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Tamron Hall was overcome with emotion as she recalled the morning she dropped off her son Moses for his first day of school.

On the Wednesday, September 14 edition of "Tamron Hall," Tamron cried as she reflected on her unforgettable morning: dropping her three-year-old son Moses off for his first day of school.

Sharing a video of the monumental moment, Tamron said:

"I'm about three seconds away from breaking down crying... my baby went to school today. I need a moment. "I am finally crying because this morning, we rushed to school and then I ran over to do 'Live with Kelly and Ryan.' So I only had three minutes to say 'Bye. Mom will be back.' I left him."

She continued:

"So I haven't had a full moment to process it, and so he started crying because he's the only new kid in the class. So, he was crying, I couldn't cry in front of him. Stephen [her husband] is in the back, like - I'm like, dude, it was crazy."

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After sharing a clip of Moses counting to 30, a tearful Hall jokingly added, "Listen, I don't know how you people do this thing called parenting."

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Wendy Williams has an "open invitation" to join her pals on ABC's daytime talk show "The View."

Wendy spoke by phone with T.J. Holmes on Good Morning America Thursday. She insisted her health is "very well."

"You know I'm 57 now and I have the mind and body of a twenty five year old," she joked.

Wendy struggles with ongoing medical issues due to Grave's disease, mental health problems and COVID-19.

The mom-of-one said she has "private things" to take care of before she returns to the purple chair.

"Give me about three months. There are private things that I have to deal with," she told T.J.
 

Sherri Shepherd's daytime talk show, Sherri, is scheduled to replace Wendy's canceled show.

Executives at ABC Television hope to lure Wendy to The View for her first sit-down interview or a permanent seat at the table.

"There is an offer for her to appear on the show whenever she wants. The open invitation has made it very clear that when Wendy wants to give her first TV interview since losing her own show, there will always be a seat at the table for her," an insider said.

"Producers know how much people want to hear from Wendy," added a second source, according to Radar Online.

Tamron Hall sent a message of hope to Wendy on the March 17 edition of "Tamron Hall."

"Wendy is another mom. Another woman who created, executive produced and hosted her show. Wendy and I are currently the only two Black women who created, executive produce and solo host daytime shows on right now," Tamron said.

"And so when I saw her interview with T.J. [Holmes], it took my breath away because there's been a lot of stories out there. So it was powerful to hear Wendy in her own words talk about her health, which has been speculated in so many places. But at the end of the day we are moms, we are women who are working, and she did something that so many others could not, which is stay on more than a decade of that show, and Wendy says that she needs about three months and she feels she will be back on TV. And I know all of her co-hosts are fans, like the Tam Fam would root for me, are rooting for her."

 

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On Friday's "Tamron Hall," Grammy-winning artist India.Arie appears in a daytime exclusive interview where she reveals why she's pulling her music and SongVersation podcast from Spotify's platform.

Arie explained that the decision was based on the audio streamer's ongoing relationship with podcaster Joe Rogan and her frustration with the meager compensation musicians receive from Spotify.

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The Grammy-winning singer also says she hopes other artists will consider following her lead (on the heels of the same move by Neil Young, Joni Mitchell) and noted her #WhatIfWeAllLeave hashtag.

The celebrated singer-songwriter later opens up about what provoked her viral Instagram post describing the music industry as "racist, sexist, deceitful."

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India.Arie on her decision to pull her podcast and music from Spotify:

"Yes, I decided to pull my music and my podcast from Spotify but it's dual. One is the Joe Rogan conversation and for me his language around race and some of the things I've seen and heard, but also coupled with that, there is the treatment of artists by Spotify. And so artists are underpaid and Joe Rogan gets paid all this money and it's hard for me to, these days, just sit back and go, 'Oh, well, that's how it goes.'"

She added:

"I made a commitment with myself, after reading this book by Martha Beck called The Way of Integrity – she challenges the reader to an integrity cleanse and it means telling the whole truth all the time and see what it will make of your life. And so I've been doing that since maybe around May, and so when this came up, I had to do it. And I'm a little bit nervous about it because I know people are gonna conflate the conversations and some people are gonna judge me and they're gonna say it's not my business and you know all these things because it is a little bit of a different reason than Joni [Mitchell] and Neil [Young] but also, it's my truth. And it's not always my job to educate people about how I feel, although I try. I know that my truth is mine. And so I am working to have it [her music and podcast] pulled down."

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India.Arie said Spotify can remove her music from the platform or pay her and other artists more money. Spotify paid Rogan $100 million to host his popular podcast.

