Mother of Miss USA Cheslie Kryst Reveals Cheslie’s Heartbreaking Last Text, Shares Pageant Queen Attempted Suicide Before

Months after the impossibly tragic death of Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst, her mother, April Simpkins, speaks out for the first time.  She reveals the painful text message Cheslie sent her before she took her own life and shed light on Cheslie’s battle with depression growing up. The heartbreaking story inside…

WARNING! This post could be triggering to some.

The nation was utterly shocked to learn the woman who jumped to her death from the 29th floor of a luxury midtown Manhattan high rise building was Miss USA 2019 and "Extra" correspondent Cheslie Kryst.

From the outside looking in, it appeared Cheslie had it all and was living her best life. The 30-year-old was exceptional in every way, even seen as perfect in many of our eyes. She was a D1 track star in college, graduated with every honor before attending law school & Grad school simultaneously to earn her J.D. and MBA, achieved several honors in her post-Graduate studies, wowed the world during her Miss USA pageant Q&A that went viral due to her bold answer about the #MeToo movement, represented people who needed help in their fight for social justice, often pro bono, and was absolutely stunning both inside and out.

What people didn’t know is that she struggled with depression daily. That battle ended on January 30th, leaving her parents and siblings devastated. Cheslie was the 2nd oldest out of six children.




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For the first time since the untimely passing of her daughter, Cheslie’s mother, April Simpkins, is speaking out. For her first sit-down interview, April chopped it up with “Red Table Talk” co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris about her daughter and what she had been going through.

Being candid, April shared Cheslie struggled with depression since her early 20s. At that time she was pursuing two degrees, so he mother thought school was the culprit as she was working on her law degree and an MBA at the same time.

While she knew her daughter struggled with mental health, she didn’t realize the severity of her struggle because she hid it. Not until she attempted suicide for the first time. After that, she said she and Cheslie grew very close and she wanted her daughter to know she could call her when she was in a crisis. Her mother made sure she got her help, signing her up to see a counselor.

On the day Cheslie took her life, April said she received a gut wrenching text message from Cheslie following a an exercise class. She said Cheslie knew she regularly went to workout on Sunday mornings, so she sent it when she knew her mother wouldn’t have her phone. An hour had passed before April saw the text.

“First, I’m sorry, by the time you get this, I won’t be alive anymore. And it makes me even more sad to write this because I know it will hurt you the most,” Cheslie wrote to her mother.

“I love you mom, and you are my best friend, and the person I’ve lived for for years. I wish I could stay with you, but I cannot bear the crushing weight of persistent sadness, hopelessness, and loneliness any longer,” the text continued.

Overcome with grief, April said she couldn’t read it all.

“I’ve never told you these feelings, because I never wanted you to worry, and because I hoped they would eventually change, but I know they never will. They follow me through every accomplishment, success, family gathering, friendly dinner.

In the message, Cheslie explained how no matter what she accomplished, she wasn’t happy and was always overcome with feelings of sadness and loneliness.

“I’ve never told you these feelings, because I never wanted you to worry, and because I hoped they would eventually change, but I know they never will. They follow me through every accomplishment, success, family gathering, friendly dinner.

"I cry almost every day now, like I’m in mourning. I wished for death for years. And I know you would want to know and want to help, but I haven’t wanted to share this weight with anyone. 

“Regardless of that, thank you sincerely for being there for me in some of my loneliness moments without me even telling you I needed you.

“You have kept me alive and ready to face another day, because you answer every phone call and you are there for me at the drop of a hat. You listen to me and care when I tell you what goes on in my life and you’ve always made me feel like you loved me. 

“I love you more than any person I’ve ever known. You’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve done everything right.”

This absolutely broke our heart. We can’t even imagine.

In the message, Cheslie also shared her final wishes and other personal information that April decided to keep to herself. And understandably so.




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Incredibly tragic. We do find comfort that her mother is dedicated to carrying our Cheslie’s final wishes. Her mother shared she’ll never be the same again and said she’s working on how to handle grief in her life daily.

Prayers to Cheslie’s entire family, friends and fans!

If you or a loved one is in need of help in any way and considering drastic action, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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Chris Rock Is NOT Talking About Will Smith Oscars Slap Until He Gets Paid, Will Is BANNED From Academy + Jada Pinkett Smith Makes First Post-Oscars Appearance Solo

On the heels of Will Smith being banned from the Academy for ten years, Chris Rock says he’s not talking about the Will Smith Oscars slap until he gets PAID. Meanwhile, Jada Pinkett-Smith made her first post-Oscars appearance solo. More inside…

Chris Rock says he’s not uttering a word about being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars until someone drops him a bag!

Over the weekend, the “Good Hair” host hit the stage for his live comedy show at Fantasy Springs in Palm Springs, California where he told attendees that he doesn’t plan on sharing his side of the Oscars slap heard around the world until he’s financially compensated to do so.

“I’m OK. I have a whole show and I’m not talking about that until I get paid,” the 57-year-old comedian said according to the Desert Sun newspaper. “Life is good. I got my hearing back,” he joked. 

It’s the second time Chris has addressed the drama. During his March 30th show Boston’s The Wilbur, he told the crowd he was “still kind of processing what happened.” Meanwhile, Chris’ brother, Tony Rock, popped off on Will AND Jada during a recent comedy sow, saying he didn’t have anything to lose, so it’s basically whatever. Hmph. 

By the way, Chris’ comedy show tickets have skyrocketed and so has Will’s memoir sales since "the slap." 

Chris’ jokes about the altercation came hours after the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences BANNED Will from attending the Oscars for 10 years due to “the slap.” There were online debates as fans questioned if Will’s Oscar Award would be taken from him. After meetings with board members, the famed Hollywood actor will be allowed to keep his Best Actor Award, which he won for King Richard.

“The Board of Governors has decided, for a period of 10 years, from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards,” the Academy said Friday (Apr. 8th).

“We want to express our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances. We also want to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for their poise and grace during our telecast.”

The world has been debating about the controversial slap for weeks now. You’ll recall, the King Richard star walked up on stage and slapped Chris in the face on live television after the comedian made a G.I. Joke about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s bald head. She has been battling hair loss since she was diagnosed with alopecia. Since then, Will has issued several apologies and even resigned from the Academy. 





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Jada Pinkett Smith put the internet slander of her name behind her and made her first public appearance since her husband slapped Chris at the 94th Academy Awards.

Looking like a golden goddess in a strapless gown, the "Red Table Talk" host joined her friends Shonda Rhimes and Debbie Allen in L.A. to celebrate the grand opening of the Rhimes Performing Arts Center, which will serve as the home for the new Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Inside the new 24,000-square ft. space is a studio named after the Smiths, according to Broadway World.


Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Shonda Rhimes, Debbie Allen, Jada Pinkett Smith all here posing together…it feels like people are trying to avoid more #Oscars talk because Shonda, Debbie and Jada all declined interviews.

— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) April 10, 2022


Swipe through below to go inside the grand opening, which features appearance from several of your faves including Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter, Samuel L. Jackson and more:





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Fab times!

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Diddy Claims Will & Chris Squashed Their Beef, Others Say That’s False & They Haven’t Even Spoken + Will Smith Gets Hella Jiggy With Fam At Oscars Afterparty

Seemingly unbothered by the dramatic events during the Oscars ceremony, Will Smith turned up with his family and industry friends at the Vanity Fair afterparty to celebrate his first Oscar win. Watch the Academy Award winner cut a rug on the dance floor, plus what Diddy said about Will & Chris Rock squashing their “beef” (that other reports dispute) inside…

During the Oscars ceremony, Diddy mentioned Will Smith & Chris Rock would resolve their issues “like family” after the show after Will slapped Chris hard AF during the show. 


Aye Diddy is hilarious man

— Reggie Chatman Jr. (@ReggieChatman) March 28, 2022


Later, the Hip Hop mogul confirmed to Page Six that Will & Chris had already squashed their beef.

“That’s not a problem. That’s over. I can confirm that. It’s all love. They’re brothers,” Diddy said.

However, other reports say otherwise. 

Sources told TMZ that Will and Chris haven’t even spoke to one another after the slap, let alone settled anything. The source explained Chris walked straight to his dressing room after the "the slap" and said there has not been any communication between Will and Chris. A person in Chris’ camp said the comedian had "no intention of staying" initially.

The source also noted Chris Rock didn’t have any idea Jada Pinkett-Smith had alopecia and that he "doesn’t have a mean bone in his body."

In 2018, Jada revealed she was battling alopecia and has been vocal about her hair loss and having to shave her head.

After Chris made the "G.I. Jane" joke, you could tell the Girls Trip actress was visibly annoyed by the joke.

