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Starbucks Coffee customers can now use the restrooms without stumbling over drug addicts on their way in.

Starbucks announced it is closing 16 stores in major cities due to dangerous incidents caused by the company's woke "open bathrooms" policy.

Starbucks made headlines in 2018 when the company announced store managers could not block the homeless and other non-customers from using the restrooms.

Incidents include homeless people and drug addicts turning the restrooms into drug and sex dens.

The company even installed hazardous waste boxes for needle disposal in restrooms in various locations to accommodate drug addicts in 2018.

The store closures come after workers reported incidents involving drug use by customers and members of the public in store restrooms.

Workers signed a petition demanding the company do more to protect them.

Starbucks previously prohibited employees from limiting access to the restrooms to customers only.

"We read every incident report you file - it's a lot," wrote Starbucks executives Debbie Stroud and Denise Nelson in internal memos to employees Monday.

"We cannot serve as partners if we don’t first feel safe at work."

Starbucks refers to its employees as "partners" in company communications.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Starbucks gave store managers leeway to ban undesirables from using store bathrooms.

Additionally, stores can change layouts or limit seating in order to reduce dangerous situations.

"We have to harden our stores and provide safety for our people," Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told the NY Times. "I don't know if we can keep our bathrooms open."

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Fans of rapper Gunna are shocked by a recent jailhouse photo that shows his dramatic weight loss.

According to reports, Gunna lost weight after suffering apparent drug withdrawals from a chronic addiction to lean and cocaine.

Gunna's locs hair extensions were cut off because extensions can be used as weapons or to commit suicide in jail.

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The rapper (right) was arrested in May, along with pal Young Thug (left), on state RICO gang charges.

Gunna is also under investigation for at least two homicides, WSB-TV reports.

"He is a member of the Shady Park Crips out of South Fulton," prosecutors said in court Thursday, where he was denied bond a second time.

"He is under an investigation at this point in time by more than one law enforcement agency concerning at least two homicides committed by that gang during this time."


Fulton County Jail officials believe Gunna was supplied with codeine cough syrup, cocaine and weed by a contract nurse who was recently arrested after she fled the state.

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According to WSB-TV, 24-year-old TreQuera Lashell Ford was arrested in Mississippi last month and accused of smuggling cocaine and weed into the Fulton County Jail for the rapper.

Ford was extradited back to Atlanta where she faces charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, crossing guard lines with prohibited items, possession of cocaine, and other counts.

Officials said the drugs were intended for Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens.

Ford caught the attention of a jail captain when she showed up to work smelling of marijuana aroma on May 14.

She told the captain she smoked marijuana in her car before coming to work. She then panicked and fled the jail, leaving behind a bag containing cocaine, marijuana, cigarettes and other contraband, according to WSB-TV.

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Master P announced the sudden death of his 29-year-old daughter, Tytyana "Tata" Miller, in an Instagram post on Sunday.

"Our family is dealing with an overwhelming grief for the loss of my daughter Tytyana," the 52-year-old rap mogul wrote.

"We respectfully request some privacy so that our family can grieve. We appreciate all of the prayers love and support. Mental illness & substance abuse is a real issue that we can't be afraid to talk about. With God, we will get through this. #MyAngel."

Tytyana's brother Romeo Miller, 32, also paid tribute to his younger sister on Instagram, writing: "Our family is dealing with an overwhelming grief for the loss of my little sister Tytyana. We respectfully request some privacy so that our family can grieve. We appreciate all of the prayers, love, and support, and although this is sad times, I'm forever grateful for the memories I did have with my amazing sister. Love on your loved ones, life is short. The silver lining, I know she's in a way better place and finally at peace and free. God Bless. -RM."

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Romeo is pictured with younger sister Itali Miller (left, and Tytyana (right) in a photo dated May 24, 2018.

No cause of death was disclosed, but Tytyana reportedly had a drug addiction and a history of mental problems.

Tytyana was an actress who struggled to achieve the success of her younger sister, Cymphonique Miller, 25.

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Cymphonique (pictured) is best known for her role as Kacey Simon in Nickelodeon's TV sitcom "How to Rock."

Master P doted on Cymphonique, and he was a major influence on her career.

Tytyana appeared in her father's reality TV series "Family Empire." And later, she was featured in an episode of "Growing Up Hip-Hop" alongside her father and older brother, Romeo.

In the episode, Master P and Romeo discussed her drug addiction and going to drug rehab. Master P administered a drug test after she went off the grid without responding to their text messages or phone calls for hours.

