Truth To Power: Unjustly Fired Orlando Jones Says He And Gabrielle Union In The Same Boat [Video]

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Orlando Jones Voices Criticism Of Same Company As Gabrielle Union

Orlando Jones was recently fired from Starz show American Gods under extremely dubious circumstances. Jones’ character, Mr. Nancy, had become a fan favorite for the way he laid down scathing monologues about Black people and the way America has viewed us since the days of slavery.

Jones says things got very awkward on the set when Jones took issue with certain things that were happening and spoke up about. Namely, the way the other characters of color were portrayed. Jones says eventually he ended up writing not only his own parts, but also parts for other minority characters.

Orlando recently appeared on TMZ Live to explain the situation and call out the American God‘s production company, Fremantle Media, the same exact company that Gabrielle Union complained about during her time on America’s Got Talent. No shock that Black folks would have serious issues with “America”.

We proudly stand with Gabrielle Union and Orlando Jones in their fight against oppressive soup cookies.

Here’s What Happened When Saweetie Met Beyoncé At #Diddy50

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Saweetie Met Beyoncé & Shattered Twitter

Everyone should know Queen Bey is the celebrity of celebrities who posed for stunning pics with a GEEKED Saweetie and Kelly Rowland at Diddy’s extravagant birthday bash in a super cute moment that sent Twitter into a starry-eyed frenzy.

Peep the Twitter hysteria over Saweetie meeting Beyonce on the flip.

MESS ALERT: Funniest, Wildest & Pettiest Reactions To The #LHHNY Season 10 Premiere

Hilarious Tweets From #LHHNY Premiere

Ah yes, the OG Love & Hip-Hop originator returned with some familiar faces and a fresh batch of MESS that made the star-studded SEASON 10 premiere MUST-SEE Monday night TV across social media.

Everyone’s faves (Cyn, Budden, Tahiry, Erica Mena & Safaree, Jim & Chrissy and Yandy) were back at it again with updated shenanigans ranging from bitter breakups, marriage squabbles, foreclosure, ex on ex crime and much (MUCH) more that fueled hilarious chaos across Reality Twitter.

Peep the funniest, wildest and pettiest tweets from the #LHHNY premiere on the flip.

Jay Ellis Feels The Need For Speed In Thrilling “Top Gun: Maverick” Trailer

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“Top Gun: Maverick” Trailer

“Top Gun” is so iconic and Tom Cruise-y and cool that we’re not quite sure why a sequel was necessary but it’s on the way with a slick new trailer that actually looks pretty darn amazing:

“Top Gun: Maverick” soars into theaters June 26, 2020.

Here’s What Happened When Summer Walker’s Label Gifted Her A 2020 G-Wagon

LVRN Gifts Summer Walker With 2020 G-Wagon

It’s been quite the amazing/stressful year for polarizing R&B sensation Summer Walker who battled social anxiety, armies of haters and questionable promoters while collecting checks, platinum plaques and a brand new 2020 G-Wagon Benz truck courtesy of her label LVRN/boo thang London On Da Track who surprised her with the luxury vehicle just in time for Christmas.

If you’ve been following along, you know Summer is adorably strange which made the heart-warming moment that more special.

Hit the flip to check out Summer’s brand new 2020 Benz truck and, of course, the reactions across Twitter.

Twist Ya Fangaz: Army Cadet Caught Throwing Up “White Power” Hand Sign On Live Television

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Cadet Seen Putting Up “White Power” Hand Gesture At Army-Navy Game

Even amongst the ranks of men and women who are supposed to personify honor, respect, and dignity, there are still raging racists ready to violate their “brothers and sisters”.

This weekend marked the 120th Army vs. Navy college football game. During an ESPN hit with anchor Rece Davis, an Army cadet was seen throwing up the “white power” symbol that has become the source of much outrage in the era of Trump.

The gesture was NO low key. Social media picked up on it almost immediately and the viral video began making its rounds. According to USAToday, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy have both launched an investigation into the students involved.

There is another narrative about this hand signal that goes as follows:

The gesture, though, is also used in the so-called Circle Game. In it, a person holds an upside-down OK sign below his or her waist. If someone notices, the person making the symbol is able to punch the person who notices it in the shoulder.

The Anti-Defamation League in September added the OK symbol as a gesture of hate.

If this is determined to be an exercise in white supremacy then there should be hell to pay. Not only for making the guestre in the first place but to do so on national television while standing next to Black cadets is PEAK soup cookie behavior.

We’ll have more details about this as they become available.

