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Rapper Boosie Badazz hosted a Thanksgiving party at a South Carolina nightclub in a wheelchair on Thursday.

Boosie assured friends and fans he's well on the way to recovering from surgeries, but h will need one more surgery.

He hosted a Thanksgiving Bash at the Exquis Event Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Video shot by a club patron shows Boosie's crew wheeling him into the venue.

Boosie is planning to throw another bash to celebrate his birthday at a club in Alabama on Saturday.

The 38-year-old father-of-seven recently shared with fans that he needs a couple hundred thousand dollars to pay a specialist to save his leg from amputation after he was shot in Dallas, Texas earlier this month.

He underwent multiple surgeries, including one to remove bullet fragments and had screws placed to stabilize his bone, according to TMZ.

Another Instagram video shows Boosie's mother massaging his foot to increase circulation. Boosie is a type 1 diabetic who underwent a kidney transplant in 2015. Diabetics tend to heal very slowly due to poor circulation and low tissue perfusion.

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Losing a job is always difficult. Last month, NeNe Leakes tearfully admitted she was fired from Real Housewives of Atlanta, the reality TV series she helped to create in 2008.

After calling bloggers liars for months, 55-year-old NeNe finally came clean during an episode of Tamron Hall. She confessed that she was forced off RHOA by the show's producers.

She stopped short of saying why (hint: her attitude needed adjustment).

Now NeNe claims she is "losing sleep" because of the "trauma" she's been through.

In a heavily filtered post on her Instagram stories, NeNe said, "I haven't slept well lately! Kinda in a daze. Sometimes when you've been thru [trauma] it's hard to sleep."

NeNe's followers expressed their support for her, saying she has a lot to live for despite being kicked off RHOA.

Others begged her to stay off social media due to its addictive and manipulative environment.

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Is there trouble in paradise for Jeezy and his fiancée Jeannie Mai? Insiders whisper that Jeezy and Jeannie are stepping back from their wedding plans.

Jeannie underwent surgery on her throat a few weeks ago, and Jeezy wasn't exactly there holding her hand every step of the way due to his busy schedule - which included a Verzuz battle with rapper Gucci Mane.

MTO News spoke with one of Jeezy's pals, who said, "Jeezy wants to hold off on marriage. They're engaged, so there's no need to rush things."

He added, "Probably [they'll get married] in 2025 or something like that."

When Jeannie was asked about the upcoming nuptials a few months ago, she sounded less than enthusiastic.

Read between the lines:

"Honestly, right now that's not at the top of our lists," she says. "We're so happy we're able to celebrate an engagement right now. I feel like we got work to do, so when it comes to our individual work and our individual projects and the messaging we want to send to people -- even the way that we use our Instagram -- it's really important right now to spread an energy of positivity and uniting one another than it is to be planning a wedding.

Relationships that fly high and then burn up upon reentry to earth are typically referred to as Dopamine relationships. Read here for more info on that.

This is the phase of Jeezy and Jeannie's relationship when that instant attraction they once felt for each other has faded.

Now they must reexamine their relationship to determine if they are equally yoked and if they have anything in common.

Question: When do you think Jeannie and Jeezy will announced their split?

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Mariah Carey is still upset after being called "ni**erish" by comedian Sandra Bernhard during a 1998 comedy routine.

The pop singer told Naomi Campbell about the controversial moment from Sandra's standup comedy special I'm Still Here... Damn It!, when the comedienne accused Mariah of exploiting her biracial ethnicity to further her career.

"She's trying to backtrack on our asses by acting real ni**erish there at the Royalton Hotel suite with Puff Daddy and all the greasy, chain-wearing Black men," Bernhard said during her TV special.

Mariah told Naomi: "I wish I would have called you back when it happened because I was so upset and nobody came to my rescue at that point. But whatever, I can't – it's ignorance."

Naomi called Bernhard's insult "rude and disrespectful" as well as being "completely racist".

"People can be very hurtful," Naomi said, "but one of the things that hurt me, because I care about you and I care about the past, was what Sandra said. I was just like, 'Are you for real?' How did that even slide by?" she continued.

Gesturing at Mariah, who is biracial, Naomi added: "You are Black. You have every right. You are working also, in a professional capacity. I just felt like, now, I wanted to clear that up because I was p**sed."

Mariah is the daughter of former opera singer Patricia, of Irish descent, and Alfred, an aeronautical engineer of Black and Afro-Venezuelan descent.

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You ladies who are fans of TikTok and YouTube star Sir Cruse will be shocked to learn he is 54 years old, not 29.

For years, Cruse's fans believed he was in his 20s because of his youthful appearance.

Sir Cruse posted a short TikTok video to clear the air about his age, confessing that he is 54, 29. He called out Google for publishing misleading information about his birthdate.

"Hey, hey, hey Google where do y'all get this s**t from... men?" Sir Cruse says. "I'm 54. Where do y'all get 29? I was born 1965, November 9th."

"That's why you shouldn't believe everything you see on internet," he told his followers.

Cruse is a hairstylist - and former SR Morning Wood - who uploads videos teaching Black men how to brush train their waves to achieve that perfect 360 curl pattern.

Sir Cruse teaches young Black males to groom themselves to look handsome and presentable for the ladies. This type of mentorship is what's missing in the Black community today.

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Cruse is best known for such videos titled "How to Brush 360 Waves Guide" and "Wave Products and Haircutting Tools."

Cruse, who began uploading videos in 2009, is a graduate from DeVry University with a degree in computer engineering.

Sorry ladies, he's taken. Cruse has been dating Jazzy Glimmer.

