RUMOR CONTROL: Wendy Williams Is Reportedly NOT Married To NYPD Cop As Concerning Videos Of Her Go Viral

A rep for Wendy Williams confirms the daytime talk show host is NOT married to an NYPD cop named Henry despite recent reports. The marriage news comes on the heels of concerning videos of Wendy going viral. More inside….

UPDATE:

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by HOLLYWOOD UNLOCKED (@hollywoodunlocked)

 

Hollywood Unlocked honcho Jason Lee called up Wendy Williams to clap back at reports that say she’s NOT pregnant. On the call (above), Wendy confirms she IS in fact pregnant and said "f**k" William Selby. Listen above.

—————————————

It seems Wendy Williams got a little carried away talking about her new relationship.

Turns out, the daytime talk show is NOT married to a New York Police Department officer named Henry, according to her rep.

“That’s inaccurate,” William Selby (pictured below) told Page Six. “She is excited about a new relationship and probably got carried away in conversation.”

Is Wendy dating a police officer?

“Wendy doesn’t wish to disclose details at the moment,” her rep said.

 

One month after Wendy’s divorce from Kevin Hunter Sr. was announced, she was romantically linked to William "Big Will" Selby, who is a New York City-based jeweler who has created pieces for celebs like Drake and 50 Cent. It seems he has changed professions and is now Wendy’s rep. Interesting. Missed their dating rumor tea? Click HERE

Yesterday, Hollywood Unlocked reported the 58-year-old host called up blogger Jason Lee to inform him of her new marriage. She told him she was flying to Los Angeles later this week but also had some other bombshell news.

“She says, ‘I’m married.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ She’s like, ‘I got married,’” Jason recalled of their conversation.

“I’m like, ‘You got married when?’ And she’s like, ‘I got married last week.’”

There’s more…

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by The Wendy Experience (@thewendyexperiencepodcast)

The site also reported Wendy instructed her publicist to keep her “entire family away from [her] except for [her] son for at least a year” and that her American Express credit card no longer works because her finances remain under Wells Fargo’s control.

The reports of her being married comes on the heels of concerning videos of Wendy showing off a huge ring on her ring finger to fans in the streets. You can peep the clip below:

 

hoping Wendy Williams gets the help she needs. she’s clearly high out of her mind pic.twitter.com/cp4QErDpaP

— BREESYHO (@breesyho) August 1, 2022

 

The daytime talk show host – who reportedly has a new podcast in the works – was also seen sleeping inside of the Louis Vuitton store:

 

No lie this is Wendy Williams in LV right now pic.twitter.com/21O5NtODuF

— INSTA: @gossipofthecitytea (@GOTCITYTEA) August 1, 2022

 

Just a few weeks ago…

Tommy Williams – Wendy’s younger brother – took to his YouTube account to react to how his sister has allegedly been acting. He claims Wendy refused to let her son, Kevin Jr., into her NYC penthouse after he flew to the Big Apple to celebrate her birthday (July 18th).

The audio in the video is super low, so here’s a transcript via TheJasmineBrand/Shadow And Act:

Tommy said that while her birthday should be “a great time” for family, “[i]t’s not a great time for everybody inside of Wendy’s head.” He also called Williams “trash” for her actions.

He described Williams as being "mean," "abrupt" and "heartless," and also said that he spent time with Kevin Jr. while Williams refused.

“Her son is up there to spend what could be a monumental time with his mother, that is if she opens the door,” he said. “My nephew is trying to get in there now to see his mother. He was with me yesterday, we talked about the trip. We smiled and laughed…I was excited for him [to meet Williams]…And now the moment of truth–as beckons to see his mother at the pearly gates–to see Wendy.”

Tommy went on to disapprove of how Williams has been talking openly about sex in recent interviews, as well as her apparent prior behavior behind the scenes.

“Talk about dragging, she’s dragging everybody, namely her son. She’s selfish,” he said. “One thing about Wendy is she’s always been selfish. All the way back. Way before the Wendy Show, way before.”

“She talks about how much she wants to bang, how much she wants somebody to bang her out. She’s got a son, she’s got a 91-year-old father, she’s got a mother looking down at her from the heavens,” he continued.

While he said he still cares about his sister despite his disapproval, his comments fly in stark contrast to how he was speaking about Williams just a few weeks ago, earlier in July.

In the first video he spoke about his sister, he said how she was being taken advantage of by others in her camp.

“Her health is the situation…The fact that she needs to be away from people that are doing her wrong, that’s the situation,” he said in a video. “The fact that family is all down here in South Florida and Wendy is up in New York by herself.”

Watch the video above (if you can hear it).

It’s kinda sad seeing Wendy spiral after her divorce from Kevin Hunter Sr. was finalized (in 2020). We just hope she can get things back on track with her health and finances, launch her podcast, and reunite with her Wendy Watchers.

Photo: Wendy’s IG/Felipe Ramales / SplashNews.com/

OH NO! Lil Duval Hit By Car In Bahamas, Airlifted To Hospital + T.I., Loni Love, 2 Chainz & More Send Support

Lil Duval was living his best life in the Bahamas before someone hit him with their car while he was riding on a four-wheeler. Several of his celeb friends have offered up well wishes after the comedian shared the aftermath on social media. More inside…

UPDATE:

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by lilduval (@lilduval)

 

Lil Duval shared he actually broke his hip, not his leg, and is in a lot of pain. 

————————————–

Sending prayers up for comedian Lil Duval after he was involved in a nasty accident while on vacation in the Bahamas.

The “Guy Code” star shared a video on his Instagram account, showing him being airlifted to a hospital after the accident. His head was wrapped in bandages and appeared to be in pain as they loaded rolled him out in a gurney into the aircraft so he could be flown to Nassau for surgery. He shared his leg is broken. 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by TheYBF (@theybf_daily)

”Somebody hit me in they car while i was on my 4 wheeler,” Duval wrote in the caption of the video. “Now my leg broke and i gotta get flown over to nassau and have surgery.”

Before the accident, Duval shared a video of IG Stories, showing the four-wheeler wouldn’t start, which has some fan believing it was a sign of what was to come:

 

Several of Duval’s celeb friends took to social media to send well wishes, including T.I., Loni Love, 2 Chainz and more. Peep their reactions below:

”Maaaaaan I’m gon pray that you get well first. Then find it in yo heart to sitcho old ass down somewhere & rest big bro…. Amen,” T.I. wrote in Duval’s comments.

"Healing prayers for my comedy brother @lilduval," Loni Love wrote. 

 

Healing prayers for my comedy brother @lilduval.. from his
IG: “Somebody hit me in they car while i was on my 4 wheeler. Now my leg broke and i gotta get flown over to nassau and have surgery” pic.twitter.com/I62nVia5vi

— Loni Love (@LoniLove) July 27, 2022

 

”Dam bro i hope you good bru,” 2 Chainz wrote.

 

We’re praying for a speedy recovery for Lil Duval! 

 

Photo: Jamie Lamor Thompson/Shutterstock

Master P & Family Mourn The Death Of Daughter & Sister Tytyana Miller

The unexpected death of Master P‘s daughter Tytyana Miller is heartbreaking.  The family is pouring out their hearts about what she meant to them and encouraging others to take mental health seriously.  More inside.

UPDATE: Police suspect Tytyana may have died from a drug overdose. It is unclear if it was fentanyl or another drug.

TMZ reports:

"Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … drug paraphernalia was found at the scene of Tytyana’s death, indicating it might have killed her … but there were no substances present on the scene.

We’re told the autopsy has been completed, but toxicology results will take several weeks."

______________________________________________

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Master P (@masterp)

 

Master P revealed on Monday that his & Sonya Miller‘s oldest daughter, Tytyana, passed away.  She was one of seven of their children together. Without going into major detail, the rapper shared that "Mental illness & substance abuse is a real issue". She was 29, and had appeared on "Growing Up Hip Hop" back in 2016 where she and her family spoke candidly about her addiction and recovery.

It seems as though Master P has confirmed that the heartbreaking ramifications of her addiction were the cause of her death.

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Master P (@masterp)

 

The No Limit honcho shared a picture of them together on Tuesday, encouraging others to give flowers to their loved ones while they’re here.

Romeo Miller, along with several of their other siblings, also shared heartfelt messages:

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Romeo Miller (@romeomiller)

 

And CoCo Miller – Tytyana’s cousin and daughter of C-Murder – posted her own message:

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Coco (@co.miller)

 

Absolutely heartbreaking.

Master P appeared on "The Wendy Williams Show" back in 2014 where he spoke about how addiction breaks families, saying:

“I think a lot of people don’t know that it [substance abuse] breaks up a lot of families, it destroys a lot of families. But that’s not my right to say that and I realize that. So like I said, I want to apologize to her for that because I don’t have that right, I’m not God, I’m not perfect. And I realize that whatever she gotta do, she has to figure it out. I can’t change nobody but me, she can change herself,” the “Make Em Say Ugh” rapper continued.

TyTy had previously shared that her parents’ divorce was hard on her.

SO incredibly sad. We send our heartfelt condolences and hearts to the entire Miller family during this impossible time.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, please contact the SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.

 

Photo: WeTV

DeVon Franklin Joins LIFETIME’s ‘Married At First Sight’ As New Relationship Expert

A fresh – familiar – face will be starring in the upcoming season of “Married At First Sight.” Hollywood producer/pastor/relationship advisor DeVon Franklin will be lending his expertise for a new group of newlyweds. Deets inside…

UPDATE: 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by DeVon Franklin (@devonfranklin)

DeVon Franklin has responded to critics who say he shouldn’t be a relationship expert when he’s divorced.

"Moment of Truth: Last year, Married At First Sight (@mafslifetime) invited me to come on the show," he wrote. "I agreed to do it … and then the divorce hit. They came to me and said that didn’t matter to them because they still felt like I could help their couples. I was going to tell them “No” because I felt shame and that voice in my head said, “you’re a failure, how can you help anybody save their marriage when yours didn’t work out.” That voice in my head also had me thinking about what would “people” say? Would “people” approve or disapprove? And then I had to ask myself: Is this how I’m going to live the rest of my life? In fear about what “people” say? And who are “people” anyway? So I went back to the @mafslifetime team and told them YES, I’ll still come. I REFUSE TO LIVE IN FEAR OR SHAME!"

"And guess what? When I went to do the show, something powerful happened. Everything I’ve been through, I was able to draw upon to help a couple successfully sort through their issues (you’ll have to watch to find out which couple)"

"A lot of times that voice in our heads is our worst enemy. It tries to talk us out of what God is trying to talk us into.

"I was trying to get through this life perfect and without failure, now I’m just living to get through it truthfully and if what I’ve learned about love and relationships can help someone, then I’m here for it."

"Let me know what you think when you see it, new season premieres on 7/6. #dftruestyear"

—————————————–

Season 14 of LIFETIME’s “Married At First Sight” just wrapped up, ending with two successful couples deciding to stay together for the long haul.

Over the past few years, three relationship experts – Pastor Calvin Roberson, Dr. Pepper Schwartz, and Dr. Viviana Coles – match, and then guide a group of single men and women through an eight-week experiment where the first time they meet their husband or wife is at the alter. After the couples are matched and they tie the knot, the experts help the newlyweds navigate their unconventional marriage as they learn about the stranger they legally wed.

The next “MAFS” installment will take place in San Diego, and it’s the first time the show as featured a west coast-cast. That’s not the only thing new about the upcoming season. There will also be two new experts joining the cast. Dr. Viviana, who joined in 2019 as the relationship and sex expert, will not be a part of Season 15 to pursue other projects.

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Dr Pia Holec (@sexdrpia)

 

Pastor Cal and Dr. Pepper will return to provide guidance to the couples. They will be joined by Hollywood producer and New York Times bestselling author DeVon Franklin and psychotherapist Dr. Pia Holec, who specializes in sex and couples’ therapy, who will assist in the matchmaking process. 

 

Thank you excited to join! https://t.co/DIa6Fno2Fb

— DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) May 25, 2022

 

In a tweet, the new “MAFS” expert said he was “excited to join” the show.

DeVon is the producer of inspirational films such as Miracles From Heaven and Breakthrough. He’s also the author of four books, including two relationship books, “The Wait” and “The Truth About Men: What Men and Women Need to Know.” He co-wrote “The Wait” with his ex-wife, actress Meagan Good.

DeVon and Meagan were married for over nine years before he decided to file for divorce in December 2021.

It seems Season 15 may have already been filmed as the new season is set to premiere Wednesday, July 6th at 8pm EST on LIFETIME. It’ll debut with a three-hour long episode, introducing you to the new couples.

The Season 15 premiere will be preceded by the “Married at First Sight Season 15 Matchmaking Special” set to air on June 22nd and the "Kickoff Special" on June 29th. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam will also return as the "Married at First Sight: Afterparty" host for the new season. 

Will you be tuning in?

Photo: DFree/Shutterstock 

'SPRING' FORWARD: THE TV SHOWS YOU NEED TO BE WATCHING THIS '22 SEASON!

