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Talib Kweli is suing Jezebel magazine for publishing an article about his preference for light-skinned women.

Jezebel published the article after the legendary rapper was kicked off Twitter for harassing Black women in August 2020.

Twitter banned Kweli he and his fans harassed a Black Twitter user named Maya A. Moody who accused Black rappers of colorism in their dating choices.

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Kweli was offended that he was grouped with other rappers who prefer light-skinned women.

"Are we talking all of my relationships?" he asked Moody in a tweet in July 2020.

"My children's mother as well? I mean, is any of this really your business?" he wrote before launching into an hours-long attack on Moody.

The following month, Jezebel magazine published an article titled, "Talib Kweli's Harassment Campaign Shows How Unprotected Black Women Are Online and Off."

Kweli claimed the article cost him $1M in revenue, and lost bookings.

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Kweli's wife, DJ EQ, filed for divorce months after Moody tagged her in her tweets to Kweli.

On Monday, August 8, Kweli filed a defamation lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court against G/O Media and writer Ashley Reese claiming emotional distress and partial financial ruin.

According to court documents, "The defendant negligently breached that duty by taking all the facts that the plaintiff stated and publishing them on the articles for 11 million plus to witness as they tried every [angle] to prove his facts were false, then attacked everything about his career, life, age, family."

The court documents continued: "The magazine took advantage of Talib and used him as a guinea pig to clarify how Black men treat Black women. Meanwhile, the plaintiff never harassed anyone; he was defending himself and his family."

Kweli included his single "Brown Skin Lady" which suggests American Black males are "conditioned" to prefer light-skinned women with straight hair that curls loosely when wet.

Kweli is seeking $300,000 in damages plus legal fees.
 

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Donald Trump (right) fired back after Elon Musk (left) said it was time for him to "Sail into the sunset."

The former U.S. President slammed Musk after the Tesla founder suggested it was time for him "to hang up his hat & sail into the sunset."

Trump told Musk to focus on that $$$ lawsuit filed against him by Twitter.

As you know, Musk called off his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter.

Twitter responded by filing a massive lawsuit against Musk.

In several posts on Trump's own social media platform, Truth Social, Trump took credit for Musk's many successes.

Trump bragged that the Tesla executive had told him he voted for Trump.

"When Elon Musk came to the White House asking me for help on all of his many subsidized projects, whether it's electric cars that don't drive long enough, driverless cars that crash, or rocketships to nowhere, without which subsidies he'd be worthless, and telling me how he was a big Trump fan and Republican, I could have said, 'drop to your knees and beg,' and he would have done it," Trump wrote.

"Now Elon should focus on getting himself out of the Twitter mess because he could owe $44 billion for something that's perhaps worthless. Also, lots of competition for electric cars!"

Trump launched Truth Social as a Twitter alternative after the social media platform banned him in 2020 while he was a sitting president.

In previous posts on Truth Social, Trump hinted that Musk only purchased Twitter to compete with him.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has called off his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter. Musk reportedly terminated the deal after Twitter executives refused to provide information on the true number of spam bots and spam accounts on the platform.

Twitter claims 1 million spam accounts are deleted per day, but Musk believes that Twitter dramatically misrepresented the number of spam accounts on the site. He also said Twitter didn't provide him with the relevant business information he requested.

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Musk announced his plan to buy Twitter in April after he joined the board of directors. Musk became Twitter's largest shareholder when he bought a $3 billion stake (9.2% of Twitter stock) in the company.

Musk vowed to make changes to the site, which angered liberal employees and Democrats who use the platform as a campaign tool for the Democratic party.

Trump supporters called for Musk to bring back former President Donald Trump who was banned from Twitter in 2020. However, Trump said he wasn't interested since he has his own social media platform.

Some Twitter employees walked off the job rather than work under Musk.

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A source close to someone in Beyonce's camp says the pop singer was "in tears" last night over the poor reviews to her new single "Break My Soul."

"Break My Soul" is the lead off single for Beyonce's 7th studio album, Renaissance, due out on July 29.

The insider said Beyonce and her team are in "panic mode" after half of Twitter gave the house music track a thumbs down.

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The source said Beyonce gave the green light to release the track several hours earlier than the scheduled midnight release because she believed it would "break the Internet."

But the song was immediately panned by music critics who expected more from her after an extended hiatus from the music scene.

"First single from forthcoming album Renaissance preaches freedom but gets stuck in some familiar musical tropes," The Guardian wrote in its review.
 
