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An attorney for the Jet Blue passenger who was repeatedly punched in the face by Mike Tyson says the former heavyweight champion used excessive force.

Attorney Matt Morgan wants Tyson, 55, to pay for beating down his client, Melvin Townsend III, on a flight from San Francisco to Florida on Wednesday.

Tyson's team tells TMZ, Townsend harassed the ex-pugilist and even threw a water bottle at him. And that's why Tyson cleaned Townsend's clock.

Cell phone video shows Townsend sitting behind Tyson on the flight. At times he hovering over the back of Tyson's seat and seemed to be badgering the people's champ.

Morgan tells TMZ:

"Our client is a big Mike Tyson fan. When Mike Tyson boarded the plane, he became overly excited. At first, their interaction was cordial... At a certain point, Mr. Tyson clearly became agitated by an overly excited fan and began to strike him in an excessive manner. This situation could have been avoided simply by contacting the flight attendant. Our client denies throwing a water bottle prior to being struck by Mr. Tyson."

Tyson's team told TMZ Townsend had thrown a bottle at him - and that's why Tyson cleaned the guy's clock.

Tyson's fury left Townsend's face bloody, but he declined to press charges against the former boxer.

A source tells TMZ that Townsend "Is still in shock" and weighing his next move. He hired a lawyer due to his physical injuries and to handle the avalanche of media requests for comment.

TMZ did some digging, and Townsend is no angel. In fact, he has an extensive criminal history.

The 36-year-old has been convicted of fraud, grand theft, burglary, possession of controlled substances and trafficking in stolen property, TMZ reports.

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A Black nurse who worked at the same hospital for 20 years was summoned to a meeting with the medical director and told she was fired.

You won't believe what happened next.

After the medical director told the nurse she was terminated, an employee asked her, "You wanna talk smack now?"

The nurse looked worried as she saw another employee filming on their cell phone. The nurse turned to leave, but just then the doctor said, "I know you're closing on a house, so we want to give you some things."

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Then he reached into his pocket and pulled out $10,000 in cash. But wait, there's more.

Another doctor also blessed the nurse with $10,000 in cash!

They must really value their colleague to empty their bank accounts for her!

Watch the video below.
 

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Cell phone videos captured jubilant celebrations after a federal court lifted mask mandates on mass transportation.

The mask guidelines were put in place by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

A federal court in Florida lifted the CDC's mask mandates on planes, trains and buses on Monday.

Cell phone footage shows flight attendants and passengers celebrating after the announcement that face masks are no longer required to fly.

"Today's court decision means CDC's public transportation masking order is not in effect at this time," an administration official said.

Travelers posted videos of flight attendants cheering as they announced face masks are no longer required on board planes.

Uber also announced face masks are optional for drivers and riders going forward.

Face masks became a flashpoint for political debate that divided the country after the CDC and Dr. Anthony Fauci recommended face masks for the general population.

Common surgical (blue) face masks are not designed to filter out virus particles smaller than 0.1 microns. Coronavirus particles range from 0.06 microns to .14 microns.

The CDC's face mask guidelines were criticized by medical experts - including Dr. Fauci himself who flip-flopped a month after telling Americans face masks do not provide protection from Covid-19.

"Wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet. But it is not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is," Fauci said during a 60 Minutes interview that aired in March 2020.

Fauci later backtracked, saying he only made the statement to ensure there would be enough masks for healthcare workers.
 

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2022 has seen the most weddings since before the pandemic in 2020 according to new statistics. But women should avoid this one thing that men don't like in relationships.

Men feel threatened when women dominate them in the bedroom. Men do not like to feel emasculated by their women. Be careful not to threaten his manhood by being too aggressive. Be ladylike at all times.

The word "machismo" is defined as "a man's responsibility to provide for, protect, and defend his family".

It is not defined as "a woman's responsibility to provide for, protect, and defend her family".

Watch the videos below to see examples of women who will soon be single if they don't stop treating their men like simps.

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Benzino wins the worst dad in Hip-Hop award for laughing at his daughter Coi LeRay's low record sales.

According to RhymeswithSnitch, rapper Coi LeRay was inconsolable after her father, Source Magazine founder Raymond "Benzino" Scott, threatened his daughter and her mom because the 23-year-old told The Breakfast Club that her father went broke after The Source magazine went out of business.

Benzino, 56, retaliated by laughing at Coi's record sales for her debut album Trendsetter.