Russell Simmons Addresses Former “Friend” Oprah Making A Movie About His Alleged #MeToo Moments

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Russell Simmons And 50 Cent Call Out Oprah For Exposing Black Men Accused Of Sexual Assault

Big… Bali… Balls… On Friday Russell Simmons took to Instagram to directly address Oprah Winfrey over a documentary she’s currently working on that will shine a light on sexual assault and harassment in the music business. Being that he’s one of the men who has been accused of more misdeeds that anyone else that we know of in that community, we’re not at all shocked that Simmons is concerned.

In a lengthy caption Simmons writes:

Dearest OPRAH,you have been a shining light to my family and my community. Contributing so much to my life that I couldn’t list a fraction of it in this blog.Ihave given you the gift of meditation and the groundbreaking book”THE POWER OF NOW “we bonded to say the least. This is why it’s so troubling that you choose me to single out in your recent documentry [sic]. I have already admitted to being a playboy more (appropriately titled today “womanizer”) sleeping with and putting myself in more compromising situations than almost any man I know. Not 8 or 14 thousand like Warren Beatty or Wilt Chamberlain, but still an embarrassing number. So many that some could reinterpret or reimagine a different recollection of the same experiences. Please note that ur producers said that this upcoming doc was to focus ONLY on 3 hand chosen women. I have refused to get in the mud with any accusers, but let’s acknowledge what i have shared. I have taken and passed nine 3-hour lie detector tests (taken for my daughters), that these stories have been passed on by CNN, NBC, BUZZFEED, NY POST, NY MAG, AND OTHERS. Now that you have reviewed the facts and you SHOULD have learned what I know; that these stories are UNUSABLE and that “hurt people hurt people”. Today I received a call from an old girlfriend from the early 1980s which means that they are using my words/evidence against me and their COMMITMENT/ (all of the claims are 25 to 40 years old) It is impossible to prove what happened 40 years ago, but in my case proof exists of what didn’t happen, mostly signed letters from their own parents, siblings, roommates, band members, interns, and in the case of 2 of your 3 accusers,their own words in their books. Shocking how many people have misused this important powerful revolution for relevance and money. Maybe you should name your documentary “FLAVOR OF LOVE”!? In closing, I am guilty of exploiting, supporting, and making the soundtrack for a grossly unequal society, but i have never been violent or forced myself on anyone. Still I am here to help support a necessary shift in power and consciousness. Let us get to work on uplifting humanity and put this moment and old narrative behind us.

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Dearest OPRAH,you have been a shining light to my family and my community. Contributing so much to my life that I couldn’t list a fraction of it in this blog.Ihave given you the gift of meditation and the groundbreaking book”THE POWER OF NOW “we bonded to say the least. This is why it’s so troubling that you choose me to single out in your recent documentry. I have already admitted to being a playboy more (appropriately titled today “womanizer”) sleeping with and putting myself in more compromising situations than almost any man I know. Not 8 or 14 thousand like Warren Beatty or Wilt Chamberlain, but still an embarrassing number. So many that some could reinterpret or reimagine a different recollection of the same experiences. Please note that ur producers said that this upcoming doc was to focus ONLY on 3 hand chosen women. I have refused to get in the mud with any accusers, but let’s acknowledge what i have shared. I have taken and passed nine 3-hour lie detector tests (taken for my daughters), that these stories have been passed on by CNN, NBC, BUZZFEED, NY POST, NY MAG, AND OTHERS. Now that you have reviewed the facts and you SHOULD have learned what I know; that these stories are UNUSABLE and that “hurt people hurt people”. Today I received a call from an old girlfriend from the early 1980s which means that they are using my words/evidence against me and their COMMITMENT/ (all of the claims are 25 to 40 years old) It is impossible to prove what happened 40 years ago, but in my case proof exists of what didn’t happen, mostly signed letters from their own parents, siblings, roommates, band members, interns, and in the case of 2 of your 3 accusers,their own words in their books. Shocking how many people have misused this important powerful revolution for relevance and money. Maybe you should name your documentary “FLAVOR OF LOVE”!? In closing, I am guilty of exploiting, supporting, and making the soundtrack for a grossly unequal society, but i have never been violent or forced myself on anyone. Still I am here to help support a necessary shift in power and consciousness. Let us get to work on uplifting humanity and put this moment and old narrative behind us

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Do you think he makes a good case for himself or would he have been better off trying to address Oprah privately? Also, for most women does it put you anymore at ease that Simmons admits to being a womanizer but claims his innocence has been proven via lie detector test and other people’s word? How about his concept that he wants to help “support a necessary shift” but within the same paragraph mentions putting an “old narrative” behind us?

