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Rapper T.I.'s daughter Deyjah Harris shared a video discussing her ongoing struggles with mental illness.

In the video posted on YouTube.com, Deyjah admits she has been dealing with depression and anxiety since she was 11 years old.

She shared a message of hope for other young people dealing with mental health issues like hers.

"I feel like mental health overall is just a topic that needs more attention," she said. "There are so many individuals in the world that struggle with and suffer from it."

Acknowledging that she doesn't have all of the answers, Deyjah said the purpose of the video is to "lend a helping hand so that you can be better equipped for your journey ahead than I might've been."

The 18-year-old social media influencer hinted that others are using her "truth" to their advantage.

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Deyjah and her father, T.I., made headlines last year when he joked that he took her for an annual physical exam to ensure that her hymen was still intact. Deyjah’s mom, aspiring rapper, Ms. Niko, denied the story on social media.
 

Sources say Deyjah and her father were not really close as a child growing up. That is not a good sign.

Deyjah is usually the only child missing from most family get-togethers and photo shoots.
 

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Rapper/actor Tip "T.I." Harris has been added to the cast of an upcoming Aretha Franklin TV project, Genius: Aretha. The "ASAP" hitmaker portrays Franklin's one-time lover, fashion designer Ken Cunningham.

Actress Cynthia Erivo will star as the late music icon in Genius: Aretha, an authorized limited TV series that chronicles the life and legacy of the late Queen of Soul.

Although production was halted earlier this month due to the global coronavirus chaos, show officials have unveiled new cast additions.

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T.I., 39, will play socially-conscious New York entrepreneur Cunningham, who approaches Aretha to invest in his fashion business, and ends up embarking on a relationship with the singer.

Cunningham eventually became the singer's road manager, and fathered her youngest son, Kecalf Cunningham, who was born in April, 1970.

Notorious star Antonique Smith and acting newcomers Tina Fears and Ethan Henry have also been added to the line-up, with Henry set to portray civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The news was released to coincide with what would have been Aretha's 78th birthday on Wednesday, March 25.

Producers at National Geographic Network marked the occasion by releasing a new image of Erivo as the "Respect" legend.

Genius: Aretha, which also stars Courtney B. Vance as the musician's father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, was due to premiere this spring, but will now launch at a later date.

The TV series isn't the only screen project about Aretha in the works - Jennifer Hudson is also playing Franklin in a new movie biopic, titled Respect, which is set to debut this Christmas.

The biopic was pushed back from its previously-announced October opening, according to Deadline.

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The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said one of its deputies did not plant drugs on a Black suspect after a viral video sparked outrage on social media this week.

The video allegedly showed a sheriff's deputy planting evidence on a suspect during an arrest in Bridge City on Monday, March 16.

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The video went viral after rapper Tip "T.I." Harris posted the clip on his Instagram page and told his 12 million followers:

"The Jefferson Parish PD planting crack on this Man... You should all be ashamed of yourselves,fired,& indicted!!! Listen to the pig at the end talking about "Your Phone Is Evidence!!!" Yeah you right... the evidence we need against YOU!!! Fuckin Dork!!!"

The video was viewed over 3 million times, leading to calls of police misconduct and threats of rioting.

But after an internal investigation, the JPSO determined the white baggie was indeed taken from the suspect's pocket, according to Nola.com.

During a press conference on Tuesday night, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said his department found no wrongdoing.

"The drugs that were on the scene were previously confiscated from the suspect's pocket before that video started to play," Lopinto said.

Lopinto thanked the suspect, Dominique Griffin, 26, of Bridge City, who admitted he was in possession of the drugs, which tested positive for crystal methamphetamine.

Griffin told investigators the deputy did not plant the baggie on him, according to Lopinto.

"He understands the gravity of the situation with the accusations that were being made," Lopinto said of Griffin.

Griffin was booked on two counts of drug possession.
 


 

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Rapper T.I. is like any other man who wants safety and security for his family. The rapper probably had peace of mind when he moved into the exclusive, gated Eagles Landing subdivision in Henry County, Georgia.

