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Questlove and his band The Roots are in hot water after singer Jaguar Wright claims they were in the studio when R. Kelly seduced young girls a backroom.

In a livestream video, Wright, 43, claimed Questlove, real name Ahmir Thompson, was in a Philadelphia studio when the disgraced R&B singer seduced young girls in a back room.

In a video captioned, "Threatening me? I'm ready," Wright expressed regret for not speaking out about Kelly's alleged inappropriate behavior with young girls.

"Do you know how responsible I feel for all the women that I let get hurt because I didn't say nothing," she said.

"Look at R. Kelly... The Roots was around when that ni--a was in the A room, sending his mf driver off to go get girls..."

Wright went on to say "a member of The Roots" specifically told her to mind her own business if she wanted to keep her career.

The studio is about 5 miles from Simon Gratz High School, one of the schools mentioned by Wright in her video.

Kelly, 53, is currently in a Chicago detention facility awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Questlove, the 49-year-old famed drummer for The Roots who served as in-house band for The Tonight Show, was among the celebrities who opted out of Lifetime's documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly, last year.

At the time, Questlove claimed he was being asked to acknowledge Kelly's "genius" as the reason for his refusal to appear in the documentary produced by journalist dream hampton.

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Wright shocked fans of rapper Common when she alleged he tried to sexually assault her while she was on tour with him.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are living separate lives, sources reveal to the NY Post's gossip column Page Six.

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The couple briefly reunited in Cody, Wyoming, this week after Kanye tweeted he wanted to divorce his wife for taking a meeting in a hotel with rapper Meek Mill.

Kim, 39, appeared to be crying hysterically in paparazzi photos outside Kanye's ranch.

She flew back to Los Angeles on a private jet without Kanye, who has lived separately from his family since last year, sources told Sandrarose.com.

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According to Page Six, Kanye "now lives full time" at his $14 million ranch. He is surrounded by his friends, including Damon Dash, and his ranch hands.
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Meanwhile, Kim lives in Calabasas, Calif. with their four children. Kim and Kanye own multiple houses and private planes, Page Six reports.

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If they divorce, there is a prenup which would divide the couple's properties evenly. Kim and Kanye would share joint custody of their four children. Kim and Kanye maintain separate bank accounts.

"Kim is completely focused on her family and protecting her kids right now, they’re so young," a source told Page Six.

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"She's doing well, she doesn't want this to impact on the kids, so it's business as normal with them. Her sisters have been helping out and the kids have been with their cousins. They don’t want the kids to feel that anything is wrong, but of course, they want their father."

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Keyshia Cole is back on the market after splitting up with her boy toy baby daddy, Niko Khale.

Keyshia's 6 million followers were stunned after she unfollowed Niko and removed all but three photos on her Instagram.

Sources say Keyshia and Niko remain on good terms for the sake of the children.

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Keyshia, a 38-year-old Libra, and Niko, a 24-year-old aspiring singer and songwriter, began dating after being introduced by producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins when Niko went by the stage name Ace Primo.

Keyshia went through a messy divorce from former NBA player Daniel Gibson, with whom she shares 10-year-old son, Daniel Gibson, Jr.
 

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She and Niko welcomed her second son, Tobias Khale, on August 1, 2019.

In a photo caption of her sleeping son, she wrote: "I absolutely couldn't wait to post these pictures. If u watched the show last night, you've had a chance to take the first looks... @tobiaskhale is the sweetest baby, OMG. He's such a little blessing, and I'm completely in love with him! The smiles he gives EVERY SINGLE Time you smile at him, Brightens the worst of days. So happy @daniel_gibsonjr has a baby brother now."

In April, the R&B singer posted a photo of her 2 sons that showed the loving bond they share.
 

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The singer surprised her fans by dating a youngster with a 14-year age gap between them. In an interview on Nick Cannon's morning show, she explained she connected with Niko on Instagram after he remixed one of her hit songs.

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Kamala Harris' distorted face sparked rumors that she had cosmetic surgery to make herself more appealing as Joe Biden's running mate.

The 55-year-old Oakland native trended on social media over the weekend as viewers commented on her facial features during an interview.

Rumors swirled that the former presidential candidate underwent surgery on her eyes, cheekbones, lips and chin.

The swelling in her face gave her eyes a pinched look and her smile was distorted. Twitter users stated she looked "sinister and demonic."

One user tweeted: "What happened to Kamala Harris' face? Did she go to the Joker's plastic surgeon?"

Another user wrote: "Kamala Harris may not end up Joe Biden's VP pick, but her episode of Botched will be lit!"

And a third user tweeted: "OMG Did they make Kamala Harris have surgery to look more "friendly?"

