweeted the drama must be a sign that she needs a vacation.

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GiGi shared she’s making her last handmade creations and will be done with it all in a year. Better get those orders in, STAT!

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LATEST UPDATES: Chaka Zulu – Music Executive & Ludacris’ Longtime Manager – Shot In Atlanta After Parking Lot Dispute, 1 Person Dead

Chaka Zulu – well known music industry executive, Ludacris‘ longtime manager and co-founder of Disturbing The Peace label – was shot in Atlanta last Sunday night after a dispute.  The latest info on his health inside, and what cops are saying about the shooter still on the loose.

In an unfortunate triple shooting in Atlanta’s Buckhead area, music executive Chaka Zulu was one of the victims after a dispute in a Peachtree Rd. parking lot. All three victims were transported tot he hospital, and at least one person, who wasn’t Chaka, has died.

The AJC reports:

Atlanta police investigated the triple shooting in the 2200 block of Peachtree Road into the early Monday morning hours. Several restaurants and shops share the parking lot, which is situated behind a row of businesses and off the busy street.

 

Police Lt. Germain Dearlove told Channel 2 Action News the shooting was the “result of a dispute in the parking lot,” but he did not say if the three victims had visited any of the businesses before the gunfire rang out around 11:35 p.m.

 

The men were all taken to hospitals, where one was pronounced dead. He was later identified by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office as 23-year-old Artez Benton of Scottdale.

 

 

Chaka is now out of surgery and remains hospitalized, this according to a statement from former Mayor Kasim Reed:

 

Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed just sent me the following statement on Chaka Zulu:”We are fortunate to report that Chaka Zulu is in stable condition and recovering. The family thanks everyone for their well wishes and prayers, and asks for their privacy at this time.” @wsbtv

— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) June 27, 2022

 

It remains unclear what the dispute was over and a suspect still has not been arrested.

"Investigators were still combing through surveillance footage to identify a shooter, Dearlove told the news station from the scene Monday. No arrests had been made late Monday."

Celebs – from Bow Wow to D-Nice to Questlove – have been pouring out their hearts and well wishes to the beloved exec on social media:

 

 
 

 

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— Dr. Love (@questlove) June 27, 2022

 

 
 

 

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Our condolences to the victim who lost their life and wishes for a speedy recovery for Chaka and the third victim!

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2022 BET AWARDS: ‘YOUNGSTARS Award’ Winner Marsai Martin Keeps It Extra Cute, Says She’s About To Be OUTSIDE For Her 18th Birthday

Our little sis in our head is growing up! The Leo queen is about to be 18 and she’s already got plans. Get into Marsai Martin‘s YoungStars Award win at the BET Awards and how she’s celebrating officially becoming an adult.

 

She’s the youngest Hollywood executive in history, and has already accomplished more than some vets in the game.  But Marsai Martin doesn’t even turn 18 until August.  So little sis is living her BEST #YBFTeen life these days – bomb red carpet looks, awards, TikTok, booked, busy and everything else.

We saw her grow up through 8 seasons of "Black-ish".  Now, she’s become a mogul in her own right. She is the Executive Producer of her first film Little at just 14, and is set to produce and star in tons more series and films (she’s currently filming Fantasy Football starring Rome Flynn & Omari Hardwick).

It’s no wonder Marsai – with almost 30 films & shows to her name already – won the YoungStars Award.  Listen to her cute acceptance speech below and how she’s about to be OUTSIDE for her b-day: 

 

Her looks for the night – from red carpet to the stage – were perfection as well:

 

 

 

 
 

 

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Congrats Marsai!

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MEMES & REACTIONS TO THE BIGGEST NIGHT IN CULTURE: THE 2022 BET AWARDS

Chlöe Bailey Gets Approval From The One Person That Matters: Beyonce Knowles Carter

After slaying the stage at the 2022 BET Awards, Chlöe Bailey received approval from the one person that matters, her mentor Beyonce Knowles Carter. See how the Queen congratulated her for her performance inside…

Chlöe Bailey said she had a "surprise" for the 2022 BET Awards and she did NOT disappoint.

The fiery entertainer put on a SHOW as she often does when she performs. We love when the gworls put in work and serve to the masses, being the all around supreme beings that they are. Chick flipped her bops and served up some Adina Howard "Freak Like Me" vibes as she nailed her vocals and remixed arrangements.

While we were blown away by her performance, so was someone else: Chlöe’s mentor/Parkwood Entertainment boss.

Beyonce gave Chlöe her stamp of approval by sending her a bouquet of flowers following her BET Awards performance.

