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Comedian Deon Cole addressed the controversy surrounding the effeminate crushed velvet pantsuit he wore to the 51st Annual NAACP Awards.

The 48-year-old actor reminded his followers that he is a comedian who routinely wears outlandish attire on red carpets.

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"First of all let me say this: any events I've been to I have a track record... on every red carpet, I've always worn something super live, super dope."

He added: "I done been on some of the best dressed lists, by taking chances, as well as I've been on some of the worst dressed lists... but I've always had the balls to wear what I wanted to wear."

Cole said he respected his followers' opinions, but he is "tripping on the hate. The hate that I have been receiving is just unreal."

"I have super tough skin," he said. "But the hatred that you all spew is like crazy to me. And it's always against our own kind."

Cole urged his critics to redirect their anger into something more productive.

"It's about balance, y'all. You can be mad at me about my pants, but use that same anger when it comes to injustice."
 

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Steven Spielberg's adopted daughter, Mikaela Spielberg, addressed online bullying after announcing she aspires to be a sex worker.

Mikaela took to Instagram to explain why she chose a line of work that would empower her and embarrass her famous father.

The mixed race beauty said she refuses to let petty comments about her looks and hair get her down.

Mikaela, whose Instagram account is now private, wrote, "Everyone seems to be fixated on a couple of things [right now].

1. Wy I'm not concerned with protecting the concept of virtue
2. If I'm considered attractive
3. Why if I apparently have so much money am I making these personal choices.

Well for the first time in my life I'll be able to pay my own bills and secure my own freedom. I woke up this morning and felt empowered for the first time in my life... I'm going to spend my day taking excellent care of myself. No one wakes up perfect and with makeup on and that's the tea... I'm here for the girls and the sex workers with big noses and 4c textured har."

 

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Deon Cole would like the opportunity to explain the effeminate Gucci outfit he wore to the 51st Annual NAACP Image Awards this past weekend.

Cole was ridiculed and insulted in every way possible after he wore a blue crushed velvet suit with bell bottom pants to the awards show.

The visual was too much for some women to handle. The men took Cole's attire personally - as if his attire was an affront to their manhood.

Cole has been receiving death threats on social media.

Cole took to Instagram on Monday to explain that he will address the controversy on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Cole, 48, is an actor, comedian best known for his role on the TV sitcom Black-ish.

Questions: What do you think he will say? How can he explain this to your satisfaction? Are you ready to concede another masculine Black man to the other side?
 


 

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Jada Pinkett Smith, Olivia Culpo and Philipp Plein paid tribute to legendary NBA star Kobe Bryant during Milan Fashion Week in Italy.

The 42-year-old designer and Jada, 48, wore matching bedazzled Kobe-inspired purple hooded jerseys with his number 24 on the front.

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Jada walked the runway wearing sequined pants, a black lace top and black leather cropped motorcycle jacket, all from Philipp Plein's Fall/Winter 2020-21 Collection.

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Olivia, 27, wore a purple throwback jersey with the number 24 to honor the Lakers legend. Like Olivia, the other models wore throwback jerseys, which featured Kobe's number 24 and the Lakers' team colors.

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Jada teased the look in a post on her Instagram stories.

"I got to honor an icon tonight with @philipppleinofficial," she wrote over a video of herself wearing the sequined purple hoodie.

She added: "Thinking of @vanessabryant and the girls. All proceeds go to Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation."

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Tekashi 6ix9ine's gang leader pal Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack (right) has been sentenced to 17 years hard time in prison for drug dealing and racketeering as part of the violent Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods set.

Mack, 33, was convicted of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl, but was acquitted of a kidnapping charge.

Mack was identified after Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, testified against the gang members he was previously associated with.

Judge Paul Engelmayer imposed the 17-year sentence on Mack after noting he had done "nothing to accept responsibility" for his leadership role in the gang crimes. Judge Engelmayer said he would have reduced Mack's sentence by several years had he pleaded guilty.

"Remember this moment," the judge told Mack when lecturing him to take responsibility for his crimes, reported the New York Post.

Among the friends and family pleading for leniency was Pedro Sierra, a Bushwick High School principal and dean, who sent a letter of support, describing Mack as "well respected in the community."

"I know deep down in my soul, if [given] the opportunity, Mr. Mack will spend his time giving back to our community," Sierra wrote. "Many of the students are also facing many of the same traps Mr. Mack has faced, however, Mr. Mack will be able to help them avoid it."