RELATED: New Music: Beyonce – Break My Soul
 

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A popular blog gave 'BMS' 1.5 out of 5 stars, and the reviews went downhill from there.

The insider said Beyonce wanted to release the dance track during Pride month, but her strategy backfired. Most listeners found the song to be insufferably boring.

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"Break My Soul" features House Qween Big Freedia on the intro and is produced by Tricky Stewart and The-Dream.

Check out some of the tweets that drove Beyonce to tears:


 

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Rapper JT of City Girls went viral for an alleged wardrobe malfunction during the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.

As adults, we've seen much worse. But young fans who tuned into the awards show couldn't get over the fact that JT's black panties were visible under her silver sequined mini gown.

JT's gown was tastefully designed compared to the raunchy gowns we've seen on red carpets over the years.

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Video footage from the BBMAs shows JT and her rap partner Yung Miami presenting the award for Top R&B Artist of the Year at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

An audible gasp went up on Twitter as thousands of users retweeted the video and images.

One shocked Twitter user asked, "Why nobody told @thegirlJT to put her kitty away?"

JT responded with the obvious: "I have on black panties RELAX."

But other blind Twitter users weighed in:

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Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has reached a deal to buy Twitter.com for a reported $44 billion in cash.

The deal was announced by Twitter's board of directors who initially resisted Musk's offer to buy the social media platform to protect freedom of speech.
 
RELATED: Elon Musk joins Twitter’s board of directors, vows to make changes
 
Liberals' heads exploded when the deal was announced on Monday. Thousands of disappointed Twitter users threatened to delete their accounts.

"I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means," Musk tweeted on Monday.

The deal means Musk will take Twitter private and the stock will no longer be publicly traded.

Users whose Twitter accounts were censored or suspended begged Musk to reinstate their accounts.

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The news of Musk's Twitter takeover comes on the same day his friend Donald Trump was held in contempt by a New York judge for refusing to hand over his financial records to NY's attorney general.

The former president will be fined $10,000 a day until he turns over the documents in attorney general Letitia James' investigation into the Trump Organization's business dealings, according to The New York Times.

Trump, who lost a few hundred million as president, is still worth close to a billion dollars.

Meanwhile, check out the sour grapes below.

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Elon Musk became Twitter's largest shareholder when he bought a $3 billion stake (9.2% of Twitter stock) in the company.

In comparison, Twitter's former CEO Jack Dorsey owns 2.5% of Twitter stock.

Twitter appointed Musk to its board of directors according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday morning.

According to reports, Musk decided to buy Twitter after satire website The Babylon Bee was suspended for a tweet the company didn't like.

Bloomberg reports that the CEO of The Babylon Bee said Elon Musk reached out to him to confirm that The Bee had been suspended from Twitter. During that discussion, Musk suggested that "he might need to buy Twitter."

When Twitter CEO Parag Agwaral welcomed Musk to the Twitter board, the Tesla CEO tweeted: "Looking forward to working with Parag & Twitter board to make significant improvements to Twitter in coming months!"

Several Twitter employees walked off the job after Musk joined Twitter's board of directors on Tuesday.

Trump supporters called for Musk to bring back former President Donald Trump who was banned from Twitter in 2020.

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Rapper Latto is tired of Twitter trolls harassing her over her decision to change her rap name from "Mulatto" and "Big Latto" to "Latto."

The 23-year-old Capricorn performed under the nom de guerre "Mulatto" as a kiddie rapper. Someone thought it would be a cute stage name for a mixed race kid.

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Latto responded to a troll on Twitter who asked, "Hey what's Latto short for? @Latto."

She wrote:

"Y'all not over this yet? I've apologized for it multiple times even tho I didn't name myself at 8yo. I took the blame/accountability, turned over a new leaf & made sum positive of it.. all while maintaining my trademarks, LLCs etc w/o branching too far off my established brand."

After catching flack for her name, Latto announced her new name last year, stating it was a "big decision".

Latto included a fake Google search for "Latto" in a video teasing her song "The Biggest."

Question: Should Latto just ignore the trolls?

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Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 30, you can no longer tweet memes, videos or images that go viral at the expense of a private individual.

Twitter's new CEO, Parag Agrawal, has banned sharing memes, viral videos and images of private individuals without their consent.

The news comes one day after Jack Dorsey stepped down as CEO.

The new policy essentially bans memes and videos from going viral on the platform if they are of private individuals.

