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Snoop Dogg's daughter, Cori Broadus, said her struggle with colorism and bullying led to a suicide attempt at age 13.

Cori, 21, said she suffered from depression and nearly took her own life after being called "fat and ugly" since she was a child.

"I grew up with two light skinned brothers... and I was the only chocolate one. I was overweight, I got lupus at six," she said.

"People used to always talk about me, 'You're fat, you're ugly, you're dark, you're this, you're that.' And I used to cry. At 13, I was ready to die. Just so sad, crying to my mom like, 'I'm so ugly, why did you have me? Why do I look like this? Why don't I look like my brothers?' It was just so many why, why, why's."

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Cori said having wealthy parents and material things didn't lessen the pain she felt from being bullied about her body image disturbance issues.

"Just because you have money and just because you're able to do certain things that other people can't do, that doesn't mean you don't have a heart, a mind, a soul. I go through it just like everybody else. It don't matter cause my dad is rich, I drive a Toyota Corolla and I am content."

Mental health experts say most people who have suicidal thoughts do not go on to attempt suicide. But suicidal ideations are a risk factor for suicide.

Expressing suicidal thoughts publicly means they may already be in the planning stage, and intervention is necessary.

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Cori, 2nd from left, is pictured with her father Snoop Dogg, her mom Shante Broadus, right, and brother Cordell Broadus, left, at the ceremony honoring Snoop Dogg with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 19, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. A trained crisis worker is available 24/7.
 

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Amanda, a drug addict who was featured in the YouTube series "Soft White Underbelly" has passed away at an in-patient drug treatment center.

Her cause of death was not disclosed. A drug relapse and self-harm have been ruled out. She was 25.

A drug toxicology report revealed she had only Tylenol in her system.

Amanda was featured in the web series discussing her cocaine addiction and her struggle to stay clean. Her death was confirmed in a video posted by the channel on May 15.

The video was captioned: "Soft White Underbelly interview with Lima and Amanda's father, Larry who speak about the tragic passing of Amanda this week."

In the video, therapist Lima Jevremovic says she believes that Amanda's cause of death was a result of natural causes, and she sustained brain damage from brutal rapes and assaults while on the street.

The video has garnered more than 540,000 views as of May 16, 2021.
 

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Joe Biden sparked controversy when he suggested people who wear masks are anti-vaxxers who should be treated "with kindness and respect."

On Thursday, the CDC announced individuals who are fully vaccinated can remove their masks indoors and outdoors.

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Biden and his vice president, Kamala Harris, both removed their masks during a press conference at the White House on Thursday.

In a tweet dubbed "Biden's Rule" by social media users, the president wrote:

"The rule is now simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do.

The choice is yours."

Biden also said, if you see someone wearing a mask, "please treat them with kindness and respect. We've had too much conflict, too much bitterness, too much anger, too much politicization of this issue about wearing masks. Let's put it to rest."

Critics say Biden's rule puts pressure on Americans to get the experimental mRNA vaccine because his tweet suggests people who still wear masks are not vaccinated.

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Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL), where the tech billionaire revealed he was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder.

"I don't always have a lot of intonation or variation in how I speak, which I'm told makes for great comedy," he said, before adding, "I'm actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger's to host SNL. Or at least the first person to admit it."

Actually, former "SNL" cast member Dan Akroyd also had the disorder.

Critics ripped Musk for not apologizing for comments he made about the Covid-19 vaccine or transgenders.

Despite the criticism, over 3 million people viewed a YouTube video of his monologue over the weekend.
 

What is Asperger's syndrome?

Asperger's syndrome -- also known as high-functioning autism -- is a developmental disability that affects many people in many different ways. In fact, many adults with Asperger's are never diagnosed.

Some adults are only diagnosed with Asperger's when their symptoms interfere with their personal and work relationships.

"People with Asperger syndrome see, hear and feel the world differently to other people," according to the British National Autistic Society.

"Look, I know I sometimes say or post strange things, but that's just how my brain works," Musk said during the SNL episode.

High functioning autism (HFA) generally refers to autistic people who have significantly developed language and independent living skills. They may seem normal because they tend to be highly intelligent, very successful in life, or have a special talent that sets then apart from others.

However, as children they are obsessed with a particular subject or activity, and become upset when that activity is interrupted.

Doctors and parents miss the signs and symptoms of HFA in childhood because the child seems normal except for their obsession with a particular subject or activity. Many HFA children channel their obsessions into successful careers.

