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A judge denied a restraining order filed by reality TV star Evelyn Lozada, right, who is in desperate need of a story line on Basketball Wives this season.

Lozada, a 43-year-old Sagittarius, filed a restraining order against co-star Ogom "OG" Chijindu after the two women had beef on social media.

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According to the judge, the restraining order was denied because the matter was already addressed in a lawsuit filed by Lozada against Chijindu earlier this month.

Law enforcement and the courts are wary of reality stars abusing the system for their manufactured TV drama.

According to TheJasmineBrand, the two women have argued on social media for months.

Lozada took legal action, filing a lawsuit against Chijundu for defamation.

Chijindu responded on social media.

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Chijindu, a professional soccer player, fits into the cast of Basketball Wives because she is (or was) dating Kwame Alexander, who plays overseas.
 

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Oprah Winfrey says she has "not had one regret" over her decision not to marry Stedman Graham or have children.

Oprah met the love of her life, Stedman Graham, at a charity event in 1986, after enduring years of failed relationships with emotionally unavailable and married men.

Oprah was so distraught over losing one boyfriend, that she got on her knees and begged him to stay.

"I thought I was worthless without him. The more he rejected me, the more I wanted him. I felt depleted, powerless. At the end, I was down on the floor on my knees groveling and pleading with him" she said.

The men Oprah has loved and lost included Roger Ebert and John Tesh, who broke up with her over the pressure of being in an interracial relationship.

In the latest issue of People Magazine, the 65-year-old media mogul insisted she's glad she and Stedman, 68, didn't tie the knot, because it would never last.

"No question about it - we would not stay married, because of what that would have meant to him, and I would have had my own ideas about it," The Color Purple star shared. "I have not had one regret about that."

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Of her decision to not have children, she said: "At one point in Chicago I had bought an additional apartment because I was thinking, 'Well, if we get married, I'm going to need room for children'.

Oprah admitted she didn't possess "the depth of responsibility and sacrifice that is actually required to be a mother."

She encountered many "messed up people" while working on The Oprah Winfrey Show. People who made her aware of her own inadequacies, which discouraged her from starting her own family.

"I realized, 'Whoa, I'm talking to a lot of messed up people, and they are messed up because they had mothers and fathers who were not aware of how serious that job is,'" Oprah said. "I don't have the ability to compartmentalize the way I see other women do."

The TV mogul filled the void through her philanthropic efforts. She's donated tens of millions of dollars to HBCU schools, including a $13 million donation to Morehouse College earlier this week.

"I also believe that part of the reason why I don't have regrets is because I got to fulfill it in the way that was best for me: the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa," she said.

"Those girls fill that maternal role that I perhaps would have had. In fact, they overfill — I’m overflowed with maternal."

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ABC's new scripted series "mixed-ish" got off to a good start in its television premiere on September 24, 2019. The series, about mixed race children who strive to fit in with their Black counterparts, is a spin-off of ABC's black-ish.

mixed-ish topped black-ish in the TV ratings with a 0.8 rating and 4 million viewers. black-ish, which follows mixed-ish at 9:30 p.m., dipped slightly with a 0.8 and 3.52 million viewers.

mixed-ish is the brainchild of black-ish star and executive producer Tracee Ellis Ross, the 46-year-old biracial daughter of R&B icon Diana Ross and her ex-husband Robert Silberstein.

Ross plays Bow, short for Rainbow, on black-ish. Newcomer Arica Himmel plays 12-year-old Bow on mixed-ish.

In the third episode of mixed-ish, titled "Let Your Hair Down," young Bow struggles with her decision to keep her natural curls or straighten her hair with a relaxer to fit in easier with the Black girls at school.

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In a recent interview with TV Guide, Ross says she wanted to do an episode on her loosely curled hair.

"I always say I could chronicle my journey of self-acceptance through my journey with my hair," Ross told TV Guide via phone.

"There is a breadth of story, a narrative, in black women and our hair — and that specific part of that community that is mixed women and what that means as you navigate two different cultures, both in your household and out in the world. I knew that when mixed-ish got picked up and we knew what was happening, I was really strong about the fact that we needed to do [a hair episode] and do it early on in the season. It's one of those stories that is so specifically of the mixed experience."

Bow's younger brother, Johan (Ethan Childress), also has issues with his hair that isn't tightly coiled enough to have the same haircut as his favorite Black rappers, and too textured to style like the popular white kids in school.

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Jason Mitchell has successfully completed a mental health counseling course after he was fired from The Chi amid allegations of inappropriate behavior with several female co-stars, including his onscreen girlfriend, Tiffany Boone.

Mitchell was fired after Boone complained to Human Resources about his inappropriate behavior that made her feel unsafe on the set. The actor was also dropped by his agents.

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'The Chi' writer Lena Waithe, 35, (pictured above with Mitchell) caught flack for turning a deaf ear to all the complaints.

In a public statement last year, Waithe, who is a male-identified lesbian, said she was taking steps to handle the complaints against Mitchell, who she treated like one of her boys.

Since being terminated Mitchell has been unable to find work in the acting field, as news travels quickly and Hollywood is quick to blacklist undesirables.

