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Rapper Talib Kweli was kicked off Twitter for "repeated violations" of the social media site's harassment rules.

A spox for the social media site told Jezebel magazine that they permanently banned the 44-year-old Brooklyn native for "repeated violations of the Twitter rules (such as) violence, harassment and other similar types of behavior (that) discourage people from expressing themselves".

The ban, which took effect in late July, comes amid allegations that he and his fans harassed a Twitter user named Maya A. Moody after she accused Black rappers of colorism.

After Moody tweeted, "What rapper married a black woman besides snoop? literally almost all [rappers] are married to light-skinned women but that's a conversation for another day," Kweli replied, "Nah let's have this convo today... I mean, is any of this really any of your business?"

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Moody, 24, claims that for two weeks she was overwhelmed with harassing posts by the rapper and his fans on both Twitter and Instagram.

According to Moody, the posts included personal details, such as pictures of her parents, as well as threats of violence and sexual abuse.

Moody took screenshots of the harassment and was in "constant contact" with Twitter, but she complained that the social media platform took too long to take action. She said other users had "been suspended for way less than targeting someone and harassing them constantly for over two weeks straight".

Kweli, who has a reputation for being an internet troll, responded to the claims in an email to Jezebel, in which he stated: "I've never cyber-harassed anyone in my life. I responded, on Twitter, to the lies that Maya posted about me. When you respond to someone who posts lies about you, that is not harassment."

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Kweli has been married to DJ EQ since 2009. He complained that Moody tagged his wife in her tweets.

The rapper is a well-respected veteran in the music industry for the past 20 years, and is best known for being one half of rap duo Black Star alongside Mos Def.

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Two years after a judge slapped a restraining order on drag queen TS Madison (left), he is still harassing and bullying blogger Michelle "ATLien" Brown (right) on social media.

In a video dated July 2, Michelle explains the drama that began after the breakup of the Queens Court YouTube series, when Madison assumed Michelle had something to do with breaking him and Khia up as a team.

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Michelle, pictured with singer Trey Songz, writes:

"I've also been harassed, doxed and bullied by TS Madison's gang of supporters that he calls the "Maddie Mob" for reporting on the break up and the bullying continued even AFTER I sought a restraining order.

My only recourse over the years has been speaking up for myself as TS has gone on various platforms showing his disdain for women. He also appeared on Tasha K's podcast alongside Storm Monroe in a video titled, "Exclusive | T.S. Madison FINALLY CONFRONTS BEEFS with Khia, Gio, Michelle B. & more! Part 1" to continue the harassment against me.

Now the drama has started again. After I reported on the Lovely Ti, B. Simone drama, TS Madison went on his platform with a screen shot of my image bearing the likeness of Gary Coleman and proceeded to "drag" me for 2 hours. When does it end?"

FULL VIDEO + CALL INS - I Want A Brand New BMW... https://youtu.be/o-JDzlCubUk
 

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Pop singer/rapper Lizzo shared a powerful TikTok video clip blasting all those who criticize her for her looks and her body size.

"Hey, so I've been working out consistently for the last 5 years and it may come as a surprise to some of y'all that I'm not working out to have your ideal body type," she says over videos that show her working out intensely.

"I'm working out to have my ideal body type and you know what type that is? None of your f**king business! Because I am beautiful, I am strong, I do my job, and I stay on my job," she said.

Lizzo went on to curse out each and every hater who don't look in the mirror before they criticize others.

"So next time you want to come to somebody and judge them, whether they drink kale smoothies or eat McDonald's or workout or not workout, how about you look at your own f**king self and worry about your own goddamn body because health is not just determined on what you look like on the outside, health is also what happens on the inside. And a lot of y'all need to do a f**king cleanse for your insides. Namaste, have a great day."

Lizzo has been mocked and teased relentlessly on social media for not having a slim, curvy body like other singers in her field.

The 32-year-old star admitted she's depressed and sometimes cries herself to sleep due to the excessive bullying. She has considered deleting her social media accounts, but the draw to social media is too powerful to let go.

In her hit song "Truth Hurts," Lizzo said "why food great 'til I gotta lose weight." The singer has ramped up her exercise and dieting routines - but not to appease others. To inspire others to eat healthy and workout so they can live long, healthy lives.
 

