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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Yesterday, I told you about a Los Angeles stylist who accused Usher Raymond of shoplifting. Now more stories about Usher's sticky fingers have surfaced online.

On Monday, April 12, Brian Jimenez tweeted: "When I used to work retail, usher walked in and tried on a $2,000 jacket. He chopped it up for a bit while still having it on. Then this dude dabs me up and walks out with the jacket."

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Now another Twitter user claims Usher was banned from the New York boutique where she worked for walking out without paying for merchandise.

Usher apparently perfected his boosting game. He would try on merchandise and then simply "forget" he had it on.

A Twitter user wrote: "Usher was banned from my store for this same sh*t."

She added:

"I feel like I need to clarify this isn’t a current employer, this was 10 years ago in Soho when I worked at Atrium. He was banned and so was his ex-wife. He would just steal, she would just try to return sh*t he clearly wore covered in make up."

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Apparently, boosting is common among celebrities. Boutiques normally eat the loss -- especially if the celebrity spends thousands of dollars in the store in previous or future visits.

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Black Twitter looked like a crime scene after Black women found out rapper Bobby Shmurda is booed up with a Caucasian woman.

Instagram blogger Kollege Kidd shared a photo of the happy couple on Instagram. He captioned a photo of Shmurda and his new love: "Bobby Shmurda coolin with his rumored girlfriend."

Shmurda is best known for his viral dance called "The Shmoney" which he debuted in his "Hot Boy" music video in 2014.

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"Hot Boy" was certified Platinum in the United States and is Shmurda's only top 10 single on the Billboard charts.

On September 2, 2016, Shmurda plead guilty to weapons possession and conspiracy charges and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Caucasian women are known to write Black prisoners with marriage proposals.

He was released from prison on February 23, 2021. Migos rapper Quavo Huncho leased a private jet to fly Shmurda to Atlanta.

Shmurda's Twitter timeline is in shambles.

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A Los Angeles stylist caused a buzz on Twitter.com when he accused R&B crooner Usher Raymond of stealing a $2,000 jacket from a boutique.

On Monday, April 12, Brian Jimenez tweeted: "When I used to work retail, usher walked in and tried on a $2,000 jacket. He chopped it up for a bit while still having it on. Then this dude dabs me up and walks out with the jacket."

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Jiminez took offense when one of his followers accused him of looking the other way because Usher was a celebrity.

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The allegation comes after a stripper accused Usher of passing fake "Usher Bucks" at the Las Vegas strip club where she works.

The stripper, @beel0ove, took to Twitter to post a photo of the bills.

"Ladies what would you do if you danced all night for usher and he threw this??" she asked. The dancer asked her followers to "blast" the father-of-three for passing fake bucks.

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However, a source tells Page Six it was a big misunderstanding.

"He and his crew converted thousands of real dollars to tip the girls dancing on the stage," and "left a generous tip for the staff!"

Sources close to Usher tell TMZ that somebody in his crew left some Usher Bucks behind on the stage as a joke. But the ladies weren't laughing. They work hard for the money.

Usher's Las Vegas residency at Caesar's Palace is set to begin in July 2021.

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Days after rap legend DMX died, rumors spread that Jay Z and Beyonce purchased his masters for his 15 children.

However, DMX's family says the rumors are not true.

DMX, real name Earl Simmons, died a week after he allegedly overdosed on drugs. He was 50.

Rumors swirled that Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce snapped up the late rapper's master recordings for $10 million as part of a lucrative deal.

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Streams and downloads of DMX's songs soared after his death. A total of 75.7 million audio and video streams were counted on April 9 and 10, WENN.com reported.

Rumor had it that Jay and Bey planned to split the proceeds from the streaming sales with DMX's 15 children.

But the late rapper's family members shot down the rumors.

"No one has bought Earl's masters," the family said in a statement to Billboard.

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The family also urged fans to be aware of anyone selling merchandise to raise funds for DMX's funeral.

"Additionally, we are not selling any merch (merchandise) or raising money for Earl's funeral. If anyone is requesting for money for his funeral please be aware the person is a scammer. We will keep the public posted on funeral/memorial service arrangements."

In a separate statement to Complex, DMX's family said: "There have been a few rumors following our loved one, Earl Simmons', passing that we'd like to clear up. No one has bought Earl’s masters."

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Sharon Osbourne called out her former co-host, Sheryl Underwood, for saying she didn't reach out to apologize after their argument on "The Talk."

The 68-year-old British TV presenter clashed with Underwood, 57, during an episode of the CBS talk show on March 10. Osbourne defended her friend Piers Morgan against allegations of racism after he criticized Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

CBS announced "The Talk" was going on hiatus and launched an investigation after Osbourne and Underwood clashed on the set.

Osbourne was reportedly paid "up to $10 million" to walk away from the show in March. CBS stated Osbourne "did not align with our values for a respectful workplace".

Osbourne apologized to Underwood and the show's viewers on Twitter.com in March. However, Underwood claims Osbourne didn't reach out to her personally to apologize.

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Underwood went through her phone history as proof that Osbourne didn't get in touch.

Osbourne hit back by insisting she'd sent several text messages to Underwood.

"(I) not only sent these messages to Sheryl but I apologized to her in person in her dressing room," she told London's DailyMail.com.

Osbourne accused Underwood of deliberately attempting to blacklist her in America.