He added: "In this day and age many of the students will listen to someone who is well respected in the community as Mr. Mack."

Tekashi, 23, is expected to be released from jail this summer, after the "Fefe" star was ordered to serve only 2 years behind bars for racketeering and firearms charges in December, 2019.

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Photographers at the star-studded Kobe Bryant memorial service in Los Angeles were reportedly banned from taking pictures of Beyonce Knowles-Carter.

Beyonce (right) is pictured at the memorial service with her longtime publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, before departing the arena.

20,000 fans and hordes of stars flocked to the Staples Center for the live-streamed memorial to basketball legend Kobe, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, who were killed along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month.

Beyonce, 39, opened the memorial with stirring performances of her hit songs "XO" and "Halo," which Kobe's wife Vanessa Bryant says were among his favorite tunes.

But photographers from the Associated Press and Getty Images told the New York Post that organizers of the event banned them from taking pictures of the singer or Kobe's children.

"A Staples Center staffer was dispatched to make sure not a single camera was focused on the stage," a source told gossip column Page Six.

"The photographers couldn't believe it. This doesn't help Beyonce's image at all, it hurts her. It makes her look like a diva. The memorial wasn't about her. The only shots of Bey that did emerge were screen grabs from TV. None of the other artists at the memorial asked for this, not Christina Aguilera, not Alicia Keys."

Representatives for the semi-retired cabana singer have yet to respond to the claims.

It's widely known that the mother-of-three only releases pictures she approves of, taken at certain at angles, and Photoshopped to perfection by an official photographer after the Internet made a mockery of her 2013 Super Bowl performance when news outlets publishing "unflattering" images of her.

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Thousands attended the star-studded memorial service for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Bryant, at the Staples Center on Monday, Feb. 24.

Bryant, 41, and Gianna, 13, were killed in a helicopter crash along with seven others last month.

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The memorial service, which started at 10 a.m. local time, drew fans from around the country, some of whom paid up to $250 for a ticket.

Organizers urged people without tickets to stay away from the arena. LAPD reported no disturbances, according to NBC New York.

Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant gave a tearful speech after an introduction by Jimmy Kimmel.

"I'd like to thank everyone for coming today," she said. "The outpouring of love and support that my family has felt from around the world has been so uplifting."

She was joined by her daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and 7-month-old Capri They were surrounded by family and friends on stage.

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"She was daddy's girl but I know she loved her mama," Vanessa said of Gianna. "She was one of my very best friends."

Semi-retired singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 39, performed one of Kobe's favorite songs at the service.

"I'm here because I love Kobe and this was one of his favorite songs," said Beyonce before performing her hit single "Halo" along with a live orchestra.

Alicia Keys also performed one of Kobe and Vanessa's favorite musical sonatas by Beethoven on a purple piano. Kobe learned how to play the piece by ear.

NBA legends Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal made stirring speeches.
 


 


 


 

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50 Cent promised to be a kinder, gentler social media troll after the tragic death of NBA star Kobe Bryant in a helicopter accident last month.

But the rapper-turned-TV executive, real name Curtis Jackson, went back on his word when he trolled Dwyane Wade's 12-year-old son, Zaya Wade, on Instagram.

Wade recently announced his son, Zion, now goes by the name Zaya and uses the feminine pronouns she/her.

On Monday, the 44-year-old rap mogul posted a meme on his Instagram page that shows Wade, 38, sitting next to incarcerated singer R. Kelly, 53, at a fashion show.

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A bubble above Kelly's head reads: "I heard you had a daughter now." Wade responds "U touch her I'll kill ya."

Fiddy captioned the meme: "LOL NOW THIS SOME FUNNY SH*T."

Kelly is currently in jail awaiting trial on charges of raping minors in Chicago and other cities. The charges date back to the 1990s.

Wade's wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, is fully supportive of her stepson, Zaya's mental illness.

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Joseline Hernandez caused a minor uproar on Black Twitter after she bent down and kissed the feet of her man, Ballistic Beats, in the latest episode of Marriage Boot Camp.

Hernandez, who got her start on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, was accused of being "disrespectful" after she showed attention to other men in their home.

Ballistic, who was watching her the whole time, objected to her feeding fruit to one man, and ordered her into the house.

