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President Donald Trump has reportedly pardoned Death Row Records co-founder Michael "Harry-O" Harris, Vladtv.com reported.

Harris is among 100 pardons and commutations set to be announced by the Trump administration before the president leaves office at 12:01 p.m. on January 20.

Harris, who was convicted in 1988 of attempted murder and narcotics distribution, has served 32 years in state and federal time for attempted murder and for his role in operating an 11-state drug trafficking ring. He will be set free immediately.

Rapper Snoop Dogg, who openly criticized Trump during his 4 years in office, worked quietly with prison reform advocates in the White House to release his friend.

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"The president knows about it. I've spoken with Ivanka [Trump] and I've spoken with Jared [Kushner], and I've been told that President Trump is aware of the case and has been reviewing it," said Alice Johnson, whose life sentence for a drug conviction was commuted by Trump.

"Snoop brought this case to me, and I brought Alice Johnson on board to help it with me, and she brought it to the West Wing," said activist Weldon Angelos. "In the past, the president has given her the ability to select cases. And she doesn't get [clemency for] all of them. But with Mr. Harris, she is not taking no for an answer."

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Isaac Hayes III (left) says rap legend Snoop Dogg is having second thoughts about Joe Biden.

In an interview with Rolling Out's "A.M. Wake-Up Call," Hayes discussed the abandonment of the Democratic Party by some of hip-hop's elite.

Hayes was disappointed that rap legend Ice Cube is apparently supporting President Donald Trump in the upcoming election.

"I was disappointed that Ice Cube would have a conversation with the Trump campaign. I'm not opposed to anyone trying to bring about change. The thing that concerns me is the timing and who you are talking to. The result was that the Trump campaign used Ice Cube to reach out to Black men. It's not the move at the right time."

When asked what message he had for Ice Cube, Hayes said:

"My message to Ice Cube would have been that Trump is different. He's radioactive. He'll tank your business. You can't align yourself with this man when he won't denounce White supremacy. He says racist things. He stokes division between the Black community and the police. I would have told Cube that this isn’t the guy to have a conversation with. [With] everything that Trump has in his plan he can make a change now. He's dangling change like a carrot to Black people for votes. We have to remove this guy from the office and start fresh."

Hayes said he spoke with Snoop Dogg, who expressed his concern about Biden's plans for Black America.

"Snoop Dogg and I spoke, and he expressed why there is a concern with the Biden campaign," Hayes said. "I had to push back and let him understand that we're trying to get this racist demigod out of office. I know people who have stood in line for 11 hours to vote."

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Snoop Dogg urged execs at streaming service TIDAL to "stop pushing" Tekashi 6ix9ine's new music, or financing his shenanigans following his release from prison.

The rapper is currently under house arrest with 24-hour police guards after leaving a federal prison last month. The feds were forced to move him to a nw safe house after a fan exposed his location on social media.

Fans gathered outside the unassuming clapboard house as agents whisked the rapper away under heavy guard.

Tekashi has a target on his back after he snitched on fellow members of the Nine Trey Gang in February, 2019 in exchange for a reduced sentence on racketeering and weapons charges.

Snoop is among the many gang members who are against Tekashi's attempts to revive his career.

After 6ix9ine dropped new single "Gooba", which smashed YouTube’s record for the most-watched hip-hop video in a 24-hour span, Snoop commented on an Instagram post shared by Elliott Wilson, TIDAL's chief content officer:

"They gotta stop pushing this (rat). All these media outlets making snitching cool. I'm old school. F**k 69 and everybody pushing his line right now, all New York GZ feel me on this and if you don't f**k u2."

Addressing Tekashi’s long-standing feud with rapper Meek Mill, the OG added: "@meekmill if you allow sucka s**t you a sucka. Love you cuz stay sucka free."

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Snoop Dogg is not afraid of catching Coronavirus. He assured his fans that he has some lung function left after smoking weed like a chimney for most of his life.

The 48-year-old rapper recorded a P.S.A. video on his Instagram stories to demonstrate how long he can hold his breath without having coughing fits.

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The PSA was Snoop's effort to prove to his fans that he has some lung function left. He thinks holding his breath for 10 seconds is proof that he is healthy.

Snoop, who is best known for his platinum-selling debut rap album Doggystyle (1993), also had a message for his younger fans.

"Stay close to your loved ones. Stay hydrated," Snoop said in his video.

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People who smoke cigarettes or weed are most at risk if they contract the Coronavirus (Covid-19). The virus targets ACE2 enzymes in the lungs (and other organs) which it attaches to in order to infect human cells to make copies of itself.