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Kelly Rowland admits the constant comparisons to Beyonce Knowles Carter, were "Torture."

Kelly, who was rumored to be Beyonce's half-sister, said Beyonce continues to rent space in her head.

"Can you imagine what it's like being in a group with Beyonce?" she asked a Voice Australia contestant.

The Destiny's Child singer said she tortured herself because she didn't measure up to DC's leggy blonde lead singer.

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Speaking candidly about her life-long relationship with Bey, the 39-year-old Aquarius said she was intimated by Beyonce, also 39, because she thought of herself as an ugly duckling.

The moment of self-reflection occurred when Voice Australia Contestant Chris Sebastian said he was concerned about being outshined by his brother, Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian.

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"I know this feeling," said Kelly, pictured far left with Farah Franklin, Beyonce and Michelle Williams. "Can you imagine what it's like being in a group with Beyonce? I would torture myself in my head."

Kelly said the brutal self-comparisons to Beyonce impacted her career and hurt her feelings of self-worth.

"I would be lying if I said no, it's never bothered me. That's bull. There was a whole decade, if I am being completely honest, a decade, where it was like the elephant in the room. It was the thing that would constantly be on my shoulder."

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The mom-of-one said she struggled all her life to keep up with Beyonce, who had No. 1 hit singles after she left the group.

She said Beyonce's dominance on the charts caused her to rethink every step she took in her career - right down to her wardrobe.

Kelly said picking out her wardrobe was a chore because she would think: "'I can't wear this dress because they're going to say it's like B.' Or, 'I can't have a song like that because it sounds too much like B.'"

Kelly has never had a No. 1 hit single outside of Destiny's Child.

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Rap producer LilJuMadeDaBeat denied rumors that claim rapper Tory Lanez heroically defended Megan Thee Stallion.

Lanez was taken into custody and charged with felony weapon possession after a shooting in the Hollywood Hills on Sunday.

Megan, who was in an SUV with Lanez, was shot "multiple times" in the foot, but she initially told police her foot was cut by broken glass.

LilJu came forward to shut down speculation that the rap crooner fired his weapon to help protect Megan during an altercation at a pool party on Sunday.

LilJu tweeted: "I hope y'all don't believe he was defending her! This a bulls**t story."

In a since-deleted tweet, he wrote: "@torylanez count your f***ing days."

LilJu was accused of snitching on Lanez.

Rumors persist that Lanez, who is listed on the booking sheet as 5-3, was in an "entanglement" with Megan, but she rejected him during the party and he shot her.

In a post on her Instagram page, Megan explained she was not arrested. She was driven to the hospital where she was treated for "multiple gunshot wounds."

"I was never arrested. This whole experience was an eye opener and a blessing in disguise. I hate that it took this experience for me to learn how to protect my energy."

She later admitted she was shot once in the foot.

TMZ posted video from the scene that shows police arresting Lanez while Megan, who is naked, sits on the ground. Another woman who was in the SUV with them was not arrested.
 

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Al B. Sure! is convinced his ex-wife Kim Porter was murdered. Kim died at age 47 from double pneumonia after coming down with the flu in November 2018.

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Kim was married to the R&B singer and the couple shared a son, actor and musician Quincy Brown (right).

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A medical examiner confirmed Kim died from double pneumonia after coming down with a serious case of the flu.

Taking to Instagram, Al B. Sure!, real name Albert Brown, shared an emotional video of the moment he learned of Kim's "murder and how it ripped the soul from my physical body."

"I do know very clearly that #Kimberly didn't just check out all of a sudden over pneumonía. That's some bull sh**. Really? This is where I get in trouble," he wrote. He continued to refer to her death as murder, saying she was strong enough to fight pneumonia.

"We just celebrated our son @Quincy's new deal and Christmas special with @Netflix, and she was in fantastic health as well laughing seeing me and @Diddy's mutual exchange at the theater. I'm going to leave it here," he wrote.

He also tagged Kim's ex, Sean "Puffy" Combs, in the post. Kim and Sean shared twins, D'Lila and Jessie James, and son Cristian Combs.
 

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Rumors are swirling about an Atlanta reality TV couple whose open marriage arrangement was violated when the husband decided to see other women without his wife's permission.

We hear this isn't the first time he violated their open marriage agreement. He has had his share of affairs, and now the wife is fed up.

As they say: it's not an open marriage unless both spouses agree to the terms.

It's always sad for everyone involved when couples break up. So this entrepreneurial couple had an arrangement to forego a messy divorce in return for an open marriage.

Rumor has it that they both had a side piece without the other spouse's knowledge. The wife allegedly dumped her sidepiece to save her marriage. But the husband is allegedly seeing a voluptuous real estate agent who sells properties on Atlanta's Southwest side.