Black Twitter was shocked when Joseline SPRINTED inside the house. The couple went upstairs where she apologized profusely.

"I'm sorry. I should'a never fed the fruit to the guy. I'm sorry, my apologies," she said sincerely.

"Not coming from my queen," said Ballistic, who reminded Joseline that he is the king of his castle.

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Fearing losing another man due to her attitude, Joseline dropped to the floor and kissed Ballistic's feet in front of company while sobbing uncontrollably.

The episode showed a side of Joseline many of her fans have never seen before. It seems that Joseline has discovered island women's secret to keeping their men happy.

American women, particularly Black women, don't fully understand the power of submission, and how to harness that power to their own advantage.

"This can't be the same Joseline Hernandez?!" wrote one Black Twitter user.

Question: Would you kiss your man's feet in front of company if you knew you did something wrong?

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Hilary Duff called the cops on a photographer for taking pictures of her children. The overprotective mom lashed out at the photog for snapping photos of several children - including hers - playing a game of football.

The photographer assured Duff that he was simply practicing his sports photography.

The former Disney star shared a video of her interaction with the photographer alongside the caption: "Paparazzi shooting KIDS Go 'practice' your photography on ADULTS! Creep! Laws need to change! This is stalking minors! Disgusting!"

Cellphone footage shows the petite actress approaching the man and asking him to stop taking pictures of the kids, to which he replied it's legal to take photos in public places, according to Page Six.

When Duff told him he was making her and the children uncomfortable, he offered to show her his ID.

"I'm asking you human-to-human, as a mother, if you don't know anyone here, would you please stop taking pictures of our children playing football."

She added: "and let people know how creepy it is that this is what you choose to do on a Saturday morning."

Other actors supported Duff on social media. But some of her followers thought she overreacted to the situation when there was no apparent threat to her kids.

Duff is mom to 7-year-old son Luca and 1-year-old daughter Banks.

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Tip "T.I." Harris, his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris and their daughter Heiress attended the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday. T.I.'s talent completion show Rhythm + Flow won the Award for Outstanding Reality Program.
 

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel spend some quality family time with their son Silas as they have a late lunch at Bubby's restaurant in Downtown Manhattan. The power couple overcame Justin's recent dip in the lady pond.
 

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Christina Milian brought her newborn son Isaiah to the Pretty Little Thing store to attend a party. Christina showed off her post-baby body in a white t-shirt and jeans. The 38-year-old is also mom to daughter Violet by music producer The-Dream.
 

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Kourtney Kardashian watched anxiously as her son Reign Disick runs to the restroom for a quick potty stop after having brunch at Croft with two friends in West Hollywood.
 

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British comedienne Jennifer Saunders walked the blue carpet with her granddaughter at the UK premiere of 'Onward' at the Curzon Mayfair Theater. Saunders, 61, is best known for playing drunkard Edina Monsoon in the BBC comedy TV hit show "Absolutely Fabulous" alongside comedienne Joanna Lumley (1992).

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Supermodel Bella Hadid was spotted wearing a face mask on her flight out of Milan amid fears about the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.

Three coronavirus deaths near Milan and 150 confirmed cases caused panic in the streets in Italy.

Officials quarantined 50,000 people in 12 northern towns after three patients died from the disease over the weekend.

Designer Giorgio Armani cancelled his Milan Fashion Week catwalk show as Italy battles the coronavirus outbreak.

Armani wasn't taking any chances. He disinvited guests to his Fall 2020 runway show and will show off his latest collection via a livestream on the brand's website and social media pages, WENN.com reported.

Label bosses announced the cancellation early on Sunday morning, Feb. 23, stating the decision was taken to "safeguard the well-being of all invited guests".

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Bella wasn't taking any chances. The 23-year-old model, her sister Gigi Hadid and their mother Yolanda caught the first thing smoking out of Italy after the three deaths were announced.

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The stylish women looked anxious as they hurried to catch their flight while accompanied by bodyguards.

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Former model, restauranteur, author and television host B. Smith passed away in her Long Island, NY home on Saturday. She was 70.

Smith's husband, Dan Gasby announced her death in an Instagram post on Sunday.

"It is with great sadness that my daughter Dana and I announce the passing of my wife, Barbara Elaine Smith. B. died peacefully Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 10:50 pm, of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease in our home in Long Island, New York. She was 70.

