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Jay Z is suing the legendary hip-hop photographer who shot his debut album cover, Reasonable Doubt.

The rap mogul is suing Jonathan Mannion and his company, Jonathan Mannion Photography LLC, claiming Mannion is exploiting his name and image without the rapper's consent.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Jay says Mannion has Hova's name and likeness plastered all over his website and sells enlarged photos of Jay-Z for thousands of dollars each.

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In court documents obtained by TMZ, Jay Z claims Mannion demanded tens of millions of dollars when he asked him to stop selling the photos.

Jay claims Mannion is making an "arrogant assumption that because he took those photographs, he can do with them as he pleases."

Actually, he can do whatever he pleases.

As the photographer, Mannion owns the exclusive copyrights to the photos -- so he doesn't need Jay Z's permission to sell the pictures.

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Jay hired Mannion in 1996 to shoot the cover for his debut studio album, Reasonable Doubt. He said Mannion took hundreds of photos and Roc-A-Fella Records used some of the photographs for his album covers and paid Mannion a modest sum for the use of the photos.

Jay-Z claims Mannion continues to prominently display his image on the landing page of his website, where he sells Jay-Z pics and merchandise for millions of dollars.

Jay is annoyed that Mannion continues to eat off his name and image by selling his most famous photographs. The rapper claims he has strict control over his name, likeness, identity and how his persona are used.

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Jay grumbled it's "ironic" that a photographer would take advantage of a once poor "Black teenager, as a piece of property to be squeezed for every dollar it can produce. It stops today."

He is suing to stop Mannion from selling anymore of the photos, and wants him to fork over any of the profits he's made off his likeness.

However, unless Jay Z can prove he purchased the exclusive rights to the original photos, he can't tell a photographer what to do with his photos.

Mannion will likely win the lawsuit, because the rapper is too cheap to pay the photographer for the exclusive rights to the photos.

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Chrissy Teigen issued a lengthy new apology, vowing to do better after she was canceled for bullying young women on social media.

With her world crumbling around her, the 35-year-old Sagittarius issued a lengthy apology for her bad behavior in an essay published on Medium on Monday.

Teigen said she has grown up in the "very humbling few weeks" since she was canceled.

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"Not a day, not a single moment has passed where I haven't felt the crushing weight of regret for the things I've said in the past," she wrote.

She said she thought it was "cool" to bully celebrities, and she believed she needed to "impress strangers to be accepted."

In addition to saying she's ashamed of herself, the mom-of-three apologized to actress Courtney Stoddard and others she disrespected online.

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She didn't name names publicly, but she said she is reaching out to everyone she dissed, including Stoddard, Lindsay Lohan, Farrah Abraham, and Quvenzhane Wallis.

"Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humor. I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry."

Chrissy was recently dropped from a Netflix show due to the controversy, and she lost all of her corporate sponsors.

There is also a rumor that her husband, singer John Legend, is considering exiting the marriage.

Chrissy was previously canceled for her creepy, pedo tweets about small children.

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Chrissy Teigen has lost another retail sponsor amid reports that she bullied Courtney Stodden and others online.

Bloomingdales pulled out of a deal with Teigen after she was accused of telling the then-16-year-old model to kill herself in private Twitter messages.

An insider explained why the luxury department store chain Bloomingdales dropped out of signing a contract with Chrissy.

"They pretty much had it together... but had to cancel it," the source told Page Six.

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26-year-old Courtney said Chrissy sent hateful messages on social media, both publicly and privately, when the model and Internet personality shot to fame in 2011 after marrying The Green Mile star Doug Hutchison.

"(Chrissy) wouldn't just publicly tweet about wanting me to take 'a dirt nap' but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself," Stodden said. "Things like, 'I can't wait for you to die'."

Chrissy did not deny the claims and instead apologized profusely, saying she feels "lucky" to be "held accountable" for her past trolling behavior.

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"I'm mortified and sad at who I used to be," she said. "I was an insecure, attention seeking troll. I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behavior but that... is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel... These were not my only mistakes and surely won’t be my last as hard as I try but god I will try!!"

