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Brian McKnight (left) gave a special live remote performance as part of the "Keith Sweat Presents the iHeartRadio R&B Live Concert series."

The event was live-streamed from Keith Sweat's immaculate home near Atlanta on Friday night.

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Mr. Sweat was a gracious host. Face masks were optional for asymptomatic guests.

McKnight's concert was live-streamed on Sweat's Premiere Networks syndicated national radio show "The Sweat Hotel" and on the show's iHeartRadio Channel, and KSweatLive.com.

Sweat, iHeartRadio, Teddy Riley, and Omnis joined forces for "Keith Sweat Presents the iHeartRadio R&B Live Concert Series" in recognition of Black History Music Month and Black Lives Matter.

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Rapper Pleasure P stopped by to hang out with his friend Keith Sweat, and to watch Brian McKnight perform his hits.

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Monitors were set up in the basement for guests to watch McKnight perform live upstairs in Sweat's home.

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The local media was invited out to interview Mr. McKnight following his performance.

Since debuting in May, Sweat's concert series hosted performances by 112, Pretty Ricky, Bobby V, Lloyd, Next, Silk, Carl Thomas, Dave Holister, Case, Tank, Raheem DeVaughn, and Musiq Soulchild.

Watch Brian McKnight performing live on "Keith Sweat Presents the iHeartRadio R&B Live Concert series" below.
 

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Mega producer Dr. Dre is back on the market. Dre's wife, Nicole Young, has filed for divorce, TMZ reports.

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Nicole filed divorce papers on Monday to end her marriage after 24 years. She is expected to walk away with a bundle as Dr. Dre is worth close to a billion dollars.

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Nicole, who shares 2 adult children with Dre, cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce paperwork. The couple married on May 25, 1996 and there is no prenup.

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This is the 2nd divorce for Nicole, who was previously married to former NBA player Sedale Threatt.

Dre has a total of 6 children, including a son named Marcel with singer Michel'le. He fathered his first child when he was 16 years old.

Dr. Dre's net worth is estimated to be around $800 million after he sold his Beats by Dre audio products to Apple Inc. for $3 billion in cash in 2014.

Dr. Dre, real name Andre Young, was a majority shareholder in the company alongside Jimmy Iovine.

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Chrissy Teigen shared a photo of herself posed in a disposable paper medical gown as she urged her female fans to keep up to date with their Pap smear tests in an Instagram post on Sunday.

The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model took to the social media site directly from the examination room, wearing nothing but the paper towel gown and a protective face mask, as she prepared to undergo a Pap smear procedure.

"Don't forget to keep up with your paps and have your boobs touched even though the world is ending," wrote Chrissy, who recently had her breast implants removed and replaced.

A Papanicolaou test is used to check for cervical cancer, while annual healthy woman check-ups include a breast exam to check for signs of breast cancer.

Chrissy recently underwent surgery to reverse a boob job she had done at the age of 20, after experiencing discomfort.

"You have babies and they fill up with milk and deflate and now I am screwed," she explained. "I want them out now. If I could do one thing, it would be to have a lift. I think you're supposed to replace them (implants) every 10 years.

"But when you have kids you think about (the risks of) surgery and I think, 'This is not the way I want to die, in boob surgery'," Chrissy added.

The star shares 4-year-old daughter, Luna, and 2-year-old son, Miles, with husband John Legend.
 


 

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The 2020 BET Awards featured several mentions of the recent Black Lives Matter protests, sparked by George Floyd's death, including rapper DaBaby's performance in which he is pinned to the ground by a police officer's knee on his neck - a reference to the killing of Floyd, 46, in Minneapolis, Minnesota last month.
 

 

Rapper Lil Wayne closed out the 2020 BET Awards by saluting the memory of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who died alongside his teenage daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash in January.

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In the awards ceremony's In Memoriam segment, Weezy performed his 2009 song "Kobe Bryant" as footage from the basketball icon's career flashed on the screen.

Lil Wayne previously honored the sportsman on his album Funeral earlier this year - one track, "Bing James," included 24 seconds of silence - a nod to Bryant's Los Angeles Lakers number 24.

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Host Amanda Seales paid tribute to the late Rock-n-Roll singer Little Richard. She made references to Breonna Taylor, the emergency medical technician who was killed when police officers raided her apartment during a wrong house no-knock warrant.

Seales also poked fun at all the well-meaning and opportunistic white folk who passionately support the Black Lives Matter movement.

"I must admit, this BET Awards is a little different," Seales said. "The main thing is it's virtual. We're getting real in touch with being real inside. Because outside is on one. It's got COVID and cops... It's like we hated on 2019 so much, it called its brother, 2020, to come through and provide a collective Molly whop. And that's precisely why we had to do the awards, because we deserve a break.

