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Foreigners continue to insult the King family as the nation celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth.

African comedian Michael Blackson (left) sparked outrage on social media when he posted an inappropriate question that suggested Dr. King cheated on his wife, the late Coretta Scott King.

Blackson, who is from Ghana, tweeted:

"I don't mean to start no sheet but I heard that Martin Luther King had a white side chick. Is it true. I'm just a beechn***a from a little village so please let me know [sic]."

He added:

"I guess the best way to get even with the white man was to F a white woman. My neega MLK [sic]."

The public backlash was fierce. Among the outraged social media users was fellow comedian Katt Williams who referred to Blackson's inquiry as a "coon question."

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Blackson's insult comes on the heels of Rihanna's disrespectful Twitter banner that depicts Dr. King wearing a gold grill.

Blackson, 49, is best known for his roles in the comedy films Are We There Yet? and Next Friday.

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Rihanna was dragged on Twitter.com for disrespecting civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday.

As the nation celebrated King's birthday on Monday, the Bajan businesswoman changed her Twitter banner to a Photoshopped image of smiling Dr. King wearing a gold grill.

Rihanna is not from here so she probably didn't understand how offensive the image is. But she learned on Monday, as her followers lashed out on her timeline.

The offensive image was still posted as Rihanna's Twitter header as of Tuesday morning. The semi-retired pop star has over 104 million followers on Twitter.com.

Instead of addressing the controversy, she posted selfies with the caption: "commercial break." She also shared thirst trap photos and a video of herself wearing lingerie from her Savage X Fenty line.


 
Here is what some of her followers had to say about the MLK disrespect:

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LisaRaye commented on the news that Fenty brand boss Rihanna fired Ari Fletcher for making inappropriate remarks online.

Ari angered domestic abuse victims when she made light of her boyfriend, rapper MoneyBaggs Yo, putting a gun to her head if she tried to leave him.

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When social media users protested, Ari allegedly told one follower, "We don't care, you're ugly. You don't have a man who wants to pull out a gun on you."

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Rihanna promptly handed Ari her walking papers and cancelled her corporate credit card.

Chatting with the ladies of Fox Soul's Cocktail Queens, actress LisaRaye agreed with Rihanna's decision.

"Shout out to Rihanna for standing up and being an example of a woman of her word and making sure that her brand is not tarnished with any foolishness," LisaRaye said.

LisaRaye continued:

"It's levels to this... it's respectable. People respect you. Now you can have your opinion. But even when you have your opinion, you gotta wait until you get to a certain level to be able to be heard because we've seen the history of your words."

LisaRaye said she hopes Ari apologizes to domestic violence victims.

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Actress Vivica A. Fox suggested Ari's termination will have a domino effect on her career -- though it isn't clear exactly what Ari does for a living.

"Once a big one drops you, they all start to drop you," Vivica said.

Watch the discussion below.

 

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Rihanna fired Instagram model and influencer Ariana "Ari" Fletcher as Savage X Fenty brand ambassador after she made inappropriate comments in a podcast.

The Fenty Brand boss took offense to Ari saying a man would have to pull a gun on her to keep her from leaving him.

As you know, Rihanna was a domestic violence victim at the hands of abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

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Ari is best known as girlfriend of rapper MoneyBagg Yo and posting scantily clad photos on her Instagram page.

This is one of the few rare images on her page that shows her fully clothed.

According to reports, Ari went viral in December after she appeared on a podcast, where she spoke about her dysfunctional relationship with MoneyBagg.

She admitted they had a toxic relationship and she admired a thug who would pull a gun out on her if she tried to leave him.

"Like, pull your gun out and show me like, 'b*tch leave, I wish you would walk out the door,'" she said.

"I'm going to just sit down because I got a son and I'm not trying to die – I got a son. So I'm only staying because I got a son and I don't want you to shoot me."

Ari responded to the public backlash in an immature and disrespectful manner.

"Y'all find the negative sh*t in everything and try to blow it up," she said. "I was exaggerating, nobody want a gun pulled on them. Please STFU."

She tweeted: "I got so much power over the internet that it's scary."

Rihanna was appalled and dumbstruck when she heard Ari's comments. She unceremoniously dropped Ari as her brand ambassador.

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Rihanna wore Bottega Veneta as she accepted her National Hero Insignia during the Barbados Presidential Inauguration Ceremony in Bridgetown on November 28.

On Tuesday, she wore a cream colored outfit by Bottega Veneta as celebrations continued in Bridgetown, Barbados. Her mother, brother and various family members attended the celebrations on Tuesday.

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Rihanna was honored as a National Hero as Barbados celebrated its independence from Britain after removing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.

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According to BACKGRID.com, the 33-year-old pop singer wore a Bottega Veneta satin halterneck dress with Manolo Blahnik Leva sandals and Briony Raymond Old Euro sloan ring.

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"On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we therefore present to you, the designee for national hero of Barbados Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty," said Prime Minister, Mia Mottley. "May you continue to shine like a diamond," Mottley added, referencing Rihanna's 2012 hit single "Diamonds."

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Rihanna, who was born in St. Michael and raised in Bridgetown, thanked the PM for the honor:

"This is a day that I will never, ever forget. It's also a day that I never saw coming. I have traveled the world and received several awards and recognitions, but nothing, nothing compares to being recognized in the soil that you grew in."