Despite the drama, The Smith family enjoyed Will’s epic accomplishment. 




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It was a monumental night for Will Smith during the 94th Annual Academy Awards ceremony. Drama aside, the Hollywood veteran won his first ever Oscars Award! He nabbed the gold statue for his role as Richard Williams – the father of tennis greats Venus and Serena Williams – in the critically acclaimed film, King Richard.

After the controversial slap, Will made his way to the Vanity Fair afterparty held at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills to turn up with his family and industry friends to celebrate his first Academy Award.

On the way inside the bash, Will snapped it up on the carpet with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and their children, Trey, Jaden and Willow Smith.

Peep the clip below:



"King Richard" star Will Smith smiles and poses for photos with Jada Pinkett Smith and their family outside the Vanity Fair party, after Smith won the best actor Oscar and slapped Chris Rock at the ceremony.

— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) March 28, 2022



The famed actor “got Jiggy” to some of his own classic hits, including “Get Jiggy With It,” “Welcome to Miami” and “Summertime” on the dance floor while holding his gold Oscar statue. Get into it below:



Will Smith is at the #VanityFairOscarParty dancing with his Oscar to ‘Gettin Jiggy With It.’

— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) March 28, 2022



Will Smith holding court at the Vanity Fair party, dancing to his hits

— nekesa mumbi moody (@nekesamumbi) March 28, 2022



Will Smith dancing with his #Oscar  at the Vanity Fair party on Sunday evening.

— Dave Bondy (@DaveBondyTV) March 28, 2022



Will Smith slapped Chris Rock and got Jiggy With It at the after party. What a move.

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) March 28, 2022


During the party, reporters for the Associated Press asked celebs what they thought about Will slapping Chris Rock after the comedian made a joke about Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. Check it:


Will Smith’s shocking Oscars stage confrontation with Chris Rock was the talk of the Vanity Fair party. Henry Golding says "there’s something deeper to be discussed."

— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) March 28, 2022


On social media…





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The King Richard star shared a video of himself and Jada getting ready for the event, which he captioned, “Me ‘n @jadapinkettsmith got all dressed up to choose chaos.”


After slapping Chris Rock, he hopped in his own comments and wrote, “You can’t invite people from Philly or Baltimore nowhere!!” Oop!

We’ve rounded up more flicks from the Oscars afterparty scene in our gallery below! 


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OSCAR LOADING: Will Smith Wins Best Actor At 2022 Critics Choice Awards + Host Taye Diggs & Apryl Jones Hit The Carpet Together + Issa, Jodie & Joshua, More

The 27th annual Critics Choice Awards, hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer, went down last night and Will Smith copped the Best Actor Award! Go inside to celebrate with the veteran actor, plus see Taye Diggs and his boo Apryl Jones hit the carpet together, and all of the jewel toned salvage on the red carpet inside…

Awards season is here! And we’ve got a round-up of YBF winners during the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards for, which recognized excellence in television and film. According to its website, the awards have typically been an accurate predictor of who will be nominated for an Academy Award.

It appears an Academy Award is loading for veteran actor Will Smith! The global superstar won bets actor at the 2022 Critics Choice Awards for his performance as Venus & Serena Williams’ father, Richard Williams, in King Richard.




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Of course, Will had his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, on his arm for the epic night. She rocked a Maison Rabih Kayrouz gown to celebrate her man.




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During his acceptance speech, the 53-year-old actor thanked the Williams Family for trusting him with their life story.

”I am here tonight with Venus and Serena [Williams] and their sister Isha," he said. "And I really just want to say to all of you, thank you for entrusting me with your story. What you were able to do, and what your family was able to do, inspired everyone in this room, everyone in this country and everyone around the world."

Peep the clip above.

By the way, Will also won awards in the same category at the 2022 SAG Awards and 2022 BAFTA Awards. The actor has been nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards, so it sure looks like an Oscar is loading for Will. It’s long overdue.

Back on the carpet….




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Further confirming their relationship, this year’s co-host Taye Diggs brought Apryl Jones along as his date for the red carpet event.

The show’s host kept it dapper in Armani and the former “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star rocked a custom purple feathered look from Jean-Louis Sabaji. While this isn’t their first red carpet appearance together, it’s their first time showing up together at a major televised event.


After tons of funny and cute IG videos, Taye and Apryl has become the cutest (and oddest) couple the Internet didn’t know they needed. Missed their coupledom videos? Catch up HERE

Speaking of couples…

Come thru queen!




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Queen & Slim actress Jodie Turner-Smith pulled up on the red carpet looking like a goddess alongside her actor husband Joshua Jackson. The happy couple both rocked Gucci ‘fits for the awards festivities, styled by Wayman + Micah


A sister salvage! Tennis superstar Venus Williams served up thigh action in Atelier Versace and Messika jewelry, styled by Law Roach. Meanwhile, her younger sister/tennis GOAT Serena Williams sparkled in a Versace gown in a similar hue as her sister.




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Two goddesses for sure. Watch the Williams Sisters speak on King Richard (and give star Aunjanue Ellis her flowers) below:

Co-host Nicole Byer, a judge on the Netflix competition series “Nailed It!,” served up hot pink magical vibes in a custom Christian Siriano princess gown accessorized with Neil Lane Couture jewelry. Watch Nicole alongside Taye on their hosting duties below:

"Insecure" creator/star Issa Rae ushered in spring wearing a floral, flowy Carolina Herrera dress.

"POSE" star MJ Rodriguez served face while posing it up in a Valentino SS22 Couture look. The actor was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

"Evil" star Mike Colter – decked out in a pinstriped Dolce and Gabbana suit – hit the carpet as he was nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

Styled by Wayman + Michah, "The Underground Railroad" actress Thuso Mbedu looked like a mini goddess in Christian Dior as she was nominated Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made For Television.




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Keeping it edgy with a colored pixie cut, Hollywood vet Halle Berry rocked a MÔNOT bustier underneath a Dolce and Gabanna suit to accept the SeeHer Award. She delivered an inspiring speech that had folks in the audience in tears.

"[Storytelling] can raise our consciousness and help us think outside of ourselves and our individual circumstances," Halle said. "I realized that we truly need to see each other’s reality — no matter how uncomfortable it makes us — so that we can stop judging and stop pointing fingers, but rather find compassion and empathy for the others."

Watch her acceptance speech below:

Speaking of winners…

Ariana DeBose copped the Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Anita in "West Side Story." Congrats. Watch her acceptance speech above.





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King Richard star Aunjanue L. Ellis – who was nominated for Best Supporting actress – STUNNED in a glittery dusty rose Dolce and Fabbana gown custom made for her. And…WOW! She looked AH-MAZING.






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It appears TV host April Ruffin and Apryl Jones wore similar looks. While Amber opted for purple, Amber rocked a black feathered look from Jean Louis Sabaji.

Fab times. And major congrats to the winners!

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2022 SAG Awards: Laverne Cox’s Shady ‘Entanglement’ Comment To Will & Jada Had Folks Clutching Their Pearls + ALL The Red Carpet Pics!

Laverne Cox was tapped to host the red carpet for this year’s SAG Awards. While chatting with Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, Laverne created an awkward moment when she made a reference to Jada’s Red Table Talk “entanglements.”

Watch their reactions, plus see the grand red carpet entrances when you go inside….

”Orange Is The New Black” star Laverne Cox and actress Yvette Nicole Brown were tapped to host the E! News red carpet before this year’s 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best TV and film performances from the past year. The ceremony was the first major in-person awards to be held since the COVID-19 pandemic.


Hollywood veteran Will Smith – who was nominated for Best Actor – and his wife/actress Jada Pinkett Smith (styled in a vintage Gareth Pugh gown) made their way down the red carpet ahead of the show and made a stop to chop it up with Laverne for E!

While rapping up the interview with the power couple, the two-time SAG winner – decked out in Michael Fausto and a Judith Leiber bag – praised Will for all of his accomplishments and applauded Jada for her success with her “Red Table Talk” Facebook Watch series. Then, she brought up Jada’s “entanglement.”

“Thank you for all the years of joy you’ve brought us, thank you, we can’t wait for more ‘Red Table Talk’ and more entanglements,” Laverne said to The Smiths on the carpet, referencing Jada’s affair with August Alsina.

“No more of those,” Jada quickly responded while laughing it off with her husband Will.

Peep the clip below:


Jada pinkett Smith says she’s DONE with entanglements during her interview at the #SagAwards w/ Will Smith

— 2Cool2Blog (@2cooI2blog) February 28, 2022


Actress Vivica A. Fox called Laverne’s “entanglement” comment tacky:


Vivica Fox says Laverne Cox was very tacky for bringing up ‘entanglements’ to Will & Jada & says she should prepare for people to walk right passed her on the red carpet now

— GlockTopickz (@Glock_Topickz) March 1, 2022


Do you agree?