"And when I say 'we', I mean all us black folks watching the kneeling... the 'I take responsibility' vids, and saying to ourselves, 'Wow, Y'all goofy...!' America is acting brand new about racism, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was doing all the speeches for album interludes...

"We been out here in these streets marching, and this new eruption of consciousness has been beautiful. But keep it real though, some of y'all was only at the protest because the club is closed."

The full list of BET Awards winners

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist - Lizzo

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist - Chris Brown

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist - Megan Tee Stallion

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist - Da Baby

Best New Artist - Roddy Ricch

Best Group - Migos

Best Collaboration - No Guidance by Chris Brown feat. Drake

Video of the Year - Higher by DJ Khaled feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend

Video Director of the year - Teyana 'Spike Lee' Taylor

Album of the Year - Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial by Roddy Ricch

Best Gospel/Inspirational Award - Just For Me by Kirk Franklin

BET Her Award - Brown Skin Girl by Beyonce feat. Blue Ivy Carter, Wizkid & Saint Jhn

Viewers' Choice Award - Hot Girl Summer by Megan Thee Stallion & Nicki Minaj

Best International Act - Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Best New International Act - Sha Sha (Zimbabwe)

Best Movie - Queen & Slim

Youngstars Award - Marsai Martin

Best Actor - Michael B. Jordan

Best Actress - Issa Rae

Humanitarian Award - Beyonce

Sportswoman of the Year - Simone Biles

Sportsman of the Year - LeBron James
 

 

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Megan Thee Stallion wowed fans on Sunday night as she pulled out all the stops for her performances during the virtual BET Awards.

The buxom 25-year-old rapper took inspiration from the Mad Max films for her incredible 4-minute video, in which she performed renditions of her hits "Girls In The Hood" and "Savage."

Dressed in a leather bralet and matching bottoms, with knee-high boots and a spiked bolero, the curvaceous star made an impressive entrance on a quad bike as she was joined by similarly clad dancers for the desert dance-off.

After concluding "Girls In The Hood", Megan and her bodacious crew jumped on their quad bikes to travel to their second destination - a stage set up from scaffolding in the middle of the desert.

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From there, Megan ditched her cover-up as she twerked, jiggled and danced her way through the eye-popping choreography, before the video concluded with the voluptuous rapper riding through the landscape on a spiky throne being driven by a masked man.

"Thank you BET," a thrilled Megan smiled as she finished her performance, which had been viewed more than 300,500 times on BET's YouTube page as WENN went to press.

Megan had another reason to celebrate on Sunday night, as she also took home the trophy for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.

The award is the latest sign that Megan's fame is still on the rise. But despite her growing success, the young star won't stop her studies at Texas Southern University - where she's working on a bachelor's degree - as a tribute to her mom Holly Thomas, who died in March 2019 after battling brain cancer.

"I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud," Megan told People magazine. "My grandmother that's still alive used to be a teacher, so she's on my butt about finishing school. I'm doing it for me, but I'm also doing it for the women in my family who made me who I am today."
 

 

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Kanye West confirmed a new follow-up to his critically acclaimed album "Jesus is King" with Dr. Dre is coming soon.

The news came in the form of a tweet in which Kanye announced his 10-year partnership with GAP clothing.

Kanye listed all the projects he has upcoming, including the GAP deal, a highly anticipated sequel to Ye's 2019 album, Jesus Is King, in collaboration with super producer Dr. Dre, and an animated cartoon series.

Kanye also confirmed his film Jesus Is King, released in IMAX theaters last October, will be released on Apple Music soon.

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If that's not enough, Kanye also has an animated Kids See Ghosts series with rapper Kid Cudi, who shared a teaser trailer for the series, directed by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

Additionally, Kanye teamed up with cinematographer Arthur Jafa for the music video for a song titled "Wash Us in the Blood."

 

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Chrissy Teigen underwent surgery to replace her old breast implants. The 34-year-old unveiled her new boobs in an Instagram Story on Thursday.

"I feel good, so don't worry about me. And here's my new boob. Yay!" She said, pulling her top down and cupping a breast to give fans different angles of the post-op results.

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The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model initially announced she was going under the knife to remove her implants that were 20+ years old. She didn't say she was having the implants replaced with new ones.

"So I posted myself getting a covid test on the Twitter, as I'm getting surgery soon," Teigen wrote. "A lot of people are understandably curious (and nosey!) so I'll just say it here: I'm getting my boobs out! They’ve been great to me for many years but I'm just over it.

"I'd like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort! No biggie! So don't worry about me! All good. I'll still have boobs, they'll just be pure fat. Which is all a tit is in the first place. A dumb, miraculous bag of fat."

