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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.
 

 

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Future Hendrix's baby mama, Brittni Mealy took another swipe at the rapper after she accused him of sending a vulgar text to their minor son.

Brittni, 31, accused Future of sending a vulgar text to their son, Prince, during a text exchange about school clothes.

"HE TEXTS THIS TO A CHILD!" she wrote in all caps on Instagram last week.

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READ ALSO: Rapper Future sends vulgar message about Brittni Mealy to their son
 

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Over the weekend, Brittni, who is one of Future's 7 or 8 baby mamas, shared audio of someone who sounds like Future dissing his ex Joie Chavis.

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Future and Joie, 32, share a three-year-old son named Hendrix.

In the audio, the person who sounds like Future tries to convince someone that he has no love for Joie.

"I don't look at Joie as somebody like I look at you. Me and Joie always been friends, super cool. Like you don't even know that me and her was just always been super cool to the point where we still could be cool right now."

He continued:

"I don't look at her like someone I love, I never loved her like that. She know that. I never loved her, I never been like, told her 'I love you'. You know what I'm sayin'? I never told this girl, I never told Joie 'I love you' but we had a good a** friendship. You know what I mean? I ain't never tell her I love her like that there. I love you."

What do you think? Is Future the man begging for a booty call in the audio clip below?

In related news, there are reports that Future is expecting three more child support checks children by three random women. He reportedly impregnated two of the women during a threesome.
 

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Bill Cosby's former friends, Rev. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young and others, took his money then abandoned him when he reached out to them for support.

Cosby, 83, was released from prison on Wednesday, June 30, after serving two years of a three-to-10-year prison sentence on sexual assault charges.

Andrew Wyatt. Cosby's personal spokesman, shared the details in an exclusive interview with Shelley Wynter that aired on WSB Radio's "Word On the Street" on Tuesday, July 13.

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Wyatt said Cosby and his wife Camille gave Jesse Jackson $1 million when he ran for president of the United States in 1984.

Wyatt said the Cosbys paid all of Jackson's bills, paid off his home in Chicago (that he still lives in), purchased another home for him and Mrs. Jackson in Washington, D.C. (that they still own), loaned Jackson his private jet, and other perks.

Yet, when Cosby turned to Jackson for help during his time of need, Jackson turned his back on him.

Cosby was also generous to Ambassador Andrew Young when the Atlanta politician ran for Congress as a Democrat in 1970.

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And Cosby gave $50,000 to the family of Tawana Brawley when Rev. Al Sharpton called Cosby for help.

Wyatt said when Cosby reached out to Sharpton during his trial, Sharpton told him he would call him right back and then never called.

Listen to the audio of the interview here.

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Cash Gernon's father, Trevor Gernon apologized to Cash's mother, Melinda Seagroves, for abandoning their twin sons at an ex-girlfriend's home in Dallas.

4-year-old Cash Gernon was found dead in the street on the 7500 block of Sallerdige Drive on Saturday, May 15. A coroner determined the boy had been stabbed multiple times.

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Darriyn Brown was arrested later that day and charged with kidnapping and burglary. More charges are expected pending the results of forensic evidence.

Gernon left Cash and his twin brother, Carter, in the care of his ex-girlfriend, Monica Sherrod.

In the audio, Gernon said he knew Sherrod for some time and that the two got together because they were both single parents.

Gernon departed Sherrod's home in March because he had multiple outstanding felony warrants.

He said he moved back to Houston, where he was from originally, "after an unsuccessful job hunt amongst other things."

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He left his twins with Sherrod (pictured) because he didn't want to "disrupt their routine." He did not tell the boys' mother where her sons were.

Carter has since been reunited with his mother.

Gernon said he doesn't want to turn himself in to police because he fears going to jail on the outstanding warrants.

"To make matters worse. I have to fear for my freedom, as it is the goal of some to see me go to jail rather than grieve the loss of my little boy. All I want to do is have that one thing every parent deserves: to say good-bye and be with my son one last time before I return him home".

A GoFundMe page created by Cash Gernon's maternal grandmother has raised over $12,000 to transport the child's body back to his hometown for burial.

Patty Seagroves wrote: "Please do not donate to any other GoFundMe or anything associated with Monica Sherrod."
 

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Legendary singer/songwriter, Maxwell, celebrated his 25th anniversary album, Urban Hang Suite, with his very good friend Ryan Cameron on Majic 107.5/97.5 radio in Atlanta on Monday.

They discussed what the album meant at that time, and how it inspired the next generation of R&B.

Maxwell explained why he turned down a Verzuz battle against D'Angelo in March.

Maxwell said it "was a question of timing". He was also dealing with the loss of family members to Covid-19.

"I got love for my brothers and I know that the people needed something. I did my best and my best wasn't able to come through in that way," he said.

"So, I couldn't commit to it at the time, but I'm always open to doing anything I can to bring entertainment to the people that I love and respect who have made my life what it is for sure."

Maxwell told Ryan he got the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine the day before the interview and he's still feeling the effects from the shot.

Listen to a snippet of the interview below.
 

Click here to hear the full interview. Maxwell and Ryan discuss:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic
  • If he's heard Tank's latest single, "Can't Let It Show"
  • Watching the Derek Chauvin trial
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    Keyshia Cole dropped a new single titled "I Don't Wanna Be in Love" after participating in a Verzuz lip-sync battle with R&B singer Ashanti.

    The new track comes a week after the mom-of-two released a music video for her single "2:35."

    "I Don't Wanna Be" tells the emotional story of a woman who doesn't want to be that girl who breaks up another woman's relationship.