Mother of NBA Star Rajon Rondo’s Kids Makes SHOCKING Abuse Allegations – Claims He Violently Pulled A Gun On Her In Front Of The Kids, Threatened Her Life

Not much shocks us anymore, but we gotta admit, these new allegations against NBA vet Rajon Rondo are a DOOZY.  His children’s mother just received a restraining order, and she accuses him of pulling a gun on her, threatening to kill her, and involving the kids in the incident.  More inside.

UPDATE:

In response to TMZ reporting Rajon Rondo pulled a gun on his former partner and mother of his children — and threatened to kill her — NBA spokesperson Mike Bass tells ESPN:

“We are aware of the report and are in the process of gathering more information.”

— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) May 16, 2022

—–

Ashley Bachelor has been granted a restraining order against ex-fiancé & NBA star Rajon Rondo.  She claims the Cavs baller has shown a pattern of abuse against her and their two children, and he violently pulled a gun on her recently in front of their kids.   She also says he’s threatened to kill her on multiple occasions, and shes scared for her life.

TMZ reports Ashley filed for the emergency protective order last week in Louisville for her and their son and daughter.  What she says led to this is mind-blowing, and involves a pattern of alleged verbal abuse of their children, as well as threats against her life.

The most recent incident involved Rondo – who was at her home playing video games with his son – allegedly violently reacting to her asking their son to separate the laundry.  She says Rondo destroyed the game console, left the house and came back with his gun, and waved it around outside of the back door demanding her to send their kids outside to him.  She says he also told her, "You’re dead!"

According to the site:

"Bachelor says Rajon — a 2x NBA champ and 4x All-Star — was playing video games with his son on May 11 … when Ashley asked the boy to separate laundry. Bachelor says Rajon became enraged and ripped the game console out of the wall in front of the kid.

Ashley says Rajon then continued the destructive behavior, smashing everything from a teacup to outdoor lights and trash cans.

Bachelor says the kids were upset after witnessing their dad losing it, so she tried to "deescalate" the situation. But, she says Rajon responded by making a death threat, allegedly saying, "You’re dead."

Rondo temporarily left the home, according to Ashley, before returning about 15 minutes later, when he allegedly approached a back door and began banging on the window with his gun.

Bachelor says she didn’t know what was going on, so she approached the door from the inside to take a look. She allegedly saw Rondo with the weapon and asked him to stop because he was scaring her. She says Rondo didn’t listen, and instead yelled, "Go get my f**king son!""

 

Unfortunately, it didn’t end there, according to her.  Ashley says she felt like she had to comply and allow the kids to go outside to him because she feared he would shoot.

Rondo – who is originally from Louisville – couldn’t be consoled and she couldn’t successfully de-escalate the situation.  But, thankfully, his parents arrived on the scene.

"Ashley says she feared if she didn’t comply with the alleged gun-wielding hoops star something bad may happen, so she brought their son, Pierre, downstairs, but kept the backdoor closed.

Soon after, Ashley says Pierre opened the door and Rondo "yanked him outside."

Bachelor says Rondo, who was still allegedly holding his gun, was screaming at Pierre, asking why the boy was scared of his dad.

Ashley, who claims her son was "visibly upset," says she didn’t intervene because she was scared Rajon would shoot her.

Bachelor says Rajon eventually demanded their daughter also come outside … where she claims he yelled at both kids for being afraid of him.

Thankfully, Ashley says Rajon’s mom and dad both arrived at the home … and although they didn’t have much success in calming down Rajon, she claims he eventually left the scene.""

The extremely scary situation led to Ashley filing for a restraining order, which was granted. 

 

She gave more details in her filing, including alleged verbal abuse the two-time NBA champion and four-time NBA All-Star has hurled at their 14-year-old daughter, Ryelle (pictured above with Rondo last year), and son, Rajon, Jr.:

"I am extremely fearful for my safety and for the safety of my children. Rajon has a history of volatile, erratic, explosive behavior. He is verbally, emotionally, and financially abusive. He physically hits our son and calls him names like ‘p***y’ and accuses him of acting like a ‘bitch.’" "Rajon verbally assaults our daughter. He calls her names like ‘thot, bitch, and d**khead.’ Rajon has made several threats on my life, saying at various times he will shoot me or shoot up my car."

Sheesh.

While Rajon is usually seen as one of the most well known, accomplished stars currently in the NBA, he’s not a complete stranger to on and off-the-court drama.

This past October, he got into a verbal altercation with a fan that turned semi-physical, and he was criticized for making gun-shooting motions in the fan’s face:

Full video of a fan getting ejected after slapping Rondo’s fingers out of his face. pic.twitter.com/4BLs8t4oHS

— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) October 23, 2021

 

Rondo and Ashley, before they broke up a few years ago, also got into altercations with Chris Paul and his wife Jada at a game.  During an October 2018 Lakers vs. Rockets game, then-Laker Rondo punched Chris Paul on the court, and Jada and Ashley allegedly got into it in the stands as well.

Throwback to when Rajon rondo glasses Chris Paul pic.twitter.com/Fvbn2BL9NO

— PLAYOFF STEPH (@OnytGoat) May 15, 2022

After over a decade of being engaged, Rondo has moved on with his current girlfriend and has definitely made that known:

Rajon Rondo living that Lakers Champ life. pic.twitter.com/FASpBEjfLO

— (@laughsNball) October 28, 2020

The 36-year-old has been dating fashion designer Latoia Fitzgerald since at least the beginning of 2020. Crazy enough, they were also involved in a scuffle with a woman, Toktam Jorshari, over a parking space back in 2020.  The $1M lawsuit against both Rondo and Latoia claims that Rondo parked his car in a handicapped space. They were all at their LA apartment complex when she claims the couple shouted vulgarities at her because they thought her car was parked too close to Rondo’s. 

 

Still, Rondo and Latoia have been anything but private about their love for each other and endless baecations (like above) together:

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Latoia Fitzgerald (@latoiafitzgerald_)

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Latoia Fitzgerald (@latoiafitzgerald_)

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Latoia Fitzgerald (@latoiafitzgerald_)

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Latoia Fitzgerald (@latoiafitzgerald_)

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Latoia Fitzgerald (@latoiafitzgerald_)

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Latoia Fitzgerald (@latoiafitzgerald_)

Latoia also has a 14-year-old son from a previous relationship.

 

Photos: AP/Facebook/Getty

Jury Deliberations Begin: Blac Chyna’s Request To Redo Testimony Denied + Chyna’s Ex-Lawyer Says ‘Rob & Chyna’ Season 2 Was Never Official

Jury deliberations in the Blac Chyna vs. Kardashian-Jenners lawsuit have begun. Chyna’s ex-lawyer – one of her legal team’s own witnesses – delivered a damaging testimony about season 2 of “Rob & Chyna.”

Also, the judge denied Chyna’s request to redo her testimony after she was “triggered” during cross-examination. Details inside…

UPDATE:

Kim Kardashian is off the hook! 

Judge Gregory Alarcon ruled that Kim Kardashian did not defame Blac Chyna and will not be held liable.

————————————-

The Blac Chyna vs. Kardashian-Jenners trial is coming to a close.

The trial, which started April 18th in Los Angeles, has started jury deliberations after several days of intense and explosive testimonies from Chyna and the Kardashian-Jenners.

Jurors will determine whether each of the Kardashian defendants either lied about Blac Chyna abusing Rob Kardsahian, or spread the word about it with reckless disregard for the truth.

Each defendant – Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner – should be assessed individually for their alleged part canceling Season 2 of “Rob & Chyna.” They will reportedly deliberate on whether each family member illegally interfered with Chyna’s "Rob & Chyna" contract with the E! network.

The judge reportedly told the 12 jurors that they should take into consideration that Chyna might have deliberately hid her finances when she didn’t provide any financial statements, tax returns or other documents pertaining to her income or expenses, despite being given almost six years to file those documents.  

Before the jurors convened (April 28th), they heard damaging testimony from Chyna’s ex-lawyer, who was one of her legal team’s own witnesses!

Walter Mosley – Chyna’s former manager & attorney – testified that Season 2 of "Rob & Chyna" never officially received the greenlight during cross-examination by Michael G. Rhodes, the Kardashian-Jenners’ family lawyer. There was no Season 2 to have axed, according to Chyna’s former lawyer.

His testimony is damaging since Chyna’s entire $140 million lawsuit rests on allegations that Kris and her daughters were responsible for ending her reality show she starred in with her ex-fiance, Rob Kardashian.

Business Insider reports:

Mosley told jurors that after season one ended, he was increasingly sidelined as an executive producer but nevertheless was "focused on getting season two on its feet."

He added that he entered into negotiations with NBC Universal, E!’s parent company, about the future of the show, which turned into the network offering Chyna an amended contract.

Chyna had acknowledged under Rhodes’ questioning Thursday that a February 21, 2017, agreement with the E! Network contained her signature. The agreement, drawn up as Chyna and Rob Kardashian continued to lash out at each other in public — gave the network five additional months to decide whether the show would have a second season.

The agreement paid Chyna a $100,000 kill fee upon the series’ demise. The same agreement paid her a $370,000 flat fee for additional appearances on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."

On the flip side, Lynne Ciani – Chyna’s current lawyer – argued Chyna never signed the amended E! contract. Walter Mosley testified he did not personally witness Chyna sign the amendment.

During her testimony last week, Chyna said the signature on the contract appeared to be hers, but she did not recall signing the document. She also confirmed she received the $100,000 kill fee.

Even after being on the stand for 11-hours, Chyna felt she needed more time to explain herself further, so she put in a request to redo her testimony.

According to reports, Chyna’s attorney argued the mother-of-two should be able to take the stand again due to being “triggered” by nude photos of herself that were shown during her initial cross-examination. She argued Chyna’s testimony was affected after seeing the intimate photos.

Well, Judge Gregory Alarcon wasn’t here for it and denied her request. He felt after being on the stand for a total of 11 hours, she had plenty of time to raise other issues and concerns.

The reality star also motioned the judge to subpoena financial earnings from the short-lived series in question. However, Chyna was denied the motion.

 

Blac Chyna (real name Angela Renee White) is suing the Kardashian-Jenners for more than $140 million with claims that they shut down the second season of her reality show, “Rob & Chyna,” and ruined her reality TV career. In the lawsuit (that was filed in 2017) against Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and their mother, Kris Jenner, Chyna alleges they each had a hand in getting “Rob & Chyna” off the air after one season. Chyna also alleged Rob was physically and verbally abusive towards her.

In defense, Rob and his family testified that Chyna, the mother of his five-year-old daughter Dream Kardashian, was the abusive one. Rob accused Chyna of beating him with a metal rod, choking him with an iPhone cord, and putting an unloaded gun to his head during an explosive argument, sharing that Chyna was allegedly strung out on drugs and alcohol. He also said he never had "real love" for her despite proposing to her and getting her pregnant.

The famous family argues the show ended because Chyna and Rob broke up and the show was centered around their relationship. In court, Kris made claims that she "did not have any influence over the E! network" and didn’t "know what they were filming" for season 2.

Chyna is seeking $109,635,021 in economic damages, plus an additional $36 million in general damages for emotional distress. She sued the family with accusations of defamation, assault, battery, domestic violence and interference with prospective economic relations.

Are you Team Chyna or Team Kardashian-Jenners?

Photo: Jamie Lamor Thompson/Shutterstock/Backgrid

Multiple ‘Legal’ Guns Reportedly Found At A$AP Rocky’s L.A. Home During Search, None Were Used In Hollywood Shooting

Police found several guns in A$AP Rocky’s L.A. home during their search last week after he was arrested fresh from a trip to Barbados with his pregnant girlfriend, Rihanna. Was one of the guns found used in the Hollywood shooting? That remains unclear. More inside….

UPDATE:

 

None of the guns found in A$AP Rocky’s home were used in the alleged Hollywood shooting and all of the firearms were "lawfully purchased and legally registered," according to TMZ sources.

Sources close to Rocky told the site officers never even removed the weapons from the home, because they knew there was no relation to the weapon used in the alleged shooting. However, TMZ’s law enforcement sources maintain the police seized weapons from the home.

————————————————–

New updates in the case surrounding dad-to-be A$AP Rocky being involved in a Hollywood shooting are trickling in.

The police who conducted a search warrant on the “L$D” rapper’s Los Angeles home have reportedly found several guns inside.

Last week, police blindsided Rocky (real name Rakim Mayers) when they pulled up on him at L.A. International Airport to arrest him for assault with a deadly weapon (April 20th) after he returned from a vacation in Barbados with his pregnant girlfriend, Rihanna.

After his arrest, police carried out a search warrant at his L.A. home, ramming the gate at his home with a battering ram to gain access. Law enforcement reportedly found multiple guns that will be tested by investigators to see if any of them were used in the 2021 Hollywood shooting that Rocky is accused of being the triggerman in. The guns will also have background checks ran on them to see if they were purchased illegally.

Detectives were seen leaving his home with boxes filled with envelopes amid the search.

The Los Angeles Police Department revealed the shooting incident happened after an argument between Rocky and an “acquaintance.”

 

33-year-old Rakim Mayers, a Los Angeles resident, also known as music artist A$AP Rocky, has been arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred in the Hollywood area in November of 2021. pic.twitter.com/YeV9w2udDL

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 20, 2022

 

”The argument escalated and resulted in the suspect firing a handgun at the victim," the statement reads. "The victim sustained a minor injury from the incident and later sought his medical treatment. Following the shooting, the suspect and two additional males fled the area on foot. Detectives worked diligently to investigate and corroborate the reporting information, which helped identify the suspect(s) involved."