It’s kind of hard to see how you can tell people to believe women in one breath and in the next you accuse them of wanting to make money and gain relevance. WHO would want to be relevant by being known as a rape victim? That argument makes no sense at all.

We also thought it was interesting that Simmons wants credit from Oprah for giving her Eckhart Tolle’s book. We found this clip of him insisting he put her onto Tolle:

SMH. Gotta love people who do nice things, then insist on recognition. Sheesh.

And Russell isn’t the only one pointing fingers at Oprah. 50 Cent also apparently takes issue with her “going after black men”.

🤦‍♂️I don’t understand why Oprah is going after black men. No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal jackson and Russell Simmons this shit is sad. Gale hit R Kelly with the death blow documentary. Every time I hear Micheal jackson I don’t know whether to dance or think about the little boys butts.These documentary’s are publicly convicting their targets, it makes them guilty till proven innocent.

How about the color of the men doesn’t matter?

Funniest (And Pettiest) Tweets From Diddy’s 50th Bday Bash

Hilarious Tweets From Diddy’s 50th Bday Bash

Everyone’s still buzzing over Diddy’s lavish 50th birthday bash that brought out all our fave celebs–literally EVERYBODY–in a truly momentous occasion that gave us a hilariously awkward Kanye & Hov “reunion,” viral phone-snatch moment and glossy new pics of the richest Black A-listers in one room.

Peep the funniest (and pettiest) tweets from Diddy’s 50th bday bash on the flip.

N***** In Crisis: Pettiest Reactions To Kanye & Jay Z’s Awkward “Reunion” At Diddy’s 50th Bday Bash

Kanye & Jay Reunite At Diddy’s Party, Stir Up Chitter-Chatter

Well, it (finally) happened: ex-BFFs Kanye and Jay Z reunited (well, kinda) at Diddy’s lavish 50th birthday bash in a hilariously awkward yet encouraging moment for the culture that overshadowed the star-studded occasion.

At first glance, things appeared to be cool between the once inseparable titans until awkward pics surfaced online and fueled yet another petty party across the internet.

Peep the pettiest reactions to Ye & Jay’s “reunion” on the flip.

Here’s What Happened When Cardi Gave Offset $500,000 Bodak Bucks For His Birthday

Cardi Gifts Offset $500,000 & Blows Up Twitter

Some wise person once said ‘money can’t buy happiness’ and we’re here to tell you that’s a damn lie. No, seriously, IT IS and certainly doesn’t apply to Offset who was GEEKED when his wife Cardi gifted him $500,000 for his birthday in a next-level rich bish flex that sparked hilarious hysteria across Twitter.

Peep the Twitter hysteria over Cardi’s birthday splurge on the flip.

Here’s What Happened When Nicki Minaj Popped Up At Billboard’s Women in Music

Nicki Minaj Pops Up At Billboard’s Women In Music

Last night’s somewhat star-studded Billboard Music In Women celebration was a very white and classy affair that honored Nicki Minaj with the Game Changer Award in a heart-warming moment that overshadowed her toxic shenanigans while giving her deprived stans something to cheer for this holiday season.

Peep the Twitter hysteria over Lizzo’s ‘Entertainer of the Year’ crown on the flip.

I (Dont) Remember: Keyshia Cole Grills Frankie About Her Biological Father’s Identity, Frankie Fades The Facts [Video]

Keyshia Cole Wants Answers About Her Real Father

It’s been over a decade since Keyshia Cole let the world into her life and deep-rooted issues between herself, her mom Frankie and the rest of the clan with her BET show Just Like You. Almost 12 years later, and the soul crooner is still trying to get answers to questions she’s had since she was a young girl — like who her biological father is.

Keyshia and Frankie recently appeared on FOX Soul to discuss the current state of their relationship, and more importantly the relationship (, or lack thereof, between Keyshia and her father. You may recall that back in 2017, the singer took to Instagram to reveal that she had found her biological father — a man name Virgil Hunter. But according to Frankie, Keyshia’s real dad was an Italian bar owner that she met while prostituting  back in the day.

“I met him prostituting. I never told [Keyshia] that. He went to his grave trying to get me to stop doing prostitution. I found out from another he died from another prostitute, who also passed away. She said he died of alcoholism. He had cirrhosis of the liver. “

Unfortunately, Keyshia still didn’t get the full answers she was looking for, but at least her relationship with Frankie is in a better place. Check out the full interview above.