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Damon Dash (left) is eager to sit down and talk man to man with Jay Z, after the rapper extended an olive branch to him during his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The two men were close friends when they co-founded Roc-A-Fella Records with partner Kareem "Biggs" Burke back in 1995 and released Jay Z's album Reasonable Doubt in 1996. However, they fell out when they sold their remaining 50% stake in Roc-A-Fella Records to The Island Def Jam Music Group.

Jay Z, then CEO and President of Def Jam Recordings, retained Roc-A-Fella Records' masters and ousted his former partners Dash and Burke.

Things came to a head earlier this year when Dash decided to proceed with an auction to sell his share of Jay Z's album Reasonable Doubt, despite legal action from the rapper.

However, Jay Z, 51, spoke warmly about Dash, 50, at the Hall of Fame induction on Saturday, saying:

"Shout out to Dame. I know we don't see eye-to-eye, but I can never erase your accomplishments. And I appreciate you and I thank you for that... Thank you for our journey. Thank you. Thank you for your contribution to this journey."

Dash called Jay's message "beautiful" in an interview with the New York Post's Page Six.

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"I'm glad he said it for the culture. We need to squash everything. So hopefully if that was an extended (olive branch) I'll spin one back," said Dame, pictured with Jay Z in 2004.

"I have no beef with (him) if (he has) no beef with me. Let's get the lawyers out of it then. Let's talk like men, but I definitely appreciate it.

"I would never want you to think that we have to go to the court to resolve anything. We can talk it out and the culture needs to see two strong black men working out a problem. Even if they worked together they can go their separate ways they can still be cool."

Despite their differences, Dash said he will always consider Jay Z a "brother".

"We should not be divided. We have accomplished too much to be beefing... There ain't no way I'm never gonna [not] consider [him] my brother — it's just that we don't see eye-to-eye."

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A reader emailed me insisting that mumble rapper Gunna dressed up as Rihanna for Halloween.

As you know, Rihanna nearly broke the Internet when she dressed up as her crush, Gunna, for Halloween.

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Black Twitter had a field day dissecting Rihanna's costume and mocking her boyfriend A$Ap Rocky.

However, a loyal reader emailed your auntie, claiming Gunna dressed up as Rihanna for Halloween -- and she provided receipts.

She sent me a video of a guy she claims is rapper Gunna dressed in a red wig and booty shorts just like Rihanna wore in her music video for "What's My Name."

I don't know, y'all. I suspect someone is pulling my leg. The guy in the video doesn't look like Gunna at all.

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Here is a photo of Gunna (he's the one in the middle).

Watch the video below and let me know what you think.


 

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Black Twitter is mocking rapper A$AP Rocky after his girlfriend, Rihanna, dressed up as another mumble rapper for Halloween.

Those of you who celebrate the pagan holiday know that a lot of thought and effort goes into designing your costume.

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Just the idea that Rihanna put that much thought into dressing up as another man - and not her man - should concern A$AP.

I would have a talk with my girlfriend if she dressed up as another blogger instead of me.

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A$AP began dating Rihanna last year after she dumped (or got dumped) by Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel.

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The Internet is having a field day dissecting Rihanna's costume. They say she wants Gunna to know she has a crush on him.

The fact that she went to such great lengths to dress up in a Gunna costume probably means Rihanna tried to holla at him -- but got rejected.

They say Gunna is already taken.

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If you recall, the barrel-chested rapper was hospitalized with pneumonia recently. His rumored lover Young Thug made a big show out of visiting his bedside and presenting him with not one, not two, not three, but four very expensive watches.

A$AP, who was born Rakim Mayers, previously dated Calvin Klein model Jasmine Daniels. He has also been plagued with teh ghey rumors for most of his career.

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Last month Darius McCrary made blog headlines for all the wrong reasons. The 45-year-old "Family Matters" star went viral for kissing male-to-female trans influencer Sidney Starr at a photo shoot.

In a follow-up video, the actor vigorously denied dating Sidney.

He criticized bloggers for covering the story, and he even dragged his TV mom, Jo Marie Payton, into his mess.

At the conclusion of the video, Darius claimed he was engaged to be married, but he didn't reveal who the bride-to-be was.

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According to Rhymes with Snitch, Darius is engaged to Rick James' ex-wife Tanya Hijazi. Rick met the 17-year-old party girl at a nightclub in 1989. They began dating in 1990 and their only child, son Tazman James, was born in 1993.

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Trouble soon followed, and the couple was sentenced to prison for kidnapping and torturing a 24-year-old woman during a weeklong drug binge. While out on bail, the couple kidnapped and beat another woman over a 20-hour period.

Despite the red flags and warning signs, they married in 1996 and eventually divorced in 2002.

The "Cold Blooded" "Mary Jane" singer died of natural causes in 2004 at age 56.

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Mother and son are pictured at Rick James' funeral in Los Angeles in 2004.

Not much is known about Tanya Hijazi. The biracial 49-year-old has worked as a small-time actress and costume designer.