    "We both got a situation, hesitation
    Whenever we hook up, it's all love
    Never any expectations
    I know you went much further
    I met your girl, never wanna hurt her
    Never wanna be that chick, but lately, this is really feeling like torture."

     

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    Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is recovering from Covid-19 at home after he checked himself out of a Georgia hospital because people around him were dying.

    Gossett, 84, spoke by phone to Ryan Cameron, host of WAMJ-Majic 1075/975 in Atlanta, about the reason he left the hospital against medical advice (AMA).

    Gossett told Cameron on Monday that he contracted the virus from a nurse who visited his home. He arrived at an emergency room on Dec. 27, but left shortly after seeing the chaos inside the hospital.

    The Grammy-winning actor said he left the hospital because the staff was "extremely tired" and they were "losing the battle," he said he called his son and other family members, and they got him out of there.

    Gossett said he wanted to thank his fans in Atlanta and around the world for the love, prayers and well wishes over the last few days.

    "When there was a threat of me leaving the planet -- I didn't know I had that done that positive for so many people and I am grateful to the bottom of my heart. I want to say thank you so much for y'all. The love bounces back to you in a million fold. God is good all the time and I am so grateful that you've been there. It's just what the doctor ordered."

    He said four or 5 doctors around the country sent him some medications, including eucalyptus tea and vitamins, to help his recovery.

    When asked if he was for or against the vaccine, Gossett said, "I don't know what the vaccines is but I want it. It gives us a head start to go in the direction of taking better care of ourselves and one another. That's all it is. There's no Democrats, there's nothing but making saving mankind."

    Gossett also discussed the lack of "purity" in young "girls of 6, 7, 8-years-old with that innocence that I've forgotten to see, I don't see it anymore. I see the young men, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-years old with deep voices and getting ready to shoot one another. We need to take a chill pill. We all need to be saved."

    Gossett had a message for so-called anti-maskers:

    "Covid is real. Even it's not real -- just for the hell of it, wear a mask anyway. Cooperate with us. There's no such thing as impossible. Take the word 'impossible' out of your dictionary. We need to be together to take better care of ourselves, our children and one another."

    Gossett is best known for his Academy Award-winning role in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman and for portraying the character of Fiddler in the ABC miniseries Roots in 1977, among hundreds of film and TV roles.

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    August Alsina is taking advantage of the buzz surrounding his past affair with Jada Pinkett Smith by dropping a new track, appropriately titled "Entanglements."

    The R&B crooner recruited rapper Rick Ross to add his personal views about entanglements with married women.

    The lovestruck singer proves he still hasn't gotten over Jada - even though she and her husband, Will Smith, have gotten over him and moved on.

    "The definition of entanglement / It's?when?you're tangled in?the sheets / Girl I know?that we don't call it a relationship / But you're still f—in' with me," Alsina sings.

    Alsina even taunts Will on the track, singing, "I'm on my way, yeah / I'ma pull up when he dip / He's always think me and you f—in' / If he see me, he gon' trip."

    Will and Jada recently cleared the air about Jada's fling on her popular web series "Red Table Talk."

    Will Smith denied giving Alsina permission to pursue his wife, and Jada claimed the affair happened during a "break" in her marriage.

    "What August was actually trying to communicate — because I could actually see how he would perceive it as permission because we were separated amicably — I think he also wanted to make it clear that he's not a homewrecker, which he's not," Jada said.
     

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    CNN anchor Chris Cuomo threatened to quit his job in a podcast rant about his COVID-19 diagnosis and job safety.

    In an audio clip circulating on social media, Cuomo said he is unhappy at his current job - and he's willing to walk away from his 7-figure salary.

    Cuomo threatened to walk "...because I don't want to spend my time doing things that I don't think are valuable enough to me personally. Like what? Well, I don't like what I do professionally. I've decided, I like doing this show. I like talking to you guys. But I don't value indulging irrationality, hyper partisanship, I don't think it's worth my time..."

    Cuomo complained about a neighbor pulling up in the driveway next to his and getting in his face.

    “And I don't want some jackass loser fat tire biker, um, to be able to pull over... and get in my face and in my space and talk bulls*t to me."

    He added: "That matters to me more than making millions of dollars a year. That matters to me more. Why? Because I've saved my money."

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    Cuomo is the younger brother of New Jersey Governor Andrew Cuomo.

    Chris Cuomo's outburst sparked speculation that he is quitting CNN to sign on as his brother's campaign manager.

    Another rumor has it that Chris became disenchanted with CNN after his bosses asked him for proof that he was diagnosed with coronavirus.

    The 49-year-old anchorman spent the past 2 weeks in his basement talking on and on about his COVID-19 diagnosis and his symptoms.

    At one point, his wary colleague, Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, asked him to take a break and step away from the TV camera.

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    Brandy Norwood celebrates the 25th anniversary of her self-titled album by releasing a new single "Freedom Rings" (Brand Nu Entertainment/Entertainment One). The single is available now online.

    "Freedom Rings" is the first track off Brandy's upcoming 7th studio album of the same title.

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    "Freedom Rings" is very emotional for the 40-year-old R&B Diva. She recently opened up about working on the track with producer LaShawn Daniels, who died tragically in a car accident at age 41 earlier this month.

    "And me and Lashawn will shine again!" she sings on the track.

    Brandy celebrates the 25th anniversary of Brandy, which was released on September 27, 1994. The album was a critical success and introduced the Moesha star to a new audience of fans.

    Brandy was certified four-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and sold over 2 million copies in the U.S.