The 33-year-old Harlem native spent about three hours behind bars before he was released after posting $550,000 for bail. He has not been formally charged.

Days after the arrest, Rocky & Rih were spotted leaving the singer’s favorite restaurant, Giorgio Baldi, in Santa Monica.

 

Asap Rocky & Rihanna leaving Giorgio Baldi last night April 23, 2022 credit to owner #asaprocky #Rihanna #rihannanavy pic.twitter.com/NFrkAzsq08

— Asaprih (@asaprihdaily) April 24, 2022

 

 

rihanna arriving at giorgio baldi restaurant last night pic.twitter.com/7EVwsv08aD

— (@RihannaData) April 24, 2022

 

The mom-to-be (who is in her third trimester) rocked a Saint Laurent crystal logo bra under an Alexander Wang crystal-embellished cuff shirt paired with an a pair of Alexander Wang crystal pinstripe shorts and Alexandre Vauthier crystal ankle strap sandals. Rih finished her daring maternity lewk with a Carhartt WIP x Wardrobe NYC reversible bomber jacket and a mini crystal Balenciaga handbag.

This summer, Rocky has several overseas gigs scheduled. He’s set to hit the stage in Spain on June 4th before trekking to the Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, Germany, Ireland, London, and back to Germany on July 5th. It’s unclear at this time if his arrest will hinder his travels. Also, we wonder why he agreed to tour so soon after RiRi gives birth. They’ll be welcoming their little bundle of joy soon. 

A$AP Rocky’s next court date is set for August 17, 2022.

Photo: DFree/Christian Bertrand/Shutterstock 

A$AP Rocky ARRESTED At LAX After Barbados Vacay With Rihanna, SWAT Smashed Through His LA Home With Search Warrant (VIDEO)

As A$AP Rocky & Rihanna arrived at LAX on a private flight from Barbados today, authorities detained the rapper upon arrival.  Deets on his arrest and why cops used force to knock down the door of his home, inside.

UPDATE: A$AP just posted his $550,000 bond and was spotted being whisked away from LAPD HQ just moments ago.

————

rihanna and asap rocky in barbados pic.twitter.com/5VZksh3YMS

— rihannaesthetic (@rihannvesthetic) April 19, 2022

Looks like Rih & Rocky’s peaceful babymoon to her native Barbados started in chaos with viral cheating and breakup rumors.  Now it’s just ended in chaos too.  Because the baby-daddy-to-be was just ARRESTED, and Rihanna was there witnessing it all go down.

According to NBC News, the Harlem rapper was detained in connection to a November 2021 shooting, a case that had not yet been reported in the media.

Mayers was arriving on a private plane from Barbados, where he had been on vacation with his girlfriend, the singer Rihanna

 

According to the law enforcement sources, Rihanna was with Mayers when he was arrested, and a search warrant has been executed at Mayers’ residence in Los Angeles.

Mayers’ attorney, Alan Jackson, confirmed that his client had been arrested.

Rocky’s arrest is for suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon as an alleged victim claims the "F’in Problem" rapper fired a gun at him 3-4 times the night of November 6th, 2021.  According to the alleged victim, a verbal altercation went down between him and Rocky, who are acquaintances, in the Hollywood area, then things escalated.  The alleged victim claims A$AP shot at him multiple times, leading to a bullet grazing his left hand, and then fled on foot with two other males.

"Mayers had been under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department for a Nov. 6 shooting near Vista Del Mar and Selma Ave. around 10:20 pm. The shooting victim later told police that Mayers, who was walking with two others, approached him with a handgun on the street. The victim claimed Mayers shot at him three to four times and believed one of the bullets grazed his left hand, according to police reports. 

The shooting had not yet been reported in the media. In a statement on Twitter after publication of this article, the LAPD gave details of the November incident and said, "Early this morning, LAPD officers arrested Mayers for assault with a deadly weapon (firearm) at the Los Angeles International Airport. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.""

Here’s LAPD’s full arrest report, and it sounds like a doozy.

 

33-year-old Rakim Mayers, a Los Angeles resident, also known as music artist A$AP Rocky, has been arrested in connection to a shooting that occurred in the Hollywood area in November of 2021. pic.twitter.com/YeV9w2udDL

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) April 20, 2022

 

NBC News reports, "LAPD made the arrest with assistance from Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations team."  Bond was set at $550,000, TMZ reports.  TMZ also revealed, "Cops say A$AP knew the alleged victim, and the alleged shooting happened after an argument between the two. The LAPD says they worked to corroborate the info the victim told them about the alleged incident, which helped them to identify Rocky as the suspect."

A source told Entertainment Tonight, “This drama is the last thing Rihanna needs right now. She wants to be mellow, relaxed, and focused 100 percent on the arrival of her baby – not stressing out!” They added, “This arrest was not something they saw coming.”

Rocky and Rihanna are expecting their first child together soon as the "Man Down" singer recently revealed to VOGUE in her latest cover story that she’s in her third trimester.

Rocky and Rih enjoying themselves in Barbados earlier today #asaprocky #rihanna pic.twitter.com/ZTwRvArmIY

— mrsawge (@mrsawge11) April 19, 2022

The twosome, who have been together for almost three years, have been living it up in Barbados since last week and were seemingly enjoying the last days of the pregnancy:

 

Rihanna leaving a dinner in Barbados (April 16) pic.twitter.com/nwpF8u2eLu

— Rihanna Gallery (@GalerieRihanna) April 17, 2022

rih and rocky pic.twitter.com/ZppX8i0LHZ

— nico || LeGoat fan ||rihanna release the album (@lbjmvpszn6) April 20, 2022

Rihanna flaunts her baby bump as she vacations in Barbados with A$AP Rocky pic.twitter.com/cnmCbdzX37

— YabaLeftOnline Media (@yabaleftonline) April 20, 2022

I love how Rihanna is just simply Robyn Fenty when she’s back home in Barbados.pic.twitter.com/TUFOlk8reL

— The Lord Of The Wings @Arsenal Biggest fan (@lisa_maliee) April 20, 2022

 

Rihanna in Barbados today pic.twitter.com/K0X16Cn85A

— Rihanna Gallery (@GalerieRihanna) April 19, 2022

 

Newly surfaced video shows the SWAT team smashing through Rocky’s front door at his LA home.  Reportedly they have a search warrant.

 

ASAP Rocky neighbor tells me SWAT team w weapons drawn came to search rapper’s home near W. Hollywood this a.m.: “so excessive…it was like they came for Capone…I’m frankly offended by it…seems so inappropriate…he’s a great neighbor”

vid of battering ram/cop falling via TMZ pic.twitter.com/KpgfvTNGBt

— Joe Coscarelli (@joecoscarelli) April 20, 2022

 

This isn’t the first time A$AP’s been caught up by the law.  Back in 2019, he was arrested in Sweden after a street scuffle while he was there performing (atop), and he spent over a month behind bars.

 

Photos: magicinfoto, benhoudijk/Depositphotos

Tory Lanez Handcuffed In Court For VIOLATING Protective Order In Meg Thee Stallion Felony Assault Case

 

The judge in the Megan Thee Stallion felony assault case ruled Tory Lanez violated the protective order in the case for talking about her on social media. Deets inside…

UPDATE: 

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by TheYBF (@theybf_daily)

 

Tory Lanez posted his $350,000 bond and has been realeased from jail.   Shawn

The singer’s attorney – Shawn Holley – confirmed the swab on the gun came back “inconclusive” with four contributors while the magazine swab “excluded” Tory. His lawyer also argued that Tory didn’t provide DJ Akademiks with any discovery in the case.

So who did?

——————————————————-

When tweeting too much lands you behind bars!

Today, Tory Lanez made his way to the Los Angeles courthouse for a hearing in the Megan Thee Stallion felony assault case. The result? He ended up being handcuffed in court and had his bail INCREASED after a judge ruled he violated the protective order in the case. Womp.

Judge David Herriford heard almost an hour of arguments about the Canadian singer’s tweets and the judge felt some of his tweets seem to be “clear messages” to Meg, according to Rolling Stone reporter Nancy Dillion.

 

Tory Lanez was handcuffed in court and remanded to custody until he posts new bail of $350,000 in Megan Thee Stallion felony assault case. Judge found him in violation of discovery protective order and personal contact order.

— Nancy Dillon (@Nancy__Dillon) April 5, 2022

 

The tweets in question come from the heated Twitter feud that involved Meg, Tory and Meg’s boyfriend Pardi back in February, following the last court hearing.

The tweet Tory posted where he directly addresses Meg as “U” was a violation of a protective order because he was not supposed to contact of mention Meg at all.

 

”Good d*** had me f***ing 2 best friends … and I got caught … that’s what I apologized for … it’s sick how u Spun it tho …,” Tory tweeted. “…. u can’t buy and tweet your way out of this one.. not today.”

Prosecutors also brought up concern over DJ Akademiks’ tweet that seemingly kicked off the feud.

”BREAKING: It was revealed in court few moments ago that Tory Lanez DNA WAS NOT found on the weapon in the Meg Thee Stallion case," the tweet read.

The SAVAGE raptress responded to the drama in a series of posts on her IG account: 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by TheYBF (@theybf_daily)

 

 

After being handcuffed in court, Tory Lanez was remanded to custody until he posts a new bail of $350,000. The judge also added a new condition to his release, saying that he’s “not to mention the complaining witness in this case in any social media.”

 

Judge David Herriford heard nearly an hour of argument about Lanez’s tweets and said some "seem to be clear messages" to Megan. He added new condition to Lanez’s release that he’s "not to mention the complaining witness in this case in any social media." Trial date set for 9/14.

— Nancy Dillon (@Nancy__Dillon) April 5, 2022

 

 

“The DA requested no bail, or in the alternative, $5 million bail, and the court rejected those arguments and increased bail to $350,000. And that bail is being posted now,” Lanez’s lawyer Shawn Holley tells Rolling Stone.

— Nancy Dillon (@Nancy__Dillon) April 5, 2022

 

Hours before he was handcuffed, Tory tweeted:

 

God will make a table for you in the presence of your enemies

— Tory Lanez (@torylanez) April 5, 2022

 

”God will make a table for you in the presence of your enemies.”

In October 2020, Tory Lanez was charged with a felony count of assault in the shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. If he’s convicted, he faces a possible maximum sentence of 22 years and 8 months in prison. He has pleaded not guilty.

The Canadian singer will have to keep his Twitter fingers on lock as the trial date has been set for September 14th.

Photos: Meg’s IG/Tory Lanez Photo by Michael A Walker Jr./Shutterstock 

 

[UPDATE] Ye’s Team Says There’s No Skid Row Fashion Week Collaboration, But Founder Says It Is + DONDA 2 Dropping Next Month

Kanye West says he wants the homeless to model his threads in a fashion show, so he teamed up with Skid Row Fashion Week to make it happen. On the music front, he just announced he’s releasing DONDA 2 – executive produced by Future – next month.

All the deets inside….

UPDATE:

Ye’s team denies there is a Yeezy x Skid Row Fashion Week collaboration in the works.

A Yeezy Gap spokesperson told Complex Thursday afternoon that the reported fashion show event isn’t anywhere on Ye’s schedule. The rep also denied that a collaboration collection is in the works.

“Ye has a deep and solution-oriented commitment to addressing issues surrounding homelessness but this reported event is not on our schedule at this time nor are we aware of any product collaboration in development,” the spokesperson said.

However, David Sebastian – founder of Skid Row Fashion Week – is singing a different tune. He doubled down that he IS collaborating with Ye:

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by David Sabastian (@davidsabastiananti)

 

————————————————————

Kanye West is keeping busy amid his divorce proceedings with his estranged wife Kim Kardashian.

In between taking over Paris Fashion Week with his new girlfriend Julia Fox, Ye is strategizing a new collaboration with streetwear brand Skid Row Fashion Week.

Turns out, the Chi-town rapper wants to bring awareness to homelessness, so he wants to host a fashion show where the homeless would model his designs. The ultimate goal is to help raise funds that’ll benefit the homeless, so he says.

David Sabastian – founder of Skid Row Fashion Week – spilled tea to TMZ, sharing he linked up with the 44-year-old fashion lover and they decided to create a Yeezy X Skid Row Fashion Week clothing collab.

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by David Sabastian (@davidsabastiananti)

It appears the new line will drop simultaneously with Ye’s new DONDA 2 album. David said he met with Ye while he was recording DONDA 2 at his L.A. studio in the Arts District (near Skid Row).

DONDA 2 – executive produced by Future – and the Yeezy X Skid Row Fashion Week clothing collab is set to drop 2/22/22. According to TMZ, “100% of the proceeds” will be donated to help those on Skid Row. Some of the money will help hire more people struggling with homelessness to work at the Skid Row Fashion Week factory.

They’re also planning a fashion show where they’ll hire people from the SRFW factory to model the clothes. There’s talk the fashion duo is considering integrating items on Skid Row in the clothing, including a “trash bag puffer jacket.”

On the music front…

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by ye (@kanyewest)

Ye announced DONDA 2 is coming next month, sharing an image of what appears to be his childhood home on fire on his IG.