Thank you to Dr. Sam Gandy, East End Hospice and additional caregivers who helped us make B. comfortable in her final days. Thank you to all the friends and fans who supported B. and our family during her journey. Thank you to everyone for respecting our privacy during this agonizing time.

Heaven is shining even brighter now that it is graced with B.'s dazzling and unforgettable smile. -Dan Gasby

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Smith was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2013. She announced her diagnosis in 2016 to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding the disease.

Smith was only the second Black model to grace the cover of Mademoiselle magazine.

After retiring from modeling, she opened three successful restaurants and published several best-selling cookbooks.

Smith launched her own home goods line at Bed, Bath and Beyond, and she hosted a half-hour television show, B. Smith With Style.

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Gasby, 65, a former executive producer for the Essence Awards, sparked outrage when he moved his girlfriend, Alex Lerner (left), into the East Hampton, NY home he shared with his ailing wife.

Smith's fans dragged Gasby on social media. He defended his unorthodox living arrangement in several interviews and in social media posts.
 
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In an exclusive PEOPLE interview published in January 2014, Gasby said his wife's diagnosis was "the toughest thing I've ever dealt with."

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Rapper Lil Kim was spotted doing some early morning retail therapy at Balmain on Melrose Place after a night of partying at Floyd Mayweather's 43rd birthday bash in Hollywood.

The iconic rapper is in heavy demand for appearances at music festivals. The mom-of-one is booked to appear at Snoop Dogg's Lovers & Friends music festival. Lil Kim took to social media to announce "The check has cleared."

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The 44-year-old "Get Money" rapper is also booked to perform at Atlanta Funk Fest 2020 on the weekend of May 29 and 30. Kim is on the bill alongside Missy Elliott, Ludacris, Xscape, T.I., The-Dream, Bobby V, Tweet and more.

Tickets are available at the Funk Fest website or call 1-800-514-3849.

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Sean Combs was forced to cancel his appearance at a party on Friday night after he tripped and fell, suffering an injury to his quadriceps, the large muscle group in his thigh.

The injury was the perfect opportunity for the Instagram showman to garner sympathy for himself.

Just 24 hours earlier, Combs, 50, was the laughing stock of the Internet after Nipsey Hussle's widow, Lauren London, curved him on Instagram.com.

Combs was humiliated on Thursday, when he tried to start a rumor by posting and deleting a B&W photo of himself admiring Lauren London.

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London, 35, took to Instagram to set Combs straight and to assure her fans that she is still mourning the love of her life, Nipsey, who was gunned down by a rival gang banger on March 31, 2019.

"I'm all love and peace but never forget....I'm a woman in grief and I don't play about Nip, my family , my character and code," London said.

She added: "Stop f*cking with me and my name. Now let me get back to healing.”

Combs took to Instagram on Friday to share various clips from his hospital bed as he prepared to go under the knife to repair the leg injury, telling fans he's "probably one of the most accident prone people in the world".

"Yes, I'm accident prone... I'm clumsy, I trip, I fall, I fall in holes. It's always been like that," he said in one video, where he listed his surgeries over the years.

"I've had two rotator cuffs, a knee replacement, and now it's on quad. At the end of the day this is God's work to slow me down and take better care of body and ya know, eat right and just stop treating my body like a machine," he said.

In one video, Combs, wearing a blue surgical cap and gown, promoted his upcoming talent competition reality show. He explained he's holding auditions for talented R&B singers. The first stop is in Atlanta next week.

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To make sure the young ladies tune in to the show, the aging rapper enlisted the help of his handsome young sons - Justin, Quincy Brown, and Christian, to be judges on the show.

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More information has emerged about musician Kanye West firing his popular Sunday Service choir. Kanye's Sunday Service events were wildly successful thanks to the energetic gospel performances by his soulful choir.

Rumor had it that the choir was let go, but Allhiphop.com claims only about 30 choir members are gone. The choir is still 80 members strong.

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According to AHH, "These are not union workers and so they have no sort of protection whatsoever from being let go. As far as pay, they were not paid particularly well, I was told, unless $500 for three days of work is good to you."

AHH goes on to say many of the choir members left full-time jobs to travel with Kanye's rolling gospel revival. The gossip blog says those who were fired did not see the pink slips coming.

"This is a mix of people, many that are not young, and they still want to make it."