But despite 24/7 guard presence and a gate, a robbing crew is breaking into homes in the upscale neighborhood. And now families are concerned about their safety among million-dollar homes.

Channel 2's Matt Johnson reports that families of Indian descent are bing targeted.

"These guys are smart," said one Indian man who asked Channel 2 not to show his face on camera. The resident said Indians are being targeted because they typically keep a lot of cash and gold jewelry in their homes.

The victim said thieves broke his back window to gain access to his upscale home while he was gone out Saturday night.

It's the third home burglary in the past two weeks inside Eagles Landing, where comedian Chris Tucker also owns a home.

The victim said he isn't sure the thieves are coming in from the outside.

"How they are getting in the neighborhood, that is a little bit mystery," said the man.

At another house, a mother and daughter returned from karate class to find a back window smashed and the house ransacked. $9,000 in cash and an expensive necklace were stolen.

Another family told Johnson that thieves stole at least $30,000 in jewelry from their home while they were gone.

The homeowner's association held a meeting with residents on Thursday to discuss the home break-ins.

Henry County police are investigating the cases.

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Tip "T.I." Harris, his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris and their daughter Heiress attended the 51st NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday. T.I.'s talent completion show Rhythm + Flow won the Award for Outstanding Reality Program.
 

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel spend some quality family time with their son Silas as they have a late lunch at Bubby's restaurant in Downtown Manhattan. The power couple overcame Justin's recent dip in the lady pond.
 

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Christina Milian brought her newborn son Isaiah to the Pretty Little Thing store to attend a party. Christina showed off her post-baby body in a white t-shirt and jeans. The 38-year-old is also mom to daughter Violet by music producer The-Dream.
 

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Kourtney Kardashian watched anxiously as her son Reign Disick runs to the restroom for a quick potty stop after having brunch at Croft with two friends in West Hollywood.
 

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British comedienne Jennifer Saunders walked the blue carpet with her granddaughter at the UK premiere of 'Onward' at the Curzon Mayfair Theater. Saunders, 61, is best known for playing drunkard Edina Monsoon in the BBC comedy TV hit show "Absolutely Fabulous" alongside comedienne Joanna Lumley (1992).

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Everyone has something they will gladly fight you for. T.I.'s middle son, King Harris, tells Complex.com he fought in a school bathroom over something near and dear to his heart: his family pride.

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A viral video shows the 15-year-old high schooler brawling with a boy in a bathroom while girls and boys looked on (maybe it was a unisex bathroom?)

The video shows King holding his own against the other boy. King walked into a hard right but he shook it off and proved he is his daddy's son.

"I can't tell you all that happened... basically... we fought," King tells Complex.com.

"This dude hit me one time, one time! It looked like he hit me a couple of times, but on God, you don't see nothing on my face. I still look light-skinned, no bruises, one bruise right here. That's all you see on me, no other bruises. Therefore, he hit me one time!"

So what was King fighting a kid over? King tells Complex the fight was over a Kodak Black Sniper Gang hoodie.

Kodak Black, who was transferred from a Miami prison to a facility in Kentucky, has beef with King's father, rapper T.I. Harris, 39. Kodak is serving 46 months in prison on weapons possession charges.

King is T.I.'s son with singer and reality TV personality Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 44.
 

 

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Deyjah Harris's mother, rapper Ms. Niko, seemed to call her ex-boyfriend Tip "T.I." Harris a "narcissist" after the rapper apologized profusely for joking about accompanying his daughter to the gynecologist to make sure she was still a virgin.

"Whew chile, the narcissism," Ms. Niko wrote in a post on Instagram.com. Her followers assumed she was referring to T.I.

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Following an art therapy session in October, Ms. Niko opened up about a "lying" ex-boyfriend.

In a video on her IG page Ms. Niko displayed a drawing she made featuring 3 black vertical lines on white paper.

