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Selah Marley Details Traumatic Childhood on Instagram, Likens Lauryn Hill Whoopings To “Slavery Sh*t” 

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Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley’s questionable parenting skills have been making waves across social media after their daughter, Selah Marley, publicly shared details about her traumatic childhood on Instagram Live.

Madamenoire captured shocking takeaways from the now-deleted post; one cited Selah describing Hill as frequently absent throughout her and her sibling’s childhood. When she was around, the singer would allegedly give severe spankings, either by belt or switch, comparable to “slavery sh*t.”  She would also threaten the children with more lashings if they didn’t “fix” their faces.

“She would spank us to no avail,” Selah said. “She was just very angry. So, so, so, so, so, so angry. She was literally not easy to talk to and then half the time we didn’t live with her. I lived with my grandparents half the time… It’s crazy, I’m playing this trauma back in my head as I speak to you.”

She explained that her mom would order one of the kids to get a belt and then hold both hands up so they were hanging, “as she beat us. Literally, just like that.”

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Selah continued to profile her mother as a celebrity under constant public scrutiny who privately struggled to co-parent with her father, entrepreneur Rohan Marley. The bickering between the two left no peace within their household.  The disciplines ended after she turned 10, alluding to Hill possibly discovering growth and peace in her own life. “She’s actually changed,” she confessed. “I’m really proud of her.”   

Rohan caught some smoke, too. She described him as an absentee parent who left a void so deep she often sought boyfriends to fill them. 

“I came to the conclusion of how much of my life I’ve f*cked up and how much of me is f*cked up simply because my dad just wasn’t around. And there’s just a void where there should be a person. And it’s honestly really hard. Like it’s so hard day in and day out. And I feel like this is common in the Black community—not even that I just feel like the things I’ve done because of the trauma, like the deep trauma,” the 21-year-old model shared.

Selah admits to possibly developing a split personality disorder due to his absence and has unsuccessfully sought therapy to work through the pain. 

Rohan released a statement in response to his daughter’s criticism apologizing for his lack of presence in her life.

Via Hollywoodlife:

“I love her very much and do apologize for any contributions I may have added by arguing in front of her as a child,” he continued in the statement. “I’ve grown as a man, a spiritual being and a father. I am constantly growing and will teach my children to always take the higher road in any disagreements.  I will be there for her no matter how many hours, days, months or years it will take. I will be the best Dad that I can be. One Love.” 

Lil Yachty & Future “Pardon Me,” Slim 400 “One By One” & More | Daily Visuals 8.12.20 

Future’s only a few months removed from releasing his latest project, High Off Life, and though most artists would take this time to promote their own work, Future’s out here helping the next generation get some shine and sharing the spotlight that’s on his celebrity.

This time around the ATLien links up with Lil Yachty for the visuals to “Pardon Me” where they floss all kinds of paper, ice, automobiles and stunt in front of a VHS quality camera. They must’ve blew the entire budget on shining and ain’t have nothing left for a modern camera (we joking).

Back in LA, Slim 400 keeps his energy in the streets and in his black-and-white visuals to “One By One” walks through his hood showing his peoples love while the red flags stand out to let everyone know what he’s repping.

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Brandy, Gunna featuring Yak Gotti, and more.

LIL YACHTY & FUTURE – “PARDON ME”

SLIM 400 – “ONE BY ONE”

BRANDY – “BORDERLINE”

GUNNA FT. YAK GOTTI – “WUNNA FLO”

SA- ROC – “DELIVERANCE”

SKIPPA DA FLIPPA – “BACK DOOR”

LIL KEED – “HERE”

Op Alert: Kanye West Says He Misses Jay-Z, Kris Jenner Has Good Musical Taste 

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Kanye West’s social media often gives the world some insight on what is on his mind. Apparently, he is reminiscing on some of his best years.

As spotted on TMZ the Chicago native’s stream of thought took over his Twitter account on August 11 and the day after.  On Monday he randomly revealed that his very famous and very wealthy mother in law Kris Jenner makes him mixes.  “My mother in law Kris Jenner … makes the best music playlist” he wrote. The caption took a lot of people by surprise considering that he was just slandering her a couple of weeks ago by alleging she put out Kim Kardashian and Ray-J’s infamous love tape.

