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Deion Sanders checked a white reporter for getting too personal and calling him "Deion".

Sanders, head coach at Jackson State, walked out of a Southwestern Athletic Conference media day event on Tuesday after reporter Nick Suss of The Clarion-Ledger called him "Deion".

The 53-year-old NFL legend told Suss that Alabama coach Nick Saban does not like to be referred to by his first name.

"Hold on, you don't call Nick Saban 'Nick', don't call me Deion... Treat me like Nick."

When the reporter insisted on calling Sanders by his first name, he walked out of the interview.

In a tweet, Sanders called The Clarion-Ledger "FOOLISH" for Suss' disrespectful conduct.

"This is how all of this started, I really Pray for all of us because this was something so minimal that was hilarious to me that you allowed a FOOLISH media outlet and person to play on your Preconceived notions. I'm all about Peace, Love, Work, Commitment, Sacrifice & Forgiveness."

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The Florida State standout played for 14 seasons as a member of the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, and Baltimore Ravens.

He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

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On the Monday, July 12 edition of "Tamron Hall," legendary singer, actress and businesswoman Patti LaBelle joins Tamron Hall to celebrate the special 20th anniversary edition of her cookbook, LaBelle Cuisine.

The Grammy-winning singer discusses her culinary business, shares insight as to why she needed a backup plan and explains why, during the pandemic, she continued to bring the "glam" while cooking.

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During the interview, LaBelle is surprised and delighted with video messages from some of her biggest fans, including award-winning filmmaker Lee Daniels and renowned chef Carla Hall.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of LaBelle's cookbook, Lee Daniels surprised Patti with a special video message:

"I get this call at one o'clock in the morning from Lenny Kravitz, who knows how much I love Patti and how obsessed I am with LaBelle, vintage LaBelle. And he tells me 'Come down to my house right away.' I said, 'Dude, it's one o'clock in the morning, my kids are here.' 'Well, bring the kids, it's important. I got a surprise.' So I get there, I walk into his kitchen, and there is Patti frying chicken, Nona [Hendryx] making potato salad and Sarah [Dash] making biscuits. I almost pass out, the kids are already passed out, and then we start singing their songs. I wish that we had the phones that video recorded. It was something that I will never forget. And it was magic."

 

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Jazmine Sullivan says making music in the recording studio is an "intensely personal experience" for her.

The R&B songstress opened up in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine about her songwriting process, which includes soul searching and channeling her personal drama into her music.

She is able to "talk about things that (she) wouldn't normally have talked about" through her music.

Toward the end of 2019, her mother, Pam, who once co-managed Jazmine's music career, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Jazmine also endured years in an abusive relationship that ended not long before the pandemic shut down the music industry last year.

"When I'm making music and I'm in a studio, it really feels so personal. I'm just literally telling my story, and it's for me. I know people are going to hear it, but it's just me getting out these thoughts and these feelings that are inside of me."

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Jazmine's EP album, Heaux Tales, released on January 8, 2021, is described as her "fourth and bleakest" album to date.

Heaux Tales won Album of the Year at the 2021 BET Awards, and spawned the hit songs "Lost One" and "Pick Up Your Feelings."

The EP is her first release since 2015's critically-acclaimed Reality Show.

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Themes on Heaux Tales include feminism, sexuality, classism, and body-shaming, which are all personal to Jazmine.

Among Jazmine's favorite songs on her 14-song EP is "The Other Side" - which tackles the contradictory body image feelings that women experience.

The 34-year-old Philadelphia native topped Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2008 with her debut album, Fearless.

The album was certified gold by the RIAA and spawned four singles, including "Bust Your Windows" and "Need U Bad."
 

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Boosie Badazz has something to say about two dozen women who accused Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, of sexual assault.

The Louisiana rapper made the comments in an ongoing interview with DJ Vlad, of Vlad TV.

In a newly released segment, Boosie said he supports his Atlanta pals and he called their accusers liars.