Now Instagram blog TheShadeRoom reports a source saying that Mitchell has worked on his anger management issues, self-awareness, acceptance of responsibility, and purpose (whatever that means).

The source also confirmed Mitchell is a changed man at age 32, and he won't molest any more women if Hollywood gives him a second chance.

History tells us that lecherous men don't change their stripes at age 32. Once a dog, always a dog.

Question: Would you trust him around you or your adult daughter? Do you believe he's a changed man? Would you support him if he returned to The Chi?
 

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Lupita Nyong'o believes race is a "social construct" because, growing up in Kenya, she never thought of herself as "Black".

The 36-year-old Pisces was born in Mexico but raised in Kenya, which gave her a different perspective on race and racism in Black America.

She tells BBC Newsnight that she still experienced "colorism" prejudice due to having darker skin. But it was only after she arrived in the U.S. that she saw how people were divided by race.

"Race is a very social construct, one that I didn't have to ascribe to on a daily basis growing up," she says. "As much as I was experiencing colorism in Kenya, I wasn't aware that I belonged to a race called Black."

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She said she only realized she was Black when she moved to America, "because suddenly the term Black was being ascribed to me and it meant certain things that I was not accustomed to."

Lupita says she was once told she was "too dark" to appear on TV, and that she was not as pretty as her sister, who had lighter skin.

"I definitely grew up feeling uncomfortable with my skin color because I felt like the world around me awarded lighter skin," the Black Panther star explains.

As a result, she believes Americans favor lighter skin even among those who are Black.

"We still ascribe to these notions of Eurocentric standards of beauty, that then effect how we see ourselves among ourselves," she adds.

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Quality Control Records is celebrating the release of City Girls member J.T. from a Florida prison with a new track titled "First Day Out". The label dropped new music by the ex-convict beauty, pictured left, who was arrested for credit card fraud.

The 28-year-old rapper, who was born Jatavia Shakara Johnson, rushed into a studio to record her new single. She calls out her haters, issues threats to b*tches, and brags about getting bags.

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City Girls member Yung Miami, right, doesn't make an appearance on the track. She is currently pregnant with her second child and reportedly considering quitting the music biz after an attempt on her life at a Miami recording studio.
 

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Drake opened up about his unresolved daddy issues in a revealing post on his Instagram stories. The 32-year-old Canadian-born rapper was upset that his dad, retired musician Dennis Graham, exposed his lies in an interview with Nick Cannon.

Graham said Drake, who often raps about his absenteeism, tells lies about him to sell records.

"I had a conversation with Drake about that. I have always been with Drake. I talk to him if not every day, then every other day. We really got into a deep conversation about that. I said, 'Drake, why are you saying all of this different stuff about me? This is not cool.' He [said], 'Dad, it sells records.' Okay, well, cool."

Drake, an emotional Scorpio, was saddened and dismayed by his father's remarks.

"Woke up today so hurt man," Drake wrote in his IG Stories.

"My father will say anything to anyone that's willing to listen to him. It's sad when family gets like this but what can we really do that's the people we are stuck with… every bar I ever spit was the truth and the truth is hard for some people to accept."

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Drake's lyrics are inspired by his early life experiences. He was raised by his single mother, Sandi Graham, 59, in Toronto, and spent short summers with his father in Memphis, Tennessee.

In his rap lyrics, Drake claims his father wasn't around to instill manliness in him.

The lack of a male role model in his life is apparent in Drake's feminine tendencies and his inability to maintain stable relationships with women.

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Ladies man: Dennis Graham is pictured above with his girlfriend in Los Angeles earlier this year.

In 2017, Drake fathered a son with artist and former adult film star Sophie Brussaux, whom he had only met twice before she fell pregnant.

Drake rapped about his son on his album Scorpion:

    "Single father, I hate when I hear it
    I used to challenge my parents on every album
    Now I'm embarrassed to tell 'em I ended up as a co-parent
    Always promised the family unit
    I wanted it to be different because I been through it
    But this is the harsh truth now."

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Amanda Seales responded to the backlash after she complained about being thrown out of an Emmys afterparty. Seales is best known by the stage name Amanda Diva as a comedian, poet, rapper and member of the R&B duo Floetry alongside Marsha Ambrosius.

The Insecure actress was thrown out of the Black Hollywood Emmys afterparty when Issa Rae's publicist spotted her.

Seales took to Twitter.com to complain about her mistreatment. She was upset that no one in the room, including her fellow cast members, stepped up to defend her.

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Actor Sarunas Jackson, who plays Dro on Insecure, called Seales "a disrespectful-ass human being" who shouldn't "expect people to want to hang out with you. It's quite simple. Sit it out."

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But Seales wasn't ready to accept that she is responsible for her own misery.

"If I saw this happening to someone else, I would have been all up in that shit," she said.

"I guess what fascinates me is the excitement of people to be like, 'She must be a bitch! She's got to be a bitch! If everyone's saying she's a bitch then she must be a bitch!' I think that's fascinating to me because, because I don't know what value that has in their lives. I think that's what trips me out about it."

She concluded, "Some people like me. Some people don't. But I do not lie. Have a good day."
 

