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Controversy continues to swirl around rapper Jay-Z's lucrative partnership deal with the National Football League (NFL) for halftime entertainment consolation and social justice causes. Many say Jay-Z - a former drug dealer - sold out free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a quick buck.

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The Internet continues to drag Jay-Z over his joint partnership with the NFL to produce halftime shows and a social justice campaign. Jay-Z, 50, and the NFL were reportedly in talks for over a year. Some say that was long enough for Jay-Z to bring blackballed quarterback Colin Kaepernick in on the discussions.

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Paula Patton is set to star in BET's legal thriller 'Sacrifice' that will air on its new streaming service BET+, Deadline.com reports. Paula will play Daniella Hernandez, a highly sought after entertainment lawyer who has a knack for protecting her unscrupulous clients.

Daniella employs the services of a resourceful assistant, a young ex-hacker and a tech genius to help her keep her clients' dirt buried.

The cast also includes 'Empire' actors Juan Antonio as hip artist and mogul Dominiq Mayfield aka Big Dom and V. Bozeman as Tamika Bland, Daniella’s loyal and resourceful assistant; Jackson (Treme) as ex-hacker Steven Somwon, and Marques Houston as Jason Pratt a young Assistant District Attorney.

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Sacrifice is executive produced, written, and directed by Chris Stokes (former B2K manager). In addition to acting in the movie, Marques Houston (You Got Served, Sister, Sister, Immature/IMx) is also co-executive producer of the film.

Paula, 43, and Robin Thicke divorced in 2014. They share a son Julian Fuego Thicke, 9.

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During a press conference to announce his lucrative deal with the NFL on Wednesday, rap mogul Jay-Z blinked rapidly when a reporter asked him if he would kneel or stand during the National Anthem. Some of my readers expressed skepticism and demanded to see video of Jay-Z blinking rapidly.

The 50-year-old rap mogul was caught off guard by the question: "I'm sorry to put it this way, but if the National Anthem were playing, would you kneel or stand?"

"I think we're past kneeling. I think it's time to go into actionable items," Jay-Z responded.

Jay-Z came under fire for not including retired NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in his deal with the NFL. Kaepernick settled a discrimination lawsuit with the league, but he has expressed a desire to get back out on the field.

Jay-Z said he still supports Kaepernick, but there is money to be made.

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The NFL has entered into a longterm partnership with Jay-Z and Roc Nation, and Jay-Z's fans are furious. Internet activist Shaun King threw subtle shade at Jay-Z on Wednesday for teaming up with the NFL after he threatened to boycott the NFL for blacklisting Colin Kaepernick.

"They made him an offer" is just King's shady way of saying Jay-Z can be easily bought by corporate bigwigs if the price is right.

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Jay and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference at Roc Nation’s New York offices on Wednesday to discuss the new deal. The rap mogul suggested his critics were misguided.

"I think that we forget that Colin's whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice so in that case this is a success — this is the next thing," he told reporters. "There's two parts of protest: the protest, and then there's a company or individual saying ‘I hear you, what do we do next?’ For me it's about actionable items, what are we gonna do about it? We get stuck on Colin not having a job, you know what I’m saying? And this is more than that."

Jay-Z said he still supports Kaepernick, but there is money to be made.

"I support any protest that's effective," he said. "I'm into action, I'm into real work — I'm not into how it looks from the outside. If protesting on the field is the most effective way, then protest on the field. But if you have a vehicle that can inspire change and speak to the masses at the same time, it's hard to steal the narrative away."

Asked by reporters if Kaepernick has been blackballed from the NFL, Goodell said that “any team” can sign him.

Jay-Z blinked rapidly when a reporter asked him, "I'm sorry to put it this way, but if the National Anthem were playing, would you kneel or stand?"

"I think we're past kneeling. I think it's time for action," the rapper responded.

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Todd and Julie Chrisley, stars of reality TV show Chrisley Knows Best, were arrested Wednesday and charged with income tax evasion, wire fraud and conspiracy bank fraud. They face 30 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

According to WSBTV, the Chrisleys turned themselves in after being indicted by a federal grand jury for tax evasion and other financial crimes. The 12-count indictment detailed the lengths the couple took to hide millions of dollars in reality TV income from the IRS.

The documents claim the couple deposited millions of dollars into a LLC they formed to hide their income. Furthermore, the reality stars did not file tax returns for 2014, 2015 or 2016.

According to documents obtained by WSBTV, prosecutors scoured text messages and emails to piece together their case against the Chrisleys.

They also claim the Chrisleys used their production company, 7 C Production, to hide their reality TV income from the IRS.

Todd is accused of directing an employee to falsify income and asset documents.

In one text message, Todd angrily snapped at his employee for not helping him to falsify his taxes.

The message reads:

"giving me an excuse as to why you can not figure this out does not move it off your plate., this is not what we discussed, passing it back and forth is not getting the results requested, if you do not know how to do this then find a crooked accountant to do it. Ask [redacted] who her guy uses for his crooked shit."

In a previous bankruptcy filing, Todd claimed the government got the state wrong where he files his taxes.

"I am a Florida resident and have been for 15 years and if I don't make money in Georgia I don't pay taxes in Georgia. I pay $750,000 to a million dollars every year in taxes."

Mike Tyson opened up about his lifelong addiction to marijuana by revealing he smokes $40,000 worth of weed a month. During an episode of his podcast Hotboxin', Tyson invited rapper Jim Jones to discuss his cannabis business, Saucey.

When the rapper discussed how much money he burns smoking his own product, Tyson admitted he smokes $40,000 a month on marijuana, himself. The men then bonded over their pricey weed addictions.

"What do we smoke a month?" Tyson, 53, asked his co-host, Eben Britton. "Is it $40,000 a month? It’s 40, yeah, $40,000 a month."

"We smoke 10 tons of weed at the ranch a month," Britton added. "Ain't that crazy?"

According to The Blast, Tyson has invested in the cannabis industry, and is planning to open his very own ranch to grow high-quality strains of THC and CBD, so he can save money by growing his own supply for medicinal purposes.

In a photo dated April 11, 1989, Tyson, right, is pictured with singer Bobby Brown in front of Bobby's vintage Mercedes Benz with a personalized marijuana plate.

Question: How much money do you spend on weed every month?

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Shaun King threw subtle shade at Jay-Z for accepting an NFL offer to make his wife, Beyonce, the Super Bowl halftime headliner for the next 20 years. The NFL is teaming up with Jay-Z's sports and entertainment company for "events and social media activism". Basically the new deal will allow Jay-Z to control the entertainment for the half-time shows.

King was baffled by Jay-Z's new gig with the NFL after the league blacklisted quarterback Colin Kaepernick for bending a knee for social justice.

While the NFL settled out of court with Kaepernick to the tune of $10 million, the former 49er has expressed a desire to suit up and play again.

"If you are baffled by the move that Jay Z just made with the NFL then you don't actually listen to his music," King tweeted on Wednesday. "He's a proud capitalist. It's the primary theme of his career. Last year he dissed people who performed at the Super Bowl. Wore a Kaep jersey. They made him an offer."

Though King's tweet seems tame, it's the last line that has his followers scratching their heads.

"They made him an offer" is just King's shady way of saying Jay-Z can be easily bought by corporate bigwigs if the price is right.

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