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Anita Baker's oldest son embarrassed his mother publicly by apparently "dating" a blow-up doll.

Baker's son, named Walter Bridgforth III, 28, went viral when photos leaked of him and his "plastic" girlfriend.

Some men prefer inanimate partners made out of latex because the maintenance and upkeep are cheaper than the real thing.

And the dolls don't talk back — unless the men want them to.

The dolls can be ordered online for $22.95 to thousands of dollars for custom blow-up dolls made to certain specifications.

Baker is also mom to son Edward Carlton Bridgforth, 27.

The bizarre news comes days after Ms. Baker made headlines when she revealed Chance The Rapper helped her gain control of her masters.

The R&B icon revealed the good deed while performing at her residency show at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas on May 29. She introduced Chance The Rapper to the sold-out crowd, saying, "Would you all say hello to a friend of mine by way of the music industry and by way of helping me to get a hold and ownership of my master recordings, Mister Chance The Rapper is right there."

The 64-year-old singer took to Twitter in 2021 to complain that her record label was making her "fight" for her masters.

"Unfortunately, they are gonna make me Fight 4 it," she wrote. "I'm prepared 2 do that. Please Don't advertise/buy them."

In September 2021, she updated her fans with good news, saying she reached a deal with her label to regain the masters of her original recordings, but she didn't say how.

"All My Children Are Coming Home. Catalog. Impossible Things Happen... Every. Single. Day. Gratefully," she tweeted alongside an image of her first five albums, The Songstress, Rapture, Giving You The Best That I Got, Compositions, and Rhythm of Love.

Afterwards, Chance took to Twitter to praise Ms. Baker.

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Chance the Rapper went viral on Thursday after he accidentally exposed himself on Facebook.

The 28-year-old Chicago native recorded himself urinating while focusing his camera lens on a bug above the toilet. "Do not f***ing move," he told the bug.

Chance quickly deleted the video once he realized he accidentally exposed himself. But Facebook users re-posted the video on all social media platforms, where it failed to go viral until 4 hours later.

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One Twitter user wrote:

"you know chance the rapper fell off when he [straight] up posted himself peeing with his meat out over 4 hours ago and nobody's talking about it."


 
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You may have heard about the video that leaked of Kanye West yelling at Chance The Rapper in a Wyoming studio while recording his upcoming DONDA album.

According to other bloggers, Kanye was upset about Chance's opinion about a song. The video went viral after it was posted to YouTube on Jan. 23.

The leaked video had a "YZY TV" watermark in a corner -- suggesting that it was part of a documentary about the making of the DONDA album, according to London's Daily Mail, which uploaded the video.

In the video, Kanye is seen in a room with a few men. He climbs over a piece of furniture while yelling, "Josh! Where's the bass?"

Later, he is seen whispering in Chance's ear, and in other scene, he goes off on Chance, telling him "Sit yo a** down and listen to the album or leave!"

Roc-A-Fella co-founder Damon Dash, who produced the documentary, shared his views about the confrontation between the two Chicago natives.

"You know my thing is just get rid of the people that are triggering, get them out of here and let's just have fun being creative. So, you know, Kanye is finishing his album."

Damon says, despite the blowup in the leaked video, the two artists remain good friends.

"Chance, honestly, because of what he was reading [about Kanye's mental issues], he came through just to check [on] Kanye. You know, again, Kanye deals with his [mental] issues at all times. They got into it, but they worked it out," he said.

"At the end of the day, Chance was there just to be a friend.”

Kanye moved to Wyoming in 2019 to get away from his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, who seemed to be enjoying the gossip surrounding the video leak.

She shared a photo of herself covered in frosting, which she captioned, "Don't be messy."

No one knows if Kim was referring to her estranged husband yelling at Chance, or the fans who are commenting about the video leak.

Chance The Rapper first appeared on Kanye's 2016 hit "Ultralight Beam" off his critically acclaimed album The Life of Pablo.

Many say 2016 was the last year that Kanye released meaningful music.
 


 

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Chance the Rapper and his family have abandoned city life for safer suburban living, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Chance, 27, and his wife, Kirsten Corley Bennett, moved out of their condo and are renting a recently built, 5-bedroom mansion in north suburban Bannockburn.

The couple will keep their $3.7 million, 4,500 sq. ft., three-bedroom condo in the city's affluent Streeterville neighborhood on the Near North Side.

But they decided to raise their daughters Kensii, 5, and Marli, 1, in the country where they have 3.7 acres for the kids to run and play.

According to The Tribune, the 6,721 sq. ft. French Provincial-style mansion was built in 2014 and has 5-and-a-half bathrooms and four fireplaces.

The finished lower level boasts an exercise room, a wine cellar, a rec room, a game room and a four car garage.

Kirsten shared photos of her new rental home on her Instagram account.

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Justin Bieber tapped Chance The Rapper for a feature on his gospel-themed track "Holy."

