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Joe Budden caused rampant speculation on social media when he said he was bisexual during his podcast.

During a heated discussion with his co-hosts about DaBaby "bowing down" to LGBT+ groups, Budden said:

"How do I spread this news? How do I spread the word. Yo, listen, I like guys and girls. Spread the word. I'm down."

Many believed he confirmed his down low/bisexual lifestyle after years of rumors and innuendo.

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But one woman who knows Budden intimately said he's far from being bisexual.

Tahiry Jose, who appeared on Love & Hip Hop: New York alongside Budden, reacted to the viral video clip on Thursday.

"Joey may be a women beater but far from Bi...," she tweeted. She drove her point home in a series of tweets:

"Na, I would've known! We did things. And I'm submissive... ONLY IN BED! So that's a hard pass. No point intended. Lol.

"I've put the past behind me... THANK YOU THERAPY... Phone please stop ringing!!!! He's a calculated person, a smart person, so smart, it hurts him a lot of the times! Stay tuned!

"I mean he got a little money now and ninjas that ain't never had nothing might just get excited, bored & want to try new things. If so... please let him LIVE!"

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Billy Porter backtracked after criticizing Harry Styles for wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue magazine.

Last month, the "Pose" star complained that Harry, a "straight" singer, was being praised for wearing a dress when he, Billy, did it "first."

Billy dragged Vogue for not recognizing him as the trailblazer for men wearing dresses. "I changed the whole game," he said.


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"I feel like the fashion industry has accepted me because they have to. I'm not necessarily convinced and here is why. I created the conversation [about men wearing dresses] and yet Vogue still put Harry Styles, a straight white man, in a dress on their cover for the first time."

Others in the LGBT+ community say Harry is ghey-for-pay -- pretending to be LGBT+ for clout.

However, Harry has never professed his sexual preference publicly.

When Harry didn't take the bait, Billy apologized for the unnecessary drama.

"Apparently I'm famous now and it was a slow news day," he said during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

"The first thing I wanna say is, Harry Styles, I apologize to you for having your name in my mouth. It's not about you. The conversation is not about you.

"The conversation is actually deeper than that, it is about the systems of oppression and erasure of people of color who contribute to the culture... I'm sorry Harry, I didn't mean no harm, I'm a gay man! We like Harry, he's cute."

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Ye, formerly Kanye West, says he regrets signing rapper Big Sean (right) to a record deal. Big Sean was discovered by Ye and signed with Ye's GOOD Music in 2007 after they met at a rap battle in 2005.

But now, Ye says he regrets signing the 33-year-old rapper, who did not live up to his full potential.

Ye, 44, sat down with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN for Thursday's episode of "Drink Champs."

When asked to choose between Pu$ha T and Big Sean, Ye called them both "sellouts" for not supporting "their boy" and being willful tools of the Democratic Party.

But Ye suggested he deserves to die for signing Sean to a record deal.

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Sean responded on Twitter, suggesting Ye is a hypocrite.

Sean wrote: "Was just wit this man, he ain't say none of that!!! And this was after the interview! I'm dying laughing at you."

Sean shared photos of himself with Ye at an event after the "Drink Champs" show.

Watch the Drink Champs episode below.
 

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Joe Budden caused a meltdown on Black Twitter when he appeared to reveal his down low/bisexual lifestyle during a podcast.

Budden and his co-hosts had a heated discussion about rapper DaBaby "bowing down" after an LGBT+ group approved his 16-city Rolling Loud Tour.

DaBaby made a spectacular comeback after his anti-homosexual rant in Miami nearly derailed his career earlier this year.

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During the podcast discussion, Budden said, "Listen, I like boys and girls. Spread the word. I'm down."

The reaction on Black Twitter was mostly positive. Some fans congratulated him for speaking his truth, while others questioned whether Budden was jumping on the ghey-for-pay bandwagon.

Budden took to Twitter when he began trending and wrote: "Ahhhhhhh, i see the word got out!! Continue to spread the word pls."

Budeen, 41, joins Lil Nas X, Frank Ocean, Azalia Banks, Megan Thee Stallion, and others who claim to be openly ghey or bisexual.