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The jury in Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial sent a note to the judge saying they were deadlocked on 2 key counts Friday afternoon. But the judge sent them back to continue deliberating.

The 12-person jury members are hung on the first and/or third charges, for predatory sexual assault, and unanimous on the three remaining counts, TheWrap.com reported.

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The disgraced Hollywood producer is on trial for 2 charges of predatory sexual assault and one charge each for first and third-degree rape. He is also hit with a first-degree criminal sexual act charge stemming from the allegations of three women: Miriam Haley, Jessica Mann, and Annabella Sciorra.

The women, who went voluntarily to Weinstein's hotel room, claim he forced them into depraved sexual acts. The women kept in contact with Weinstein after the alleged attacks. One even gave him her new phone number when she changed it.

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Serayah McNeill weighed in on the controversy surrounding retired NBA player Dwyane Wade and his gender confused child, Zaya Wade, 12.

In a social media video post, the Empire actress urged Wade not to make any "life-changing decisions" for his child.

"Let's not jump to a life-changing decision that will never be undone... That's serious! That's really, really serious," McNeill said.

"I'm accepting of my child being gay, that's OK, but there are so many other things around in society that is pressuring children and parents to be a certain type of way. Let's just take back the reigns, OK?"

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Speaking directly to Zaya, McNeill said:

"I think everything is a little bit too premature. I don't care if you're a boy or a girl. For me, there's things we need to be worried about at this time. What do you wanna do in life? Do you wanna be in any (sports) activities?

"It's OK! We're just not gonna go there right now. Let's wait 'til you get a little bit older, and this is exactly what you want to do and be for the rest of your life."

Studies show that 80% to 90% of all transgenders who were diagnosed as children outgrow their disorder as adults and revert back to their biological sex.

"Detransitioning" is a dirty word in the LGBT+ community. Thousands of "transgender" children who were prescribed hormones have stopped taking the chemicals due to the harsh side effects.

There are as many "detransitioning" videos on YouTube as there are transitioning videos.
 

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Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West are just like you. The power couple surprised fast food workers by showing up at a KFC restaurant in Strasbourg-Saint-Denis in Paris.

The fast food chain decided to mark the surreal event forever!

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A golden commemorative plaque was installed at the spot where Kim, 39, and Kanye, 42, ordered their meals to go. The plaque was installed on the control terminal where the couple placed their orders. It says: "Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ordered on this terminal."

Kim and Kanye were married in 2014 after dating for several years. They share four children -- the two youngest children delivered by a surrogate.

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Rapper Lil Boosie Badazz was kicked out of an Atlanta area Planet Fitness gym for his comments about retired NBA player Dwyane Wade's gender confused child, Zaya Wade.

Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, expressed his opinion about Wade's 12-year-old son, who goes by Zaya Wade and prefers the feminine pronouns she/her.

"Dwyane Wade, you have gone too f****** far. That is male... a 12-year-old. They don't know what they next meal gon’ be," Boosie said in a video rant. "They don't have sh*t figured out yet. He might meet a woman, anything, at 16 and fall in love with her. But his d*ck gone - how he gon' - like, bruh, you going too far, dawg. Don't address him as a woman, he's 12, dawg."

In a follow-up video on Thursday, the 37-year-old rapper filmed himself leaving a Planet Fitness after being ejected from the gym on Atlanta's southside.

Boosie lashed out at the gym manager for putting him out.

"Do not go to Planet Fitness, they racist, they haters," he said. "They just put me out Planet Fitness for what I said about Dwyane Wade son. And they said I said in a video one of they employees was a f****t or some shit. Don't go to Planet Fitness... They got roaches in that bitch."

Boosie captioned the video, "MANAGER WHO WAS GAY REFUSED TO LET ME N PLANET FITNESS BECAUSE OF MY PAST ACTIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA ABOUT GENDER ETC. DO NOT SUPPORT PLANET FITNESS 'Hwy 138 Jonesboro rd' THEy Racist ,THEY HAVE ROACHES , N THEY SHOWER WATER DONT GET HOT!! GET OUT YA FEELINGS LIL BITCH..."

A Planet Fitness spokesman issued the following statement to 11 Alive News:

"Planet Fitness does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. In this instance, a guest was asked to leave after refusing to comply with gym policies and harassing club staff. We are the home of the Judgement Free Zone and as such, we have policies in place to ensure that we maintain a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for all of our members where everyone feels accepted."