Target, Walmart and Macy's have also dropped the scandal-plagued former model's cookware line.

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Tyrese Gibson's new girlfriend, Zelie Timothy, shared a video of the 42-year-old singer/actor shaving her pubic hair.

The 20-something model and influencer is seen in the video with her legs up in the air and spread wide. Tyrese, who stands between her legs, rubs his sticky hands together and explains he is "going to put the creamer on it first" then "mix it with some oil."

"I know we're supposed to be shaving but I'm thinking about something else," she said.

"I will never let go of my King. But does your man shave you though?" Zelie bragged in the video caption.

Sources say Zelie is the reason behind Tyrese's divorce from his second wife, Samantha Lee, last year.

Shortly after he announced their divorce, he introduced Zelie to his social media followers.

Tyrese and Samantha share 2-year-old daughter, Soraya, while he has a 13-year-old daughter, Shayla, with his ex-wife Norma Mitchell.
 

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Cher apologized for offending others when she suggested she could have saved George Floyd if only she'd been there to stop former cop Derek Chauvin from kneeling on him.

On Friday, April 2, she tweeted:

"Was talking With Mom & She Said 'I Watched Trial Of Policeman Who Killed George Floyd, & Cried'. I Said 'Mom, I Know This Is Gonna Sound CRAZY, But.. I Kept Thinking ... Maybe If I'd Been There ... I Could've Helped."

Aside from the weird capitalization of every first letter, Cher's assertion that she could've saved Floyd from dying was not well received.

The social media response was brutal. Twitter users taunted Cher and accused her of having a Savior Complex.

One user wrote: "Oh yay another white person centering themselves around [Black] [people] pain. I wish I was there to stop you from tweeting this... [sic]"

Another user wrote: "This might not be your intent, but you basically just called every bystander a coward in positioning yourself as the superhero who could have prevented this tragedy."

Another user advised the 74-year-old pop singer to learn from the dragging she received on social media.

She responded to the backlash by apologizing profusely.

"Wrestled With This Twt, Because I Thought some ppl wouldn't understand, Or Believe an Entertainer Could have Honest emotions about a human Being, suffering & Dying, even if It's Only Shown On tv. You Don't Know What I've Done, Who I Am, Or What I Believe. I CAN, I HAVE, & I WILL.. HELP."

Cher couldn't understand why social media users didn't see how emotional she was about Floyd's death.

"I Just got off phone With Friend Karen. Told her what Happened, & Realized, You Can Piss Ppl Off, & Hurt Them By Not Knowing Everything That’s "NOT Appropriate" To Say. I know Ppl Apologize When They're In a Jam, BUT TO GOD, IM TRULY SORRY If I Upset AnyOne In Blk Community. I Know My [heart]."

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Justin Timberlake apologized to Janet Jackson and Britney Spears, acknowledging he "failed" both women in the past.

Fans took to social media to slam Justin for using Britney and Janet to reach the top.

The "SexyBack" singer faced backlash following the recent premiere of Hulu documentary "Framing Britney Spears."

The documentary chronicled Britney's rise to pop superstardom, her spectacular 2008 meltdown, and her ongoing conservatorship battle with her father.

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The film briefly explored how Justin capitalized on his 2002 break-up with Britney by boasting about taking the pop superstar's virginity and suggesting she cheated on him with his hit song "Cry Me A River", which featured a Britney lookalike in the music video.

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Two years later, Justin hit headlines again for his role in Janet Jackson's Super Bowl Halftime Show debacle, as he ripped off part of her corset and exposed her breast.

Despite reports that Justin and Janet practiced the planned "wardrobe malfunction” in the days leading up to the halftime show, Timberlake distanced himself from Janet -- leaving her to take all the heat, which harmed her career.

Now, the father-of-two has claims he has seen the error of his ways and he spoke out about his white male privilege in a candid Instagram post on Friday.

In the post, he writes, "I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right.

"I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.

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"I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed."

"I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and most importantly, because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be part of and grow from...," he adds, before blaming the culture of the entertainment industry for enabling such behavior.