She said:

"We all have a reverence for, say, Questlove, who has a wonderful big podcast ... does he get paid $100 million? Those kinds of things, like the equity, even in the podcast world, I'd love to see. But also what would make me comfortable is for artists to get paid more than a fraction of a penny. And so now we're all amplified and not just him [Rogan]."

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Tameka Foster Raymond discussed her new memoir "Here I Stand... in a Beautiful State" on Wednesday's edition of "Tamron Hall."

Tamron Hall was joined by celebrity stylist and ex-wife of singer Usher Raymond, Tameka Foster Raymond to discuss her new memoir "Here I Stand... in a Beautiful State" and how she coped with the tragic loss of her son, Kile Glover, almost 10 years ago.

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Raymond is pictured with Usher and her sons Kile (center) and Ryan Glover (right) in 2008.

Tameka Foster Raymond on her reaction to her son's grave prognosis and how she remained hopeful:

"Oh yeah, there were several moments. But I was very vigilant. I would say in the hospital - I didn't let you into the room if your energy was off. If you were speaking anything but life over my son, you couldn't come in. So when the doctor would come in and say, 'we've been watching' I'd be like, 'hey, change your tone,' because I really think you know there's power in your words. And there's power in the tongue and I felt like he could hear you. So it was very hard, they told me, you know, early on, and it was very hard to hear."

Tameka Foster Raymond on how she learned to process her son's death:

"I did come to a realization that we all have a certain amount of time on Earth, whatever our time is, we don't know how much time we have. And I realized that he had fulfilled his contract, he had done what he was supposed to do on earth. And I know it's hard when people hear me say that because they go, 'How can you say that? He's only 11!' But he had made such an impact and he had such good energy and he was such a good person. I remember we would go see horror movies and Kile would say, 'I'm not going to watch that!' Like he didn't even like that energy in his headspace. So I knew he was amazing..."

Tameka Foster Raymond on overcoming years of denial:

"It took a long time to get here. I probably figured this out in the last year. I spent 10 years not believing it, in denial, still throwing parties, you know what I mean. I would give the most huge something on his birthday. I would go in, like rent a whole museum and start this and balloons and we'd have food and cake and performances. Like I would go crazy about this thing I was like, 'This is my right, he's still here!' I definitely wasn't in this space. It took a while, it took many losses and me replaying all these different things for me to say, 'our lives are predestined.' I think our path has already been decided. What we're going to be, what we're going to do is already in God's hands."

 

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Tamron Hall paid tribute to The Wire star Michael K. Williams who died of a heroin overdose at age 54.

Tamron opened Tuesday's edition of her nationally-syndicated show with a moving tribute to the humanitarian actor who is best known as Omar Little in iconic HBO series, The Wire.

She shared a clip from his recent appearance on her show and reflected on her interview with Williams saying it was "one of the most powerful shows and interviews I've done in my decades of reporting and interviewing people."

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Fighting back tears, Tamron recalled an emotional reunion she recently had with Williams in his Brooklyn neighborhood.

"We had this instant connection," she said. "We started talking and he said to me, "Thank you so much for allowing me on the show."

Tamron recalled Williams talking about his struggle with substance abuse, and how other talk shows wouldn't allow him to share his story.

Season three of "Tamron Hall" debuted Monday, September 6.

Friday, September 10: Tamron kicks off the first-ever Tam Fam Kindness Challenge, an inspiring show full of surprises and highlighting what people are willing to do for others.

Watch Tamron Hall's tribute to Michael K. Williams below.
 

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On the Monday, July 12 edition of "Tamron Hall," legendary singer, actress and businesswoman Patti LaBelle joins Tamron Hall to celebrate the special 20th anniversary edition of her cookbook, LaBelle Cuisine.

The Grammy-winning singer discusses her culinary business, shares insight as to why she needed a backup plan and explains why, during the pandemic, she continued to bring the "glam" while cooking.

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During the interview, LaBelle is surprised and delighted with video messages from some of her biggest fans, including award-winning filmmaker Lee Daniels and renowned chef Carla Hall.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of LaBelle's cookbook, Lee Daniels surprised Patti with a special video message:

"I get this call at one o'clock in the morning from Lenny Kravitz, who knows how much I love Patti and how obsessed I am with LaBelle, vintage LaBelle. And he tells me 'Come down to my house right away.' I said, 'Dude, it's one o'clock in the morning, my kids are here.' 'Well, bring the kids, it's important. I got a surprise.' So I get there, I walk into his kitchen, and there is Patti frying chicken, Nona [Hendryx] making potato salad and Sarah [Dash] making biscuits. I almost pass out, the kids are already passed out, and then we start singing their songs. I wish that we had the phones that video recorded. It was something that I will never forget. And it was magic."

