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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.
 

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Comedian Faizon Love and TV personality Towanda Braxton sat in for Majic 107.5/97.5 radio host Ryan Cameron who is on vacation. Also making an appearance on Thursday's Ryan Cameron Uncensored show were Towanda's current boyfriend Sean Hall and special guest - "President Of R&B" Johnny Gill.

During the celebrity-driven Ryan Report, Faizon recalled seeing Towanda's famous sister, Toni Braxton, out & about with the late rapper, Eric "Eazy-E" Wright.

We all know Eazy-E got around, but we didn't know Toni was one of his sexual conquests.

Towanda immediately questioned Faizon's recollections, but the portly comedian stood firm. Johnny, who knows the Braxton family well, couldn't confirm Faizon's report and he couldn't stop laughing.

Faizon recalled seeing Toni hopping out of a brand new BMW that Eazy E owned, down to the paint color. There were skeptical looks all around the room, especially from her sister, Towanda, who quickly got Toni on the phone.

Toni is engaged to Cash Money Records founder, Bryan "Baby" Williams, who still has money problems that she may or may not be helping him to resolve.

Listen to the audio below to find out if Toni Braxton ever dated Eazy E or comedian Chris Tucker!