Yeezy also admitted that while he and his big brother aren’t as cordial as they were once before, he still longs for his friendship. He shared an iconic photo of he and Jay-Z performing at the MTV Awards with a caption that read “Miss my bro … real talk”.

The two were thick as thieves during their Watch The Throne run but apparently went their separate ways when Jay-Z and Beyoncé did not attend Kanye and Kim’s wedding in 2014. Carter has since revealed there is no ill will between the two. They were last seen together at Diddy’s 50th birthday party in November 2019.

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‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’ Is Getting Reboot With A Dramatic Twist 

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The Fresh Prince is coming back to TV, but with a completely new spin.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is returning to television but instead of being a sitcom, the new series will be a drama based on a viral fan-made reimagining created by Morgan Cooper.

Will Smith reportedly loved the idea so much that he and Cooper are teaming to adapt the latter’s dramatic reimagining of the former’s beloved NBC comedy The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, with the reboot titled, Bel-Air.

Described as a dramatic take on the beloved ’90s comedy that catapulted Smith to stardom, Bel-Air will dive deeper into the inherent conflicts, emotions, and biases of what it means to be a Black man in America today, while still delivering the swagger and fun nods to the original show.

During an interview with Will Smith regarding his trailer for the show, Cooper revealed that his idea for the reboot came after

THR also reports that the new show “has been in the works for more than a year,” before noting that the original producers’ Smith, Quincy Jones, and Benny Medina all are returning for the reboot, as well as creators Andy and Susan Borowitz. Cooper will co-write the script with Chris Collins, direct and be credited as an executive producer.

The original Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ran from 1990-1996 on NBC and was produced by Jones, Warner Bros. TV, and what became Universal Television. Smith starred alongside James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Karyn Parsons, Tatyana M. Ali, Joseph Marcell, and Janet Hubert-Whitten/Daphne Maxwell Reid. Smith has remained close with the cast and recently reunited with everyone on Snapchat.

While casting in the series has yet to be announced, the series is currently being shopped around to streaming companies.

Check out Morgan Cooper’s trailer for Bel-Air below.

Maya Rudolph Prepares To Bring Kamala Harris Back To ‘Saturday Night Live’ 

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Now that Kamala Harris is officially on the Presidential ticket with Joe Biden, fan favorite SNL alumni Maya Randolph is itching at the opportunity to reprise her rendering of the California senator for the fall season.

According to Entertainment Weekly the Emmy nominated actress was thrilled to learn that Kamala Harris was chosen to run alongside Joe Biden for President of The United States and told EW “That’s spicy” during a panel discussion with EW and other Emmy nominees. The news broke while the panel discussion was underway which led Randolph to blurt out “Oh sh*t” knowing she’d have her hands full come the Fall season of Saturday Night Live.

“Somebody’s gonna be very busy now,” Wanda Sykes teased, alluding to Rudolph’s return to SNL. “Ruh-roh,” Rudolph responded, before going on to address the likelihood that she’ll reprise her turn as Harris.

“I love going to the show. Any excuse I can get, I love. I just didn’t really anticipate traveling during a pandemic, but if there’s anyone that can work it out I’m sure Lorne [Michaels] has some sort of invisible helicopter that can get me there,” she joked.

Truth be told she slayed as Kamala Harris in the few skits she made as the Democratic senator and now that Harris is going to be making the campaign rounds you can expect Rudolph to give everyone a weekly dose of Kamala comedy.

Rudolph continued to express her shock and delight, especially the joy of being Emmy nominated for her work as Harris, saying, “I’m as surprised as you are, guys. That’s spicy.”

“I don’t know that I’m ready to go right this minute, but it’s so nice to have this nomination be associated with the show because it’s my true love.”

We. Can’t. Wait.

Check out Maya Rudolph’s past skits as Kamala Harris below and let us know if you’re more excited about Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s VP or Maya Rudolph’s new weekly gig on SNL.

 

 

Keyshia Cole Confirms 2Pac Wanted To Leave Death Row Records [Video] 

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While we have been afforded several documentaries and a biopic film it seems we have yet to get the entire 2Pac story. One west coast songstress has just added another curve ball regarding his plans.