As you know, most viral memes and viral videos on social media are of private individuals.

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According to a Twitter blog post, the new policy prohibits "Sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person's privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm."

The post states the policy prevents viral memes or viral images that features "activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities."

The new policy expands on the already existing private information policy.

Exceptions will be made for videos that go viral in certain situations "such as in the aftermath of a violent event, or as part of a newsworthy event due to public interest value."

Violators will be dealt with by a range of enforcement options.

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A 1st grade teacher is being dragged on Twitter for discussing her lifestyle with her 6-7 year old students.

Professor Nalo tweeted:

"My students call me Professor Nalo because I prefer not to use Mrs. or Mr. in my classroom. I teach all subjects as a 1st grade teacher, but my favorite moments are always when my students ask about my queerness.

"I was asked recently during a podcast interview why i don’t use Mrs. or Mr. to refer to myself, and I asked her why I needed to. She said “don’t you think it’ll be hard for children to adjust?

"But the truth is, it has never been children that struggle with adjusting to the complexities of human experiences. My students are 6-7 years old and they are still steeped in the magic of curiosity.

"My students know about and have met my wife at school, they know I’m queer, and the turtles will call ANYBODY out for calling me “mrs” anything. I told them my story once & never needed to say it again. If only adults adjusted as quickly and easily, it may save many of our lives."


 
One parent wrote: "I'd take my children out of your class in a heartbeat! Your personal life isn't necessary to six year olds or anyone you're teaching for that matter!"

A mom of twins tweeted: "Why would discussing your sexuality with CHILDREN ever be ok? Why would discussing this with small children bring you pleasure and be your favorite moments?"

Another person wrote: "No 1st grader has ever asked about 'queerness' unless they've been told about it beforehand."

And one person accused Nalo of indoctrinating children: "Sounds pretty pedo to me. You shouldn't be discussing sexuality with any children."

Question: Should teachers discuss their sexual lifestyles with 1st graders?

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Sha'Carri Richardson was nearly canceled this week when she chose violence in her ongoing beef with Jamaican Olympic sprinters.

It all started when the 21-year-old sprinter "liked" a tweet dissing Jamaican silver medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce who came in second at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon in August.

When asked if she saw Richardson during the race, Fraser Pryce said, "I wasn't watching Sha'Carri, to be honest."

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As a reminder, Richardson finished dead last in that race.

After the race, Fraser Pryce tweeted: "Shorty in the back look Lil Wayne," referring to Richardson.

Then, Richardson "liked" a post that was disrespectful to Jamaicans. The post read:

"Not y'all Jamaicans still talking shit when y'all gotta walk barefoot to your coconut stand everyday for a living."

Richardson and the Jamaican athletes shared more insults on Twitter.com.

Then the American sprinter who was banned from Olympic competition for smoking weed shared a post with the word "Violence" with the toggle on.

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"Oh you're choosing violence now?" wrote one Twitter follower. Others let Richardson know that her attitude was unbecoming of an American athlete.

Another Twitter user wrote:

"Should've chosen violence on that track sis! It’s too late neowwww."

A third Twitter follower said the Jamaican ladies were eating jerk chicken and dancing by the time Richardson reached the finish line.

"They had time to make jerk chicken & start dutty wining to a dancehall track by the time you got to the finish line. The only violence is how you lost. You gotta stop. 'This is very em-bear-rah-zing! Are you not em-bear-rahz-ed?'"

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Taliban fighters mocked U.S. Pres. Joe Biden by eating ice cream in photos shared on Twitter.com and other social media platforms.

A photo published by Afghan media on Twitter showed several Taliban militants enjoying ice cream cones after taking control of an amusing park in Afghanistan.

The Taliban fighters discovered a machine that serves soft ice cream and enjoyed ice cream treats while riding bumper cars.

Biden is known for eating ice cream and posing for photo ops with ice cream cones in both hands.

Afghan media reports the fighters were mocking a "weak" Biden after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan.

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Americans are horrified by images and video of women and children injured or dead at the Kabul International airport.

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Families leave all their possessions behind and flee to the airport, desperate to get on evacuation planes.

Thousands of Americans are still trapped in the fallen country. There are reports of "forced marriages" between Taliban fighters are adolescent girls.

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Despite the mocking tweets, Twitter says the Taliban can stay on the platform as long as they don't incite violence.

In a statement to Mediaite.com, Twitter said its "top priority is keeping people safe, and we remain vigilant."

One Taliban account has more than 310,000 followers.