Will Smith – who wore custom Dolce and Gabbana – won Best Actor in a film for his portrayal of Venus and Serena Williams‘ father, Richard Williams, in the critically acclaimed King Richard. He got emotional while talking about ushering his young co-stars – Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton – into the Hollywood fold. Peep the emotional clip above.

Back on the carpet… 

"Little Fires Everywhere" star Kerry Washington gave sunshine perfection in Celia Kritharioti. Whew!

Cynthia Erivo wore a custom red Louis Vuitton outfit with a coat and Tiffany & Co. jewels for the ceremony. She was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in "Genius: Aretha."

King Richard star Saniyya Sidney, who played a young Venus, served up Cinderella vibes in bright blue Zuhair Murad gown.

King Richard star Demi Singleton rocked custom Celine, styled by Jason Bolden.

Legs for days! Tennis superstar Venus Williams served up some leg action and goddess vibes in a custom Dolce & Gabbana look with Stuart Weitzman shoes.

Jennifer Hudson – who was nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in RESPECT – gave the gworls floral fab in a custom Vera Wang gown and Pomellato jewelry.

Media mogul Tyler Perry showed support to Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion into the country, accessorizing his custom green Isaia tuxedo with a blue and yellow ribbon.

Vocalist Daveed Diggs rocked Versace on the carpet.

Rapper Kid Cudi made a statement in all black and colorful sneakers. 

Yvette Nicole Brown – who hosted E!’s red carpet alongside Laverne Cox – turned heads in Betsy & Adam. 

Actor Leslie Odom Jr. donned a Balmain SS22 look straight from the runway.

"And Just Like That" star Karen Pittman was all smiles in a strapless Greta Constantine gown for the awards festivities.


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Jada Pinkett Smith Saw How Y’all Twisted Her Words & Says She & Will Smith Have Zero Issues In The Bedroom

Jada Pinkett Smith recently spoke about her sex life with her husband Will Smith on "Red Table Talk," but folks seemingly got her words twisted up. She has some words for the folks who are speculating she and Will are having issues in the bedroom inside…


For those of you reading into Jada Pinkett Smith‘s newest episode of "Red Table Talk" where she talks about her sex life with Will Smith, she wants you to simmer down.

Yesterday, Jada realeased a new episode of her Facebook Watch series "Red Table Talk" where she and her mother/co-host Adrienne Banfield-Norris were joined by actress Gwyneth Paltrow to dish on what it takes to maintain a good sex life and the importance of communication with your partner.

The conversation was segued in after Jada mention Gwyneth is having some of the best sex at the age of 49. The actress credited it to being a newlywed. With 26 years in the marriage game, Jada opened up about mainting a sex life with her husband, Will.

"It’s hard," Jada said. "The thing Will and I talk about a lot is the journey. We started in this at a very young age, you know, 22 years old. That’s why the accountability part really hit for me because I think you expect your partner to know [what you need], especially when it comes to sex. It’s like, ‘Well, if you love me, you should know. If you love me, you should read my mind.’ That’s a huge pitfall."

"Isn’t it weird, though? It’s like someone doesn’t read your mind and we feel crushed," Gwyneth said.

"Crushed!," Jada responded. "You tell me what you need. Tell me what you want, and on top of it, I know that I have to be accountable to do the same…I really try. It’s uncomfortable, but it’s deeply healthy, and I think around sex, because it’s something that we don’t talk about and there’s so much fantasy around it."

Hear what she said exactly below (at the 13:50 minute mark):

Folks took her comment and ran with it on social media. Peep some tweets below:


jada when will ask for a smidgen of coochie

— Deontae (@OGPO0H) October 27, 2021




Jada Pinkett: “you know that nigga Will don’t know how to fuck, right?”

—  (@BarkyBoogz) October 27, 2021



jada pinkett-smith every other month

— Upside Down Pineapple Cake Papi (@poochivicious) October 27, 2021




Nobody at all

Not a soul:

Jada Pinkett, unprovoked:

— (@Goose_Haley) October 27, 2021




Headline: Jada Pinkett-Smith Reveals—


— Jeremy Moon (@jeremymoonmusic) October 27, 2021



“That Jada and that Will love” bar aged like skinless avocados

— Richard Nevels (@Richie_l0c0) October 28, 2021



No one :

Jada : " I wonder how I can embarrass this man this month "

— (@JuniorCartxer) October 27, 2021



Well, the "Red Table Talk" co-host had time today! She wants everyone to know her sex life with Will is solid:





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"Only because I got time today. Stop making up headlines. Watch the @RedTableTalk I did with @GwynethPaltrow for yourselves. Will and I have NEVER had an issue in the bedroom. Thank you," she tweeted.

And there you have it.

It seems folks will never forget her entanglement with August Alsina….even though Will had his fair share of them as well.

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Will Smith Admits Jada Wasn’t The Only One In An ‘Entanglement,’ Talks Microdosing & Why He Never Participated In Slave-Based Projects

Will Smith opens up about his affairs and "customized" marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith, microdosing for the first time and why he chose to steer clear of slave-based projects in the November 2021 issue of GQ magazine. The tea inside…






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Will Smith celebrated his 53rd birthday over the weekend, launching his third year in the "F*ck It 50s" gang. Oh yes, Will loves it here and he explains why in the November 2021 issue of GQ magazine.

Before reaching his 50s, he chopped it up with fellow actor Denzel Washington about entering the next phase in his life and Denzel offered up some good advice for Will.

“Throughout the years, I would always call Denzel. He’s a real sage," he told the publication. "I was probably 48 or something like that and I called Denzel. He said, ‘Listen. You’ve got to think of it as the funky 40. Everybody’s 40s are funky.’ He said, ‘But just wait till you hit the fuck-it 50s,’ ” Smith told me. “He said, ‘Just bear with your 40s.’ I stopped and I was like, ‘The funky 40s and the fuck-it 50s.’ And that’s exactly what happened. It just became the fuck-it 50s, and I gave myself the freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.” Many of those things are detailed in the book, and others he’s still keeping close to the vest. “Some things are for GQ articles and some things are not,” he told me.




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Fans of the Hollywood actor learn more details about Will when his memoir, simply titled Will, is going to press this November. Inside, he opens up about the ups and downs of his two-decade marriage with 50-year-old actress Jada Pinkett Smith.

It seems those "open relationship" rumors that have followed the couple for years are in fact true. While it may not have started that way, at some point, their relationship stopped being monogamous. The public found out about Jada’s "entanglement" with August Alsina when she decided to come clean on her Facebook Watch series, "Red Table Talk."

As much as the "Black Man Don’t Cheat" delegation tried to paint the narrative that Will didn’t cheat in their marriage, he admitted she wasn’t the only one to have an extramarital affair.

“Jada never believed in conventional marriage. … Jada had family members that had an unconventional relationship,” the 53-year-old actor told GQ’s Wesley Lowery. “So, she grew up in a way that was very different than how I grew up. There were significant endless discussions about, what is relational perfection?”

"What is the perfect way to interact as a couple? And for the large part of our relationship, monogamy was what we chose, not thinking of monogamy as the only relational perfection,” Smith told me. “We have given each other trust and freedom, with the belief that everybody has to find their own way. And marriage for us can’t be a prison. And I don’t suggest our road for anybody"

While their "customized" marriage works for them, it isn’t for everyone and they know that.

"I don’t suggest this road for anybody. But the experiences that the freedoms that we’ve given one another and the unconditional support, to me, is the highest definition of love.”

The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star mentioned the backlash (and memes) he received from the Red Table Talk discussion about Jada’s "entanglement."

“The public has a narrative that is impenetrable,” Smith said. “Once the public decides something, it’s difficult to impossible to dislodge the pictures and ideas and perceptions.”

After the episode aired, tons of memes were created that featured Will looking upset and disheveled. Will blames exhaustion as the reason why he looked like that during the midnight taping of the episode.

“It was midnight and we were going on vacation the next day,” Smith explained, noting that the details they were discussing were, by that point, years in the past. “It was like, no, no, no, guys, I’m not sad. I’m fucking exhausted.”

Once Will reached the "F*ck It 50s," he decided he would go on a journey to find happiness. He wanted to do everything he said in his mind he wanted to do and experience them with no regrets, including "microdosing" on hallucinogenic properties.

And so Smith set out on a journey to find himself, and find happiness. He rented a house in Utah and sat in solitude for 14 days. He traveled to Peru for more than a dozen ayahuasca rituals, even though he’d never even smoked weed and barely drank. (“This was my first tiny taste of freedom,” Smith writes of his first experience. “In my fifty plus years on this planet, this is the unparalleled greatest feeling I’ve ever had.”)

