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Rapper Lil Kim was spotted doing some early morning retail therapy at Balmain on Melrose Place after a night of partying at Floyd Mayweather's 43rd birthday bash in Hollywood.

The iconic rapper is in heavy demand for appearances at music festivals. The mom-of-one is booked to appear at Snoop Dogg's Lovers & Friends music festival. Lil Kim took to social media to announce "The check has cleared."

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The 44-year-old "Get Money" rapper is also booked to perform at Atlanta Funk Fest 2020 on the weekend of May 29 and 30. Kim is on the bill alongside Missy Elliott, Ludacris, Xscape, T.I., The-Dream, Bobby V, Tweet and more.

Tickets are available at the Funk Fest website or call 1-800-514-3849.

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Shaquille O'Neal's ex-wife Shaunie O'Neal posted the last photo she took of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant watching O'Neal's daughter Mearah O'Neil (#17) playing in a basketball tournament on Saturday.

Gianna sat on a bench while her famous father stood nearby in a lounge area overlooking the basketball court.

The photo was taken at Bryant's Mamba Sports facility in Thousand Oaks, California on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Father and daughter were on a helicopter along with seven others when the chopper went down at 9:47 a.m. Sunday. They were heading to the sports facility when the helicopter crashed in the hills above nearby Calabasas.

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Bryant and Gianna shared a special bond. The two were inseparable. Friends say he was thrilled that "Gigi" shared his love for basketball.

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A former coach and family friend said Bryant's family is "struggling" and they will miss him "more than you can begin to imagine."

The chopper went down in extremely foggy conditions minutes after an air traffic controller told the pilot he was flying too low to be tracked.

The pilot, Ara Zoboyan, was flying under special visual flight rules (SVFR), meaning he was given permission to fly in worse weather conditions than visual flight rules (VFR) allow.

SVFR is only issued when the visibility is 1,000 feet above ground level. Flying low to the ground is very risky even under normal conditions.

The helicopter circled over the Burbank airport for about 15 minutes while air traffic control cleared other flights to take off.

Zoboyan's friends say he was qualified to fly in heavy fog and was not one to make mistakes. The pilot had experience flying the military grade helicopter. The Sikorsky S-76B required two pilots, but only one pilot was flying that day.

The Sikorsky S-76B chopper was 29 years old and had twin engines. Another pilot who flew the same helicopter said the crash occurred due to weather conditions.

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The Republicans are already looking forward to the 2024 presidential race. President Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. is 2nd most popular on the list of potential presidential candidates in 2024.

GOP strategist and - fierce Trump critic - Rick Wilson told the L.A. Times that a Trump could occupy the White House well into 2030.

"I honestly think Don Jr. or Ivanka will be the nominee in 2024," Wilson said. "The party doesn't care about any of the issues that used to drive the party. Now they care about Trump."

According to a recent SurveyMonkey poll, Republican voters chose one of the President's kids - Donald Jr., 42, or Ivanka, 38, as two of their top contenders for 2024.

Don Jr. angered some of his 2.2 million Instagram followers when he posted photos from a recent outing at the gun range. He showed off an AR15 rifle with a custom magazine that features a cartoon of Hillary Clinton behind prison bars.

Don Jr. captioned the images:

"Nice day at the range. @rarebreedfirearms and @spikes_tactical adding a little extra awesome to my AR and that mag..."

Don Jr's followers were not amused with the artwork.

One IG user wrote: "Take that gun and join the service. Go fight your daddy's war he's starting."

Another wrote: "I see Dtjr wore his designer army fatigues , so he can play army while his daddy sends less affluent real men to fight for his money."

Question: Will you vote for Donald Jr. or Ivanka if they run for president in 2024?
 


 

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Kanye West, left, reunited with his old friend Jay-Z, right, at Sean "Puffy" Combs' 50th birthday bash on Saturday night.

Jay-Z, 50, seemed to avoid Kanye for most of the night, but the aging rapper finally acknowledged his former producer when Kanye extended his hand to end their bitter feud.
 

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Kanye, 2nd from left, posed with Pharrell Williams, left, Sean Combs, 2nd from right, and Jay-Z.

Kanye and Jay-Z's 3-year feud was behind Kanye's infamous rant during a concert in 2017 when the 42-year-old rapper pleaded with Jay-Z to call him and begged him not to send his goons to kill him.

Soon after the rant, Kanye had a nervous breakdown and was admitted to a hospital mental ward.
 

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A year later, Jay-Z told Rap Radar that Kanye's rant hurt him because he brought his wife Beyonce into their feud. He also said he loved Kanye and he reached out to him.

"It's a complicated relationship with us because Kanye came into this business on my label," Jay said.

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"And we're both entertainers. It's always been like a little underlying competition here with your big brother. And we both love and respect each other's art too, so it's like, we both - everyone wants to be the greatest in the world. Then it's like a lot of other factors that play in it. But it's - we're gonna always be good."

When asked if there was still tension between him and Kanye, Jay said, "Yeah, yeah. But that happens in the long relationship. You know, hopefully when we're 89, we look at this six months or whatever time and we laugh at that."
 

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Puffy's good friend Usher Raymond, 41, cozied up to his new girlfriend Jennifer Goicoechea, a 41-year-old music executive. Usher has a type. His new girlfriend closely resembles his ex-wife Grace Miguel, who is a former music executive. On a positive note, Usher seems to have outgrown his mommy issues. He previously dated women who were at least a decade older.
 

