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Kanye West met privately with Vogue's contributing editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson after bullying her on Instagram.

Kanye insulted Karefa-Johnson after she criticized his controversial "White Lives Matter" t-shirts.

She wrote that Kanye's behavior was "irresponsible and dangerous" and that his shirts inspired "pure violence."

In an Instagram post on Monday, Kanye shared an image of Karefa-Johnson's attire and wrote "This is not a fashion person." He also insulted her knee-high boots.

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In a post on Tuesday, Ye said he apologized to Karefa-Johnson over dinner. He said he was "not letting people go to bed thinking I didn't meet with Gabrielle at 5 pm today for two hours, then we went to dinner at [Ferdi]."

Kanye arranged the meeting after a friend told him it wasn't wise for a struggling designer to go to war with a Vogue editor.

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He posted photos from their meeting on his Instagram page on Thursday.

The photos show Kanye and Karefa-Johnson sitting in chairs facing each other in a spacious room.

Karefa-Johnson assumed a position of dominance with her legs spread wide and her hands clenched on her lap.

Kanye said they apologized to each other "for the way we made each other feel. We actually got along and have both experienced the fight for acceptance in a world that's not our own. She disagreed I disagreed we disagreed. At least we both love Ferdie [sic] and fashion."

In a post on Wednesday, Kanye once again attacked the Vogue editor, referring to her boots as "f---ing trash."

Karefa-Johnson defended her personal style in a post on Instagram.

She wrote:

"I've fielded some serious volatility over the last couple days but nothing has been quite as bad as what people have said about my body and the way I look. The fat phobia JUMPED out. Yes, I am fat. No, I am not humiliated to show up as my authentic self in the world... To my fellow fat sisters and brothers, put that lil dress on, grab your miniskirts: We ride at dawn!"

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Rapper Fat Joe defended his use of the racial slur "n-----" during a sit-down interview with "The Breakfast Club" on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Fat Joe insisted no one is going to tell him what to say, but he admitted he has tried to stop using the word.

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The 52-year-old rapper, born Joseph Cartagena, said, "no one's going to pressure" him to stop using the n-word. He also said he knew he was Latino but he thought he was part Black.

"My grandmother's projects is 99.9 percent Black, to be clear. So, I'm Spanish," he said. "I knew I was Latino, but the whole time, I thought I was Black anyway."

"So, my mom lived there 40 years before I was born, in this project. And I'm born blonde hair, green eyes ... This sh*t crazy. She brings me there, the first thing they go, 'Oh, look at this little n----- Joey. He got green eyes.' The minute I'm walking, the guys from the building is like, 'Yo, look at that little n----- Joe. Little Fat Joe.' That's all I knew my whole life."

Fat Joe blamed today's woke culture for trying to cancel him.

"It's a lot of woke society or something going on these days," he said.

"And Twitter and all that I guess they don't understand where I come from, where I was born or how I was raised or how I lived my whole entire life. Now we know we use it as love. We know that the record states that this is a negative word. I wish we never used it."

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Selah Marley, 23, responded to critics who attacked her online for modeling a "White Lives Matter" shirt in Kanye West's Yeezy fashion show in Paris on Monday.

The petite 5-foot-3 model is the daughter of singer/songwriter Lauryn Hill and the granddaughter of the late reggae legend Bob Marley. Her father is Marley's son, Rohan Marley.

Selah took to Instagram to respond to social media messages from angry followers. "You can not bully me, manipulate me, or coax me into silence. Nor will you bully me into being who you want me to be," she wrote in since-deleted post. "If you know me, you know that nothing I do is without deep thought & intention. Wait til you hear what I have to say."

She also shared text messages she sent to Kanye — who apparently didn't respond.

In one text message, Selah wrote: "hey ye is this your actual number?"

In another text, she wrote:

"this is selah btw. you may be sleeping but i think that what we did has obviously created a lot of conversation & i would like us to continue that conversation & provide the necessary depth & clarity that we are both extremely capable of. i love taking risks & embracing freedom but in this case, i think we can continue to discuss the depth behind our decisions to show the purity of our intentions & provide healing to our community. love you so much. let's keep this going - in a healthy way. (heart emoji)."