Attached to the white roses was a handwritten letter that read, “You killed it last night! Making me proud. All my love. B”

 

 
 

 

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Right after her performance….

The 23-year-old entertainer – who turns 24th on July 1st – jetted back to Atlanta to continue filming her new movie, Praise This, produced by Will Packer and directed by Tina Gordon (LITTLE) for Universal Pictures.

 

 

 
 

 

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Deadline has the deets:

Praise This is a music-competition feature comedy set in the world of youth choirs. We hear that Universal is eyeing it for a potential franchise in the vein of Pitch Perfect, with production on the first installment set to kick off in Atlanta in June. Gordon penned the latest draft of the script, which was based off an original idea by The Story Company. Earlier drafts were written by Camilla Blackett (Little, New Girl) and Brandon Broussard, Hudson Obayuwana and Jana Savage—the trio otherwise known as Murder Ink.

The new role brings us back to the time Beyonce starred in Fighting Temptations, which Chloe starred in as a child actress. She’s not new to the acting game, most recently starring in “Grown-ish” alongside her sister Halle Bailey.

Next, the “Have Mercy” singer will star in Miramax’s supernatural thriller The Georgetown Project, with Russell Crowe and Ryan Simpkins.

Here for it all!

BONUS:

 

i’m tired of men… honestly

— Chlöe (@ChloeBailey) June 28, 2022

 

Chlöe recently tweeted she’s tired of men, and with everything that’s happening right now, we don’t blame her.

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MEMES & REACTIONS TO THE BIGGEST NIGHT IN CULTURE: THE 2022 BET AWARDS

Sha’Carri Richardson Checks The Media & ‘Haters’ After World Championship Elimination – ‘I Would Say Kiss My A**, But Y’all Can’t Afford It’

Sha’Carri Richardson had plenty to say after she failed to qualify for the world championship team. She popped off on the media and then shared a video of her a** specifically for her haters. See what type Sha’Carri energy is on inside…

Win or lose, track star Sha’Carri Richardson is going to speak her mind. And she doesn’t care who likes it.

On Sunday, the 22-year-old – who was once considered the fastest woman in the country – had a trying time at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships, where she failed to qualify for the world championships. She came in fifth place with a time of 22.47 seconds at the 200-meter semifinals in Eugene, Oregon. She was competing for a spot on Team USA at the 2022 World Athletics Championship.

Watch the outspoken sprinter in action below:

After the match, Sha’Carri refused to speak to the media. Watch her ignore questions from reporters below:

 

American Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) has just run 22.47 for 5th & will not qualify for the 200 metre finals at the US trials.

Having also failed to qualify in the 100 metres, Richardson will miss the World Championships in Oregon.

Richardson again avoided media today. pic.twitter.com/cO57tiOpXF

— Abka Fitz-Henley (@AbkaFitzHenley) June 26, 2022

 

On her way out, the Dallas native ran into FloTrack and she didn’t hesitate to share exactly how she was feeling after the loss.

 

Sha’Carri returns to the media to make a statement… pic.twitter.com/bJ4yVtR3Is

— FloTrack (@FloTrack) June 26, 2022

 

”What I have to say, y’all can all take this interview and do whatever you want to do with it. I’m coming to speak, not on just on my behalf, but on all athletes’ behalf, that when you guys do interviews, y’all should respect athletes more,” she said. ”Y’all should understand them, coming from whether they’re winning, whether they’re losing, whatever the case may be, athletes deserve way more respect than when y’all just come and throw cameras into their faces.”

The popular sprinter said the media should learn to be more compassionate with their questioning.

”Understand how an athlete operates and then ask your questions. Then be more understanding of the fact that they are still human, no matter just to the fact that y’all are just trying to get something to put out in an article to make a dollar. Thank you," she concluded. 

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Following the drama at the track meet, Sha’Carri hopped on social media to send a special message to all of her haters.

 

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— Bacon, Grits, Eggs (@reddawg77089) June 27, 2022

 

”I normally don’t be making videos to post on here ’cause I really don’t got nothing to explain to y’all," she said in an IG clip. "But, to my supporters, I wanna thank y’all. It’s been a long road. Ain’t over yet. To my haters, I got another video for y’all."

In the next clip, she laid back with her legs in the air and captioned, “To the one that swear they know me & my story and think track run my life.”

"I would say kiss my a**, but y’all can’t afford it," she ended the video. Watch the clip above.