Conservative lawmakers noted that the Taliban has Twitter accounts but Donald Trump is still banned.

"Why on God's green Earth does the Taliban spokesman have an active Twitter account but not the former President of the United States?," Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) tweeted Sunday.

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Former President Barack Obama proves there are two sets of rules for Americans -- one for the Haves and the other for the Have Nots.

Celebrities and other elites attended Obama's 60th birthday bash without face masks on Martha's Vineyard over the weekend.
 
READ ALSO: Obama scales back 60th birthday bash amid surging Delta variant cases
 
The #ObamaVariant trended overnight online after guests leaked photos and videos from Obama's three day bash.

Obama, who turned 60 on August 4, promised to "scale back" his massive 500 guest list after critics slammed his birthday plans.

Your auntie would post the photos from the party, but Obama's people are snatching down photos and videos from the Internet.

Meanwhile, liberals are praising Obama for holding his party as the Delta variant surged across America.

New York Times reporter Annie Karni was dragged on Twitter for describing Obama's soiree as a "sophisticated vaccinated crowd".

Journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted:

"A NYT reporter on CNN justifying Obama's huge maskless birthday bash because he only invited 'a sophisticated, vaccinated crowd' is about as emblematic of liberal discourse as it gets. What happened to all the concerns about vaccinated people passing Delta to the unvaccinated? Yes, it's a pandemic and a crisis, but let the sophisticated people have their fun!"

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No one could believe it at first: Shaun King deleted his Twitter after weeks of brutal taunting by Black Twitter.

King announced he was deleting his Twitter app to spend time with his family.

But his followers claim he is on the run because he's in trouble with the law.

King was accused of raising funds for Black men killed by white police, but the money never made it to the victim's families.

Then Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice, dragged King and reminded him of his Caucasian bloodline.

Tamir is the 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was shot and killed by police for playing with a toy gun in 2014.

Rice slammed King for using her dead son's name to enrich himself.

"Personally I don't understand how you sleep at night," she said. "I never gave you permission to raise nothing."

She added: "As a white man acting black you are an imposter that can not be trusted."

Rice's allegations opened the door for Black Twitter to drag King up and down his timeline. The comments were brutal, and King deleted his Twitter account a few weeks later.

Check out some of the responses below:

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Naomi Osaka put Megyn Kelly in her place after the journalist questioned her decision to pose for the cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit issue.

Megyn criticized Naomi after the tennis champ unveiled her first Sports Illustrated cover on Monday.

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Naomi graced one of three SI Swim covers that also featured rapper Megan Thee Stallion (center) and male-to-female transgender Leyna Bloom.

Naomi captioned the tweet: "First Haitian and Japanese woman on the cover."

The 23-year-old also unveiled her cover of Vogue Hong Kong magazine after being featured on Vogue Japan magazine.

But instead of congratulating Naomi, Megyn slammed the youngster for shooting the covers while refusing to speak to the press after her tennis matches.

Naomi was mocked by conservative commentator Clay Travis, who wrote:

"Since saying she's too introverted to talk to the media after tennis matches, Naomi Osaka has launched a reality show, a Barbie, and now is on the cover of the SI swimsuit issue."

Megyn Kelly weighed in, tweeting, "Let's not forget the cover of (& interview in) Vogue Japan and Time Mag!"

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Naomi was insulted by Megyn's criticism of her decision to choose which media outlets she speaks to.

"Seeing as you're a journalist I would've assumed you would take the time to research what the lead times are for magazines, if you did that you would've found out I shot all of my covers last year. Instead your first reaction is to hop on here and spew negativity, do better Megan."

She then blocked Megyn on Twitter. Megyn shared a screen capture of the blocked message.

"Poor @naomiosaka blocked me while taking a shot at me (guess she's only tough on the courts), She is apparently arguing that she shot her many covers b/4 publicly claiming she was too socially anxious to deal w/press. Truth is she just doesn't like Qs she can't control. Admit it."

Piers Morgan, the outspoken editor-at-large of DailyMail.com, agreed with Kelly, tweeting:

"Yep, and she just blocked me too. The only media Ms Osaka wants to tolerate are sycophantic magazine editors telling her how perfect she is."

 

When tennis legend Martina Navratilova told Megyn to pick on someone her own size, Megyn clapped back: "What a phony. You mocked Naomi's claims at 1st. Then the Woke came for u & u folded like a cheap tent!"
 

Question: Whose side are you on?