When Kanye didn't respond to her texts, Selah wrote:

"i think he's sleeping but i'm ready for us to have the conversation. tell @kanyewest to text me when he wakes up so we can continue to move this conversation forward & provide the necessary clarity, depth & healing that we are collectively in need of."

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Nia Long is standing by her man, Ime Udoka, despite his cheating scandal.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Nia's ex, Massai Z. Dorsey revealed that the 51-year-old actress is standing by Udoka even though he cheated on her.

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Dorsey and Nia are pictured together in 2000. "We talk as a family, and it's all about unconditional love, and that's what she's giving him," Dorsey told Daily Mail.

Udoka, 45, was suspended by the Celtics for an entire season for engaging in an improper workplace relationship.

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Dorsey said Nia is not leaving a good man to jump back into an uncertain dating pool at her age.

"We're sticking by him 100%," Dorsey said.

"All I could say is good things about Ime. He's a good man. All these years. I'm happy he's in my son's life."

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Dorsey, 51, is dad to Nia's son named Massai Dorsey Jr., 21, pictured with his mom and younger brother, Kez Sunday Udoka, in March.

"Ime made a mistake," said Dorsey. "Every man needs another chance. Like the Bible says, the flesh is weak. He's not a bad guy. Hopefully, he's learned from this."

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Kanye West responded to the backlash after he wore a "White Lives Matter" shirt to his surprise Yeezy fashion show in Paris, France.

In a since-deleted post on Instagram, Kanye wrote: "EVERYONE KNOWS THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER WAS A SCAM NOW IT'S OVER YOU'RE WELCOME."

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Jason Lee, owner of IG blog Hollywood Unlocked, parted ways with Kanye amid the public backlash over his ex-boss wearing a "White Lives Matter" shirt in Paris.

According to Eurweb.com, Lee quit as Kanye's head of media and partnerships on Monday.

Lee re-posted this photo of conservative pundit Candace Owens and Kanye wearing matching WLM shirts on his Instagram page on Monday.

"I love Ye as a person, and I support free speech. But this is gaslighting black people and empowering white supremacy," Lee wrote in the photo caption.

"Not sure if he has any friends left to tell him but this is utterly disappointing.

I'm going to exercise free speech and say, nobody black has ever said that white lives don't matter. But when black people do this it just screams the need for white validation.

Not to mention, adding Candace Owens to this photo is beyond reprehensible. I understand he believes in her right to free speech but her speech is typically embedded in self hate, a determination to promote white supremacy, and she lacks integrity.

This is sad."

Others reacted to Kanye's fashion statement included his ex-wife Kim Kardashian who said she was "utterly disgusted."

And actor Jaden Smith tweeted "True Leaders Lead. I Don't Care Who's It Is If I Don't Feel the Message I'm Out [sic]."

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Kanye West was spotted with a busted lip at the Givenchy Show during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France on Sunday.

Sources say Kanye, aka YE, got into a fight the day before he wore a "White Lives Matter" jersey to his Yeezy fashion show on Monday.

According to Page Six, Kanye took to the stage wearing a long-sleeve black shirt, which featured "White Lives Matter" on the back and an image of the Pope on the front.

Kanye's pal Candace Owens was also in attendance at the fashion show. Candace, who is in an interracial marriage, also wore a "White Lives Matter" t-shirt, according to Complex.

The Anti-Defamation League says "White Lives Matter is a white supremacist phrase that originated in early 2015 as a racist response to the Black Lives Matter movement."

Journalist Jemele Hill said that West's message was "dangerously dumb."

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Kanye was seen hiding his facial injury while walking with the founder of A.P.C. Jean Touitou during Fashion Week in Paris.

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The music producer performed daddy duty with his children at the Balenciaga Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show on Sunday.

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A new documentary about Atlanta's notorious Black Mafia Family titled "The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast" premieres on STARZ on Oct. 23.

From a press release:

From Detroit corner boys, to notorious drug kingpins, and hip hop kingmakers, "The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast" chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of Black Mafia Family founders: Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory and Terry "Southwest T" Flenory, two brothers who built one of the largest cocaine empires in American history.