The famed sprinter then took to Twitter to clap back at trolls:

 

My attitude isn’t nasty , y’all just think I’m suppose to shut up & let y’all talk like I don’t have a keyboard too https://t.co/R5KyWuERXt

— Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) June 26, 2022

 

 

Y’all hate y’all can’t break me https://t.co/616s84QMTd

— Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) June 26, 2022

 

 

I know what I say lol y’all can’t clown me didn’t get it done,no excuses . Y’all don’t deserve my story NEXT !! https://t.co/SWRYyAnA2f

— Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) June 26, 2022

 

Last year, She’ Carri made headlines when she was banned from competing at the Tokyo Olympics after she tested positive for marijuana.

A month later, she was set to make a big return, however her comeback didn’t go as planned. She came in last place in the women’s 100m at the Nike Prefontaine Classic where she was up against a solid lineup of 8 female sprinters, including Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, who took 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place in the 100m at The Games in Tokyo.

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WNBA Star Brittney Griner Appears In Shackles For Preliminary Hearing, Trial Set To Start July 1st

New flicks of WNBA star Brittney Griner have surfaced as she appeared in a Russian court today. In a short court proceeding, a judge ordered the “wrongfully detained” U.S. citizen to be detained for the length of her trial, which is set to start Friday, July 1st. More inside…

WNBA star Brittney Griner has sat behind bars in a Russian prison for 130 days after she was detained when Moscow-area airport authorities reportedly found cannabis vape cartridges in her luggage on February 17th, a week before Russia invaded Ukraine. She was traveling to Russia to play in the league overseas during the WNBA’s offseason.

Since Brittney’s arrest, only one grainy picture of her holding up a white sheet of paper had surfaced.

Now, new pictures and videos of the seven-time WNBA All-Star shackled, and seemingly scared, have surfaced.

Also, a trial date has finally been announced.

The Phoenix Mercury center and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist, who the U.S. declared as being “wrongfully detained” – has been ordered to remain in custody for the duration of her criminal trial. The trial is set to start July 1st.

If convicted on charges of large-scale transportation of drugs, she could face a maximum penalty of 10 years in a Russian prison.

Per Brittney’s lawyer, Alexander Boikov, the trial will start July 1st, but it will begin with technical matters such as reading the indictment and reviewing case files. Her lawyer predicts the trial will last about two months. The NY Times reports: 

Mr. Boikov said that he expected the trial to take up to two months, depending on the court’s workload. He also said Ms. Griner feels well and has no complaints about her treatment in the pretrial detention center.

“It is hot in Moscow, so she feels that too, especially while being transported to the court,” Mr. Boikov said in a phone interview.

After the hearing, reporters caught a glimpse of Brittney as she walked through a hallway in the courthouse. She didn’t say anything as she was escorted through the building in shackles.

 

And 40 min later the preliminary hearing is over. No comment from Griner. Her Russian lawyer says the judge extended her detention for the length of her trial. No date set. Curiously, no US embassy officials present for the hearing. #BrittneyGriner pic.twitter.com/FSYprXjSgs

— Charles Maynes (@cwmiii3) June 27, 2022

 

Last week, Dmitry Peskov – spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin – told NBC News’ Keir Simmons that Brittney is NOT a political prisoner, despite the U.S. declaring she’s being “wrongfully detained” last month amid Russia’s unprovoked war on Ukraine. Oversight of her case was transferred to the State Department Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, which should have launched more aggressive efforts to get her home.

“Why should we make an exemption for a foreign citizen?” he said. “She violated Russian law, and now she’s being prosecuted,” Peskov said. “It’s not about being a hostage. There are lots of American citizens here. They’re enjoying their freedoms … but you have to obey the laws.”

Since the 31-year-old’s arrest, Brittney’s wife, Cherelle Griner, has been blasting the U.S. government for not doing more to get her back home. Last weekend, Cherelle was expecting to hear from her wife on the couple’s fourth anniversary (June 18th). However, the U.S. government fumbled the call, leaving her devastated.

“I was distraught. I was hurt. I was done, fed up,” Cherelle Griner told The Associated Press in an interview, recounting how an anniversary she had eagerly anticipated was instead spent in tears. “I’m pretty sure I texted BG’s agent and was like: ‘I don’t want to talk to anybody. It’s going to take me a minute to get my emotions together, and just tell everybody I’m unavailable right now.’ Because it just knocked me out. I wasn’t well, I’m still not well.”

 

 

 
 

 

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According to reports, the couple had not spoken by phone the entire time she had been in a Russian prison, so Cherelle was eager to speak to her wife.