Here’s what one can expect from a ayahuasca ritual/ceremony:

Ayahuasca is an ancient medicinal plant brew with origins in the Amazon, namely Peru. The thick brown tea is made using Caapi, a vine that only grows in the rainforest, and plant leaves that contain hallucinogenic properties. 

An Ayahuasca ceremony involves drinking the hallucinatory plant/vine tea blend under the guidance of a respected Shaman, for a long night spent in deep connection to a higher intelligence and an understanding of one’s true self. A typical Ayahuasca ceremony is a full night—the trip can last up to five hours. Ayahuasca is indigenous to the Amazon and is legal there, where retreats and ceremonies are held and authorized, but not in the U.S., where the scene is still largely underground and secretive.

We’d like to note, everyone doesn’t have access to Will’s "connections" to the purest form of whatever drug, so one should consider that before partaking in these type of activities. As we’ve been seeing in the headlines, drugs are being laced with deadly chemicals that the user has no idea that they are consuming.




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While on his journey, he met with an intmacy coach who helped him be comfortable with himself and finding other women attractive even though he was a married man.

During his first meeting with Michaela Boehm, an intimacy coach he spent years working with, Smith confessed that, if he could have anything in the world, he’d want a harem of girlfriends. “Who?” Boehm demanded, insisting he name specific women he’d want to invite to his harem. Misty Copeland, Smith replied. And Halle Berry too. For the rest of the session, the two of them researched specific women who could round out his aspirational harem. The plan was to then begin contacting the women.

“I don’t know where I saw it or some sh*t as a teenager, but the idea of traveling with 20 women that I loved and took care of and all of that, it seemed like a really great idea,” Smith explained to me with a laugh. “And then, after we played it out a little bit, I was like, ‘That would be horrific. That would be horrific.’ I was like, ‘Can you imagine how miserable?’

“What she was doing was essentially cleaning out my mind, letting it know it was okay to be me and be who I was. It was okay to think Halle is fine. It doesn’t make me a bad person that I’m married and I think Halle is beautiful. Whereas in my mind, in my Christian upbringing, even my thoughts were sins. That was really the process that Michaela worked me through to let me realize that my thoughts were not sins and even acting on an impure thought didn’t make me a piece of sh*t.”





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The Oscar nominated actor explained why he steered clear of slave-based projects and Emancipation film, which tackles racial themes.

“I’ve always avoided making films about slavery,” Smith had told me about an hour earlier as we sat in a production trailer. “In the early part of my career… I didn’t want to show Black people in that light. I wanted to be a superhero. So I wanted to depict Black excellence alongside my white counterparts. I wanted to play roles that you would give to Tom Cruise. And the first time I considered it was Django. But I didn’t want to make a slavery film about vengeance.”

Emancipation is different. It would be a disservice to think of it as a “slavery movie,” Smith explained to me. It’s going to be a David Lean–style epic, he said, with the flavor of an action flick. More Apocalypto than 12 Years a Slave. The story itself is not (just) about the dehumanizing violence of slavery, it’s also about perseverance. Peter is believed to have escaped the Confederacy in 1863 after a harrowing 10-day journey through the Louisiana bayou, joined Lincoln’s army, and then returned to the South to help free those he’d left behind. It’s a difficult story to tell, an even harder one to tell well, and exactly the type that, at this juncture in his life and career, the 53-year-old Smith is yearning to put out into the world.

“This was one that was about love and the power of Black love,” Smith said. “And that was something that I could rock with. We were going to make a story about how Black love makes us invincible.”

Sweet. You can read his full cover story here.

Watch will go undercover online to answer questions from fans below:

Along with his memoir, Will Smith’s new movie about Serena & Venus Williams‘ dad, Richard Williams, titled King Richard, drops in November. His memoir will be released November 9th and King Richard premieres November 19th.

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Zoe Kravitz Finalizes Divorce From Karl Glusman + So Yeah, It Seems Zoe & Channing Tatum Are Actually Dating & Having Multiple Cozy Outings

It appears the Zoe Kravitz and Channing Tatum dating rumors are true. Even more so now that it has been reported Zoe’s divorce from Karl Glusman has been finalized.

Deets on her divorce, plus more about Zoe & Channing’s modern day love story inside…

Well that was fast.

Zoe Kravitz filed for divorcefrom Karl Glusman eight months ago. Now, she’s officially…NOT married.

A New York judge signed off on the "Big Little Liars" star’s divorce earlier this week, according to PEOPLE, dissolving their 2-year marriage. The 32-year-old actress and the 33-year-old actor tied the knot at her father Lenny Kravitz‘s home in Paris in June 2019 after three years of dating. By December 2020, the couple decided to go their separate ways.

The finalized divorce couldn’t come at a better time since the Mad Max: Fury Road star has been rendezvousing with fellow actor Channing Tatum as of late. Mmhmm!

For the third time in a week, Zoe & Channing were spotted together looking real coupledom-like. Most recently, the potential love birds were seen leaving a supermarket in upstate New York with a few household items just yesterday.

— sarina (@svrinx) August 25, 2021


In the flicks, Zoe is seen carrying two bouquets of flowers.

Zoe & Channing are currently working on a project together. He’s set to star as the lead in her directorial debut titled Pussy Island. Zoe wrote the genre thriller with E.T. Feigenbaum and she’ll produce it alongside Bruce Cohen, Tiffany Persons and Tatum’s Free Association.

When romance rumors started circulating in January, a source told PEOPLE they were simply "working together on an upcoming project" and shot down dating rumors. Hmph.

Adding more fuel to the dating rumors, the 41-year-old Magic Mike star just recently started following a slew of Zoe Kravitz fan pages on IG:


this is modern day romance actually

— mariana (@sunscreengf) August 26, 2021


It’s safe to say these two are dating now.

Chick finds time to enjoy life AND put in work to continue building her own empire. The "High Fidelity" actress is set to star in and executive produce an animated series titled "Phatty Patty." Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Westbrook Studios will produce the project. Writer India Sage Wilson will write the script.

Deadline reports:

Created, written and executive produced by Wilson, Phatty Patty is based on Wilson’s life experience growing up as a bi-racial girl, trying to find her place in the world. During the early 2000s, at the height of Britney vs. Christina, 9-year-old Patty Palecki’s dreams of stardom are crushed when she discovers Mick Jagger is not her biological father. Inspired by Wilson’s own journey toward self-acceptance as a biracial girl in a predominantly white community, the series chronicles Patty; a fourth-grader fresh out of f*cks to give, on her quest to shine brighter than her light up Sketchers.

Life is good for Zoe.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Opens Up About ‘Eye-Opening’ Moment She PASSED OUT On The ‘Nutty Professor’ Set From A ‘Bad Batch Of Ecstasy’

Earlier in Jada Pinkett Smith‘s career, she struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. It got so bad, she passed out while filming The Nutty Professor due to ingesting a bad batch of ecstasy. Sheesh. She talks about her experience on a new episode of "Red Table Talk." Check it out inside…


Jada Pinkett Smith used to be a hard drinker back in the day. Even back in high school.

"I could drink almost anybody under the table," she admitted. "When I moved to red wine like, ‘This is better for me because they say red wine is good for you.’ But drinking red wine for me was like drinking glasses of water… because I’m used to that hard hit."

In those days, vodka and brown liquor were her go-to drinks.

When she moved to Hollywood from Balitmore, she said she started "cocktails." Over the years, she started mixing things for a harder hit and that’s when she started to overinduldge in her "cocktails."

"Ecstasy. Alchohol. Weed." – that was Jada’s "cocktail."

At the time, Jada felt she wasn’t engaging in any additive activity, so everything was all good. Until it wasn’t.

On the newest episode of "Red Table Talk," the Girls Trip actress opened up about an "eye-opening" experience she had while filming of the 1996 film The Nutty Professor.

"I had one incident on Nutty Professor. I passed out," she shared.

Apparently, she ingested a bad batch of ecstasy.

"I went to work high, and it was a bad batch of ecstasy. And I passed out, and I told everybody that I must have had old medication in a vitamin bottle."

After the scary moment, she vowed not to let it happen again.

"I tell you what I did though," she said, "got my a– together and got on that set. That was the last time."

She went cold turkey after that experience.

During the discussion, Willow Smith – Jada & Will Smith’s 20-year-old daughter – said she still plans on smoking marijuana. Jada went into Mama Bear mode about learning to listen to sound advice from people who love her.

