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Lizzo has accused popular video-sharing site TikTok of removing video clips of her wearing skimpy bathing suits that barely cover her ample curves.

The 31-year-old singer took to the app on Wednesday to share a new video of herself lip-syncing along to a song which repeatedly features the words "I know".

The clip was accompanied by text which read: "TikTok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suits but allows other videos with girls in bathing suits. I wonder why?"

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Implying the videos were being snatched down because of her morbid obesity, Lizzo added: "TikTok... we need to talk" and concluded her post with a single angry-looking emoji.

TikTok has yet to respond to the "Truth Hurts" singer's allegations.

TikTok is a video-sharing app that is wildly popular with children, adolescents and teenagers. Adults have flocked to the app since that's where children are.

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It's not the first time Lizzo has faced criticism of her weight.

Fitness expert Jillian Michaels was accused of body-shaming the star last year. The trainer admitted she was unsure why people were "celebrating her body", adding: "I love her music. My kid loves her music. But there's never a moment where I'm like, 'And I'm so glad that she's overweight.'"

Update: TikTok restored Lizzo's swimsuit videos after intense pressure from the star and her social media followers.

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Katy Perry is pregnant with her first child at age 35. The "It Takes 2" singer announced the happy news that she and fiancé Orlando Bloom are expecting a baby together in her "Never Worn White" music video, which she dropped on Wednesday night. At the end of the video, the camera panned away and showed Katy cradling her growing bump.

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In an Instagram Live after the video's release, Katy told fans that the baby is due this summer.

"There's a lot that will be happening this summer," she grinned. "Not only will I be giving birth, literally, but also figuratively to something you guys have been waiting for. So let's just call it a double whammy. It's a two-for.

Katy added that she's been struggling with pregnancy cravings, and carries a bottle of hot sauce around with her wherever she goes. She also admitted she's been eating "the same burrito for weeks on end."

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Katy and Orlando plan a June wedding. According to the New York Post's Page Six gossip column, the pair hopes to exchange vows in Japan - a country they both love. However, their dream may not be able to become reality due to the coronavirus spread halting airline travel to Asia.

After announcing her pregnancy, Katy took to Twitter to tell her fans she was "so glad" she didn't have to "suck in" her bump any more, adding: "or carry around a big purse lol."

Women who fall pregnant after age 34 are at increased risk for complications. A high-risk pregnancy is one that threatens the health or life of the mother and her unborn baby. It often requires specialized care.

More women are opting to freeze their eggs while still in their 20s if they plan to pursue a career before starting a family.

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While the baby will be the first for Katy, Orlando, 43, is already father to nine-year-old son Flynn with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.

The couple's pregnancy news comes after they celebrated the one-year anniversary of their engagement on Valentine's Day last month.

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NeNe Leakes blames Wendy Williams' estranged husband Kevin Hunter for sabotaging her talk show.

NeNe and Wendy have been tight as a hand in glove for the past few months. But NeNe believes Wendy's ex prevented her from landing her own talk show that might compete with Wendy's show.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is concerned about her immediate future amid rumors that Bravo TV bosses are trying to cut her loose.

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At 52, the former stripper knows she is not the ratings draw she once was. She reportedly retained celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom to file an undisclosed lawsuit.

During NeNe's visit to The Breakfast Club, co-host Charlamagne the God asked NeNe about rumors that she was in talks to host her own talk show similar to her friend Wendy's popular show.

When asked if Wendy or Kevin blocked the show, NeNe replied, "I think it was her husband."

She added Kevin was "never nice" to her and he didn't want her around. She also revealed she didn't bring up her suspicions with her bestie, Wendy.

It seems NeNe doesn't want to believe Wendy also had a hand in her talk show's demise.

Watch the interview below.
 

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Nicki Minaj's overly protective husband Kenny Petty was arrested by U.S. Marshals on an indictment for failing to register as a sex offender, TMZ has learned.

Petty was in federal custody Wednesday after he turned himself into the Marshals.

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According to court documents, he will be held until he faces a judge later today. Petty's troubles began after he got pulled over in Beverly Hills in November.

Cautious Beverly Hills PD ran a background check on the Black man driving an expensive vehicle, and determined Petty was a registered sex offender in New York state but had not registered in the state of California as required.

He was arrested and released on a $20,000 bond in November.

Petty's rap sheet includes a 1995 conviction for first-degree attempted rape. He served almost 4 years in NY state prison for the crime and was required to register as a sex offender. If convicted on the federal charge for failure to register, Kenneth, 37, faces up to 10 years in prison.

Nicki, 37, apologized after Petty shoved a Trinidadian singer who got too close to Nicki during Carnival in her native Trinidad and Tobago last month.

"Allyuh like sh-t eh? I go cus all yuh real fkn stink yuh know? [Kenneth] don't understand about our culture. I apologize on his behalf. He's always in security mode. All love. Love my country to death. Love my [people] to death. Period. … I should've told him it's a very comfortable family atmosphere. He's never been to a carnival in his life. Not even in Brooklyn, babe."