"I feel it's lies. I feel it's lies because if T.I. and Tiny ask somebody to come to them, them b*tches gon' fly in the Rolls Royces. B*tch you gon' fly... We celebrities. Nobody ain't gotta try hard. Nobody gotta drug you b*tch. If anything, you might try to drug me... You ready to put your feet on the carpet of this Rolls Royce b*tch!"

He continued:

"You are able and willing. Ain't nobody drugging nobody. That is bullsh*t. Lies! When people see you down, they kick you... That's just how it is bro. When people see an opening for money? Money is the root of all evil... Sit your b*tch ass down."

Boosie also spoke on the recent theft of his autographed shoes from T.I.'s Trap Museum in Atlanta. The rapper offered $2,000 for the return of the shoes.

Watch the segment below:
 

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Young M.A checked herself into a drug and alcohol abuse facility for treatment of alcohol and opioid abuse and mental health problems, sources say.

Friends say Young M.A, real name Katorah Marrero, admitted herself into rehab after feeling suicidal. She made the announcement on her Instagram page over the weekend.

"Bouta lose this addiction.. [on my way] to rehab," she wrote.

The 29-year-old Brooklyn native is best known for her viral hit single "Ooouuu", which garnered over 360 million views on YouTube.

The male-identified rapper was nominated for BET and MTV Artist of the Year and Female Hip-Hop Artist of the Year awards.

In 2018, Young M.A was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30, and she received a proclamation from New York City.

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However, Young M.A suffered from mental health issues, including depression and anxiety.

"I deal with that - deal with anxiety and depression," she said. "A lot of people may not know that. It's not always glitter and gold. It's a lot," she said in a livestream interview with XXL magazine during the Covid lockdown.

She said her immediate family has a history of mental health problems, and she believes in "self healing".

"I don't believe in, like... a therapist, I done had that, like I've had therapy. It just never worked for me."

People in the LGBT+ community are 50% more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and substance abuse than heterosexuals.
 

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Paris Jackson is "still figuring out" how to talk to her famous family about her sexuality.

The daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson was interviewed by her close friend Willow Smith in Willow's very first one-on-one interview on the Red Couch on Facebook's Red Table Talk.

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Paris, whose godmother is R&B icon Diana Ross, talked about her struggles addressing her sexual preferences with her relatives, many of whom are Jehovah's Witnesses.

"Some of my family I talk to about it openly, some of my family I don't," Paris said.

"I've reached a point right now where I have love and respect for my family, their beliefs, their culture, their religion and if I'm to expect them to set that aside just so I can feel accepted, expectations lead to resentments for me.

"I'm still kind of figuring it out. My family is very religious and a lot of homosexuality is very taboo, so they don't like to talk about it, it's not really accepted. As long as I'm living a life of love and being of service and honesty and I'm not hurting other people, I think I'll be alright."

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Paris, who came out as bisexual in 2019, has said in previous interviews that she considers herself to be homosexual, although she has dated more men than women.

Paris, 23, was conceived via IVF and delivered by Michael's first wife, Debbie Rowe. Paris' biological father is unknown. She has a close relationship with Rowe, 62.

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Rowe signed over custody of Paris and her brother, Michael Jackson Jr., aka Prince, 24, to Michael after their divorce in 1999. The siblings have a non-blood brother, Prince Michael Jackson II, aka Bigi, 19.

An intravenous drug addict by age 14, Paris spent time in a drug rehab facility and attempted suicide several times.
 

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Comedian Gary Owen's wife, Kenya Duke responded to his appearance on The Wendy Williams Show that aired on Thursday, June 10.

Kenya filed for a divorce earlier this year, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple tied the knot in 2003 and share three grown children, sons Emilio and Austin, and a daughter, Kennedy.

During his appearance, Gary tried to promote his current film project, The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2, but Wendy was more interested in his failed marriage to Kenya.

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Kenya took to Instagram to express her displeasure at her estranged husband.

"I was shocked you spent most of your time talking about me, the divorce, son and daughter, she wrote, adding that he didn't "shut it down real quick" with Wendy and focus more on promoting his film.