Those with Asperger's may also find it difficult to express their feelings, but can be more empathetic or emotionally aware than non-autistic people.

Autism is diagnosed in toddlers and adolescents who have difficulty with interpersonal and communications skills.

Starting in the 1990s, milder forms of autism were recognized in adults, including high-functioning autism.
 

Signs and Symptoms of High-Functioning Autism

Below are some of the signs and symptoms of high-functioning autism (this is not a complete list).

1. Socially awkward

2. Hyper sensitive to bright lights or certain noises (loud music)

3. Depression or anxiety

4. Repetitive actions or behaviors

5. Easily upset when a task is interrupted in the middle

6. Can't handle even minor changes

7. Prefer to be alone

8. Mood swings

9. 70% surveyed say they are LGBT+

10. Repeats words or phrases during conversations

11. Intensely focused on specific interests (gaming, social media, etc.)

12. Have a talent or gift (art, music, writing, etc.)

13. Have a tough time interacting with others

14. Have trouble maintaining eye contact

15. Staring disorder
You sometimes stare without realizing it (until someone tells you or reacts negatively)
 

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Snoop Dogg asked for prayers for his mother, Beverly Tate, in an Instagram post on Friday. The 49-year-old rapper shared a photo of his mother along with the caption: "I need all my prayer warriors for momma right now please and thank you."

Snoop, real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., didn't share details about his mother's health status.

In another post, he wrote "Mama thank u for having me could of gave me up but u raised a family."

Snoop credited his mother for his apology to Gayle King after he dissed her over questions she asked about the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

In a video on social media, Snoop said, "Respect the family and back off, bitch, before we come get you."

"She didn't say I was wrong," Snoop said of his mother. "She just said, 'You know I raised you better than that. You're a representation of us. Every woman that ever crossed your life, you're a representation of that' – so I got it," Snoop recalled during his appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk."

In a Mother's Day video last May, Snoop expressed his love and devotion for his mother.

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Maskless Instagram model Sydney Chase was spotted leaving BOA Steakhouse after dining with her gal pals amid Tristan Thompson cheating claims. Tristan sent a cease-and-desist to the podcast outlet that first aired Sydney's scandalous claims. The CDC issued new guidance last week for fully vaccinated individuals.

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Sydney had something to say about Tristan's cease-and-desist when she ran into the paparazzi outside the restaurant. "I'm telling the truth, and that's all that matters," she said defiantly. Sydney also mentioned she doesn't have beef with Khloe. Video shot by HEDO / BACKGRID.


 

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Former "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" star Joseline Hernandez is among the celebrities who removed their face masks and face coverings after the CDC issued new Covid-19 guidance last week. The fierce reality TV personality showed off her killer curves and toned abs as she stepped out to dinner at Catch LA in West Hollywood.

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Justin Bieber, dressed in a oversized red sweater and no mask, was spotted stepping out with wifey Hailey Bieber, who is dressed to the nines with no mask after date night at Craig's.

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Madonna and her 26-year-old boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams attended her son David Banda's soccer game. The eccentric hit-maker and her beau went maskless -- as did David and his siblings, twins Stelle and Estere, and their 15-year-old sister Mercy James.

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Supermodel Kendall Jenner showcased her toned model frame as she was spotted arriving maskless for dinner at Nobu.

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Kendall's father, California gubernatorial hopeful Caitlyn Jenner was spotted dining with a businessman at a Starbucks in Malibu. The budding politician wore a floral skirt with a black top and no face mask.

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Madonna and her 26-year-old boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams walked hand-in-hand at her son David Banda's soccer game in Los Angeles.

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The 62-year-old pop singer played soccer mom as she and Ahlamalik cheered on 15-year-old David from the sidelines. David is pictured at right, wearing a backpack and Adidas flip flops.

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Also in attendance were Madonna's 8-year-old twin girls Stelle and Estere, and 15-year-old daughter Mercy James.

Madonna is a hands on mom who adores her children. She was seen hugging each child after the soccer game, as they walked to their chauffeured car.

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Madonna wore cream pants, a cream vest, a paint-splattered hat and shades. While Williams kept things casual in matching denim jeans and an oversized denim jacket.

The "Material Girl" celebrated Ahlamalik's birthday last week with a touching post on social media. "Happy Birthday My Love... Thank you for opening my eyes. How can I explain how I feel? Let's get Unconscious," she wrote.