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Kanye West loved socialite Kim Kardashian before he even met her. The famed music producer says he had a "magnetic attraction" to Kim when the couple first met 10 years before they started dating.

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In a new episode of the docuseries E! True Hollywood Story, airing on Sunday, Oct. 13, Kanye recalled the early days of their romance. The 42-year-old rapper gushed about the strong chemical attraction he felt for his "loving" and "courageous" future wife.

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"Every time I was around her or I saw her, it was a magnetic attraction to this force of energy," West says in a clip from the segment. "She was good, pure, happy, loving, brave, courageous, strong."

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The animal attraction wasn't as strong for Kim. The 38-year-old Libra reveals that her path kept crossing the rapper's before she deemed him worthy of dating in 2012.

"We just always kept connecting and coming into each other's lives," she adds. "And, then he invited me to Paris to his fashion show and that's when it happened. That's when we started our relationship. "I was like, 'S--t! Why didn't this happen sooner?' It was just right."

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The couple tied the knot on May 24, 2014. They share four children - two by IVF and a surrogate. The brunette beauty recalls Kanye was initially discouraged from being associated with her.

"Everyone would tell him, 'You can't be with her. She's a reality star. She's gonna sink your career'," she recalls. "And, he was just like, 'But I love her. I don't care'."
 

 

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Tariq Nasheed is not pleased that Jemele Hill used her ESPN platform to trash Black men. He is also at odds with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke for saying Black men are predators.

So when the former ESPN anchor and #MeToo activist dissed Tariq in her podcast, Tariq went IN on Twitter and Instagram.

"Y'all wanna come at me saying there's a movement against Black men?" said Burke. "Let's talk about reality; you're repeating something that Tariq said."

In his response, Tariq pointed out that Burke confirmed her family is non-ADOS from the Caribbean.

"Tarana Burke was on Jemele Hill's podcast & finally admitted that she is non-Ados, and her parents are Caribbean. This explains all of her vitriol toward Foundational Black Americans. Tarana mentions me by name, & Jemele Hill takes a lil’ jab at me in this clip#IseeYou".

"Her Caribbean upbringing [a] has a lot to do with her view of men. Our cultural experiences are not the same," tweeted one user.

"And that's why Becky stole her movement," wrote another user.

Tariq didn't appreciate Burke dropping his name - and neither did his followers, who dug up an old tweet in which Burke disparaged Black men for their "predatory behavior."

"Why is it MY job to go after white men?" she tweeted.
 


 

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Friends are concerned about Will Smith's son, Jaden Smith, who went on a full vegan diet - which means no animal products that provides most of the body's protein.

Vegans subsist on a diet of vegetables, wholegrains, beans, legumes, and fresh fruit. They don't eat eggs, fish or dairy products.

Jaden recently took a food truck to Skid Row to feed the homeless. But insiders say he is unwittingly starving himself to death.

Fans noticed the 21-year-old, who was born under the Cancer zodiac sign, dropped about 40 pounds from his already small frame.

He looks thin and emaciated. But most worrisome is his teeth which are beginning to decay from the effects of his starvation diet. Jaden wears an expensive diamond grill over his teeth to conceal the damage.

When the body doesn't get enough nutrients, the teeth begin to decay, the bones soften from lack of calcium. The muscles atrophy (waste away) from the lack of energy which comes from consuming fast-digesting carbohydrates, like sugar. The patient stops urinating (kidney failure) and the skin turns yellow from jaundice (liver failure). Eventually the internal organs begin to shut down.

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Atlanta's glitterati are abuzz over the star-studded Tyler Perry Studio launch in Atlanta this weekend. Many of the VIPs who got dressed up thinking they would get all access were disappointed to learn they weren't that important.

Ryan Cameron, host of Majic 107.5/97.5 radio in Atlanta, posed above with singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter at the event.

The star-studded party was also attended by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Will Smith and Maxine Waters.

Several people who I spoke to said they declined to attend the event once they learned of the different levels of VIP access, separate VIP rooms, secret side door access, red carpet-only access, etc.

In other words, everyone is not equal in Tyler Perry's world.

One star who got elite VIP status and didn't bother walking the red carpet with the commoners was Beyonce, who snuck in through a side door with her aging rapper husband, JAY-Z.

The inside joke was Beyonce ate like a bird at the gala dinner because she's embarrassed by her FUPA (acronym for fat upper crotch Area).

Sharp-eyed members of Beyonce's BeyHive noted her FUPA was Photoshopped out of her Instagram photos taken at the gala.

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Another middle aged celebrity who isn't self-conscious about her FUPA is actress Halle Berry, who dressed in all black.

Beyonce admitted she cried at the launch of Perry's new movie studio, as she was overwhelmed by its significance for black entertainers.

The day after the bash, Beyonce revealed she cried at the event.

"Happy Sunday. Congratulations to Tyler Perry on the opening of his studios," The 39-year-old Lion King star wrote on Instagram. "I could feel our ancestors' presence. Surrounded by my heroes, I watched Denzel (Washington), Queen Oprah, Spike (Lee), Whoopi (Goldberg), Sir (Sidney) Poitier, Will, Halle , Dame Cicely (Tyson) and our angels John Singleton and Diahann Carroll honored.