”DONDA2 COMING 2 22 22 EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY FUTURE,” he captioned the picture.

DONDA 2 pic.twitter.com/IlXMl4wbNo

— Photos Of Ye (@PhotosOfKanye) January 27, 2022

 

 

Ye via IG Stories: pic.twitter.com/JeUDMhwG6N

— Photos Of Ye (@PhotosOfKanye) January 27, 2022 

Ye with Rick Owens, Michèle Lamy, and Julia Fox in Paris today (1.23.22) pic.twitter.com/llud6Z7Zha

— Photos Of Ye (@PhotosOfKanye) January 23, 2022

Before jetting to overseas for Paris Fashion Week, Ye spent a few days in the studio with DJ Khaled in Miami:

Another video of Ye and @DJKhaled in the studio in Miami today (1.22.22) pic.twitter.com/9T9Zc04vgV

— Photos Of Ye (@PhotosOfKanye) January 22, 2022

Julia Fox just shared this video of Ye and DJ Khaled in the studio today (1.22.22) pic.twitter.com/QrYlMA2Aie

— Photos Of Ye (@PhotosOfKanye) January 22, 2022

DJ Khaled gifting Ye the last pair of his "Father of Asahd" Jordan 3’s today. (1.22.22) pic.twitter.com/kp1d23TSGz

— Photos Of Ye (@PhotosOfKanye) January 22, 2022

Ye also linked up with The Game, Pusha T, Antonio Brown , Moneybagg Yo and more in the studio over the last few weeks: 

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by The Game (@losangelesconfidential)

 

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by The Game (@losangelesconfidential)

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by The Game (@losangelesconfidential)

 

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Antonio Brown (@ab)

 

If DONDA 2 is anything like the original DONDA … fans can expect delays…

Photo: AP Photo/Lewis Joly

SHEESH! Bills Baller Stefon Diggs Tackles Chiefs Fan Who Ran Out Onto The Field, A Wild 2 Minutes Ensues

Buffalo Bills baller Stefon Diggs let it be known not to run up on him or the field when he’s on it unless you’re supposed to be there.  His wild take down of a rogue fan inside.

UPDATE: Jacob Bross was arrested and charged with Disturbing the Peace.

 

__________

 

Run up on Stefon, he might murk ya.

As if a SUPER contentious playoff game wasn’t stressful enough for both sides of last night’s AFC playoff game, a Chiefs fan stormed the field during the wild 4th quarter.  And Stefon clearly took out some frustration on the dude.  Check it:

Arrowhead Stadium was already on 100 when the Bills & the Chiefs were lining up for the next play after the 2-minute warning, and suddenly, you see wide receiver Diggs tackle someone near the line of scrimmage.  The broadcast quickly cut away to commercial, but other video surfaced showing the wild ish that went down.

Right as Stefon tackled the dude – who was seemingly under the influence – the guy popped up and was taken down again by field security.  Then, you see another Bills player chuck his shoe in frustration.  And the Chiefs players looked on in disbelief as they prepped to line back up.

The fan was escorted off the field (and likely out the stadium or in custody somewhere in the stadium) while the game continued. 

After that, it was basically a touchdown shootout – both teams scoring back to back to back to back, and then a Chiefs field goal in the last seconds brought them to overtime.  The Chiefs ended up winning by scoring a TD in their first OT possession.  And we’re sure it was extra hard for the Bills to experience seeing that they lost to the Chiefs in the Conference championship last year.

 

Pat Mahomes and co. are headed to the AFC championship for the 4th year in a row, this time facing the Cincinnati Bengals.

 

Photos: Getty

R.I.P.: Andre Leon Talley – Fashion Icon & Former VOGUE Editor At Large – Dies At 73

In extremely sad and unexpected news, Andre Leon Talley – the fashion icon – has passed away. The full story inside.

UPDATE: Andre Leon Talley’s IG shared a post to tribute his accomplishments and persona.

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Andre Leon Talley (@andreltalley)

 

A fashion icon, an industry titan, and history maker.  73-year-old Andre Leon Talley lived a life that was one for the books before his unfortunate passing Tuesday.

ALT’s literary agent David Vigliano confirmed Talley’s death to USA TODAY late Tuesday, but didn’t have any further details. 

TMZ reported he died at a White Plains, NY hospital, but what he was battling at the hospital has yet to be disclosed.

His extra grand life was a match for his extra grand persona, becoming one of the most prominent faces of VOGUE after making history at the iconic magazine over multiple decades.

andré leon talley, 1984.

photo by andy warhol pic.twitter.com/V4mXaD1mLc

— maya cade (@mayascade) January 19, 2022

The North Carolina native started working at VOGUE magazine in 1983, and eventually made history as its first black editor, the magazine’s Creative Director, and its Editor-At-Large until 2013.

ALT is synonymous with fashion, being a front row staple at every Fashion Week and always keeping the people on their toes when tit came to giving his opinion on what they’re wearing. 

The 6-foot-6 fashion icon wrote two memoirs, "A.L.T.: A Memoir" in 2003 and "The Chiffon Trenches" in 2020, served as a judge over four seasons of "America’s Next Top Model" and was the center of the 2017 documentary, "The Gospel According to André." He was, in fact, fashion. 

Whether he rocked his custom tailored suits in the 80’s and 90’s or his custom, fabulously made capes in recent ties, his fashion IQ was beyond.  He also used his voice to speak up on racism in the fashion world. 

 

“I could be walking down the street and they could decide to arrest me, even in all this gold and gilt.”

– Andre Leon Talley, speaking to the New York Times in May 2018 about racism in the fashion world and in America

A treasure of a man. May he rest in power and peace.¸Å12 pic.twitter.com/7Bam0aiPya

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 19, 2022

 

ALT shocked many of us in his latest book when he said his iconic friendship with Anna Wintour wasn’t everything it was cracked up to be, due to him not feeling like he was not given the same opportunities as others to push VOGUE in the direction it really needed to go. He also spoke on the financial incentives not quite being there either.

"I’m not belittling myself to say my strength was in my ability to be beside a small, great, powerful white woman and encourage her vision," he wrote in his memoir of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, according to the New York Times.

Later, he would defend Wintour, crediting her, Diana Vreeland and Andy Warhol with shaping his career.

"This is not a vengeful … tell-all," Talley told Vulture in May 2020. "I will not criticize her. My book is an epistle to everyone that I love. It’s a love letter to Anna Wintour. I love her deeply."

 

R.I.P.

Oh Andre! Heaven is going to be too fabulous now. Sir! You blessed us with your charm, wit, and taste for the exceptional. You’ll shine so brightly from the heavens that we’ll know what true stardom looks like. We’ll gaze up at you always. In awe. And with gratitude. pic.twitter.com/7lLyUkSp2n

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 19, 2022

A fashion icon, an industry titan, and history maker.  73-year-old Andre Leon Talley lived a life that was one for the books before his unfortunate passing Tuesday.

ALT’s literary agent David Vigliano confirmed Talley’s death to USA TODAY late Tuesday, but didn’t have any further details. 

TMZ reported he died at a White Plains, NY hospital, but what he was battling at the hospital has yet to be disclosed.

His extra grand life was a match for his extra grand persona, becoming one of the most prominent faces of VOGUE after making history at the iconic magazine over multiple decades.

The North Carolina native started working at VOGUE magazine in 1983, and eventually made history as its first black editor, the magazine’s Creative Director, and its Editor-At-Large until 2013.

ALT is synonymous with fashion, being a front row staple at every Fashion Week and always keeping the people on their toes when tit came to giving his opinion on what they’re wearing. 

The 6-foot-6 fashion icon wrote two memoirs, "A.L.T.: A Memoir" in 2003 and "The Chiffon Trenches" in 2020, served as a judge over four seasons of "America’s Next Top Model" and was the center of the 2017 documentary, "The Gospel According to André." He was, in fact, fashion. 

Whether he rocked his custom tailored suits in the 80’s and 90’s or his custom, fabulously made capes in recent ties, his fashion IQ was beyond.  He also used his voice to speak up on racism in the fashion world. 

 

“I could be walking down the street and they could decide to arrest me, even in all this gold and gilt.”

– Andre Leon Talley, speaking to the New York Times in May 2018 about racism in the fashion world and in America

A treasure of a man. May he rest in power and peace.¸Å12 pic.twitter.com/7Bam0aiPya

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 19, 2022

 

ALT shocked many of us in his latest book when he said his iconic friendship with Anna Wintour wasn’t everything it was cracked up to be, due to him not feeling like he was not given the same opportunities as others to push VOGUE in the direction it really needed to go. He also spoke on the financial incentives not quite being there either.

"I’m not belittling myself to say my strength was in my ability to be beside a small, great, powerful white woman and encourage her vision," he wrote in his memoir of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, according to the New York Times.

Later, he would defend Wintour, crediting her, Diana Vreeland and Andy Warhol with shaping his career.

"This is not a vengeful … tell-all," Talley told Vulture in May 2020. "I will not criticize her. My book is an epistle to everyone that I love. It’s a love letter to Anna Wintour. I love her deeply."

 

Rest in fabulous fashion, Mr. Talley.

Oh Andre! Heaven is going to be too fabulous now. Sir! You blessed us with your charm, wit, and taste for the exceptional. You’ll shine so brightly from the heavens that we’ll know what true stardom looks like. We’ll gaze up at you always. In awe. And with gratitude. pic.twitter.com/7lLyUkSp2n

— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 19, 2022

RIP Andre Leon Talley. Rest well King @etnow pic.twitter.com/A6d2eA1m39

— Viola Davis (@violadavis) January 19, 2022

RIP André Leon Talley (1948-2022) pic.twitter.com/HRVlTUtsjD

— Couture is Beyond (@CoutureIsBeyond) January 19, 2022

RIP to a fashion LEGEND. ICON. GEM. Andre Leon Talley. pic.twitter.com/ojPpuu7k0f

— gone girl. (@cassandrapintro) January 19, 2022

Grace Jones, André Leon Talley, and Keith Haring photographed by Andy Warhol at the Factory, 1984. pic.twitter.com/m9gb0o44Pf

— (@MJFINESSELOVER) January 19, 2022

rest in peace andré leon talley your impact on the fashion industry will continue to live on forever pic.twitter.com/rrjBzVxcsm

— sydney sweeney’s whore (@MIUCClAMUSE) January 19, 2022

One of my favorite moments from André Leon Talley with Rihanna, RIP to a legend pic.twitter.com/eoG1z87Uuo

— Black Lives Still Matter (@wiz_thcreator) January 19, 2022

RIP fashion journalist, André Leon Talley

Photo: Getty

[UPDATE] DISGUSTING! Pastor Mike Todd Apologizes For Wiping Spit On Man’s Face During Sermon

WARNING! If you have a weak stomach – stop reading now.

Megachurch pastor Mike Todd did the unthinkable while demonstrating a lesson before his congregation on Sunday. And it involved bodily fluids being exchanged during a pandemic! Watch the clip (if you can stand it) inside…

UPDATE:

 

It’s never my intention to distract others from God’s Word and the message of Jesus… even with illustrations!

I apologize for my example being too extreme and disgusting!

I Love Everybody #REPRESENT pic.twitter.com/YfzFmySCPe

— Michael Todd (@iammiketodd) January 17, 2022

 

After receiving backlash, Pastor Mike Todd posted a video on social media apologizing for his actions. He said the man in the video is his brother, but he said his actions were too extreme and disgusting. Watch the clip above.

———————————————————–

Whose pastor is this?!

A popular megachurch pastor is facing backlash after his disgusting demonstration during a recent sermon.

Pastor Mike Todd – lead pastor at the Transformation Church in Tulsa, OK – has gone viral after coughing up spit into his hand and then rubbing it on the face of one of his congregation members while discussing the topic, "Receiving a vision from God might get nasty." Umm…

While preaching to the congregation, he hawked up phlegm TWICE and held the saliva in his hand before rubbing in on the man’s face as his parishioners gasped in disbelief.

"How you just reacted, is how the people in your life will react when God is doing what it takes for the miracle," he said as the audience reacted in disgust. AS THEY SHOULD.

Not only is this disgusting – did he forget we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic with cases steadily rising? Like sir! Why did you ever think this was OK?!

Watch the clip below:

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by TheYBF (@theybf_daily)

In case you need more context, you can check out more from his sermon, starting at the 39-minute mark, below:

Of course, Black Twitter has been dragging him in disgust:

Had never heard of “Pastor” Mike Todd before today. But I truly understand now why the elders used to frequently tell us that we’re in the last days.

pic.twitter.com/tW8XjBK1KB

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 17, 2022

That Mike Todd video has so many layers of terribleness wrapped up in it, I don’t know even where to start. The audacity. The cult energy. The spiritual and theological abusiveness. The hocking and rubbing and spitting and deflecting. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Ain’t no way.