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Rihanna was awarded the honor of Barbados National Hero on Tuesday, after the island nation ousted Queen Elizabeth II and declared itself an independent republic.

The pop singer was honored in her birthplace of Bridgetown, Barbados by Prime Minister Mia Mottley who referenced her 2012 song "Diamonds" during the ceremony.

"On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we therefore present to you the designee for national hero for Barbados, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty," Prime Minister Mia Mottley said.

"May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation."

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Queen Elizabeth II's eldest son and heir to the throne, Prince Charles (far right), attended the ceremony, as the Queen was unable to travel due to recent health issues.

He said slavery was an "appalling atrocity which forever stains our history."

Britain played a prominent role in enslaving Africans, many of whom were dropped off on the island nation on the way to North America.

On Tuesday the queen sent a congratulatory message to the country's new president, Sandra Mason (4th from right), who was sworn in at midnight.

"I first visited your beautiful country on the eve of independence in early 1966, and I am very pleased that my son is with you today," the British monarch said. She added that Barbadians had long "held a special place in my heart."

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Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, has held the title of Ambassador for Culture and Youth in Barbados since 2018. The island's residents continue to celebrate February 22 as "Rihanna Day."

The 33-year-old singer is semi-retired from music and focuses on growing her billion-dollar makeup and fashion empire.

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A reader emailed me insisting that mumble rapper Gunna dressed up as Rihanna for Halloween.

As you know, Rihanna nearly broke the Internet when she dressed up as her crush, Gunna, for Halloween.

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Black Twitter had a field day dissecting Rihanna's costume and mocking her boyfriend A$Ap Rocky.

However, a loyal reader emailed your auntie, claiming Gunna dressed up as Rihanna for Halloween -- and she provided receipts.

She sent me a video of a guy she claims is rapper Gunna dressed in a red wig and booty shorts just like Rihanna wore in her music video for "What's My Name."

I don't know, y'all. I suspect someone is pulling my leg. The guy in the video doesn't look like Gunna at all.

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Here is a photo of Gunna (he's the one in the middle).

Watch the video below and let me know what you think.


 

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Black Twitter is mocking rapper A$AP Rocky after his girlfriend, Rihanna, dressed up as another mumble rapper for Halloween.

Those of you who celebrate the pagan holiday know that a lot of thought and effort goes into designing your costume.

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Just the idea that Rihanna put that much thought into dressing up as another man - and not her man - should concern A$AP.

I would have a talk with my girlfriend if she dressed up as another blogger instead of me.

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A$AP began dating Rihanna last year after she dumped (or got dumped) by Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel.

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The Internet is having a field day dissecting Rihanna's costume. They say she wants Gunna to know she has a crush on him.

The fact that she went to such great lengths to dress up in a Gunna costume probably means Rihanna tried to holla at him -- but got rejected.

They say Gunna is already taken.

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If you recall, the barrel-chested rapper was hospitalized with pneumonia recently. His rumored lover Young Thug made a big show out of visiting his bedside and presenting him with not one, not two, not three, but four very expensive watches.

A$AP, who was born Rakim Mayers, previously dated Calvin Klein model Jasmine Daniels. He has also been plagued with teh ghey rumors for most of his career.

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Rihanna is reportedly planning to open Savage X Fenty retail stores next year. It isn't clear if the Savage X Fenty stores will be open to small business owners who hope to open a franchise.

According to Business Insider, Christiane Pendarvis, chief marketing and design officer of Savage X Fenty, there will "absolutely" be physical stores opening in the U.S. next year.

Pendarvis said the company is meeting the demand from customers who want to walk into a brick and mortar store to try on the merchandise before buying.

"Fit and comfort are so important," she said, adding that there are "customers who don't feel comfortable purchasing online."

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Rihanna recently hosted Vol. 3 of the Savage X Fenty fashion show on Amazon TV.

Rihanna's star-studded lineup included pop singer Normani, actress Thuso Mbedu, models Gigi Hadid, Irina Shayk, Jeremy Pope, Leiomy Adriana Lima, Alek Wek, pop artists Erykah Badu, Nas, Daddy Yankee, Jazmine Sullivan, Ricky Martin, and more.

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"They gave me a platform and a stage to show this dynamic show that we've been able to put together," the semi-retired pop singer told The Hollywood Reporter last week.

"I think the challenge every year is to make it better than the previous one and this year we went bigger, we went better, and I'm very proud of every part of the show."

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Rihanna appeared to make a political statement about vaccine mandates after presenting her Savage X Fenty Show in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The Bajan beauty mogul was seen leaving Pier 59 recording studios in NYC on Friday. She wore a Vetements t-shirt with a political slogan on the front: "Think while it's still legal."

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The 33-year-old singer also wore Vetements baggy jeans, a Bottega Veneta bag and metallic pointy toe boots.

For those still waiting for new music from Rihanna, the semi-retired singer told the AP she is still working on her new album.

She said her new music will be "completely different" from what fans are used to.

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"You're not going to expect what you hear. Just put that in your mind. Whatever you know of Rihanna is not going to be what you hear.

"I'm really experimenting. Music is like fashion. You should be able to play. I should be able to wear whatever I want. I treat music the same way. So I'm having fun and it's going to be completely different."

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Watch video of Rihanna leaving the recording studio below.