 

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Social justice activist Kim Kardashian-West visited with President Trump the same day his fellow billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his campaign to oust Trump from the White House.

Bloomberg, 78, announced he was dropping out of the 2020 presidential race on Wednesday, the day after losing the Super Tuesday primaries.

Kardashian attended a meeting with Trump to thank him for commuting three more female inmate's prison sentences. Trump is an advocate for criminal justice reform. He has fulfilled his promise to pardon those who are unfairly sentenced to long prison terms.

Kardashian, who was a proud Hillary Clinton supporter, took to social media on Wednesday to introduce her followers to the three former inmates as they headed to the White House with her.

"White House here we come," she tweeted.

"Today Alice, Crystal, Judith, Tynice and I, along with the @cut_50 team will be at the White House bringing light to these women and discuss more change that our justice system desperately needs!"

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Megan Thee Stallion won a minor victory in court on Monday when a Texas judge granted a restraining order against her record label and its CEO, Carl Crawford, preventing him from blocking new music she plans to drop on Friday.

But Crawford is fighting back, and his 1501 Certified Entertainment wants an emergency court hearing on the matter.

According to TMZ, Crawford, 38, just filed a motion to dissolve the temporary restraining order. The label says she had no right to take them to court in the first place. He says he still has an ironclad contract in place that she signed. The judge must have been swayed by her heavenly body.

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In a tearful video on her Instagram stories on Sunday, Megan complained the contract was one-sided and unfair when she signed it as a naive 20-year-old.

But Crawford hit back, telling Billboard magazine that Megan is a fraud and a liar. He said she was not the innocent 20-year-old signing her first record deal.

He insists she was 23 when she signed, which makes her 28 now, not 25 as she claims.

"You wasn't 20, you were 23 years old. You was a grown up. You're just a liar," Crawford said.

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According to the court docs, obtained by TMZ, Crawford (pictured with ex-fiancee Evelyn Lozada) says Megan's contract is ironclad and he stipulates all disputes between her and the label must be handled in arbitration.

He also claims Megan is guilty of booking several gigs for $100,000 per gig without paying him his cut. And he is further annoyed that she plans to release new music on March 6 -- a violation of her contract.

In court docs, 1501 Certified says she can't drop new music without the label's approval, it's in her contract. Even if she wants out of the contract, it remains in place for now, and Crawford says he's exercising his contractual right to control distribution of her music.

He's demanding a hearing today in Harris County, Texas, so a judge can hear the label's side of the story before the music comes out on Friday.

Isaac Hayes' son, Isaac Hayes III, doubts Megan has the clout to prevail in her battle against her record label.

Issac also took a subtle dig at Jay-Z, who has a reputation for riding an artist's bandwagon when they're hot and popping.

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Blac Chyna suggests that her ex Rob Kardashian may suffer from a social anxiety disorder. The former reality TV personality claims her baby daddy hasn't left the house in months.

The 31-year-old single mom is concerned about Kardashian's mental state amid their ongoing custody dispute over daughter Dream.

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In legal documents obtained by Us Weekly, Chyna questioned Kardashian's ability to care for their 3-year-old daughter, due to his inability to leave his home.

"Respondent tells me all of the time that he is depressed, and has on occasion mentioned that he felt like killing himself," she said, in an affidavit filed on February 18 in response to Kardashian’s request for primary custody of Dream.

"Respondent has trouble leaving the house," Chyna said. "All of the places he says Dream goes during his custodial time, Dream is going there with a nanny or family member because respondent is too afraid to leave the house."

Kardashian's request for primary custody was denied by a judge, probably due to Chyna's allegations that he is a fearful recluse.

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However, in an affidavit filed on February 24, Rob, 32, hit back at the allegations, saying "I deny that I have an issue with depression or leaving the house."

He said negative social media comments about his portly appearance had an impact on him emotionally.

"My family and I are public figures. There was a time when any paparazzi photo of me immediately led to very incessant negative remarks about my appearance. So yes, for a period of time, I did not want to subject myself to that; I am not sure why anyone would."

The feuding former lovers split for good in 2017 after a year of dating.

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Former Major League Baseball star Carl Crawford is speaking out about his bitter contract dispute with rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

In an exclusive interview with Billboard magazine, Crawford said he hasn't spoken with his artist since August, and she owes him $2 million for his cut of her touring and merchandise proceeds.

Megan took to her Instagram stories on Sunday to tearfully vent about the unfair 360 contract she signed with Crawford's 1501 Certified Entertainment label.

"Nothing is true that she said. Me being greedy and taking money from her, that's crazy," Crawford tells Billboard. "I never tried to take nothing from her. The only thing we ever did was give, give, give.

"She's getting $100,000 a show and she don't want to pay up. That's what the issue was about. She signed with Roc Nation in August and decided she didn't wanna pay me no more."