After the call never came through, Cherelle later learned from her wife’s lawyers that Brittney actually tried to call 11 times over a period of several hours, dialing a number she’d been given at the U.S. embassy in Moscow, which the couple had been told would then patch the call through to Cherelle Griner in Phoenix. But each time, the call went unanswered because the desk at the embassy where the phone rang was apparently unstaffed on Saturday.

The State Department owned up to their mistake, releasing a statement that said:

”We deeply regret that Brittney Griner was unable to speak with her wife because of a logistical error.” The department reiterated that it has no higher priority than the safety of Americans overseas and that it remains in regular contact with families of hostages and wrongful detainees."

It’s not looking good for Brittney. According to reports, fewer than 1% of defendants in Russian criminal cases are acquitted. Also, unlike in the U.S., acquittals can be overturned!

ESPN’s investigative reporter T.J. Quinn started a Twitter thread explaining what could possibly go down during Brittney’s trail and the aftermath:

 

Brittney Griner is scheduled to start her trial Friday. Here’s what experts and officials say you need to know:
1. This was absolutely expected.
2. She’ll almost certainly be convicted and sentenced.
3. It’s all part of the negotiations.
Here’s why…
/1 https://t.co/cAOzsLJywn

— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) June 27, 2022

 

Do you think she’ll get convicted?!

Photos: AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Black Bride Cover Girl Sloane Stephens Preps For Wimbledon, Drops Ridiculously Cute Skinecare Routine With Soccer Star Hubby Jozy Altidore

New wife Sloane Stephens is gearing up for Wimbledon, just a few weeks after competing in the French Open. See how the Black Bride cover girl is gearing up to nab the title, plus this super cute skincare video she made with her soccer star hubby Jozy Altidore inside…

Tennis queen Sloane Stephens is gearing up to compete in Wimbledon 2022, which means grass court!

Peep a clip from practice below:

 

 
 

 

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Before the 29-year-old hits the green turf to compete for a grand slam title, Sloane spoked with The Healthy Reader’s Digest about how she’s managing her mental wellness, the trick she uses to stay loose during a tournament, and the work she’s doing to make tennis more accessible.

“I think exercise is a huge part of how we feel,” she spilled.  “If I’m just at home being lazy, I try to go outside and go for a walk, I try to get up and do some stretching. It just makes me feel better in general and I think it’s an easy way to boost your mood. You don’t have to go for a 30-minute run. You can literally do yoga poses, you can do some stretching, you can do some things that are still getting yourself active to help with that mental fatigue that I think a lot of us feel, especially after COVID.”

 

 

 
 

 

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Last month, No. 18 seed Coco Gauff ousted Sloane from the 2022 French Open in the quarterfinals after a 7-5, 6-2 win.

“There are so many things that can happen that can turn a season around, or a match around, that you have to have the mindset of being always ready to take advantage of whatever opportunities confront you,” she said. “I’ve been in that position. I’ve lost four first rounds in a row and then ended up going and making the quarterfinals at the French Open. There’s a lot to be said for people who are able to bounce back and take a terrible loss and turn it into something good. I think the people who manage that . . . have the better results.”

Overall, she said, her secret to resilience is simple. “I just try to stay positive. Obviously it’s not easy, but staying positive is the only way to get you through.”

Not only is Sloane on a mission on the court, she’s on one off the court as well. And she’s mainly putting in work to help other young, black females get an opportunity to play tennis via her organization, The Sloane Stephens Foundation.

“Being able to teach tennis to people who normally wouldn’t be able to learn, or give kids the opportunity who normally wouldn’t be able to pick up a racket, that’s super important,” Sloane said.

“That’s building communities where maybe their kids will end up playing tennis. And for me, that’s what growing the game is. Obviously, playing tennis and being on TV every week is cool—but it’s not cool if kids aren’t picking up rackets because they just can’t. You want people to see you and say, ‘Oh, I want to play tennis,’ and then actually be able to go and get a tennis racket and ball and have somewhere to play.”

 

Exercise is important for your health, but so is self care. Sloane doesn’t miss out on taking care of herself and neither does her new husband/soccer star Jozy Altidore. The beautiful couple – who tied the knot in January 2022 – shared a ridiculously cute skincare routine video that we didn’t know we needed:

 

 

 
 

 

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Loves it!

On the magazine circuit…

 

 

 
 

 

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The new bride looked ravishingly beautiful on the latest cover of Black Bride magazine.

 

 

 
 

 

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Whew! Just GORGEOUS.

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Sloane recently made an appearance at the White House to introduce Madam Vice President Kamala Harris as she launched the White House Task Force to Address Online Harassment and Abuse. They were joined by senior government officials, survivors, and victims advocates who all shared experiences and recommendations for the Task Force.