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In addition to being a horrible father, Benzino has anger management issues that landed him in jail recently.

Police body camera footage shows the unhinged reality TV star being arrested on February 3, 2022 for punching a truck belonging to Althea Heart's new man.

Braselton, Georgia police arrested Benzino for stalking his ex-girlfriend and baby mama, Althea, who told officers that he punched her new man's truck.

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The man, identified by police as Reginald Cuington, told cops he had only known Althea for a couple of days. He said he had never seen Benzino before. He added: "I don't play like that," after Benzino damaged his property.

The truck had visible damage, which led police to arrest Benzino, who was agitated, sweaty, and irrational after being detained.

Watch the video below.
 

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Comedian/promoter Rip Michaels explains why he took a risk by hiring aspiring comic Tip Harris for his first paid standup comedy gig at the Barclays Center.

The rapper was booed by the capacity crowd of 15,000 at Rip Michaels' April Fools Comedy Jam on Saturday, April 9.

Other comedians and rappers on the bill included Lil' Kim, Joe Torry, Ronnie Jordan, Jacob Williams, Michael Blackson, B. Simone, Tony Roberts, DeRay Davis and Moneybagg Yo.

T.I., who now goes by Tip, walked out onstage to a standing ovation from the crowd who helped make him a Grammy-winning rap artist.

Tip started out well, the crowd was initially receptive, but the cheers quickly turned to boos as Tip's delivery and timing were off.

After he left the stage, Rip Michaels chastised the crowd for booing the rap legend.

Michaels praised Tip for trying something different and asked DJ Envy to play one of rapper T.I.'s many hit songs, to which the crowd stood up, danced and cheered.

Rip Michaels explained why he is supporting Tip's journey into comedy when other established comedians have spoken out against it.

"Everyone, whether they are rich, poor, famous or not, deserves to follow their passions, but not everyone would have the courage to do what Tip is doing. I am proud to be the first person to hire Tip as a paid comedian," he said.

"I gave him the opportunity to test his skills in a sold-out stadium at my April Fools Comedy Jam at Barclays Center, knowing how tough the Brooklyn audience would be. I commend him for the way that he handled himself. Everyone gets booed. Welcome to the club, Tip! It was going to happen eventually."

Rip Michaels provided exclusive video of Tip's standup performance below.
 

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More videos have emerged of rapper Tip "T.I." Harris bombing during his standup comedy set at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn over the weekend.

T.I. responded to the crowd booing him in a chat with comedian Michael Blackson on Instagram Live.

The father of seven took up comedy at age 41 after a successful run as the self-professed "King of the South."

According to T.I., the Barclays audience wasn't booing him, per se. They were challenging him to do better. He believes they were urging him to do his best by booing him. "I dare you to be more funny, I dare you to be better," he said.

T.I. added that everybody wasn't booing, "It came from the right side. It was one white boy in the middle, and I told him, 'I'm not gonna accept that from you... It was the colonizer in the front trying to enter into the boos from the right side."

T.I. said when his set was over, the audience stood on their feet and applauded him. But Blackson wasn't convinced. "I didn't see that," Blackson said.

T.I. is not discouraged by the boos. He said he will use the same material in his standup routines going forward, and he will "read the crowd" a little better.

"I appreciate the opportunity to grow, I appreciate the opportunity to get better," he said.

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There is no denying that blonde Instagram model Courtney Tailor stabbed her boyfriend, Christian Obumseli, to death. It's what she did afterwards - and the fact that she's not in jail - that has sparked outrage.

Obumseli, 27, had moved to Miami and was living with Tailor in an apartment at One Paraiso when he was stabbed during an argument on Sunday, April 3.

Miami-Dade County police responded to a 911 call from Tailor and found Obumseli suffering from a stab wound in the shoulder. He was transported to a hospital where he died.

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Tailor, real name Courtney Taylor Clenney, 25, was detained in handcuffs while covered in blood and questioned by police at the scene. She was then taken to a mental health treatment center where she was evaluated and released. She claimed self-defense and was not charged.

Cell phone video posted to Twitter shows Tailor being confronted by a woman in the lobby of Miami's Grand Beach Hotel Friday night.

"Yeah, you should go. Yeah, you should go. 'Cause you just killed your boyfriend. Yeah, you did," the woman tells Tailor, as she walks away with a male friend.