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The up-and-coming rapper scored a viral hit "Hot Girl Summer" last year when she teamed up with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

But despite the success of her record, she claimed that her label wouldn't allow her to drop any new music after she asked to renegotiate her contract for more money.

Megan won a legal victory in court on Monday when a Texas judge granted a restraining order against 1501 and its CEO, Crawford, preventing him from blocking the new music she plans to drop on Friday.

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The former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder confessed he doesn't know the ins and outs of a recording contract. He trusted his business associate, T. Farris, and Megan's late mother, Holly Thomas, to write the contract for Megan.

"You mean to tell me, you, your mama and your lawyer didn't read over that stuff every time? Stop lying," he said.

"Her mom did the contract. I'm new to this business. I let this guy T. Farris run my whole business, because I knew absolutely nothing about it. Zero.

Crawford accused Megan of lying about her age (a common tactic in the music business). He said she was 23 when she signed with his label, which would make her 28 now, not 25 as she claims.

"You wasn't 20, you were 23 years old. You was a grown up. You're just a liar," Crawford said.

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Crawford disputed Megan's claim that she only received $10,000 up front when she signed her contract. Or that she only received $15,000 for a billion music streams.

He said Megan signed a second deal with 300 Entertainment and he received a check for $200,000, out of which he paid Megan $50,000.

"How she been paid $15,000? As soon as we signed to 300 [Entertainment], I wrote her a check for $50,000, and it's signed with her name on the check. We can show you the proof... I got all my receipts."

He said Megan and Farris signed a management deal with Jay-Z and Roc Nation, then sent goons to his office in Houston, Texas to intimidate him.

Crawford said he gave Megan a 60/40 deal that guarantees her 40% of her royalties. "What contract gives you parts of their masters and 40% royalties and that kind of stuff? Ask Jay-Z to pull one of his artists' first contracts, and let's compare it to what Megan got... I guarantee they won't ever show you that.

"They're holding the money, and they haven't paid me since August. She done over 15 shows. Y'all do the math. She gets $100,000 a show. She owe me, and I haven't recouped almost $2 million that we spent on her, building her up so that Roc Nation would wanna come."

He said Megan, Jay-Z and Roc Nation are taking food out of his children’s mouths.

"Where was Roc Nation at when we was grinding and riding around on them backstreets? Roc Nation's nowhere to be found. Soon as we spent our money, blow it up, now all of a sudden, these strangers and people you just met -- they introduce you to Beyonce and now we the devil?

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Crawford, 38, was once engaged to reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada, who gave birth to his son, Carl Leo Crawford, Jr, 6.

After Crawford was cut by the Dodgers in June 2016, he reportedly went into playboy mode, flying women out to his West Coast home and cheating shamelessly in front of the elder Lozada, 44.

The couple called off their engagement in August 2017 after dating for 4 years.

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Future Hendrix drew scorn on Black Twitter when he posted an image of Instagram model girlfriend Lori Harvey and objectified her body.

The 38-year-old rapper angered feminists on Black Twitter when he shared a graphic photo of Lori relaxing in the nude by the side of a pool.

The father-of-8 posted an image of Lori's exposed butt cheeks, and he captioned the image "Proud of u. #lifeisgood."

Future shared the image on Instagram.com not long after his ex-fiancé Ciara's husband Russell Wilson shared a photo of Future and Ciara's son in his Little League baseball uniform.

Wilson captioned the image: "OPENING DAY of Little League! So much fun! Proud of you growing up #BestDays."

Future often stalks Russell and Ciara's social media timelines and he often throws subtle digs at them out of petty jealousy or depression.

Question: Is Future being petty and disrespectful to Lori?
 

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Irv Gotti says rappers are an endangered species in hip-hop because Black people won't stop killing each other.

The 49-year-old music industry exec shared his thoughts about rappers being killed more than any other artist.

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Up-and-coming Brooklyn drill rapper Pop Smoke was killed by four gunmen who broke into his Hollywood Hills home last month.

"It's sad, it really is sad," Gotti said in a street interview with toofab.com.

"It's a tragedy. 20 years old and they took his life," the Hollis, Queens native said.

"I love hip-hop, so I hate shit like that... It happens in hip-hop a lot. And it's just -- I wish our people was different. You know what I'm saying? I wish our people would think for one second. 20 years old, bruh. It only happens in hip-hop. And I don't wish that on nobody, but, you know what I'm saying. It's not like you're ever gonna see Justin Bieber get smoked, or whatever. And it's only hip-hop.

Gotti, real name Irving Lorenzo Jr., is a music producer and founder of Murder Inc Records. He was born to mixed race Black and Filipino parents.
 

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Kim Kardashian-West has responded after the parents of 5-year-old rapper Zaza accused the reality star's daughter, North West, of sampling her song while performing at her father's show in Paris, France on Monday.

North, 6, hit headlines worldwide thanks to her surprise rap performance at her dad Kanye West's Yeezy fashion show, during Paris Fashion Week.