"That’s why you have to trust the eyes around you. Because you won’t know," Jada explained. "And that was the thing with me. Don’t think that people didn’t try to tap me on my shoulder. Don’t think that when I was at Debbie Allen’s throwing up all over her house …"

"Lord have mercy," co-host Adrienne Banfield-Norris (Jada’s mother) chimed in. "Thank you, Debbie. Jesus," she added.

Debbie Allen directed Jada when she starred in "A Different World."

“I think back on my life, like, I am a walking miracle, no doubt about that,” said Jada. “People will not believe.”

Peep their discussion about alcoholism and more below:

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Kevin Hart Tells Will Smith On ‘RTT’ How He Had To Fight To ‘Get My Daughter Back’ After 2017 Cheating Scandal

Comedian Kevin Hart sits down with Will Smith for a special "Red Table Talk" Father’s Day edition where he shares how cheating on his wife Eniko caused a rift between him and his daughter, Heaven Hart.

More inside…

Kevin Hart opened up about his struggles with infidelity during a special "Red Table Talk" episode with fatherly guest host, Will Smith, filling in for his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow Smith, and mother-in-law, Adrienne Banfield Norris.

During the Father’s Day episode, the Fatherhood actor discussed how his 2017 cheating scandal affected his now 16-year-old daughter, Heaven Hart.

In 2017, the Night School actor cheated on his very pregnant wife Eniko Hart publicly and it turned into a whole scandal. She was pregnant with their first child together, Kenzo, who is now 3. Kev & Eniko have an 8-month-old daughter, Kaori and the comedian is the father of Heaven and Hendrix, whom he shares with his ex-wife, Torrei Hart.

You’ll recall, Kev was sent a video of a sexual encounter he had with a woman in Las Vegas. The drinks were limitless, and Kev barely remembered what even went down that night. After seeing the video, he questioned how was it even possible a video was made. Turns out, it was his friend of 15-years, J.T. Jackson. He set a video camera in the room and recorded the comedian and the woman. Jackson then edited the footage and sent Kev an anonymous email claiming he needed to give him $10 million to keep it on the low.

In 2019, Eniko opened up for the first time about the cheating situation in a six-part Netflix documentary series titled “Don’t F**k This Up.” The comedian gave fans unprecedented access to his life as a father, a husband, a role-model, and a business-man. And, of course, they had to address how his wife worked through being cheated on.

The About Last Night actor told Will Smith he had to fight to get his "daughter back" once he explained the situation to her.

“When me and my wife went through what we went through, and the whole cheating display, my talk with Heaven… God damn, God damn… that was one like no other,” he said. “Getting my daughter back, getting my daughter to understand that I was sorry, that I made a mistake, that was real.”

“My daughter was tough on me,” he later added. “Until this day, until this day my daughter is tough on me.”

As she should.

In the Netflix doc, Eniko said she was kind of “happy” that it happened because it made Kevin a better man. She decided to stay because she wanted their son Kenzo to grow up with his father, but, if he messes up again, she claims she’s done for good.

The father-of-four also opened up about how his daughter had a hard time dealing with the controversy that arose surrounding his Oscars hosting gig that went down in December 2018. If you haven’t heard, he was dragged on social media after some old homophobic tweets and jokes resurfaced. He ended up backing out of hosting the 2019 Academy Awards.

“My daughter was so upset because she couldn’t process how people could think this about her father,” he said. “It was so tough because this is when I started to realize how my fame has an impact on my household.”


Watch the full episode below:

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Khloe Says She’s ‘Genuine, Great Friends’ With Tristan After Kissing Scandal, Claims She’s Forgiven Jordyn Woods But Hasn’t Received An Apology From Her

Khloe Kardashian gave an update on her relationship with "cheater" Tristan Thompson and former family friend Jordyn Woods. In so many words, she has forgiven Tristan and is actively trying for Baby #2. As for Jordyn….well you decide…

Not sure that you care, but Khloe Kardashian gave an update on the status of her "relationship" with her baby daddy Tristan Thompson and former family friend Jordyn Woods on Part 2 of of the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" reunion, which aired last night.

In a nutshell, she’s totally BACK ON with Tristan and is currently vetting surrogates to have baby #2 with her NBA baller, who has publicly cheated on her multiple times. She even admitted it on the reunion episode, so it’s not shade, it’s facts.

While all has been forgiven for Tristan, there still seems to be some ill feelings towards former family friend Jordyn Woods, despite her acting as if she’s completely "over it."

The Tristan Thompson/Jordyn Woods KISSGATE talk started when host Andy Cohen asked Khloe about the FIRST time he cheated while she was 9-months pregnant with their daughter, True Thompson. Mind you, he was captured on several videos making out with random chicks in the club while Khloe was at home GOOD and pregnant with his child. He asked her if her woman’s intuition kicked him when it was first revealed he cheated on her.

"No. I didn’t. Finding out two days before going into labor, I didn’t have enough time or energy to process what was happening and I just wanted to have my baby and it just happened," she said.

An audience member sent in a question that asked how she knew Tristan wouldn’t cheat again after she initially took him back. She – of course – admitted that he had because – let’s get real – it happened again…PUBLICLY.

Just days after jetting to LA to celebrate Valentine’s Day with his daughter True, Tristan allegedly hit up a house party where sources claimed he and Jordyn Woods were all cuddled up. We later learned (from Jordyn) that Tristan took it upon himself to lean in and KISS Jordyn, which she admitted during her Red Table Talk interview with Jada Pinkett Smith. Oh yes, she pulled a "them on them" and they didn’t like it one bit.

When Andy asked Khloe where she stands with Jordyn today, she responded:

"I personally don’t talk to her but I think she’s doing really well in her personal life."

Andy then read a question most of us have been asking since KISSGATE. A fan asked Khloe why she didn’t give the "same pass" to Jordyn as she did Tristan. Khloe claims she isn’t holding a grudge against Jordyn, but she def feels a way that she didn’t receive an apology from her, including an alleged apology letter Jordyn was supposed to send to her…if true. Jordyn DID say she was sorry for everything that happened when she appeared on Red Table Talk.

"I’m really happy to hear that question because I think that’s a huge misconception," Khloe responded. "And that’s also the thing where some narratives aren’t as fun to pass around and spread like wildfire — I’ve actually tweeted, done InstaStories, I don’t have any grudge against Jordyn," said Khloe.

"I think people make mistakes, people live and they learn and I forgive both parties. How could I forgive Tristan and not Jordyn? That sounds asinine in my opinion. I forgive Jordyn, or else I would be a prisoner in my life. I have to forgive these people for me. It’s on them to forgive themselves and be accountable and learn and hopefully don’t repeat these same cycles that they’re doing. of course I forgive Jordyn."





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The Good American co-founder – who started hooking up with Tristan while his son’s mother Jordan Craig was pregnant – said Jordyn has never personally apologized to her, and she never sent the letter she supposedly wrote for her. Although Khloe claims she hasn’t received an apology (when we all saw Jordyn do just that on Red Table Talk), she claims she still wouldn’t have a problem if her younger sister Kylie Jenner wanted to be friends with her again.

"I have told Kylie, intimately, that I would genuinely not care whatsoever if Kylie wants to be her friend again. My sisters matter way more to me than any grudge or issue I would have with another individual," said Khloe. "If I can allow Tristan back in my life, I need to allow the same forgiveness and acceptance of other people. Kylie, we’ve had these conversations. If Kylie wants Jordyn to be her friend, that’s up to Kylie."


Peep the clip below:

Jordyn’s former best friend Kylie Jenner also addressed the drama and her fallout with Jordyn following KISSGATE:

"Jordyn and I did have a talk after that. When we were friends, we never thought that we wouldn’t be friends. It was kind of an overnight thing, and, you know, when she did something to my family, it felt like she did something to me."

Then, Kim K chimed in with some BS about how Tristan "will always be in our lives" because he has a baby with Khloe and why they’re so forgiving of him and not Jordyn.

The thing with Jordyn and the Kardashians shows that being "like family" is not the same thing as being family. If Tristan had kissed Kylie instead of Jordyn the situation probably would have been seen for what it was, Tristan, being a cheater and a creep.

— Neo (@Neo_url) June 21, 2021

the way khloe literally DEMONIZED jordyn i wouldn’t apologize neither. she literally did a lie detector to determine that it was a non consensual act but she knew that though she used jordyn as a scape goat for tristan’s cheating ass. the fact that he still does it too.

— uza (she/her) (@imbackbabee) June 21, 2021

Khloé:’Of course I forgive Jordyn’
All her sisters:…#KUWTKReunion #KUWTK

— dramabananna (@dramabananna) June 21, 2021

Khloe is a hypocrite. She says the “Kardashian Curse” is offensive because people blame the women for men’s problems, but she went after Jordyn Woods relentlessly instead of Tristan. #KUWTK #KUWTKReunion

— Bravo Binger (@BravoBinger) June 21, 2021


“I’m going to keep it real. Tristan has a baby with Khloe,” said Kim. “Tristan will always be in our lives one way or another. … If there’s no babies and sh*t goes down, like, sorry.”

