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Stacey Dash trended on social media when she became emotional after discovering that rapper DMX died over a year ago.

DMX, born Earl Simmons, died of a cocaine-induced heart attack in White Plains, NY on April 9, 2021. He was 50.

Stacey felt ashamed that she was one of the few people who didn't know DMX was dead.

"Okay y'all. I'm ashamed... I didn't know DMX died, I didn't know, from a cocaine overdose," she cried. "I am, I am today six years and one month clean. It breaks my heart, it breaks my heart. He lost to it, he lost. He lost to that demon of addiction."

She begged her followers to stay off the drugs. "Please, please don't lose," she cried.

She captioned her TikTok video:

"I was strolling [sic] through #tiktok and found a #DMX song that has saved me many times. Suddenly it says #RIP. I know I am late, i did not know he passed away, he #OD I am heartbroken - he was such a great guy."

Black Twitter didn't believe Stacey's tears were genuine. Singer, actor Tyrese was among the many doubters.

"Ain't no way this is real," he tweeted.

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Yet others acknowledged that some people don't live their entire lives on social media. So they may not know that celebrities died of drug overdoses.

Watch the video and read reactions on Twitter below.

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Rick Ross's new girlfriend Hamisa Mobetto looks drastically different now than she did more than a decade ago.

The Tanzanian socialite is best known as the ex-girlfriend of Diamond Platnumz, a superstar singer in Tanzania.

Here in America, the Instagram model is gaining popularity as rap mogul Rick Ross' latest flame.

According to MTO News sources, Ross pays all of Mobetto's bills in Tanzania and flies her to his Atlanta mansion regularly.

Mobetto lives in Tanzania with her minor daughter, Dee. Rick and Mobetto, 27, frequently fly to Dubai, where Ross takes her on shopping sprees.

While Mobetto advertises skin creams to her 9 million Instagram followers, her before and after photos are surfacing on social media.

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Ross is not known to be a colorist. He has dated many women of various shades and hues, including his baby mama Briana Camille (pictured together in 2018). Ross' children are as dark-skinned as Mobetto used to be.

According to MTO News, the photos show Mobetto was a few shades darker than she is now.

Internet sleuths dug up images from Mobetto's high school days that show her dark skin hue before she started bleaching to achieve the American standard for Black beauty.

Skin bleaching is not a big deal in Africa where bleaching creams are as popular as makeup.

However, here in America, bleaching is considered taboo and a sign of self-hate.

Mobetto has not responded to the controversy.

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Quvenzhané Wallis was barely recognizable at the New York City premiere of the Apple TV+ series "Swagger" at Brooklyn Academy of Music on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Quvenzhané, now 18, charmed audiences when she starred as Hushpuppy in the drama film Beasts of the Southern Wild in 2012.

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She was the youngest artist to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Q went on to star as Annie Bennett in the 2014 adaptation of Annie, receiving a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.

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Black Americans were proud of Quvenzhané, because she represented them in an industry that favored light skinned artists.

But no one recognized Quvenzhané at the premiere on Tuesday. Her skin was at least five shades lighter.

Social media users were shocked when photos of Q surfaced online. One user noted the young actress appeared to have a nose job.

"She looks totally different," wrote an Instagram user. "Who is that?" wrote another IG user.

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Fans are mourning the loss of Black K. Michelle. The 35-year-old R&B singer is best known for her hit singles "Fakin' It" and "Can't Do This."

Fans protested when the singer unveiled her new look after she apparently bleached her skin. But now she has apparently undergone a series of facial reconstruction surgeries that rendered her unrecognizable.

One fan wrote to Sandrarose.com:

"I was wondering, have you seen Kimberly Michelle Pate lately? I would love to get your take on her new look."

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A fan on IG wrote: "K Michelle is that You forreal?"

Another fan wrote:

"The fact that she cried on live about not getting work done...clearly them lips are bigger..."

A third fan wrote: "Hey where did Kmichelle go. Has Anyone seen Kmichelle."

K. Michelle made headlines in 2018 when she announced she had undergone reconstructive surgery to remove the hydrogel butt implants that distorted her body.

Michelle said she was done with plastic surgery for good, and she vowed to Love herself more. She seemed sincere at the time.

Now her disappointed fans are demanding answers.

See K. Michelle before the surgeries below.

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Serena Williams lost in straight sets to Katerina Siniakova in round 2 of the Emilia-Romagna Open in Parma, Italy on Tuesday.

She was the top seed going into the second round when she lost to 18-year-old Katerina, 7-6 (7-4) 6-2.

Serena was invited to play in Parma after losing in the opening round at the Italian Open last week.

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The 39-year-old mom-of-one has less than two weeks to prepare for the start of the French Open on May 30.

Serena has lost the last three Slam final events as she struggles to draw even with Australian tennis legend Margaret Court's record 24 Grand Slams.

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The curvy tennis champ was criticized on Black Twitter for apparently bleaching her skin in preparation for the next chapter of her life after she hangs up her tennis rackets for good.

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One Twitter user wrote: "Man did Serena Williams really bleach her skin? I knew it was going left after she married ol boy," referring to Serena's Caucasian husband, Alexis Ohanian.