As spotted on Hype Beast Keyshia Cole was a recent guest on The Fat Joe Show. While the two discussed a variety of topics it was her recanting her experiences with Death Row Records while 2Pac was still alive that left people wanting more. According to her she did know the “All Eyez On Me” rapper personally and traveled with him on the day he was murdered in Las Vegas.

Cole alleges that Shakur regularly confided in her and even revealed to her his plans to live the infamous record company. “He wanted to sign me to Quincy [Jones] when he was with Kidada, Quincy’s daughter, and he was gonna leave Death Row and go to sign with Quincy. He wanted me to go over there because he said that Death Row was not the place for kids,” she said. ”[I was] 15. He died when I was 16. Right when my birthday was coming around, I just remember getting earrings in the mail from Death Row Records but Suge, of course, was already in jail.”

The “I Remember” singer went on to add more detail to the behind the scenes. “My mom literally came and got us from Suge’s house because everybody got shot that night. My brother and [Pac] used to rap together in The Outlawz. We all drove to Vegas from LA. Pac was in the car with Kidada. Suge was in they car. My brother was in they car. We was in our car. We were kids though. He just didn’t like that, you know what I mean? It was just, like, a lot of drama around that time.”

You can watch the clip below.

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Nick Cannon Reportedly Set To Sue ViacomCBS Over ‘Wild ‘n Out’ Rights 

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Nick Cannon might have lost out on a lucrative partnership with ViacomCBS over antisemitic comments that he’s since apologized for, but he’s not letting go of all his cash cows. in a new report, the entertainer and producer is said to be suing his former partners for $1.5 billion over the rights to Wild ‘n Out.

As exclusively reported by The Shade Room, Cannon, 39, has been in partnership with ViacomCBS since 2015 in bringing Wild ‘n Out to the masses and has estimated with his team the value of the program.

From The Shade Room:

“It is just that simple, ‘Wild’N Out belongs to Nick!,” his team says in an exclusive statement. “The show was created by Nick Cannon with his idea and original thought. Wild’N Out has brought billions of dollars in revenue to Viacom since 2015. And Nick deserves and has earned everything it is worth.”

From the platforms he provides for other entertainers, the jobs he creates for black youth, the time he gives to mentoring incarcerated men and women, to the money he gives back and puts into communities…

A direct link to the article seems to have been moved from TSR’s site for reasons unknown to us. However, if this holds true, this would amount to a strong countermove from Cannon and would put him in the driver’s seat to move the program to what is surely a bevy of suitors willing to take a chance on a proven brand.

In the wake of Cannon’s firing, Sean “Diddy” Combs extended an invite to the REVOLT channels, so stay tuned for more developments.

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#TSRExclusive: #NickCannon has been the face of #WildNOut since its conception, and now that #Viacom has chosen to terminate its relationship with him, Nick is taking legal action to take back his show! _____________________________________ #ViacomCBS decided to sever ties with Nick following his statements regarding the Jewish community, which many have deemed as controversial, and we have just learned that Nick plans to sue the company for $1.5 billion. _____________________________________ "It is just that simple, 'Wild'N Out belongs to Nick!," his team says in an exclusive statement. "The show was created by Nick Cannon with his idea and original thought. Wild'N Out has brought billions of dollars in revenue to Viacom since 2015. And Nick deserves and has earned everything it is worth." _____________________________________ "From the platforms he provides for other entertainers, the jobs he creates for black youth, the time he gives to mentoring incarcerated men and women, to the money he gives back and puts into communities, homelessness, and people less—click the link in our bio to read more! (📸: @gettyimages)

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Snoop Dogg Wants To Invest In Atlantic City 

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Snoop Dogg is a proud West Coast representative, but he’s looking to invest on the East Side. The “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper has revealed plans to invest in Atlantic City, NJ.

The Long Beach, CA native recently revealed his intentions to Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small.

“I’m coming to the state, I’m coming to the city, I’m looking to invest in some real estate, do some big things,” said Snoop on a Facetime call with Mayor Small.

The call, which was shared on Facebook (see below), was finessed by a local New Jersey real estate investor Cesar Pina of Flipping, NJ per BreakingAC.