"The Armand de Brignac (champagne) crashed against each soundstage as fireworks lit up the sky. Generations of blood, sweat and tears, success, excellence and brilliance.

"It makes me so proud, so full, I could not stop crying. Thank you my Virgo brother for so much love and passion put into every detail. My prayer today is that you will take it all in. You inspire me to dream even bigger."

Perry's studio has twelve soundstages, each named after an iconic Black actor, and is one of the biggest studios in the U.S.

Perry named one of the soundstages after pioneering actress Diahann Carroll, who recently passed away after a battle with cancer.

None of the soundstages was named after Beyonce.

Viola Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, Michael Ealy, Jill Scott, Ludacris, T.I., Usher, Sean Combs, and Ava DuVernay also attended the gala event.

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Rapper DaBaby may be a sweetheart to his mama, pictured with him at this weekend's BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, but his fans are afraid to approach him due to his bodyguards' reputation for extreme violence.

DaBaby ran into one of his voluptuous fans while out shopping and spending his hard earned cash at a mall in Atlanta. DaBaby was in town to perform at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, October 5.

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The single mom was so flustered when she saw her favorite rapper, that she hyperventilated and broke out in a cold sweat.

But she calmed down when DaBaby asked her for a hug and then complimented her vintage ride.

"I didn't want to get knocked out!" the woman said before hugging the rap star.

DaBaby's bodyguards have a reputation for violence and knocking out his overzealous fans, particularly the females.

DaBaby is a little thing, about 5-foot-6, so he needs all the protection he can get.

DaBaby made headlines this weekend when his new album Kirk kept the iconic Beatles album Abbey Road from returning to No. 1 for the classic album's 50th anniversary reissue.

The Beatles' Abbey Road debuted at No. 1 in the UK, but DaBaby's album Kirk kept Abbey Road from a historic chart double on the Billboard 200. Kirk dropped on Sept. 27 to rave reviews from music critics and 145,000 equivalent sales.

The North Carolina rapper is best known for his single "Suge" off his debut album, Baby On Baby (2019).

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DaBaby used a throwback photo that shows him as an infant sitting on his daddy's lap for the Kirk album cover.

The 27-year-old Capricorn, who was born Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, named his second studio album after his and his dad's surname.

"Kirk, my last name, it holds big weight. It's all about confidence, being a leader. It's going to be the title of my new album, too, by the way," he said in an interview last year.
 

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Officials from the University of Kansas apologized for rapper Snoop Dogg's offensive show as part of their annual Late Night evenings of skits, music and entertainment.

The 47-year-old rapper, who also goes by the stage name Snoop Lion, delivered a 35-minute set to celebrate the start of basketball practices at the school.

He and his voluptuous crew of pole dancers performed unedited versions of his hits including "Gin and Juice" and "Drop It Like It's Hot".

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As Snoop and the pole dancers performed, fake $100 bills featuring the rapper's face were fired over the heads of players and recruits, WENN.com reports.

It was all too much for some of the basketball team's fans and school alumni - some of who never heard of Snoop Dogg - and expected a clean, wholesome, family show.

The university's red-faced athletic director Jeff Long was forced to apologize profusely to the upset fans. Long insisted the institution of higher learning "expected a clean version of the show".

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"We made it clear to the entertainers' managers that we expected a clean version of the show and took additional steps to communicate to our fans, including moving the artist to the final act of the evening, to ensure that no basketball activities would be missed if anyone did not want to stay for his show," Long said in a statement.

He added: "I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting all the details of the performance and offer my personal apology to those who were offended. We strive to create a family atmosphere at Kansas and fell short of that this evening."

The Late Night event is a 35-year tradition, with rappers including Tech N9ne, Lil Yachty and 2 Chainz among the bold name rappers that have performed in recent years.

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Kelly Rowland and her husband/manager, Tim Weatherspoon have reportedly split after 5 years of marriage. The 38-year-old singer and original member of the Grammy award-winning group Destiny's Child is a single mother to her and Tim's 4-year-old son Titan Weatherspoon.

Kelly was in Atlanta on Saturday to attend Tyler Perry's star-studded gala for his new film studio.

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It was a reunion of sorts for Kelly, left, Beyonce (not pictured) and Michelle Williams, the current version of Destiny's Child. Beyonce sneaked into the party through a side door.

As usual, Kelly arrived to the party without Tim, who remained on the West Coast with his new girlfriend.

Which brings us to the reason behind the split.

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Friends say Tim grew tired of Kelly's jet-setting lifestyle. In 2011 she became a judge on the eighth season of The X Factor UK. The couple used up their frequent flyer miles jetting from the West Coast to the UK.

Then in 2017 she was named a coach on The Voice Australia. Which meant more time spent in the sky than on the ground.

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Friends say Tim cheated on Kelly "for years." They say she urged him to stay with her in Australia - but he always found an excuse to leave.

"It's like Wendy and Kevin all over again," whispered an insider. Wendy Williams, 55, filed for divorce from her cheating husband Kevin Hunter, 47, after he welcomed a baby girl with his longtime mistress in March.