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Fantasia Barrino is pregnant with her third child. The American Idol 2004 winner made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday.

This will be the first child for Fantasia, 36, and her husband Kendall Taylor, 40. In the video, Fantasia said the couple struggled to conceive, and she quoted a Bible scripture about "Rachel".

She said she got inspiration when she read TD Jakes' book, When Woman Pray -- and "I started praying like Rachel."

Someone off camera toss a Dior diaper bag toward Fantasia who caught it with one hand.

Then she stood up to reveal her baby bump. "So I would say keep trying, and you will conceive," she told her fans, as Kendall kissed her baby bump.

"We're having a baby, y'all!" he said.

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Fantasia already has two children - a son named Dallas with ex-boyfriend Antwuan Cook, and a 19-year-old daughter named Zion Quari Barrino.

Kendall also has a child from a prior relationship. He was previously sued for child support.

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'Precious' star Gabourey Sidibe has much to be Thankful for this holiday weekend. The ’Empire' actress is engaged.

Gabourey accepted boyfriend Brandon Frankel's proposal on Monday night and the couple announced the happy news via Instagram on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

It may seem like Gabby and Brandon have been together for years, but the couple only started dating at the beginning of 2019.

"It's weird that people think we're already married but I guess our hearts and intentions for each other are just that clear to see," Gabourey captioned a video showing off her ring. "My BFF proposed and now I get to hold him forever. The funniest man I've ever met. The sweetest human to exist."

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She added:

"@brandontour made up a song for when i put my bonnet on at night. The second I look a bit stressed and overwhelmed, he jumps into action to take over what he can for me. Every moment with him is a joy. He is the partner i thought I was too independent to need. I've learned so much about myself through him and I feel grateful and excited to learn more about the entire world with him by my side. My partner, my best friend, my cats' daddy, my mans, my heart, my fiance!!!"


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The Weeknd has attacked The Recording Academy over his shocking Grammy Awards snub, calling the members of the Recording Academy "corrupt".

The "Blinding Lights" singer was completely shut out of the 2021 awards when the nominations were announced on Tuesday, Nov. 24, and many music experts agree that he was robbed.

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The Weeknd (pictured in 2017) shared his outrage on social media, tweeting: "The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency..."

Meanwhile, Recording Academy chief Harvey Mason, Jr. defended the Grammy voting process in an interview with Variety, insisting there's nothing twisted or sinister about the The Weeknd's snub - he was just unfortunate not to make the cut.

"It really just comes down to the voting body that decides," he says. "We have eight nomination slots to fill (in the 'Big Four' categories: Best Album, Song, Record and New Artist), five in others, and the voters vote for their favorites."

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Mason explained the voting process that awards nominations to mediocre artists over established superstars such as The Weeknd.

"We look at it every year and make tweaks and revisions to the process; we did it this year, last year, we’ll do it next year. And I don’t think this calls it into question, honestly. The process is there so we can continue to monitor excellence..."

Mason (pictured in 2016) said the voters chose acts such as Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion over The Weeknd because they were "more deserving."

"(The voters) are music professionals - they are excellent, at the top of their craft in songwriting and producing, and there are a lot of artists. They were critically listening to every song that came across their desks - or virtual desks - so I don’t think it shows a flaw in the process. I think it's actually, as you get a nomination, you start to really appreciate the process, where you’re saying, 'I really made it through a strenuous and thoughtful process', to get to who are really the deserving nominees for that given year. All the records get the fairest of fair shakes."

Question: Do you agree that nominated acts such as Beyonce, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch and Jhene Aiko are more deserving than The Weeknd - or are the Grammys just a popularity contest?


Al Roker was all smiles and waved to the cameras while doing his daily power walk in Manhattan's Central Park after recent prostate cancer surgery.

The 66-year-old weather anchor on NBC's Today announced he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this month.


He just returned to work following prostate cancer surgery, and he is in good spirits, but he has a word of warning for men.

"Everybody should get checked," he told while leaving NBC Studios on Monday. "You need to check with your doctor."

Roker, who had his prostate and nearby lymph nodes removed 2 weeks ago, said he feels great and he doesn't have a word of complaint.


"Nothing bad," he replied when asked what the hardest part of the recovery was. "It's all good, all good."

Roker credited his surgeons and the love and support from his family and friends for helping him get through his recovery phase so quickly. Prostate surgery recovery usually takes a month before you can return to work.

"I feel really good, I really do. Usually you're dead when you get all this love," joked Roker, who prefers to receive his flowers while he's still alive.

Roker further revealed that he will have his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels checked in January, and will continue to be screened every six months for the next five years.

A PSA blood test is a specific test to detect prostate cancer. Even though Roker's prostate was surgically removed, PSA blood tests are done within the next few years after surgery to make sure there isn't a biochemical recurrence that suggests cancer involving seminal vesicles or distant lymph nodes that weren't surgically removed.

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in the blood should remain undetectable for 10 years.

Dave Chappelle has asked Netflix to pull his popular "Chapelle's Show" from its lineup, and the comedian told fans not watch his streaming shows on any platform until he is paid.

Chappelle slammed Netflix and ViacomCBS for licensing the Comedy Central hit without paying him. confirmed the show's removal. Netflix licensed the show on a non-exclusive basis. The show also streams on HBO Max and ViacomCBS platforms like CBS All Access.

Deadline notes that companies license shows by paying the seller who, in turn, pays the artists.

But Chappelle is still waiting for his checks. He posted a video on Instagram titled "Unforgiven" in which he companied that he was not paid by Netflix or ViacomCBS.