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Boosie's 16-year-old son (pictured) supported his father in an Instagram stories post, writing:

"F*ck Dwayne [sic] and his son, [I don't care if] he gay. My pops said what he said. Stop sending me that. I bet you won't say it to our face. I know this girl that will do sum thangs to DWade son that will make that boy back str8."

 


 

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Sean "Puffy" Combs tried to start a rumor by posting and deleting a B&W photo of himself admiring Lauren London at a Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch. He tagged her in the photo, but Lauren is not here for the disrespect.

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Combs, 50, initially posted a pic with the caption #lostfiles ... @laurenlondon [heart emoji]." When the picture sparked rampant fan speculation, he followed up by reposting the photo which he captioned: "More Lost Files ... Me & My Sister @laurenlondon at the @rocnation brunch."

London, 35, took to Instagram to set Combs straight and to assure her fans that she is still mourning the love of her life, Nipsey, who was gunned down by a rival gang banger on March 31, 2019.

"I'm all love and peace but never forget....I'm a woman in grief and I don't play about Nip, my family , my character and code. Bout to drink a green juice to start the day though," she wrote.

She added: "Stop f*cking with me and my name. Now let me get back to healing."

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Singer/songwriter SZA is very unhappy with the way her latest Rolling Stone magazine cover story turned out.

The singer appears on "The Takeover" issue of Rolling Stone alongside rapper Megan Thee Stallion and singer Normani. But on Twitter, SZA suggested the cover didn't reflect her high morals.

"Not doing any videos Interviews or photos for the rest of my life lol don't ask," she tweeted angrily on Thursday.

Fans speculated that the sexualized Rolling Stone cover, with its dominatrix overtones, led to her tweet.

SZA added: "S/o Normani and meg tho . My sisters who I love very much and respect deeply . Honored to be apart of ANYTHING w the two of those BLACK QUEENS."

In response to a fan who replied with a picture of the cover, SZA wrote: "If u care about me delete this."

The cover was shot by photographer Campbell Addy.

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The world was shocked at the news that director Steven Spielberg's adopted daughter, Mikaela, is a sex worker.

The 23-year-old explained that she is hoping to go into adult entertainment for private customers or for the public, "if that ever arises."

Mikaela, who lives in Nashville with her 47-year-old boyfriend, said she was molested as a child. But she said the predators were not family members or family friends.

She said her childhood abuse helped contribute to her emotional and psychological problems as an adult.

She explained that adult entertainment gives her the opportunity to use her body to satisfy others on her own terms.

"I got really tired of not being able to capitalize on my body," she said. "Frankly, I got tired of being told to hate my body... and I also just got tired of working day to day in a way that wasn't satisfying my soul."

Mikaela added, "I feel like honestly doing this kind of work, I'm able to 'satisfy' other people, but that feels good because it's not in a way that feels violative."

Mikaela says her father and older boyfriend are supportive of whatever she does.

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Celebrities reacted to rapper Lil Boosie's bizarre and disrespectful video rant about Dwyane Wade's gender confused child, Zaya Wade, 12. Boosie was heavily criticized for telling Wade not to cut his child's d*ck off.

Zaya's older brother, Zaire Wade, 18, responded to Boosie, saying the rapper had his facts wrong.

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Among the celebrities responding to Boosie's toxic rant was Wade's narcissistic wife, Gabrielle Union, 47, who seems to be enjoying all the attention.

Many believe Union pushed the weaker Wade into exploiting his emotionally troubled son for their own selfish benefits.

Union responded to Boosie's rant, saying she covers all of Zaya's haters in the blood of Jesus and will move forward in love and light, or something to that effect.

If you're wondering why Wade won't shut up about his dysfunctional family, it's because he has a documentary coming out on Sunday. The documentary is all about him, of course.

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Rickey Smiley is taking back that meme he re-posted about society punishing Black boys for wearing dreadlocks while praising Black boys for wearing dresses.

In a meme posted on his Instagram page, the comedian wrote:

Black boy: I want to wear locks to school
Society: Suspended!!! No graduation THUG!!!
Black boy: How about a dress?

The meme concludes with the hashtag "#SocialEngineering."

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Smiley was alluding to the recent controversy surrounding Deandre Arnold, the 16-year-old boy who was banned from attending his prom until he cut off his dreadlocks.