"This line right here represents him because his ass be lying, Ok?" she said. "And, if you notice, there's two more lines on the outside because he stay f---ing lying, Ok. He lies all. the. time." She continued: "I almost put a line right through the middle of this because he has crossed very many lines!"

T.I., 39, and his long-suffering wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 44, visited Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk web series in an episode that aired on Monday, Nov. 25.

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T.I. told Jada he was joking about comments he made regarding his daughter Deyjah's annual virginity check-up.

He admits the remarks he made during a recent podcast chat were said in a "very joking manner."

"I began, from a place of truth, I began to embellish and exaggerate. People took it extremely literal. If you put any of my reputation about who I am as a father and who I’ve been, I honestly thought people knew me better than that."

The "Paper Trail" rapper decided to break his silence after friends urged him to admit he was exaggerating. But he stressed that his priority was protecting his daughter from sticky-fingered boys in heat.

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"I think that in the age or the time when our women - black women - are the most unprotected, unattended, disregarded women on the planet, I'm being criticized because I'm willing to go above and beyond to protect mine," he said in the chat, which premiered on Monday.

"Anything that is the most important thing to me in my life, I am going to deal with that with very extreme care," he continued. "And I don't understand how that is looked at as being so wrong."

FYI: Gynecologists do not perform hymen checks or Pap smears on children. A doctor would not perform a "virginity check" or "hymen check" on girl children unless there was a medical reason for the exam.

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Tip "T.I." Harris says he was joking about comments he made regarding his daughter Deyjah's annual virginity check-up. The 39-year-old father of seven appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk FACEBOOK web series in an episode that aired on Monday, Nov. 25.

T.I. admits the remarks he made during a recent podcast chat were said in a "very joking manner", but he is determined to protect his daughter from sticky-fingered boys in heat.

"I think that in the age or the time when our women - black women - are the most unprotected, unattended, disregarded women on the planet, I'm being criticized because I'm willing to go above and beyond to protect mine," he said in the chat, which premiered on Monday.

"Anything that is the most important thing to me in my life, I am going to deal with that with very extreme care," he continued. "And I don't understand how that is looked at as being so wrong."

The musician, real name Clifford Harris, was heavily criticized for making the controversial comments to singer Miguel's wife, Nazanin Mandi, during her Ladies Like Us podcast.

After confirming that he had the "sex talk" with his teenage daughter, he went on to joke about going to her gynecologist's visits to make sure her hymen was intact.

"Deyjah's 18, just graduated high school now, and yes, not only have we had the conversation (about sex), we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen," he said during the since-deleted podcast. "I will say, as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact."

T.I. told Jada he regrets sharing personal details about Deyjah publicly. He admitted Deyjah was disturbed by his comments.

"She did have a problem with me talking about it," said T.I., "and I understand that, and I am incredibly apologetic to her for that. She understands my intentions and she knows who I am, who I've always been."

A family friend who begged for anonymity told Sandrarose.com that he hoped the rapper would admit he was "exaggerating" about the gynecologist visits. The friend said T.I. took a lot of heat for a joke that was considered in poor taste. "He should just come clean and admit he was kidding," said the friend.

FYI: Gynecologists do not perform hymen checks or Pap smears on children. A doctor would not perform a "virginity check" or "hymen check" on girl children unless there was a medical reason for the exam.
 

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50 Cent has been banned from Instagram.com following his comments on an IG meme posted by Snoop Dogg mocking fellow rapper T.I.

Pocket change was banned from the social media network after he commented on Snoop's meme which mocked T.I.'s comments about accompanying his daughter, Deyjah Harris, to a gynecologist.

T.I. made the comment in a podcast that has since been deleted.

In response to a question about having the "sex talk" with his 18-year-old daughter, T.I. joked, "Not only have we had the conversation, we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen."

Despite the fact that T.I. was only joking, the story went viral and drew rebukes and condemnation from fellow celebrities and fans.

In response to Snoop's meme mocking T.I., 50 Cent wrote, "Yeah man, what the fuck was T.I. talking about. LOL."
 

Fiddy's Instagram page has since been deactivated without explanation.