Girl, bye. So, it’s OK for Tristan to HUMILIATE Khloe umpteen times and be forgiven with open arms, but Jordyn is the villain in this situation who seemingly isn’t welcome around the family (if she even wants to be)? Make it make sense!

you would think jordyn slept with him with the way they still acting and moving with this situation.

— fati (@taesmani) June 21, 2021

its funny that khloe wants an apology from jordyn … but i hope she apologized to lauren london, trina and jordan craig.

— shut up bethany (@honeydumby) June 21, 2021


But, if this is what they tell themselves to feel better, then so be it. We’re just glad Jordyn Woods got herself out of this toxic situation with the Kardashian-Jenner Klan, because it’s clear what’s up with them.

Let’s not forget about Tristan’s alleged side chick who came forward with allegations that she slept with the NBA baller as recent as a few months ago. Oh, you missed that? Catch up HERE.

Oh, she also made claims that she has only had ONE nose job.

"Well, for me, everyone says, ‘Oh, my gosh, she’s had her third face transplant.’ But I’ve had one nose job, Dr. Raj Kanodia. And everyone gets so upset. Like, why don’t I talk about it? No one’s ever asked me. You’re the first person in an interview that’s ever asked me about my nose. I’ve done, sure, injections. Not really Botox. I’ve responded horribly to Botox."


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Bobby Brown Believes Nick Gordon Had Something To Do With Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina’s Eerily Similar Deaths

Bobby Brown sits down with the “Read Table Talk” co-hosts and opens up about the deaths of his ex-wife, Whitney Houston, and his daughter, Bobbi Kristina. He also talked about the recent death of his son, Bobby Brown Jr., after he was found dead due to a drug overdose. More inside…

R&B singer Bobby Brown is opening up about the deaths of his ex-wife, Whitney Houston, his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and his son, Bobby Brown Jr., for the first time.

The former New Edition singer got candid during an interview with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Jones on the latest episode of “Red Table Talk” about the deaths of people close to him. He told the co-hosts he believes there was “foul play” with Whitney Houston’s drowning in 2012 and Bobbi Kristina’s eerily similar death three years later.

In February 2012, Whitney Houston, 48, was found dead in a bathtub in the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel. Her death was ruled an accident. In January 2015, Bobbi Kristina, was rushed to the hospital, but never regained consciousness after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub. She died in July 2015 while in hospice care. Bobby Brown Jr., 28, was found dead at his home in November 2020 after a drug overdose.

During the interview, the 52-year-old singer said he believes Bobbi Kristina’s late boyfriend, Nick Gordon, “definitely” provided the drugs that killed his ex-wife and daughter. By the way, Nick Gordon – who was found liable for Bobbi Kristina’s death – died at age 30 on New Year’s Day 2020 of a heroin overdose.

”He [Nick Gordon] was the only one there for both situations with my ex-wife and my daughter and they both died the exact same way,” he said.

Jada asked if he believes Nick “killed Whitney,” and he responded, “I believe so.”

“This is my opinion of who I think this young man was,” he said. “Being around my daughter and being around my ex-wife, I think he was more so a provider of, you know, party favors.”

Bobby Brown said he planned to confront Nick about his alleged ways, but never got the chance to.

The R&B crooner said he didn’t learn about the abuse Bobbi Kristina endured until after her death.

“I didn’t see it and she didn’t tell me about it,” he said, revealing he and his daughter didn’t spend much time together following Whitney’s death although he feels he should have.

”If I could just get those two days back, she’d still be here, because I would have found out what was going on to do something about it,” he said.

So tragic.

Watch the full interview below:

There were several unfortunate situations surrounding this family that really didn’t have to happen. We hope Bobby is taking care of himself and is keeping his mental health a priority so he can be a doting dad to the rest of his children.

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Wait, So LisaRaye Knows Will & Jada’s Marriage Secrets?


LisaRaye shares what she thinks about Jada Pinkett Smith and August Alsina’s “entanglement.” Does she know something we don’t know? Find out what she said inside…

We all know LisaRaye doesn’t mince words when it comes to giving her opinion on hot topics…about anything. So, it comes to no surprise, The Players Club actress has something to say about the controversial situation.

During “Cocktails With Queens” with Viviva A. Fox, Syleena Johnson and Claudia Jordan, the Jada Pinkett Smith/August Alsina/Will Smith “entanglement” was brought up and everyone gave their opinion about it. The media said Jada denied being romantically involved with August. However, Jada and her husband Will went on her Facebook Watch Series "Red Table Talk" to clear the air and she confirmed she was involved in a relationship with August.

“I think that Jada is going to plead the fifth like Beyonce and Jay-Z. They’ve never really been so…with their business. All the rumors that we hear, we’ve been hearing it for years. They never spoke towards it,” LisaRaye said.

LisaRaye said Jada messed August up even more for “taking advantage” of him while he was “down.”

”I think and I feel that he was a baby. Now, I’m all for you wanting to date somebody younger, but because of his circumstance and why and which he came for her – wounded and hurt. And in her lap…how did he get off the hell did he get off the lap and then you got up on to the dick? I don’t understand it. At one point when you were nursing him back? Your son brought him to you all. So, you were trying to mentor him. You done f*cked him up even more,” she said.

Dammmmmmmmmmmn. Tell us how you really feel LisaRaye!

She said she felt Jada came clean because if she didn’t, it would look like August was lying. Sylenna said she found it funny how August (which she dubbed “the baby”) has an album coming out and these allegations come out at the same time.

LisaRaye gave her opinion straight talk, NO chaser.

Watch her go off and then also defend Jada below:

In case you missed, find out what LisaRaye told us about a Player’s Club sequel HERE

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Keke Palmer Responds To August Alsina’s Clapback Amid The Jada Pinkett Smith ‘Entanglement’ Drama

Keke Palmer and August Alsina got into it on social media during the aftermath of the Jada Pinkett Smith “entanglement” drama. Get it all inside…

The Internet has been in a frenzy since Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with her husband Will Smith to discuss her affair with R&B singer August Alsina on her Facebook Watch Series, “Red Table Talk.” After August revealed he had received Will’s blessing to date his wife, Jada announced she was bringing herself to the red table to clear up everything.

During the conversation, the Girls Trip actress admitted she did in fact engage in a romantic relationship with August, which she dubbed an “entanglement.” The Internet has been cutting up with the use of the word. And yes, we’ve rounded up all the crazy memes.

Before Jada dropped her ultimate “Red Table Talk” episode, Keke responded to Jada’s tweet about bringing herself to the table:

After the juicy episode dropped, everyone – and we mean everyone – had something to say.

As everyone was sharing their opinions and theories about Jada & August’s relationship, the HUSTLERS star also joined in too. After Jada’s “Red Table Talk” episode dropped, Keke tweeted::

The theme is boundaries. Everybody doesn’t need to know your business, that’s not fake it’s honoring one’s privacy.

— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) July 10, 2020

”The theme is boundaries. Everybody doesn’t need to know your business, that’s not fake it’s honoring one’s privacy.”

Now, she didn’t mention names, but fans assumed she may have been dropping subliminals aimed at August and his situation:

Protect your partner.
Protect your privacy.
Protect your peace.

— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) July 10, 2020

— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) July 10, 2020


— Lord Terisa (@TerisaSmurf) July 10, 2020

— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) July 10, 2020

A few years ago, there were rumors that Keke and August were dating after she posted a picture of herself with August in the driver’s seat letting her fans know he cooks some good fried chicken.

A Twitter user posted the picture (then deleted) and asked, "This you?"

Keke responded to the tweet, confirming August was never her boyfriend:

Yes girl. August was never my man lol. That’s why you’re still reaching to this day to figure out nothing.

— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) July 10, 2020

"August was never my man lol. That’s why you’re still reaching to this day to figure out nothing," the Brotherly Love actress tweeted.

August – who recently released his new album The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy. – caught wind of Palmer’s response and swiftly clapped back with his own thoughts on the matter.

U absolutely right.I was NEVER ur man. You could possibly never shortie. It seems u mad u got curved, but ur “friends” r the reason 4 that.Dey showed me an endless thread of txt/pics of me dat u sent, wrry’d abt who i date &BEGGED me 2 not further disturb ur mental instability.

— August Alsina (@AugustAlsina) July 10, 2020

"U absolutely right.I was NEVER ur man," he responded. "You could possibly never shortie. It seems u mad u got curved, but ur ‘friends’ r the reason 4 that. Dey showed me an endless thread of txt/pics of me dat u sent, wrry’d abt who i date &BEGGED me 2 not further disturb ur mental instability," he tweeted.