 

 

 
 

 

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Fab!

Sloane Stephens will go against Zheng Qinwen in Round 1 of the women’s singles at Wimbledon set for Tuesday, June 28th. Fingers crossed.

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Diddy Thanks Kim & Cassie During BET Lifetime Achievement Award Speech, But NOT Caresha As She Holds Up ‘Go Papi’ Sign In The Audience

The Internet is torn after Diddy delivered his BET Lifetime Achievement Award speech where he showed love to his late ex, Kim Porter, and his (now married) ex Cassie, but not his “current” Caresha as she stood in the audience holding up a sign. After the show, JT had to clear a chick who spoke about Caresha’s “situation” with the Hip Hop mogul. Get it all inside…

BET honored Diddy with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for all his contributions to the industry.

The 52-year-old Hip Hop mogul ran through a long list of names, thanking everyone who has helped him or served a purpose in his life and career. Diddy thanked several important people in his life, including late music exec Andre Harrell, late rapper Heavy D, late Hip Hop icon The Notorious B.I.G., and his beloved mother of his children, Kim Porter, who died in 2018. 

And the gratitude didn’t stop there. Even though they’ve since broken up and gone their separate ways, Diddy thanked his ex/singer Cassie, who is now married with two children.

“I’ma keep it a hundred with y’all,” he said. “I was in a dark place for a few years, you know what I’m saying? And I have to give a special thank you shout out, thank you, all that love. I gotta give a special thank you to the people that was really like there for me.”

“Bishop T.D. Jakes, my Chief of Staff, Kristina Khorram, Laurieann Gibson, [for] keeping me free,” he continued. “Yeah… and also Cassie, for holding me down in the dark times.”

You can watch his speech below:

 

 
 

 

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Fans quickly noticed no mention of City Girls’ rapper Caresha/Yung Miami, who he confirmed he’s dating.

When he was first announced to come on stage to accept the award, the camera panned over to Caresha and she’s happily holding a red sign that said “Go Papi” on it.

Check it:

 

Baby Diddy Is Knocking Caresha DOWN Okay #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/wBQJ6FrVWQ

— LaSha (@iamluhhshayy) June 27, 2022

 

Well, she did say she was single but her and Diddy go together during the premiere episode of her new podcast, “Caresha Please.” They both confirmed they’re single, but dating.

 

 
 

 

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Some folks feel like Diddy should have shown Caresha some love during his speech, while others don’t! They feel like he gave flowers to the people who had been in his life that helped him get to where he is today. Since his relationship with Caresha is new, it didn’t make sense to them why he would thank her for anything.

See some reactions below:

 

Diddy just thanked Cassie while caresha holding a sign #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/5tFOeLeFxn

— Bri Marné (@NonGMHoee) June 27, 2022

 

 

Diddy: I miss Kim so much… Shout out Cassie for holding me down in dark times… #BETAwards

Caresha: pic.twitter.com/ozhHjdLKAV

— OG Aunt Becky (@ATLviaMIA) June 27, 2022

 

 

diddy really got caresha out hear exhibiting groupie behavior i’m sickkk pic.twitter.com/DSgBRwbk24

— world titan (@trainwreckpapi) June 27, 2022

 

 

I’m confused, why would Diddy thank Caresha? He won a LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT award. Caresha been around for like two seconds. She wasn’t a part of his career. #BETAwards

— encore. (@LundiCharms) June 27, 2022

 

 

I really want to know why y’all wanted diddy to shout out caresha , when he was simply thanking people who helped him when he was at his lowest?

— D.Ferg (@Where_Is_Ferg) June 27, 2022

 

 

Y’all are acting like Caresha & Diddy didn’t talk about Kim and the impact she had on his life during the Revolt interview. He also thanked Cassie for being there for him when she passed. It’s getting weird. https://t.co/m633eZzjv4

— . (@_onceuponaDIME) June 27, 2022

 

 

The REAL Bad thing is a JOKE diddy & caresha made it clear that there dating . They don’t go together . I don’t see nothing wrong with him shouting out Cassie . He was with her FOR YEARS she didn’t even get a ring or child from him , he better thank her for being there

— Perrette is the name (@Itsonly1__P) June 27, 2022

 

 

Diddy still letting it be known in front of Caresha that Cassie is still a fresh wound after all these years#BETAwards pic.twitter.com/5g4ZbzSzzL

— Cameron Searles (@CJSearle93) June 27, 2022

 

 