"Why are you saying I never apologized, Sheryl? What are you trying to do to me? Why are you trying to destroy my reputation? Just be honest. Tell me."

Underwood then allowed the Daily Mail to publish the text messages. One message read:

"Sheryl, My heart is heavy and I'm deeply saddened by the events that transpired on Wednesday. I don't want to lose my true friend over this. I'm sorry for telling you to f**k off during break, I'm sorry for accusing you of fake crying while we were live on air and I'm sorry for losing my temper with you."

The text continued:

"I felt shocked, scared and saddened by what felt like was a blind-sided attack. You know me. You know how I've always had your back. We've outlasted everyone on this show and that’s because we’ve always been a team and had each other's backs. I consider you a genuine friend. If you want to talk on the phone over the weekend I'm here. Once again from the bottom of my heart I'm sorry. Is there anything You need from me or that I can do to help you heal? Love and respect always — Sharon."

In another message sent on March 15, Osbourne wrote:

"Hi Sheryl. I know you're taking space and I don't want to disrespect that. I'm just reaching out because I want you (to) know I'm thinking about you. If you are willing, can we talk before Wednesday? Big kiss."

And her final text message, sent on March 18, read: "Sheryl I am thinking about you. Hope you are well. Sending my love."

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Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife Tameka Harris released a statement in response to new allegations of misconduct.

The reality TV couple released a statement through their attorney, Steve Sadow, on Tuesday, April 6.

Sadow is still waiting to attack the integrity of the women -- once their names are revealed.

"The Harrises are still waiting for the accusers to reveal themselves publicly," Sadow told Billboard. "By continuing to hide behind anonymous allegations, the unnamed accusers effectively render themselves not credible and unworthy of belief. We say: Let the light shine on their identities so we can go about disproving these scurrilous accusations."

Vulture.com previously reported three more women came forward last week with new allegations.

Tyrone A. Blackburn, the attorney representing the women, said a victim who was 20 at the time alleged the couple "pulled out a pill and forced her to swallow it." Another woman claimed the couple trafficked her across three states.

Their stories resemble similar accusations by other women who claim they were drugged and sexually assaulted by the couple and their friends.

Blackburn sent letters to prosecutors in Georgia and California requesting a criminal investigation. So far, no charges have been filed.

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Two more alleged victims have come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris.

Two anonymous women retained attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn, who represents several other unidentified accusers.

The women accuse the reality TV couple of drugging them and sexually abusing them.

One victim said she was "drugged, forced to take tons of molly and X, and sex-trafficked in three states," according to Vulture. She was 32 at the time.

The second victim said she was "raped by Clifford Harris and one of his male friends in a hotel in Miami, Florida, in May of 2010."

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Blackburn sent letters to attorney generals in Georgia and California, requesting investigations into the allegations.

So far, there have been no charges filed against the couple.

High-powered attorney Steven Sadow said the Harrises will be vindicated.

"We await Blackburn exposing his anonymous accusers to the light of day, by revealing their names, so we will be in a position to confront their allegations," Sadow told Vulture. "By Blackburn choosing instead to misuse the media for his own publicity and hiding the identities of his clients from the public and us, he makes it impossible for us to do so now."

But legal experts say the alleged sex abuse victims have the right to privacy.

A judge can keep the names of sex abuse victims out of public records to protect them from witness intimidation or harassment.

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Rapper Quavo issued a statement about his violent encounter with his now ex-girlfriend Saweetie inside an elevator last year.

"We had an unfortunate situation almost a year ago that we both learned and moved on from," he told TMZ. "I haven't physically abused Saweetie and have real gratitude for what we did share overall."

Saweetie also broke her silence about the incident that occurred at her apartment complex last year.

The rapper said they "reconciled" and "moved past" the incident, but there were other problems that doomed their relationship.

"This unfortunate incident happened a year ago, while we have reconciled since then and moved past this particular disagreement, there were simply too many other hurdles to overcome in our relationship and we have both since moved on," she said.

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The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the elevator incident. An LAPD source told TMZ they will interview Quavo and Saweetie separately.

Two weeks ago, Saweetie, 27, confirmed she was single after Quavo apparently cheated on her.

"I'm single," Saweetie said "I've endured too much betrayal and hurt behind the scenes for a false narrative to be circulating that degrades my character. Presents don't band aid scars and the love isn’t real when the intimacy is given to other women."

Friends said Saweetie, real name Diamonté Harper, wants to start a family, but 29-year-old Quavo isn't emotionally ready.

They said he can't be taken seriously as a family man if he fights with a woman over a video game console.

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This once popular TV family has fallen out of favor with the viewing public. The children are grown and not so adorable anymore. Negotiations are underway to bring them back, but does anyone care?

A certain reality TV family is in contract negotiations for a four year renewal to their contracts (with options each year). You guys think of this show as sort of herpes that never goes away. But I think it is kind of cute but I don't always recap it. I hate half hour shows. Mommy dearest makes six figures per episode plus a small executive producer check for a half hour show! The network loves the show because it is so cheap to make. The problem is that the cute little kids are all growing up and becoming a bit obnoxious and not that cute anymore.

The attorney repping the family is the best in the business. The negotiations are expected to continue for a few weeks. It is a complete renegotiation. No one in the family has an actual job, so they are desperate to keep the show on the air for as long as possible.

 

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