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Jaden Smith was seen earlier this week displaying the middle finger to the paparazzi. Later, he appeared in public with angry bodyguards who also used the angry gesture toward paparazzi. Jaden chose not to a face covering at the mall while standing in front of a sign reading that face coverings are required at all times.
 

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Nelly and his dance partner Daniella Karagach were seen leaving DWTS practice at the dance studio on Tuesday.
 

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Jeannie Mai is seen arriving at the 'Dancing with the Stars' studios in Los Angeles, California.
 

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Skai Jackson was all smiles as she heads in to work on Wednesday morning. She met up with dance pro Alan Bersten at the dance studio. Skai dressed appropriately in a whit t-shirt with "go vote" on the front.
 

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Fierce runway models strut their stuff during the Koche Womenswear Spring/Summer 2021 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, September 29, in Paris, France. Most fashion events are being held outdoors during the fading COVID-19 pandemic.
 

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French actress Karidja Touré attends the Etam Womenswear Spring/Summer 2021 runway show as part of Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France. Karidja is best known for her role in Girlhood (French title Bande de filles).

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A loyal reader sent this in. She said Cash Money Records mogul Birdman was issued a speeding ticket. The ticket certainly looks official. But I don't know how true this is. So don't put my name in it if you repeat this anywhere.

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Lil Wayne

Jimmy Carlton Winfrey was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for shooting up rap mogul Li'l Wayne's tour bus.

Gossip tabloid TMZ reports Winfrey pled guilty to 6 of the 27 counts after shooting at Wayne's tour bus in Cobb County, north of Atlanta, last April.

No one on the tour bus was injured.

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Young Thug

Rapper Young Thug is cooling his heels inside the DeKalb County jail after his arrest on Wednesday for threatening to shoot a mall cop in the face. Young Thug's jail cell is a far cry from the luxury, upscale 9,000+ square foot Sandy Springs mansion he currently rents for $7,500/month.

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Birdman and Lil Wayne

Things got a little crazy for rap mogul Birdman at Liv Nightclub in Miami over the weekend. It seems a drink was thrown on his former protege (and rumored ex-lover) Lil Wayne while Weezy was on stage performing. Naturally, everyone assumed the beverage came from the direction of Birdman's table.

Birdman and Weezy have been beefing over the delayed release of Weezy's next album.

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Lil Wayne - Sorry 4 the Wait

Fans will have to wait a little longer to hear rapper Lil Wayne's new album The Carter V. Wayne is embroiled in a legal battle to get out from under the oppressive thumb of his record label daddy, Birdman.

Wayne threatened to file a $51 million lawsuit against Birdman to terminate his recording contract. In the meanwhile, Weezy released the follow-up to his 2011 mixtape, Sorry 4 the Wait. today. S4TW2 features Weezy covering today's top hip hop hits, including "CoCo", which he infuses with multiple annoying references to making his fans wait. Peep the track list after the break.

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