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Steven Spielberg's adopted daughter, Mikaela Spielberg, addressed online bullying after announcing she aspires to be a sex worker.

Mikaela took to Instagram to explain why she chose a line of work that would empower her and embarrass her famous father.

The mixed race beauty said she refuses to let petty comments about her looks and hair get her down.

Mikaela, whose Instagram account is now private, wrote, "Everyone seems to be fixated on a couple of things [right now].

1. Wy I'm not concerned with protecting the concept of virtue
2. If I'm considered attractive
3. Why if I apparently have so much money am I making these personal choices.

Well for the first time in my life I'll be able to pay my own bills and secure my own freedom. I woke up this morning and felt empowered for the first time in my life... I'm going to spend my day taking excellent care of myself. No one wakes up perfect and with makeup on and that's the tea... I'm here for the girls and the sex workers with big noses and 4c textured har."

 

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LeBron James' son, LeBron "Bronny" James Jr., made headlines last week when a toddler threw a piece of candy at him during a high school basketball tournament in Massachusetts.

Bronny is a 15-year-old basketball player who attends Sierra Canyon, a private school in Los Angeles. There are reports that the toddler who threw the candy at Bronny was ejected from the gym.

Nearly 20 years ago, another toddler was the target of mean-spirited basketball fans who disliked his NBA All-star father.

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Before social media came into existence, adults relentlessly mocked Trey Jason Kidd, aka TJ, in chat rooms and on message boards.

TJ is the son of L.A. Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd, 46, and his first wife, Joumana Kidd.

Adults made cruel comments about TJ while hiding behind the anonymity of the Internet. If anyone understands what Bronny James is going through now, it's TJ Kidd.

TJ, a 21-year-old college student, is a mature, well-adjusted young man who seems unaffected by the bullying that occurred when he was much younger than Bronny is now.
 

Heavy.com writer Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson caught up with TJ before the Lakers took on the Nets at the Barclays Center on Jan. 23.

Robinson asked TJ to share his experience growing up as the son of an NBA star.
 

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson: What's your opinion on the kid throwing that object at Bronny?

TJ Kidd: Nobody should be throwing anything at anyone no matter the level of the game that's being played. I get that it was a little kid who threw something. I saw the video. I don't know the whole story and I don't know why the kid did it. But there's no place for it.
 

What's it like being an NBA player's son? Is there pressure?

TJ Kidd: Honestly it's very cool. You are afforded many great opportunities and you meet really amazing people. But there are misconceptions and downsides that come with it. There are haters. People that harass you on social media. There are people who have no clue with what pressure and expectations you have to deal with. But it's what builds your character. Dealing with adversity, pressure, sometimes anxiety. It helps make you better. At the end of the day, it's all noise. You learn how to deal with it at a young age and you learn how to be the best person you can be every single day. You don't always have that parent around, but you know they want the best for you. It's a whole lot of learning and teaching yourself things as you grow up. But you understand the circumstances of their work. You are beyond proud of your parent. You'll love and stick up for that parent until the end of the line because that's your parent and they represent you and your whole family. I consider myself extremely blessed to have my dad be my dad and my mom to be my mom. But, at the end of the day, it's about what you want to do. It's great to celebrate what that parent has accomplished. But, at the end of the day, you have to do you. It's not going to be easy, but the payout of your body of work to whatever it is you do, will be worthwhile.

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According to a record label source, Lizzo's people pleaded with Twitter.com to remove memes and tweets asking President Trump to drop the obese pop star on Iran amid threats of retaliation for the killing of an Iranian general.

Lizzo's camp reported the posts to Twitter, saying they "fat-shamed" the pop superstar on the social media platform.

Some of the posts contained memes featuring a photo that showed Lizzo posing in the nude. The photos were superimposed on images of B2 bombers and fighter jets. One illustration depicted Lizzo as a whale.

There was also a video of the aftermath of a nuclear bomb explosion. The video was captioned: "When Trump drops Lizzo's fat ass in Iran."

Thousands of Twitter users retweeted the memes on Lizzo's timeline so she would see them.

Lizzo abruptly quit Twitter.com after complaining about the negativity of "trolls" on the platform.

"Yeah I can't do this Twitter s**t no more.. too many trolls," she tweeted on Sunday. "I'll be back when I feel like it."