She never remarried and has managed to stay out of the spotlight -- until now.

It isn't clear how she hooked up with Darius, who hasn't had much luck in the matrimony department either. He was married thrice to women who claimed he assaulted them.

Darius was also jailed in 2015 for failure to pay child support.

Good luck to the happy couple.

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Gunfire erupted outside a Hollywood venue where singer/actress Teyana Taylor held her Halloween bash on Saturday night.

Teyana's Halloween party was in full swing at the Sunset Room when three armed men approached three woman standing outside the club.

TMZ sources claim on of the victim's was pistol-whipped when she refused to hand over her purse and valuables. A security guard who witnessed the armed robbery stepped in to protect the women.

The security guard exchanged gunfire with one of the armed suspects, but no one was hit.

The three thugs fled in a car and are still at large.

An ambulance was called to the scene but the woman who was pistol whipped refused medical attention.

Taylor has yet to comment on the incident.

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Teyana is pictured attending a Halloween bash at the Highlight Room on Sunday.

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Meanwhile, Amber Rose pushed the limits of decency with her revealing Halloween costume at a party in Los Angeles.

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Willow Smith dressed as her dad Will Smith for Halloween. Just kidding. According to BACKGRID.com, Willow channeled Tyler Durden (Fight Club) at Catch LA on Sunday.

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Actress Megan Good attended a Halloween bash at the Highlight Room in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Check out more photos from other celebrity Halloween parties in Hollywood over the weekend.

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Tyrese Gibson's estranged wife Samantha Gibson is trying to take him to the cleaners.

According to a source, Tyrese, 42, filed a motion to disallow unreasonable attorney's fees after a third attorney submitted an entry of appearance to represent Samantha as lead counsel.

She now has three attorneys and is running up a huge legal tab that Tyrese will be on the hook for.

Fans compare Samantha to Nicole Threatt Young, whose legal team was granted $4 million in legal fees from Dr. Dre in their divorce battle.

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According to the motion filed by Tyrese's attorney, Tanya Mitchell Graham, Samantha "positioned herself in a light that makes her appear to be victimized by [Tyrese]."

Samantha, 32, attempted to settle the child support matter "without court intervention whatsoever," through private mediation.

Samantha is demanding a whopping $20,000 a month for their 3-year-old daughter, Soraya Gibson.

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She asked the court to approve a "Special Master" and an "emergency hearing" when no such emergency existed.

According to her motion, Samantha allegedly claimed that the singer/actor kicked her and their minor child out of his $4 million Buckhead mansion "and then changed the locks."

In reality, Samantha "secretly" packed her bags and moved out of the marital residence while Tyrese was away filming a movie in New Jersey.

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Tyrese, who did not want to break up his family, did eventually change the locks on the residence in September 2020 -- when it became clear that Samantha "had abandoned the residence and absconded with the parties' minor child."

According to Tyrese's motion, he was blindsided by Samantha's divorce action last year.

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However, Samantha reportedly claimed their marriage fell apart because Tyrese, a world famous actor, was working too much.

Although the terms of their prenuptial agreement are not made public, Tyrese gave Samantha an allowance of $10,000 a month throughout their 3 1/2-year marriage. She was a housewife and mom without a single bill to pay, meaning the $10,000 a month was hers to spend on whatever she wished.

In addition to $20,000 a month in child support, Samantha also wants Tyrese to pay 100% of the child's expenses, including medical bills, private school, nannies, etc.

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Her demands far exceed what Georgia courts have been known to grant for child support in the past. It's highly unlikely that Samantha will get what she's asking for.

In the meantime, Tyrese and his 25-year-old girlfriend, Zelie, are still going strong, despite rumors that they broke up last month.

In a recent Instagram post, Zelie wrote:

"@tyrese We've made so many beautiful memories thus far. It's almost scary how we are just getting started."

 


 
Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly referred to Samantha Lee Gibson as Tyrese's "ex-wife." She is his estranged wife. Their final divorce hearing is set for December 6 and 7 at the Fulton County Superior Court in downtown Atlanta.

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A former background dancer for Ye, formerly Kanye West, is singing his praises after he reportedly saved her from a potntial gang rape.

In a Tiktok video, the Aussie dancer, named Maria, recalled Ye saving her from his aggressive crew of hard legs following a concert.

"Of all the crazy headlines that go up about Mr. Kanye West, I will always have a soft spot for him," Maria said. "I genuinely think he's a good dude and that's because of a personal experience I had with him."

She went on to explain that she was hired as a background dancer for Ye "many, many years ago" when he visited Australia on tour.

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"He came to town and he hired like, twenty Australian girls to be his ballerinas."

Maria said the dancers went back to Ye's rented penthouse with his crew. They were drinking and partying out on the veranda when things took a scary turn.

"[Ye] was inside on his laptop doing something and a bunch of us were out on the veranda, dancing and drinking and all that sort of stuff. We were all sitting around and a bunch of the guys that were like, [Ye}'s little posse, were like, standing around and they were like dancing and twerking...