The popular host of the syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show appears to have caved to the pressure after trans groups and their heterosexual allies contacted his radio advertisers.

In a rambling video on YouTube.com, Rickey addressed the controversy, saying he didn't actually create the meme, he simply re-posted it.

After complaining about the cancel culture coming for him, and saying he shouldn't have to apologize for expressing his opinions in a free country, Rickey concluded by apologizing to anyone he offended.

So far, rappers Young Thug and Lil Boosie have no plans to apologize for expressing similar opinions about Dwyane Wade's son, Zaya Wade.
 

 

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The rap world is mourning the senseless death of East Coast drill rapper Pop Smoke, who was probably more recognized for his signature braid extensions than for his music. Police are hunting four gunmen who broke into the 20-year-old rapper's Hollywood Hills rental and shot him to death early Wednesday. The motive is unknown.
 

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Rapper Jay-Z began wearing hair units years ago when his own hair started thinning. The 50-year-old rap mogul reportedly dyes his gray hair black to match the custom hair pieces he wears. We wonder what Beyonce thinks about her old man taking his hair units off at night like she does.
 

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West Coast rapper Tyga is credited with starting the braid extensions trend among rappers. Male celebrities have long worn hair pieces and wigs to cover their bald spots, but Tyga took it to a whole new level.
 

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Rapper Fetty Wap got called out on social media for rocking fake dreadlocks a few years ago. He eventually removed his male unit and grew his own dreads long.
 

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Singer Chris Brown wore a cute male unit when his hairline started to push back in 2015. His custom units included fake dreadlocks that lasted for about 2 weeks.
 

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There's no shame in rapper Offset's hair game. He is well-known for rocking braid and dreadlocks extensions in his hair. Someone should tell him you can't switch from braids to dreadlocks and back again.
 

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People forget when singer Jason Derulo wore fake dreadlocks back in 2017. He didn't fool anybody back then, but he did bamboozle millions of female fans with that fake peen pic last year.
 

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Rapper Rich Homie Quan was repeatedly called out on social media for wearing hair extensions after he skyrocketed to fame as one of the first SoundCloud rappers. He wears his real hair cut in a short fro now.
 

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For some reason, NBA star Iman Shumpert thought he could get away with wearing braid extensions after rocking a hightop fade a month earlier. Hair doesn’t grow from high top fade to long dreadlocks overnight.

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Rapper Pop Smoke and a friend showed off stacks cash hours before he was gunned down inside his rental home early Wednesday.

The 20-year-old rapper hosted a party at his rented Hollywood Hills home at 2033 Hercules Drive in Mount Olympus, Los Angeles police said.

The up-and-coming rapper posted a photo of himself and a friend sitting in a car, apparently flashing $100,000 in cash. Hours later, masked men broke into his home and shot him dead.

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The rapper, who was born Bashar Jackson, wore a blue Louis Vuitton outfit in the photos. Blue is the color of the Crips street gang.

Police are working on a theory that someone at the party set Jackson up. Numerous party guests live-streamed the party and posted cell phone photos from Jackson's house on social media.

Blogger @Gossipofthecity tweeted:

"Rapper #PopSmoke posted his location hours before he was robbed and killed. PopSmoke and his friend tagged Beverly Hills but ppl in LA know it’s not. They traced everything from PopSmoke Instagram account and got him."

Celebrities reacted to Pop Smoke's death on social media. "Yo, we gotta do better, man, what we doing? What we doing man? At the end of the day, man, we all kings," said rapper Jeezy. "We not in the jungle, you ain't gotta kill yo' brother to eat."

Jeezy urged social media thugs to "do better" and apply themselves.


 

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50 Cent faked being overcome by his emotions during the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last month.

The "In Da Club" rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, received the 2,686th star, and was saluted at the ceremony by his longtime collaborators and mentors, Dr. Dre and Eminem, as well as his girlfriend Jamira Haines (pictured above), and co-stars LaLa Anthony and Joseph Sikora, comedian Michael Blackmon and more.

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During the special presentation, 50 stepped up to the podium to thank his guests for their support, and he appeared to fight back tears as he paused and took deep breaths midway through his speech. Fiddy later admitted he faked his emotions to win "cool points" on social media.