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Many speculated that she was forced off social media by bullies who constantly reminded her of her spat with Dr. Boyce Watkins.

The 31-year-old Detroit native was the target of Watkins, who said she is popular because there is an obesity epidemic in America.

But my source said the real reason Lizzo left Twitter was the plethora of humiliating posts about Iran.

The source described Lizzo as "depressed" and "humiliated" over the online harassment. He said Twitter staff told her the messages didn't violate Twitter's policies on abusive content.

You be the judge. Are the following posts abusive or considered bullying?

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Lizzo quit Twitter.com after complaining about the negativity of "trolls" on the social media platform. Now she explains why.

"Yeah I can't do this Twitter s**t no more.. too many troll," she tweeted on Sunday. "I'll be back when I feel like it."

Speculation ran rampant as her fans debated the real reason behind her decision to leave social media.

Many speculated that she was forced off social media by bullies who constantly reminded her what Dr. Boyce Watkins said.

The 31-year-old Detroit native was the target of Watkins, who said she is popular because there is an obesity epidemic in America.

He criticized the "Truth Hurts" singer for glamorizing morbid obesity, which is among the top 5 causes of death for women over 300 pounds.

The singer, who is born under the Scorpio star sign, explained her decision to leave social media during a benefit concert at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

"I just want you to know that I, you know, I just took a DNA test and it turns out I quit Twitter. I quit Twitter. I'm off it. All social media is not created equal," she said.

"I would love to be on Twitter 'cause I could connect with you people who positively support me not to mention spreading my own positive messages," she said as the crowd cheered. She added: "But now I've gotten to a point where I'm not just dealing with Internet bullies, I'm dealing with seeing a lot of negativity on the Internet dealing with everyone."

She said she has thick skin, but she worries about her fans who can’t handled the bullying.

"...when I see how, not just insensitive, but hateful and hurtful we are towards each other - when I just log on every day and see something devastating and something tragic every single day. Even from my well of positivity. I feel it and it doesn't feel good."

Lizzo is performing across Australia to raise money to combat the bushfires that have scorched at least 11 million acres since arsonists set the fires in September. 24 suspects have been arrested.

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One of two journalists who caught heat for mocking the looks of Jay-Z and Beyonce's 7-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, refuses to back down.

Vanity Fair film critic Kameron Austin Collins sparked outrage when he targeted the youngster in an odd Twitter exchange with Harpers Bazaar writer Violet Lucca.

Collins said he felt sorry for Blue Ivy because her father's genes "are about to really hit Blue Ivy."

Lucca replied, "They haven't already?"

To which Collins tweeted: "you're right. But she's lucky -- if it happens now she'll definitely grow out of it. Get the ugly duckling phase done early".

Lucca then compared the child to socialite Kylie Jenner, who underwent extensive facial surgery as a teenager.

Black Twitter's response was swift as the tweet exchange went viral on Wednesday.

Collins cracked first, saying his tweets were a "bad joke, and black girls in particular deserve better."

But the outrage continued on Twitter when Lucca logged in the next day, and seemed to take offense at the anger directed at her and Collins.

"Kam wrote a very earnest apology and everyone in the replies is telling him to keep it. We've been moved to the evil category and there's no way for us to get out of it. I'm sure there will be plenty of people responding to this saying I'm playing the victim by pointing this out."

"There is nothing that I can say that won't be written off or projected upon or dumped on, so I choose to say nothing," Lucca tweeted on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

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Lucca's response left many questioning her motive. Some users believe she and Collins insulted Blue Ivy to prove a point about liberals taunting President Trump's 13-year-old son, Baron Trump, on social media.

She blamed "structural racism" for the different reactions to jokes about Baron and Blue Ivy.

"Structural racism is real. It does not matter how much money a [person of color] makes for them to be affected by it. I realize that when I make fun of a noter celeb kid -- say, Baron Trump -- it's totally different that when I say something about Blue Ivy."

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The girlfriend of Day 26 member Robert Curry was forced to prove she was born a girl after Internet trolls shamed her on social media.

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Day 26 is best known as contestants on Sean Combs' reality TV series Making the Band. Their debut album went No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

Social media trolls routinely harass Portia, who has full lips and beautiful African features.