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The real story is told by family, former BMF members, insiders, associates and celebrity figures close to the Flenory family, the limited event series affords viewers exclusive access inside all the epic family feuds, high stakes drug deals, suspicious murders, and champagne drenched parties attended by hip-hop royalty. In addition, the docuseries features exclusive audio commentary from "Big Meech" himself, marking his first appearance in a documentary on his own life.

As the series recounts pivotal moments from the early '80s in Detroit, through peak years in the late 90's and early aughts, to the end of their reign in 2006, "Big Meech" shares his perspective and insight into building the BMF empire.

Produced for STARZ by Jigsaw Productions and G-Unit Film & Television, the eight, half-hour episodes provide a comprehensive overview of the BMF story spanning four decades across five major U.S. cities, immersing viewers in a network of crisscrossing relationships between crime, hip hop, and law enforcement while incorporating journalists and consultants close to these key players to provide the production authenticity, historical, and cultural context.

The docuseries comes on the heels of STARZ's scripted drama series "BMF," a multi-season drama that addressed the early Detroit years in its first season. As previously announced, season 2 of the scripted series "BMF" returns January 2023. The "BMF" scripted series is produced and owned by Lionsgate Television.

"The BMF Documentary: Blowing Money Fast" premieres Sunday, October 23 at midnight on the STARZ app, all STARZ streaming and on-demand platforms, and internationally on the premium streaming platform, STARZPLAY, now LIONSGATE+, across its footprint in Europe and Latin America. On linear, it will debut on STARZ at 10:00 PM ET/PT in the U.S. and Canada.

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Nicki Minaj apparently unfollowed rapper Latto on Instagram after the 23-year-old rapper tweeted about a "hatin-ass artist" sabotaging one of her collabs.

Latto's tweet must have hit close to home for Nicki. Unfollowing a fellow rapper is a sign of disrespect and is not to be taken lightly.
 
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Many say 39-year-old Nicki is jealous of Latto's success. Others say Latto has been "sneak dissing" Nicki for years.

Latto has previously insisted she's not picking sides in Nicki's drama with Cardi B.

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Just 2 years ago, Nicki praised the aspiring rapper on social media.

After retweeting a video of Latto showing her love, Nicki wrote, "my baby Big Latto. Sending all that love right back."

Latto couldn't contain her excitement. She said Nicki's comments meant the "world" to her, and she's been a fan of the "Barbie Tingz" rapper since she was 9-years-old.

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Shaquille O'Neal says he has no comment on Celtics coach Ime Udoka's cheating scandal because he is also a serial cheater.

Udoka was suspended for the entire 2022-23 season for engaging in an intimate affair with a female staffer.

Udoka and the woman confirmed the relationship was consensual, but the staffer later complained that he made "unwanted comments" and harassed her.

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Udoka and his fiancee of 7 years, actress Nia Long, were house hunting in the Boston area when the scandal broke last week.

On "The Big Podcast with Shaq," the Lakers legend said he had no comment on Udoka's company violation because his own bed sheets aren't clean.

"I am going to step down from this conversation. I was a serial cheater," Shaq confessed.

"It would be crazy and blasphemous for me to get up here and say, 'Boom, boom, bam.' I can't do that. I know these guys personally. I know they're going through a lot because I went through a lot."

He continued:

"I just wish that certain parties weren't involved. I've known Nia Long for a long time and I like her... They're going through a lot of family stuff. I'm never the guy that's gonna get up here because of my platform and fake it."

Shaq previously confessed to cheating on his ex-wife, Shaunie Henderson, who recently tied the knot again.

Shaq also cheated on his girlfriends, including reality TV star Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander, and Instagram model Laticia Rolle.

"I did it. I was the best at it and not proud of it at all. I lost my family doing it. I lost valuable, important years of my children from doing it... I’m not that guy. I'm real with the situation."

Shaq said he is now alone and miserable. He is struggling to figure out what went wrong in his happy marriage to a submissive and God-fearing wife.

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Rapper T.I. doesn't play about his "niece" Reginae Carter. The father-of-6 stepped up when an Instagram blogger made a rude remark about Reginae's choices in men.

DJ Akademiks mocked Lil Wayne's only daughter during a live-stream after Reginae seemed to confirm she's dating singer and YouTuber Armon Warren, 25.