The music video features Justin as a down-on-his-luck oil refinery worker who is involved an interracial relationship. Actress Ryan Destiny plays his Black girlfriend.

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"I don't believe in nirvana, but the way that we love in the night gave me life, baby," Justin sings.

The NY Times calls the song "devotional R&B, blending themes of loyalty and faith with those of romantic commitment."
 

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Chance The Rapper compared Black men to white women, saying Black men are the oppressors of Black women in the community.

Last week, Chance defended Black female rapper Noname after conscious lyricist J. Cole appeared to take shots at her in his "Snow On Da Bluff" track (listen below).

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J. Cole rapped:

    My IQ is average, there’s a young lady out there she way smarter than me
    I scrolled through her timeline in these wild times and I started to read
    She mad at these crackers, she mad at these capitalists, mad at these murder police,
    She mad at my niggas, she mad at our ignorance, she wear her heart on her sleeve

    She mad at the celebrities, low key I be thinkin' she talking bout me
    Now I ain't no dummy to think I'm above criticism
    So when I see something that's valid I listen
    But Shit, it's something about the queen tone that's bothering me

 

"Yet another L for men masking patriarchy and gaslighting as constructive criticism," the Chicago rapper tweeted on Monday.

Chance was dragged Sunday on Twitter for retweeting a post calling out Black men for being the "oppressors" of the Black community.

"Black men may be victimized by racism, but sexism allows them to act as exploiters and oppressors of women."

167 people were wounded and 29 people killed, including 4 children, in weekend shootings in Chance's native Chicago over a 7-day period.
 

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Brandy dropped a new single to honor single mothers, entitled "Baby Mama" featuring Chance The Rapper. Brandy said the inspiration for the song is her 17-year-old daughter, Sy'rai Iman Smith.

"The inspiration for Baby Mama was of course my daughter and how she makes me a better person. I wanted to do a song about her and speak to all baby mama's out there that may feel like they can't make it or they can't push through, you know, if you use your child as an inspiration you can do anything and I want to everybody to feel that. I have to give Chance The Rapper a huge shout out, he spit a really really dope verse on it and I’m so pleased with it. – Love, Brandy."

The music video was directed by celebrity photographer Derek Blanks with creative direction by Frank Gatson. Gatson is the friend who called 911 the night of Jussie Smollett's unfortunate career-ending incident in Chicago last year.

Brandy is asking for donations to Homes for the Holidays, part of Warrick Dunn Charities to benefit single parent families in need.

Homes for the Holidays partners with affordable housing providers to reduce the financial burden on single parent homeowners by fully furnishing their new house, providing down payment assistance, and stocking the pantry with food and other household necessities. Since 1997, "Homes for the Holidays" has rewarded 177 single parents and 477 children and dependents.
 

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Cardi B and Chance the Rapper are convinced that President Donald Trump is heading for an easy re-election next year.

Cardi and Chance said during Tip "T.I." Harris's ExpediTIously podcast on Tuesday that President Trump has a big voter base that will give the U.S. leader an easy re-election.

The three rappers were promoting their Netflix competition reality TV series Rhythm + Flow.

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"You all can quote me on this a couple of years down the line," Chance the Rapper said. "I think Trump is going to win again at the next election because he's got the biggest base."

"He does. I believe it," said Cardi B, citing the passion of Trump supporters.

"I really hate to say it, but sometimes I do believe that Trump will be winning," Cardi added. The 27-year-old rapper noted that none of the Democratic candidates have achieved the level of support that Trump has among his loyal base.

"Just because due to the fact that every single time I don't see nobody saying they love a Democratic candidate," she said. "There's no candidate that people are saying like we love, we want them to win.

"A lot of people vote with feelings in America and a lot of their feelings is racism and religion," she added.

Cardi is a vocal supporter of independent Bernie Sanders who recently suffered a heart attack that may limit his appearances on the campaign trail.

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President Trump won a small victory on Tuesday when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she will not hold a floor vote to authorize an official impeachment inquiry.

"There is no requirement that we have a vote and so at this time we will not be having a vote," Pelosi said in a press briefing following a meeting with House Democrats on Tuesday.

Trump came under fire by the Democrats for asking a foreign power to investigate corruption by presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, who is accused of using his father's position as vice president to accept millions of dollars from foreign powers. A practice known as "influence peddling."

Political analysts predicted the Democrats would not follow through with the impeachment inquiry into Trump, since it would cause a distraction for Joe Biden and the other Democratic candidates on the campaign trail.
 

Chance The Rapper and J Prince Jr (not pictured) celebrated their birthdays at Allure nightclub and lounge in Atlanta on Monday. Also in the house were Bow Wow and his ex-girlfriend Erica Mena; Gervonta Davis and Ari Fletcher, YFN Lucci (without Reginae Carter), Ari's ex G Herbo, and more.

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