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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris has discovered a breakthrough treatment in the race to find a cure for Covid-19.

Dr. Tip shared his advice for curing Covid-19 during an interview with Complex News' 360, hosted by Speedy Norman.

During a discussion about about Atlanta's "one hundred percent wide open" nightclub scene, the 40-year-old record label owner said he's taken 13 Covid-19 tests and the results were all normal.

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Explaining why he and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, attended his LIBRA album release party last week without masks on, Tip said: "I just refuse to live in fear."

The father-of-7 said he boosts his immune system to defend against Covid.

T.I. said his wife Tiny has antibodies to the virus. She caught the virus and "fought it off and did not give it to me."

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He added: "If I can be as close as I've been to my wife, she had it, developed antibodies and fought it off and I still didn't catch it, I think I'll be okay in a club."

As for his breakthrough Covid-19 treatment: T.I. said he drinks warm tea three times a day to keep the Covid away.

After doing his own research, he discovered that Covid starts in the throat before it travels to the lungs.

"If you catch it while it's still in the throat and you drink warm liquids, the warm liquid wash it down to the stomach where the stomach acids then kill it."

He believes people are dying from pre-existing conditions, "not necessarily from the virus."

FYI: While tea and warm liquid do nothing to cure a virus, T.I. and other anti-maskers prove that the coronavirus is not as deadly or as contagious as the "experts" claim.

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Ice Cube was a guest on "Cocktails With Queens" hosted by Claudia Jordan this week.

Ice Cube, real name O'Shea Jackson, explained why he declined to jump on a call with Democratic VP candidate Kamala Harris.

"I'm here for both administrations. I'm here to talk about the contract with Black America," he said.

He said he declined to participate in a Zoom call with Harris and 12 other celebrities because he spent a lot of time putting together his Contract with Black America. He added that the call with entertainers wouldn't be productive.

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"I felt like our plan is so broad that you can't talk about it with twelve other people who had nothing to do with it," he said.

The rapper-turned-director said he was promised a call with Harris to discuss his CWBA, but he never received that call from her.

In previous statements, he said the Biden/Harris camp told him they would get back with him after the election.

Jackson said the Republicans were willing to speak to him about his CWBA.

He said he spoke with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and they never got around to discussing his Contract with Black America.

Jackson complained about the 'Queens' hosts talking over him (particularly LisaRaye and Vivica A. Fox) who weren't listening to what he has to say.
 

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Tamar Braxton has denied allegations by ex-fiancé David Adefeso that she was the abusive partner in their relationship.

Adefeso, 51, says Tamar, 43, brutally attacked him while he was driving, and nearly caused a traffic accident.

Adefeso filed for a restraining order against the singer after claiming she hauled off and punched him in the neck, which caused him to become disoriented while behind the wheel of his Rolls-Royce.

He claims she began to trash the car, damaging the camera and rearview mirror when he pulled over and parked the vehicle.

In court papers he said he suffered bruising to his neck and shoulder area, but in a clip from Tamar's sit-down interview with Tamron Hall - set to air on Wednesday, Oct. 28, Tamar denied his claims.

"I am a survivor of a domestic violence relationship," she said. "And not at any point (were) David and I in an abusive relationship."

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Tamar added that audio and video recordings of the alleged incident in the car exist as she "voice-recorded it" and he "videotaped it" with a camera in his car.

"Does that video or the voice recording show any physical abuse?" Tamron asked.

"No, it doesn't," Tamar replied. "He has the videotape. He has it. It was in his car. Release it."

She became emotional as she continued:

"No, let me tell you something, I loved David. He was my best friend. He was an amazing, amazing partner. He was my son's best friend as well, they were best friends. And it's just so hard because through everything else, I never expected this from him. Now, I have to be real with myself, is he acting like this because he found me the way that he found me? Probably, I don't know."

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Former socialite Amber West revealed ex-fiancé Kanye West has bullied her for a decade, and she's tired of it.

Amber, who dated Kanye for two years, revealed they split on bad terms in 2010. She claimed Kanye's wife Kim Kardashian-West was one of the reasons that she and Kanye split.