The Twitter user who posted the footage captioned the video:

"Not this fool @CourtneyTailor being out at a bar in Miami like she didn't just kill @TobyObumseli a few days ago... but I thought you were mentally unstable & suicidal? it's the audacity for me."

Civil Rights Attorney Lee Merritt spoke out about the case, suggesting that Tailor's white privilege is the reason why she was not arrested.

According to Merritt, "[Obumseli's] alleged assailant Courtney Taylor Clenney, was not initially arrested or charged by Miami policing authorities." He is representing the Obumseli family.

Shortly after Tailor was released from police custody, she allegedly posted thirst trap photos on Instagram.

Tailor previously bragged that she only dated rich Black men, prior to killing Obumseli.

"Let me clarify, I only date rich Black guys," she said on the "We In Miami Podcast," 2 weeks before Obumseli's death.

"So, you know you're toxic," the host told her.

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Fans of YouTube stars Ken and De'arra are still trying to get over their breakup.

For years, their adoring fans lived vicariously through the popular YouTube couple, who split up last year amid cheating allegations.

I first learned of Ken and De'arra through blogger Michelle "ATLien" Brown, after they moved into the penthouse of her Buckhead hi-rise a few years ago.

Ken and De'arra started their YouTube channel in 2015 and they eventually grew their following to over 7 million subscribers.

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As their popularity increased, problems began to creep into their relationship. Mainly due to Ken's wandering eyes.

Friends warned them not to move in together. Sadly, they didn't listen.

Unfortunately, life happens and they learned the hard way that puppy love, aka dopamine, doesn't last forever.

First, came the rumors that Ken was cheating on De'arra. They struggled to maintain the image of their perfect relationship because their income depended on them being together - at least publicly.

Their last video upload was in 2021. The couple split last year after he proposed to her in 2020. Now they host separate YouTube channels.

De'arra has just under 1 million subscribers on her YT channel, while Ken has barely 200,000 subs on his channel.

De'arra is barely recognizable now. The cute teenager has grown into a bitter woman who looks a decade older than her stated age of 26. She doesn't even sound the same. Did heartbreak make her voice change?

Anyway, watch as De'arra tries to convince her fans that "single life is amazing" in the video below.
 

 

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The Kardashians, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall Jenner, and Kris Jenner were loudly booed by fans and the paparazzi as they arrived for their appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in Hollywood, Ca. on Wednesday.

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The boos rained down as each Kardashian and Jenner arrived outside the studio. Be warned: there is profanity in the video below.

The Kardashians were there to promote their new reality TV series "The Kardashians."

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The family signed a new deal with Hulu after their long-running series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" was canceled due to low ratings and unreasonable demands for more money.

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During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", Kris hoped fans would tune in to see more of the same.

"Of course, the minute we start filming, a million things happen," Kris said.

"Kylie's having a baby. Kourtney's dating Travis Barker and then gets engaged. Kim gets 'SNL'. Every single day there was just this drama or something crazy going on or somebody having a baby or somebody getting divorced. It was nutty as usual."

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Old video footage has surfaced on the Internet that reveals tension between Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith behind closed doors.

The cell phone video was filmed after Jada sat down with psychotherapist and relationship expert Esther Perel.

Jada was convinced that Perel helped them resolve their relationship issues and the pain they caused each other.

"Would you say [Perel] has been instrumental in you and I defining our relationship?" Jada asks her husband.

But Will is only focused on one thing: his social media presence.

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"I would say don't just start filming me without asking me," he responds.

"Oh my goodness," Jada says, "Esther, come help us again, please. I'm still dealing with foolishness."

She continues, "Would you say that she helped us heal the hurts that we caused between one another?"

But Will is not interested in Jada's psychobabble. Like most narcissists, he is only focused on his image and controlling how and when he is viewed by the public.

"My social media presence is my bread and butter," says Will, who has over 63 million followers on Instagram alone.

"So, you can't just use me for social media and not... You know, don't just start rolling. I'm standing in my house."

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Jada faces the camera and urges her followers to watch an upcoming episode of Red Table Talk, featuring Perel as her special guest.

"Please watch Esther at the Red Table, because she's helped us a lot. Can't you tell?"

In the episode, Jada revealed to Perel that Will "felt abandoned" after she wanted more independence in their marriage, i.e., she wanted an open marriage.

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Will was apparently fine with an open marriage - until details of her tryst with retired singer August Alsina leaked to the public.

Alsina is now taking bids on a tell-all book about their sexual escapades. Several publishing houses are said to be interested in the book.