Caresha puhlease had a whole sign and still didn’t get a shout out from Diddy Santana gone clown her in the car #BETAwards #BETAwards2022 pic.twitter.com/asj3abNBFa

— #ITGIRL (@DaHawtie) June 27, 2022

 

”Love & Hip Hop: Miami” star Jessie Woo threw shade at Caresha for holding that sign for Diddy:

 

That man thanked every woman in his life including CASSIE…. EXCEPT the woman holding up the “Go Papi” sign… #BETAwards pic.twitter.com/LpPFzko77R

— MBali (@TheJessieWoo) June 27, 2022

 

”That man thanked every woman in his life including CASSIE…. EXCEPT the woman holding up the “Go Papi” sign…,” Jessie tweeted.

 

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— MBali (@TheJessieWoo) June 27, 2022

 

JT don’t play about Caresha, so she responded! She tweeted back:

”B*tch don’t play crazy not a b*tch that can be seen touched & identified trying to go viral…ok, alright."

Caresha also responded, “Girl please!”

 

 
 

 

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Jessie hasn’t directly responded to the ladies, but she did express to a fan how she’s always singled out when she does awards show commentary:

 

I’m always singled out. That’s literally my life’s story.

— MBali (@TheJessieWoo) June 27, 2022

 

Diddy’s longtime sidechick Gina Huynh – who recently was involved in social media beef with Caresha after attending the Billboard Awards – posted this after the BET Awards: 

"LOL AT ALL THE FAKENESS," Gina – who was not in attendance – wrote on IG Stories.  Still a mess.

Swipe through our memes and reactions gallery below!  

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MEMES & REACTIONS TO THE BIGGEST NIGHT IN CULTURE: THE 2022 BET AWARDS

2022 BET AWARDS: Chlöe Flips Her ‘Surprise’ Into Adina Howard’s ‘Freak Like Me’, ‘Have Mercy’ & ‘Treat Me’

Chlöe is on FIRE, ok?  She revealed she was hella nervous before tonight’s BET Awards performance, but we damn sure couldn’t tell.  Watch how she flipped her bops and served up some "Freak Like Me" inside.

 

Chlöe Bailey, who’s slowly but surely building up the solo clout to go by the single moniker Chlöe, put on a SHOW tonight at the BET Awards.  We love when the gworls put in work and serve to the masses, being the all around supreme beings that they are.

Watch Chlöe nail her vocals and remixed musical arrangements with a medley performance of "Surprise", Adina Howard‘s "Freak Like Me", "Have Mercy" and "Treat Me":

 

Her red carpet look was also one for the books.  Check it:

 

 

 
 

 

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She was nominated for 3 BET Awards tonight.

 

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MEMES & REACTIONS TO THE BIGGEST NIGHT IN CULTURE: THE 2022 BET AWARDS

2022 BET AWARDS: Chloe Bailey, Lizzo, Summer Walker, Jussie Smollett & Tons More Show Off On The Red Carpet For Culture’s Biggest Night

Culture’s Biggest Night was one to remember! All of your faves hit the red carpet for the 2022 BET Awards, including Chloe Bailey, Lizzo, Summer Walker, Jussie Smollett and tons more. Get into their looks inside…

The 2022 BET Awards – hosted by Taraji P. Henson – brought out the industry’s biggest stars to celebrate Black excellence in music, acting, sports and entertainment. We noticed this year’s carpet went dark – tons of sexy dark colors, feathers and cutouts. 

Of course the hottest songstress out right now would make a grand entrance.

 

@ChloeBailey is in the building. #BETAwards #CulturesBiggestNight pic.twitter.com/rYw54pbPQT

— BET (@BET) June 26, 2022

 

Styled by Jennifer Udechukwu, singer/actress Chloe Bailey wore a black sequin Nicolas Jebran gown accessorized with Colette Jewelry and Le Silla heels. On the carpet, she teased she had a surprise for her fans when she hit the stage.

Also styling in black, singer/actress Halle Bailey – Chloe’s sister – served up subtle sexy in a black cutout Mônot gown.  She also hit the carpet with her rapper boyfriend DDG:

 

 

 
 

 

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These two make us swoon.

 

Shine queen! "Empire" alum Taraji P. Henson slipped into a sparkly Tom Ford dress to host the BET Awards for the 2nd sonsecutive year. 

Singer/Performer Lizzo who donated $500K to Planned Parenthood following the overturning of Roe vs. Wade – shimmers in a navy Gucci feathered gown. 