Amber may sound bitter, but she claims Kanye continues to bully her a decade after they split.

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"Even if someone is picking on me which he has for 10 years. He has picked on me, he has bullied me for 10 years," Amber said on the No Jumper YouTube channel. "He just called me a prostitute and, like, 10 years later, just leave me alone."

She added: "And then I'm a woman... you're bullying me, like, just move on with your life!"

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Amber assumed her ex is calling her out to make his wife more comfortable. The mom-of-two suggested she may be the wedge between Kanye and Kim that drove him to move to Wyoming two years ago.

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"I always stood up for Kim," said Amber. "I always, like, she had an ex-boyfriend that she loved at the time and she made a sex tape... it's just not a big deal to me.

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Amber, who shares a son named Sebastian with rapper Wiz Khalifa, has a son named Slash with current boyfriend Alexander Edwards.
 

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Tracee Ellis Ross says she is "happily single" as she currently has a "productive relationship with loneliness".

The "High Note" star isn't currently dating anyone after a long history of failed relationships with emotionally unavailable men.

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Tracee spent much of the Covid-19 lockdown by herself - but she insists she's more than happy with her single relationship status.

"I am happily single, though that doesn't mean I am not open to and don't want a relationship," she tells Shape magazine. "But in my wonderful and robust experience of being single, I have learned to have a productive relationship with loneliness and an intensely juicy relationship with my joyful solitude — I really enjoy my company."

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The actress, who was briefly linked to "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris last year, explained, "One of the things that's been lovely to discover is how I care for myself and how I actively love myself. And I believe that love is an action: You get back what you put in."

The 47-year-old added: "I used to spend so much time trying to be perfect, to get it perfect. But that’s not realistic. Bad feelings come up."

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Tracee was linked to Akon's brother Bu Thiam in 2012. Bu is now linked to industry boomerang Lori Harvey.

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Below are photos of Tracee and men she has been linked to in the past.

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Lizzo has come out against commercializing the body positive movement, which seeks to decrease the stigma surrounding obesity.

The "Juice" singer, who is morbidly obese, is a huge advocate for self-love and body positivity. But in a recent chat with Vogue magazine she admitted she believes the movement calling for the acceptance of all bodies has been partially misappropriated.

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"It's commercialized," she said. "Now, you look at the hashtag 'body positive,' and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls. Lotta white girls. And I feel no ways about that, because inclusivity is what my message is always about.

She continued: "I'm glad that this conversation is being included in the mainstream narrative. What I don't like is how the people that this term was created for are not benefiting from it."

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The "Good As Hell" rapper said the body positive movement excludes morbidly obese women like herself who don't fit the mainstream standard. Lizzo says obesity is beautiful and she is proof of that.

"Girls with back fat, girls with bellies that hang, girls with thighs that aren't separated, that overlap. Girls with stretch marks. You know, girls who are in the 18-plus club..."

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Lizzo went on to state she wants to "normalize" her morbid obesity "and not just be like, 'Ooh, look at this cool movement. Being fat is body positive.' No, being fat is normal.

"I think now, I owe it to the people who started this to not just stop here. We have to make people uncomfortable again, so that we can continue to change. Change is always uncomfortable, right?"

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Alicia Keys has opened up about the "beautiful bond" she shares with music producer Swizz Beatz as the couple celebrates 10 years of marriage.

Alicia, 39, and Swizz, 42, have known each other since they were teenagers and tied the knot in 2010. The couple shares nine-year-old son Egypt and 5-year-old son Genesis, and Swizz has three other children with various women.

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Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Alicia, who recently released her new, self-titled album, reflected on their relationship, saying: "It feels like two years. It goes by so fast. We are so connected and we have such a beautiful bond."

Alicia added that she can't believe she gets to "wake up next to each other like, 'What are you doing here? Whoa, I can't believe I am with you, man!' It feels really really cool."

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The "Girl on Fire" singer shared: "What is so amazing is, both my husband and I, we started music so young. We were 14 and 15 years old when we first started everything.

"So it is really incredible to just see him creating this amazing (livestream vocal battle series) Verzuz platform with Timbaland, and for us to just both be at our height and place where we have really continued to grow and evolve."

