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Jada Pinkett Smith's own words about having an open marriage with husband Will Smith have come back to haunt her.

Jada, 48, vigorously denied allegations as "absolutely not true" that Will gave August Alsina his blessing to pursue her.

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But fans remain unconvinced that the older, wiser woman didn't take advantage of the emotionally troubled 27-year-old singer for her own needs.

Will and Jada have been plagued by open marriage rumors for over a decade. It is rumored that the A-list couple enjoyed a swinger's lifestyle with both men and women.

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According to one insider who is very credible, Will and Jada invited friends for a swinger's weekend in Aspen, Colorado. The source - now a happily married mom of three - was asked to partake in the activities, but she politely declined.

Jada spoke about her open marriage in an interview with Marc Lamont Hill for the Huffington Post in 2013.

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"Because at the end of the day, Will is his own man," Jada said. "I'm here as his partner, but he is his own man. He has to decide who he wants to be and that's not for me to do for him. Or vice versa."

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In 2015, she told Howard Stern that her husband was free to wander.

"Here's the deal with that, Howard, you've got to trust who you're with. And at the end of the day, I'm not here to be anybody's watcher," she said. "I'm not his watcher. He's a grown man. Here's what I trust — I trust that the man that Will is, is the man of integrity. So, he's got all the freedom in the world. As long as Will can look himself in the mirror and be okay, I'm good."

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During a revealing Red Table Talk discussion in October 2018, Will and Jada confirmed they were together but living apart as life partners. "We are devoted to each other in a spiritual sense," Will said.

He said he "retired" from trying to make Jada happy and he "empowered" her to find happiness on her own.

"The things that Jada needs to be happy, I'm not going to agree with them on, right?" Will said. "I truly have learned the definition of unconditional love."
 

 

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Marc Lamont Hill's ex dream hampton is set to direct a series about the Tulsa Race Massacre, an act of racial violence that occurred nearly 100 years ago.

The 49-year-old writer/filmmaker who stylizes her name in all lower caps, says the time is right for such a compelling series about race relations in America.

Hampton, pictured below with activist Tarana Burke, says she's inspired by the persistence of Black people from Tulsa.

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"Black people from Tulsa have refused to let the Greenwood District Massacre be erased from history. I'm so inspired by their persistence to lift up the stories of what North Tulsa was before the massacre," hampton said in a statement on Monday about the burning of Tulsa's Greenwood District, dubbed "Black Wall Street" for its collection of successful African American-owned businesses.

Over 300 Americans were killed and thousands more were displaced from their homes as the Greenwood District was torched by white supremacists.

"As the centennial approaches they are still searching for a mass grave they believe contains the bodies of the victims of the Black Wall Street Massacre, and they are still demanding reparations. I'm inspired to learn this history from them, and to tell their ongoing story," said hampton.

The award-winning filmmaker was once entangled in a love triangle with another woman for Marc Lamont Hill's affections.

Their squabble over a cheating man got so heated that the other woman emailed your auntie to put hampton on blast.

When your auntie did the responsible thing and reached out to hampton for her side of the story, she pleaded with me not to publish the woman's email because her minor daughter (at the time) was old enough to read the blogs.

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Marc Lamont Hill weighed in on the controversy surrounded embattled TV journalist Gayle King.

The "CBS This Morning" host was dragged on social media after she questioned former WNBA star Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant's 2003 rape allegation.

Bryant, 41, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash 2 weeks ago.

The backlash continued on Monday when King's supporters sent the hashtag #IStandWithGayle trending on Twitter.com.

King's bestie, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, broke down while explaining the stress King was under. "She's not doing well," Oprah said, while fighting back tears.

Rapper Snoop Dogg, 48, made the situation worse when he called her a "b*tch". His followers sent death threats to King on social media. King reportedly called out sick on Friday.

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In a special segment with theGrio, award-winning journalist, Marc Lamont Hill weighed in on the disrespect toward a 65-year-old, successful Black woman.

"[Snoop Dogg] talked about Black people doing the most harm to ourselves," said Hill. "He talked about what this might do to Kobe's family - all valid points. Even if you disagree with them, they're valid points. The issue for me comes in when Snoop also calls Gayle King a ‘funky, dog-face b*tch.' That crosses the line. That becomes misogyny; that becomes sexism."

Hill said King's question about the link between the rape allegation and Kobe's legacy was a fair one, but the timing of the question and the follow-up question went too far.

"You could see Leslie's face that she was uncomfortable," said Hill. "You could see that that follow up question [was] a little combative and I do think that it crossed the line."

He continued: "Remember, she's not interviewing a scholar, she's not interviewing an expert on sexual assault. She's interviewing a dear friend, days after a death, and to watch her have to even think about that question or to have to think on the spot about how to publicly reconcile how she thinks... or to make sense of that and articulate that at a moment's notice is not how you do journalism."

Hill said the level of disrespect for a Black woman also crossed the line.

"You can critique Snoop Dogg. You can critique Gayle King - we can have these conversations, but we have to do so in ways that humanize and not dehumanize," he said.

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