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North performed her own cover of ZaZa's viral hit "What I Do". And while she's only six-years-old, Zaza's parents felt that Kim should have stepped up and given credit to their daughter.

Following the show, ZaZa's parents responded on her Instagram page, writing:

"In July of 2019, ZaZa & her dad went into the studio for the ultimate experience! To finally begin making the music she wanted to make. We take PRIDE in creativity, and believe whether a child’s involved or an adult… creativity deserves RESPECT/homage! What @kimkardashian (Kanye west) are doing with their daughter… with the inspiration of ZaZa & our family in mind is okay… we not mad BUT… PLS SHOW LOVE AND SUPPORT TO THE ORIGINAL FIRST!!!"

They added: "We admire Kanye west, and adore his journey. However, we don’t wanna feel like our daughter’s journey in the world of entertainment is being STIFLED."

Kim responded in a comment on the Instagram post, writing:

"We love you, North is a huge fan and records in the studio all the time with her dad and is inspired by ZaZa and loves Lay Lay too! Today’s performance of North’s remix of ZaZa’s song was something she asked to do at the last minute and a complete surprise. I didn’t mean to not give credit where credit was due. Would love for the girls to meet soon."

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Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent mocked Oprah Winfrey after the 66-year-old media mogul took a nasty tumble onstage over the weekend.

The media maven was discussing the importance of balance in life at Saturday's Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour when she stumbled and fell.

An aide rushed to help Oprah to her feet as she laughed off the ironic incident and blamed the misstep on her low heeled shoes

While the fall didn't injure the television guru, the response to her fall was shocking to many decent people.

Once again, misogynistic rappers led the way with inappropriate comments about a senior citizen who fell and nearly fractured her hips.

Rappers Snoop Dogg, 48, and 50 Cent, 44, poked fun at Oprah, with the "Gin & Juice" rapper tweeting: "Michael (Jackson) and Kobe (Bryant) blew a gust of wind. Balance."

Fiddy jokingly suggested Michael Jackson’s ghost tripped Oprah and made her fall.

Snoop followed that with: "God don't like ugly."

The comments come after both rappers feuded with Oprah over her decision to go "after black men" accused of sex crimes.

"I don't understand why Oprah is going after black men. No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal jackson and Russell Simmons this s–t is sad," the rapper, real name Curtis James Jackson III, wrote at the time.

Oprah has since canceled the Jackson project. She also withdrew from a documentary about mogul Russel Simmons, 62, who was accused of sexually assaulting nearly a dozen women.
 

 

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Megan Thee Stallion is fed up with her record label jacking her around. The Instagram model says certain execs at her record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, have a rep for "bullying and strong-armed tactics," with their artists.

She's taking the label to court, and she's already won a major legal battle, TMZ reports.

A district judge in Harris County Texas granted Megan a temporary restraining order which prevents her record label from blocking the new music she plans to drop on her own on Friday.

Megan filed a lawsuit Monday against 1501 and its boss, Carl Crawford. She was upset about the contract she signed with the label back when she was only 20 and fresh out of the strip club.

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In a tearful video on Sunday, she claimed the label was blocking her from releasing new music because she wants to renegotiate her contract for more money.

Megan confessed she made the same rookie mistake as other eager young rappers who just want a record deal.

In exchange for signing the contract with 1501 Certified, she got a measly $10,000 advance -- big money to her at the time.

In the suit, Megan, 25, lays out what she believes are unfair terms of her contract. For instance, she claims the deal calls for 1501 Certified to get 60% of her recording income. The remaining 40% goes to her, but she has to pay engineers, mixers and featured artists out of her 40%.

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According to the suit obtained by TMZ, the contract calls for all monies from Megan's touring and live performances to be paid directly to 1501 Certified.

She says the label is supposed to give her a proper accounting of what she's owed -- but claims what they've provided is incomplete, and "purposefully and deceptively vague."

Megan also claims Crawford has been using his relationship with Rap-a-Lot Records founder J. Prince to intimidate and strong arm people in the industry.

She's suing Carl and his label for at least $1 million in damages. J. Prince is not named in the lawsuit.

Megan scored a viral hit "Hot Girl Summer" last year when she teamed up with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

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Kanye West's eldest daughter, North West, made her surprise rap debut at the rap producer/ designer's Paris Fashion Week runway show in France on Monday, March 2.

In the impromptu performance, the six-year-old rapped up a storm as models showed off the Yeezy Autumn/Winter 2020 collection.

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The youngster showed some of her dad's confidence and swagger, walking onto the stage to the sound of car horns.

"Look at my shoes, they're new and cool," she rapped. "See my school, I'm new, walk to the streets, yeah yeah yeah. Cool, cute, cool, yeah..."

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Her proud mom, Kim Kardashian-West, and her aunt, Kourtney Kardashian, showed their support, cheering the youngster on, before a proud Kanye joined his daughter onstage.