Another user tweeted, "Serena Williams bleach her skin smh ... wow that's nasty for real."
 

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Harry Windsor and his wife Meghan Markle face criticism over their deal with a company that sells skin-whitening cream.

The Duke and Duchess announced last week that they have joined forces with Proctor & Gamble, which sells a controversial Olay skin-lightening cream, according to the Mirror newspaper.

The Olay "natural white" UV Protection whitening cream is on sale in African countries, where skin bleaching is an epidemic among Black Africans.

Black Twitter lashed out at the couple after news of the deal broke.

"Meghan has talked a lot about the issue of race and racism, so this does stick out like a sore thumb," Alex Malouf, a former Procter & Gamble executive, told the Mirror.

The company's Olay brand sells the White Radiance moisturizer in India, Malaysia and Singapore, the Daily Mail reported.

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Meagan Good is still going with the excuse that she mistakenly bleached her skin 5 shades lighter.

Back in May, a fan remarked on Meagan's skin bleaching, writing: "Meagan looked better dark skin... She not so pretty anymore she looks average... But her dark skin was above average... Why did she Bleach."

The 38-year-old actress responded: "I didn't Queen. A (unbeknownst to me) unlicensed aesthetician gave me a product to correct a sun mark on my forehead that messed up [my] skin."

In a recent interview with faith-based, The Same Room, Meagan said, "I went to an unlicensed esthetician who convinced me that I needed to get rid of some sun damage. And a few months later, I am like five shades lighter than I actually am and it was a really traumatic experience because I really trusted the person."

Meagan claimed not to know her skin was getting lighter and lighter over time. And her husband didn't notice either.

"I kept asking her through the process, like 'Is this what's supposed to happen?' She's like, 'Oh it'll lift and it'll come back.' I got to the place of realizing I don't know if it's going to come back, I think I've been bamboozled."

When her followers started clowning her and bloggers posted before and after photos, Meagan began to feel the sting of shame.

"It was super embarrassing and super painful especially in the climate we're in as black women," she said.

"I'm over-confident when I look in the mirror, I like what I see. And to feel like someone stole that from me and to feel like I was misled and now there's commentary on it and people thinking I don't love myself, that's something I can get through but when I'm thinking about these young girls, these young brown-skinned girls who are thinking that I've changed myself and what kind of ideas are putting into their head, that just broke my heart."

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Johnson & Johnson will stop selling its line of popular skin whitening creams in the U.S. in response to criticism that the company promotes white skin as preferable over Black skin.

The pharmaceutical company announced its decision on Friday after multiple corporations decided to "retire" Black characters that served as logos on their consumer products for over a century.

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Johnson & Johnson will cease selling skin brightening products such as Neutrogena Clean & Clear dark spot reducer and Neutrogena Naturals skin brightener cream in the U.S.

"Conversations over the past few weeks highlighted that some product names on our Neutrogena and Clean & Clear dark-spot reducer products represent fairness or white as better than your own unique skin tone," reads a company statement. "This was never our intention — healthy skin is beautiful skin."

Johnson & Johnson will continue to sell the majority of skin whitening products in Asia.

The company will not remove products that are already on store shelves in the United States. But the products will not be replaced once supplies run out.

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Don't you hate it when your esthetician bleaches your skin 5 shades lighter and you don't notice the problem for years? Meagan Good says that's what happened to her.

After years of denying rumors that she is bleaching, Meagan finally fessed up in response to a fan on social media.

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The fan wrote: "Meagan looked better dark skin... She not so pretty anymore she looks average... But her dark skin was above average... Why did she Bleach."

The 38-year-old actress responded: "I didn't Queen. A (unbeknownst to me) unlicensed aesthetician gave me a product to correct a sun mark on my forehead that messed up [my] skin."

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Meagan apparently continued to use the product for years not realizing she was getting lighter and lighter until she started burning. She said that's when she stopped using the product.

"By the grace of God only; I'm about 80% through recovery and regaining my color daily. To be honest it was beyond painful and traumatic experience because I would never wish that on anybody. I'd really appreciate if you wouldn't continue to spread assumptions and rumors. Gobless you [sic]."

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Toni Braxton surprised her fans by debuting her new short hairdo in a video posted on her Instagram account.

The songstress debuted her new haircut on Sunday. She captioned the image: "Fresh new cut.. HAPPY SUNday."

Some of Toni's fans assumed she'd removed her hair weave. But Toni said her hair was cut.

Toni, who turns 52 next month, favors wearing long hair weave or extensions when she's on the road performing. The "Un-Break My Heart" singer is best known for her short haircuts.

Toni's fans were ecstatic. "She looks so beautiful without makeup," one IG user wrote.

One Instagram user questioned whether Toni is bleaching her skin. "Why bleach?" the user asked.

Another IG user wrote "Either thats a ckone [sic] or she kightened her skin [sic]."

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Jamaican dancehall star Spice angered her social media followers by continuing to wear light makeup and live life as a LSLH (light-skinned, long hair) woman. The reality TV star called out the hypocrisy of dark skinned people bleaching their skin in her new music video "Black Hypocrisy".

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