— Danté Stewart (Stew) (@stewartdantec) January 17, 2022 

Mike Todd did WHAT to WHAT? pic.twitter.com/C9OoxEPe3m

— Jay K, MBA (@jkennr) January 16, 2022

I knew Mike Todd wasn’t shit when he said that Domestic Violence wasn’t reason enough to get a divorce pic.twitter.com/kHkJyxxu6Y

— SAW NWH (@HintonsDrew) January 17, 2022

DURING A PANDEMIC MIKE TODD??? During a pandemic?! Gross any time but DURING A PANDEMIC!? pic.twitter.com/JGjIPyH9uv

— Ms. Jackson (@quietlionness) January 16, 2022

Just saw why Mike Todd is trending and I—

God wasn’t nowhere in that pic.twitter.com/4EWJNCcqoc

— Shanelle Genai (@shanellegenai) January 17, 2022

A message from Jesus about Mike Todd pic.twitter.com/vG8N12qTW1

— Elizabeth Says Mask Up/Save Lives (@TheHopsbride) January 17, 2022

Just gross.

Building relationship on runways  @kanyewest
.
.#jesusisking #crazyfaith #REpresent #kanyewest #sundayservice pic.twitter.com/sUUS2yUqXi

— Michael Todd (@iammiketodd) November 2, 2019

In 2019, the “Crazy Faith” author linked up with Kanye West where he opened up his church to host one of Ye’s Sunday Services:

Thoughts?

Photo: YouTube Screenshot 

[UPDATE] DaBaby Apologizes After He Was Dropped From Governors Ball & Lollapalooza’s Festival Lineups

DaBaby is being cut from some major festival lineups following his problematic homophobic comments he made onstage at Rolling Loud festival in Miami last week. Now, he’s apologizing.

More inside…

UPDATE:

DaBaby has released an official apology to the LGBTQ+ community after he was cut from several major music festivals. He also apologized for his misinformed comments about HIV/AIDS.

——————————————————-

DaBaby is losing "da bags" left and right following homophobic comments he made during his Rolling Loud Festival set in Miami last week. It’s clear his apology (if you want to call it that) hasn’t helped any.

A day after he was dropped from the Lollapalooza lineup, New York’s Governors Ball announced they too have canceled his performance at the festival, which is set to go down in September.

Stay tuned for a lineup addition. pic.twitter.com/ED4rhbL9Wm

— The Governors Ball (@GovBallNYC) August 2, 2021

“Stay tuned for a lineup addition,” the festival’s official Twitter account tweeted along with a message from the promoter.

“Founders Entertainment does not and will not tolerate hate or discrimination of any kind. We welcome and celebrate the diverse communities that make New York City the greatest city in the world. Thank you to the fans who continue to speak up for what is right. Along with you, we will continue to use our platform for good," the statement said.

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Day N Vegas (@daynvegas2021)

 

The Day N Vegas Festival also announced DaBaby would be cut from their lineup. The three day festival is set to take place in November.

Less than 24 hours before the Governors Ball announcement, Lollapalooza announced DaBaby would be axed from the final day lineup. He was scheduled to headline the Bud Light Seltzer Stage. Instead, they added Young Thug as the headliner (who was previously slotted on the T-Mobile stage) and set rapper G Herbo to take over the T-Mobile stage.

Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love. With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight. Young Thug will now perform at 9:00pm on the Bud Light Seltzer Stage, and G Herbo will perform at 4:00pm on the T-Mobile Stage. pic.twitter.com/Mx4UiAi4FW

— Lollapalooza (@lollapalooza) August 1, 2021

“Lollapalooza was founded on diversity, inclusivity, respect, and love. With that in mind, DaBaby will no longer be performing at Grant Park tonight," the festival said in part.

The Black AIDS Institute also addressed DaBaby’s comments in a press release filled with factual information about HIV/AIDS: 

We recently witnessed inaccurate and hurtful comments directed towards our community. As the nation’s only HIV organization focused exclusively on ending the epidemic in Black America, here’s what you need to know:

When they go low, we go high: For 22 years, we have represented Black Americans who are most impacted by HIV. We are intentional about turning comments that stem from homophobia, transphobia, and ignorance about HIV into opportunities to uplift our people and reinforce the value of our work.

HIV impacts Black and LGBTQ communities the most: Of all Americans living with HIV today, Black LGBTQ communities are disproportionately impacted. This is not because of individual behaviors, but because of how HIV thrives on inhumanity, hatred, and exclusion. While mainstream media does not regularly focus on HIV anymore, it remains a crisis in Black communities.

HIV is not a death sentence: HIV science has made possible: an HIV test in the comfort of your own home, a daily pill to prevent HIV, and routine HIV treatment that keeps you healthy and stops the virus from passing on. People are thriving while living with HIV.

Stigma harms us more than HIV does: Stigmatizing this health condition, which is no different from many other chronic diseases, holds people back from accessing life-saving HIV services. It also deters the progress made toward uplifting the lives of people who are Black, LGBTQ, and/or living with HIV. All Black Lives Matter

Walking the talk: For 22 years, our programs have educated Black communities about HIV, trained Black HIV leaders, and provided safe spaces and stigma reduction programs. We are building and supporting the efforts that will end HIV in Black communities over the next 10 years. It is clear that Black leadership to end HIV is more critical than ever.

During his set at Rolling Loud, the North Carolina native encouraged the audience to put their cellphone flashlights in the air if they “didn’t show up today with HIV/AIDS or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that will make you die in two to three weeks." He also made derogatory remarks about HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ people. As expected, he was met with tons of backlash from the LGBTQ+ community, including public criticism from artist Elton John.

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

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

Since sharing his problematic statements onstage, the "Suge" rapper was pulled from his brand ambassador deal with Boohoo Man and he was dropped from the UK’s Parklife Festival. He was also axed from a benefit concert for the Working Families Party, which he was headlining alongside Saweetie and Wyclef Jean.

“We have to hold people accountable and live to our values, which is why there is a change in our lineup,” the Working Families Party stated.

While DaBaby has been getting dragged, he has also been defended by rappers like T.I. and Boosie who argue that DaBaby should be able to exercise his right to freedom of speech just lile Lil Nas X is allowed to.

Regardless of his opinion, his comments are causing him to fumble quite a few bags. Will there be more? Time will tell…

Photo: DaBaby’s IG

The BEYHIVE DRAGS Trick Daddy After He Gets On Beyoncé’s Internet To Say She Can’t Sing

Clearly, audacity is still on sale because…whet?! Trick Daddy shared his "unpopular opinion" that Beyoncé Knowles Carter CAN’T SING. He also threw shade at her rapper husband-turned-Hip Hop mogul, Jay-Z.

Everything he said, plus how the BEYHIVE has been on neck ever since inside…

UPDATE:

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by 99JAMZ (@99jamzmiami)

Trick Daddy double downs on his comments about Beyoncé‘s vocals on his radio show, "Trick and Trina," which airs on 99 Jamz.

By the way, his comments on Instagram are filled with bumble bee emojis.

————————————————————————

Umm…is Trick Daddy OK? Like, for real?

The BEYHIVE is very active this morning after rapper Trick Daddy came for The Carters. While chopping it up with random folks on Clubhouse, the Miami rapper shared his "unpopular opinion" about Beyoncé‘s vocals and Jay-Z’s rap skills. And he clearly woke up and chose violence.

It’s unclear how the conversation started, but Bey and another woman (who wasn’t identified) was the topic of discussion and Trick didn’t mince his words while talking about the Queen’s vocal ability.

“Beyoncé f*ck with her because she see money. Beyoncé ain’t trying to give back to music or nothin’. Beyoncé don’t write music and barely can sing her motherf**kin’ self,” he said.

“Beyoncé can’t sang!," he added.

CAN’T sing?! Sir, stop it. And she has writing credits on damn near every song she creates.  If you don’t have this same smoke for rappers who have writing teams too, keep it.

“Man, I watched my godmama train Beyoncé, vocal lessons all her career,” he continued. “I’mma say my unpopular opinion right now: Beyoncé is to R&B what Jay-Z is to New York. That’s why they together. Jay-Z ain’t never won the greatest rapper alive. Whoever put him on a level like that?”

Dragging a successful BLACK couple, unprovoked? WHAT WAS THE REASON?!

Needless to say, the BEYHIVE didn’t waste any time to start dragging Trick within an inch of his life. Peep some of the tweets below:

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by TheYBF (@theybf_daily)

 

Trick Daddy can barely talk let alone rap anymore.

Here’s Beyoncé singing “Halo” a difficult performance at her friend’s Kobe Bryant’s funeral last year.

The singing was PERFECTION! pic.twitter.com/qq4cFRv2j0

— (@Caramel_Angel7) June 22, 2021

 

Trick Daddy chose violence … Stay off drugs kids.

— VINCENT (@Vince_Aries) June 22, 2021

 

When Trick Daddy says Beyoncé can’t sing…THIS Beyoncé? pic.twitter.com/DMEWIxBxYa

— Kari Mtz (@kmarti50) June 22, 2021

 

Trick Daddy about to get DRAGGED old drunk bitch done lost his mind

— Akiva. (@Class_andall) June 22, 2021

 

It’s 2021 & Trick Daddy & his minions have the nerve to say THE Beyonce Giselle Knowles can’t sing. All that clown does is disrespect black women. pic.twitter.com/StlRI1zXC2

— QueenBey (@BeyonceDestChld) June 22, 2021

 

Don’t mind me, I’m just sitting here watching the #Beehive demolish #trickdaddy (@Beyonce ) pic.twitter.com/kJ5q63pl5s

— GotDamnZo (@GotDamnZo) June 22, 2021

 

Trick Daddy said Beyonce cant sing and Jay-Z cant rap all in the same breath

— Naja From HR (@_NajaMaya) June 22, 2021

 

I know I didn’t just wake up and hear TRICK DADDY saying Beyoncé can’t sing…. I know he fucking lying!!!!!

— Miss Mam (@AshleyLyann) June 22, 2021

 

Trick Daddy ain’t had a hit since 2004 and he got the nerve to talk about Beyoncé & Jay-Z

Man if you don’t sit your faceless behind down somewhere bro pic.twitter.com/ZENpAFxQj1

— Jordan Triplett (@JTriplett0825) June 22, 2021

 

Trina is gonna cuss Trick Daddy out for that shit he said.

Y’all know how much she loves Beyoncé.

— LookAtDustin (@LookAtDustin) June 22, 2021

 

Ik damn well Trick Daddy ain’t talkin shit bout Beyoncé and Jay-Z like his ass relevant still. Let’s run this back… pic.twitter.com/Ki1E8bqdl0

— JustAverage (@thegoldengloss) June 22, 2021

 

Trina – who is Trick Daddy’s longtime collaborator – is a HUGE Beyoncé fan and we’re sure if SHE was on that Clubhouse call, she would have cleared him. Since she wasn’t, she shared an Instagram post showing solidarity with Mrs. Carter:


 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by katrina (@trinarockstarr)

Whether you are a Beyoncé fan or not, you can’t deny her talent. The 28-time Grammy Award winning singer – who has been crowned as the awarded female artist in Grammy history – hasn’t been slaying the game since ’97 with mediocre vocals.  Whether they’re your cup of tea or not. PERIODT.

Photos: Michael A Walker Jr/Sky Cinema/Shutterstock.com

Twitter Is Convinced & Losing It That Ashanti Is Dating A ‘White Man’, But He Appears To Be A Restaurant Staffer She Simply Snapped A Pic With

Ashanti has been trending on Twitter after sharing a picture of herself with a mystery man while turning up in Cancun, Mexico. And Twitter is losing it. More inside…

UPDATE:

Ashanti sets the record straight: This is NOT her man. The man she is pictured with is the manager at the Mexican restaurant. Nothing more, nothing less.

"Lmaoooo NO! he’s one of the managers at the restaturant!!! He is NOT my man and we are NOT DATING," she said in TSR’s comments with the laughing emoji.

—————————————————

Ashanti has been trending on Twitter after posting a picture to her Instagram account with a mystery man while turning up in Cancun, Mexico. Now, Twitter thinks she has a new "white boyfriend."

”Great times,” she captioned a picture of herself and they mystery man, along with a collage of photos and videos, while hanging out at Taboo Cancun restaurant. In the videos, the R&B singer has the entire restaurant staff behind her while bragging about having the best time ever.

Instantly, fans assumed the “Foolish” singer was sharing a picture of the new man in her life and started reacting, causing her to trend at No. 1 on Twitter.

 

Ashanti got a white man! The betrayal! It was supposed to be me! At least for a month or 2. pic.twitter.com/18Ig8jLPx5

— Flint Daddy Franko (@FrankoThePen) April 23, 2021

We lost Ashanti?!?!? To an Ivory Ingrate?!?!?!? pic.twitter.com/fRNzpn45jL

—  A L I K. (@MalikThaElite) April 23, 2021

Now why y’all didn’t tell me Ashanti was out here dating Tailor Made? pic.twitter.com/CKnMPKamQx

— Hey Ellyot (@KnownAsEllyot) April 23, 2021

Y’all mad about Ashanti being with a white man… I’m mad that sis hasn’t missed ONE vacation since the panoramic pic.twitter.com/U4CoAIz0pl

— Gossip Girl (@xoraveen) April 23, 2021

A colonizer took Ashanti how much more will this year take from me pic.twitter.com/qXjGmvFAtt

— JT (@theonly1jt) April 23, 2021

Black man dates a white woman Ashanti dates a white man pic.twitter.com/ZGodK9V9m6

— Joshua Chenault (@joshuachenault1) April 23, 2021

Y’all mad Ashanti got her a white man? Oh well lol pic.twitter.com/MvoL2Sy6JE

— (@PleaseImpressMe) April 23, 2021

Black men would date white women but then complain when someone like Ashanti dates a white man pic.twitter.com/wWMyKvlOdv

— Abena (@commentonbull) April 23, 2021

 

Black men after hearing that Ashanti is dating Baron Zemo pic.twitter.com/T03UNsptN0

— MaltLiquorPapi (@LowkeyBrilliant) April 23, 2021

 

 

The same black men mad at Ashanti for getting herself a white man are THE SAME black men who treat black women like garbage. pic.twitter.com/aFx7DTg1Xx

— RCE (@moreofmaur) April 23, 2021

 

But as usual with social media, not all is what it seems.