Alicia added: "It is an honor to do that together and to be able to do that with our first loves. Each of our first loves is music, and to be able to do that continuously and for there to be genuine love and real connection, that's incredible."

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Robin Givens issued a cease & desist to keep her marital misdeeds out of the upcoming Mike Tyson biopic.

The 55-year-old actress married Tyson in 1988 when he was at the peak of his boxing career. But their relationship quickly went downhill, as Givens allegedly leaked negative stories about Tyson to the gossip tabloids.

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Givens was accused of being a gold digger and taking advantage of the punch drunk boxing champ.

In an infamous interview with Barbara Walters that aired on September 29, 1988, Givens shocked the nation by accusing Tyson of physically abusing her and being manic-depressive.

Tyson's fans accused Givens and her helicopter mom, Ruth Roper, of drugging Tyson before the Walters interview.

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Givens's mother, seen here helping her daughter drag Tyson in a photo shoot, was also accused of leaking dirt on Tyson.

It's understandable that Givens doesn't want any of her dirty laundry aired in the Tyson biopic. It's safe to say Givens was one of the most hated celebrities of the '80s.

A representative for Tyson clarified that Ms. Givens's misdeeds will not be a part of the biopic. But she issued the C&D anyhow.

"As of now, Mr. Tyson's attorneys have not received any cease and desist, but there isn't nor has there been any intention of including his relationship with her in his biopic. He wishes her well in all her endeavors," the rep said.

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Girlfriends cast members recall the comedy series, which began reruns on Netflix on Sept. 11 -- 20 years to the day the series premiered on UPN.

New and existing fans all over the world are excited to watch "Girlfriends" and its strong Black and biracial women, Tracee Ellis Ross (Joan Clayton) and Jill Marie Jones (Toni Childs), Golden Brooks (Maya Wilkes) and Persia White (Lynn Searcy).

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The ladies recall memories of the series and their experiences.

"It was really special to see a story about four Black women, all whose stories were about mostly each other and not about the man they were pursuing," Ross, now the star of ABC's "Black-ish," tells USA TODAY. "And at the core of the show was about the relationship between these women, and how to be a friend."

Brooks said emotions varied as the cast tackled the show's serious issues: colorism, mental health, AIDS, interracial dating, celibacy, infidelity, and being biracial.

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"It seemed very novel," said Brooks (2nd from right), "In actuality, we as women of color, we do these things every day. We have varied emotions. … And I just think that it was beautiful to see Mara sort of unfold and introduce that to pop culture because you hadn't seen it" before.

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Girlfriends series creator Mara Brock Akil this week signed a new developmental deal with Netflix, according to USA Today.

Akil, who is experiencing her own personal drama at home, didn't respond to USA Today's requests for comment.
 

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Actor Larenz Tate recently spoke about raising Black sons in America. Tate and his wife of 14 years, Tomasina Tate, share three sons" Myles, 14, Zander, 12, and 6-year-old Zion.

During an appearance on TV One's UNCENSORED, Tate said his acting career has given his family a luxurious lifestyle, but he and Tomasina make sure their sons know that, despite their money, life is rough for a Black man in America.

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Tate said he and his wife tell their sons that Black boys are held to different standards than males who don't look like them.

"In this society, you as a young Black boy and how you are seen; you're gonna have great times, you're gonna have highs and lows," he said. "You're gonna have missteps, but understand with your missteps come consequences and your consequences are always gonna be more severe than those who don't look like you. It is what it is and we have seen that firsthand."

Tate said he doesn't want his boys to stop "living up to their full potential."

"So they understand, and I'll say don't let that reality stop you from being the best version of who you are and living up to your full potential, or feeling like you're boxed in, you can't do anything, you can’t breathe. Just understand how it goes. If you get stopped [by police], it's gonna be different for you than a kid who doesn't look like you."
 

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Former NBA star Stephon Marbury (left) is not a fan of fellow Brooklyn native Jay Z.

In a recent interview, Marbury (pictured in 2001 with his daughter, Xaviera) explained his ongoing beef with the husband of Beyonce Knowles.

