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."
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.
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.
Ja Rule weighed in after Robinhood banned trading of GameStop ($GME) stocks on its app on Thursday.
A group of maverick day traders on Reddit.com destroyed at least one Wall Street hedge fund when they purchased GameStop stocks before the hedge funds could buy the stocks to cover their short positions.
Hedge funds bet that a company will fail by "shorting" the company's stock even though they don't own the stock. If the stock price falls, they earn money. But if the stock rises (as was the case with GameStop), the hedge funds must buy the stocks to cover their bets or lose billions of dollars.
Teenagers on Reddit earned millions when the stock surged from $36 on Jan. 19 to $336 on Wednesday.
GameStop stock rallied to $500 before the opening bell on Thursday morning, then plunged more than 60% after Robinhood banned GameStop trades on the app.
Robinhood users complained that the app blocked them from buying more shares. Users could only sell their GameStop shares -- which helped hedge funds buy more shares to cover their short positions.
At least one lawsuit has been filed against Robinhood app for manipulating the stock market to help hedge funds by preventing day traders from buying more GameStop stock.
Rapper Ja Rule urged Robinhood users not to sell their shares of GameStop. He tweeted: "Yo this is a f***ing CRIME what @RobinhoodApp is doing DO NOT SELL!!! HOLD THE LINE... WTF."
Billionaire Mark Cuban also advised traders on Robinhood and Reddit to hold their shares so the hedge funds can't buy the stocks: "Get loud and get long."
Cuban tweeted on Thursday: "So are @robinhoodapp and @IBKR ending trading in #wallstreetbets stocks because they are losing their ass on these trades? Or maybe they dont have the cash to enable the trades at this scale ? Anyone have any insight on their economics? [sic]."
And Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: "This is unacceptable.
We now need to know more about @RobinhoodApp's decision to block retail investors from purchasing stock while hedge funds are freely able to trade the stock as they see fit.
As a member of the Financial Services Cmte, I'd support a hearing if necessary."
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Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant, held last weekend at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Ms. Tunzi, 26, greeted the media outside AOL Build Studios in New York City on Thursday.
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Lupita Nyong'o Departed 'The View' in New York City on Thursday. Lupita stood out in bright neon colors for a promotional outing.
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EJ Johnson arrived for some holiday shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills. The fashionista wore a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans with heeled boots and an animal print top.
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German-American model Jasmine Sanders, left, enjoys the single life on South Beach with a friend. Jasmine, also known as Golden Barbie, dumped actor Terrence J. after she caught him cheating.
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Stylish rapper Ja Rule stepped out to run errands in NYC. He dressed casually in a grey outfit and grey Versace sneakers. After shopping, Ja Rule got in his luxury BMW I8.
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