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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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NBA coaches and players have reached out to fallen NBA star Delonte West after disturbing video shows a man punching and stomping him on a Washington D.C. highway.

The video shows vehicles driving by slowly as a man punched and stomped West who lay in a crumpled heap in a roadway.

A second video shows a shirtless man who resembles West sitting on a curb with his wrists handcuffed behind his back. West has a history of drug and alcohol abuse.

West's Saint Joseph's teammate, ex-NBA star Jameer Nelson, and their former coach Phil Martelli expressed concern for West's mental health.

West is best known for briefly dating LeBron James' mother Gloria James, while he was LeBron's teammate in Cleveland.

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In addition to dating LeBron's mom, West also briefly date actress Vivica A. Fox (pictured).

West bounced around the NBA after being chosen by the Boston Celtics in the 1st round of the 2004 NBA draft.

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West is pictured with his wife Caresha and son Cash when he played for the NBA's G League team Texas Legends in 2015.

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A 48-year-old man who was arrested for trying to abduct a drug-addicted woman off a subway train in The Bronx is giving his side of the story.

Sonny Alloway was arrested after a viral video showed him picking up a homeless woman and dragging her off the No. 6 train at 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 30.

He was charged with unlawful imprisonment, a misdemeanor, and released.

The woman and a male friend, also homeless, were sleeping on the train to stay warm when the incident happened.

Cell phone video shows Alloway, who was seated across from them, tap the woman's leg and motion toward the door.

At the next stop, Alloway grabbed the frail woman and carried her off the train, as she yelled for help.

The woman and her friends spotted Alloway on the street the next day, and the mob delivered some street justice before the police were called.

In a new video released on New Year's Day, Alloway gives his side of the story. He claims the woman is a "crackhead" who asked him to help her get away from her pimp.

Watch the video below. The second video shows the attempted abduction. In the 3rd video, Alloway is seen professing his affection for young girls.
 

 

 

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An ex-girlfriend of rapper Juice Wrld says they broke up after she tried to help him kick his drug habit before he died of an apparent drug overdose on Sunday.

In an exclusive interview with Dailymail.com, Alexia Smith, 21, said she knew the rapper's cause of death when she heard the news.

Smith said Juice Wrld, real name Jarad Higgins, had a habit of taking three 30mg Percocets with lean, a concoction of codeine cough syrup and hard candy mixed in a soda beverage.

"[That's] already a lot but the problem was he was drinking lean on top of it," she said.

In 2018, record labels fought for the right to sign the rap newcomer. Smith said the labels "wanted him so bad they would have given him anything."

She recalls flying to out to meet Higgins in Los Angeles where he was taking meetings with record label executives.

Smith said "someone from a label gave him morphine and cocaine" on the third day she was visiting.

"Breaking down in tears, Smith said: "Seven days away from me, he ended up in the hospital. When he was away from me for seven days, he ended up hospitalized from collapsing on stage. One year away from me, and he's dead."

She said they broke up after dating a for few months because their fights got physical and left her with bruises.

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Higgins' girlfriend at the time he died, Ally Lotti (pictured), was on the private jet with him when he collapsed. Lotti told police he popped several Percocets and drank lean while on board the jet.

Higgins obsessed over his many failed relationships with women in his songs.

In his breakout hit "Lucid Dreams (Forget Me)", Higgins rapped:

    You left me falling and landing inside my grave
    I know that you want me dead
    I take prescriptions to make me feel A-OK
    I know it's all in my head

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The effeminate rap star says he was influenced by rapper Future Hendrix to drink lean after hearing Future rap about the addictive drug in his songs.

Higgins also blamed his absentee dad for his addictive personality.

"I didn't have a man giving me no type of guidance. My father wasn't in my life like that," he said. "So listening to this grown-ass man rap about lean, I'm like, 'Well, that sounds really appealing.'"

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In an interview with Rolling Stone, Future said he was "really bothered" to hear his songs influenced youngsters to try drugs.

"I was like 'Oh s**t. What the f**k have I done?' How many other sixth-graders did I influence to drink lean?".