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As you know, Sandrarose.com broke the story that Kelly was dating her manager, Tim, in 2011. They dated for years prior to making their relationship public.

Another insider told Sandrarose.com back then that Tim forced Kelly to fire her previous manager, choreographer DeVyne Stephens.

"Tim was co-managing Kelly with Devyne," my inside source said in 2011. "A lot of people may not know [Tim is her boyfriend] because he's more like an average Joe. He's not well-known. But she really loves him."

But Kelly soon grew wary of Tim's roving eye. She reportedly gave Tim an ultimatum in 2013: marry me or get to stepping!

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Then she fell pregnant with his baby, probably hoping he would settle down as a family man. The pregnancy was a well-guarded secret. My insider, who works at her record label, didn't even know she was pregnant.

Kelly previously dated NFL safety Roy Williams.
 

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Kanye West took his "Sunday Service" rolling gospel revival to Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday to preach to the unwashed masses ahead of the presidential election in 2020.

"Abraham Lincoln was the wig party, that's the Republican party that freed the slaves," he told the crowd of about 9,000 worshipers.

"People want to call me a coon because I chose my right - in America, we got the right, right? We got our own right to our opinions, right?

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"Somebody trying to tell me, because of my color, who I'm supposed to pick as the president. You Black so you can't like Trump," Kanye said, as the crowd booed.

Kanye continued, "I ain't never made a decision only based off my color! That's a form of slavery - mental slavery!"

West also slammed social media users, adding, "Do not read comments on the Internet. These people don't know you like that. Social media is designed to make you think slower... They want to slow you down and control you."

According to WENN.com, the controversial rap star also touched on American prison reform, adding, “There's one in three African-Americans in jail in this country."

But there was no mention of his long-awaited and oft-delayed Jesus Is King album, which was expected to drop on September 27.

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Actress and singer Diahann Carroll has died after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 4.

Carroll is best known for being the first Black actress to star in a non-servant role in a television series as a nurse in "Julia".

Julia Baker was a single mom whose husband died in the Vietnam war. The groundbreaking series ran from 1968 to 1971.

Critics said the TV series was not a realistic portrayal of Black women's experience in America in the 1960s and ‘70s. But Carroll dismissed the criticism,

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"They said it was a fantasy. All of this was untrue. Much about the character of Julia I took from my own life, my family," Carroll said in 1988.

Carroll earned an Oscar nomination for her role as a single mother who finds love in the 1974 film Claudine.

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Carroll is pictured with her Claudine co-star James Earl Jones in a promo still from the movie.

The critically acclaimed singer also earned a Tony Award for the musical "No Strings".

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She went on to play parts in films and TV - roles that were traditionally reserved for white actresses, such as ABC's hit drama "Dynasty".

"I like to think that I opened doors for [Black] women, although that wasn't my original intention," she said in 2002. She is pictured below with a young Angela Bassett at the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund 18th Anniversary Awards Gala in 2005.

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Born Carol Diann Johnson in New York City, she attended the High School for the Performing Arts. Her father was a subway conductor and her mother was a housewife and homemaker.

Carroll was romantically linked to Harry Belafonte, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Sidney Poitier and David Frost. She was married four times.

Carroll was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. She was "stunned" by the diagnosis because there was no family history of cancer and she lived a healthy lifestyle.

She once said, "We all look forward to the day that mastectomies, chemotherapy and radiation are considered barbaric."

Carroll leaves behind a daughter, Suzanne Kay Bamford (born 1960).

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Instagram model Celina Powell has accused R&B singer Trey Songz of rape. Her accusation was met with skepticism because Trey is rumored to bat for the other team, and Celina is rumored to be a male-to-female trans because of her masculine features.

In a podcast interview with NoJumper, Celina claims she was raped by the 34-year-old "Panty Droppa" singer who invited her to enjoy a sexual tryst with him. Celina said when she arrived, there were several other women in the room.

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She said she wasn't open to participating in an orgy so she tried to leave. But Trey allegedly held her down and forced himself on her.

Celina, 24, claims a rape kit administered at a local hospital recovered semen which can be linked to Trey through DNA.

Celina has a reputation as an industry mattress with the tags removed.

She has been linked to rappers such as Snoop Dogg, Offset, Fetty Wap, Waka Flocka Flame, Swae Lee and Fabulous, as well as NBA star Dwight Howard.

If you recall, Celina nearly destroyed Cardi B and Offset's marriage by claiming she had an affair with the promiscuous rapper and almost had his baby.

Cardi dumped Offset but later took him back after he begged and pleaded publicly for forgiveness.
 

 

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Wendy Williams and her ex Kevin Hunter have reached a financial agreement regarding his living arrangements. She must pay her cheating ex $250,000 to find another home, Page Six reports.

$250,000 won't buy much of a house in the wealthy enclaves of New York and New Jersey. But Hunter can use the cash as a down payment on a suitable place for himself and his baby mama Sharina Hudson.

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Page Six reports the former couple reached a financial agreement as part of their divorce proceedings, according to new court documents.

Williams must pay Hunter $250,000 so that he can "secure new living arrangements," in a city where a swanky apartment goes for $15,000 a month. Hunter was ordered to vacate their marital home in Livingston, New Jersey, which was put up for sale over the summer.