We hope this reality TV couple can come to terms with their open marriage arrangement before she ends up divorcing him.
 

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Singer August Alsina insists he gave former lover Jada Pinkett Smith "advanced notice" that he was going public with the salacious details of their alleged love affair.

The musician hit headlines last week after claiming he was involved in a torrid secret romance with Jada for years -- and he even received the blessing of the actress' husband of 23 years, Will Smith.

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Alsina, 27, defended his decision to go public. He explained in an Instagram post on Friday, July 3, that he needed to share the truth to free himself from "oppression" and "the invisible walls of silent societal construct".

In the lengthy note, the "No Love" singer argues the backlash to his comments only serves to fuel his search to be his true self and "reach the gift of harmony within myself".

He goes on to insist he didn't betray anyone's trust, as he gave the Smiths advance notice of his candid interview with New York radio personality Angela Yee.

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"My heart has no malice or hate toward anyone on this planet," he states. "I just simply want the chains off & I'm willing to DIE getting there. The gift of freedom is yours to have, God promises us that, but only if you're willing...

"i should also say that, no one was side swiped by any conversation, everyone got courtesy calls time in advance. Wishing Everyone Big Love!"

The Girls Trip star's rep dismissed the allegations as "absolutely not true", but Jada, 48, subsequently teased an upcoming tell-all episode of her Red Table Talk Facebook series.
 

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Will Smith's sister, Ellen Smith added her 2 cents to the ongoing drama involving her old brother and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith.

Will and Jada denied singer August Alsina's allegations that he was involved in a years-long affair with the mother of two.

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The 27-year-old claimed Will gave him his blessing to pursue his lonely wife.

In a cryptic post on Instagram, Ellen Smith wrote:

"Those you follow and admire so much promoting truth & "keeping it real" don't seem so admirable right now huh?"

She captioned the post:

"Good afternoon all. I keep having this conversation lately. My only response is research your hero's [sic], roll models [sic] and your advisors. Everyone has a past. Some whose are relevant to the present. Pay attention please on your journey and in life. Use your intuition and discernment. If their energy feels off it probably is. People will be wolves in sheep’s clothing pretending to help you but really manipulating a situation or person to suit their own malicious needs. #staywoke."

The message, which doesn't mention her famous brother or sister-in-law, seems to suggest that somebody is lying about Jada and August's secret love affair.

Ellen, 49, is a twin who allegedly claimed she was estranged from her brother Will because he was ashamed of her dark skin.

Will, 51, is the second oldest of 4 siblings.
 


 

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NeNe Leakes responded to allegations that she was let go from Real Housewives of Atlanta for insubordination and being a b*tch to her castmates.

"I promise I'll be the first to tell you myself! Thanks you for the love," she tweeted on Thursday, after blogger B. Scott reported she was fired from the reality TV series on his blog, lovebscott.com.

NeNe's manager also shut down rumors that she was dismissed from the cast after repeated acts of insubordination on and off the set.

"It is absolutely not true that Nene has been fired from RHOA," Leakes' manager, Steven Grossman tells PEOPLE. "Furthermore, it was made abundantly clear prior that she will always be welcome on the series as long as she wants to be."

But B. Scott stands by his sources, and refused to retract his article.

A confidential source told Sandrarose.com that NeNe was "hurt and depressed" after being dismissed from Bravo's longest-running 'Real Housewives' franchise.

"She thinks her friends have abandoned her and she can't trust anyone."

Negotiations between NeNe, Bravo and her manager reportedly broke down after NeNe demanded more screen time in every episode, according to Tamara Tattlez, who added that NeNe was offered a 5% raise in her letter.

It isn't clear why NeNe turned down the raise - or if she thought the 5% was beneath her.

A spokesperson for Bravo denied the reports that Leakes was not ousted from the series.

"There is no truth to this story- NeNe was not fired and conversations for the next season are still ongoing," the spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

Remember, celebrity managers are paid to shield their clients from the truth.

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After months of denials, NeNe Leakes finally admits she is cheating on her cancer survivor husband, Gregg Leakes.

NeNe and RHOA castmate Kenya Moore clashed when Kenya shaded NeNe’s marriage after Page Six broke the news of her extramarital affair.

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According to MTO News, the 52-year-old reality TV personality made light of the rumors of her alleged affair with family friend, Rodney White -- by asking fans to let her and husband Gregg Leakes "cheat in peace."

NeNe and Gregg, 65, reportedly have an open marriage and their Duluth, Ga. home is a revolving door.

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NeNe said, even though she and her husband see other people, their "bond is unbreakable."

"The bond is unbreakable! Everything else might break tho ? but not the bond!" she captioned a post on Instagram.