When Curry posted an Instagram photo of the couple celebrating New Year's, the trolls asked him if he was in a homosexual relationship.

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"Omg is that yur [sic] boyfriend are you gay with all do [sic] respect," asked one Instagram user.

In response to the trans-shaming, Portia changed her Twitter profile to prove she was born a girl.

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Lizzo checked a scholar and author who disrespected her by claiming she is only popular because there is an obesity epidemic in America.

The 31-year-old singer/rapper, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, is one of 2019's biggest stars. She topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her 2017 release Truth Hurts and she bagged an impressive eight Grammy nominations - more than any other artist.

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Lizzo was honored as Time's Entertainer of the Year, and she was the guest performer on Saturday Night Live when Eddie Murphy made his triumphant return to SNL on Dec. 21.

However, on Friday, Dec. 20, one Twitter user, social commentator Dr. Boyce Watkins, attempted to shame the entertainer, claiming her weight and America's obesity epidemic were behind her extraordinary success.

"#Lizzo popular is because there is an obesity epidemic in America. Rather than encouraging people to do better, we are simply lying to them and telling them that they are just fine the way they are," Watkins wrote. "Unfortunately, Many of these people are dying from diabetes and heart disease."

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Refusing to let the negativity slide, the "Juice" singer clapped back, insisting her immense "talent" was behind her widespread popularity.

"I'm popular because I write good songs and I'm talented and perform high energy hour and a half shows filled with love," Lizzo fired back. "The only person who needs to do better is you. Keep my name out ya mouth & look in the mirror before you come for me."

She added: "Here's the attention you ordered."

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50 Cent fired back at claims he bullied Power co-star Naturi Naughton's appearance on social media. According to The Blast, the 44-year-old troll reposted a side-by-side meme of Naughton next to Goro from Mortal Kombat. He wrote, "who the f—k did this, POWER is #1."

Naturi took offense to the meme and she responded to the rapper, whose Instagram account was shuttered after multiple complaints by users who say he is mentally abusive.

"Did we have a fight and I not know about it? So confused," she wrote. Naturi added:

"There's so much I wanna say but... You don't even have an Instagram account so... why waste my characters or come out of my CHARACTER! But do pick up a copy of my upcoming book: #whatNOTtoDoWhenYoureABoss ????? #ImNotACharacter #IAmARealPerson #IAmAWoman #IAmABlackWoman."


 

Loose Change responded to a fan who defended him against allegations that he bullied Naturi. "I thought u was sticking up for her or did I read wrong" the fan wrote. To which 5 Dimes replied, "I was sticking up for her, they just went and made some sh-t up."

Small Change is on his last leg on Twitter.com as well. My sources say he has already been warned to tone down his harassing tweets on the micromanaging platform.

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Malik Yoba's three children are being harassed after his shocking confession that he is attracted to male-to-female (MtF) transgenders.

Malik, 51, confessed he is a "trans attracted" man in a lengthy post on his Instagram account last week.

Malik returned to Instagram on Labor Day to thank his followers for their positive messages and words of encouragement.

"I want to say thank you all. All the good folks who've reached out in the last 24 hours," he said in a video. "Seeing my name, talking about 'trans attraction: Malik Yoba.' So, here's the thing. We're human beings, and we're all part of the guide body, and so, unfortunately, part of our mechanism is that we need to judge and characterize and ostracize and vilify and demonize the things we don't understand."

While the majority of his followers have been positive, the actor said his three children are receiving "foul messages" on social media ever since his revelation.

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Malik is pictured in 2011 with his children (L-R) Dena, now 18, Josiah, now 17, and Pria, now 21.

"Just because you don't understand something does not make it wrong," the actor told the trolls who are harassing his kids.

Malik encouraged his followers to join him for the transgender march on Washington in three weeks.

"September 27, 28, Washington DC, the trans visibility march in DC, I will be there doing my 'Love and Trauma workshop: The Trans Experience'," he added. "I invite you all to join."
 

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The story of a Philadelphia man who allegedly committed suicide after defending his relationship with a male-to-female transgender has gone global. 20-year-old Maurice "Reese Him Daddie" Willoughby reportedly took his own life after he was dumped by his MtF transgender lover named Faith.

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