The Season Eight Yeezy show followed another big day for North's dad - he hosted his Sunday Service in Paris for the first time.

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Kim and Kanye share Nori's siblings Saint West, Chicago West and Psalm West. They welcomed Chicago and Psalm via gestational surrogacy.
 

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Justin Combs (@princejdc) and his brothers, Christian Combs and Quincy Brown, hosted the Grand Opening of Memphis Smokehouse Saturdays, the all new indoor and outdoor venue on Saturday night in Atlanta.

Sean Combs' three sons held it down in the VIP, partying with their friends and Atlanta's local celebrities.

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The event was presented by Atlanta club promoter and club owner Colby, aka @MrPlush.


 

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Megan Thee Stallion is accusing her record label of refusing to release her new music. The up-and-coming rapper accused bosses at 1051 Records of shelving her new music with no release date.

Megan scored a viral hit "Hot Girl Summer" last year when she teamed up with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

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Despite the success of her record, the former stripper claimed during an Instagram Live video on Sunday, that bosses at 1501 won't allow her to drop any new music after she asked to renegotiate her contract for more money.

Megan confessed she made the same rookie mistake as other eager young rappers who just want a record deal.

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"When I signed, I didn't really know what was in my contract. I was young, I think I was, like, 20," she explained in the emotional post. "So when I got with Roc Nation (JAY-Z's entertainment and management company), I got management, real management. I got real lawyers, and they were like, 'Do you know that this is in your contract?' And I was like, 'Oh damn, that's crazy, no I didn't know.'"

The "All Dat" rapper didn't specify which terms she objected to, but explained she wanted to adjust the contract to remove certain clauses.

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"As soon as I said I wanna renegotiate my contract, everything went left. It just went all bad," she said, as she fought back tears. "So now they're telling a b**ch she can't drop no music. It's really just, like, a greedy game.'

She also clarified that she wasn't trying to leave the record label, but she just wanted a more equitable (read: lucrative) contract.

"I'm not a greedy person. I'm not a person that likes confrontation," she said, adding, "I'm nice and I'm real family-oriented."

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Popular courtroom TV show Judge Judy is set to end after 25 seasons. Judge Judy Sheindlin has presided over the courtroom reality series since 1996, overseeing civil cases with maximum damages of $5,000.

Speaking during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that aired on Monday, the star confirmed the Daytime Emmy award-winning show had been canceled, and will end after its 2020-2021 season.

Judy hinted that CBS thought she was too old to continue paying $47 million a year.

"CBS (which syndicates the show) sort of felt, I think, they wanted to optimally utilize the repeats of my program," said the retired 77-year-old judge. "Now they have 25 years of my reruns. What they decided to do is sell a couple of years' worth of reruns."

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But Judy, who is married to Judge Jerry Sheindlin, isn't ready for the retirement home just yet. She announced she has a new show in the works, Judy Justice, which "will be coming out a year later".

"Judge Judy, you'll be able to see next year — a full year, all new shows. The following couple of years, you should be able to get all the reruns that CBS has sold on the stations currently carrying Judge Judy, and Judy Justice will be going elsewhere," she confirmed, adding, "Isn't that fun?"

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Public Enemy has parted ways with hypeman Flavor Flav over a political dispute involving Bernie Sanders.

The iconic rap group announced it was "moving forward without" Flavor Flav as its hypeman for the first time in 35 years.

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The decision to terminate Flavor Flav's employment came after the rapper sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Vermont Senator after Chuck D performed at Sanders' Los Angeles campaign rally on Sunday.

The C&D letter, sent by Flavor Flav's lawyer, accused the Sanders campaign of using the rapper's "unauthorized likeness, image and trademarked clock" to promote the rally. The letter stated Flavor Flav "has not endorsed any political candidate."

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Flavor Flav noted that Chuck D performed at the campaign rally without Public Enemy, "and his voice alone does not speak for Public Enemy."

"Those who truly know what Public Enemy stands for know what time it is. There is no Public Enemy without Flavor Flav."

In his own handwriting at the bottom of the letter, Flavor Flav wrote, "Hey Bernie, don't do this."

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Flavor, real name William Drayton Jr., 60, and Chuck D, born Carlton Ridenhour, 59, are original members of PE since the group was formed with members Chuck D, Professor Griff, DJ Lord and Terminator X in Long Island, NY, in 1985.

Public Enemy's first 4 albums went gold or platinum. They won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in 2020.

After the group went on hiatus, Flavor Flav reappeared on VH1's reality TV The Surreal Life in 2004, followed by Strange Love with Flavor and Brigitte Nielson in 2005.

He is best known as the host of VH1's reality TV dating show Flavor of Love.
 

 

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Anthony Mackie has confirmed his character Sam Wilson will become the first Black Captain America in Disney Plus's upcoming series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

Chris Evans originally portrayed the iconic superhero in 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, but his character Steve Rogers passed his iconic shield on to Mackie's Sam Wilson to take the mantle of Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame.