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Wendy, 55, filed for divorce from Hunter after she learned that he fathered a baby girl with Hudson.

It took years for Wendy to finally admit her husband was cheating on her. Even then she chose to stay with him as he maintained two separate households on her coin.

Wendy recently took a jab at Hudson, who she says is "miserable" now that Hunter's income has taken a hit.

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"Life is not what you think it is behind the scenes, trust me," Wendy said during Wednesday's Hot Topics segment. "Homegirl is miserable," said Wendy before imitating the woman rocking a crying baby. "That's what you get!"

Wendy wished Hunter well with his "new family" while insisting she couldn't get divorced from him quick enough.

"I want a divorce like yesterday, I want a divorce two months ago, three months ago. Whenever I found out, four months ago," she said.

Despite her newfound independence, Wendy apparently still has the hots for her ex and they remain friends.

"I want a divorce, and I want to be friends with Kevin. I mean, and not because we have a son but because that was real love. I still love him just not in that way."
 

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Rapper 2 Chainz nearly sent social media into a frenzy when he announced rapper Tekashi69 was released from jail and he bumped into him in New York City.

In a hilarious video, 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, informed his followers that he ran into Tekashi69 on the street on Wednesday.

"I got breaking news, the boy done got out," 2 Chainz says in the clip, which is captioned: "In NYC just ran into 69".

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"I just ran into him too and y'all ain't gonna put y'all motherf**king hands on him either!" the 42-year-old rapper added, before gesturing toward a giant inflatable rodent - a symbol of anti-union strikebreakers - on the back of a pickup truck.

Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, was arrested last November and later pleaded guilty to nine federal charges including racketeering, conspiracy, firearms offenses and drugs trafficking.

In accordance with a plea deal that could set him free as early as next year, Hernandez turned government witness and testified against his former Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang associates, ensuring he will be looking over his shoulders for the rest of his life.

His decision to name his fellow gang members sparked outrage among fellow rappers, including Snoop Dogg who labeled him a "snitch".

Tekashi is currently behind bars, as prosecutors fear for his safety. Jury deliberations in the trial began on Wednesday, WENN.com reports.
 

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The Pasco County Sheriff's Department was forced to admit their error after mislabelling actress Stacey Dash as "white" on their arrest report.

The 'Clueless' star pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor domestic battery charge, after she was arrested for allegedly slapping and scratching her husband, attorney Jeffrey Marty at their New Port Richey, Florida home on Sunday.

The actress was bonded out of jail by her husband on Monday morning, Sept. 30.

When filling out the arrest report, a deputy mistakenly labeled Dash - who has a Black father and Mexican mother - as "white" on the booking form.

The unfortunate error resulted in a fierce genetics debate on social media. Black Twitter users, who previously revoked Dash's Black card for being a Trump supporter, were now angry that Dash appeared to abandon the Black community.

As the debate raged on the blogs on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Pasco Sheriff's Department admitted the mistake, explaining:

"Stacey Dash was never asked her race by the arresting deputy, nor did she volunteer any information about her race. The arresting deputy assumed that she was Hispanic.

"However, the Pasco Sheriff's Office follows the Department of Justice Uniform Crime Reporting standards and, according to the DOJ reporting requirements the only allowable races are: Asian/Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Unknown, or White."

Hispanic and Mexican are not races. But the sheriff's representative added that reports do list a Hispanic option if a deputy fills out the booking form by hand. The option is not available on digital (online) copies, so her race will likely not be updated.

Deputies also mistook the star's middle name for her surname, incorrectly calling her Stacey Dash Lauretta. This led to speculation that the booking sheet was Photoshopped.

Dash has been given access to a public defender because she applied for indigent status and can't afford a lawyer.

Dash has fallen on hard times since she was fired as a political pundit on Fox News in 2017.

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Black Twitter is buzzing about Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend, Safaree Samuels, who dropped a baby off in Erica Mena, but left Nicki childless.

Safaree and Nicki were high school sweethearts. They dated for years before she rose to fame as one of the nation's top female rappers.

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He contributed to Nicki's career. He is even credited as co-executive producer on Nicki Minaj's album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

Safaree, 38, and Nicki, 36, broke up after 12 years. Now comes word that he is engaged to reality TV star Erica Mena and she is knocked up with his seed.

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Safaree is set to wed rapper Bow Wow's ex-fiancee, Erica, on October 7, after Safaree proposed to the reality TV star on Christmas Eve last year.

The pair revealed they are expecting their first child together a week before their big day.

"It’s a big deal, a very big deal, I didn't think I was capable of doing this," he said in a YouTube video. "I am excited, nervous, in shock, in disbelief."

Erica, 31, already has a son, King Conde, from a previous relationship. She didn't disclose how far along she is, but the couple revealed their baby is due in early 2020.

Erica appeared on the VH1 show Love & Hip Hop New York before moving on to Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. She was previously involved in a made-for-TV relationship with reality TV star Cyn Santana.

That sham relationship led to speculation that her relationship with Safaree is also fake.

Safaree began appearing on the reality show following his split from Nicki in 2014.

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Stacey Dash said she was Caucasian during the booking process following her arrest for domestic battery on her husband in Pasco County, Florida on Sunday.