 

Soulful songstress/nominee Ari Lennox pulled up on the carpet to snap it up in NEDO & NEDRET TACİROGLU Couture. 

Singer/Nominee Summer Walker – who recently confirmed she’s pregnant with baby #2 – made sure to have all eyes on her when she hit the carpet. The 26-year-old singer and her bump posed it up in an eye-popping look.

Do we love it?!

We’re loving "Kingdom Business" star Serayah’s fresh, new look. The recent birthday girl introduced Kirk Franklin and Maverick City Music’s performance alongside her co-star Tamar Braxton

 

Tamar Braxton, Serayah and Latto #BETAwards #CulturesBiggestNight pic.twitter.com/9LX6FoMB6N

— TAMAR ARCHIVES (@tamararchives) June 27, 2022

 

*tear* She’s growing up! "black-ish" star Marsai Martin has plenty to celebrate. She won the YoungStars Award and she turns 18 in 50 days! Ha! She served up big LEO energy onstage. 

Before hitting the stage to perform, "POSE" star Billy Porter hit the red carpet in this Rick Owens original. We can’t say it’s our fave. 

Well, look who it is! "Empire" alum Jussie Smollett is slowly making his return to the limelight following his hate crime drama. He has been spotted at several events recently. 

These two! From breakups to makeups, it’s likely safe to say Ray J & Princess Love aren’t breaking up…ever. 

By the way, he’s starring on the BET+ new series "College Hill: Celebrity Edition," which also stars NeNe Leakes, Lamar Odom, Big Freedia, Stacey Dash, DreamDoll, India Love and Slim Thug. It’s set to premiere this summer.

Speaking of NeNe, the former "RHOA" diva was all smiles on the carpet alongside her controversial BAE Nyonisela Sioh, who is allegedly married to another woman.

As for other couples on the carpet…

Presenter Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba served up Black Love on the carpet. Come through Couple Goals! 

Gospel singer Kirk Franklin and his wife Tammy flexed some interesting looks on the carpet before Kirk and Lil Baby won the Best Gospel/Inspirational Award for their collaboration on "We Win," a track off the soundtrack for Space Jam: A New Legacy.

R&B crooner/presenter Ne-Yo got kissy with his wife Crystal Smith on the carpet. Y’all know they love flexing their love.

 

We know. You can’t tell either. This is Blac Chyna making her way down the carpet. During the show, folks were confused on whether this was raptress Latto or Chyna. Ha! 

By the way, she recently settled her revenge porn lawsuit she filed against her daughter’s father, Rob Kardashian. 

The hair. The gown. The skin. We loved everything about singer/presenter Janelle Monae’s Roberto Cavalli look. 

Singer/Performer Giveon hit the carpet solo before his shaky performance as he had to deal with audio issues. 

BODY-ODY-ODY! "P-Valley" star Brandee Evans looked amazing in a gold mini dress on the carpet. 

"Snowfall" king Damson Idris never disappoints. 

Yassss! Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige – who won the BET HER Award for "Goodmorning Gorgeous" – slayed in Tony Ward Couture like only she can. Sheesh. 

Mom-of-three where?! Former "RHOA" star Eva Marcille looked bomb in a sparkly, slinky number on the carpet. 

Singer Victoria Monet hit the red carpet after performing during the pre-show. 

Several rappers were in the mix, including Chance The Rapper (who performed), Rick Ross and Lil Uzi Vert:

Pre-Show Host Terrence J stopped for a photo-op on the carpet. 

"black-ish" star Miles Brown is growing up! Lord. He’s making us feel old. 

Color, prints and platforms! HARRIET actress Cynthia Erivo made a statement. 

"Bachelorette" alum Rachel Lindsay posed it up in a cute coral mini dress. 

EMMY winning writer Lena Waithe served up Easter Sunday vibes.  By the way, her show "The Chi" just returned for Season 5. 

Dr. Bobby Jones looked sharp on the carpet. 

 

 

 
 

 

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"Power II" star Light Skin Keisha tapped into the all black trend, rocking this Rick Owens number. 

Who wore your favorite look?

Hit our IG to see tons of these red carpet looks in video as celebs pulled up to the carpet.

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IT’S GIVING BOSS B—H! Latto Brings Out Mariah Carey For ‘Big Energy’ Performance, Wins Her First BET Award!

From "The Rap Game" to rapping with Mariah Carey, it’s DEFINITELY giving legendary boss b***h!  Big Latto is having the best night ever at the 2022 BET Awards.  Find out why inside.