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Speaking at the premiere of Altered Carbon, the 41-year-old actor, who is Black, confirmed to website shadowandact.com he'll take on the "daunting" task of "being a black man and becoming Captain America".

Mackie said he thinks America is ready to welcome a Black Captain America superhero.

"At this day and age in America, I think we are open-minded to the idea of having my face represent us, as a country," Anthony said. "And my race represent us as a country because we're truly a melting pot. So there is no distinctive look or feel or design of an American. We're all Americans."

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Mackie suggests his Captain America won't reflect his African roots or be too ethnic.

"To be Captain America, I want my Captain America to represent everybody. Not just a specific group of people."

The star also hinted fans will get to know Sam more in the Disney series, which launches in August.

"You really get to know Sam Wilson. You really get to know Bucky Barnes, as individuals and human beings and their thoughts and feelings. So I'm excited for people to see that part of Sam," he said.

He continued: "These shows are very different than the movies. These shows are art pieces. They are individual… They're not origin stories. They're more a day in the life story."

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Pictures and video have surfaced of the male nanny hired by Dwyane Wade to watch his two young sons 24 hours-a-day.

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Wade had just divorced his first wife, Siohvaughn Funches, and received full custody of his young sons. But he was a star NBA player who was often on the road. He needed someone to watch his kids. So, rather than call their mother, he turned to a male nanny.

Wade, 38, recently made headlines when he announced his 12-year-old son, Zion Wade, calls himself "Zaya" and prefers feminine pronouns.

The Internet wondered if someone influenced young Zaya to lean towards an alternative lifestyle.

In one video uploaded to social media by activist Tariq Nasheed, the nanny is seen boating with young Zion, who seems to be every bit a wide-eyed, fun-loving boy.

The Internet believes someone touched Zion when he was very young. Child experts say young children are eager to please adults in their lives. Some children are very easily manipulated by trusting adults.

Was Dwyane Wade a little too trusting with a non-family male around his sons? Is that why all images of the male nanny were scrubbed from Wade's social media?

So many questions.
 


 

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Rapper Future Hendrix has run out of excuses and time. A Georgia judge ordered him to take a DNA test to determine if he fathered Instagram model Eliza Seraphin's daughter, Reign.

Bossip reports the judge ordered Future to undergo DNA testing within the month or face penalties.

The father of 8 or 9 was also ordered to submit his income and other financial documents to the court within the next 10 days or face possible sanctions.

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Seraphin told the court she served Future with the paternity suit three times and the last contact was 45 days ago.

Meanwhile, the 36-year-old rapper is busy traveling the world with his latest sexual conquest, Steve Harvey's stepdaughter Lori Harvey.

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Seraphin believes Future has earned over $19 million in 2019, and she wants her cut for their daughter.

In his response to the court, Future accused Seraphin of calling their 9-month-old daughter Reign a "check baby."

Future's lawyers defined a "check baby" as urban slang for conceiving a child for the sole purpose of profiting financially by extorting money from a wealthy sperm donor.

Additionally, the 36-year-old rapper alleges that Eliza took fertility pills to ensure she would get pregnant.

Court documents obtained by TMZ shows that Future spoke with a friend of Eliza's, who confessed that Eliza researched the total amount of child support he pays to his other baby mamas.

In a social media post on Wednesday, Seraphin denied calling her daughter a "check baby."

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Mike Tyson does not play about his children. The former heavyweight boxing champ debunked a rumor that he offered $10 million to any man he would marry his daughter, Mikey Tyson.

Tyson took offense to comedian Michael Blackson for offering to impregnate Mikey.

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"Where she at? I'll tear her a** up," Blackson wrote on social media. He added: "I'll then go shopping plus she's kinda cute."

He messaged Tyson privately, offering to marry his daughter and give him grandchildren.

"IF this is true, I think I'm finally ready to settle down. I known I've ben dipping n dabbing a few snow bunnies and Asian persuasion but I'm ready for your beautiful queen."

He continued:

"I'm ready to give u some grand kids that will have the complexion of Tyson Bedford [sic], knowledge of Cicely Tyson, talk like you Mike Tyson and hopefully not built like Tyson Fury. I really don't give a f**k about the money but I'll take it. Waiting to hear from you father in law sir."

Tyson was not impressed and allegedly threatened bodily harm if he ever catches Blackson offline. Blackson shared Tyson's private DMs on Instagram.

"Listen u black little bitch, this st ain't real and soon as I find the person that started that meme, imma knock hem [sic] the f*ck out so make sure it ain't you burnt roach looking bitch."

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The 53-year-old father of seven added: "My daughter is happily in a relationship with a nice looking man so she's not interested in an overcooked hotdog like you. Next time you do my podcast, imma knock the black off you. It might take a year because you black as f**k."

He concluded by telling Blackson to stay out of his DM "before I get your black a** deported you geico lizard looking b***h."

