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Atlanta mayoral candidate Kasim Reed recently spoke exclusively with Shelley Wynter, co-host of "Word On the Street" on WSB Radio.

Reed, right, posed with Wynter, left, and his co-host, MalaniKai Massey, while attending a Frank Ski forum with other candidates at WHUR 96.3.

Reed discussed Atlanta's crime rate and his vision for Atlanta's future in his interview with Wynter.

When Wynter told Reed he was 23.5% "within a margin" of City Council President and mayoral candidate Felicia Moore, Reed corrected him.

"I'm not within the margin, I'm in first place," Reed said confidently. "I'm winning this race for mayor with 47 days left to go."

"Y'all done had two public polls now," he added, "and both of them have me in first place. And I'm very grateful to the people of Atlanta for giving me fair consideration."

Wynter asked: "What about the undecideds? Does that concern you any?"

"It doesn't concern me one bit," said Reed. "Any politician that tells you they don't want to be in first place isn't telling you the truth."

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Wynter and Massey posed with other mayoral candidates who trail Reed in the mayoral race.

Listen to the interview below.
 

 

BACKGRID

Troubled musician Kanye West, 38, supposedly had a meltdown backstage at the Saturday Night Live taping. Of course someone conveniently recorded the mishap and sold the audio to the NY Post's Page Six.

According to Page Six, West yells "Don't f--- with me" at production staff for taking apart his stage. "Look at that shit, they took my f---ing stage off of SNL without asking me. Now I'm bummed. That and Taylor Swift fake ass."

The fact that gossip tabloid TMZ.com didn't purchase the audio is probably a good indication that Kanye knew he was being recorded and that this audio is yet another publicity stunt to raise awareness for his new album, The Life of Pablo.

These stunts are getting so old and tiresome.

Meanwhile, PEOPLE.com interviewed a close friend of Kanye's who said West's antics are no cause for alarm.

"I haven't felt personally concerned about his well being," says West's longtime friend. "Every time I talk with him – which is almost every day – he's extremely good-natured, [and] in a great mood."

But West's longtime collaborator, Rhymefest, ended his association with the rapper, and tweeted that Kanye should seek help for his mental disorder.

Listen to the audio below. WARNING: Excessive profanity!

Obama calls Donald Sterling comments Offensive

President Obama took time out of his busy Asia excursion to comment on the tidal wave of controversy surrounding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

In a phone conversation that was secretly recorded by Sterling's girlfriend, V. Stiviano, Sterling reprimanded her for taking photos with NBA legend Magic Johnson.

"Don't put [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don't bring him to my games," Sterling allegedly said in the audio.

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Donald Sterling racist rant caught on tape

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is in hot water for a racist rant that was caught on tape. In an audio obtained by gossip tabloid TMZ.com, Sterling, who dates a mixed woman, is heard telling his GF he does not want her bringing black people to his NBA games -- including NBA legend Magic Johnson.

The conversation took place after Sterling's girlfriend, V. Stiviano, posted an Instagram.com photo of herself posing with Magic Johnson (she has since deleted the photo).

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Kenya Moore's 911 Call

After a staged fight on location at the Biltmore Hotel, Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Kenya Moore placed a 911 call to Atlanta police to report she sustained a minor head injury during a fight with co-star Porsha Williams.

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Akon Thiam

Syndicated radio host Rickey Smiley took calls from listeners who weighed in on singer/songwriter Akon's controversial comments on monogamous relationships.

In a recent interview, the 40-year-old Senegalese singer, who is reportedly married to multiple women, said monogamy is not only "stupid"; it's "impossible."

"I don't know no one woman that can satisfy every man's one need. It's impossible. Just like there's no man that can satisfy a woman's every need," said Akon. He added: "Women just aren't built to breed like that or... mate with more than one partner. Women aren't built that way, men are."

Of course Akon is correct. Since the beginning of time man has evolved by mating with multiple women to ensure the survival of future generations.

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Usher son nearly drowns

TMZ has obtained a copy of the 911 call placed by Usher's frantic aunt Rena Oden after Usher's 5-year-old son nearly drowned in a swimming pool at a private residence on Howell Mill Road in suburban Fulton County on Monday, Aug. 5.

Usher Raymond V, aka Cinco, was pulled from the pool unconscious after his hand became stuck in a pool drain when he dived in to retrieve a toy. His aunt and a maid tried unsuccessfully to free the boy. Two men working inside the house heard the women's screams and dived into the pool. The men were able to rescue the child.

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Frank Ski big announcement V-103 morning show co-host Frank Ski announced his decision to end his long-running term as co-host of the V-103 morning show Thursday.

"I am not leaving Atlanta. This is my home," said Ski after telling radio listeners he would be back on the air.

"This is not a goodbye, but instead, a to be continued very soon," Ski said before airing one last Inspirational vitamin.

UPDATE: Ski's co-host, Wanda Smith, broke down and cried after announcing her decision to leave the Frank & Wanda Morning Show. Through her tears, Wanda thanked her supportive husband and reminisced about the day 14 years ago when V-103's former PG, Tony Brown, plucked her from obscurity to join Frank Ski in the mornings.

Sources tell Sandrarose.com V-103 afternoon host Ryan Cameron will move to the morning show. His slot will be filled by former 106 & Park host Big Tigger.

LISTEN to Frank Ski's big announcement

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    The singer who inspired rapper Jay Z to name his daughter Blue Ivy has dropped a new single.

    Blu Cantrell once dated Jay Z before he met Beyonce. Apparently, Jay Z was very impressed by Blu's oral skills.

    The 36-year-old singer dropped her new single "SOS (Tell Me Where You At)" off her upcoming album, which is set for release in April 2013.

    Blu's debut album, Bittersweet, was relased in 2001. Her first single off Bittersweet, "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)," reached #2 on the Billboard charts and made Blu an overnight star.

    Sources say Blu and Jay Z's relationship didn't last because she was too smart for him.

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