"The industry is flawed. It sets men, especially white men, up for success. It's designed this way," Timberlake continues.

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"As a man in a privileged position I have to be vocal about this. Because of my ignorance, I didn't recognize it for all that it was while it was happening in my own life but I do not want to ever benefit from others being pulled down again."

He concludes: "I have not been perfect in navigating all of this throughout my career. I know this apology is a first step and doesn't absolve the past. I want to take accountability for my own missteps in all of this as well as be part of a world that uplifts and supports.

"I care deeply about the wellbeing of the people I love and have loved. I can do better and I will do better."

Britney and Janet have yet to respond to the apology.
 

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Michael Jordan may be an icon and a legend in the eyes of many, but multiple sources say he's not the nicest guy on earth.

Rapper Chamillionaire shared an encounter he had with the billionaire at an auction of Jordan's basketball memorabilia years ago.

Chamillionaire grew up in Washington, DC, and like most boys his age in the 1980s and '90s, he idolized the Chicago Bulls legend.

According to Sportscasting.com, when he saw Jordan taking photos with others at an auction event, he approached the superstar and asked for a picture.

The 41-year-old rapper had just dropped $7,000 on a Jordan jersey for charity, but Jordan cursed Chamillionaire out and told him he wouldn't pose for a photo unless he ponied up more cash.

According to the rapper, Jordan told him, "You pay $15,000 right now for a jersey from me and I'll take a picture with you."

Disheartened by the encounter, Chamillionaire walked away without paying the $15,000.

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Chamillionaire has done well for himself since his days as a hand-to-mouth rap artist with hit songs "Ridin'" and "Turn It Up."

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Chamillionaire has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He founded his own record label in 2004, and his investments include a self-driving automation tech company which was sold to General Motors in 2016.

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Earlier this week, Jada Pinkett Smith denied allegations that she manipulated August Alsina into a relationship with her husband Will Smith's blessings.

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The 27-year-old "No Love" singer made headlines when he sat down for an interview with New York radio personality Angela Yee about his alleged affair with the 48-year-old star.

"I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation," August said. "Due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership that they spoke on several times, and not involving romanticism, he gave me his blessing."

August explained the deep emotional bond he'd developed with the older woman who convinced him it was love.

"I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life. I truly and really, really deeply loved, and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it. So much so to the point that I can die right now and be OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody. I really loved the person that I experienced that (with) and know what (that feels) like - if some people never get that in this lifetime."

How did August end up in a situation that most men would not find themselves in? August appears to be an emotionally weak man who struggles with self-esteem and a desire to be loved by a narcissistic mother figure.

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Jada, a mother-of-two children who practically raised themselves, has admitted to being a narcissist.

Narcissism is a mental disorder characterized by a preoccupation with self. A narcissist puts her own aspirations, needs, success, and personal preferences above others.

It is important for parents to teach their children how to spot a narcissist to avoid falling into their trap. A vulnerable teen or man who is dumped by a narcissist can be left feeling depressed, confused, disoriented, lethargic, or suicidal.

Vulnerable people like August are like fish bait to a narcissist once she gets her hook into them.

Which brings us to the first sign that a woman may be a narcissist.

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1. Narcissists are very attractive

Most narcissists are very attractive people. They are physically stunning, beautiful and irresistible. Their beauty makes it easier for people to gravitate towards them.

They are experts at spotting prey in a crowded room. Once they meet, they will know within minutes if your son is emotionally weak and vulnerable. They will prey on his weakness and his strong desire to be loved.

That's why it's important to teach your son the basics - how to spot a narcissist at an early age.

If your son has a healthy, loving, secure upbringing - half of the battle is won. You must constantly tell your minor son how much he is loved - until he gets tired of hearing it. Tell him you love him by your words and actions. Begin early, before he is 7 and has developed a  personality.

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2. Narcissists love being the center of attention

Warn your son that a narcissist is usually the most popular woman in the room. She can be a celebrity, an executive, professional athlete, or CEO of her own company. Or she can be the girl next door.