Twitter has been running with the boyfriend narrative since she posted the picture, but he looks like the host/manager/staffer of the restaurant.  And there’s a likely chance he’s not white, either.

Another staffer at the restaurant is picture wearing the same outfit as the mystery man Ashanti posted.

Def seems like the singer was just snapping a flick with a restaurant staffer who is likely a fan and social media ran with it. Ashanti often posts pics with staffers or organizers of places where she goes.

Check out more flicks from her Cancun vacay (with her actual rumored boyfriend Flo Rida) below:

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Ashanti (@ashanti)

 

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Ashanti (@ashanti)

 

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Ashanti (@ashanti)

 

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Ashanti (@ashanti)

 

Chick stays on an island though, doesn’t she?

Photo: Ashanti’s IG

‘#GorillaGlueGirl’ Tessica Brown’s GoFundMe Money Released After Investigation, Her New Management & Agency Team Demands Blogger To Stop Lying On Her

Tessica Brown – the woman dubbed “Gorilla Glue Girl” – shows off her new cropped coif after her Gorilla Glue hair fiasco. But now, there’s more drama as her GoFundMe account has been FROZEN after the company received tips that she has been trying to make a come up. Tessica has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a blogger who says that she’s clout chasing. More inside…

UPDATE:

The GoFundMe money has been released!

GoFundMe has ended their investigation into Tessica Brown’s fundraiser, a rep confirmed to the The Post.

“The GoFundMe Trust & Safety team has released the funds and they should be on their way to Tessica,” a spokesperson for the website wrote in an email of the $23,893 windfall Brown has been waiting for so she could donate it to charity.

Tessica wasn’t allowed to withdraw the money because she hadn’t confirmed which charities she planned to donate the money to. Also, many people had reported the account as “fraudulent," which prompted an investigation. The spokesperson said “the organizer stated she would donate the funds to a charity and to families” in her town and the company was in the process of working on a withdrawal plan with her.

In the meantime, Tessica is also gearing up to make a splash in Hollywood. The mother-of-five will reportedly jet back to Los Angeles for another hair treatment by Dr. Michael Obeng, but that’s not the only reason she’ll be there. She reportedly has plans to sit down with her A-list celebrity management team to hash out how she’ll turn her 15-minutes of fame into lasting, reality stardom.

Well alright.

—————————————————————–

The #GorillaGlueGirl saga ended last week. However, Tessica Brown’s name is still in the headlines.

After a Beverly Hills surgeon freed her hair from the Gorilla Glue adhesive spray for free, the 40-year-old Louisiana teacher showed off her new hairstyle on her social media after she had to cut her ponytail off:

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Tessica (@im_d_ollady)

”#IAMNOTMAHAIR Shout out to @supa_dee0223 over at BELOW ZERO for my new cut,if your comfortable with your hair let see those pictures also wanted you guys to know I love y’all so much The good outweighed the badAnd I am forever grateful,” she wrote in the caption.

Before Dr. Michael Obeng completed the $12,500 procedure on Tessica, she started a GoFundMe asking people to donate money to help her get the strong hold adhesive out of her hair. At first, Tessica said she was going to use the money for surgery and was asking for $1,500. By the time Dr. Obeng operated on her for free, Tessica’s GoFundMe account racked up $20,000. In an interview, she said she was going to use the money for wigs and aftercare.

Then, she had a change of heart. She decided she was going to donate a bulk of the money to a reconstructive surgery organization:

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Tessica (@im_d_ollady)

”With the remainder of the money I will be blessing three local families thanks for all the support love you guys so much thank you,” she wrote.

However, it doesn’t look like that’s going to go down…at least not now.  According to reports, Tessica’s GoFundMe account has been frozen and is being investigated after the site was hit with claims that Tessica was trying to pull a fast one.

As of the time of this post, Tessica’s account has raised $23,893 and the fundraiser is no longer accepting donations.

TMZ reports:

Tessica says GoFundMe has frozen the account after it got flooded with claims she’s pulled a fast one. As you probably know, there’s a conspiracy theory out there that Tessica didn’t really Gorilla Glue her hair, and she cooked this all up to milk the Internet for sympathy dough.

Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … GoFundMe has asked Tessica for an update on where the $23,000 in the account will be donated. We’re told she’s provided that info, and is now waiting for a response.

Amid the controversy, Tessica was contemplating suing Gorilla Glue, but now she has new legal drama on her hands. She sent a cease-and-desist to a blogger for writing stories that allege she’s just clout chasing. The blogger claims she really didn’t spray Gorilla Glue in her hair and that her story isn’t adding up.

Tessica now has a managemt team and an agent to help her get to the bottom of this.

TMZ reports:

An attorney repping Tessica’s management team fired off a cease and desist letter to the person who appears to run the IG and Twitter accounts @gossipofthecity_ — telling them to stop spreading the claim TB hustled everybody into thinking she sprayed Gorilla Glue into her hair.

The account has been posting about it for several days now, including messages and videos to both accounts — which have close to 610,000 combined followers — insisting Tessica is a liar and that she pulled a fast one … especially on those who donated money to her.

The account even re-posted a 15-minute video from another woman who claimed to have sprayed Gorilla Glue in her own hair, trying to debunk Tessica’s account. The post read, "Salute to this sister who actually deserves the money y’all donated to that liar. #girlbye."

Check it:

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Gossip Of The City (@gossipofthecity_)

 

The cease-and-desist letter reads:

This firm represents the management of Tessica Brown (“Tessica”) and has been engaged on Ms. Brown’s behalf. It has recently come to our attention that you have made disparaging statements regarding Tessica to third-parties through social media alleging that she fabricated an unfortunate and traumatic incident which has recently been reported upon by various news attempting to capitalize on her misfortune. The statements you have made are false, defamatory and to our mind, are being made with sole intention of causing loss and damage to Tessica personally and professional, for your own gain.

You can read the full letter here

It doesn’t look like the IG blog has taken down any of the posts about Tessica as of now….

…so we shall see.

 

Through it all, her man, Dewitt Madison, has been holding her down:

Photo: Tessica’s IG

[UPDATE] Lamar Odom Claims His Ex-Sabrina Parr Is Holding His Social Media Accounts Hostage + She RESPONDS!

Lamar Odom is fighting to get access to his social media accounts. He’s accusing his ex fiancée, Sabrina Parr, of hijacking his accounts! Peep the video inside…

UPDATE:

Right now, Lamar Odom and his ex Sabrina Parr are going back-and-forth over access to his social media accounts. Sabrina claims she no longer has access to his accounts, but he says otherwise. And if she doesn’t release his accounts, he says he’s going to expose her. Oop! Peep their exchange below: 

Yikes! It was all good during the Thanksgiving holiday: 

Now, it’s getting ugly….

—————————————————

Lord! Lamar Odom stays in some drama.

Lamar Odom and his fitness trainer Sabrina Parr were doing good up until this year. Last month, the on-again, off-again couple had reunited after calling off their engagement.

Soooo is the engagement back on, or….? #SabrinaParr #LamarOdom https://t.co/4EbYWfbQo4 pic.twitter.com/PxukgneTJ0

— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) November 12, 2020

But, it didn’t last long because they’re back on bad terms…according to the former Los Angeles Lakers baller.

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Lamar Odom (@lamarodom)

 

We’re not sure what went down, but something happened between LO and Sabrina. And as a result, LO doesn’t have access to his social media accounts. Supposedly. We say supposedly because the video of him asking fans to help him get access to his account is actually posted on his official Instagram account. If he didn’t have access to his account, how did he upload the video?

"What’s up good people. I’ve been working hard to build my brand and a new team,” Lamar captioned a video on IG.

”Unfortunately my social media platforms are being held hostage by my ex and we are working hard to recover my passwords for IG and Twitter~ if any of y’all know someone who can get it reset for me hit my brand managers DM ASAP @savvygirlconsulting”

”In the meantime come holla at me I need y’all to SUBSCRIBE to my youtube, my twitch and follow me on snapchat Lucky7lefty – If you got an iphone im on club house so drop in, Im starting a room about Mental Health, Toxic and Abusive Relationships and Self Love.”

”Thank y’all for loving me and supporting me I love y’all back. Now watch me work,” he concluded.

Peep the clip above.

You would think if someone was holding his account hostage, they wouldn’t allow a video that says they’re being hacked to be published ot remain published.

Sabrina caught wind of his accusations and responded. She said his accusations are extremely "disappointing.":

However, LO posted receipts:

 

Oop.

Who knows. Maybe this is a storyline for the upcoming season of “Basketball Wives.” LO’s kids’ mother Liza Morales has signed on to star on the new season.

Last month, Sabrina announced she and Lamar were calling off the engagement because the former NBA baller had some issues he needed to work out. She said she called off their engagement because LO slipped back to his old, dangerous ways.

 

Sabrina didn’t specify exactly what issues he needs to work on, but it sounds like he could have possibly relapsed. It’s no secret the former Lakers baller has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. As you know, he almost died from an overdose inside of a brothel in October 2015 when he was married to Khloe Kardashian.

Lamar popped the question to Sabrina last November and they were all smiles THIS past November after reconciling. Now, it doesn’t look like they’re going to make it down the aisle, but time will tell….

 

Photos: Sabrina’s IG Stories

[UPDATE] Fans Let Young Thug Know They Aren’t Feeling Him Saying Jay-Z Doesn’t Have 30 Songs They Know + Thugga Wants To Battle Lil Wayne In VERZUZ

Social media users commenced a Twitter dragging of Young Thug after he made some comments about rap icon Jay-Z. Find out what he said, plus who Thugga would like to battle in VERZUZ inside…

UPDATE:

Young Thug clarifies his comments about Jay-Z.

"Don’t have jay z on me cause of this internet shit, I was talking to fast but y’all know what I meant," he wrote.

——————————————–

Some things are just not up for debate. Like, Jay-Z being one of the greatest Hip Hop legends…period. There’s no arguing this.

However, people are entitled to their own opinions. Except these days when you share your opinions, you’ll get strong reactions from folks who either agree or disagree with you. 

Young Thug decided to enter the group chat about Hip Hop greats and how many hits they have. And dude really woke up and chose ignorance on that day.

The Atlanta rapper mentioned Jay-Z during Gillie Da King and Wallo267’s “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast, saying the Hip Hop pioneer didn’t have a solid 30 tracks that his fans could recite word for word. HIS fans…..meaning Thugga’s 12-year-old stans?  Probably.  But since when are a group of 12 year olds who think mumble rap is art the end-all, be-all definitive reresentation of "fans"?

In so many words, Thugga alluded to having more “stadium hits” than Jay-Z, but quickly rolled that back when the co-hosts began to react.

“Jay-Z hasn’t got 30 songs like that,” Thugga said before switching it up.

”I’m just saying like, I know he do, he probably got 50 of them bitches, I”m not literally saying him. I’m saying n***** who you thinking … I seen n***** like, ‘Damn, they don’t know this song?’ I’m so scared to get boo’ed, I don’t even perform songs they won’t know.”

Peep the clip below:

“Jay-Z don’t got 30 songs like that”

We’re dropping the video of episode 93 with Young Thug at 7:30 tonight.

Listen to the audio now: https://t.co/fSrVbeMjiX pic.twitter.com/gZbkHy7AYZ

— MILLION WORTH OF GAME (@mworthofgame) December 28, 2020

As you know, the Internet has zero chill. Folks made sure to gather Thugga for his comments about the rap GOAT.

Young Thug really think he has more hits than Jay Z…. pic.twitter.com/eMf7Eqp18G

— THIRDWARDTHRILLS (@thirdwardtrilll) December 29, 2020

25 years of rapping and Jay-Z don’t have 30 songs that a stadium knows and Young Thug does?

Bruh…..cmon

— Keith Nelson Jr (@JusAire) December 29, 2020

young thug really said that he’s better that jay-z? this 2020 is crazy pic.twitter.com/xJjenVtsHR

—  (@FABIOTHEEBARB) December 29, 2020

Young Thug and Jay-Z have Stans. But folks need to understand the difference between having favorites and measuring overall skill/impact. As someone who has had Hov debates with homie’s hardcore followers I also understand he is a top 5-3 MC. Some of y’all r doing too much.