 

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Actor Billy Porter gave his first exclusive interview on Tamron Hall Show since revealing he has been living with HIV for 14 years.

"The "Pose" star candidly opened up about the moment he learned he was HIV-positive in 2007, the shame he felt in hiding his diagnosis from his mom for 14 years and how playing his character "Pray Tell" in the groundbreaking LGBT+ series helped him work through his trauma.

"2007 we'll start there, the backstory... was one of the worst years of my life. I say I was on the precipice of obscurity and wasn't working a lot in showbusiness. February of that year, I was diagnosed with diabetes. Type two, hereditary, it's in my family. By March I was filing bankruptcy papers and by June of that year, 2007, I was diagnosed HIV-positive."

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Porter shared the moment he learned he'd tested positive for HIV:

"So I had a pimple on my butt. It just came on my butt, a regular pimple. A week it got bigger. Another week, it got harder. You know, then all of a sudden it felt like it was infected and I couldn't really sit on my right side and I had to maneuver and so I didn't have medical insurance at the time. And I went to the Callen-Lorde LGBTQ clinic, and the man at the desk said, 'Well, do you want to get an HIV test?' And it was like, 'oh, yeah, yeah, it's about six months. ( I'd do it every six months.) Yes, of course.' And so I got the test. And the doctor looked at my butt and then I was waiting for about 20 minutes and then the doctor came out with that look. I knew exactly what he was about to say. I responded, just as I had, just as I did in season one, episode four of 'Pose' when they tell Pray Tell."

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"This is what HIV-positive looks like now. I'm going to die from something else before I die from that," Porter said. "I'm the healthiest I've been in my entire life."

"There's something in the survival that is greater than me," he said. "I was left here to tell the story to remind the world that we were here. We've always been here. We're still here and we're not ever going anywhere."

"Pose" was not renewed by the FX Network, reportedly due to behind the scenes fighting and cast and crew having sexual relations.
 

 

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Eddie Murphy is considering a return to music -- but never with raunchy rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

In the March 11 episode of Tamron Hall, Eddie -- who appears with his daughter Bella -- talked about the much-anticipated sequel Coming 2 America, which premieres on March 5 on Amazon Prime.

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Tamron asked him if he would ever consider recording new music. The comedian peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his Rick James-produced club hit "Party All the Time" in 1985.

According to Eddie, if he ever did go back into the studio, it wouldn't be with rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

"Megan Thee Stallion?! I'm 59, I can't be doing nothing with no Megan Thee Stallion," he laughs. "You know how crazy I would look doing something with Megan Thee Stallion? I'm gonna be 60 in April. I can't be having Megan Thee Stallion doing her stuff and I'm standing next to her with my old ass playing my guitar.

"I have my first grandchild," he adds of his son Miles' baby girl. "Once you're a grandpa, you can't do no tracks with Megan Thee Stallion."
 

 

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Tamar Braxton has denied allegations by ex-fiancé David Adefeso that she was the abusive partner in their relationship.

Adefeso, 51, says Tamar, 43, brutally attacked him while he was driving, and nearly caused a traffic accident.

Adefeso filed for a restraining order against the singer after claiming she hauled off and punched him in the neck, which caused him to become disoriented while behind the wheel of his Rolls-Royce.

He claims she began to trash the car, damaging the camera and rearview mirror when he pulled over and parked the vehicle.

In court papers he said he suffered bruising to his neck and shoulder area, but in a clip from Tamar's sit-down interview with Tamron Hall - set to air on Wednesday, Oct. 28, Tamar denied his claims.

"I am a survivor of a domestic violence relationship," she said. "And not at any point (were) David and I in an abusive relationship."

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Tamar added that audio and video recordings of the alleged incident in the car exist as she "voice-recorded it" and he "videotaped it" with a camera in his car.

"Does that video or the voice recording show any physical abuse?" Tamron asked.

"No, it doesn't," Tamar replied. "He has the videotape. He has it. It was in his car. Release it."

She became emotional as she continued:

"No, let me tell you something, I loved David. He was my best friend. He was an amazing, amazing partner. He was my son's best friend as well, they were best friends. And it's just so hard because through everything else, I never expected this from him. Now, I have to be real with myself, is he acting like this because he found me the way that he found me? Probably, I don't know."

Watch a snack preview of the interview below.
 

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On today's "Tamron Hall", "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Jeannie Mai discusses her headline-making statement that she plans to "submit to my man" when she marries rapper Jeezy.