And he didn’t stop there:

Imagine not knowing how to mind the business that pay you. I catch all the subliminals. (Not just about today)
& you can call me whatever you like, Mess is constantly inserting yourself in topics you have nun to do w/.
Go play w/ ya MAMMY! Not me!

— August Alsina (@AugustAlsina) July 10, 2020

"Imagine not knowing how to mind the business that pay you. I catch all the subliminals. (Not just about today) & you can call me whatever you like, Mess is constantly inserting yourself in topics you have nun to do w/. Go play w/ ya MAMMY! Not me!," he tweeted.

If you have something to say, say it w/ ya CHEST kids.
It’s always very perplexing cause I real deal be showing people genuine love. Whole time that envy eating ya lil heart.
Anyway, NEXT!!

— August Alsina (@AugustAlsina) July 10, 2020

"If you have something to say, say it w/ ya CHEST kids," he continued in another tweet. "It’s always very perplexing cause I real deal be showing people genuine love. Whole time that envy eating ya lil heart. Anyway, NEXT!!"

A fan accused August of going off on any female who "tries him" right now and he said that wasn’t the case:

Nah, I’m literally not. I actually fucked w/ KeKe. So to see her covertly speaking subliminal shade around my name over the past week Is deeply perplex. I don’t and never have had a problem w/ the girl. It’s always been Virgo love! So to see that is a mind fuck to me.

— August Alsina (@AugustAlsina) July 11, 2020

"Nah, I’m literally not. I actually fucked w/ KeKe. So to see her covertly speaking subliminal shade around my name over the past week Is deeply perplex. I don’t and never have had a problem w/ the girl. It’s always been Virgo love! So to see that is a mind fuck to me," August tweeted.

The PIMP actress saw August’s responses and seemingly decided to take the high road, noting she didn’t want to attack him while he was already going through a rough patch.




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I wanna be mean, but I can’t. I want to post screenshots, but I won’t. I feel attacked, but It’s not about me. It’s about so much more than that and as much as I want to defend myself against the disrespect I have received(cause I mean I’m not nice all the time) this is about something so much bigger. I wouldn’t feel good kicking someone when they are down because it’s so easy to attack when you’re in a corner, I get it. People be hurting y’all and most of the time it has nothing to do with you. I can’t fuck up my karma worried about my ego, though I’m human and I have one. Just know I am that bitch despite what my humility may make one believe. I don’t have to beg or be thirsty for a damn thing because my talent speaks louder than my looks. Let the cheek be turned pooh’s, my character is too strong.

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"I wanna be mean, but I can’t. I want to post screenshots, but I won’t. I feel attacked, but It’s not about me," Keke wrote on Instagram. "It’s about so much more than that and as much as I want to defend myself against the disrespect I have received(cause I mean I’m not nice all the time) this is about something so much bigger"

"I wouldn’t feel good kicking someone when they are down because it’s so easy to attack when you’re in a corner, I get it," she wrote. "People be hurting y’all and most of the time it has nothing to do with you."

Read her full response above. There’s that.

Like we said, the Internet has ZERO chill and has been cutting all the way up with these "entanglement" memes. Get your laugh on below!


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Now This Is The Story All About 'Entanglement': A Collection of Reaction MEMES To Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith Sit Down On The RTT!

Jada Pinkett Smith Just Dropped The Ultimate ‘RTT’; She Admits To A Relationship ‘Entanglement’ With August Alsina, Says She & Will Were ‘Separated’

Welp.  Jada Pinkett Smith delivered her "healing" Red Table Talk as promised. And despite her original "All lies" reaction, she seemingly confirms everything August Alsina claimed.  Deets inside.


Jada brought herself to the Red Table as promised, with her husband Will Smith as well, to chat about singer August Alsina’s bomb he dropped a recently about his and Jada’s apparent relationship that has now ended.  All while she was still very married to Will.

Now, she admits she did have a relationship with the singer, and reveals she and Will were actually separated at

While The Smiths have been rumored to have an open marriage of sorts, they’ve often shot down those rumors, even when seemingly stirring them back up themselves with who they’re seen with and things they say about their relationship in interviews.

So when Jada and singer August Alsina were so openly sharing pics of themselves together and vacationing with the Smith family – often – it was only natural that we all thought something was going on between the two.

Years later, while talking to Angela Yee about his new album less than two weeks ago, August confirmed there was.  He said about Jada:

“I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it—so much so to the point that I can die right now and be OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.”

August, who says he’s now abstinent, said it’s his truth, so he’s going to talk about it.

“I really loved a person, I experienced that and I know what that feels like—and some people never get that in this lifetime. I know that I am completely blessed and this conversation is difficult because it is so much, that it would be hard for people to understand but—once it starts to affect me and my livelihood—I have to speak up about my truth.”

Then, all hell broke loose.





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God said, We may grow weary and tired fighting in the fire, but we shall NOT be burned! The journey to freedom is a deeply complex, tricky, and turbulent road to tow; yet very necessary. Oppression comes in so many forms these days, beginning w/ physical slavery and bondage to the white man, then passed down generational programming that manifest into mental enslavement. Slaves to an idea, slaves to an image, slaves to a code of conduct, slaves to a picture you’ve created in your mind.. even if it contains many falsities.. & anything that differentiates from your “idea” & “image” feels like an attack. & I get it; not only do i get it but I’m also sorry you feel that way, BUT, The only attack here is against the invisible walls of silent societal construct and “code” we place upon each other & upon ourselves hidden behind the desires of others approval & acceptance; another form of slavery & bondage that blocks one’s truest self from showing & spirit flow. Be blocked and stuck for what? Live silent, pressed down crippled in fear for who ? Adversary is but a gift given to you to flourish. We are surround by so much disharmony in this external world, so it is my forever job to do whatever’s necessary to reach the gift of harmony within myself. Truth & Transparency makes us uncomfortable, yes, but i can’t apologize for that. A tower of truth can never fall, only a tower of lies can do that. My truth is MY truth, & its mine to own. There is no right or wrong here, it simply just IS. & I make room and have acceptance for your thoughts and opinions, regardless if I agree or not, you have that freedom to feel WHATEVER it is u feel because when you’re at TRUE peace, all of the noise and chatter becomes that of a whisper. My heart has no malice or hate toward anyone on this planet. I just simply want the chains off & I’m willing to DIE getting there. The gift of freedom is yours to have, God promises us that, but only if you’re willing. &God is not a man that HE should lie.. & I’m His SON, so neither would I. W/ that being said i should also say that, no one was side swiped by any conversation, everyone got courtesy calls time in advance. Wishing Everyone Big Love!

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Jada responded with "All lies!" on her social media platforms, then August wrote a LENGTHY rebuttal (above) to that bascially saying "I said what I said AND I called you before saying it," then Jada said "we have some healing to do at the Red Table."  So here we are.  You can watch the new RTT episode in full below:

Jada and Will address the recent headlines and share their journey of finding peace through pain.

Posted by Red Table Talk on Friday, July 10, 2020


While discussing how the "relationship" with August went down, Will and Jada revealed they had previously separated.

Smith replied, "I was done with you." "We broke up," she said, clarifying. "We decided that we were going to separate for a period of time."

"And then what did you do, Jada?" Smith asked.

"From there as time went on I got into a different kind of entanglement with August. One thing I want to clean up… about you giving ‘permission’ which is… the only person that can give permission in that circumstance is myself," she said.

She continued, "But what August was probably trying to communicate because I could see how he could see it as permission because we were separated amicably, and I think he wanted to make it clear he’s not a homewrecker because he’s not."

Smith asked her to clarify what she meant by "entanglement," to which she said, "Yes, it was a relationship absolutely."

Hmph.  Sounds like August told the truth to us. 

It’s important to note, he didn’t say he received Will’s "permission."  He said he received his blessing. He said:

“I actually sat down with Will [Smith] and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership… He gave me his blessing.”

That’s that on that. Your thoughts?


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August Alsina Confirms His ‘Relationship’ With Jada Pinkett Smith, Reveals He Got Will’s ‘Blessing’

Queen Latifah‘s face in the background (above) was and still is all of us. August Alsina just confirmed his own tea about his and Jada Pinkett Smith‘s relationship, and he also confirmed the longtime rumor about Will & Jada’s "open relationship".

Welp. Can’t say we saw this coming on a random Tuesday night. But, in 2020, literally anything is possible.

For several years now, it’s been rumored that Will and Jada’s marriage is actually an open relationship.