A crucial lung process is the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide. People who smoke have less lung capacity and more damaged areas of their lungs where this crucial life process will not occur efficiently.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus to vulnerable elders like Snoop:

1. Wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds
2. Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, refrigerator handles, etc.
 

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Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent mocked Oprah Winfrey after the 66-year-old media mogul took a nasty tumble onstage over the weekend.

The media maven was discussing the importance of balance in life at Saturday's Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour when she stumbled and fell.

An aide rushed to help Oprah to her feet as she laughed off the ironic incident and blamed the misstep on her low heeled shoes

While the fall didn't injure the television guru, the response to her fall was shocking to many decent people.

Once again, misogynistic rappers led the way with inappropriate comments about a senior citizen who fell and nearly fractured her hips.

Rappers Snoop Dogg, 48, and 50 Cent, 44, poked fun at Oprah, with the "Gin & Juice" rapper tweeting: "Michael (Jackson) and Kobe (Bryant) blew a gust of wind. Balance."

Fiddy jokingly suggested Michael Jackson’s ghost tripped Oprah and made her fall.

Snoop followed that with: "God don't like ugly."

The comments come after both rappers feuded with Oprah over her decision to go "after black men" accused of sex crimes.

"I don't understand why Oprah is going after black men. No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal jackson and Russell Simmons this s–t is sad," the rapper, real name Curtis James Jackson III, wrote at the time.

Oprah has since canceled the Jackson project. She also withdrew from a documentary about mogul Russel Simmons, 62, who was accused of sexually assaulting nearly a dozen women.
 

 

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Charles Barkley said fellow NBA legend Kobe Bryant should be remembered for both his NBA legacy and that 2003 rape case.

Bryant, 41, died in a helicopter crash with his daughter, Gianna, and seven others in Calabasas, California last month.

Barkley told NBC's Today Show that the Los Angeles Lakers great can be remembered for both his NBA achievements and his rape case.

"You have to tell the picture in totality," Barkley said. "We're not making Kobe out to be no hero. We're celebrating his basketball excellence. We understand what happened in Colorado. That's fair, but two things can be true."

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Barkley, who is pictured with Bryant and his wife Vanessa at the 2016 ESPYs, argued that the rape allegations against Bryant should not be ignored just because they make people uncomfortable.

Television journalist Gayle King was dragged on social media after she asked former WNBA star Lisa Leslie about the rape case affecting Bryant's legacy.

Bryant's angry fans included rapper Snoop Dogg, who threatened King and called her a "dog faced b*tch".

Snoop Dogg, 48, has since apologized twice for disrespecting King, 65.

Bryant was accused of raping a 19-year-old desk clerk at a Colorado resort in 2003. The charges were dropped after the woman accepted an out-of-court settlement and refused to testify.

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Gayle King has graciously accepted rapper Snoop Dogg's apology, 2 weeks after he called her a "dog face b*tch" over her remarks about Kobe Bryant's 2003 sex case.

Snoop was forced to publicly apologize twice after he was threatened by no less than Barack Obama's former national security advisor, Susan Rice.

King, 65, came under fire when she interviewed former WNBA star Lisa Leslie and asked her if Bryant's alleged rape case affected his NBA legacy.

Bryant, 41, died tragically with his daughter, Gianna, and seven others in a helicopter crash last month.

Bryant was accused of raping a 19-year-old desk clerk at a Colorado resort in 2003. The charges were dropped after the woman accepted an out-of-court settlement and refused to testify.

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By asking Leslie those probing questions, King was simply doing her job as a well-respected journalist.

Snoop, 48, released a video, dragging King and threatening to "come get" her.

The rapper, real name Calvin Broadus, Jr., later backtracked in a half-hearted apology video, saying he meant no harm to King.

But that wasn't enough for King's influential and powerful friends. They reminded the aging rapper that, with one phone call, they could end his career and send him into early retirement.

Snoop Dogg issued another video statement on Wednesday, this time he apologized profusely to King. He claimed his elderly mother made him see the error of his ways.

"Had a talk with my momma thank u mamma," he captioned the video. "2 wrongs don't make it right time to heal... @gayleking Peace... n love Praying for u and your family as well as Vanessa and the kids."

In the video, Snoop Dogg said he "overreacted". "I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions... Me being angry at questions that you asked.... I should have handled it way different than that, I was raised way better than that, so I would like to apologize publicly for the language that I used and calling you out your name and just being disrespectful."