“Today I had a chance to promote Atlantic City, business opportunities in my city, promote the culture & Rap game in my city to my favorite rapper of all-Time Snoop Dogg,” wrote Small in his Facebook post about the call. “With his permission I screen recorded the convo but it didn’t get audio…you heard the legend himself…he’s coming to Atlantic City, we are going to make it happen.”

Atlantic City was flourishing after years of decline until the Coronavirus pandemic. Out of concerns for safety of its residents and travelers, all of the shore town’s casinos were shuttered on the orders of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on March 16. The casinos were eventually allowed to re-open just before July 4th weekend, over three months later but at 25% capacity while indoor dining (you can get takeout) is prohibited.

All of the casinos including The Borgata, Tropicana, Hard Rock Casino and Ocean Casino have re-opened but it will take a while before gamblers and vacationers come back to previous levels since the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing. Atlantic City is also much more than casinos with politicians like Small pushing for investment in the city beyond its Boardwalk attractions.

But another motivator that Snopp Dogg made sure to point on in his call was the legalization of marijuana, which is on the Nov. 3 ballot. Gov. Murphy has said he is for the measure, recently citing it would help deal with financial woes due to the coronavirus.

“You know it, and when y’all legalize, I will definitely be there to cut the ribbon,” said Snoop Dogg.

 

 

 

Kanye West Met With Jared Kushner In Kolorado, Has Secured 2% of Black Vote 

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Kanye West is on the wrong side of history. The outspoken yet whole underinformed multihyphenate with classic Hip-Hop albums under his belt reportedly met with Donald Trump emissary Jared Kushner.

At face value this would be perplexing considering Kanye West is running for President of the United States, which is ridiculously unlikely of ever occurring. However, Yeezy has already gone on the record to say that he is campaigning in order to hurt the prospects of presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who just tapped Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate.

The New York Times reports that Kushner, a senior advisor in the Trump administration, met with West privately in Colorado while he was in town with his wife, Ivanka Trump. West was reportedly camping in Colorado with his family, but source says Kim Kardashian did not accompany him to the meeting.

West dropped dime about the meeting on Tuesday (August 11) via Twitter, of course. “I’m willing to do a live interview with the New York Time about my meeting with Jared where we discussed Dr Claude Anderson’s book Powernomics,” he tweeted last night.

No word on what they discussed, but we’re going to guess it was about helping a racist and sexist President somehow get a second term despite 165,000 plus deaths via COVID-19, a wrecked economy and general mayhem hanging on his neck. Just saying.

As for the West 2020 Vision campaign, he’s been struggling getting his names on ballots. Recently, he was rejected from the Illinois ballot because of thousands of suspect signatures. Also, a recent Politico poll has Kanye West securing just 2% of the Black vote.

The jig, it’s sky-high.

Under Armour To Give Steph Curry His Own Brand 

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Steph Curry‘s Under Armour sneakers might not exactly be as successful as the Air Jordan’s under the Nike umbrella (though they actually move tons of pairs), but that isn’t keeping him from making GOAT-ish moves at his sneaker brand.

Letsgowarriors is reporting that the Maryland-based sneaker company has decided to bless the Golden State Warrior’s superstar point guard with his own brand under through their company a la Michael Jordan. A “sneakerhead” source in China informed the reporter that Steph was on the cusp of debuting his own brand under the UA umbrella and could be coming sooner than you think.

His new “Curry8 Flow” is supposed to drop sometime in the Fall. I have heard both August and September as possible release time frames, so I don’t have strong intel on that.

This news, then, updates the previous report of a “re-branding” into what really amounts to a new brand launch, which includes the new logo we previously reported. Obviously, that new logo will be akin to what the Jumpman logo is to Jordan Brand, and different or separate than the Nike brand. In other words, Under Armour’s “UA” logo will no longer appear on any forthcoming Curry signature shoes.

Well, Steph’s definitely earned it. That’s for sure. Especially after all the slander he caught for his “Seinfeld” 2’s that dropped a few years ago.

It should be interesting to see what Under Armour debuts under Steph’s new brand come next season but whatever it looks like best believe Nike will still be kicking themselves in the ass for having one of their representatives refer to Steph as Steven. He more than likely wouldn’t have gotten his own brand under Nike though. Just sayin.’