In an interview with Heavy.com, Marbury, 43, said Jay Z sold drugs to pregnant women and created crack babies who are causing most of the crime in the inner cities.

Marbury is baffled that the aging rapper was never forced to take responsibility for his past behavior.

"I look at Jay-Z and I say, 'Wow, here you are trying to be something that you're not. You're not an advocate for Black people, you sold drugs to Black people and you rapped about it and talked about it.

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"How do you do that? Like, I'm trying to figure that part out; like, you can't make that right. This ain't snitching, this ain't telling on nobody, you told on yourself already... You sold drugs to people where you're from Jay-Z in Brooklyn in Marcy [Projects], you got them on crack — whatever it is cocaine whatever it is that you were selling to them. Whatever you say you was ‘cooking up’, that’s what you did."

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Some say Jay Z redeemed himself when he married then-pop superstar Beyonce. The 50-year-old rap mogul carefully cultivated his public image by donating to charitable causes and speaking out against police brutality and the criminal justice system.

But Marbury says Jay Z is a fraud masquerading as the Black community's savior.

"So now, you got your people high, you sold drugs to people that was pregnant now you created crack babies — these same babies that are going out killing grandparents … I'm confused. But that's what it is. That's what happened."

Why does Marbury harbor so much hate for Jay Z? He hints that Jay Z may have set him up to get robbed. Two gunmen stole his $150,000 diamond studded chain while his car was stopped at a traffic light.

Jay Z later dissed Marbury in a track on the Bad Boys II soundtrack in 2003, titled "La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again)."

The track - a remix to Jay Z's "Excuse Me Miss" - includes the lyrics:

"Pink diamond necklace, strawberry wrist/Please excuse yourself, you're very sick/Don't confuse me with Marbury out this bi***/Run up on me at the light, you could lose your life."

Marbury recalls where he was the first time he heard the track.

"I was in Atlanta,” he told Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson. "I was in Atlanta inside of a club and when I heard it, I knew exactly what it was about."
 

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Jane Fonda regrets turning down some sexual healing from R&B crooner Marvin Gaye after he flirted with her.

"He wanted to and I didn't," the 82-year-old actress and former activist told Maureen O'Dowd during a Q&A with The New York Times.

The two women discussed the famous men she's known over the decades, as well as the one that got away.

O'Dowd began the "confirm or deny" segment of the interview by suggesting Fonda's greatest regret was that she never had sex with Marxist Che Guevara, to which the star responded, "No, I don't think about him. Who I do think about, and what is a great regret is Marvin Gaye."

"He wanted to and I didn't," Fonda explained. "I was married to Tom [Hayden]. I was meeting a lot of performers to try to do concerts for Tom and the woman who was helping me do that introduced me to Marvin Gaye."

When asked if Gaye's pickup line included "Sexual Healing," Fonda said, "I needed some but he didn't say that, no."

After Gaye passed away in 1984, Fonda discovered that he'd kept a picture of her on his refrigerator door.

Fonda has been married three times. Her final marriage - to Atlanta media mogul Ted Turner - ended in divorce in 2001.
 

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Rihanna says she has forgiven ex-lover Chris Brown for beating the crap out of her in 2009. Rihanna insists she has gotten over the hurt and betrayal and she considers the hip-hop musician to be the love of her life.

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Brown, 31, was arrested in 2009 for beating Rihanna in his car as they left Clive Davis' Grammy party. This photo was taken at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, hours before the near-fatal beating.

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Brown pled guilty to felony assault and had a restraining order placed on him, preventing him from seeing Rihanna.

The order was later lifted and the pair developed a "very, very close" non-abusive friendship.

Speaking about the relationship during a no-holds-barred interview on Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul Conversations podcast, Rihanna explains: "We've been working on our friendship again. Now we're very very close friends. We've built up a trust again, and that's - we love each other and we probably always will. And that's not something we're ever going to change. That's not something you can shut off, if you've ever been in love."

She added: "I think he was the love of my life. He was the first love. And I see that he loved me the same way... it's not even about us being together. I truly love him. So the main thing for me is that he's at peace. I'm not at peace if he's a little unhappy, or he's still lonely."