Dash was arrested and charged after fighting with her husband, Jeffrey Marty, a 44-year-old attorney, and his 15-year-old daughter.

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Dash entered a written plea of not guilty. She was bonded out of jail by her husband on Monday, Sept. 30.

The 52-year-old actress, who is mixed race, correctly identified herself as Caucasian during the booking process.

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Dash, pictured with a friend on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, was raised in a white environment. She doesn't share in the Black experience and she has never claimed to be Black.

But Black Twitter has a problem with mixed race people who don't identify as Black.

One Twitter user wrote: "I trade Stacey Dash for Rachel Dolezal. This heifer is trash. #WhiteStacey".

Another user tweeted: "Stacey comes from a Bajan, Mexican, Black background. Now you understand why I am always skeptical about these people with dual allegiances trying to speak for Foundational Black Americans."

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The attitude of Black Twitter seems out of touch with reality at a time when mixed race people are embracing their individuality.

There is even a new show, Mixed-ish, a spinoff of Black-ish, starring Tracee Ellis Ross, who is mixed race.

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Beyonce and her sister Solange Knowles got tested for a mutated gene called a BRCA2 gene after their dad Mathew Knowles was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The former Destiny's Child manager revealed his frightening diagnosis in an interview with Good Morning America that aired on Wednesday, Oct. 2, the second day of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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In his chat with Michael Strahan, Mathew, 67, revealed that the first call he made when he learned of his health battle was to his famous daughters - because they are at high risk to be carriers of the same gene.

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"The first call was to my family, because this is genetics," said Mathew, pictured with daughter Solange. "It means that my kids have a higher chance, a higher risk (of getting cancer), even my grandkids have a higher risk, and they handled it like they should - they went and got the test," Mathew explained. He didn't reveal the results of the tests.

Everyone is born with BRCA genes that help to suppress cancerous tumors. But Mathew's gene has a mutation on it that led to his breast cancer diagnosis.

He added that after being told he had breast cancer, he was warned that he might be diagnosed with prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer or melanoma later on. He will continue to have regular mammograms and other examinations to ensure he is free from the disease.

Mathew is a father of at least seven children - five of his children were fathered outside of his marriage to Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles, who filed for divorce and is now happily married to retired actor Richard Lawson.

Mathew fathered two young children with current spouse Gena Avery whom he married in 2013. He also has a son, Nixon, with Alexsandra Wright and a daughter with TaQoya Branscomb. And there is widespread belief that he is the biological father of Destiny's Child original member Kelly Rowland.

Mathew told Strahan he had his breast removed to prevent the cancer from spreading to his lymph nodes.

"I'm doing really well. I had my surgery the last week of July and now I'm going through all the steps for recovery."

So far, Beyonce has not commented on her father's diagnosis.
 

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Stacey Dash has fallen on hard times since she was fired from Fox TV as a political analyst in 2017. With few acting gigs for middle aged actresses, Dash has burned through her savings and is financially dependent on her husband, Jeffrey Marty.

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On Sunday, the Clueless star was arrested for assaulting her breadwinner husband. She has filed for indigent status and is asking for a public defender to represent her in court.

According to TMZ, a Florida judge signed off on the request for a public defender after asking Dash to provide proof of her income.

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In audio of a 911 call to the Pasco County Sheriff, Dash said that her husband and his three minor children conspired to have her arrested.

The 52-year-old actress was charged with domestic battery for scratching and slapping Marty's face during an argument at their Pasco County condominium on Sunday.

Dash said she, Marty and his children - ages 15, 14 and 10 - were all arguing when she pushed his 15-year-old daughter. She accused Marty, who is a lawyer, of putting her in a chokehold.

She said he advised his three children to lie to the police about the incident.

Marty, 44, can be heard in the background yelling, "I can't believe you did this."

When police arrived on the scene, Dash was arrested and booked into the county jail. She has since been released on $500 bond.

Listen to the 911 audio below.
 

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Stacey Dash tried to impress a cop who showed up at her Florida condominium to arrest her following a domestic dispute with her husband, Jeffrey Marty, on Sunday night.

According to a police report, Dash, 52, slapped and scratched Marty's face during an argument that escalated out of control. But her manager said Dash was acting in self-defense after Marty choked her out.

The actress was arrested and charged with domestic battery. The Pasco County Sheriff's deputies wear body cams. So it wasn't long before cam footage of Dash's arrest surfaced online.

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After asking, "Am I being arrested?", Dash starts to cry while being escorted to a squad car. The arresting officer asked the Bronx native where she was born and what she did for a living.

Dash, who was clad in only a long t-shirt and a pair of panties, replied that she was an actress.

"Like TV or...?"

"Both. TV and film. I did a film called Clueless," Dash said. But the cop apparently never heard of it.

"I was a Fox News contributor," Dash added. To which the cop replied, "Oh, okay."

Dash is best known for her role as Dionne Marie Davenport in the 1995 comedy film Clueless, also starring Alicia Silverstone.

She is universally hated in the Black community for her staunch support of U.S. President Donald Trump.
 

