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Recent studies have shown there are only three Black men for every 5 Black women in America -- and that number is dwindling.

Mass incarceration, HIV/AIDS, and gun violence are partly to blame for the shrinking pool of available Black men in America.

America has recently seen the largest shift in Black men coming out as ghey or bisexual.

By coming out as ghey, Black men feel like they belong to a growing movement that offers career advancement and financial rewards.

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Coming out as bisexual was probably a business decision for retired rapper-turned-podcaster Joe Budden who, at age 41, has seen the last of his rap career.

Budden's big reveal on Thursday generated more headlines than his rap records.


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Lil Nas X, a mediocre rapper at best, is still relevant - but only because he came out as LGBT+.

When all else fails, blame single Black women for the dwindling supply of available Black men.

In an article titled "Ways Single Mothers Destroy their sons," the author explained that "Speaking negatively about their father" is the single most damaging thing a mom can do to her son.

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At least 20% of Black men are in long-term relationships with white or non-Black women.

ESSENCE magazine published 7 reasons why Black men stopped approaching Black women.

"We can't win! Black women are wonderful (we know this) but somehow many of our clients often believe that dating a sister is no longer 'in style' for Black men," a professional matchmaker told ESSENCE.

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Black Twitter is mocking rapper A$AP Rocky after his girlfriend, Rihanna, dressed up as another mumble rapper for Halloween.

Those of you who celebrate the pagan holiday know that a lot of thought and effort goes into designing your costume.

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Just the idea that Rihanna put that much thought into dressing up as another man - and not her man - should concern A$AP.

I would have a talk with my girlfriend if she dressed up as another blogger instead of me.

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A$AP began dating Rihanna last year after she dumped (or got dumped) by Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel.

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The Internet is having a field day dissecting Rihanna's costume. They say she wants Gunna to know she has a crush on him.

The fact that she went to such great lengths to dress up in a Gunna costume probably means Rihanna tried to holla at him -- but got rejected.

They say Gunna is already taken.

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If you recall, the barrel-chested rapper was hospitalized with pneumonia recently. His rumored lover Young Thug made a big show out of visiting his bedside and presenting him with not one, not two, not three, but four very expensive watches.

A$AP, who was born Rakim Mayers, previously dated Calvin Klein model Jasmine Daniels. He has also been plagued with teh ghey rumors for most of his career.

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Rapper Kevin Gates is apparently butt over about my post dated Oct. 25, titled "Rapper Kevin Gates touts semen retention men should focus on pleasing women."

When celebrities don't like a post I've written, they resort to using deceptive tactics to get my blog taken down -- such as filing fake copyright infringement notices.

On Tuesday, a London-based company, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), emailed a copyright infringement accusing your auntie of illegally posting Gates' "sound recordings" on my blog.

The email referenced the above titled post -- which does not contain any links to sound recordings.

The company also emailed this notice to my host, hoping they would snatch my blog down under threat of a lawsuit.

IFPI is waiting for my response to the copyright notice, so here is my response: Keep waiting.

I'm not taking the post down because I am not illegally infringing on his copyright.

Why would I post Kevin Gates' garbage music on my blog?

Like I said, this is the tactic that C- and D-list celebrities use when they don't like something I've written.

If I had a different host, my blog would probably be deleted and you would all be left wondering what happened.

Read the fake "copyright infringement" notice below.
 

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am contacting you on behalf of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ("IFPI") and the record companies it represents. The IFPI is a trade association that represents around 1,300 major and independent record companies in the US and internationally who create, manufacture and distribute sound recordings (the "IFPI Represented Companies").

The information set forth in this notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, we submit that we are authorised [sic] to act on behalf of the IFPI Represented Companies in matters involving the infringement of exclusive rights that the IFPI Represented Companies hold in their sound recordings, including enforcing their copyrights and other legal rights on the Internet.

We have learned that your service is making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to infringing copies of the sound recordings listed below, the copyrights in which are exclusively owned or controlled by one or more IFPI Represented Companies.

We have included in the table below the URL for the locations where we have identified instances of making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to the IFPI Represented Companies' Sound Recordings on your service.