Still sitting on the fence are Trey Songz, A$AP Rocky, Lil Uzi Vert, and others.

Budden has dated women in the past, including Cyn Santana, Yaris Sanchez and Kaylin Garcia. The retired rapper has two children.

Watch the podcast below.
 

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NeNe Leakes appeared on talk show The Real on Thursday, Nov. 4, to discuss possibly returning to reality TV.

So far, she has had no offers - partly because of her reputation as difficult to work with.

NeNe said she would be "happy to return to the show" if Bravo executive producer Andy Cohen would have a sit-down meeting her. She says she has a lot of "unfinished business" to take care of, according to TalkingwithTami.com.

It's been rumored that the mom-of-two is running pretty low on cash.

Loni Love:

Well, the question that people really want to know Nene, you know it, would you return?

Garcelle Beauvais:

Yasss, Nene.

Nene Leakes:

Yeah, sure, I'll return to the show. I'm ok with returning to the show as long as you know, we can work through a few things. I'm happy to return to the show, and besides, I have a lot of unfinished business with a couple of them they confirmed on the show.

Loni Love:

Like what kind of business, Nene? What could get you to come back?

Nene Leakes:

I think Andy and I were really close for a really, really long time and I love Benny Boo, and I helped pay for his baby shower and all those things. I think that Andy and I need to have a sit down and talk and then we're off to the races.

Question: Do you think Bravo wants NeNe back?
 

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Once again, Beyonce is not following anyone on Instagram. Her husband Jay Z deleted his IG page after just one day.

The 51-year-old rapper caused a minor frenzy when he joined the platform on Tuesday, but, despite amassing more than 2 million followers, his account was disabled.

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During his brief time on Instagram, Jay only followed his wife Beyonce and she followed him back.

His first post featured a movie poster promoting the release of new Netflix western movie, The Harder They Fall.

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The film features an all-Black cast, including Idris Elba, Regina King, Jonathan Majors, LaKeith Stanfield, Delroy Lindo, Deon Cole and Damon Wayans Jr.

Jay Z opened up about opening doors for other minorities in an interview with Entertainment Tonight in October.

"I love to be a part of projects that widen the lens. Once it's widened for us, it's widened for Asians. For Mexicans. For everyone.

"[For years], one of the only things on public television was Westerns, every week, and we weren't represented in those at all. In fact, our characters were taken from us. The Lone Ranger was based on one of the characters from this film."

The "99 Problems" rapper serves as a producer for the film - which launched on Netflix this week - and he also produced the movie's soundtrack.

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Last August, Cardi B gave Joe Biden her wish list of things to do for the Black community if he was elected president.

Today, we check off every item on Cardi B's wish list and grade the President's ability to get the job done for the Black community.

Cardi B: "First, I just want Trump out. His mouth gets us in trouble so much."

Grade: PASS

Cardi B: "I want free Medicare. It's important to have free (healthcare)..."

Grade: FAIL

Medicare and healthcare are still not free -- unless you're an illegal immigrant.

Cardi B: "We're dealing with a pandemic... I want to know when this will be over?"

Grade: FAIL

There were more deaths from Covid-19 in 2021 than in 2020 when there were no vaccines available. The vaccines have not stopped the spread of the virus as promised by the CDC. In the past week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki and L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti have tested positive for Covid-19, despite both being "fully vaccinated."

Cardi B: "We need free college education."

Grade: FAIL

After listening to Cardi's demands, Biden promised free four-year college education for everyone. "Everybody gets free community college." He has also reneged on his vow to forgive $10,000 in student loans.

Cardi B: "I want Black people to stop getting killed."

Grade: FAIL

The Biden administration has done nothing to stop the bloodshed in Democratic cities like Chicago and Atlanta. Nearly 700 Black people have lost their lives to gun violence in Chicago alone with nearly 2 months to go in 2021.

Cardi B asked Biden for "after school programs" in the 'hood like she had growing up.

Grade: FAIL

There are still no after school programs in inner city neighborhoods.

Cardi B asked Biden for free childcare so single moms can go to work.

Grade: FAIL

Childcare expenses have gone through the roof since Biden has been in office. So has inflation, gas, food prices, etc.