"Why didn't you?" she wrote, "because you want my attention and you knew someone would send it to me."

Gary did try to promote his film, however, there is only one reason Wendy invited Gary on her show.

"My lawyer doesn't want me to say anything," Gary told Wendy.

"We got a lot of legal stuff we gotta go through. But I will say, there's a big twist in my divorce that a lot of people don't know about. It's a doozy, but I can't speak on it yet. But it's big. It changed the whole dynamic of the divorce."

As reported by theGrio.com, Kenya filed for divorce in March. She is requesting $44,000 per month in spousal support.

Gary reportedly changed his phone number and forced Kenya to go through his attorney to request enough money to keep her lights on.

Gary pushed back on accusations from Kenya that he was a deadbeat dad, saying, "our kids are adults."
 

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YouTuber Kevin Samuels recently sat down with DJ Vlad of Vlad TV, where he explained his rating scale of biological women (1-8).

Samuels differentiated between women who are considered "hawt" and those women who men want to marry.

Samuels is best known for his radical dating advice, which pits him against traditional relationship experts who don't antagonize their audience base.

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His rating scale of beautiful women ranges from 1-8. Samuels claims the perfect woman (rated a 10) doesn't exist. He recently rated curvaceous rapper Megan Thee Stallion a six. Megan, 26, is pictured on Aug. 17, 2020.

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He rated industry socialite Lori Harvey an 8. Lori, 24, is pictured above in a photo dated May 18, 2020. By coincidence, he also rated semi-retired pop singer Beyonce an 8.

He is so hard on Black women that many of his followers assume he is a closeted homosexual -- despite his denials. The YouTuber has at least one child, a daughter, that he supports financially.

His relationship with the child's mother likely influences his hate for women.
 

 

 

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NeNe Leakes sat down with blogger Michelle "ATLien" Brown for an in-depth discussion last week.

The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star dished about her relationships (if any) with former cast members, ongoing rumors, and if any cast members showed up at the grand opening of her new lounge.

The discussion took place at the newly opened The Linnethia Lounge, located right here in upscale Duluth, Ga., about 15 minutes northeast of crime-ridden Atlanta.

Kudos to Michelle for getting NeNe to reveal the hurt and pain caused by NeNe's dismissal from the show she helped create.

None of NeNe's cast members showed up for her grand opening. You could see the pain and disappointment in her body language.

She said only one cast member retweeted her flyer advertising her club, however, NeNe didn't sound grateful.

More interesting is what NeNe didn't discuss during the interview, such as a rumored cash settlement from Bravo Network that prevents her from discussing the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding her dismissal.

Watch the interview below.
 

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Aspiring rapper Saweetie says she recently rejected a lucrative offer in order to maintain her morals and integrity.

The "Tap In" musician says she was recently given the chance to make big money, but the offer required her to "violate" her values and integrity.

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"When you are a young woman in L.A., sometimes you're put in situations that can help you financially but will take a jab at your soul, your body. I remember basically just having the opportunity to get some money, but in doing so I would have violated my morals and my values. I was broke but I was like, I will never do anything to disrespect myself... no matter how desperate I get."

Saweetie stopped short of sharing specifics about the situation, but she recently received a $100,000 Cash App offer from NBA baller James Harden if she would go out with him.

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The rapper reportedly rejected the promiscuous NBA superstar's generous offer of $100K for a date.

She told Teen Vogue: "That's a story within itself, but I think it was a moment where I was like, 'It's OK. You'll eventually get what you want out of life as long as you're praying and working hard.'"

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Saweetie, 27, recently split from Migos star Quavo, 29, earlier this year after an embarrassing viral video showed her fighting with the promiscuous rapper in an elevator.

Now she's put her love life on the shelf to focus on her music and improving herself for a real man.

Saweetie said she is optimistic about the future after settling into a new home -- by herself.

"I just got a new place. I feel refreshed. I feel like it’s a new chapter. I just want to be a good person and help people while being a pretty a** b**ch," she said.