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The 44-year-old rapper and actor admits he was nervous ahead of the Walk of Fame ceremony, but the big emotional moment, which prompted the crowd to cheer him on, was just for dramatic effect, because he thought it would make him look cool, WENN.com reported.

50 also said he didn't prepare his speech in advance, so pretending to grow emotional helped to buy him time.

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He confessed that expressing his emotions doesn't come easily - which is typical of sociopaths such as narcissists.

"I was working on that... to be emotional...," he told ABC's The View. "And when I got there, I knew that when I was really under pressure, that I should just (pause and pretend to take a few breaths)... and I knew that that would give me just a little bit of cool points for getting emotional at that point."

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The media mogul said he regrets not being more prepared for his big moment.

He told daytime talk show Strahan, Sara & Keke: "I wasn't really excited about it until everybody was there, until they had Em and Dre... and I was like, 'Yo, I shoulda wrote something down!'"

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Janet Jackson penned an emotional tribute to her friend Ja'Net DuBois, after news of the star's death broke on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

The famed character actress died of natural causes after passing away in her sleep at her home in Glendale, California on Tuesday. She was either 74 or 82 (her exact date of birth is unknown).

Jackson, 53, posted a heartfelt tribute to her former "Good Times" co-star and personal friend after hearing the news.

"I am so very saddened to hear my longtime friend Ja'Net DuBois has passed away," Jackson wrote, alongside a slideshow of snapshots of the pair taken over the years.

"I saw first hand how she broke stereotypes and changed the landscape for Black women in entertainment. I'm grateful in recent years I had a chance to see her and create more lasting memories."

She added: "I pray for comfort for all her family and friends. Thank you Ja'Net, I’ll miss you."
 

DuBois is best known for her portrayal as the projects gossip Willona Woods in the 1970s Norman Lear TV sitcom Good Times, which ran from 1974 to 1979.

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Jackson, then 11, joined the cast in the fifth season as Penny - a young girl adopted by Willona after she's abandoned by her abusive mother.

The pair reunited in 1987 when DuBois played the R&B icon's mother in the music video for her single "Control."

Lear also posted a tribute to the late actress and singer, sharing on Twitter, “Ja'Net DuBois was all light and will be missed. I love that she wrote the theme song for her passing, 'Movin’ on Up'," referencing the theme song to The Jeffersons, which DuBois wrote and sang.

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Rappers Young Thug and Lil Boosie reacted to Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union normalizing mental illness in their child, Zaya Wade.

Zaya, who was born Zion, is a 12-year-old boy who suffers from the mental disorder Gender Dysphoria.

Thugger, whose real name is Jeffrey Williams, was once praised for wearing dresses on his album covers and in print media. But now he faces backlash for opposing Hollywood's attempt to emasculate Black boys.

In a now-deleted tweet on Tuesday, Thug wrote: "All I wanna say to wade son is GOD DONT MAKE MISTAKES but hey live your true self."

In a follow-up tweet, he wrote: "You're gods best creation."

The reaction from Thugger's followers was mixed. He was praised for speaking honestly on a disturbing trend to normalize mental illness, while others labeled him transphobic and homophobic.

In an interview to promote his upcoming documentary on ABC's Good Morning America with Robin Roberts, Wade, 38, said his son knew he was transgender at age 3 -- when most toddlers are mastering potty training.

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"I don't think I'm gay," Wade said Zaya told him and Union. This is how I identify myself. This is my gender identity. I identify as young lady. I think I'm a straight trans (girl) because I like boys."

Wade, who retired from the NBA in 2019, urged parents to do "proper research" to support their mentally disordered children.

Rather than seek advice from a child psychologist or a licensed therapist, the Wades took advice from cross-dressers and drag queens who make up the cast of a television series, Pose.

Studies show that 98% of children who come out as transgender reverted back to their biological sex as teens and young adults.

Affirming their dysphoria does not help them more than agreeing with an Anorexic that they are fat.

Thousands of teenagers and young adults who came out as transgender in childhood are now transitioning back to their biological sex (see video below).

"I'm not going to sit here and act like we have all the answers," Wade said. "I'm not going to sit here and act like before our child came home and sat us down, that we weren't ignorant parents when it comes to the world. When I say we're learning from our 12-year-old, were literally learning from our child.

Wade said Zaya is now the family leader.

Wade is also father to 18-year-old son Zaire, son Xavier, 6, and 18-month-old daughter Kaavia James.