Mr. Blackson should heed Tyson's warning. Fathers don't take kindly to social media trolls using their daughters as click bait for likes and follows.
 

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Rappers Yo Gotti and Jay-Z have filed a second lawsuit against Mississippi prison officials on behalf of 152 inmates over the "abhorrent and barbaric" conditions prisoners suffer at Parchman Farm.

The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, Feb. 26, against eight defendants including the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The lawsuit follows a similar one filed last month on behalf of 29 more inmates.

The latest suit details the "abhorrent conditions, abuse and constant violence, inadequate health care and mental health care, and overuse of isolation" prisoners at the facility, also known as Mississippi State Penitentiary, have had to endure over lack of funding and not enough staff.

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"The conditions of confinement at Parchman are so barbaric, the deprivation of health and mental health care so extreme, and the defects in security so severe, that the people confined at Parchman live a miserable and hopeless existence confronted daily by imminent risk of substantial harm in violation of their rights under the U.S. Constitution," the complaint states.

Additionally, the complaint states that the prisoners, who live in "medieval" conditions at the jail, are rarely able to obtain any medical help they require - leading to inmates "inserting their own catheters, treating their own stab wounds, vomiting up blood, teetering on the verge of diabetic comas, and suffering through seizures without medical care.

Even a broken neck can go without treatment at Parchman, with the inmate being left to suffer through his injury while sleeping on exposed, steel bedsprings with no mattress."

Following the first lawsuit filed in January, an investigation into the conditions at Parchman and three other Mississippi prisons was opened by the Department of Justice. That investigation is ongoing.

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Jermaine Dupri rushed to defend his friend, Usher Raymond, when the R&B crooner teased his new single - and everyone thought he was singing about herpes.

According to TMZ, the diminutive music producer and part-time DJ, cleared the air when speculation ran rampant that Usher's new single "Confessions Pt. 3" contained a reference to his "sickness."

"Don't let that 'sickness' lyric fool you," JD tweeted on Wednesday. "The song is about a girl cheatin' on him and gettin' pregnant by another man. She is then being stuck with the decision to keep or abort it. Now that he knows, Should he stay or Leave???"

Usher teased the new single during his live set at the Cricket Lounge this week.

    "Remember that time I was sitting up sick, couldn't sleep on the middle of the night? / And you said bae let me take you to the ER / I said 'Nah, Imma be alright / Well, the next day I found out from f*cking around that the sickness I had was life / And I was fixed with the decision to keep it / Knowing I had to get rid of it, rid of it, live with it / You don't know, he don't know, I had to deal with it."

The song concludes with: "That's the test to see if you're strong."

Then, addressing the audience directly, Usher says, "You realize what I just told you? You don't realize it, huh? Well, you can play it back."
 

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Anyone can lease a Ferrari, but not everyone has the pleasure of owning one. That's because Ferrari is such an exclusive carmaker that they can pick and choose who gets to own one of their coveted luxury supercars.

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Celebrities must abide by the same stringent rules of Ferrari ownership that other elite applicants are subjected to.

According to Yahoo Sports, when accepting applications for purchase, Ferrari picks carefully. There's a saying that goes: "You don't own a Ferrari, Ferrari owns you."

Driving a Ferrari off a lot comes with certain privileges that are not available to just anyone.

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Stars like Scott Disick (pictured top) and Travis Scott (pictured above) own Ferraris because they are low-key and not very flashy on social media.

Ferrari owners reflects the brand overall. Anyone who comes off as flashy, tacky or gaudy, will likely be denied ownership. Using their cars for self-promotion is also frowned upon.

If you're a celebrity with millions of social media followers, but zero class and a poor reputation for paying your bills, you're probably better off leasing a Ferrari.

Here are a few celebrities who have been banned from owning a Ferrari.

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Tyga is a washed up rapper with terrible credit and a shameful history of car repossessions. Among his repossessions was a Ferrari 458 Spider. It's safe to say that Tyga will be denied if he ever applies for Ferrari ownership.
 

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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The champion boxer earned his ban by flaunting his Ferraris for social media clout and only keeping his luxury supercars for a few months at a time. He is also banned from purchasing a Ferrari due to "financial trouble.”
 

Blac Chyna

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The West Coast socialite can never purchase a Ferrari under her name, according to Yahoo. Black Chyna upset the automaker when she repainted her Ferrari in Barbie pink colors -- destroying the brand's specially formulated candy coated paint job in the process.
 

Amber Rose

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Amber is on the ban list for repainting her Ferrari Pepto Bismol pink. Ferrari execs reportedly became sick their stomachs when they saw it.
 

Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian is prohibited from buying a Ferrari because she once accepted one as a gift back in 2011 from someone known for committing fraud, according to Yahoo.
 

50 Cent

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50 Cent is an exotic car enthusiast who owns an impressive collection of vehicles. But he will never own a Ferrari outright. That's because Ferrari frowns upon social media trolls using their products for clout. Fiddy had a dead battery in his Ferrari 488, so he took to social media to call his car a "f*cking lemon," which left a bad taste for the automaker.
 

Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber famously "lost" a 458 Italia while partying it up on the town, according to Yahoo. The blue Ferrari was found 3 weeks later by one of his assistants. Bieber's application will be rejected if he ever tries to purchase another one.

Question: What's your favorite Ferrari?

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Last November, reality TV couple Ray J and Princess Love called it quits. Eyebrows were raised when the R&B crooner blocked his then-pregnant wife on Instagram.

Ray J, 38, apparently blocked his wife after she accused him of abandoning her and their 1-year-old daughter Melody in Las Vegas after attending the Soul Train Awards.

"Left me and Melody stranded in Vegas and blocked me from calling," she wrote, "now you wanna post family photos #ByeUgly."

But the couple appeared to reunite shortly before she gave birth to their second child, a baby boy they named Epik.

According to TMZ, Ray J and Princess Love remain married, and they are committed to raising their children, but they just can't live together under the same roof.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ, Princess stays at her luxury Beverly Hills condo while Ray J sleeps at a bachelor pad just a few miles away.

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According to the gossip tabloid, she keeps the kids but Ray comes by to visit daily, and he keeps their dogs at his house. "Ray J and Princess are getting along fine now ... doing family stuff together with no drama or arguing."

It's always better to go your separate ways if your negative energy causes a toxic environment for your children.

But Ray J must work even harder to be there every day for his kids -- if he doesn't want a Dwyane Wade/Zaya situation on his hands.
 

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Black Twitter is dragging Ava DuVernay by her dreadlocks for an old post she wrote defending serial rapist Harvey Weinstein.

DuVernay and her sisters in Christ - Oprah and Gayle King - are successful Black women who have come under attack for vigorously defending Weinstein in the past.

Now they won't answer his phone calls from his hospital room at Bellevue after the disgraced Hollywood mogul was convicted of sex assault charges on Monday.

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Minutes after Weinstein's split verdicts on Monday, Oprah turned off her Instagram comments. And DuVernay went on a blocking spree when Black Twitter retweeted an old post in which she proudly defended the now convicted rapist.

In her post dated June 1, 2012, DuVernay acknowledged she'd "heard all the Harvey stories over the years, but still a fan."

Winfrey and King, who also heard all the stories about Weinstein's sordid history, have yet to comment on their former friend's conviction.
 

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Actor Jason Mitchell is reportedly struggling to pay bills after he was fired from "The Chi" and dropped by his agent for sexual misconduct.

According to The Blast, Comerica Bank filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the 33-year-old struggling actor for defaulting on a $60,000 loan.

The bank claims it loaned Mitchell's company $60,000 in December 2016. He made payments on time until June 2019 - when he was let go by "The Chi" producer and close friend Lena Waithe.

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The bank accuses Mitchell of willfully defaulting on the loan a month after he was accused of sexually harassing co-star Tiffany Boone on the set of "The Chi" in Chicago.

Boone complained about the harassment to human resources and to Waithe, but her complaints fell on deaf ears. She ultimately felt unsafe and quit the show.

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Mitchell was let go in 2019 when bloggers got ahold of sexual misconduct allegations made by Mitchell’s other female costars.

Comerica Bank says despite numerous demands for full payment of $70,674.16, Mitchell has refused to pay up. The current balance of the loan is $59,268.50 (principal) plus $11,260.66 (interest) and $145 in late charges.

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Kandi Burruss shared new Instagram photos of her infant daughter, Blaze Tucker, who was delivered by a surrogate. Twitter followers couldn't believe the baby is three months old already.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and her husband Todd Tucker share 4-year-old son, Ace Tucker. And Kandi has a grown daughter, Riley, by music industry veteran Russell "Block" Spencer.

Kandi, 43, froze her last remaining eggs after she gave birth to Ace at age 39. The busy entrepreneur hired a surrogate to carry Blaze.

"It seems like just yesterday when @acetucker was small like @blazetucker. Time flies!," the proud mommy shared on Instagram.com. "I can't wait to see what the future holds for #blazetucker... My sunshine on a cloudy day."

She captioned another adorable photo of Blaze: "My youngest turned 3 months old yesterday! Time is flying by. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for @blazetucker."
 


 


 

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Tyler Perry's family members are mourning the death of his nephew, who hanged himself in his prison cell on Tuesday night.

The family is demanding answers after the actor and director's nephew, Gavin Porter, committed suicide at a prison facility near St. Helena Parish in Louisiana.

Prison officials insist the 26-year-old inmate hanged himself in his cell, according to TMZ, but Perry's sister, who is the dead man's mom, isn't convinced he took his own life.

Sources tell TMZ Porter was placed in solitary confinement after fighting with another inmate over the weekend.

Gavin was arrested for shooting and killing his biological father in 2016. He pleaded no contest to manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years.

Perry has yet to comment on the family tragedy.

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