"For real tho, We been working on something very special lately. Noooooo not our marriage fool cause we both got side pieces? We been working on something we hope to invite you into for cocktails, small bites, smooth music and an amazing atmosphere on the north side of ATL. Coming soon! Keep yo eyes and ears open for dat! PS: Let us cheat in peace and mind your business please. lifeoftheleakes?? #isaidwhatisaid #theunstoppablehustle."

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Last week rumors spread that talk show maven Wendy Williams had suffered a mental breakdown and was hospitalized on a mental ward.

YouTube star Tasha K, who broke the news about Wendy's ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, fathering a child out of wedlock, reported that Wendy was hospitalized and may not return to her show any time soon.

But the 55-year-old talk show host resurfaced on Monday outside her Manhattan condo. Wendy looked good for someone who was supposedly hospitalized with a mental breakdown.

She wore a face mask and a grey hoodie over a black top. Her neck and wrist were dripping in diamonds.

Wendy carried a newspaper, dated June 1, 2020, as proof that she is out and about and doing well.

Wendy enlisted someone to take a photo of her for the 'Gram, since there were no paparazzi around.

She captioned the photo: "Wow June is here! I didn't see paparazzi but ok. I needed my stuff before NYC dark. Black lives have ALWAYS mattered."

One telltale sign that she was indeed in a hospital recently is a large bruise on the back of her left hand where a nurse or doctor attempted to start an IV but ruptured her fragile vein instead. The spot on her left hand is easily recognizable as an IV infiltration.

Wendy, who was filming her popular talk show from home, was forced to halt taping of the show with just a skeleton crew in her NYC studio due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Variety.com exclusively reported that Wendy was taking a hiatus due to her ongoing medical issues with Graves' disease in May.

Reportedly Williams suffered crushing fatigue among other symptoms related to her diagnosis.

"In consultation with her doctor and as a precautionary measure, she will be taking some time off as she continues to receive treatment," read a statement from her publicist.
 

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Sources say singer/dancer DaniLeigh was not born a boy. The 25-year-old Miami native, who is quarantining with rapper DaBaby, is battling rumors that she is transgender after a popular forum identified her as one.

Yes, DaniLeigh has a chiseled jaw line, a thick brow ridge and a muscular chest, but an insider reached out to Sandrarose.com to set the record straight that she is "definitely" a biological female.

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She has fallen victim to the same "man" rumors that plagued Ciara when she was at her peak in the 1990s.

DaniLeigh is best known for her star turn in Prince's music video for his single "Breakfast Can Wait". She was signed to Def Jam Records in 2017.

DaniLeigh is one of the people exposed in a lengthy thread on Lipstick Alley as a male-to-female trans. The rumor has it that a crop of new female artists are actually boys, and that they are preferred by art directors and creative directors because they are not hormonal, overly emotional, or just plain disagreeable like biological women tend to be.

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Eventually, the industry will phase out most female singers and models and replace them with Unclockables such as Instagram model Sonnis Love (pictured).

"They are easier to work with and they work harder than [women]," said one insider who knows a handful of stars who are actually transgenders.

Read the transgender celebrity thread here.

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The 28-year-old Maryland woman who claims to be Jay-Z''s illegitimate firstborn daughter is seen posing in throwback photos with her real father over the years.

La'Teasha Macer claims she confirmed a DNA match to Jay-Z's grandmother through a DNA submission to Ancestry.com. Which only proves she might be related to someone on Jay-Z's grandmother's side -- not necessarily to Jay-Z himself.

Macer claims the 51-year-old rap mogul knocked up her mother during the peak of his rap career when he would have been around 23 years old.

Internet sleuths uncovered photos of Macer posing with her real father, Bobby, whose name is on her birth certificate. The pair bear a strong resemblance to each other and she looks more like him than Jay-Z.

Macer is luckier than most who grew up not knowing their biological fathers. It seems she had a loving father at every crucial stage of her life.

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Macer has been making the rounds of YouTube channels, staking her claim to Jay-Z's fortune.

But her mother never pursued child support or paternity while she was young. It's highly unusual for a Black woman to leave money on the table in this day and age.

Macer herself apparently didn't retain an attorney to secure her claim to Jay-Z's estate before she turned 18.

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The rapper has vigorously denied Macer's claims to his inner circle, particularly to his long-suffering wife, Beyonce Giselle Knowles, and his business associates who don't want to be entangled in a potential scandal.

Friends urge the promiscuous rapper to take a paternity test to prevent La'Teasha from making a career out of being "Jay-Z's first daughter."

Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, married Beyonce in 2008. They share three minor children. Jay-Z reportedly has two adult sons from previous sexual liaisons.
 

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