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"Reginae loved hood n-ggas. She loved YFN Lucci. That was her hood n-gga," Akademiks said of her ex-boyfriend who is locked up on a murder charge.

"He had 'thug life' tatted across her chest. I think even Wayne had thug life tatted across his chest. She loved showing up to all type of BET celebrity basketball games. She loved that. That n-gga facing 25 to life. Everything was all good with them until that n-gga caught a RICO. She seen that murder charge on that shit."

First Reginae's mom, Antonia "Toya" Johnson, lashed out at the portly blogger on Instagram:

"@akademiks I can't stand men that do bitch shit," she wrote. "Keep my daughter name out your mouth. Clout chasing is at an all time high. Let her live 23 yr old life. Worry about you and yours. Thanks."

Then T.I. addressed DJ Akademiks in a video on his Instagram page.

"I would love to have a word with Akademiks. I gotta put a call out to him and hopefully, we can communicate our way to a positive resolution. But Reginae under the umbrella, covered, that's our business."

In the caption, T.I. suggested that Akademiks was avoiding his calls and texts.

"[Reginae] was raised by a village who loves and protects her wit all our physical and spiritual abilities... She is MY business. Hence why I'd love to handle the matter privately (which is why I been calling & txtn trying to speak with you."

Akademiks has a history of picking keyboard fights with rappers and gang bangers. He reportedly hides behind bodyguards when he's out and about.

Joe Budden recently called him out for posting an "insensitive" video of rapper PnB Rock discussing a robbery attempt a week before he was killed in another armed robbery.

And LL Cool J chastised DJ Akademiks for calling older Hip-Hop pioneers "dusty".

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More details have emerged about former UCLA men's basketball star Jalen Hill whose skeletal remains were found in Costa Rica. He was 22.

Costa Rican officials positively identified Hill's remains through DNA analysis with samples from his family, according to reports. An investigation into his death continues.

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Costa Rican authorities said Hill went missing in July after traveling to Costa Rica in April. His remains were found on August 8.

According to The L.A. Times, Hill's remains were found in the Napoles de Tarrazu region about 40 miles south of San Jose. The outlet said his remains "were found in a mountainous coffee-growing area popular with tourists because of its hiking trails."

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Police released a "missing tourist" poster featuring Hill's picture on August 10, after his body was found.

Hill's father, George Hill, announced his death on Instagram on Tuesday. His cause and manner of death are still undetermined.

Hill's sister, Tatianna, said in an Instagram post on Tuesday she was returning to the states after traveling to Costa Rica with her brother in April. She said they explored tourist attractions, and "smoked some great weed".

"Came to Costa Rica with my best friend and now I'm leaving without you," she captioned a photo of Hill when he was a toddler. "Your [sic] resting in true paradise right now and I have to accept that."

She continued:

"[T]hose first 2 months were amazing, we explored the jungles and beaches together, went Airbnb hopping, ate great food fresh from the ocean and smoked some great weed lol... I felt like on this trip I got to know the real Jalen, the little boy I knew growing up. You're probably in the astrals somewhere building mansions, discovering new realms and doing all the things you used to tell me about."

Hill, a former Corona Centennial High basketball star, was recruited by the UCLA men's basketball program in 2017. He started for the Bruins during the 2018-2019 season.

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In 2017, Hill was suspended for being one of three UCLA players detained in China for shoplifting a pair of sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store.

He later said his arrest in China at age 17 triggered his depression and anxiety.

He quit the team in 2021 after playing 77 games over three seasons for the Bruins.

"It was a tough decision to make, but once I knew what I had to do, it wasn't hard, like I figured out, like, this is going to help me," Hill told The Times in a 2021 interview.

In a video posted on his Instagram page on April 6, 2021, Hill said "I never felt this happy before in my life. I'm just happy to be alive."

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Sorry ladies, music legend Babyface is off the market and dating a 33-year-old German model named Rika.

The couple was spotted attending the Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2022 runway show during NY Fashion Week on September 11.

Rika's Instagram page features numerous photos of the May-December lovebirds posing together.

The Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter has written and produced over 26 number-one R&B hits and won 12 Grammy Awards.