The Emmy Award-winning co-host of "The Real" also opens up to Tamron Hall about her experience with sexual assault and how it affected her relationship with her mother.

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On the Thursday, October 8th edition of "Tamron Hall," Jeannie discussed her public statement about her plans to "submit" to her fiancé Jeezy, born Jay Jenkins, after she gets married. Mai's revelation was met with mixed response on social media, but she had a ready explanation:

"Well for me, submit does not mean that you are lower or less important than your man," Jeannie said.

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"Of course, Jay and I respect each other very equally. What I mean is in my work life, in my actual life, I own my businesses, I run my team, I make all of the decisions and I lead entirely in the outside of my life. So in my home, I want my man to lead. I want him to take in what I would like and what my wishes are, what my dreams are, and then incorporate it, making the overall decision that’s best for our vision together."

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Jeannie dismissed social media's reaction to her statement:

"Girl, I am 41, I don't care what kind of pushback I get from other women out there. This is my life and you know coming out of divorce and also making a major decision to marry again after being blessed to fall in love and finding such a beautiful person, I want to be very clear and open about how our life can be so that we make sure that our vision is aligned and that we both are empathetic to each other and know that this is the structure we’re going into. I think the biggest mistake that you can make is not communicating what you want and not setting it up for a win."

"Tamron Hall" airs Thursday, Oct. 8 on OWN Network.

Watch clips from Tamron's interview with Jeannie Mai below.
 

 

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Many are at a loss for words after viewing Tamron Hall's exclusive interview with disgraced Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum that aired on Monday's season 2 premiere of Tamron Hall's show.

Gillum was joined by his wife, R. Jai Gillum, who explained why she accepted Gillum's marriage proposal even after he told her he was male-oriented.

Gillum was caught nude in a South Beach hotel room with a naked male escort in March.

Gillum said he and his wife were in Miami that weekend to attend a friend's wedding. After drinking at a Miami bar for 4 hours, Gillum said he texted "an associate" to hook up.

He said he woke up several hours later on the bathroom floor in the hotel room where his friend had overdosed.

Sheriff's deputies gave Gillum a ride back to his hotel room, and he took an Uber to the rental home he shared with his wife. R. Jai was asleep when he arrived and he didn't want to wake her up.

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After Gillum explained to his wife what had happened, she said she was surprised because he was always so careful when he hooked up with other men.

Hall asked R. Jai to explain her decision to marry Gillum, knowing he was bisexual.

"So many people just don't understand bisexuality. Bisexuality is just something different," R. Jai said. "I just believe that love and sexuality exist on a spectrum. All I care about is what's between us and what agreement we make. Those people who love us and care about us and wish us well — no matter what did happen — that is the energy we need and receive."

"You said that you would not have married him if you knew that...," said Hall. "That I wasn't sure," said R. Jai, cutting Hall off.

R. Jai continued: "That a decision to choose you and say yes on the basis of knowing that it's our decision together... I've told him before that saying yes was solely about me and you. It wasn't about me, you, and the world. So I don't know, you know, someone has asked me before would you have made a different decision, and I had to say I don't know. I think, perhaps, being as young as we were -- I wasn't even 30 yet. I may have said no, because at that age, I know I wouldn't have had the maturity to say, while I am privately okay with this, I don't know that I have the strength to continually defend our relationship or my marriage to anyone who doesn't understand."

Viewers took to social media to express their opinions about the riveting interview.

Watch Tamron Hall's Season Premiere After Show below.
 

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Andrew Gillum told Tamron Hall he identifies as bisexual. The confession came months after he was caught nude in a South Beach hotel room with a naked male escort.

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"I don't identify as gay, Gillum told Hall during the season 2 return of the "Tamron Hall" show, which airs Monday, Sept. 14, on ABC at 3 p.m. EST.

Gillum, 41, was joined by his wife, R. Jai Gillum, who spoke openly about her husband's sexuality. She confirmed reports that she knew of her husband's desire for men.

"Love and sexuality sits on a spectrum," R. Jai told Hall. "All I care about is what's between us... Those people who love us and care about us and wish us well — no matter what did happen — that is the energy we need and receive," she said.

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Gillum said he informed his wife about his sexual lifestyle "so many years ago." The couple shares three minor children.

When Hall asked Gillum if he felt like a weight had been lifted off of him, he said he had "mixed emotions" but that he feels "more whole" now that the public knows of his predilection for men.

Gillum said he wouldn't rule out entering another race for public office in the future.

Gillum, a former rising superstar in the Democratic Party, narrowly lost the 2018 gubernatorial race in Florida that would have made him the first Black governor of the nation's largest swing state.