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Lil Nas X used to pray that being homosexual was just a phase he was going through. The one-hit wonder came out as ghey during the peak of his brief career as a chart-topping country rap star.

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Nas X came out to fans in a tweet during Pride Month in June. And while he's now proud to be out, Nas told Gayle King in an interview on CBS' This Morning on Tuesday, that he wasn't always so secure in his sexuality.

Telling King he "knew" when he was growing up that he was homosexual, Nas said he tried to pray the ghey away: "Especially during my teenage years, I would just pray, pray and pray," he said. When King asked what he prayed for, he replied: "That it was a phase."

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The musician added that he's well aware his celebrity status gave him an advantage when it came to coming out.

"Me being in this position, it's easy for me," he said. "But some little boy 10 miles from here, it's not gonna be good for him."

Nas, who was raised by his single mother and grandmother, says he is hopeful that his coming out story will help other boys going through similar situations. He told King that there's "still a lot to be done."

"We still have a long way to go, because it's not like everybody is messing with me now. 'Cause of course somebody who's listening to me in school right now, it's like, 'You're gay, cause you're listening to him'. There's still a lot to be done, of course. But I do believe it's helping."

The 20-year-old Aries is best known for a remix of his country rap hit "Old Town Road" featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. "Old Town Road" made Billboard chart history for the most weeks at No. 1.

But now the appeal of being America's first bonafide country rap star is fading.

The Atlanta native, who was born Montero Lamar Hill, was forced to cancel 2 concerts this week due to poor ticket sales, and he announced he will take a break away from music after performing at the upcoming 94.9 Jingle Ball in San Francisco, which runs from Oct. 7 through Oct. 9.

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Adele Adkins fans say she is jumping from the frying pan into the fire by dating grime star Skepta so soon after filing for divorce from her baby's father.

Adele is reportedly dating the British grime star after her expected split from her inattentive husband Simon Konecki.

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The "Hello" singer, 31, is said to have been out on a number of dates with the musician - including for his 37th birthday last month. According to WENN.com, friends of the pair are "hoping and predicting" that they go on to become a "great couple".

A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Adele and Skepta have been there for each other a lot after both their relationships split up."

"They have a close bond and there's definitely a special connection," the insider continued. "They're spending more and more time together. Some of their friends are hoping and predicting they could end up being a great couple one day."

But her fans worry that Skepta is a promiscuous man with an untold number of lonely females left in his wake.

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This is the same Skepta who posed half naked on the cover of British GQ magazine with former supermodel Naomi Campbell last year, prompting rumors that they were dating. It was later reported that they broke up, most likely due to the 12-year difference in their ages.

Even though Adele's friends are hoping for a Love match, both Adele and the Shutdown star are said to be focusing on their children as their main priority.

The "Rolling in the Deep" star shares son Angelo with Simon, and Skepta - whose real name is Joseph Junior Adenuga, Jr. - became a father to daughter River last November.

The rumored couple have been pals for several years (though both were in relationships). The grime star told ES Magazine back in 2016: "Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check. She speaks to me about how things are going."

The pop singer, who was raised by a single mom, filed for divorce from Simon last month, with both parties seeking joint custody of Angelo, and agreeing to settle financial issues in "private mediation".

Simon is expected to walk away with half of Adele's net worth.

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R. Kelly's lawyers filed court papers begging for his release from prison after his health deteriorated behind bars.

The R&B singer/songwriter is reportedly suffering from a hiatal hernia and his physical condition is deteriorating.

A hiatal hernia is an opening in the diaphragm that allows the abdominal organs to protrude through the diaphragm into the chest. The condition can be fatal if not treated by a surgeon.

Every prison has medical staff and psychiatric staffs to treat patients. But a hiatal hernia can not be treated in jail.

Lawyers for the jailed singer have filed new documents in an effort to get their client the medical help he needs behind bars.

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In court documents, obtained by TMZ, the lawyers asked a judge to allow Kelly to be released on house arrest, where his physical condition would improve.

They also assured the judge that the "I Believe I Can Fly" singer will not intimidate witnesses if he is released and they insist he is not a flight risk, because he doesn't currently have access to his passport.

Kelly, 52, was arrested in Chicago earlier this year and charged with 18 new counts, including child sexual exploitation, child pornography production, kidnapping, forced labor, racketeering, and obstruction of justice.

He is also wanted on similar charges in New York and Minnesota.

In August, a Minnesota prosecutor charged Kelly with soliciting a minor and prostitution.

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After decades of chasing skirts, rapper Too Short has settled down and become a father for the first time at the age of 53. It's hard to believe the horn dog rapper, who had a plethora of groupies with children over the years, never fathered a child of his own.

Sources close to the "I'm a Player" rapper tell TMZ.com that his girlfriend, Sue Ivey, gave birth to a daughter, Yanni in December, but he kept the news under wraps until now.

Fans will get to see plenty of baby Yanni in the future, as TMZ reports that Too Short has been shooting a documentary with Ray J and his manager, David Weintraub, for over a year now.

The documentary focuses on how the rapper, Ray J and Weintraub raise their little girls in Hollywood.

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Too Short is pictured at a birthday party for Weintraub's little girl, Stevie, who turned 2 last year.

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