— Keith Murphy (@murphdogg29) December 29, 2020

Lemme just place this here for Young Thug. pic.twitter.com/1lr7T3x6He

— Tony Baker (@TonyBakercomedy) December 29, 2020

Well Young Thug says that Jay Z doesn’t have 30 songs everyone know but Humm I can count up to 40 with no features and he is a certified BILLIONAIRE so which would you rather be pic.twitter.com/vdcx9bIuil

— damon shields (@godjdamon) December 29, 2020

First it was Andre 3000 and now Thugger saying JAY Z doesn’t have 30 songs people will know

Young Thug needs to just stop talking on legends and focus on releasing PUNK pic.twitter.com/kcI0z77m1Y

— King Wow (@wowthatshiphop) December 28, 2020

In the words of Rihanna during that EPIC beef with Ciara, "Good luck filling that stadium you speak of, Thugga."

Also…

Young Thug says the first time he met Lil Wayne, Wayne gave him the cold shoulder. pic.twitter.com/vYv7Ws4ry4

— Everything Georgia (@GAFollowers) December 29, 2020

”The London” rapper revealed who his dream VERZUZ opponent would be. And it would be none other than Lil Wayne!

“It would probably have to be like [Lil Wayne],” he said. “Because you got to think—we got to talk about influence. We got to talk about everything. We got to talk about everything. It’s not just about no rap.”

“You got to understand, as rapper, as hip-hop artists, you can only go so far,” he added. “I always just focused on the next level.”

Who would you bet your money on? As much as we can’t stand the gremlin-in-chief, Thugga has Weezy’s name tatt’d on him.  So, it’s clear who will win that one 20-0.

You can watch the full hour-long interview below:

As for his personal life…

Young Thug wants everyone to know…he’s single. And has been supposedly separated from his longtime girlfriend, Jerrika Karlae.

"Been single for dam near 2 years now," he wrote on IG Stories. "Stop thinking everything about me."

Thugga put the post up right after Jerrika said she was bringing in the new year SINGLE. She also made accusations that Thugga was abusive towards her.

single 2021…

— IG : OKAYKARLAE (@OkayKarlae) December 27, 2020

"Why misuse and abuse something or someone, why not leave them be! That’s some narcissistic shit," she tweeted and then deleted. "You behind the scenes painting pictures of me, like ima f*cked up individual…when you the devil."

It was all good earlier this year….

Photo: Jamie Lamor Thompson/Shutterstock.com/AP

Kanye Is Appearing On Oklahoma’s Presidential Ballot, But Not Florida + Yeezy Releases ‘Donda’ Track On Mom’s 71st B’Day + Ye Texts Charlamagne

Wait, so did Kanye West drop out of the 2020 presidential race? It’s kinda unclear. But he did qualify to get ont he Oklahoma ballot just in the nick of time. Sigh. Deets on that plus, his new song dedicated to his mother Donda West and more inside….

 

UPDATE:

While some reports suggest Kanye West is dropping out of the race, it seems he’s still making moves to become the commander-in-chief. He reportedly just filed a second set of documents with the Federal Election Commission. TMZ reports:

Ye’s latest filing is called a Statement of Candidacy, which shows he’s raised or spent more than $5,000 in campaign-related expenses. That elevates him to candidacy status under the federal campaign law.

Kanye, of course, lists his party as BDY — Birthday Party is now abbreviated. He designates the name of his political committee, "Kanye 2020." He also lists his residence as Cody, Wyoming, where he and Kim just bought a massive property.

This is the second — and more important set of docs — that Kanye has filed with the FEC. He filed his first set Wednesday — a Statement of Organization for the campaign, declaring the Kanye 2020 committee will serve as the Principal Campaign Committee.

——————————————————————————————–

Kanye West made headlines when he announced he was running for president on the 4th of July. Days later, he laid out his presidential platform where he announced he would be running the independent route via the “Birthday Party.”

And he was seemingly serious about it.

Ye reportedly filed a Federal Election Commission form where he registered as an independent candidate for the upcoming presidential election in November. However, there are conflicting stories about whether he’s actually going to run or not.

Steve Kramer was hired to help Ye get on the presidential ballot, but he claims the Chi-town rapper is no longer running.

“He’s out,” Kramer told New York Magazine.

However, Page Six claims he’s still in the running despite reports that he dropped out.

The report noted that he had yet to file Form 2 – Statement of Candidacy – that confirms that he’s raised or spent more than $5,000 in campaign activities, which triggers his candidacy status under federal campaign laws.

The development comes a day after a report said he was already bowing out of the race.

TMZ reports he’s been on the OK ballot:

 

Kanye is officially on the ballot in Oklahoma, according to the state’s Election Board, beating Wednesday’s deadline. As we reported, contrary to other stories, Kanye is still very much in the 2020 Presidential race. We first told you he filed docs with the Federal Election Commission, but filing docs in an individual states shows he’s getting granular about his run.  Remember, the latest poll shows he’s nabbed 2% of the vote.

He did not meet Thursday’s deadline in Florida, though, a major battleground state for the Presidency.

If the Jesus Is King rapper does decide to continue his run, he still has more paperwork to fill out. The NY Daily News reports:

However, FEC spokesman Christian Hilland told the Daily News that a “Statement of Candidacy” must be filed before West’s presidential run is made official. Such a form is only activated if West raises or spends “more than $5,000 in campaign activity,” Hilland said.

The so-called “Statement of Organization” form was submitted to the FEC with a person named Andre Bodiford listed as West’s campaign treasurer.

The form establishes “a principal campaign committee” for West’s presidential aspirations, according to the paperwork.

Bodiford did not return multiple requests for comment, and it’s unclear whether West actually plans to run for president.

As of now, it seems Kanye appearing on future ballots is up in the air. And honestly, it’s for th ebest.  The quality of our lives in this country hang in the balance of what is purely a numbers game at this point.  And Kanye deliberately tilting scales (it only takes a few thousand votes to do this) one way or another by taking votes away from either party, all for his own pr stunt of a campaign, is ridiculous.

If you really want to make waves, run for local office where you have far more affect on the everyday lives of the people.

In music news…

On Sunday, July 12th, Ye dropped a track titled "Donda" in honor of his late mother, Donda West. She would have been 71.

“There can never really be justice on stolen land,” Donda says in the clip. “Are you really for peace and equality? Or when my car’s hooked up — know you wanna follow me? Your laws are minimal because you won’t even think about the real criminal. This has got to cease ’cause we been getting hype to the sound of the police.”

The visual features clips of Ye on the beach and vintage footage of the rapper and his mother as she recites lyrics from Hip Hop legend KRS-One’s song “Sound of a da Police.”

Check it:

In loving memory of my incredible mother on her birthday My mom reciting KRS1 lyrics This song is called DONDA pic.twitter.com/YWKhqYYu2E

— ye (@kanyewest) July 13, 2020

Before he dropped his new track…

The PABLO rapper shared a screenshot of a text message he sent to Power 105’s Charlamagne tha God:

pic.twitter.com/SLrt8OpuDi

— ye (@kanyewest) July 10, 2020

“Good morning brother it’s Kanye,” Ye texted the radio host. “May I call you?”

“Peace King. Yes sir,” Charlamagne responded.

Is their another Kanye & Charlamagne interview in the works? Possibly. In case you missed their first interview, you can get the juicy highlights HERE.

By the way…

The “Breakfast Club” co-host just landed a new gig. He’s set to host a new series that will be a weekly half-hour show with a focus on current events and cultural issues. No word when it will premiere, but it’s reported the goal is to have it in production by the November election.

Vulture reports:

The deal with Comedy Central reunites Charlamagne with Chris McCarthy, president of the Entertainment and Youth Group at Comedy Central parent company ViacomCBS. The duo first worked together nearly a decade ago, when the exec ran MTV2 and Charlamagne was a regular on the network’s breakout hit Guy Code. Charlamagne later went on to host two talk shows for the network, Charlamagne & Friends and Uncommon Sense. McCarthy, who revealed his deal with Charlamagne Tuesday in a story about his larger effort to reinvent Comedy Central as a multiplatform brand, said he was glad to be back in business with his longtime friend. “Charlamagne’s voice is very right for today,” he said. “It’s fresh and real and resonating in a way that very few can do.”

Charlamagne’s new gig only fuels rumors that The Breakfast Club could be on the verge of ending. Word on the curb is that Charlamagne, DJ Envy and Angela Yee haven’t been getting along. It’s said Envy & Yee were upset Charlamagne interviewed presidential hopeful Joe Biden by himself. Hmph.

Nothing has been confirmed, but where there’s smoke…

 

Photo: Everett Collection/Shutterstock.com

[UPDATE] Bubba Wallace Is ‘Pissed’ Folks ‘Are Attacking His Character’ After FBI Declared Rope Found Was Not A Noose

The FBI investigated and concluded the rope found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage was NOT a noose. People have been sounding off about his alleged “Jussie Smollett” situation and he’s poppin’ back. Find out what he said inside…

UPDATE:

NASCAR released a photo of the alleged "noose" found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega on Sunday.

————————————————————————————————-

The FBI and DOJ launched an investigation after Bubba Wallace – NASCAR’s only black full-time driver – said a noose was left in his garage stall before the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. It was determined the rope found in Bubba’s garage was not a noose. NASCAR issued a statement confirming the results of the FBI’s investigation. No federal crime was committed, according to the authorities:

 

pic.twitter.com/NCYiNBSuFn

— NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 23, 2020

 

The FBI claims the rope that was thought to be a noose was actually a garage door pull that looked like a noose and had been there since October 2019. Supposedly.

“The FBI has completed its investigation at Talladega Superspeedway and determined that Bubba Wallace was not the target of a hate crime. The FBI report concludes, and photographic evidence confirms, that the garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose had been positioned there since as early as last fall. This was obviously well before the 43 team’s arrival and garage assignment. We appreciate the FBI’s quick and thorough investigation and are thankful to learn that this was not an intentional, racist act against Bubba. We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all who love racing.”

Hours after the FBI announced a noose was NOT found in Bubba’s garage, he appeared on CNN to chop it up with Don Lemon about how the rope was found and he doubles down on the rope being a noose despite the FBI’s results.

"The image that I have and I have seen of what was hanging in my garage is not a garage pull. I’ve been racing all my life, we’ve raced out of hundreds of garages that never had garage pulls like that," Bubba said. "It was a noose, whether tied in 2019 or whatever, it was a noose."

"So, it wasn’t directed at me but somebody tied a noose. That’s what I’m saying," he continued. "This will not break me. None of the allegations of being a hoax will break me or tear me down. It will piss me off, absolutely. But, that only fuels the competitive drive in me to shut everybody up."

Peep his interview above.

MAGA has been riding him heavy on social media, dubbing him "Jussie Smollett."

A crew member on Bubba’s team discovered the rope believed to be a noose. Bubba wasn’t allowed to go to the garage because of NASCAR’s coronavirus social distancing protocols. Bubba said he did not see the noose in person, nor did he report it. He said that he saw photos of it and had discussions with his team members, including his crew chief Jerry Baxter, to confirm the rope was a noose.

“The image that I have seen of what was hanging in my garage is not a garage pull,” he said.

After the FBI revealed the conclusion of their investigation, people have been going in on Bubba on social media. However, he’s not letting that interfere with the work that needs to be done so black people can been seen as equals.

 

Integrity..something nobody will ever be able to take away from me.

God will always test us to show how strong we truly are.

Still standing proud and still smiling.

— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) June 24, 2020

 

"Integrity..something nobody will ever be able to take away from me. God will always test us to show how strong we truly are. Still standing proud and still smiling," Bubba tweeted.

 

It. Was. A. Noose.

They just don’t believe it was directed at Bubba Wallace.

I know facts nor context is your strong suit, but do try to keep up. https://t.co/dxsqLeSp7A pic.twitter.com/xSfeY0wRVq

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 24, 2020

 

Sports analyst Jemele Hill spoke out about the incident in support of Bubba and now folks are at her neck:

 

Now that we know the #BubbaWallace “noose” was not a racist attack at all, will ⁦@jemelehill⁩ apologize to the NASCAR fans she unfairly besmirched?
Jemele Hill Condemns NASCAR Noose Incident: ‘Disgusting Reminder of Who This Sport is for’ https://t.co/BPF9YRgFQl

— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) June 23, 2020

 

 

It. Was. A. Garage. Door. Pull. I’ve worked in auto shops and seen those type of rope door pulls throughout my life. Jemele you are incorrect on this one. I happen to be Black. So save the White previlege stuff on this one. Just take the "L" and keep it moving.

— sidney kennard (@sidneyke) June 24, 2020

 

Meanwhile, Bubba’s girlfriend, Amanda Carter, has been by her man’s side during the controversy:

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

I am so proud of you. I am so proud of you for standing up for what is right and continuing to do so without fear of the outcome. For continuing to stand faced with uncertainty and fear all with a smile on your face. I am so proud of you for using your platform. I wish the people saying hurtful comments knew you. I wish everyone knew you. I hope people continue to stand with you because you’re standing for so many others… so many little boys and girls who dream of going fast but haven’t seen someone who looks like them, for all the new and old fans who felt uncomfortable coming to a race and for everyone who has experienced racism. I am so thankful that this was not a purposeful act, I am so thankful you are safe. For those who have stood with Bubba, keep standing. #istandwithbubba and #istillstandwithbubba

A post shared by Amanda Carter (@amandacarter17) on Jun 23, 2020 at 4:43pm PDT

 

Oh.