We have a good faith belief that the above-described activity is not authorised [sic] by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

We are asking for your immediate assistance in stopping this unauthorised [sic] activity. We require you to take action to immediately cease making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to infringing copies of the IFPI Represented Companies’ Sound Recordings on your service. That action should include, where applicable:

• Deleting all copies from your service’s servers; and

• Deleting and/or disabling all URLs;

The action required should be taken not only in relation to the URLs/locations indicated in the notice, but in relation to all instances of making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to infringing copies of the IFPI Represented Companies’ Sound Recordings on your service.

Further, we ask you to take reasonable steps to prevent further instances of making available, distributing and/or referring/linking users to infringing copies of the IFPI Represented Companies’ Sound Recordings on your service.

Our top priority is to prevent the continued availability of the IFPI Represented Companies’ content on the internet. Unauthorised [sic] copies of sound recordings that are freely available, especially pre-release recordings, cause substantial damage to the IFPI Represented Companies every hour and day

they remain available. In sending this notice we are providing you with specific knowledge of the unauthorised [sic] activity detailed above and are seeking to ensure that infringing content is removed from the internet as quickly as possible through your cooperation. However, please note that we do not admit that we or the IFPI Represented Companies are responsible for detecting infringing material and notifying you of it.

Our use of a notice in this form, as required by you, is meant to facilitate your removal of the infringing material listed above and we neither admit nor accept that you are a 'service provider' for the purposes of the United States’ Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), or any similar legislation in another jurisdiction, or that it is necessary to serve, or that you are entitled to be served, with such a notice. IFPI itself and on behalf of the IFPI Represented Companies expressly reserves all rights in this regard.

In addition, this notice does not constitute a waiver of any right to recover damages incurred by virtue of any unauthorised [sic] activities described in this notice, and such rights as well as claims for other relief under the laws of the United States or any applicable legislation in any other jurisdiction, are hereby expressly reserved.

You may contact me at IFPI Secretariat, 7 Air Street, London W1B 5AD, United Kingdom or email Notices@ifpi.org, to discuss this notice.

We await your response.

Yours faithfully,

Melissa Morgia

Director of Content Protection & Enforcement

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Sandrarose.com did not write the following Blind Item. Please direct questions or gripes to the original source.

via Crazy Days and Nights -- "This former A+ list NBA player who is still A- list, is about to come out as bisexual. Apparently, some guy is blackmailing him."

Can you guess who the down-low former NBA star is? Discuss in the comments below. Please keep your comments clean and respectable.

Disclaimer:

Photos used in Blind Item posts are for illustration purposes only and are not intended to identify any particular individual as the subject of this post. We take no responsibility or liability for the assumptions made by our readers.

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R&B crooner Miguel Jontel Pimentel is back on the market 3 years after tying the knot with Nazanin Mandi in 2018.

Miguel and Nazanin announced their divorce in a statement to People magazine via their publicist on Monday.

"After 17 years together, Miguel and Nazanin Mandi have decided to separate and have been for some time now. The couple both wish each other well."

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Miguel met Nanazin in 2004. Pals say she pressured him to put a ring on it. Nazanin told friends she wanted to get married and start a family before age 35, but Miguel was hesitant. She is still childless at age 35.

Miguel, 36, initially kept Nazanin a secret from his adoring female fans - which prompted rumors that he wasn't into females.

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In a cryptic post on Instagram, Miguel wrote:

"What do you desire? Have certainty and clear intention about your desire. Clarity is key. I accept and I am worthy of all I desire. Imagine how attaining that desire will bring happiness to you and those you love until you find excitement and positive emotion."

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Nazanin also shared a vague post on Instagram:

"Someone once said: 'You know you have a big heart when you feel bad for doing what's best for you.' And I felt that. Angel number 1212 symbolizes your spiritual awakening in life and a great sign that you're on your way towards your luck for love."

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The same giddy women who helped catapult YouTuber Kevin Samuels to stardom now want him gone from the Internet.

Samuels - a self-described relationship expert - made a name for himself by making degrading comments about Black women.

Now his critics want him gone for galvanizing "men of all races and nationalities in the outspoken hatred of women."

Over 12,000 people signed a petition on Change.org calling for Samuels' removal from social media platforms.

The petition claims Samuels' rhetoric has inspired men to commit "Acts of violence, sexually predatory behavior and even death" against women.