Ahlamalik and Madonna recently moved into rapper The Weeknd's Hidden Hills mansion that she purchased for $19.3 million last month.

The 12,500 sq. ft. contemporary farmhouse with nine bedrooms and eleven baths sits on three acres, and boasts a fitness studio, spa room, a home theater and a basketball court for the children.

Watch video of Madonna's family outing below.
 


 

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Wanya Morris is not having any disrespect from Kandi Burruss. According to ATLien of StraightfromtheA.com, Kandi appeared on Instagram Live with R&B legend Eddie Levert and one of Gerald Levert's daughters.

If you recall, Kandi was romantically involved with the late, great singer, Gerald.

During the livestream, Eddie asked Kandi to discuss the worst experience she has ever had working with other artists.

Kandi (pictured below with daughter Blaze) named Boyz II Men as a particularly "bad experience" she had in the recording studio.

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When asked for details, Kandi laughed and said, "We fell out after that. It was an issue. I don't think I've ever been disrespected like that before in a studio in my life!"

Kandi said she has moved past the difficulties they had in the studio. But Wanya was not pleased that Kandi dug up old dirt about his former group.

He spilled the tea -- and it's easy to see why Kandi didn't want to discuss it.

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Wanya, pictured center with Nathan Morris (left) and Shawn Stockman (right), said he worked on a song with Kandi, and her then-boyfriend, music producer Shakespeare.

After they completed the song, Kandi demanded to discuss her "splits" of the songwriting credits right then and there.

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That's not how we work, said Wanya (left), who added, "I have nothing bad to say about Kandi. It's just we work differently."

At first, Wanya was cordial, but then he said, "Personally, I could take her or leave her." He then disparaged Kandi's entire songwriting career by suggesting she was blacklisted in the industry.

"After TLC and Boyz II Men and a couple of other people -- she hasn't worked since, right? Music wise?"

Watch ATLien's video with all the juicy details below.
 

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The Internet is buzzing about Joseline Hernandez grilling Wendy Williams for overlooking the many accomplishments of Latina women.

Joseline was the celebrity guest on Wendy's episode which aired on Wednesday, April 28.

"I'm an accomplished woman," said Joseline, "and I feel like every time I come on your show, you don't give me those flowers now... You're 35 years my senior. I should get those flowers by you. I should feel wanted by people like you."

Wendy was annoyed by Joseline's line about her being 35 years older.

"Ouch. Shame!," said Wendy, who added that, as a woman, she feels undervalued at the end of the day.

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Joseline also touched on Wendy's scandalous divorce from Kevin Hunter that nearly derailed her career.

"You have to do better. You're not even in an abusive relationship anymore. You don't deal with that man anymore. You should be in a better place. And when people come on your show -- especially Black culture -- you should be nicer to us, the ladies, you should respect us, you should give us our flowers while we're here, and you should tell us how proud you are of what we've done in the streets."

Wendy repeatedly distracted Joseline from her speech by asking to see her shoes. "Well I'm not proud of all [women]," said Wendy. "And what I've been through makes me even harder on young women. Like you can do better. Now can we get back to the show at hand? Let me see your shoes."

Watch the explosive exchange below.
 

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Steve Harvey went viral on Twitter and Instagram after old video resurfaced on Tuesday, April 27.

In a previous interview, Harvey, 64, discussed why he only has male friends. Harvey, who married his third wife, Marjorie, in 2007, said he has no female friends because he is "incapable" of that.

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"All of my friends are men. I don't have female friends, I don't. I'm incapable of that. I don't really have female friends. Let's get rid of this myth right here..."

Harvey explained that it's impossible for men and women to be just friends -- especially if she's attractive.

"You're an attractive woman. There are some guys somewhere saying 'We're friends.' No, that's not true. He's your friend only because you have made it absolutely clear that nothing else is happening except this friendship we have."

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Harvey said men who are friend-zoned by women are simply waiting for their opening to pounce.

"We remain your friends in hopes that one day there'll be a crack in the door, a chink in the armor, and trust and believe that guy that you think is just your buddy -- he will slide in that crack the moment he gets the opportunity cause we're guys."

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He added, "99.9 percent of us think that way. And you tell this to a woman and it just blows her back... You have male friends because they know it can be nothing else right now."

Naturally, women can't bear to hear the truth. They don't want to hear that they are basically sex objects to men.