The last time Instagram dropped the hammer on the rap troll was when he leaked an image of Teairra Mari from her sex tape. Teairra complained and Fiddy's IG page was deleted.

Teairra ultimately lost a revenge porn lawsuit and 50 Cent was awarded legal fees. His IG account was also reinstated.

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Feminist icon Gloria Steinem insists rapper Tip "T.I." Harris is breaking the law by having his daughter's hymen checked annually to make sure she is still a virgin.

The controversy stems from a since-deleted podcast interview in which the rapper joked about accompanying his 18-year-old daughter, Deyjah Harris, to a gynecologist to have her hymen checked to make sure she was still a virgin.

The 39-year-old rapper, who has not commented on the ensuing controversy, reportedly asked the podcast hosts, Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham, to delete the interview.

Insiders say the rapper was joking, but the debate continues to rage on social media.

And now Steinem tells TMZ that she thinks T.I.'s actions are a human rights violation.

"It is not his hymen, it is not his body," she told the gossip outlet. "He doesn't have any right to do that... You can't invade a child's body for anything other than a medical emergency or a medical reason."

Steinem is suspicious of how T.I. gets the information about his daughter's hymen from her doctor after he revealed she signs a release form allowing the medic to speak to her dad.

"There's a power relationship that's very suspicious there," Steinem said. "I don't think it sounds like free will... and the courts should be after him."

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T.I.'s daughter, Deyjah Harris, unfollowed her father on social media after he caught flack for his old fashioned comments about her virginity.

In a since-deleted podcast interview, the 39-year-old rap mogul said he accompanied the teenager to her gynecologist appointments to make sure she was still a virgin.

Deyjah, 18, is pictured below with her half sisters Heiress, 3, and Zonnique, 23.
 

T.I. described a typical gynecologist visit with his daughter to check her hyman to make sure it was still intact.

"So we'll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk. And the doctor is maintaining a high level of professionalism. 'Well you know sir, in order to share information…' I say 'Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn't want me to know? Okay. See doc, ain't no problem.’"

His comments sparked controversy from the public and other celebrities who chastised the rapper for invading his child's privacy.

According to insiders, T.I. was only joking and he begged the podcast's hosts to remove the interview.

Podcast hosts Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham complied by removing the interview and apologizing for making light of the situation. Mandi and Moham said they were caught completely off guard by the public outrage over what was supposed to be a joke.

"It was a joke that spiraled out of control," said an insider with knowledge of the situation. The insider said T.I. was advised to say nothing about the incident so the scandal would die down on its own.

But Deyjah got the ball rolling again by unfollowing her daddy on social media. Some say the move implies she is mad at T.I. for putting her business in the streets in the first place - even if he was just joking.

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris took a lot of heat for his old fashioned comments about his teenage daughter's virginity. The doting dad sparked a frenzy on social media when he revealed he accompanies his 18-year-old daughter, Deyjah, to a gynecologist to make sure her hymen is intact.

The 39-year-old rap mogul described a typical gynecologist visit with his daughter.

"So we'll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk. And the doctor is maintaining a high level of professionalism. 'Well you know sir, in order to share information…' I say 'Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn't want me to know? Okay. See doc, ain't no problem.'"

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T.I. said the doctor informed him of the various other ways a girl's hymen can be broken, such as using feminine products, playing sports, bike riding and horse riding.

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T.I. made the comments during a recent "Ladies Like Us" podcast hosted by Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham. The hosts made light of T.I.'s comments, which they later apologized for.

In a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday Mandi and Moham apologized for their "knee jerk" reaction to the "uncomfortable topic" of virginity.

"To everyone confused, angry and hurt by the recent episode of Ladies Like Us, we want to start off by saying that we sincerely apologize for our knee jerk reaction," they wrote. "We were completely caught off guard/shocked and looking back, we should have reacted much differently in the moment. The comments that were made and the reaction that followed are not in any way a reflection of our personal views on the topic. We support and love Women and feel that their bodies are theirs to do as they wish. There was absolutely no ill intent towards any party involved & feel deeply awful about the entire incident."
 