In a confessional, Master P confirmed that Tytyana was not forced to appear in the episode.

Tytyana was the eldest daughter of Master P, real name Percy Robert Miller, Sr., and his ex-wife, Sonya Miller. They divorced in 2014 after 25 years of marriage. He has 9 children.

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A childhood friend of rapper Gunna claims he is going through codeine withdrawal in jail.

According to MediaTakeOut, the friend claims Gunna is showing signs of codeine withdrawal in a grainy photo that surfaced online Thursday. The image was taken from a CCTV camera in the jail during Gunna's arraignment hearing.

A judge denied bond for the "Hot" rapper on Thursday. He is sitting in jail with rapper Young Thug and 26 YSL gang members who were indicted on racketeering charges on Monday.

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Gunna frequently rapped about his drug addiction in his rap songs.

"Had a bad relationship with codeine," Gunna raps in his hit song "Codeine."

Lean, also known as purple drank, purple lean, and sizzurp, is a concoction of codeine cough syrup and hard candy mixed in a soft drink like Sprite. Rappers prefer to sip lean in styrofoam cups.

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Gunna is signed to Thug's YSL record label. But Atlanta District Attorney Fani Willis says YSL is a front for a violent street gang.

Gunna's album Wunna debuted at the top of the charts in 2020. His follow-up album DS4Ever was his 2nd consecutive number one album.

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A Missouri woman's smiling mugshot has gone viral after she was arrested for murdering her fiancé on Christmas Eve.

Police say Brittany Wilson, 32, stabbed Harrison Foster with a sword after consuming methamphetamine together earlier that day.

Wilson, who apparently suffered from religious delusions, told investigators that Harrison Foster had several demons living inside him and she stabbed him with the sword to free him.

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Police say Wilson claimed Foster, 34, was harvesting body parts from other individuals. After stabbing Foster multiple times, Wilson left his body in the basement and called 911.

First responders arrived shortly after 11 p.m. Friday and found Foster unresponsive inside the home. A bloody sword and clothing were found in the front yard.

Police say Wilson is a mother of two children. Foster is not believed to be the father of the kids.

Prior to stabbing Foster, Wilson shared a meme on Facebook about multidimensional experiences.

She captioned the image: "So guys, Uhhhhhh, Turns out the love of Christ has superpower perks. Don't follow me for further elaboration, Follow him for Eternal Salvation."

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Chico DeBarge was arrested on drug charges again. The 55-year-old R&B singer was taken into custody in Burbank, California in January after police found crystal meth and heroin on him during a traffic stop.

He was arrested again on November 6 after cops responded to a domestic disturbance call at his motorhome.

Police discovered the motorhome registration was six months expired and impounded Chico's only home.

A search of the motorhome turned up methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Chico was booked for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and released, Rhymeswithsnitch reports.

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Chico (pictured left and right) is a younger brother of the famous DeBarge R&B group. His brother Tommy DeBarge died last month of natural causes related to his lifelong drug addictions.

Chico released his self-titled debut album in 1986. The album spawned the hit song "Talk To Me."

Chico is best known for his hit singles "Give You What You Want (Fa Sure)" and "Listen to Your Man" (featuring Joe).


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Tommy DeBarge -- a founding member of the R&B/funk band Switch -- has died of natural causes. He was 64.

Tommy suffered from liver and kidney failure for years. Tommy was a lifelong drug addict and was on kidney dialysis for years before he died.

Tommy was a member of the famed DeBarge family of singers, songwriters and music producers.

According to TMZ, Tommy suffered from liver and kidney failure for years, and his health recently took a turn for the worse. He was hospitalized a couple weeks ago, and died in the hospital Thursday.

While his younger siblings would later rise to fame as DeBarge, Tommy blazed his own trail as a member of Switch alongside his brother, Bobby, who died of AIDS in 1995 at age 39.

The group's smash hits in the 1970s included "I Call Your Name," "There'll Never Be," and "Love Over & Over Again."

Switch, with Bobby's falsetto lead vocals, had a huge following in the mid '70s and would influence emerging R&B/funk bands.

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Bobby and Tommy left Switch to mentor their younger brothers, James, Randy, El, Mark, and sister, Bunny.

The Grand Rapids, Michigan family band signed a record deal with Motown subsidiary Gordy Records.

Their hit singles in the 1980s included "I Like It," "All This Love," "Time Will Reveal," "Love Me in a Special Way," and "Rhythm of the Night."