What sets them apart from others is their ability to draw a crowd. Once she gets her hooks into your son she will use him, drain him, and then dispose of him like a piece of trash.

3. Love bombing

Love bombing is the narcissist's most potent weapon. That's how she gets her hooks into your son. It begins within hours after the exchange of phone numbers.

Narcissists are extremely manipulative and dangerous. Once they have a victim on the hook they will do everything to make sure he stays there. Communication technology makes it easier for a predator to hook her prey. She begins by showering him with text messages and/or phone calls.

The texts will be excessive - multiple texts per hour. Sometimes 100 texts per day. The weak-minded, vulnerable man will be flattered by all the attention from a celebrity. But the healthy, secure man will not be impressed with her excess text messages. He will be aware that something is wrong.

Love bombs can also take the form of notes left on the bathroom mirror or a car windshield. Flowers delivered to his job is a favorite tactic of a narcissist. Her goal is to get him to spend more time with her, and less time with others.

While exhilarating at first, love bombing can feel like being stalked. A weak, vulnerable man won't think he is being stalked. The lavish attention will be so intoxicating, he will invite the predator to move in with him because he craves the nonstop attention. Unfortunately, it doesn't last.

"If you're feeling that something just isn't right about the person or your relationship, these constant reminders of "how good you are together" — when you suspect that you really aren't — can be an effort to keep you tethered. It's often the first line used by a potential abuser."

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Sometimes there are "love at first sight" stories that end well. The relationship builds quickly, but stays at a healthy pace that is comfortable for both parties involved.

A relationship with a narcissist rarely ends well - unless she's involved with another narcissist or a man who has more wealth and power than she does. Then she will form a "life partnership" with him and use him to lure in her victims.

Stay tuned for part 2 of Teaching your son how to spot a narcissist.

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Love Is Blind cast member Carlton Morton threatened suicide after social media users refused to support him when he came out as bisexual.

Love is Blind is produced by power couple Nick and Vanessa Lachey. The show followed 20 couples who meet for the first time on a blind date. The couples speak to each other through walls before meeting face to face.

If they click, their engagement is fast tracked and they proceed to get married or abandon their partner at the alter.

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Contestants Carlton and Diamond Jack did not make it to the alter after he confessed that he was bisexual.

Diamond was upset that Carlton kept his secret lifestyle from her. According to theJasmineBrand.com, Carlton and Diamond forgave each other on the reunion special.

Carlton's confession didn’t bring him the attention and press coverage that he had hoped for. Oprah and Ellen Degeneres didn't call him to book interviews.

He went off the deep end when the Black LGBT and T media accused him of using the bisexual lifestyle for attention.

The overly emotional Carlton took to social media to complain that his "celebrity friends” abandoned him after he came out.

Feeling alone and depressed, he wrote a series of suicidal notes to manipulate his social media followers into expressing false sympathy for him.

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In a goodbye message on his Instagram story, Morton wrote:

"Today is one of those days where I don't want to be here. I feel extremely alone and unsupported. I've cried for help since Feb. 13. No one cares."

In another post, he wrote: "Goodbye everyone."

As a result of his Diva antics, the hashtag #BisexualMenExist trended on Twitter.com.
 

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Celebrities reacted to rapper Lil Boosie's bizarre and disrespectful video rant about Dwyane Wade's gender confused child, Zaya Wade, 12. Boosie was heavily criticized for telling Wade not to cut his child's d*ck off.

Zaya's older brother, Zaire Wade, 18, responded to Boosie, saying the rapper had his facts wrong.

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Among the celebrities responding to Boosie's toxic rant was Wade's narcissistic wife, Gabrielle Union, 47, who seems to be enjoying all the attention.

Many believe Union pushed the weaker Wade into exploiting his emotionally troubled son for their own selfish benefits.

Union responded to Boosie's rant, saying she covers all of Zaya's haters in the blood of Jesus and will move forward in love and light, or something to that effect.

If you're wondering why Wade won't shut up about his dysfunctional family, it's because he has a documentary coming out on Sunday. The documentary is all about him, of course.

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