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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 Herm├Ęs 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.
 

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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.

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Andrew Gillum opened up about the circumstances that led him to a drug-fueled sex orgy with two men that ended his once-promising political career.

Gillum, the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida, made headlines after he was found drunk on a bathroom floor at a luxury Miami Beach hotel with a naked male escort who was suspected of overdosing on crystal meth.

In an Instagram video on Tuesday, Gillum described the shame and "great embarrassment" he felt "from the harm that I had caused... I needed real help to try to unpack that."

Gillum captioned the video: "I am thankful to so many of you who have wished me well during this especially challenging time. I wanted to provide a personal update on how I have been doing. Take good care of yourselves during this season and I will see you on the other side. Warmest, Andrew."

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Gillum said the words "feeling" and "shame" multiple times during the 11-minute video.

"It's one thing to feel guilty for a harm you feel you may have caused someone," he said. "That's how you know you're human. That's how you know you're not a sociopath."

He said being a Black man in America, during a time of Black Lives Matter and "anti-blackness," caused him "to look for other ways to try to numb" his pain and "do some mind shift."

"I know as a Black man... what it means to have to convince people that your life has meaning. Convince people that... your life has purpose, not to be set above anybody but just to be treated on a level that's equal to everybody else around you."

He urged people who are struggling with their addictions to "be kind to yourself." He said "there is no perfect person. There is no perfect life. We're all just struggling to get by and to do better."

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The father-of-three concluded by thanking his wife and "life partner, my wife RJ, a woman who knows everything that I am and everything that I am not. And she chooses to love me anyhow. A woman who is literally God's grace on earth - the epitome of grace."
 

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Jada Pinkett Smith had no idea her mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones overdosed on drugs in the past, but she hopes her mom's honesty will benefit others dealing with similar addictions.

Adrienne, 66, has been sober for 30 years, but during Wednesday's episode of Jada's Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk, "Coping With Addiction During Covid-19," she told her daughter and granddaughter, Willow Smith, about her multiple past overdoses.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Jada confessed she "didn't have knowledge" of what her mom was going to say, explaining: "The great thing about Gam (Adrienne), and one of the reasons why I wanted to have this episode, is she's in her 30th year of sobriety and she has so much information to offer to those who are struggling right now.

"She just has some really veteran, useful tips in regards to how to stay clean, how to stay connected, and what to do. It's like I always tell people, 'Never judge the journey you've been on because once you get through on the other side, you're gonna have so much to offer other people who are going through it as you once had'."

Meanwhile, Jada, 48, who has been sober herself for more than 20 years after previously battling alcoholism, said that like many people, she is "dealing with old fear patterns" while quarantining.

"I haven't had a drink in a long time but those psychological patterns that once would make me drink or make me look for solace outside myself are creeping back in," she confessed. "These times are so uncertain... For me, I just had to deepen some of my spiritual practices and deepen my faith."

The star added: "All those concepts and ideas that got us to a place of sobriety are the places we need to return to and hold onto even more fiercely than we have before."

If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addictions and you need help, call the national drug help hotline today at 1-844-289-0879.

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