Rapper Plies recently weighed in on the controversy surrounding NBA players who refuse to take the Covid-19 mRNA injections.
Plies, a self-professed RN, made a series of tweets after Magic Johnson spoke out on unvaccinated NBA players such as Kyrie Irving and Jonathan Isaac.
"[They say] 'Magic Johnson, they let him play with full blown HIV.' Bruh, listen, you can't catch no HIV shaking no hands, hugging, coughing, running up and down no court, but you can catch Covid that way. Let's just call it what it is. And I already know the famous line: 'Ah they can be bleeding.' HIV gets transmitted through blood, with needles, with unscreened blood [transfusions], birth, unprotected sex. That's how that get contracted.
"So until players start having babies on the court, or unprotected sex, or sharing needles, the whole blood thing don't work."
Plies went on to say NBA players who are cut on the court are immediately removed from the court.
He concluded: "If you want to make your own rules, just get your own stuff."
Reaction to Plies' comments were mixed. A few said they would take their chances with Covid-19 over an illness that requires taking antivirals for the rest of their lives.
Question: Do you agree with Plies?
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Magic Johnson enjoyed a family holiday with son EJ Johnson and wife Cookie Johnson while sightseeing in Forte dei Marmi, Italy. The NBA legend and family enjoyed a boat ride on the Italian waters.
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EJ Johnson enjoyed thhe sights with his family and a friend in Forte dei Marmi, Italy.
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Kevin Hart's wife Eniko Parrish soaked up the sun in a white two-piece during a family getaway in Cabo. Eniko was seen holding her second child, daughter Kaori Mai Hart.
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The mom-of-two enjoyed wading in the surf while Kevin's son, Hendrix Hart played in the sand at the beach last week.
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Rap mogul Drake and his son 4-year-old Adonis arrived to the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns Game 6 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday. Devin Booker, of the Phoenix Suns scored a playoffs career-high 47 points to eliminate the Lakers 4 games to 2 to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs.
Chris Paul, of the Phoenix Suns, stopped to greet Kendall Jenner, as she waited to scoop up boyfriend Devin Booker outside the Staples Center on Thursday. Immature fans cussed Kendall out for dating the 24-year-old star player who single-handedly eliminated the Lakers from the playoffs.
Magic Johnson and wife Cookie Johnson were spotted leaving the Lakers vs Suns NBA playoffs Game 6 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday.
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A South Carolina councilwoman was indicted and suspended from office after she allegedly used public money to fund a trip to Newark, NJ to meet Magic Johnson.
According to the Post and Courier news outlet, Richland County Council Vice Chairwoman Dahli Myers was indicted on Friday and suspended from office for using her government credit card to pay for trips out of the country, gourmet chocolates, books and a cellphone.
Myers, a Democrat, claimed the trip to Greece was for research to "grow her knowledge about local governments."
She is also charged with using public funds to pay for a trip to Newark, NJ to meet with NBA legend Magic Johnson and retired NFL player Richard Seymour. According to a state grand jury indictment, Myers wanted to speak to the former athletes about something but it's unclear what she met with them to discuss.
"When questioned about the county expenses, Myers, a Hopkins resident who was first elected in 2016, made up false explanations for why the card purchases were legitimate county expenses, the grand jury found. The charges against Myers include misconduct in office, using her government position for personal gain, embezzlement, writing a fraudulent check and misusing her campaign money for personal expenses."
Myers initially agreed to pay the county back for her illegal use of public funds. But she later changed her mind and blamed the county for not monitoring her credit card spending.
"It's not my fault; it's your fault because y'all weren't monitoring my card," Myers reportedly said.
Myers faces a total of 24 charges. She was already set to leave office after her primary defeat.
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Magic Johnson and his wife, Cookie Johnson, celebrated his son EJ Johnson's 28th birthday with an intimate family dinner on June 4.
The next day, the proud father-of-three posted a family photo of EJ and his eldest son, Andre Johnson. Magic and Cookie also have a daughter, Elisa Johnson.
Magic captioned the photo: "The family had an amazing dinner at the house to celebrate E.J.'s birthday yesterday."
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Zaya Wade, 12, made his red carpet debut at a private event with Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union on March 07 in Los Angeles, California.
Wade, 35, posted an Instagram image of Zaya dressed in a multicolor tuxedo at the Better Brothers Los Angeles' 6th annual Truth Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Wade captioned the image:
"Everyone allow her to re-introduce herself her name is Zaya Wade! Last night was Zaya’s first red carpet and we couldn’t have been prouder of how she handled the questions that were asked of her. She has emerged as one of the young faces and voices for the LGBTQ+ community. #truthawards."
Wade's wife, actress Gabrielle Union, 47, posted a video of the family entering the event. Her followers were shocked at the child sashaying in an overly exaggerated sexual manner.
"You're serving fierce runway realness!" one homosexual male follower commented to the adolescent.
Others praised the Wades for not allowing Zaya to wear stereotypical feminine attire. A Hollywood source claims Wade sought advice from NBA legend Magic Johnson, whose son EJ is a cross-dresser.
Magic, 60, reportedly told the Wades they made EJ wait until he was 18 to express his lifestyle by dressing in drag.
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