Jada alluded to it back in 2013 when she hinted that she and her husband of over two decades trust each other enough where Will can do whatever he wants. She then clarified her statement posting:

"Here is how I will change my statement…Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one."



A couple years later, singer August Alsina seemed to suddenly be attached at the hip with the whole Smith family, mainly Jada. 

They would pose it up together on family vacays to Hawaii and share the pics on social media. Jada and August were getting cozy at tennis matches and things, and even hitting the BET Awards red carpet together in 2017 (pictured above).

August credited Jada with helping him with his Percocet addiction (which they discussed during his appearance on Red Table Talk). But, it also appears there was some truth to rumors that he and Jada were having an affair…or a relationship outside of Will & Jada’s open marriage.

August recently sat down with Angela Yee to talk about life and his new 27-track album he just dropped, The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy.   And, of course, the convo turned to the hot actress and mom. August got emotional, and revealed he had never loved someone so much or experienced such love with someone that he did with Jada. 

“I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it—so much so to the point that I can die right now and be OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody.”


He also revealed that he lost jobs and money over people thinking he was having an affair with Jada. 

“I really loved a person, I experienced that and I know what that feels like—and some people never get that in this lifetime. I know that I am completely blessed and this conversation is difficult because it is so much, that it would be hard for people to understand but—once it starts to affect me and my livelihood—I have to speak up about my truth.”

What folks didn’t know is that August actually had "a sit down" with Will who, according to August, gave him and Jada his "blessing" for them to engage in a relationship.  August said this occured when Jada and Will had shifted into a "life partnership."

“I actually sat down with Will [Smith] and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership… He gave me his blessing.”


Check it at the 16 minute mark below:



Last April, August did a remake of Kehlani’s “Nunya” hit. On the song, August sings about wanting more from his girlfriend, and wants her to make him a priority. One line goes, “You’re just an actress putting on a show,” and a GIF of Jada Pinkett appears on the screen.

It sent tongues wagging, and the fact he included what appears to be his and Jada’s text messages didn’t help.  In another part of the video, you see a text between August and a woman by the name of Koren – which is Jada’s real life middle name.

It seems their relationship – and what may have been the end of it around that time – hit August hard.

In the sit down interview, August also opens up about the loss of his sister, raising her three kids as his own, his rare autoimmune disease, and more.


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Cancel Him FOREVER! Jaden & Jada Pinkett Smith OUTRAGED Over ‘Disgusting’ Video Of YouTube Star Shane Dawson ‘Sexualizing’ An 11-Year-Old Willow Smith

Jaden Smith and his mother Jada Pinkett Smith are coming for YouTuber Shane Dawson for an utterly DISGUSTING video of him sexualizing a young Willow Smith. And Shane’s cancellation is LONG overdue.  More inside…

Jaden Smith and Jaden Pinkett Smith are speaking out against YouTuber Shane Dawson for behavior that just shouldn’t be tolerated. Ever.

A throwback clip of Shane seemingly masturbating to a poster of Willow Smith when she was about 11 surfaced and that’s why the mother-son duo is PISSED. And rightfully so.

WARNING – this video may be triggering! Here’s the controversial clip that’s circulating social media:


Video of Shane Dawson resurfaces of him playfully masturbating to willow smith poster in 2010



Willow’s mother, brother and boyfriend Tyler Cole are OUTRAGED over the video and took to social media to react.

"To Shane Dawson … I’m done with the excuses," Jada tweeted.



"This Man Was Also Doing Black Face On The Regular. As The Youth We Need To Support Creators Who Support Us And Our Morals. This Is Not Okay," he continued.

Shane is touted by YouTube as one of their most successful creators, and he has 20M subscribers and gets over 20M views a video. Yet, he has gotten caught up in MANY scandals involving racially insensitive videos, flat out racist rhetoric, black face, and inappropriate rhetoric about the LGBT community. Each time, he “apologizes” and insinuates it was a joke gone wrong. And he loves to insult another day. ⠀

Like that time he "joked" about Trayvon Martin’s killing:


and people still have the audacity to defend shane dawson? he said this about Trayvon Martin, a 17 yr old who was murdered. and shane thought this was funny? I hope he never recovers from all of this.

— eat the rich (@alexa_is_bread) June 28, 2020

Game or not, use some sense you used to create a multimillion dollar Youtube channel and know when to say "No, we won’t be doing this." The "I’m Sorry" rhetoric is old, specially when you knew better.

So, enough is enough. Profiting off of racism and hate and masking it as “comedy” (like many white male YouTubers are allowed to do) is the definition of privilege, and it ends now. Shane’s reported net worth is over $4M, and he deserves not one dime if even a penny was made off the backs of dehumanized people in the black and LGBT communities. His multimillion dollar lifestyle – homes, deals, YouTube channel, everything – should be taken. YouTube takes down videos and bans channels for FAR less. So why is he still allowed to flourish? ⠀

Shane made yet another apology video, this time about the viral Willow video, and we honestly don’t care how many of HIS sheep followers excuse it. Especially since hardly any of them are in the groups affected by his asinine content. We hope Shane’s career is over, as anyone who dehumanizes black girls deserves not even a PENNY to their name.

YouTube, how you gon’ act?? He needs to be canceled. PERIOD. Especially when you ban and suspend black creators for FAR less and accidental usage of FAINTLY playing music in the background daily.


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Lauren London Shares On ‘Red Table Talk’ How She’s Healing From Losing Nipsey Hussle, Discusses How Gun Violence Effects Women

A year after her partner Nipsey Hussle was taken away from her, Lauren London reveals how she’s healing from the trauma on the newest episode of “Red Table Talk.” Also, Jada Pinkett Smith and her co-hosts explore the devastation women go through as a result of gun violence. Get it all inside…

The music industry was rocked when it was reported Grammy Award winning rapper Nipsey Hussle had been gunned down in front of his clothing store in Los Angeles on March 31, 2019. The world was devastated by the lost of a father, brother, son and future husband.

Lauren London’s world was flipped upside down when she learned she lost her soul mate and now has to raise two, black boys without their dad.

The “ATL” actress is now opening up for the first time about how she’s healing from the traumatic experience and how gun violence still has an impact on her in the newest episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk.”

The 35-year-old mother shared she gets most of her strength to continue pushing forward when she meets people who Nipsey has inspired.

“I love to meet people that Nip has really inspired, cause it feels like he’s still here," she shared. "It’s like his purpose that was completely outside of any of us… it’s like he’s touching people still. He would have loved to hear that. When my kids are there and my kids hear it, they’re proud. Those are always very special moments,” she continued.

While she stands strong in her faith, she sometimes questions why would God allow this to happen and she doesn’t beat herself up over how she feels.

"For me, what’s really been important is connecting with God. And that’s been a struggle, because something horrible happened in your eye, and you’re like, ‘How God?’ " she said. "It’s not easy. I don’t always wake up on the enlightened side of the bed. And the days I don’t, I let myself, ’cause I’m human. I’m not always gonna feel so, ‘I’m gonna be OK.’ I don’t, and that’s OK too. So I let myself be human and I’m gentle with myself.”

Lauren said when she’s having a bad day she likes to meditate and “go within.”

Since Nispey’s death, Lauren has been connecting with other people who have had similar experiences, specifically speaking to groups of teenage girls who have lost loved ones to gun violence.

“Trauma feels so lonely and just in talking to them, they gave me so much more than I feel like I gave to them," Lauren said. "They gave me just their stories and just their rawness, and it made me feel not so alone. It was magical. It was very healing."

FELT this.

Growing up in Los Angeles, Lauren said she was exposed to gun violence at an early age. She reflected on how she would check where the exits were when she would go to a house party when she was teenager. She said in high school most of the guys where in gangs and during the summer many of them would get killed. It became normal for her.

"That’s traumatizing, to be 16-years-old and having to be on guard when you go to a party," she said.

Lauren said she’s educating her sons – Kross Asghedom (3) and Kameron Carter (10, whom she shares with Lil Wayne) – about how to deal with the police to keep them from becoming a statistic.

The "Games People Play" star shared how she’s most inspired by activist Erica Ford, who risks her life daily to combat gun violence. Erica shared how she’s helping heal women who have been traumatized by gun violence. Erica’s story and work (her mobile trauma unit is DOPE) is compelling, and we applaud Erica for the work she’s doing to make “peace in these streets.”

The "Red Table Talk" co-hosts also spoke with Rain Stippec, a woman who was shot in the back 8 times with less than a 5% chance of living. Hear her story and more below:

Jada sits down for a special one-on-one conversation with Lauren London, longtime partner of the late Nipsey Hussle, to talk about the traumas of gun violence and coping with grief and loss.

Posted by Red Table Talk on Wednesday, June 3, 2020


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