When Oprah asked if Rihanna and Chris have rekindled their romance, she replied: "He's in a relationship of his own. I'm single but we have maintained a very close friendship ever since the restraining order has been dropped. We've just worked on it, little by little, and it has not been easy. It's not easy."

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Rihanna has had difficulty maintaining a stable, healthy relationship with men including Travis Scott, Drake, A$AP Rocky, Hassan Jameel, and others.

Rihanna said mending her relationship with her father, who was abusive to her mother, allowed her to forgive Chris.

"It took me a long time, I was angry for a long time," she admits. "I felt like this is not my fault, this is not me doing this, and still I have to worry - I was resentful, I had a grudge, I was angry, I was dark. It was coming out in my music, in my clothes, in my attitude and I didn't like that feeling, it was heavy."

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She continued: "I repaired my relationship with my dad. I was so angry with him, and I was just angry about a lot of things from my childhood and I couldn't separate him as a husband from him as a father. I felt like if he was a bad husband then he was a bad father. I witnessed a lot as a child. Yes he was (violent)... I remember just thinking one day, why can't I get to a place where I can let somebody in? Why can't I love? I wanted to know why. I would think, 'What is my idea of what is supposed to happen?' I wasn't having a relationship with my father anymore so I wasn't able to connect with a man past a certain point.

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"The minute I was able to realize that my father was probably one of the best fathers in the world. He taught me everything. And as awful as he was to my mom at times, it didn't compare to how great he was as a father. And I had to come to terms with that. And I was able to close that gap with him. And all kinds of emotions started happening after that. All kind of things started making sense."

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She concludes: "I thought I hated Chris and I realized it was love was tarnished. It looked like hate because it was ugly, angry, it was inflamed, it was tainted. And I realized that what it was is I had to forgive him because I cared about him still. And the minute I let go of that, I started living again."

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Keri Hilson was a fresh faced newcomer more than a decade ago when her record label told her to diss then-superstar Beyonce Knowles on a track.

In an interview with Claudia Jordan, Hilson recalled dissing Beyonce on her song "Turning M On" and how the fake beef hurt her spirit.

Hilson claims her label made her diss Beyonce, and she was too young and insecure to tell them no.

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Hilson, a 37-year-old Sagittarius, said she took a 9-year hiatus from music to heal herself due to clinical depression.

She said she contemplated quitting the business altogether. "I just knew I needed time to get back to myself."

Hilson said she was "incredibly" unhappy following the breakup of an 11-year relationship.

"I was 17 to 28 years old in that relationship, so I did not know life alone. I did not know and love and accept myself. I didn't know who the hell I was."
 

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Singer Akon is encouraging Black Americans to "let go of the past" and move on from the brutal history of slavery.

The 47-year-old Senegalese star insists his fellow Africans have "overcome" their past and the cruelty their ancestors faced as slave traders ripped families apart.

"We've kind of overcome the thought of slavery, we don't even think about it," Akon said during a new interview with VladTV.

"The only time we think about it, honestly, is when we're doing tours at Goree Island. Outside of that, people have lived and moved way beyond the slavery concept."

Goree is a tiny island off the main harbor of Dakar, Senegal, a pivotal destination for slave trading from the 15th to 19th centuries.

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Akon believes American Blacks could benefit by "letting go" of slavery, because it's such a large weight to carry. He said Black people will never make progress until they let go of the past.

"I think it's the art of just letting the past go and moving towards the future. I think, in the U.S., they have this stigma of just not letting go of the past and blaming the past on every mishap or, you know, disappointment. I think as long as you hold onto that past, there's a lot of weight that you carry with you everywhere you go. It's hard to move forward and move fast when you've got a weight on your back. You just gotta let it go."

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The "Smack That" singer urges "brainwashed" Black Americans to travel to Africa, where they'll be accepted.

"Do you want to stay here (in America) and continue to be treated this way or just go back home, where you're no longer the minority. You actually are the majority, and you control your destiny, your future, and your land... They just need to go... America did a good job at brainwashing (them). The moment you mention Africa, they start shaking. They don't even know why."

Watch Akon's interview below.