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Proud dad Sean Combs posed with his three 13-year-old daughters: Chance Combs, far left, and twins Jessie James Combs and D'Lila Combs. Sean's 50th birthday was on November 4, but he waited until this month to celebrate his milestone with family and friends.

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Besties Kim Kardashian-West, left, and La La Anthony posed for a cute photo at Sean "Puffy" Combs's 50th birthday bash.
 

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Surgically altered half siblings Khloe Kardashian, left, and Kylie Jenner were among the well-heeled guests at Sean Combs' 50th birthday party at his residence in Holmby Hills, Calif.
 

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Other invited guests included Cardi B and Offset (pictured with Puffy); Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, Mary J Blige, Lil Kim, Naomi Campbell, Nia Long, Andre Harrell, Regina King, Tichina Arnold, Jermaine Dupri, Fergie, Janelle Monáe, Ray J, Fabolous & Emily B, 2 Chainz, The Weekend, Swizz Beatz, Snoop Dogg, Big Sean & Jhene Aiko, DJ Cassidy, Jaden Smith, Post Malone, and more.

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Gabrielle Union shared a normal photo of her stepson Zion Wade, 12, on her social media account over the weekend.

Union, 47, posted a series of photos that show her, Zion, and her toddler daughter, Kaavia, posing next to a backyard tree decorated in Christmas lights. She captioned the images, "Family Time Is The Best Time."

In the Christmas photos, Zion appears to be a normal 12-year-old boy. The new images are in contrast to the provocative Thanksgiving photo she shared on Instagram.com that showed Zion wearing a crop top, leggings and acrylic nail tips.

His appearance, which was clearly inappropriate for a minor child, sparked a massive backlash against Union and her husband, retired NBA star Dwyane Wade, on social media.

Many called Wade an unfit father. Critics said the issue was not Zion's assumed sexual identity. They accused Wade and Union of exploiting an emotionally troubled child for their own selfish benefits.

The criticism must have struck a nerve with Wade because the 37-year-old sports analyst hit back, telling concerned social media users to kindly mind their own business.

Union posted the controversial photo after she was fired from NBC's America's Got Talent. She later accused the show's founder, Simon Cowell, of sexism, and she accused guest judge Jay Leno of racism.

After a 5-hour meeting with NBC and lawyers representing Cowell's Syco last week, Union deemed the meeting "productive".

She allegedly said Cowell's staff claimed her hair and clothes were "too black" for the show's audience.

Lizzo surprised her fans with a new set of nudies on social media. The stout singer/rapper stripped naked and showed off her bare butt on Instagram as a body positive message to her haters.

In the images, Lizzo uses her long hair weave to preserve her modesty as she strikes a series of confident poses on a red sectional sofa.

Paraphrasing a line from the movie Titanic, she wrote beside the shots, "Paint me like ya French b**ch".

She also posted a brief video clip of herself seductively crawling toward the camera, which she captioned, "Omw [on my way]...."

Lizzo, 31, is no stranger to going naked - she also posed in her birthday suit for the cover of her 2019 album Cuz I Love You.

And she recently curled up in a bathtub full of rainbow Skittles. She captioned the kinky shot:

"TASTE THE RAINBOW BITCH— if you ever wondered what my coochie taste like.... Puttin the Queen in Halloween".


 

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Rap mogul Future Hendrix celebrated his 36th birthday with a star-studded "4eva or Neva" bash at a private event space in Atlanta, Ga. The "4eva or Neva" event theme was all-white, booted and suited. Ladies were encouraged to wear classy evening attire.

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Future's invited guests included rapper Meek Mill, left, Future's rumored girlfriend Lori Harvey; Lil Kim, T.i. & Tiny, Meek Mill, Gunna, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz, Tommie Lee, Alexis Skyy, Jacquees, Lil Durk, Sylvia Rhone, and many more.

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Rap mogul Tip "T.I." Harris, left, and his long-suffering wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris, center, posed with rap icon Lil Kim, right.

Future's rumored girlfriend, Lori Harvey, stayed in the shadows all night long. Some guests wondered aloud why Lori was so shy all of a sudden. Sharp-eyed readers will spot her chilling in the background of the photos.

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Missy Elliott promised not to cry when she accepted the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for lifetime achievement during the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday in New York City. Missy, 48, also performed at the awards show.

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Blac Chyna stuns in a red body suit as she stops by the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. Chyna stepped out for the first time since her lawyers demanded that Ryan Seacrest provide a deposition in her lawsuit against the Kardashian/Jenner family.

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Singer BeBe Rexha's father slammed her for "posting stupid pornography" on social media. BeBe's dad appealed to his daughter's sense of common decency in an angry text message.

The 29-year-old singer took to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday, Feb. 26, to share the text message she received from her dad Flamur Rexha, in which he expressed his disapproval of her recent antics.

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Hailey Baldwin wore a patent leather monogram Louis Vuitton jacket while making a coffee run in Brentwood, Calif. on Friday. Hailey and husband Justin Bieber are planning a big Christian wedding for friends and family. They tied the knot in a civil ceremony last year.

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Pop singer Chris Brown, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Rapper Offset, rapper Kid Cudi, Yaslin Bey, J. Balvin, and more were among the well-heeled stars attending the Louis Vuitton Menswear Fall/Winter 2019-2020 runway show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday in Paris, France.

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