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Tip "T.I." Harris made headlines around the globe when he revealed he accompanies his teenage daughter, Deyjah, to a gynecologist to make sure she is still a virgin.

During a recent "Ladies Like Us" podcast, the proud father said he had "the talk" with Deyjah about the birds and the bees and he takes her to the gynecologist to make sure she is still a virgin.

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The 39-year-old rap mogul described a typical gynecologist visit with his daughter.

"So we'll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk. And the doctor is maintaining a high level of professionalism. 'Well you know sir, in order to share information…' I say 'Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn't want me to know? Okay. See doc, ain't no problem.'"

T.I. said the doctor informed him of the various other ways a girl's hymen can be broken, such as using feminine products, playing sports, bike riding and horse riding.

The online reactions to the rap mogul's old fashioned parenting ranged from confusion to outrage. Many wondered why the father of seven still accompanies his 18-year-old daughter to her doctor's appointments to make sure her hymen is intact.

Planned Parenthood weighed in on the controversy by schooling the rapper about the anatomy and physiology of a biological female's hymen.

"[I don't know] who needs to hear this but virginity is a made-up social construct, and it has absolutely nothing to do with your hymen," Planned Parenthood tweeted on Wednesday.

The @PPFA Twitter account explained:

"A virgin is someone who's never had sex. But 'sex' means different things to different people, so 'virginity' does too. Many don't care what it means or think it matters. Whatever you believe, the fact is you can't tell if someone's had sex by checking their hymen...

"The hymen is a thin, fleshy tissue that's located at the opening of your vagina. Like other parts of our bodies, hymens are a little different for everyone...

"Many people think the hymen totally covers the opening of your vagina until it's stretched open, but that's not usually the case. Most hymens naturally have a hole big enough for period blood to come out and for you to use tampons comfortably...

"Some people just naturally have hymens that are more open. And many other activities besides sex can stretch your hymen — like riding a bike, doing sports, or putting something in your vagina (like a tampon or finger). Once your hymen is stretched open, it can’t grow back...

"Some people think you can tell if someone’s had sex before if their hymen is stretched open. But that’s not the case.

Say it with us:

YOU ... CAN'T ... TELL ... IF ... SOMEONE'S ... HAD ... SEX ... BY ... THE ... WAY ... THEIR ... HYMEN ... LOOKS ... OR ... FEELS".

Planned Parenthood's tweets were informative, but those of us who are in the health field beg to differ.

Doctors, nurses and medical examiners usually can tell if a woman has had sex or has been raped just by examining her vagina and inner labia folds - the two flaps of skin on either side of the vaginal opening.

There is a distinct difference between a hymen that is perforated by a finger or a Tampon and a hymen that was torn by sexual intercourse or by brute force such as in a rape.

Most hymens naturally have a small hole in the center. If the opening is stretched by a finger or a Tampon, jagged remnants of the hymen will still be visible.

The hymen’s edges may not be visible after sexual intercourse or rape, but there are still physical signs such as redness or injury to the inner labia folds that confirm sexual activity.

So, in a way, T.I. is correct.

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris says he goes with his teenage daughter, Deyjah, to her doctor's appointments to make sure her hymen is still intact.

The 39-year-old rapper is a doting father to his children, including daughters Heiress, 3, and 18-year-old Deyjah Harris, who is increasingly popular on Instagram.

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During a recent "Ladies Like Us" podcast, the proud father said he had "the talk" with Deyjah about the birds and the bees and he happily confirmed she is still a virgin.

"Not only have we had the conversation, we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen," he said in all seriousness. "Yes I go with her. I go with her. So let me tell you, this one time we go, I think this might have been after her 16th birthday… and this is what we do. Right after the birthday we celebrate, usually like the day after the party, she's enjoying her gifts, I put a sticky note on the door 'Gyno tomorrow 9:30,'" he added.

The rapper described a typical gynecologist visit with his daughter.