After enduring death threats and heavy public criticism for 2 weeks, King issued a statement to the Associated Press on Wednesday, saying she accepted Snoop Dogg's apology.

"I accept the apology and understand the raw emotions caused by this tragic loss," she said.

"As a journalist, it is sometimes challenging to balance doing my job with the emotions and feelings during difficult times. I don't always get it perfect but I'm constantly striving to do it with compassion and integrity."
 

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Rapper Snoop Dogg apologized again a week after his half-hearted apology to journalist Gayle King did not go over well.

The rapper called King a "b*tch" and encouraged his followers to send death threats to King, 65, after she asked former WNBA player Lisa Leslie to comment on Kobe Bryant's 2003 rape allegations.

Snoop Dogg's comments sparked a firestorm of controversy that ended with former President Barack Obama's White House advisor Susan Rice telling the rapper to "back the **** off" and threatening to send an army to gather him.

Snoop, real name Calvin Broadus, Jr., apologized in an Instagram video on Wednesday, claiming his mother made him see the error of his ways.

"Had a talk with my momma thank u mamma," he captioned the video. "2 wrongs don't make it right time to heal... @gayleking Peace... n love Praying for u and your family as well as Vanessa and the kids."

In the video, Snoop Dogg said, "I should have handled it way different than that, I was raised way better than that, so I would like to apologize publicly for the language that I used and calling you out your name and just being disrespectful," he said.

Snoop apologized again after his reality show co-host Martha Stewart commented on his disrespectful behavior this week.
 

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Marc Lamont Hill weighed in on the controversy surrounded embattled TV journalist Gayle King.

The "CBS This Morning" host was dragged on social media after she questioned former WNBA star Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant's 2003 rape allegation.

Bryant, 41, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash 2 weeks ago.

The backlash continued on Monday when King's supporters sent the hashtag #IStandWithGayle trending on Twitter.com.

King's bestie, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, broke down while explaining the stress King was under. "She's not doing well," Oprah said, while fighting back tears.

Rapper Snoop Dogg, 48, made the situation worse when he called her a "b*tch". His followers sent death threats to King on social media. King reportedly called out sick on Friday.

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In a special segment with theGrio, award-winning journalist, Marc Lamont Hill weighed in on the disrespect toward a 65-year-old, successful Black woman.

"[Snoop Dogg] talked about Black people doing the most harm to ourselves," said Hill. "He talked about what this might do to Kobe's family - all valid points. Even if you disagree with them, they're valid points. The issue for me comes in when Snoop also calls Gayle King a ‘funky, dog-face b*tch.' That crosses the line. That becomes misogyny; that becomes sexism."

Hill said King's question about the link between the rape allegation and Kobe's legacy was a fair one, but the timing of the question and the follow-up question went too far.

"You could see Leslie's face that she was uncomfortable," said Hill. "You could see that that follow up question [was] a little combative and I do think that it crossed the line."

He continued: "Remember, she's not interviewing a scholar, she's not interviewing an expert on sexual assault. She's interviewing a dear friend, days after a death, and to watch her have to even think about that question or to have to think on the spot about how to publicly reconcile how she thinks... or to make sense of that and articulate that at a moment's notice is not how you do journalism."

Hill said the level of disrespect for a Black woman also crossed the line.

"You can critique Snoop Dogg. You can critique Gayle King - we can have these conversations, but we have to do so in ways that humanize and not dehumanize," he said.

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Rapper Snoop Dogg reluctantly apologized to television journo Gayle King after Susan Rice, Barack Obama's former national security advisor, warned him to "back off".

Rice, 55, warned Snoop to "back the **** off" after the aging rapper threatened King over her comments to former WNBA star Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant.

"This is despicable," Rice tweeted in response to Snoop's video rant. "Gayle King is one of the most principled, fair and tough journalists alive. Snoop, back the **** off. You come for @GayleKing, you come against an army. You will lose, and it won't be pretty."

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Her threat worked.

Snoop, who is 48, took to social media to reluctantly apologize to King, saying he meant no harm. "I'm a non-violent person... When I said what I said, I spoke for the people who felt like Gayle was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant and his family...”

The same day Snoop made a video threatening to "come get" King, he also made an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, shucking and jiving with ex-con Martha Stewart.

The reaction from Black Twitter was mixed. Some users wondered why it took another powerful Black woman to check Snoop for his disrespectful behavior toward a successful Black woman.

"Where are the real men?" they wondered aloud.