His first hit as a songwriter was "Slow Jam" for the R&B group Midnight Star in 1983, while he was a member of The Deele alongside L.A. Reid.

Babyface and Reid left The Deele in 1988 to launch their own boutique record label in Atlanta called LaFace Records in 1989.

Babyface, 63, has written and produced hits for Bobby Brown ("Roni"), Karyn White ("Love Saw It"), Pebbles ("Girlfriend", "Mercedes Boy"), The Deele ("Two Occasions"), Johnny Gill ("My My My"), and more.

Not much is known about Rika, other than she has a crush on money.

In one social media post, she noted she has a crush on money. Her sugar daddy, Babyface has a net worth of $200 million.

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Babyface and film director Tracey Edmonds divorced in 2007. They share two grown sons. He also has a daughter, Peyton, 14, with his second wife Nicole Pantenburg. They divorced in 2021.

Babyface's upcoming album Girls' Night Out features collaborations with Ella Mai, Ari Lennox, Kehlani, Doechii and Queen Naija.

The album is set for release on Oct. 29.

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DaBaby claims he was intimate with rapper Megan Thee Stallion the day before her then-boyfriend Tory Lanez shot her.

The 30-year-old "Suga" rapper made the confession on his new album, Baby On Baby 2.

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In a song titled "Boogieman," DaBaby says he slept with 27-year-old Megan multiple times in the days before Tory shot her out of jealousy.

DaBaby raps:

    "You play with me, that shit was childish / The day before she said that Tory Lanez shot her, I was f*cking on Megan Thee Stallion / Waited say that shit on my next album / Hit it the day before too, but I kept it playa, I ain't say nothing bout it / Had her pretty-boy boyfriend tweeting me, ready to die 'bout the bitch like a coward."

Tory Lanez, 30, is out on bond for shooting Megan in both feet after attending a party at Kylie Jenner's house.

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Megan's fans are going IN on DaBaby on Twitter. They say DaBaby's confession confirms men are messier than women who kiss and tell.

DaBaby lost bookings after he hurled homophobic slurs at Rolling Loud Miami in 2021. He eventually apologized and agreed to meet with a panel of LGBT+ activists to save his career.

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Johnny Depp is off the market and dating his married attorney, Joelle Rich, according to published reports.

Rich was one of the attorneys representing Depp during his 2020 libel trial in the United Kingdom.

Rich, who lives in London, represented Depp in his defamation lawsuit against The Sun for calling him a "wife-beater" in a news article.

He lost the case in November 2020, but he kept in contact with Rich, who is married with 2 kids, according to Us Weekly.

A source tells Us Weekly, Johnny and Joelle's chemistry "is off the charts" and that "it's serious between them. They are the real deal."

However, a source tells PEOPLE Depp and Rich "are dating but it's not serious."

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Rich did not represent Depp in his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, which he won earlier this year.

Us Weekly's source said Rich was married when she first met Depp but she and her estranged husband are in the process of divorcing.

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Nia Long is trending on Black Twitter after it was revealed that her longtime fiancé, Ime Udoka, engaged in an "improper" relationship with a young staffer.

The Boston Celtics head coach is facing a lengthy suspension that could keep him out for the entire 2022-23 NBA season.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Udoka engaged in an "improper intimate and consensual relationship" with a young female employee within the organization, that violated the organization's code of conduct.

Ime and Nia have dated since 2010 and they share a 10-year-old son, Kez Udoka.

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They got engaged in 2015 but never made it to the alter.

Black men on Twitter roasted Ime for cheating on Nia. Many called for the Celtics to fire him for cheating on the Love Jones actress.

Nia posted a cryptic video on her Instagram Story on Sept. 9 - the same day Ime was accused of having a "consensual" relationship with a female staff member, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

In the video, a narrator says:

"When you see people change their whole life and start walking down a path of enlightenment, hugging trees, connecting with nature, loving themselves, embracing positivity, letting that light shine, understand one thing: that light that you see, understand one thing about that light: they had to go into the darkness to get it. Them people is not the type of people that you wanna play with."

Internet sleuths circulated a photo of a pretty young female staffer who may be a former WNBA player.

Your auntie won't post the young lady's photo to protect her privacy.