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"So we'll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk. And the doctor is maintaining a high level of professionalism. 'Well you know sir, in order to share information…' I say 'Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn't want me to know? Okay. See doc, ain't no problem.'"

T.I. said the doctor informed him of the various other ways a girl's hymen can be broken, such as using feminine products, playing sports, bike riding and horse riding.

"So I say look Doc, she don't ride no horses, she don't ride no bike, she don't play no sports man. Just check the hymen please and give me back my results expeditiously! But I will say as of her 18th birthday her hymen is still intact."

Even though he confirmed his daughter is intact, the promiscuous rap mogul says virgins are overrated.

"No fun. Who wants a virgin? Like, really. All that work?"

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris was a guest on Tamron Hall's talk show, where he criticized the so-called "woke" and "cancel culture" that proliferates on Black Twitter.

"All this cancel culture, I think it's fake. Like Jay-Z said: 'first they hate you, then they love you, then they hate you again," T.I. said.

T.I. used Kanye West as an example of the "cancel culture" trend that seeks to silence people they don't agree with.

"You'll cancel someone like Kanye - now I don't agree with his views - there are a lot of things he say, a lot of positions and perspectives he speak from that I have no agreeance [sic] with. But that's not going to take away from the fact that he is a phenomenal artist and he makes great music," T.I. said. "But you will cancel him, but at the same time, when someone like Gucci does Blackface, then you're cool with that, so you'll keep wearing Gucci, but you'll cancel Kanye."

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During his 3rd annual Obama Foundation summit in Chicago, former President Barack Obama told young people on social media to get over themselves by reminding them that they are not perfect.

"This idea of purity and you're never compromised and you're always politically woke and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly," Obama said.

"One danger I see among young people, particularly on college campuses... There is this sense sometimes of, the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people.

"Like if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn't do something right or used the wrong verb or then, I can sit back and feel good about myself: 'Cause, man, you see how woke I was? I called you out.' You know that's not activism, that's not bringing about change. If all you're doing is casting stones, you're probably not going to get that far. [Casting stones] is easy to do."
 

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In addition to being a rapper, entrepreneur and label owner with his own roster of artists, T.I. hosts his own podcast, ExpediTIously.

T.I. sat down with "Infowars" owner Alex Jones for an intense debate about President Trump’s immigration policies and leadership skills.

The range of topics included the Tuskegee Experiments, Black genocide and rat infested Baltimore.

Jones didn't humiliate the articulate rapper when T.I. said Appalachia was a foreign country.

Check out the full interview on Apple Podcasts and PodcastOne.
 

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Rap mogul T.I. celebrated his 39th birthday with family and friends at Brasserie restaurant in Atlanta on Wednesday.

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T.I.'s faithful wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris gifted her husband with a diamond ring in a glass of champagne.

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Invited guests included Tiny's bestie Antonia Wright, Tiny's other bestie, Shekina Jo, Phaedra Parks, Lil Wayne's manager Cortez Bryant, rapper 2 Chainz, T.I.'s road manager Clay Evans, Monyetta Shaw and a few more notables.

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T.I. posed with his beautiful mom Violeta Morgan. He is her only child.

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3 generations: Tiny, her daughter Heiress and mom Dianne Pope attended T.I.'s birthday bash.

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris felt "exploited" when he and his long-suffering wife Tameka Harris attended Kanye West's Sunday Service at the invitation of mega church leader Jamal Bryant.

T.I. explained what was going through his mind in the photo below as he attended Kanye's Sunday service at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta last weekend.

The "I'm Serious" rapper captioned the image, "Yeaaahhh Maaaan We MUST discuss what caused this look on my face in Sunday Service...."

T.I. said he was offended by the church shaking him down for a generous tithe before the service.

"When we sat down there was a whole new agenda. It was like they rung the red bell at the Player's Club," T.I. said, referring to the hit movie starring the late comedian Bernie Mac, and actors Jamie Foxx and LisaRaye.

“It's not that I have [anything] against pastors or against preachers so-to-speak. It's just I've been raised in the trenches and I was taught to peep game. You ain't [about to] run no game on me. I will not be extorted."