It’s her first (big) Award ever, and it’s only right she joins Nicki Minaj as the only female rap artist to win Best New Artist at the BET Awards.  Latto was in full on tears and even lost an earring with all the commotion as her name was called for one of the early awards of the night.  And we couldn’t be happier for her!

The "Boss B***h" and "Big Energy" rapper made sure to use her time to let the people know women won’t allow for control over their bodies, and also made sure to thank her own boo (rapper 21 Savage) for everything he’s done for her.  Check it:

 

After also graciously thanking her fans for being her Day 1’s, she took the stage to perform "Boss B***h" and "Big Energy," and ENERGY is def what she gave. Check it:

The hard working chick set the stage with an office, desk, several dancers, and served up A LEWK. Having Mariah Carey on the "Big Energy" remix was already a flex, but bringing out the legend for the BET Awards and literally giving her the flowers she deserves….the ultimate flex.

Next up for Latto: She’s serving as the special guest on Lizzo’s upcoming tour. Love to see it!

 

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BET AWARDS 2022: Taraji P. Henson’s Opening Monologue – ‘Guns Have More Rights Than Women,’ ‘Tonight Is For Black Kings’

Host Taraji P. Henson was on her Queen ish tonight as she gave her monologue to open the 2022 BET Awards.  Watch it inside.

 

 

Taraji P. Henson walked out to “The Kings Affirmation” by INIKO, the viral TikTok song, before opening her monologue for the 2022 BET Awards!

She turned her attention to blasting the Supreme Court after their horrific decision of overturning Roe vs. Wade saying:

“It’s about damn time we talk about the fact that guns have more rights than a woman,”

“A weapon that can take lives has more power than a woman that can give life if she chooses to,” Henson said.

 

She said the night was dedicated to black kings, especially people like Diddy who is being honored tonight with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Just a reminder, back in May, she re-introduced herself as Dr. Taraji P. Henson after receiving an Honorary Doctorate degree from her former college, Howard University:

“I would like to take this moment to reintroduce myself: My name is Dr. Taraji Penda Henson, Howard class of 1995,” said Henson after receiving her honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at Howard University this past weekend. Brian Stukes/Getty Images pic.twitter.com/lPmdDI72vt

— StyleMagazine.com (@houstonstyle) May 10, 2022

Werk!

 

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GOOD AS HELL: Lizzo Slays The Flute AND The Red Carpet At The 2022 BET Awards

Lizzo is looking & feeling Good As Hell!  She slayed the disco-themed stage while opening tonight’s BET Awards and did the same on the red carpet.  We’ve got it all inside.

Lizzo sashayed down the BET Awards 2022 red carpet tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Gucci, giving us thigh, feathers, and shimmer.  She topped off her look with finger waves in her hair, dramatic baby hairs and the biggest smile we’ve come to love her for.

 

 

 
 

 

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She opened the show in full on disco mode – a gold disco ball, a gold sequined jumpsuit and big hair – as she performed her hit "About Damn Time". She also flexed her flute playing skills and shouted out the power of black music, reminding y’all she’s not your average.   Check it:

 

While she wasn’t nominated tonight, she has been nominated 5-times on the last 2 years and has won one BET Award.

Lizzo’s set to drop her new album, Special, on July 15th.

 

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BET AWARDS 2022: Jazmine Sullivan WINS Best Female R&B-Pop Artist, Asks Men ‘Who Benefitted From A Woman Terminating A Pregnancy’ To SPEAK UP For Women’s Rights

Jazmine Sullivan just reminded us all why she deserves ALL the things. She took the audience to church during her BET Awards acceptance speech, speaking specifically to the men and challenging them to stand with women in the fight for women’s rights.  Watch inside.

 

Jazmine Sullivan DESERVES.  The "Pick Up Your Feelings" singer just won the 2022 BET Award for Best Female R&B-Pop Artist!  While her ridiculous talent is more than enough reason for her to deserve every single award, her way with words is what gets us every time.

The Philly queen bravely used her acceptance speech time to challenge men to stand with women in the fight for women’s rights that were stripped away on Friday with the overturning of Roe v. Wade.  She specifically asked men who benefited from a woman terminating a pregnancy to speak up and stand up.

"I want to speak directly to the men.  We need y’all.  We need y’all to stand up for us.  Stand up with us.

If you ever benefited from a woman making one of the toughest decisions of her life, which is to terminate a pregnancy.  You need to be standing with us.  This is not just a woman’s issue.  This is everybody’s issue.  We need your support more than ever.  Y’all got us? Because we got y’all."

SAY. THAT. ISH. JAZ.

Congrats to this fabulous queen on her big win!

 

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