Saline implants tend to rupture and leak after 10 years. Therefore the manufacturer's warranty only covers saline implants up to 10 years.

Silicone gel implants won't leak or deflate. They may last a lifetime if taken care of properly.
 

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un•clock•a•ble (uhn-klok-uh-buhl) adjective
1. A complimentary word used to describe a MtF (male-to-female trans) individual whose feminine appearance is convincing.

This post is a throwback from 2009. I found this email while searching my archives for another email I received (with receipts) years ago.

The email was from a concerned reader who wanted you to know that a well-known Atlanta rapper who allegedly tested HIV-positive, was allegedly engaging in raw sex with unsuspecting women.

She knows all about him and his HIV status because she was one of his victims (allegedly).

Your auntie chose not to post the email at the time for legal reasons and the HIPAA Act. But I've thought about this rapper over the years, and how many women he may have infected with the virus.

Anyway, while searching my archives for that email, I found an email initially sent in 2009. I declined to post it because, who would have believed the incredibly macho actor Malik Yoba was into male-to-female transgenders?

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I redacted the names of other celebrities who dip their toes into the man pond - even though they are with women now and all three have children.

One is an A-list actor, one is a C-list rapper (who thinks he's A-list), and the third is an A-list comedian.

The last sentence in the email was on point. The HIV rate has soared over the last decade, thanks in part to down-low celebrities who infected unsuspecting Black women.

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Because some of you scan my posts and miss the important points: the following email is NOT about the HIV-positive Atlanta rapper.

The email is published as it was received in 2009.

Hey Sandra,
SO I got some teas on Nadia [name redacted]'s ex jump off haha so apparently she is dating or messing around with actor Malik Yoba (NY Undercover) and I hear his people are extra tight about this getting out so much so they have gone through great lengths to try and cover all this up but get this I hear Nadia is very upfront with all the guys about herself because she is not trying to get killed. So all these guys shes been with know about her peen that means [name redacted], [name redacted], [name redacted] all knew. SMH I'm just not surprised anymore lmao I also attached some new pics of Nadia she is giving these boys FEVAHH and turning that mac counter owottt at the same time I am not mad! lol.

p.s. I never would have guessed people would have such a sick obsession to these trannies maybe this is why the aids/hiv rate is so high.

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Lil Wayne's voluptuous girlfriend Denise Bidot clapped back at an Instagram follower who blamed her for breaking up his engagement to an ex-girlfriend.

The promiscuous rapper has had multiple opportunities to put a ring on it over the years. But an Instagram follower seems to think he almost led his ex-girlfriend, La'Tecia Thomas, to the altar -- until the curvaceous Denise stepped in and broke them up.

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The 34-year-old plus-size model took offense to her IG follower blaming her for breaking up the wiry rapper's engagement.

On Wednesday, the shapely model shared some photos of herself on Instagram to inspire and embolden other buxom beauties to be proud of their size.

She captioned one image: "VIBES."

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In a comment under that image, one follower noted that La'Tecia (pictured with Wayne in February) is also plus-size: "Denise how u gonna play another plus size sister like that? Is lil Wayne really worth it? Insane."

Denise quickly replied: "Don't know her. Do you go into your relationship worried about someone's ex? Sorry girl no need to try and shame me, I'm happy."

Other followers defended Denise, urging her to ignore Instagram's many trolls.

Hopefully, Denise will be the one to tame the promiscuous rapper and take that walk to the altar. At the very least she should get pregnant and secure that bag for the next 18 years.
 

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Rapper DaBaby and his girlfriend DaniLeigh went out to a seafood restaurant in Beverly Hills to celebrate his studio album, Blame It On Baby, earning a gold plaque.

The lovebirds were seen leaving the restaurant after months of dating rumors. DaniLeigh walked with her hand around DaBaby's muscular arm as they made their way to their car.

The rapper dressed casually in a green t-shirt, Nike gear and one apple AirPod in his ear.

Always a gentleman, DaBaby opened the car door for DaniLeigh. The 25-year-old Sagittarius is best known for her debut single "D.O.S.E." (2015).

DaBaby is enjoying the success of his single "Rockstar", featuring Roddy Ricch, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

It was knocked out of the #1 spot this week by troubled rapper 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj's hit "Trollz."
 

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Rapper Boosie Badazz had some choice words for Black people who were queued in line outside a Gucci store.

In a livestream video, Boosie yelled, "Gucci don't like Black people. I don't know why y'all in that line!"

Walking swiftly away, Boosie continued, "Y'all stupid as a f***. Gucci don't like black people. Y'all still in the line. Y'all stupid as a MF. Y'all stupid as a MF. All y'all."

Boosie, Tip "T.I." Harris, and other rappers called on Black people to boycott the French luxury retailer for selling what they believed was a "racist sweater."