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Andrew Gillum hoped to restore his respect and dignity in an exclusive interview with Tamron Hall.

The full interview will air during the Season 2 premiere of 'Tamron Hall' on Monday, Sept. 14.

The 41-year-old father of three told Tamron he cried every day since paramedics found him lying on the floor in his own vomit in a South Beach hotel room with a naked male escort in March.

Travis Dyson, an ER nurse who advertised his male escort services online, voluntarily surrendered his registered nursing license after the news broke.

Photos depicted bottles of prescription and illegal drugs with pills strewn on the floor and on a nightstand.

The former Democratic candidate for governor was so inebriated he could not communicate with paramedics. Gillum was not arrested despite the presence of illegal drugs in the room.

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Gillum addressed the scandal that derailed his promising political career in his talk with Tamron. He said he hoped to redeem himself and he went into alcohol rehab after years of fighting depression.

"I'm still here by the grace of God. So much of my recovery has been about trying to get over shame. Shame is not that I did that, but I am bad."

When asked why he was in a $220-a-night hotel room with a naked male escort, Gillum responded, "I would say the reason why I went to that room was probably no different than how anybody might communicate with someone that they are in a friendship relationship whatever with. I understand very well what people assume about that."

He also addressed the shocking photo that showed him nude on the bathroom floor in his own vomit.

"When that photo came out, I didn't recognize the person on the floor," he said.

"That was not anything more than a person being at their most vulnerable state, unconscious, having given no consent, and someone decided to use a moment where I was literally lying in my own vomit."

Police also found a vial of injectable medication that is typically prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction.

Gillum, a former rising superstar in the Democratic Party, narrowly lost the 2018 gubernatorial race in Florida that would have made him the first Black governor of the nation's largest swing state.

Gillum was joined in the interview by his long-suffering wife R. Jai Howard, who discussed the impact of her husband's scandal on their marriage and their family and what the future holds.
 

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The Season two premiere of 'Tamron Hall' returns Monday, Sept. 14 with an exclusive and riveting interview with Andrew Gillum, joined by his wife, R. Jai.

Gillum will address the scandal that infamous night in a Florida hotel room that derailed his rising political career.

Emmy® Award-winning talk show host, executive producer and journalist Tamron Hall returns to daytime for her sophomore season with a provocative hour-long exclusive interview with Gillum and his long-suffering wife, R. Jai.

Gillum, a former rising superstar in the Democratic Party, narrowly lost the 2018 gubernatorial race in Florida that would have made him the first Black governor of the nation's largest swing state.

The father-of-three will discuss his swift fall from grace, his rehabilitation experience in the face of adversity, and his life with R. Jai, who will also join Hall during the hour to discuss the impact this has had on their marriage and their family and what the future holds.

Additional Premiere Week highlights include an Exclusive interview with former 'Vanderpump Rules' star Stassi Schroeder; Award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson and wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson; Melissa Etheridge on the tragic death of her son; actor Chris Evans and filmmaker and actor Mark Kassen; a look at why back to school is anything but normal; and Tamron's big FIVE-OH birthday celebration with Naomi Campbell and DJ Jazzy Jeff!

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was Tamron Hall's guest on Monday. The embattled mayor discussed her opposition to Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to reopen some Georgia businesses.

Bottoms insisted the move to reopen the state was too soon.

Keisha confirmed reports that she convinced rap mogul 2 Chainz not to reopen his Atlanta restaurants for dine-in service.

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2 Chainz and his business partner, Mychel "Snoop" Dillard, had planned to reopen 2 Atlanta restaurants, Escobar and Escobar Southside, for dine-in service on Monday, April 27.

Bottoms acknowledged the rap mogul's concern for his laid off employees who still have bills to pay.

"I know that 2 Chainz and his wife Kesha have a loving heart for our community that really is unparalleled," Mayor Bottoms said. "So I know for them when he talks about laying off 80% of his employees, there are faces and there are families that go along with that. But I was so glad that he reached out to me and told me that he would not be opening because he is listening to reason and logic and what he is saying is that I am not going to risk putting my employees in harm’s way because we are opening up too soon. There will be a day when we’ll get back to business as usual and we will be able to go to restaurants and embrace each other again. We just aren’t there yet."

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According to EURweb.com, Atlanta movie and TV mogul Tyler Perry also plans to reopen his Tyler Perry Studios with safety protocols in place, such as screening his employees for fevers and allowing the cast and crew to live on-site until the end of production.

But Perry said he would not move forward with his plans to reopen his studios without Mayor Keisha's approval.