Stand-up comedian D.L. Hughley ripped Black Americans on Twitter for cracking tasteless jokes about Queen Elizabeth II who died of natural causes at age 96 on Sept. 8.

The Queen of England was the longest-reigning monarch in modern history. She was respected all over the world.

World leaders and A-list celebrities will gather in London for the Queen's state funeral on Sept. 19.


Hughley told TMZ that Black Twitter lacked class and "humanity" by joking about the Queen's passing.

"I think that anybody that holds the idea that you can't be sad for somebody when they pass on, I think lacks a level of humanity," he said.

Hughley said Black Twitter lacked couth for joking about someone's mother and grandmother.

"I'm not a monarchist but I can see—even if you ain't a queen. Somebody lost they grandmother and their mother. Somebody lost a dear family member. I think it shows the lack of humanity that we kind of seem to be in for these days."

When asked about rumors that the Queen represented racist ideals, Hughley said, "Her race is over now. Whatever she's done, she's gon' be judged for."


On Sunday, a hearse carrying the Queen's coffin left Balmoral Castle, where she died, for Edinburgh, Scotland's Capital. Huge crowds lined the streets to watch the six-hour procession.


On Monday, it will travel in a procession to St. Giles' Cathedral, where she will lie in state until Tuesday. Queen Elizabeth II's son, the new King Charles III, will lead his siblings in the procession on Monday.


The Queen's coffin will then be flown to London for an extended public viewing ahead of an elaborate state funeral fit for a Queen.

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Jason Whitlock roasted pop singer Beyonce in a blistering review of her 7th studio album Renaissance in his podcast.

In his review, the popular sports journalist notes that Beyonce has more in common with rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion than R&B icon Aretha Franklin who demanded "Respect."

Whitlock said the mother-of-three "symbolizes the catastrophic descent of black culture and America's indifference to its fall."

"Expectations have fallen so low for American black people that no one expects Beyonce to mature or make music that uplifts black folks."

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In response to the backlash on social media, Beyonce agreed to remove a word, "spazz," from her song "Energy" because it is considered a slur to people with cerebral palsy.

"What I find fascinating about all of this is that people with cerebral palsy care more about policing the way they're portrayed in the entertainment and media world than black people do," Whitlock said.

"We're the only group with absolutely no standards. The entire rap music industry is built on the N-word... No one cares. Beyonce uses the N-word in "Heated." No one cares," he says.

Whitlock added: "Every minority group aggressively polices how they're characterized in music, television, and movies except black people."

He continued: "Beyonce has black queer bravado. She instantly bowed to disability rights advocates while promoting degeneracy for black people. She doesn't really care about us."

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R&B icon Smokey Robinson expressed his resentment to being called "African American."

"I think that when you [use the term African-American], you're disclaiming all the contributions that Black people have made to America," he said during a guest appearance on "The View."

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"I consider myself to be a Black American, and I enjoy being called Black, and Black has been so negativized [sic] as a color down throughout history by those who wanted to negativize it. And so, it spilled over into the Black community and to the Black people. And even Black people back in the day calling each other Black was a sign for a fight - like Black was so negative."

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Robinson, 82, continued:

"We've contributed so much to America that it should be acknowledged... That's how I feel about being Black and I'm proud to call [myself] a Black American."

The term "African American" was popularized in 1989 by civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson.

However, older Black immigrants continue to refer to ourselves as Black.

"Black" is particularly favored by dark-skinned, non-Americans who are not descendants of Africans.

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Toronto rap legend Pressa (right) sparked a firestorm when he claimed Black Americans "don't have no culture."

Pressa is best known in America for dating rapper Benzino's daughter, fellow rapper Coi Leray (left).

The 25-year-old, who recently dropped his 2020 EP Gardner Express, made the observations about Black Americans in tweets this week.

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"Americans got no culture their biggest culture is Hip Hop mtfs dont even know what island they from they just BLACK like the color [black square emoji][crying laughing emoji]."

The delicate rapper, who is sometimes confused for a girl, went on to say:

"N*ggas be like im BLACK no n*gga u built like a mtf Nigerian [black square emoji][black circle emoji]."

Pressa's views are shared by Africans, Caribbeans and Black Brits who turn their noses up at Black Americans.

The response from Black Americans was defensive and apologetic. One Twitter user told Pressa, "Well thank slavery for that."