Cardi B: "People wanna know can you provide college education, this Medicare plan, without a big chunk of taxes coming out of our checks?"

Grade: FAIL

Biden has not delivered on his promise to provide free college education. And his proposed $1.5 trillion economic plan will raise taxes across the board for low income and middle class communities.

At the conclusion of their chat, Biden told Cardi B he would make mistakes as president and he would admit to the mistakes he makes. So far, he has blamed former President Trump for everything.

Watch Cardi B's August 2020 virtual chat with Biden below.
 

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LL Cool J has restored the red Audi from the cover of his Bigger and Deffer (BAD) album.

LL, who was inducted into the HOF last week, is giving back to the organization by donating the antique car from his second album cover.

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The Audi was LL's first big purchase after signing his initial Def Jam record deal. He kept the car all these years -- storing it in the garage at his grandmother's house -- which he also kept in the family.

According to TMZ, LL towed the car to custom auto body shop Unique Rides in NYC to restore it.

The shop's owner, Will Castro, tells TMZ that LL approached him last year during the pandemic, asking if the UR crew could restore the rust bucket.

He said the Audi 5000 was in pretty bad shape and needed new bodywork, fresh paint, custom 2-tone black leather interior with red piping, stereo system with Blaupunkt cassette deck, amps and subs, red lighting, BBS wheels and a full engine rebuild.

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Castro says the final tab came to around $35,000.

The BAD album, released in 1987, featured LL standing on the hood of a red Audi outside his former high school in Queens.

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LL, 53, attended Andrew Jackson High School until he dropped out in the 10th grade to pursue a rap music career. LL is pictured with his then-girlfriend Simone Johnson in 1988.

The BAD album, which many LL fans consider a classic, featured the No. 1 hit "I Need Love", as well as the singles "I'm Bad", "The Do Wop", "My Rhyme Ain't Done" and "The Breakthrough."

In 1988, the BAD album made the Source magazine's 100 Best Rap Albums list.
 

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Beyonce's loyal fans say the only person she would ever follow on Instagram is Jesus.

They were wrong.

Jay Z has officially joined Instagram.

The 51-year-old "Dead Presidents" rapper launched his account on the social media platform this week and so far he only follows one page.

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Jay - whose profile went live on Tuesday, Nov. 2, already has over 2.2 million followers, including his wife Beyonce. And she is the only person he follows back.

For his first post, the rap star shared a movie poster to promote his new Netflix western The Harder They Fall.

The father-of-5 serves as a producer for the film - which launched on the streaming platform on Wednesday. He also wrote the soundtrack.

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Sources say Jay Z should invest in the Bigen hair dye company since he is their biggest customer.

The rap OG reportedly wears a male unit (lacefront) and uses Bigen to dye his edges gray nearly every week.

They say he wears weave because he's vain and it's easier to conceal his gray hairs.

I guess it's too difficult to ask a narcissist to age gracefully.

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Kristen Stewart (right) and Dylan Meyer are engaged to be married. According to WENN.com, they plan to marry after dating for 2 years.

The 31-year-old Charlie's Angels star confirmed the engagement to Howard Stern on Tuesday, reported E! News.

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"We're marrying, we're totally gonna do it," Stewart said on SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show. "I wanted to be proposed to, so I think I very distinctly carved out what I wanted and she nailed it. We're marrying, it's happening."

The news of their engagement comes more than a year after Stewart told Stern she couldn't "f**king wait" to propose to the 33-year-old screenwriter. "I think good things happen fast."

The pair first met about eight years ago on a movie set, but didn't reconnect until they bumped into each other at a friend's birthday party in 2019.

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Stewart (right) played actress Jodie Foster's daughter in the thriller "Panic Room" in 2002. Foster, 58 (left), came out as a lesbian at the 2013 Academy Awards.

Stewart will next portray the late Princess Diana in the movie Spencer.

Stewart was born and raised in Los Angeles. She rarely saw her parents, John Stewart and Jules Mann-Stewart, who worked long hours as a stage manager and script writer respectively.

Stewart began acting at age eight, after an agent saw her perform in her elementary school's Christmas play.