Thoughts?

Photo: Bubba’s IG/NASCAR

 

[UPDATE] LeBron James, Teammate Malcolm Jenkins & More CHECK Drew Brees Over Protest Comments & Still Mentioning ‘Disrespecting The Flag’ + Drew Brees Apologizes

LeBron James, Malcolm Jenkins, Richard Sherman and several more athletes are condemning NFL QB Drew Brees over comments he made about Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest. He said he will never agree with someone “disrespecting the flag,” totally missing the whole point of the peaceful protest launched years ago. Peep the outraged reactions – some from his own teammates – inside…

UPDATE:

 

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt with my comments yesterday. In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused. In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem, I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country. They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character. This is where I stand: I stand with the black community in the fight against systemic racial injustice and police brutality and support the creation of real policy change that will make a difference. I condemn the years of oppression that have taken place throughout our black communities and still exists today. I acknowledge that we as Americans, including myself, have not done enough to fight for that equality or to truly understand the struggles and plight of the black community. I recognize that I am part of the solution and can be a leader for the black community in this movement. I will never know what it’s like to be a black man or raise black children in America but I will work every day to put myself in those shoes and fight for what is right. I have ALWAYS been an ally, never an enemy. I am sick about the way my comments were perceived yesterday, but I take full responsibility and accountability. I recognize that I should do less talking and more listening…and when the black community is talking about their pain, we all need to listen. For that, I am very sorry and I ask your forgiveness.

A post shared by Drew Brees (@drewbrees) on Jun 4, 2020 at 5:22am PDT

 

After the backlash, Saints QB Drew Brees offered up an apology for his comments about the National Anthem protest.

——————————————————————————-

If he doesn’t agree or see the reason why people are pissed off, then why the hell did drew brees kneel 3 years ago pic.twitter.com/K5Xw3Qp4Ba

— edwardo #blacklivesmatter (@greycartoons) June 3, 2020

 

Drew Brees STILL doesn’t get it. Or, he gets it and still doesn’t give a damn.

The New Orleans Saints quarterback – who the league touts as their poster boy – emphasized his stance on how he feels about Colin Kaepernick’s peaceful protest he launched in 2016. Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem before the first game of the season to protest police brutality. That’s it! Kneeling has NEVER been about the flag! Ever. And Kaepernick has explained this NUMEROUS times.

During an interview with Yahoo Finance, he was asked his thoughts about "players kneeling again when the NFL season starts” in response to the killing of George Floyd.  

”I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” he responded. “Let me just tell you what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played or when I look at the flag of the United States. I envision my two grandfathers who fought for this country during World War II. One in the Army and one in the Marine corps both risking their lives to protect our country and to try to make our country and this world a better place.”

He continued:

”So every time I stand with my hand over my heart, looking at that flag and singing the national anthem, that’s what I think about. And in many cases, it brings me to tears thinking about all those who have sacrificed — not just those in the military, but for that matter, those fought in the ’60s and all that has been endured by so many people up until this point."

"Is everything right with our country right now? No, it’s not. We still have a long way to go. But I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart is it shows unity. It shows we are all in this together, we can all do better and that we are all part of the solution."

Peep the clip below:

Highlight: @readdanwrite asks @drewbrees what the star NFL quarterback thinks about "players kneeling again when the NFL season starts."@drewbrees: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”

Full exchange: pic.twitter.com/MpCkFyOMed

— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) June 3, 2020

The fact he intentionally chose to not even acknowledge the death of George Foyd or any unarmed black person at the hands of racist cops or racism in general, says everything that one needs to know.  It also says plenty that he still is determined to co-opt the arrative about why Colin Kaepernick knelt during the anthem.  He has said countless times this has nothing to do with the flag, and other military professionals – both active and veterans & both black and white – have said they support Colin’s actions and in no way take offense.  They have said this is exactly why they fought for the USA, to defend Colin’s right to do exactly what he was doing.   

Drew Brees then posted this message of "unity" on his Instagram account:

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

Words to unite.. A mentor of mine once told me that if you listen closely, the sound of children playing is the same no matter where you are in the world. The laughing, shouting, screaming, giggling… No matter what language you speak, no matter what your race, color, religion… the exact same.  At some point we all change… The reasons… Our environment, experiences, education…The voices and influences around us.  If you are reading this, you are probably one of those whose voice and influence is very powerful in the life of a young person. So when you ask what difference you can make in this world… It’s exactly that. Raise, teach, but most importantly model to young people what it is to love all and respect all. There is a saying in every locker room I have been in… Don’t just talk about it, be about it.  Acknowledge the problem, and accept the fact that we all have a responsibility to make it better. “Your actions speak so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying”

A post shared by Drew Brees (@drewbrees) on Jun 3, 2020 at 6:47am PDT

Again, the kumbaya statement that is just performative, but not actually saying anything except for an empty call to unity.  Why call for unity if you can’t point out why we are not unified in the first place?

Below is a picture of Drew with his wife, Trump and Melania:

Hmph.

Drew Brees’ comments sparked outrage in the sports world, which resulted in several athletes checking him for his ridiculous comments.

Los Angeles Lakers baller LeBron James criticized the Saints QB for MISSING the point of Kaepernick’s protest, which has been explained in depth countless times over the years.

WOW MAN!! . Is it still surprising at this point. Sure isn’t! You literally still don’t understand why Kap was kneeling on one knee?? Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of and our soldiers (men and women) who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those https://t.co/pvUWPmh4s8

— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 3, 2020

"WOW MAN!! Is it still surprising at this point. Sure isn’t! You literally still don’t understand why Kap was kneeling on one knee?? Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of [U.S. flag emoji] and our soldiers (men and women) who keep our land free. My father-in-law was one of those," King James tweeted.

men who fought as well for this country. I asked him question about it and thank him all the time for his commitement. He never found Kap peaceful protest offensive because he and I both know what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong! God bless you.

— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 3, 2020

"Men who fought as well for this country. I asked him question about it and thank him all the time for his commitment. He never found Kap peaceful protest offensive because he and I both know what’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong! God bless you," LeBron continued.

Some of Drew’s teammates called him out as well….

Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins (who joined Kaepernick’s peaceful protest when it first launched) BLASTED Drew in an Instagram video: "I considered you a friend, I looked up to you, you’re someone I had a great deal of respect for, but sometimes you should shut the f**k up."

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

As I was trying to muster up the energy and find the words to address Drew Brees’s comments I recorded this video. Before I could post it, Drew reached out to me to discuss his point of view. All in all, I’m still posting this video because it’s important for anyone who wants to consider themself an ally to know how these words and actions affect those who you want to help. Drew’s words during his interview were extremely painful to hear and I hope he rectifies them with real action.

A post shared by Malcolm Jenkins (@malcolmjenkins27) on Jun 3, 2020 at 2:42pm PDT

Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas posted a "sick" emoji in response to a reporter’s tweet that read, "How can anyone watch George Floyd get murdered and their first response when asked about it is ResPEcC tHe fLAg."

Mike also tweeted, "He don’t know no better," referring to Drew.

He don’t know no better.

— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) June 3, 2020

And this: "We don’t care if you don’t agree and whoever else how about that."

Check it:

 

We are literally TELLING him. Yeah, YOUR grandfather came back from the war and was treated equally. MY grandfather sat in the back of buses after he fought.

NO MORE ENERGY IN EXPLAINING TO THOSE WHO DONT CARE!

— Freaux Deaux (@neorevolut1on) June 3, 2020

 

Saints running back Alvin Kamara posted a tweet that didn’t mention Drew’s name, but his one-word reaction was clearly a response to his comments:

oop…

— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) June 3, 2020

49ers cornerback Richard Sherman served up a mini history lesson as he responded to Drews’ comments:

He’s beyond lost. Guarantee you there were black men fighting along side your grandfather but this doesn’t seem to be about that. That uncomfortable conversation you are trying to avoid by injecting military into a conversation about brutality and equality is part of the problem https://t.co/ON81UsOWPw pic.twitter.com/HH3EVTIH8p

— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) June 3, 2020

"He’s beyond lost. Guarantee you there were black men fighting along side your grandfather but this doesn’t seem to be about that. That uncomfortable conversation you are trying to avoid by injecting military into a conversation about brutality and equality is part of the problem," he tweeted.

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay responded to Drew’s comments:

Damn drew hurt me with that one !!

— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) June 3, 2020

"Damn, Drew hurt me with that one!!," he tweeted.

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs retweeted the interview and in the caption he posted a facepalm emoji with the words, "This ain’t it."

…. This ain’t it https://t.co/XOew9MW6gu

— Josh Jacobs (@iAM_JoshJacobs) June 3, 2020

Drew Brees’ comments said NOTHING to acknowledge the pain, strife and injustice the black community faces, despite leading a team full of black men every season. He only stated why he is against kneeling – a peaceful protest – during the National Anthem, despite this argument being had ad nauseam with several military – both active and veterans. Those military professionals have made it known Colin Kaepernick’s protest is exactly why they fight/fought for our freedoms and it’s not disrespectful to them.

 

i could type a long text about how kneeling during the anthem was never about “disrespecting the flag” but ima just say fuck drew brees & the NFL too. they ain’t wit us.

— black (@6LACK) June 3, 2020

 

Why can’t people like Drew Brees understand this? Short answer? Well, you KNOW the answer.

Meanwhile, here’s Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys star QB, speaking about the issues at hand head on:

 

 
 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 

 
 

A post shared by Dak Prescott (@_4dak) on Jun 3, 2020 at 8:34am PDT

 

Photo: Getty

Yandel – Despacio lyrics

Yandel with “Despacio” ft. Farruko.

Despacio lyrics

(Intro: Yandel & Farruko)
Quiero saber si sientes el mismo deseo
Ahorremos lo de conocernos
No lo dejemos pa’ luego
Aligeremos el proceso

(Farruko)
Tú me traes mal pa’ qué negarlo
Tu sensualidad ya me convenció
Si el momento quieres recordarlo

(Coro: Yandel)
Ay no me pongas pero no no no no no no
Evitar tus labios, quiero un beso
Pero que sea despacio woh woh woh woh
Aligeremos el proceso

googletag.cmd.push(function() { var map = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([337, 280], [[300, 250], [336, 280]]).addSize([0, 0], [300, 250]).build(); googletag.defineSlot(‘/115733527/Lyrics_Inline’, [[300, 250], [336, 280]], ‘lyrics-inline-300×250’).defineSizeMapping(map).addService(googletag.pubads()); });

(Farruko)
Dime si te muerdo el cuello woh woh woh woh
Queremos entretenernos
Sudor, tu cuerpo…

(Yandel)
Uhh…
Júramelo
Me darás todo
Uhh…
Como lo haré
Será tu modo…

[Verso 1: Farruko]
Ella sabe
Lo que pasa es que no se pregunta lo que se ve
Ella es una diabla ahí donde tú la ves
Qué rico se mueve…

Baby muévelo…
Me gusta tu flow…
Trepatame encima, la nota esté en high, pero tú dale slow…
Y báilame lento mami ieh
Que ya yo te quiero sentir…

Una como tú
Que me haga el amor
Que me haga sudar, que me haga gritar, pura satisfacción
Ella misma es la que saca el rol y prende
La única que a mo me juega con la mente

Quiero hacértelo
Y mientras tirarte billetes de a 100
Y luego derramar champaña por to’a tu piel
Disfrutemos que solo se vive una vez…

(Coro: Yandel)
Ay no me pongas pero no no no no no no
Evitar tus labios, quiero un beso
Pero que sea despacio woh woh woh woh
Aligeremos el proceso

(Farruko)
Dime si te muerdo el cuello woh woh woh woh
Queremos entretenernos
Sudor, tu cuerpo…

(Yandel)
Uhh…
Júramelo
Me darás todo…

(Verso 2: Yandel)
Ella es sabia
Sabe que lo nuestro fue una noche na’ ma’
Ni mi nombre se ha molestado en preguntar
Se le hace muy fácil calentar-me…

Ni la fama, ni el dinero la llama
Esa etapa sabe que es algo pasajera
Sentimientos de esos ya no le quedan
Baila cuando tiene lo de ella (yeh yeh yeh yehh)

Sube, sube, sube
Baja, baja, baja
Cash, cash, cash, cash

(Coro: Yandel)
Ay no me pongas pero no no no no no no
Evitar tus labios, quiero un beso
Pero que sea despacio woh woh woh woh
Aligeremos el proceso

(Farruko)
Dime si te muerdo el cuello woh woh woh woh
Queremos entretenernos
Sudor, tu cuerpo…

(Yandel)
Uhh…
Júramelo
Me darás todo…
Uhh…

Ay no me pongas pero no no no no no no
Evitar tus labios, quiero un beso
Pero que sea despacio woh woh woh woh
Aligeremos el proceso
Dime si te muerdo el cuello woh woh woh woh
Queremos entretenernos
Sudor, tu cuerpo…

Uhh…
Júramelo
Me darás todo…

[Outro: Farruko & Yandel]
Dos leyendas
Yandel
Farru
Tainy
Earcandy
Ustedes suenan atrasao’
Nosotros andamos #UPDATE
Escuchaste bien
TrapFicante
#UPDATE
Skrrt…
Jajaja…