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Kodak Black has worked hard to improve his public image following his release from prison earlier this year. But the troubled rapper was dealt a setback when he violated the terms of his probation by failing a drug test.

The 24-year-old rapper, born Dieuson Octave in Florida, violated the terms of his supervised release in his federal gun case by failing a drug test, TMZ reports. And now Black is ordered to get treatment.

The rapper, who legally changed his name to Bill K. Kapri in 2018, was sentenced to 46 months behind bars in the gun case in late 2019.

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However, he was released from prison by outgoing President Donald Trump when his sentence was commuted back in January.

Kodak was back in a courtroom hearing this week after violating the terms of his supervised release.

According to court records, obtained by TMZ, the judge ordered Kodak to complete a 90-day stint in a residential drug treatment program. TMZ sources say Kodak has already enrolled in the drug treatment program.

Kodak's lawyer, Bradford Cohen, declined repeated requests to comment on his client's latest legal trouble.

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Lil Mo, pictured right with Ashanti, called out rapper Fat Joe for referring to her and rapper/actress Vita as "dusty bitches".

Lil Mo slammed Fat Joe for referring to her as a "dusty bitch crackhead" during his "Verzuz" battle with fellow rapper Ja Rule on Tuesday. She said the "Lean Back" rapper was disrespectful and totally insensitive to all people battling addiction.

Fat Joe, 51, came under fire for dissing Lil Mo and LaVita Raynor, aka Vita, after gifting Ashanti and Remy Ma with Hermès handbags.

He said Ja Rule must have found Mo and Vita in a "crack house."

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Lil Mo, pictured right performing with Vita and Ja Rule, tells TMZ that Fat Joe's comments were "vile" and "disrespectful." She said he should know better than to use those degrading terms about substance abusers, especially in light of recent drug deaths, like Michael K. Williams.

In fact, Lil Mo says Joe's disses were actually triggering to her, because -- even though she's clean now -- she's dealt with her own opioid addiction issues in the past.

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Fat Joe, pictured with Ashanti, apologized publicly to Lil Mo and Vita. He also says he told Lil Mo and Vita sorry to their faces in private.

Lil Mo said he shouldn't be let off the hook that easily. However, she was quick to say she doesn't want Fat Joe canceled.

Watch Lil Mo's interview below.


Akon insists the rich and famous have more problems than poor people. The Senegalese music mogul gave insight into the lives of the well-to-do after the untimely death of his friend, Michael K. Williams.

Michael was found dead in his Brooklyn penthouse from an apparent heroin overdose on Monday, Sept. 6. He was 54.

The "I Wanna Love You" rapper is convinced Michael's death is yet another example of what the "facade of success" can do to a person.

"This business creates an environment where everyone's wearing a mask. The famous and the rich go through more issues than the poor. More money, more problems," said Akon.

The 48-year-old rapper urged substance abusers to seek help and find healthier ways to cope with their problems.

He told TMZ:

"I would advise anyone who's on any kind of drugs of that nature just let it go. There's other ways to cope with issues and challenges in your life besides drugs and alcohol."

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Akon - who has always claimed to be drug-free - proudly shared how he deals with his problems and how he is unashamed to ask for help when he needs it.

"I face my problems head on. Whatever challenges I have I'll face it, because if you don't face it it's gonna haunt you. I'm not afraid to ask for help. If I need it, I'm gonna ask."

Akon confirmed he had not seen his friend Michael since before the coronavirus pandemic, but he called the "The Wire" star an "amazing person" who was "super funny and super talented."

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Michael was vocal about his lifelong struggles with drug addictions.

Less than a week before his body was discovered by his nephew, the "Boardwalk Empire" actor seemed to urge fans not to "cry" for him in a cryptic post on Instagram.

The post featured a clip of his friend Tracy Morgan urging fans not to pity him while talking about surviving a fatal limousine crash in 2014.

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In the clip, the 52-year-old comedian said: "Don't cry for me okay. I had a misfortunate [sic] accident. Don't cry for me. Cry for all the others, man.

Morgan was seriously injured and fellow comedian James McNair died when a limo they were riding in was struck by a Walmart truck.

Kevin Roper, 37, pleaded guilty to second-degree vehicular homicide and four counts of third-degree aggravated assault in a New Jersey court in 2014.

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Keyshia Cole's mother Frankie Lons has passed away. Keyshia's sister, Elite Noel announced the sad news on her Instagram Story. Frankie was 61.

Elite wrote an emotional post revealing the loss of her mother, former reality TV star Frankie Lons.