T.I.'s statement prompted Byrant to deny the allegations. In short, Bryant claims he nor his church put pressure on the rappers to open their wallets and tithe to the church.

"I don't want Sunday to be used as further ammunition as to why people don’t go to church without them knowing at this same church we gave 5000 pairs of new back to school shoes to kids of #Atlanta, or that we spearheaded 9 million campaign to support @bennett_college , or that we bailed out nonviolent offenders or that we partnered with @delta to send 4 cargo to #Bahamas for hurricane release or that we’ve partnered with @_hamptonu to place 95 displaced students or that we fed the furloughed workers for two weeks while the government was shut down or that we went into housing projects to feed kids of #dekalb county during spring break. For none of these projects were you solicited for a donation."

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris debated conservative commentator Candace Owens during a panel at Sean Combs' Revolt Summit in Atlanta over the weekend.

Many say the 39-year-old rapper, was unnecessarily rude to Owens who is a Republican and staunch supporter of President Donald Trump.

During one tense exchange, T.I. questioned President's Trump infamous campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."

"When you say Make America Great Again, which period are we talking about? The period when women couldn't vote? The period when we were hanging from trees? The crack era? Which period in America are you trying to make great again?!"

Owens' response was cut short by the mostly Democratic crowd.

T.I. pressed Owens to respond: "Which period was America great that we're trying to replicate? Which era was it? Tell me!"

Through the boos, Owens said, "Here's the thing that you guys are forgetting: slavery was all over the world."

Her response brought even more boos from the packed audience.

"I can't answer the question if you're just gonna boo when I say slavery was all over the world, which is a fact. Why are you booing a fact?" she said.

"I wanna like you so bad, because you’re so smart," said T.I. in a condescending tone.

When Owens said she couldn't get her response in, T.I. responded, "You started with some bulls***!" which drew an even bigger reaction from the audience.

Owens checked T.I. for inciting the crowd to score "gotcha moments” for social media.

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"I said I don't like when you go for gotcha moments, like when you're like 'Oh you started with some bulls***.' …When you're trying to just fight people, we all lose when you do something like that. Everybody loses when you go for a gotcha. I know how… if you wanna hype a crowd 'Oh it’s bulls***! It's racism! Get on your feet! F*** this! We gotta do our s***!'"

Afterwards, T.I. posed with Owens for photos. But it is obvious from her body language that Owens doesn't think much of T.I.

Many observers say Owens got the best of T.I., while others say the rapper "destroyed" Owens during the debate.

Watch the video and draw your own conclusions about who "won" the debate.
 

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Power couple T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Harris were among the well-heeled guests attending the 2019 Black Music Honors Awards show at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Cobb County, northwest of Atlanta, on Thursday, Sept. 05, 2019.

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Hosts Rickey Smiley and LeToya Luckett-Walker showed off their twerking skills during the 2019 Black Music Honors Awards.

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Iconic R&B group Xscape, (L-R) LaTocha Scott, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, Kandi Burruss and Tamika Scott, performed during the 2019 Black Music Honors Awards. Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 2nd from left, announced her departure from the group to pursue a solo career at age 42. Good for her.

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L-R) R&B singers Tony Terry, Tevin Campbell, Freddie Jackson, and Avery Wilson posed backstage in the press room during the 2019 Black Music Honors.

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Treach stripped off his shirt to give the ladies a thrill during his performance with old skool hip-hop group Naughty By Nature at the 2019 Black Music Honors Awards.

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Speech (brown jacket) posed with his hip-hop collective, Arrested Development at the 2019 Black Music Honors Awards show. Arrested Development is best known for their hit songs "Tennessee", "People Everyday" and "Mr. Wendal". The group won 2 Grammy Awards in 1993 for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

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(L-R) Quad Webb (Married To Medicine), Rashan Ali (Sister Circle), and Trina Braxton (Braxton Family values) were all smiles at the 2019 Black Music Honors Awards.