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Former President Barack Obama returned to the White House for the first time since leaving office in 2017.

Obama was received enthusiastically by White House friends and guests after he discussed his Affordable Care Act at Biden's health care event on Tuesday.

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Video that surfaced on Twitter shows Obama surrounded by guests while Biden looks on. Vice President Kamala Harris eagerly introduced Obama to guests while Biden looked on.

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At one point, Biden put his hand on Obama's shoulder and shouted something to get his attention. But Obama continued speaking with White House guests.

"This is so sad," the Republican National Committee captioned a video on Twitter.

"Literally no one wants to talk to Joe Biden," the RNC captioned another short video clip that shows the president shrugging and glancing around the room as if searching for someone.

The two videos garnered thousands of comments. Many of the commenters expressed sadness and sorrow for the 79-year-old president.

As the videos went viral, Obama took to his Twitter account to praise his former vice president.

"Always great catching up with @POTUS. Thanks for all you're doing to help even more Americans get access to quality, affordable health care," he tweeted on Wednesday.

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Will Smith's assault on comedian Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars has already spawned a copycat incident in Atlanta.

Smith single-handedly destroyed his career when he walked onstage and slapped comedian Chris Rock for joking about his wife.

Cell phone video uploaded to Twitter.com on Tuesday by @Glock_Topickz shows rapper Tip "T.I." Harris snatching a female comedienne's mic for joking about his sexual assault allegations.

The incident happened at Our Bar ATL on Edgewood Avenue in southwest Atlanta.

The comedienne, Lauren K, held her own when an outraged T.I. told her to "stop playing wit me!"

She reminded him that "this is my sh*t!" just before he snatched her mic out of her hand. Security guards surrounded them while they talked it out onstage.

Afterwards, Lauren K said the incident unfolded after the "No Mercy" rapper heckled her from the audience and told her to take her wig off. She responded, "I'll take my wig off, when you address those allegations."

T.I., who had his own mic, began yelling at Lauren to stop talking about the allegations that he sexually assaulted multiple women. No charges were ever brought against him.

The enraged rapper verbally abused the aspiring comedienne. At one point he called her a b*tch and ni**a," as boos rained down on him from the crowd.

The 41-year-old Grammy-winning rapper has embarked on a new career as an aspiring comedian. He routinely hones his new craft at comedy shows around Atlanta.

Watch the videos below.

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Kevin Samuels read young Willow Smith's letter to the late Tupac Shakur that recently surfaced online.

Tupac Shakur died from gunshot wounds in Las Vegas on September 13, 1996 — 4 years before Willow was born.

MTO News unearthed a letter Willow wrote to Tupac Shakur when she was just 11 years old.

In the letter, Willow begged 2Pac to come back to life so she and her mom, Jada Pinkett Smith, could be happy.

Samuels read Willow's letter aloud — but not before passing judgment on Will and Jada as parents.

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"You could become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, squeaky clean image, women love you around the world — and this is what's going on in your house? Your wife is in love with a dead man," Samuels said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.

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Samuels then read Willow's mournful letter to the deceased rap icon:

"I know you are alive someplace. I think that my mommy really misses you. Can you please come back? Can you come back so me and my mommy can be happy? I wish you were here. I really do."

"Why is Will Smith's daughter writing a letter to Tupac?" Samuels asked. "What is being said in that house to get this little girl - not writing Santa Claus, not writing the Easter Bunny, writing Tupac?

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Rumor has it that Jada and Tupac had a torrid, but brief, love affair. Jada previously denied the rumors.
 

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Issa Rae responded to pregnancy rumors sparked by a "baby bump" video.

According to TMZ, the pregnancy rumors started last week after a video of Rae and Insecure co-star Yvonne Orji showed Rae wearing a skintight outfit that accentuated her bloated midriff.

Rae was holding a glass of wine in the video, which prompted a plethora of criticism from social media users concerned that Rae was drinking while pregnant.

"I am not pregnant, fuckyouverymuch," Rae tweeted on Wednesday. "LET A BITCH EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY."

Eurweb reports the video footage was shot last Friday at the Kennedy Center in D.C., where Rae was hosting a festival for Black creatives.

Fans speculated that Rae may have been annoyed because she and Louis Diame struggled to start a family for over a decade. Rae and Diame wed in July of 2021.

Rae, 37, is best known for her web series Insecure. She launched her career on YouTube with web series Awkward Black Girl in 2011.