"Of all the girls, I think I was probably the thickest, right, so, I don't know, I'm generalizing here, but I think that the Americans like think girls..."

Maria said the thugs started demonstrating the way they wanted her to twerk on them. When she failed to comply with their orders they became aggressive.

"One of [Ye]'s dancers, she was, like, grinding on one of the guys. And I was like, oh, I don't want to do that, and... there was a lot of pressure. I could feel the walls closing in on me. I felt really, really uncomfortable and I kept saying no."

Maria said she felt unsafe and intimidated.

"And then, out of nowhere, [Ye] literally, like, burst through them, and he was like, "Bro, she said no... She said no, so stop asking her to do it!"

Maria said Ye stayed with her and reassure her that she didn't have to do anything she didn't want to do."

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50 Cent was dragged on social media for questioning why Jada Pinkett Smith discusses her marital problems in public.

Fiddy's followers reminded him that he frequently disparaged his eldest son on social media.

The television mogul shared a recent headline in which Jada, 50, said she didn't have sex with husband Will Smith.

Fiddy caption the post:

"Why she keep doing shit like this? it makes the relationship appear weak. first entanglement now this, come on!"

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50 Cent was referring to the scandalous affair that 50-year-old Jada had with troubled musician August Alaina, 29, in 2018.

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In a trailer for a recent episode of Red Table Talk, Jada alluded to trouble in paradise.

The mom-of-two confessed she feels "uncomfortable" even talking about sex with the A-list actor.

"It's uncomfortable, but it's deeply healthy and I think around sex, because it's something that we don't talk about and there's so much fantasy around it."

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However, in a tweet on Wednesday, Jada denied having a frigid sex life with her husband.

"Only because I got time today. Stop making up headlines. Watch the @RedTableTalk I did with @GwynethPaltrow for yourselves. Will and I have NEVER had an issue in the bedroom. Thank you."

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Gigi Hadid is back on the market after breaking up with Zayn Malik amid a report that he struck her mom.

The 26-year-old supermodel, who shares 1-year-old daughter, Khai, with the former One Direction singer, broke up with him after her mom, Yolanda Hadid, claims he struck her during a dispute.

Gigi released a statement to E! News, saying that she is focused on what's best for her daughter, Khai.

A source tells ET Online that the couple broke up before the incident with Yolanda.

"Gigi and Zayn broke up before the incident with Yolanda. The two have been co-parenting but they are not together. They tried to make things work for their daughter, but it wasn't working out."

Zayn, 28, responded to the allegation in a statement to TMZ on Thursday.

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"I adamantly deny striking Yolanda Hadid. For the sake of my daughter I decline to give any further details."

However, Zayn did give a few more details in a post on Twitter.com.

He admitted there was an "argument" between him and a family member of Gigi's a few weeks ago.

He said the dispute was "leaked" to the media, and he agreed "not to contest claims arising from the argument".

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"As you all know I am a private person and I very much want to create a safe and private place for my daughter to grow up in," he wrote.

"A place where private family matters aren't thrown on the world stage for all to poke and pick apart. In an effort to protect that space for her, I agreed to not contest claims arising from an argument I had with a family member of my partner's who entered our home while my partner was away several weeks ago."

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His tweet continued:

"This was and still should be a private matter but it seems for now there is divisiveness and despite my efforts to restore us to a peaceful family environment that will allow for me to co-parent my daughter in a manner in which she deserves, this has been 'leaked' to the press. I am hopeful though for healing for all involved with the harsh words shared and more importantly, I remain vigilant to protect Khai and give her the privacy she deserves."

 

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Jada Pinkett Smith admits her life sex with husband, Will Smith, is dull and nearly non-existent.

The 50-year-old actress confessed she feels "uncomfortable" even talking about sex with the A-list actor.

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Jada opened up about their lack of communication in a recent Red Table Talk episode with guest Gwyneth Paltrow. Jada said:

"The thing Will and I talk about a lot is the journey. We started in this at a very young age, you know, 22 years old.

"That's why the accountability part really hit for me because I think you expect your partner to know (what you need), especially when it comes to sex.

"It's like, 'Well, if you love me, you should know. If you love me, you should read my mind.' That's a huge pitfall."

Gwyneth, 49, sympathized with Jada: "Isn't it weird, though? It's like someone doesn't read your mind and we feel crushed."

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Jada, who married Will in 1997 and shares two children with him, added that she "really tries" to communicate with Will about their sex life.

"It's uncomfortable, but it's deeply healthy and I think around sex, because it's something that we don't talk about and there's so much fantasy around it."

Also during the episode on Facebook Live, Jada and Gwyneth talked about female orgasms and used a vulva puppet to talk about the female anatomy.

Last month Will opened up that he and Jada have an open marriage and that they no longer practice monogamy.

He said divorce is not an option because neither of them wants to transition into old age without a companion they can depend on.