"Worse pain ever... to see my mama in a body bag on her birthday! My heart so fuckin broke [sic]."

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TMZ reported Frankie died of a drug overdose on Sunday. Frankie had health problems and struggled with addictions for many years.

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Frankie won hearts as a recovering drug addict on the reality TV shows Keyshia Cole's The Way It Is, Keyshia & Daniel: Family First, Keyshia Cole: All In and The Frankie and Neffe Show, starring Neffeteria Pugh.

Frankie also appeared in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (2008).

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Amanda, a drug addict who was featured in the YouTube series "Soft White Underbelly" has passed away at an in-patient drug treatment center.

Her cause of death was not disclosed. A drug relapse and self-harm have been ruled out. She was 25.

A drug toxicology report revealed she had only Tylenol in her system.

Amanda was featured in the web series discussing her cocaine addiction and her struggle to stay clean. Her death was confirmed in a video posted by the channel on May 15.

The video was captioned: "Soft White Underbelly interview with Lima and Amanda's father, Larry who speak about the tragic passing of Amanda this week."

In the video, therapist Lima Jevremovic says she believes that Amanda's cause of death was a result of natural causes, and she sustained brain damage from brutal rapes and assaults while on the street.

The video has garnered more than 540,000 views as of May 16, 2021.

Lil Nas X's father rushed to his defense after a viral video showed his drug addict mom strung out on a street corner in Atlanta.

LNX has a close relationship with his dad, Robert Stafford, but he and his mother remain distant.

Earlier this week, a video surfaced showing his mother begging for money and food on a street corner.

Gossipmongers called out LNX for supporting his father and sister while disregarding his strung out mother.

According to bloggers, LNX's mother kicked him out of her home when he was 9. He went to live with his father, who tried to provide a stable home for the apparently promiscuous youngster.

On Thursday, Stafford took to social media to set the story straight.

The aspiring gospel singer shared a photo of himself posing with LNX and his mother. Stafford called the one-hit rapper the "greatest kid a parent can be BLESSED with."

"Despite what people say @lilnasx is the greatest kid a parent can be BLESSED with. Although his mom is in a struggle with an addiction she's STILL a QUEEN and he goes through great lengths to make sure we're taking care of [sic]. Those who have family members and friends dealing with addiction understands that there ain't enough money you can throw at this situation to make it right. I dont usually address personal issues publicly but felt like this need to be. Please join us in keeping her in your PRAYERS. And to those out there trying to create a false story you wont prosper. #controlthenarrative."

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Tiger Woods is undergoing surgery after suffering multiple broken bones and internal injuries in a rollover car crash Tuesday morning.

More details are emerge about the accident around 7:13 a.m. near the Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhoods of Los Angeles, Fox News reported.

Emergency responders used the jaws of life to extricate Woods from the SUV wreckage. Woods was a sole occupant in the SUV.

"The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage," officials said. "The driver and sole occupant was identified as PGA golfer, Eldrick 'Tiger' Woods. Mr. Woods was extricated from the wreck with the 'jaws of life' by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries."

Helicopter news footage from ABC7 shows the wrecked SUV left the road, rolled over, and came to rest on its side.

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Woods, who is recovering from recent back surgery, previously admitted to an addiction to opioid narcotics as a result of back surgeries over the years.

He was arrested in 2017 after falling asleep behind the wheel of his car near his Jupiter Island, Florida, mansion at about 3:00 am. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The 45-year-old father-of-two agreed to take part in a first-time DUI offender program, which he completed.

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He received a year of probation, was fined $250, and ordered to undergo 50 hours of community service along with regular drug tests. He was not allowed to drink alcohol during the probation period.

Woods' agent Mark Steinberg released a statement following Tuesday's crash.

"Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries. He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support," Steinberg said.

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Health officials are having trouble getting frontline healthcare workers and the Black community to voluntarily roll up their sleeves for experimental Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

After vaccinating the elderly in nursing homes in NY state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that residents in drug rehab facilities run by the state will be get the vaccines next.

Cuomo's announcement during a Monday press conference sparked speculation that drug addicts will be used as guinea pigs since they are easily accessible in one place.

Cuomo said as much when he noted the "dense living conditions" of the drug rehab facility.

He said drug addicts were being prioritized over nurses and doctors because "That's where you have a lot of people living in concentration."

He also announced $1 million in fines and possible jail time in a crackdown on vaccines fraud.

New York health clinics and doctors who fraudulently obtain or distribute coronavirus vaccines will face fines of up to $1 million and revocation of their state licenses.