"Women feel unsafe in the presence of men who identify with his ideology and have even been berated while going about their daily lives, (yes, even while at work), with criticisms that have been spoken directly from Mr. Samuels’ mouth. The very words that were spoken on social media platforms have permeated every facet of daily life for unsuspecting women."

 

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After months of rumors, Falynn Guobadia and her ghey BFF/personal assistant Jaylan Banks are Instagram official.

Falynn joins the ranks of women who believe ghey men will treat them better than emotionally unavailable heterosexual men.

Earlier this year, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams stole Falynn's fiancè Simon Guobadia. Then, last month, Simon accused his estranged wife, Falynn, of cheating on him with Jaylan.

Falynn kind of denied the allegation -- even though she dropped social media clues that they were having a romantic interlude.

Over the weekend, Jaylan came clean and admitted what we already knew: that he and Falynn are lovers.

"A man is truly a man when he earns the respect of a good woman and keeps her trust," he wrote.

He went on to say he doesn't need the approval of Simon or anyone else. Jaylan dropped all sorts of zesty hints in his IG posts.

"We were best friends at first," he confirmed. "That being said, I picked up where a man left off, I'm happy and she's happy. That's it."

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Falynn seems to be basking in her modern relationship. We don't know what Jaylan does for a living, but he seems to be well off and capable of paying Falynn's bills. Good luck to them.

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Brazilian rapper MC Kevin was having a threesome with a male friend in a hotel room when he fell to his death from a hotel balcony in Rio de Janeiro.

Police say the rapper, real name Kevin Nascimento Bueno, fell 5 floors to his death while attempting to jump from the balcony to the terrace below.

Bueno was having a threesome with Victor Fontanelle and fashion model Bianca Domingues where there came a knock at the hotel room door.

Believing his wife was knocking, Bueno panicked and fled onto the balcony. The rapper's wife, Deolane Bezerra, had been texting and calling him with no response after searching for him in the hotel.

Bueno thought she was knocking on the door but the person knocking was a friend.

Police chief Antenor Junior said excessive alcohol consumption and narcotics were involved.

Domingues told authorities she met the men earlier that day on the beach when they invited her to the suite. She wasn't aware that he was married.

Bezerra allegedly punched Dominguez at the police station and the two women were separated by officers. No charges were filed.

Bueno and Bezerra had only been married three weeks when he died.

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Terry McMillan deactivated her Twitter account over the weekend after sending a controversial tweet about attention-seeking celebrities coming out of the closet.

The acclaimed author wrote: "I don't understand why celebrities have to announce their sexuality. Just be who you are."

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After a furious response from the LGBT+ community, who called out McMillan's heterosexual privilege, she deactivated her Twitter account.

Members of Gay Twitter wondered if McMillan's marriage to a bisexual man may have hardened her heart.

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Michael B. Jordan is over the rumors and innuendoes surrounding his contract relationship with professional beard Lori Harvey.

The 33-year-old 'Black Panther' star, who is normally private, has been seen everywhere with Lori, 24.

The plethora of vacation photos prompted speculation that the photos are staged to improve Michael's reputation as a heterosexual leading man.

The couple was seen jet skiing in St. Barts where they celebrated Lori's birthday. And they spent the New Year together in Aspen, Colorado.

A source exclusively tells HollywoodLife why Michael has been so open with his relationship with Lori all of a sudden.

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"Michael is definitely crushing hard on Lori and is loving all the time and special moments they’ve been sharing together," the source says, "but at the same time, he's always been private about his personal life and so it was a big deal for him to publicly share how he felt about Lori on social media."

But fans are not convinced. They say the chemistry between Michael and Lori is virtually non-existent.

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The source also said the actor won't share every moment of his and Lori's relationship anymore.

"Even though Michael seems to have opened up quite a bit by going public with their romance and allowing fans to get a glimpse inside their personal lives, that doesn't mean he wants to share every moment between them or that he's going to be posting about their relationship all the time now."

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"He's not a model or an influencer like Lori," explained the source. "He doesn't feel the need to share everything on social media. That's just not who he is, but at the same time he completely supports Lori and don’t be surprised to see him pop up with flirty comments whenever she posts."

Another source claims Michael extended his business contract with Lori, who has dated other effeminate celebrity males in the past, including media mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs, 51, and bisexual rapper Future Hendrix, 37.