The black balaclava sweater, which retailed for $890, appeared to mimic blackface.

Gucci removed the sweater from stores and issued an apology in 2019.
 

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Jameela Jamil wishes her followers would stop pestering her about Kim Kardashian's body image issues.

Jameela urged fans to stop encouraging her to "scream" at Kim Kardashian, and simply unfollow the buxom reality star if they don't like her tiny waist posts.

The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star hit headlines earlier this week when she shared a snap of herself showing off her impossibly tiny waist in a corset.
 

Many fans contacted "The Good Place" actress Jameela, who has gained something of a reputation for speaking out on social media posts with damaging body image content.

Fans begged Jameela to weigh in on the situation, but the 34-year-old actress instead told her followers that they have the power to make their own decisions about posts like Kim's.

"I've received over 1000 DMs asking me to address this," Jameela wrote on Instagram.

"Kim, like many of us, has had decades of body image issues and obsession. This has been HEAVILY perpetuated by how much the media scrutinised [sic] her and her sisters over their appearances. She isn't actively trying to harm you. She’s just so harmed and deluded into thinking this is what SHE needs to look like to be special and beautiful and she's spilling it out onto her following. Is this wrong? YES. But I'm not sure she realizes that she's doing to others what her idols did to her, in making her think a tiny waist is the key to femininity and sex appeal."

Jameela said she's happy that her fans are aware that Kim has serious body image disturbance issues. "...it shows my work is done," Jameela said.

Concluding her post, Jameela stated:

"So there's no point in screaming at her. The smart thing to do is to protect YOURSELF. YOU have the power. YOU control every Market. YOU choose what and who is trendy. Unfollow the people who tell you things that hurt your self esteem. Don't let the debris of their damage spill out onto you. Unfollow people/brands that don't make you feel powerful and happy and grateful for what you have. You're the boss and none of them are s**t without you."

It's not the first time Jameela took aim at Kim and her equally damaged sisters. She previously slammed Kim's younger sibling Khloe for promoting diet supplements on her social media pages.
 

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Sherri Shepherd wasn't asked to return to "Friends" after she joked about the cast's lack of diversity (read: Black people).

According to Sherri's best friend, blogger Jawn Murray, Sherri, 53, got herself blacklisted when she sent a postcard to the show's co-creator which wasn't well-received.

The former "The View" co-host sent a postcard to the show's co-creator Marta Kauffman with a joke about the show's lack of diversity.

"Sherri was one of the few black faces that was on 'Friends,'" Murray told ABC News' Linsey Davis.

"Her, Aisha Tyler and Gabrielle Union. And Sherri was on 'Friends' at a time that you sent out postcards to let people know, 'Hey, I'm going to be on TV.'"

The postcard, which Sherri sent to her friends, contained a photo of Sherri with the message, "'Friends' get a little color."

"Well, [Sherri] also sent that postcard to Marta, and she got the postcard and [Sherri] was never asked back on the show," said Murray.

Page Six reached out to Kauffman for a reaction to Murray's comments, but she didn't respond.

She did admit to not doing enough to champion diversity on the show at the virtual ATX Television Festival earlier this month.

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Jenny Slate trended on social media this week after she announced she would no longer voice the character of Missy Foreman-Greenwald, a mixed-race girl on Netflix's animated comedy "Big Mouth."

Slate, 38, voiced Missy since the show first aired on Netflix in 2017. But the current state of racial tension in America caused Slate to rethink her role.

She announced she was quitting the show in an open letter on Instagram post on Wednesday:

"At the start of the show, I reasoned with myself that it was permissible for me to play 'Missy' because her mom is Jewish and White — as am I. But 'Missy' is also Black, and Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people."

In the open letter, Slate, who is Caucasian, said after some self-reflecting she realized her decision to accept the role of a mixed-race girl was "flawed" and "an example of white privilege."

She said continuing to voice the character was "engaging in an act of erasure of Black people."

Slate acknowledged that, while she "can't change the past," it was her duty to engage in "meaningful anti-racist action."

Slate concluded her open letter by vowing to be more "thoughtful about the messages in my work" and apologized to those she had hurt. am so very sorry. Black voices must be heard. Black Lives Matter," she added.

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Pregnant celebrities Ciara Wilson (left) and Teyana Taylor showed off their growing baby bumps in photos on their Instagram pages.

Teyana posed in a photo with her husband Iman Shumpert and their daughter, Iman Shumpert, Jr.

Ciara is an aspiring photographer who arranges her own photo shoots and takes the photos herself by using a timer on her camera.

Comedian Kevin Hart's pregnant wife Eniko Hart also shared photos of her baby bump on social media.

The couple is expecting their second child, a girl. The glowing homemaker captioned her photos: "Rise & Shine
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#fableticsambassador."